Over the past 40 years, there has been a growing trend toward the utilization of teams for accomplishing work in organizations. Project teams, self-managed work teams and top management teams, among others have become a regular element in the corporation or military. This volume is intended to provide an overview of the current state of the art research on team effectiveness.
"This comprehensive text provides a powerful and scholarly overview of our understanding of team work in organizations; it is likely to be the core resource for researchers for the foreseeable future. Moreover, by offering a sophisticated understanding of teamwork in complex settings it clearly identifies the main challenges for research and theory. The contributors encompass the leading US researchers in this field of research, guaranteeing a thorough and authoritative overview of team effectiveness."- Michael West, Aston University
"Ideas that were once mere seeds for thought have sprouted into strong intellectual frameworks for understanding teams, as this book shows. This book's coverage of what's new by way of thinking, application, and method should appeal to a wide audience and should continue to fuel the advance of team effectiveness theory and practice." -Rick Guzzo, Mercer, Inc.
"The editors have assembled an important, state-of-the-art resource on the emerging science of team effectiveness. Research is beginning to show the way towards enhanced team performance." -Scott Tannenbaum, President, The Group for Organizational Effectiveness (gOE), Inc.
"This is an exciting book on teams in organizations. The contributors bring both great expertise and diverse perspectives to this research area. The intersection between theoretical and methodological advances will make this book valuable for both researchers and doctoral students." -Paul Goodman, Carnegie Mellon University
Section 1. Setting the Stage. G.F. Goodwin, C.S. Burke, J.L. Wildman, E. Salas, Team Effectiveness in Complex Organizations: An Overview. R.L. Moreland, J.M. Levine, Building Bridges to Improve Theory and Research on Small Groups. E. Salas, M. Rosen, C.S. Burke, G.F. Goodwin, The Wisdom of Collectives in Organizations: An Update of the Teamwork Competencies. Section 2. Cross-Disciplinary Theoretical Perspectives. S. Zaccaro, B. Heinen, M. Shuffler, Team Leadership and Team Effectiveness. S.W.J. Kozlowski, D.J. Watola, J.M. Nowakowski, B.H. Kim, I.C. Botero, Developing Adaptive Teams: A Theory of Dynamic Team Leadership. N.J. Cooke, J.C. Gorman, L. Rowe, An Ecological Perspective on Team Cognition. A.C. Edmondson, K.S. Roloff, Overcoming Barriers to Collaboration: Psychological Safety and Learning in Diverse Teams. C.S. Burke, H.A. Priest, S. Wooten II, D. DiazGranados, E. Salas, Understanding the Cognitive Processes in Adaptive Multicultural Teams: A Framework. J.R. Rentsch, L.A. Delise, S. Hutchison, Cognitive Similarity Configurations in Teams: In Search of the Team MindMeld. L.A. DeChurch, J.E. Mathieu, Thinking in Terms of Multiteam Systems. P.J.M.D. Essens, A.L.W. Vogelaar, J.J.C. Mylle, C. Blendell, C. Paris, S.M. Halpin, J.V. Baranski, Team Effectiveness in Complex Settings: A Framework for Commanders. S. Mohammed, K. Hamilton, A. Lim, The Incorporation of Time in Team Research: Past, Current, and Future. Section 3. Measurement Tools. D. Dorsey, S. Russell, C. Keil, G. Campbell, W. Van Buskirk, P. Schuck, Measuring Teams in Action: Automated Performance Measurement and Feedback in Simulation-Based Training. K.J. Krokos, D. Baker, A. Alonso, R. Day, Assessing Team Processes in Complex Environments: Challenges in Transitioning Research to Practice. Section 4. Methodological Tools and Developments. P. Foltz, M.J. Martin, Automated Communication Analysis of Teams. A.J. Slaughter, J. Yu, L. Koehly, Social Network Analysis: Understanding the Role of Context in Small Groups and Organizations. W. Zachary, B. Bell, J. Ryder, Computational Representations and Methods for Modeling Teams. Section 5. Commentaries and a Summary: The Look Ahead. K. Smith-Jentsch, Measuring Team-Related Cognition: The Devil is in the Details. L. Weingart, M. Cronin, Teams Research in the 21st Century: A Case for Theory Consolidation. E. Salas, J.L. Wildman, Ten Critical Research Questions: The Need for New and Deeper Exploration.
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