Diamonds in the rough: A case study of team development across disciplines, distances, and institutions

Susan M Fritz, Amy Boren, Valerie Egger

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The ethnographic case study reported here analyzed the experiences of a team of faculty from different universities in a technology-intensive project. Team development mirrored Tuckman's model of small group development. Contrary to previous research, the leader did not have higher status than members, and approached the role with empathy rather than aggression. Motivation levels, timeline pressures, inadequate evaluation and rewards, leadership style, need for cohesion and interaction, and importance of trust are reported.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Extension
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2005


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