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  • Journal title : International Journal of Contents
  • Volume 10, Issue 3,  2014, pp.64-72
  • Publisher : The Korea Contents Association
  • DOI : 10.5392/IJoC.2014.10.3.064
 Title & Authors
How Group Dynamics Affect Team Achievements in Virtual Environments
Lee, Ji-Eun; Shin, Minsoo;
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 Abstract
This study explored the elements that affect team achievements in virtual environments. In this study, consideration was given to the role of group dynamics in facilitating productive interaction. We aspired to reveal the mechanisms of group dynamics and examined how group dynamics affected team achievements in virtual environments. The empirical study was performed with undergraduate students enrolled in an e-learning course. In collaboration with other majors, students executed team projects and managed project issues in forums or chat rooms. The results of the empirical study indicated that leadership, creative friction, and group cohesion (components of group dynamics) had positive relationships with team achievements. The findings confirmed that addressing creative conflict is a method to improve team performance and that leadership is a key factor in project teams.
 Keywords
Group Dynamic;Projects Team;Team Achievements;Virtual Environments;
 Language
English
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