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dc.contributor.author Cottenmyre, Denise M.
dc.date.accessioned 2015-07-01T15:15:55Z
dc.date.available 2015-07-01T15:15:55Z
dc.date.created 2004 en_US
dc.date.issued 2015-07-01
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3344
dc.description v, 146 leves en_US
dc.description.abstract This study explored what team members think of teams. A phenomenological inquiry perspective, qualitative research methods, and a case study approach were utilized in this study. Teamwork actions were observed in the actions of 27 study participants located in four diverse businesses throughout one Midwestern state. Data were collected from field observations, formal and informal interviews. During data analysis, Greer’s ideas about the information transfer process served as access points to identify elements of teamwork performance. CreswelTs framework for analysis of similarities and differences of social performance identified recurring themes for further investigation. Study results specified differences and similarities between teams and teamwork in organizations of varying structure. Also indicated was variation concerning organizations promoting the use of teamwork and research findings. The findings also specified recurrent themes for successful teams revealed by the team members themselves. These themes were, respect, pride in one’s work, oral/written/listening communieation skills, being a self-starter, socialization experiences, and diversity of team members. As a final point the results indicated team members felt it was essential to have team experience, knowledge, and trust. Based on these results, the researcher deduced that teamwork study findings also suggested restructuring teams with regard to team dynamics promotes a more successful experience in teams. Team members themselves indicated that diversity and practice were two essential components for achieving optimal results in teamwork. Teamwork can be an effective means of information transfer among team members, communication orally, written and speaking rated as high determinants of teamwork success. Study findings additionally suggested that rethinking business and educational institutions professional development and curriculum based on increasing understandings of teamwork construct knowledge could lead to benefits for team members, managers, as well as educational institutions in the future. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Teams in the workplace. en_US
dc.title Teamwork en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.college slim en_US
dc.academic.area School of Library and Information Management en_US
dc.advisor Wyatt, Roger en_US
dc.department school of library and information management en_US

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