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Teamwork and high performance work organisation

Teamwork and high performance work organisation

"Teamwork and high performance work organisation" is a multicountry study of several European nations on the benefits of teamwork researching the following variables:  job autonomy, work satisfaction, work intensity, productivity, and the learning environment.  These variables are further delineated into various demographic categories, such as sex, sector, and occupation. The report provides graphs comparing job satisfaction, teamwork, and working conditions, as well as charts which show the negative consequences of teamwork.  The report concludes by discussing and pictorially presenting the intersection of teamwork within organisational environment. 
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Jo Yudess
Jo Yudess (Faculty)
5 years ago

This work is extensive and precise.  It would be very useful on different levels for different people doing workplace research.  For example I found Figure 1: Themes and characteristics related to work group effectiveness very useful for leadership students.  

A concern I have, from a research perspective, is the age of the material.  Published in 2007, it is based on research not later than 2005.  That does not mean that the data is necessarily too old to be useful, but that currently it might not be applicable.  Because it is so specific to European countries, and their results varied, I would be hesitant to try to assign it in other cultures without additional study.  It does inspire researchers to try to replicate.

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