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Tag Archives: Team Performance

The Eight C’s of Effective Teams

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 […]

Effective Virtual Teams

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 […]

TeamSTEPPS Tools, Strategies, and Outcomes

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 […]

Team Cohesion and Knowledge Sharing

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.

Why Should Teams Debrief?

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, […]