Teams and Workgroups

Topic Leader: Dr. Alison Schroeder
Affiliation: Purdue University

Topic Leader: Dr. Sara McComb
Purdue University

Topic Leader: Dr. Pilar Pazos
Old Dominion University

Recommended Books

  • Gibson, C.B., & Cohen, S.G. (2003).  Virtual teams that work.  San Francisco, CA:  Jossey-Bass.
  • Katzenbach, J. R., & Smith, D. K. (1993). The wisdom of teams: Creating the high performance organization. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press.
  • Salas, E., & Fiore, S. M. (2004). Team cognition. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
  • Salas, E., Fiore, S. M., & Letsky, M. P. (2012). Theories of team cognition: Cross-disciplinary perspectives. New York, NY: Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Recommended Book Chapters

  • Kozlowski, S., & Bell, B. S. 2003. Work groups and teams in organizations. In W. C. Borman, D. R. Ilgen, & R. J. Klimoski (Eds.). Handbook of psychology: Industrial and organizational psychology: Vol. 12. 333–375. London: Wiley.
  • Stagl, K.C., & Salas, E. 2008.  Best practices in building more effective teams.  In R. J. Burke, & Cooper, C. L. (Eds.).  Building more effective organizations:  HR management and performance in practice:  160-182. Cambridge:  Cambridge University Press.

Recommended Journal Articles

  • Ancona, D.G., & Caldwell, D.F. (1992). Demography and design: Predictors of new product team performance.  Organization Science, 3, 321-341.
  • Cohen, S. G., & Bailey, D. E. (1997). What makes teams work: Group effectiveness research from the shop floor to the executive suite. Journal of Management, 23, 239-290.
  • DeChurch, L.A., & Mesmer-Magnus, J.R. (2010).  The cognitive underpinnings of effective teamwork:  A meta-analysis.  Journal of Applied Psychology, 95, 32-53.
  • Gersick, C. J. (1989). Marking time: Predictable transitions in task groups. Academy of Management Journal, 32, 274-309.
  • Ilgen, D.R., Hollenbeck, J.R., Johnson, M. & Jundt, D. (2005). From input-process-output models to IMOI models. Annual Review of Psychology, 56, 517-543.
  • Kozlowski, S. W. J. &. Ilgen, D. R. Enhancing the Effectiveness of Work Groups and Teams. Psychological Science in the Public Interest, Vol. 7, No. 3 (Dec., 2006), pp. 77-124
  • Marks, M. A., Mathieu, J. E., & Zaccaro, S. J. (2001). A temporally based framework and taxonomy of team processes. Academy of Management Review, 26, 356-376.
  • Martins, L. L., Gilson, L. L. & Maynard, M. T. (2004). Virtual teams: What do we know and where do we go from here? Journal of Management, 30, 805–825.
  • McGrath, J. E. (1997). Small group research, that once and future field: An interpretation of the past with an eye toward the future. Group Dynamics, 1, 7-27.
  • Mueller, F., Procter, S., & Buchanan, D. (2000).  Teamworking in its context(s):  Antecedents, nature and dimensions.  Human Relations, 53, 1387-1424.
  • Salas, E., Sims, D.E., & Burke, C.S. (2005).  Is there a “big five” in teamwork?  Small Group Research, 36(5):  555-599.
  • Tuckman, B. W., & Jensen, M. A. C. (1977). Stages of small-group development revisited. Group and Organization Studies, 2, 419-427.

Recommended ISERC/Applied Solutions Papers

  • Hacker, M. & Doolen T. Teams in context: What do we know today. Proceedings of the Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Cleveland, 2000
  • Bailey, D.E., VanAken, E.M., &Cohen, S.G. Issues of aggregating individual responses to group level measures. What makes a team? Proceedings of the Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Banff, Canada, 1998.
  • Pazos, P., &Beruvides, M.  The impact of communication medium on team performance patterns. Proceedings of the Industrial Engineering Research Conference. Miami, FL, 2009.
  • Schroeder, A., McComb, S.A., & Vozdolska, R.  Examining teams as dynamic social systems.  Proceedings of the Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference. Orlando, FL, 2012.