Work Teams

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[Excerpt] Teams serve as the basic building blocks of modern organizations and represent a critical means by which work is accomplished in today's world. Therefore, significant research during the past few decades has been focused on understanding work team effectiveness. This entry looks at the history of this research and what it says about team types, team composition, team development, team processes, and team effectiveness.


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Bell, B. S. & Kozlowski, S. W. J. (2010). Work teams. In J. M. Levine & M. A. Hogg (Eds.), Encyclopedia of group processes and intergroup relations [Electronic version] (pp. 955-958). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.

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Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications, Inc.