This research utilizes a laboratory study involving 20 work teams comprising of undergraduate students from a management class of a large university in southwestern United States. The average age of the participants is 24.9 years and half of the respondents are women; ethical diversity was also considered in the formation of the work teams (P335, C1, L20-25). Aside from the work teams that the researcher formed, the participants were also allowed to voluntary form their teams (P335, C2, L29-31). It is the primary purpose of the study to determine the performance of the different work teams in competitive exercises while they were self-managed or without designated team leaders (Solansky, 2008) (P334, C1, L39-41). The researcher also utilized surveys as the primary data collection method (P336, C1,L2-6).
Several competitive exercises or activities are used in this study such as creation, design, and construction of products and services. The instructor designed the activities and some of the products designed or created included clothing, a novel and a bridge (Solansky, 2008) (P335, C2, L32-38). The teams were also allowed to choose activities such as creating music videos, writing children’s stories and drawing slogans for their university. It was evident from the study that a team can find a stronger sense of competitiveness while undertaking a work when leadership is shared. Teams with shared leadership enjoy social, motivational and cognitive advantages over teams led by a single individual (P338, C1, L7-23).
Ideas taken from the article are somehow very verbatim to the author’s choice of words. Elaborating the author’s ideas could have been presented better. Ideas in P332, C1, L8-10 and in P335, C1, L20-25 as some examples.
The chronology of presenting the necessary ideas in conducting a journal review was clearly followed. Though building coherence in the ...Show more