Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Assessing the impacts of knowing natural team player styles on team satisfaction and cohesion
by Florio, Mandy Lynn, M.S., Pepperdine University, 2012, 81; 1516305
Abstract (Summary)

This study sought to determine if an intervention in which the Parker Team Player Survey (Parker, 2008) was administered had an effect on workgroup cohesion and team satisfaction levels in a family-owned business. Data were collected from eight people in one family-owned business. Participants completed the Parker Team Player Survey and were given a brief synopsis of each other's team player styles. Each participant also underwent an interview to assess cohesion and team satisfaction levels. Eight weeks after the initial intervention, each participant was re-interviewed to determine any effects on team player satisfaction and cohesion levels. It was concluded that the intervention had a small impact on both workgroup cohesion and team satisfaction levels, team player styles have an impact on team effectiveness, and Company X was a high-performing team with a high level of cohesion prior to the intervention.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Chesley, Julie A., Rhodes, Kent B.
School: Pepperdine University
Department: Organizational Development
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 51/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social research, Entrepreneurship, Management
Keywords: Cohesion, Family business, Parker Team Player Survey, Personality profiles, Satisfaction, Teamwork
Publication Number: 1516305
ISBN: 9781267540263
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