Managing teams: Comparing organizational and sport psychological approaches to teamwork

Barker, Dean, Rossi, Tony, & Puhse, Uwe (2010) Managing teams: Comparing organizational and sport psychological approaches to teamwork. Scandinavian Sports Studies Forum, 1, pp. 115-132.

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This paper examines how teams and teamwork research have been conceptualised in the fields of sport psychology and organizational psychology. Specifically, it provides a close inspection of the general theoretical assumptions that inhere in the two disciplines. The results of a discursive analysis of research literature suggest that the fields have significantly different ways of conceptualising teams and teamwork and that conceptual borrowing may prove fruitful. A key argument is however, that in order for meaningful cross-fertilisation to take place a sound understanding of these differences is necessary. Working from this premise, the essential differences between sport and organizational approaches to teams are outlined. The paper is concluded with a discussion of contributions that organizational psychology can make to understandings of sport-oriented teams.

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ID Code: 93959
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Teams, organizational psychology, sports psychology
ISSN: 2000-088X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Sport and Exercise Psychology (170114)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences
Deposited On: 21 Mar 2016 03:54
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2016 03:51

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