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  • 1.  Survey scale of social energy / fun / quality interactions / social flow?

    Posted 11-24-2021 12:43

    I am looking for a survey scale capturing "social energy" in some sense. Here are some ways the concept is described:

    • The magic that happens when people interact. Atmosphere. The vibe.
    • Being on the same wavelength as the team
    • Connection
    • Belonging
    • Build on top of each others reasoning. Back and forth. 1+1=3!
    • Feeling appreciated and valued
    • Being able to leverage each others knowledge and skills
    • Brainstorming
    • Bouncing ideas off each other
    Do you have a suggestion for me what already existing, validated scales we could use? 

    Big thanks in advance!

    Gisela Bäcklander, PhD
    Postdoctoral researcher
    Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics (LIME)
    Karolinska Institutet
    SE-171 77 Stockholm | Tomtebodavägen 18 A | Widerströmska Huset, 4th floor
    gisela.backlander@ki.se | ki.se
    Karolinska Institutet – a medical university

  • 2.  RE: Survey scale of social energy / fun / quality interactions / social flow?

    Posted 11-27-2021 23:16
    Hi Gisela,

    Jef van den Hout and I developed the Team Flow Monitor for measuring some of these items: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/23311908.2019.1643962

    Happy to discuss in detail if it's helpful.



  • 3.  RE: Survey scale of social energy / fun / quality interactions / social flow?

    Posted 11-28-2021 14:43
    Hello Gisela,

    In addition to measures of identity (Blader & Tyler, 2009, JAP) and diversity & inclusion (e.g., Chung et al., 2020, GOM) which may tap into what you're looking for, you may also want to consider taking a look at these three articles (which have over 20 different measures related to teams and their interactions): 

    Campion, M.A., Medsker, G.J., & Higgs, A.C. (1993).  Relations between work group characteristics and effectiveness: A replication and extension. Personnel Psychology, 49,

    Ohland, M.W., et al. (2012). The comprehensive assessment of team member effectiveness: Development of a behaviorally anchored rating scale for self- and peer evaluation.
    Academy of Management Learning & Education, 11, 609-630.

    Griffin, M.A., Neal, A., & Parker, S.K. (2007). A new model of work role performance: Positive behavior in uncertain and interdependent contexts. Academy of Management Journal, 50, 327-347.

    If you find something else, please let the group know. Otherwise, good luck with your research!