Communication ETDs

Publication Date

8-1-2009

Abstract

Differences in communication collaboration, cohesion and decision making between top teams and regular teams was investigated. An analysis of 253 members of top teams and regular teams was used to determine where these differences exist. to identify differences between these two groups a one way ANOVA was conducted. Additionally, a decision making scale was designed and evaluated using a confirmatory factor analysis. Collaboration was evaluated using measures of knowledge sharing, workgroup support and employee attitude. Cohesion was evaluated using measures of sense of belonging and morale. Decision making was evaluated using measures of authority rule, majority rule, consensus, and satisficing.

Results show that there are significant differences in levels of collaboration and cohesion between members of top teams and regular teams. however, with the exception of majority rule, decision making styles yielded no significant differences.

Language

English

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Communication

Level of Degree

Masters

Department Name

Department of Communication and Journalism

First Committee Member (Chair)

Pamela Lutgen-Sandvik

Second Committee Member

Virginia McDermott

Third Committee Member

Unknown

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