ERIC Number: ED473389
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Team Process Constraints: Testing the Perceived Impact on Product Quality and the Effectiveness of Team Interactions.
Stephens, Charlotte S.; Myers, Martha E.
A focused exploration of research presented at the International Academy for Information Management (IAIM) in 1997, this study applies the structuring of student teams recommended by Mennecke and Bradley (1997), adapts the roles, and extends structure to group meetings. Students enrolled in two sections of a required course in Database Systems participated in the study. Findings verify the increased team cohesion found by these prior researchers and, in addition, indicate that the use of meeting constraints as well leads to a more satisfying team experience. Recommendations are provided for structuring project teams so that procrastination is minimized and equal contribution to the effort is facilitated. The Team Process Evaluation form is appended. Seven tables include: age and experience; perceptions regarding project teamwork; perceptions regarding action lists; perceptions regarding roles assignment; impact of team process constraints; satisfaction with project experience; and learning content. (Contains 4 references.) (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Proceedings of the International Academy for Information Management Annual Conference (15th, Brisbane, Australia, December 6-10, 2000); see IR 058 611.