Dr. Eduardo Salas has been investigating team effectiveness and how organizations can create more effective teams. Based on his twenty plus years of research on teams, he has concluded that effective teams need to have seven C’s, and they need to avoid one C. The greater the extent to which each of these C’s are […]
Teams are the backbone of most organizations – almost everyone who has been employed has been a member of a team at one time or another. This article seeks to explore the conditions that are necessary for effective team performance. Teams have a few things in common: they have clear boundaries on membership (you’re […]
By: Nathan Iverson, Amy Blackshire, and Robert Bullock Virtual teams may be defined as teams composed of members who combine their efforts to achieve a common goal by working over time and distance using technology or electronic communication (Bell & Kozlowski, 2002). The following recommendations for constructing and maintaining effective virtual teams are based from empirical […]
Now that you have an idea of what TeamSTEPPS is, the purpose of this blog is twofold. First, it will dive deeper into TeamSTEPPS tools and strategies that make it such a powerful method to increase team performance. Second, research-based outcomes from organizations that have implemented TeamSTEPPS will be described. Although it has already started […]
The purpose of this blog is to introduce you to a powerful approach that hospitals across the states are using to increase team performance and communication. This approach, which is almost a way of life for many hospitals, is called TeamSTEPPS. Although TeamSTEPPS (or Team Strategies to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety) recently began its […]
Organizations everywhere are experiencing a “romance of teams” right now. Because teams are perceived to increase performance, creativity, learning, and problem solving, many organizations are adopting team-based structures. However, if you have any experience working on teams- and I bet you do- you probably understand that teams are often not very effective.
In most organizations today teamwork is a way of life with numerous task forces, project teams, work teams, and other forms of people collaborating in groups. The authors of this research report studied project teams to determine which factors resulted in higher levels of team performance. They found that the more successful teams spent time […]
Team debriefs offer one of the most promising ways to enhance team effectiveness. A team debrief is a quick review of how a team or work group has handled a particular situation (e.g., projects, meetings, presentations, etc…). A debrief provides team members with the opportunity to discuss the situation, uncover any misunderstandings or performance gaps, […]