June 24, 2017
June 24, 2017
June 28, 2017
Entrepreneurship & Engineering Innovation
In developing entrepreneurial mindsets with students, intensive design experiences challenge undergraduate and graduate students to innovate, design, build, and present solutions to real-world problems in a concentrated, 48-hour period of time. Through observations from previous intensive design experiences, certain team functions and characteristics appeared to emerge as critical to team success. The author and co-authors hypothesized that team interaction, respect amongst members, and effective communications were the most important team dynamic characteristics in contributing to the success of teams as they developed solutions. Data was collected through the use of team characteristic assessments and direct third party observations at three critical times during the event. The data and observers’ comments revealed team development during the event had some correlation with team success. Knowledge of which characteristics best predict team success amongst focused peers should influence the development of targeted interventions aimed at increasing team cohesion and potential for success.
Boehm, R., & Davis, C. W., & Frazee, L. A., & Boehm, J. D. (2017, June), Successful Teaming Characteristics Revealed in an Intensive Design Experience Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. 10.18260/1-2--28879
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