Case #2 Smart Teams and Dumb Teams Instructions
10-16. From your experiences in teams, do you agree with the researchers’ findings on the characteristics of smart teams? Why or
10-17. On the highly functioning teams in which you’ve been a member, what other characteristics might have contributed to success?
10-18. The authors who suggested that membership in a team makes us smarter found that teams were more rational and quicker at finding solutions to difficult probability problems and reasoning tasks than were individuals. After participation in the study, team members were much better at decision making on their own, even up to 5 weeks later. Do you think this spillover effect would happen equally for people in smart teams and dumb teams? Why or why not?