Virtual teams are groups of people who have a shared goal which they meet across space, time, and other boundaries. Advancements in communication technology have enabled virtual working for teams. In this CQ Dossier, we consider when it makes sense to make use of virtual teams and point out benefits and challenges associated with them.
In this CQ Dossier we focus on team dynamics and how they influence team behaviors and team performance. Team dynamics are unconscious psychological forces that affect how team members interact and work together on tasks and projects.
This CQ Dossier examines the importance of team cohesion on team performance and organizational effectiveness. The notion of team cohesion has been an important topic for the past 70 decades with a plethora of knowledge concerning its role in team and organizational effectiveness.
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.