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Social psychology and software teams: establishing task-effective group norms

Teh, Chin (Alvin); Baniassad, Elisa; Van Rooy, Dirk; Boughton, Clive V

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It's a common belief that groups that possess appropriate expertise and work well together will be more likely to successfully complete a project. However, social psychological research shows that getting the right mix of people doesn't guarantee a successful outcome. Group success also relies on group norms, which are derived as much from the group's context as from the people in it. A small, preliminary study illustrates how norm manipulation affected how well groups performed requirements...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/27701
Source: IEEE Software
DOI: 10.1109/MS.2011.157

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