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Models of teamwork: ideal or not? A critical study of theoretical team models
Department of Social and Behavioral Studies, University West, Trollhättan.
Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg.
Mälardalen University, School of Sustainable Development of Society and Technology. (Professions- och utbildningsforskning)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3536-7182
2012 (English)In: Team Performance Management, ISSN 1352-7592, Vol. 18, no 5, 328-340 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose. There is a tendency in team research to employ concepts of stepwise models, reaching from the primitive to the excellent, to suggest that a higher level of evolution is better than the basic and simple. This tendency includes typologies of teams. This article aims to question the relevance of this view.

Design/methodology/approach. Data were collected in three steps. In the first step, articles and books analyzing teams and teamwork from stepwise analytic models were collected. In the second step the collected data were classifies into different themes. Each stepwise model was classified inte one essential denomination. This classification resulted in eight themes. In the third step each theme was analyzed, which led to the fusion of some of the themes.

Findings.The conclusion is that a synchronous, complementary or mature team is not necessarily optimal. Contrary to this, a differentiated, sequential or multi team approach can be optimal for some purposes. Team research needs to establish a more open, inductive and critical attitude than at present.

Originality/value. The paper highlights the need to observe and use team theories in a balanced and critical way.

Keywords. Team, team working,team models, stepwise models, theoretical models, critical study, modelling

Paper type. Conceptual paper

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2012. Vol. 18, no 5, 328-340 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-15195DOI: 10.1108/13527591211251096Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84865138812OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-15195DiVA: diva2:548690
Available from: 2012-08-31 Created: 2012-08-31 Last updated: 2013-09-13Bibliographically approved

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