Effects of individual planning prior to teamwork on generation of ideas and goals.

Document type: Journal Articles
Article type: Original article
Peer reviewed: Yes
Author(s): Per Eisele
Title: Effects of individual planning prior to teamwork on generation of ideas and goals.
Journal: Baltic Journal of Psychology
Year: 2011
Volume: 12
Issue: 1-2
Pagination: 46-58
ISSN: 1407-768X
Publisher: University of Latvia
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: School of Management (Sektionen för management)
School of Management S- 371 79 Karlskrona
+46 455 38 50 00
http://www.bth.se/mam/
Authors e-mail: per.eisele@gmail.com
Language: English
Abstract: The purpose of Experiment 1 was to compare the effects of structured vs non-structured interaction and individual planning prior to interaction vs no planning on group performance, i.e. number of ideas generated. Participants (N = 99) were randomly assigned to 3-person groups.
Analysis indicated that both strategies increased effectiveness of groups working on a task requiring creativity. Experiment 2 was a field experiment with 57 participants who worked in 3-person groups on an idea and goal-generating task. In Experiment 3 (N = 216), a more complex design was used to test the validity of initial findings in the first two experiments. Analysis showed that
individual planning prior to interaction increase number of ideas
Subject: Psychology\General
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