Team Work in Higher Education: an exploratory study in an UAE University
Dr. Gantasala V. Prabhakar

Teamwork is perhaps the key to organizational learning, productivity and growth. Why do some teams succeed in achieving these, while others falter at different stages? Building teams in higher education institutions has been a challenge and an open-ended constructivist approach was considered on an experimental basis for this study to address this challenge. For this research, teams of students from the MBA program were chosen to study the effect of teamwork in learning, the motivation levels among student team members, and the effect of collaboration in achieving team goals. The teams were built on shared vision and goals, cohesion was ensured, positive induction in the form of faculty mentoring was provided for each participating team and the results have been presented with conclusions and suggestions.

Full Text: PDF     DOI: 10.15640/smq.v4n1a2