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ERIC Number: EJ1054339
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1942-2504
Teams That Work: Preparing Student Teams for the Workplace
Galbraith, Diane D.; Webb, Fred L.
American Journal of Business Education, v6 n2 p223-234 2013
Organizations today often require collaboration in the form of work teams. Many tasks completed within organizations, whether in the workplace or in academia, however, can be beyond the capabilities of individuals alone. Productive teamwork and cooperative activities in business are expected and can begin very early in a person's career. The pedagogy for teamwork instruction in the classroom may not simulate real workplace events or parallel organizational behavior in order to attain a successful outcome. In universities, teamwork often breeds frustration and dysfunction, since the teams often do not perform at a high level or reach their full potential. This paper will provide best practices for creating productive teams in the classroom in preparation for the workforce. This insight will include ideas that will bond team members through collective values and goals, resulting in effective teams and a productive environment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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