Neuroscience and team processes

David Waldman, Danni Wang, Maja Stikic, Chris Berka, Stephanie Korszen

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Abstract

In this chapter, we consider how neuroscience methods can enhance the study of team processes, as well as facilitate the development of teams. We overview exciting new neuroscience technology that can be applied to the assessment of teams in real time. While research that has already used this technology to study team engagement and workload is summarized, we also consider other team-based concepts to which it might be applied, such as groupthink and shared mental models. We further suggest that emotional contagion and neurological mirroring concepts can come together to help us form a better understanding of emotions and their effects in teams. We conclude the chapter with a consideration of how neurological methods can potentially help develop team processes and provide insights for both members and team leaders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)277-294
Number of pages18
JournalMonographs in Leadership and Management
Volume7
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015

Keywords

  • Emotional contagion
  • Engagement
  • Neurological mirroring
  • Team neurodynamics
  • Teams
  • Workload

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management

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