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ERIC Number: EJ1063439
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jul
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1540-4595
Reengineering Academic Teams toward a Network Organizational Structure
Kaldis, Emmanouil; Koukoravas, Konstantinos; Tjortjis, Christos
Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, v5 n2 p245-266 Jul 2007
This article examines student teamwork in the academic field from a structural perspective. Student teams are often prearranged and then left to organize themselves and get on with their work, without any further structural support; this, however, can become a negative experience on teamwork. A varied contribution among team members often occurs and unavoidably leads to friction and reduced performance. The aim of this project is to explore the main problems in academic teamwork and investigate tools that provide relevant solutions. We present the concept of network organizational structure and discuss how this can improve collaboration and communication. The main tools to achieve a structural transformation from the more traditional form of team organization to the fairer network form, and their implications are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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