Reengineering Academic Teams Toward a Network Organizational Structure

Emmanouil Kaldis, Konstantinos Koukoravas, Christos Tjortjis

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Abstract

This article examines student teamwork in the academic field from a structural perspective. Student teams are often prearranged and then left to organize themselves and get on with their work, without any further structural support; this, however, can become a negative experience on teamwork. A varied contribution among team members often occurs and unavoidably leads to friction and reduced performance. The aim of this project is to explore the main problems in academic teamwork and investigate tools that provide relevant solutions. We present the concept of network organizational structure and discuss how this can improve collaboration and communication. The main tools to achieve a structural transformation from the more traditional form of team organization to the fairer network form, and their implications are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)245-266
Number of pages21
JournalDecision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education
Volume5
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2007

Keywords

  • Academic Teamwork;Groupware;Network Organizational Structure;Peer Evaluation;Project Management;Team Performance; Team Structure

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