Hughes, R. L., Rosenbach, W. E., & Clover, W. H. (1983). Team development in an intact ongoing work group: A quasi field experiment. Group and Organization Studies, 8, 161-186.
Cadet squadrons at the US Air Force Academy were studied. It was found that an intervention program designed to develop interpersonal skills and group cohesiveness resulted in both a positive climate and increased performance variables.
Implication. Cooperative activities for groups, such as goal-setting, task-content determination, and performance evaluations, are very likely to elevate training and competitive performance standards.
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