Teamwork as an activity
Contemporary organizations rely heavily on project teams and virtual working environments. While static aspects of teams are well researched, there have been considerably fewer studies on team dynamics and team processes. Existing process studies tend to take a cautious, entity- based approach, emphasizing team structure as much as (or even more than) processual aspects.
This project seeks to better understand how and why various teams become functional or dysfunctional – putting aside the performance criteria the team success is usually formally measured by (knowing how these numbers or KPIs can be misleading or even gamed by team members, leaders and managers).
Mats Alvesson & Katja Einola
Degbey, W. Y., & Einola, K. (2020). Resilience in virtual teams: Developing the capacity to bounce back. Applied Psychology, 69(4), 1301-1337.
Einola, K. (2017). Making sense of successful global teams. Doctoral dissertation. University of Turku.
Einola, K., & Alvesson, M. (2019). The making and unmaking of teams. Human Relations, 72(12), 1891-1919.