Revista de Psicología del Trabajo y de las Organizaciones
versión impresa ISSN 1576-5962
RICO, Ramón; ALCOVER DE LA HERA, Carlos María y TABERNERO, Carmen. Work Team Effectiveness: a Review of Research over the last Decade (1999-2009). Rev. psicol. trab. organ. [online]. 2010, vol.26, n.1, pp.47-71. ISSN 1576-5962.
Teams do not always provide the diversity of knowledge, attitudes, skills and experience required to generate an innovative response to challenges or perform according to expectations. This paper synthesizes the key results of research into work teams carried out over the last decade from 1999 through 2009.To this end, we set out a brief explanatory framework for the effectiveness of work teams based on a differentiated analysis of inputs, mediators and outcomes. Our approach uses the SWOT technique, which identifies strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats with a view to teamwork research in the next decade. Finally, we integrate and discuss the key challenges facing the field if it is to change threats into opportunities.
Palabras clave : work teams; effectiveness; SWOT technique; inputs; mediators.