Using Facility Location Theory To Evaluate The Effectiveness of Team Building Exercises.

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Joyendu Bhadury, Professor, Information Systems and Supply Chain Management (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Team building is considered a fundamental element of organizational success these days. Firms are using experiential learning activities to foster the generative learning that is intrinsic to successful teams. However, there is scant literature on measurement tools for the effectiveness of these activities. In an attempt to address this gap, this paper seeks to apply techniques from Facility Location theory to prescribe a methodology for measuring the effectiveness of team building exercises. The methodology developed is applied in a pilot study to a data set developed by Moorefield (1994). Our preliminary results seem to indicate that team building exercises do not perform well in terms of influencing / educating their audience, thus raising an issue of concern regarding the prudence of investing in them.

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International Journal of Business Research, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp 25-42 (1999)
Language: English
Date: 1999
Team building, Facility Location theory

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