Article | Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice | March 2012

Teams Have Changed: Catching Up to the Future

by Ruth Wageman, Heidi K. Gardner and Mark Mortensen

Abstract

Modern global trends are changing the face of teams. But we believe that much of today's teams research focuses us on the present and the past while barely acknowledging the future. Much more radical changes exist in what is already happening to teams and what is ahead. We enjoin our scholarly colleagues to refocus radically on truly modern phenomena, on anticipating the future, and on altering our theorizing and methods accordingly, or we will never catch up.

Keywords: Trends; Globalization; Groups and Teams; Research;

Citation:

Wageman, Ruth, Heidi K. Gardner, and Mark Mortensen. "Teams Have Changed: Catching Up to the Future." Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice 5, no. 1 (March 2012): 48–52.