Team Dynamics may be defined as the behavioral relationships between members of a group that are assigned connected tasks within a company. Dynamics are affected by roles and responsibilities and have a direct result on productivity.
Introverts, Extroverts, and the Complexities of Team Dynamics
Let’s start with a short personality test. For each of the following dimensions, indicate the extent to which each of the following words describes you, with a 5 indicating “very much so” and a 1 indicating “not at all”: assertive, talkative, bold, not reserved, and energetic. Now sum up your scores. What’s the total? Read more HERE
What Google Learned in its Quest to Build the Perfect Team
In 2012, the company [Google] embarked on an initiative – code-named Project Aristotle – to study hundreds of Google’s teams and figure out why some stumbled while others soared. Dubey, a leader of the project, gathered some of the company’s best statisticians, organizational psychologists, sociologists and engineers. He also needed researchers. Read more HERE for what they found out.
How Group Dynamics May Be Killing Innovation
To come up with the next iPad, Amazon or Facebook, the last thing potential innovators need is a group brainstorm session. What the pacesetters of the future really require, according to new Wharton research, is some time alone. Read more HERE.
For the published research paper related to this article see the post to the right.
Idea Generation and the Quality of the Best Idea
[Excerpt from abstract] In a wide variety of organizational settings, teams generate a number of possible solutions to a problem, and then select a few for further investigation. We examine the effectiveness of two creative problem solving processes for such tasks— one, where the group works together as a team (the team process), and the other where individuals first work alone and then work together (the hybrid process). We define effectiveness as the quality of the best ideas identified by the group. We build theory that relates previously observed group behaviour to four different variables that characterize the creative problem solving process: (1) the average quality of ideas generated, (2) the number of ideas generated, (3) the variance in the quality of ideas generated, and (4) the ability of the group to discern the quality of the ideas. For the entire article by Wharton operations and information management professors Terwisesch and Ulrich published in the journal of Management Science read more HERE.
Improving Group Dynamics: Helping Your Team Work More Effectively
Imagine that you’ve brought together the brightest people in your department to solve a problem. You have high hopes for the group, so you feel frustrated when people can’t come to a decision. Learn more about what could be holding the group back by reading more HERE.
4 Things to Know About Group Dynamics in the Workplace
A sound understanding of group dynamics, and the role it plays in business, is a critical component of successful management. When a good dynamic exists within a group working toward a common goal, each individual member will perform effectively and achieve goals set by the group. Poor group dynamics can adversely affect performance, leading to a negative outcome on the common goal or project. Many variables contribute to a good work dynamic. Below are 4 key points to understanding group dynamics, and how to create and maintain a positive, productive dynamic in any group. Read more about these 4 points HERE.
What is team dynamics?
According to Psychology Campus, a group of people that share and work toward accomplishing a common goal are referred to as a team. The dynamics of a team depend on each team member. Unseen forces that exist in a team between different people or groups are called team dynamics and can strongly influence how a team reacts, behaves or performs. Many factors influence team dynamics, such as personalities of team members, how the team operates, how the team views itself and the team’s organization. Read more HERE.