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Team Dynamics and the Marshmallow Challenge: studying team performance and personal satisfaction with a focus on verbal interactions

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Abstract: The present study analyses the impacts of verbal interactions as well as the team’s international diversity on team performance and on team members’ satisfaction during a game called the Marshmallow Challenge. Ninety-one students from a business school participated in the game, forming twenty-three teams. The purpose was to construct the highest freestanding structure with 20 sticks of spaghettis and a marshmallow on top. Participants only had eighteen minutes to achieve this goal. The variables were measured through observations and through individual questionnaires. Results show that verbal interactions played a critical role on both performance and satisfaction. Teams where some of the members spoke more than others were more likely to achieve higher performance. Members in these teams were also more satisfied regarding the team outcome. Furthermore, open discussions in teams decreased the members’ communication process satisfaction. Finally interesting results appeared in international teams. For instance, the average level of anger and frustration was highest in these teams. This in turn had an impact on personal satisfaction. More specifically, the team’s international diversity affected negatively the members’ communication process satisfaction. Taken together, these findings show that communication strongly affected performance and satisfaction and it significantly influenced members’ willingness to remain in the same team. Despite these observations, the current study presents some limitations that will be discussed and that should be taken into account for further research.

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12
Feb
13

Team Dynamics and the Marshmallow Challenge: studying team performance and personal satisfaction with a focus on verbal interactions

See on Scoop.itBounded Rationality and Beyond

Abstract: The present study analyses the impacts of verbal interactions as well as the team’s international diversity on team performance and on team members’ satisfaction during a game called the Marshmallow Challenge. Ninety-one students from a business school participated in the game, forming twenty-three teams. The purpose was to construct the highest freestanding structure with 20 sticks of spaghettis and a marshmallow on top. Participants only had eighteen minutes to achieve this goal. The variables were measured through observations and through individual questionnaires. Results show that verbal interactions played a critical role on both performance and satisfaction. Teams where some of the members spoke more than others were more likely to achieve higher performance. Members in these teams were also more satisfied regarding the team outcome. Furthermore, open discussions in teams decreased the members’ communication process satisfaction. Finally interesting results appeared in international teams. For instance, the average level of anger and frustration was highest in these teams. This in turn had an impact on personal satisfaction. More specifically, the team’s international diversity affected negatively the members’ communication process satisfaction. Taken together, these findings show that communication strongly affected performance and satisfaction and it significantly influenced members’ willingness to remain in the same team. Despite these observations, the current study presents some limitations that will be discussed and that should be taken into account for further research.

See on dipot.ulb.ac.be

12
Feb
13

Come il cervello si adatta alla sordità – Le Scienze

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Il confronto fra l’attività di aree cerebrali di soggetti nati non udenti e di soggetti diventati non udenti dopo la nascita ha permesso di distinguere per la prima volta il contributo dei fattori sensoriali e di quelli cognitivi alla  plasticità…

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Feb
13

Come il cervello si adatta alla sordità – Le Scienze

See on Scoop.itBounded Rationality and Beyond

Il confronto fra l’attività di aree cerebrali di soggetti nati non udenti e di soggetti diventati non udenti dopo la nascita ha permesso di distinguere per la prima volta il contributo dei fattori sensoriali e di quelli cognitivi alla  plasticità…

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Feb
13

Beware the Big Errors of ‘Big Data’ | Wired Opinion | Wired.com

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We’re more fooled by noise than ever before, and it’s because of a nasty phenomenon called “big data”. Big data may mean more information, but it also means more false information.

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Feb
13

Beware the Big Errors of ‘Big Data’ | Wired Opinion | Wired.com

See on Scoop.itBounded Rationality and Beyond

We’re more fooled by noise than ever before, and it’s because of a nasty phenomenon called “big data”. Big data may mean more information, but it also means more false information.

See on www.wired.com




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