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SBE 2020: Submission Detail

ID Number: 220
Title: The Grand Challenge of Understanding Group Effectiveness
Lead Author: Bonito, Joseph A
Abstract: Human beings are social and have devised their cultures, societies, communities, organizations, and families in such a way that the group is the primary social unit. This is prima facie evidence that acting in concertcollaboration in group effortis a human universal. This ubiquitous formation and reliance on groups indicate that generally groups do succeed naturally in achieving a minimally adequate level of performance. However, we are not quite sure how group members address interactional (in)consistencies; nor, are we clear how groups achieve a level of minimally acceptable competence. This grand challenge response moves the central question about groups and teams from individual-level examination to examination of the interdependencies of group members. We posit that group and team scholars need to make headway on the more productive question of what the naturally occurring basis for collaboration in group effort is, and from there, what is contingent and improvable.
PDF: Bonito_Joseph_220.pdf

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