Studying Groups at Work: Ten Critical Needs for Theory and Practice

Joseph E. McGrath

This book deals with the task performance of work groups in organizations. One central premise of this book seems to be that task performance of work groups in organizations ought to be a major field of inquiry. Many of the chapters imply such an idea and further imply that such a topic would be a feasible and valuable focus for systematic research. Only in a few spots have questions been raised about the proper scope or definition of the topic: Should things other than task performance be included? How should the contributions of members of those work groups ...

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