Does it really matter if you recognize who I am? The implications of identity comprehension for individuals in work teams

Does it really matter if you recognize who I am? The implications of identity comprehension for individuals in work teams

By
Sherry Thatcher, Lindred Leura Greer
Journal of Managemnet.
2008, Vol. 34, Pages 5-24

A field study of 179 employees in an investment technology firm explores the relationship between identity comprehension and individual work outcomes. Identity comprehension is defined as the degree to which the relative importance of one’s identities is recognized by important others. Results show that individuals with higher levels of identity comprehension in work teams are likely to have higher levels of creativity and satisfaction and lower levels of absenteeism.