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Researching Teams: Nothing's Going to Change Our World
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  • Arwen H. Decostanza, U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences
  • Gia A. Dirosa, U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences
  • Sean Rogers, Ph.D., Cornell University School of Hotel Administration
  • Andrew J. Slaughter, U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences
  • Armando X. Estrada, U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences
Publication Date
3-1-2012
Abstract
As researchers focused on enhancing the performance of complex teams within military organizations, we offer a uniquely applied perspective to the issues raised in the focal article (Tannenbaum, Mathieu, Salas, & Cohen, 2012). We concur with Tannenbaum and colleagues that a gap between research and practice exists. To bridge this gap, we propose that we need to evaluate how variables affecting team effectiveness manifest, evolve, and affect performance in complex teams utilizing existing theory within and outside of our discipline. Moreover, we propose that more sophisticated methodological approaches that result in improvements in our ability to measure the phenomena of interest are necessary. Before elaborating on our proposed ideas, we pause to consider whether anything has changed and if anything is missing.
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© Wiley. Final version published as: DeCostanza, A. H., DiRosa, G. A., Rogers, S. E., Slaughter, A. J. & Estrada, A. X. (2012). Researching teams: Nothing's going to change our world. Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 5(1), 36-39.
doi: 10.1111/j.1754-9434.2011.01400.x
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DeCostanza, A. H., Dirosa, G. A., Rogers, S. E., Slaughter, A. J. and Estrada, A. X. (2012). Researching teams: Nothing's going to change our world [Electronic version]. Retrieved [insert date], from Cornell University, School of Hotel Administration site:

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