Teams: Panaceas or Prescriptions for Improved Performance?

  title={Teams: Panaceas or Prescriptions for Improved Performance?},
  author={Dexter C. Dunphy and Ben Bryant},
  journal={Human Relations},
  pages={677 - 699}
This paper addresses the contribution of teams to organizational performance. It distinguishes between three types of team attributes: technical expertise, self-management, and self-leadership, reviewing each attribute and assessing its relative contribution to three aspects of organizational performance: cost, value, and innovation. The paper also addresses the issue of the relatively neglected factor of the development costs of establishing and maintaining such groups and advocates a more… 
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