Applying Neuroscience to Emergent Processes in Teams

Danni Wang, David A. Waldman, Pierre A. Balthazard, Maja Stikic, Nicola M. Pless, Thomas Maak, Chris Berka, Travis Richardson

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Abstract

In this article, we describe how neuroscience can be used in the study of team dynamics. Specifically, we point out methodological limitations in current team-based research and explain how quantitative electroencephalogram technology can be applied to the study of emergent processes in teams. In so doing, we describe how this technology and related analyses can explain emergent processes in teams through an example of the neural assessment of attention of team members who are engaged in a problem-solving task. Specifically, we demonstrate how the real-time, continuous neural signatures of team members’ attention in a problem-solving context emerges in teams over time. We then consider how further development of this technology might advance our understanding of the emergence of other team-based constructs and research questions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)595-615
Number of pages21
JournalOrganizational Research Methods
Volume24
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Decision Sciences(all)
  • Strategy and Management

Keywords

  • construct validation procedures
  • field research methods
  • observational techniques
  • qualitative research
  • reliability and validity
  • research design
  • survey research

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