Category Archives: Team

Intra-organizational Networks: The role of Teams

How does one build effective intra-organizational networks? An impressive body of research has accumulated on this question. Surprisingly, though, this literature has largely ignored one of the key relational building blocks of many organizations: formal teams. The neglect of teams … Continue reading

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Creativity and Complexity in Cross Functional Teams

Cross functional collaboration, when individuals attempt to integrate their diverse knowledge backgrounds into synergistic solutions, is the intersection of a complex set of factors researched in a variety of fields: psychology, management. social psychology, computer science, design, architecture, and many … Continue reading

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Leadership Emergence in Multicultural Teams

Building on theories of person-environment fit and on the pattern approach, we hypothesized that emergent leaders in multicultural teams score higher than non-leaders in terms of the three global characteristics, of cultural intelligence, global identity and openness to cultural diversity. … Continue reading

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What makes an Effective Team? The role of Trust (dis)confirmation in Team Development

Most newly formed teams manage to function in spite of the fact that their members do not know each other. Over time, teams progress into successful units; however, sometimes, they regress into a situation where morale is worse than when … Continue reading

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Does Conflict Help or Hinder Creativity in Teams ?

We examine the relationship between conflict and creativity-relevant intra-group processes over time. More specifically, we explore whether task and relationship conflict have effects on the extent to which teams engage in information exchange and creative problem solving. We test these … Continue reading

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Training Creative Teams

This master’s project presents creative principles, frameworks, materials, and online methodologies for the development of a new or updated training program within a team environment. Inspiration for the project was sourced from creativity research papers, publicly available training guides, popular … Continue reading

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The Scientific Basis of Individual and Team Innovation and Discovery

The interface between cognitive psychology, social psychology and engineering provides a natural and as yet minimally explored environment to deeply understand the theory, processes and mechanisms of innovation and their influence on the design, creation, and discovery processes. This NSF … Continue reading

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Leadership in Team Based Knowledge Management – An Autopoietic Information System’s Perspective

In this paper we show how team work between participants can be facilitated through the use of principles from autopoietic theory and modern Web2.0 technologies like social networks, forums, semantic wiki systems, podcasting,  as well as social tagging in order … Continue reading

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From teams to knots: Activity-Theoretical Studies of Collaboration and Learning at Work

Teams are commonly celebrated as efficient and humane ways of organizing work and learning. By means of a series of in-depth case studies of teams in the United States and Finland over a time span of more than ten years, … Continue reading

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The Recipe for Clever Teams: Complexity, Diversity, Cognitive Diversity and Serendipity

Clever teams normally work on complex tasks, because if they weren’t so difficult, you wouldn’t need a clever team. Working on these tasks tends to produce high levels of team cohesion. Yet, when we examine these teams, we learn that … Continue reading

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