Ten Principles Of Good Interdisciplinary Teamwork

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This paper by Granovetter looks at the correlation between the level of network overlap and network strength. Namely, the paper looks to answer the following question: Is the degree of overlap of two individuals’ social networks correlated with the strength of their tie to one another? Furthermore, Granovetter provides a socioeconomic perspective on the implications of social tie strength- looking at tie strength and job acquisition. Granovetter interviewed a random sample of 54 individuals from an aggregate of 282 respondents to a mail-in questionnaire; the questionnaire provided social network characteristic data, whereas the interviews were used to investigate the behavior of social networks in the context of job acquisition. The study …show more content…
I will look at the network characteristics of the organization and investigate the relationship between network size and strength. I posit that good interdisciplinary teamwork is essential to the effectiveness of an organization. Ten Principles of Good Interdisciplinary Team Work makes use of literature review and participatory action research to determine the characteristics that define a good interdisciplinary team; 253 participants from 11 teams were studied. Ten characteristics of a good interdisciplinary team, as well as, challenges to interdisciplinary teamwork were identified. Examples of identified characteristics include: good communication, a good mix of skills, clear vision, and strong leadership and management. The findings of this paper are directly aligned with the goals of my research. That is, both the research by Nancarrow and co-authors and the research I am going to conduct focus on interdisciplinary teamwork. Furthermore, the characteristics identified by this study provide a theoretical groundwork that I can use to focus the questions in my survey- this allows me to ask questions based on …show more content…
More specifically, Kadushin identifies anonymity and confidentiality as key ethical issues of social network research. Furthermore, the authour claims, “Organization network research can be especially vexing from an ethical standpoint because people’s jobs and futures may be directly at stake. An additional ethical concern in studying organizations is ‘preserving’ the image of the organization. Similarly to employees’ jobs being at risk, the image of the studied organization is also at risk. These ethical concerns directly apply to my research, since my research employs social network

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