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Research on Team Effectiveness in Organizations

The W21C Journal Club + is proud to present:

Thomas O'Neill, PhD
Founder, Individual and Team Performance Lab, Department of Psychology, UCalgary

December 1, 2016
12:00 - 12:50 pm
W21C Multi-Purpose Room
Ground Floor, TRW Building
3280 Hospital Drive NW

This session was recorded, you may access it here: https://connectmeeting.ucalgary.ca/p4tc3qw670n/

Dr. O'Neill will discuss recent research on high performance conducted in his laboratory, The Individual and Team Performance Lab. He will focus on types of conflict that occurs in teams and the patterns of conflict that make teams most successful. He will touch on training that enhances the effectiveness of teams' approach to conflict. General issues involving industry teams will be highlighted and then  will share details of his free individual and team assessment platform (itpmetrics.com).

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the three types of team conflict
  2. Identify the optimal pattern of team conflict types
  3. Learn a team training strategy for improving conflict approaches
  4. Obtain insights into challenges of work teams and remedies available through assessment and development

The W21C Journal Club+ is a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

About the Speaker:

Thomas (Tom) O'Neill, PhD is an associate professor of industrial and organizational psychology and leading expert in the areas of team dynamics, virtual teams, conflict management, personality, and assessment. The ultimate goal of Tom's research program is to discover how to optimize work team effectiveness. Tom has published a number of articles on teamwork, including emergence, conflict, personality, and virtual teams. He is director of the Individual and Team Performance Lab (2011) and he holds operating grants of approximately $1.9M to conduct leading-edge research on higher performance teams and virtual team effectiveness. Over the past 10 years Tom has worked with organizations in numerous industries including oil and gas, healthcare, technology, finance, engineering, software, and venture capitals. He is currently engaged with a Partnership Development Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada to train, develop, and cultivate soft-skill teamwork competencies in order to equip graduates with strong interpersonal and communication capabilities. He developed www.itpmetrics.com, which is a free online platform with evidence-based tools for assessing team dynamics, teamwork competencies, and behavioral styles. Tom was recognized with the University of Calgary Faculty of Arts New Scholar Award in 2014, the Canadian Psychological Association President’s New Researcher Award in 2015, the Taylor Institute’s Teaching Scholars Award in 2016.