In most professional settings, doing innovative, meaningful work requires effective collaboration with a team. This CQ Dossier provides an overview of evidence-based practices to form innovative groups.
In order for a work team to thrive and develop innovative, paradigm-challenging ideas, creativity must be properly fostered. Working towards that requires that you, as a manager, recognize that creative output is inherently risky and vulnerable – especially when the pressure is high and the need for a useful solution is paramount (Paulus, 2000).
This CQ Dossier describes the key characteristics of effective teams. The dossier draws on research that show how effective teams operate through coordination, communication, and shared cognition. The dossier describes how organizations can provide human resource practices such as employee training to ensure that teams are successful in reaching their missions and goals.