Dr. Erich Dierdorff, a professor at DePaul University and team training expert, discusses why team-based projects fail, what the characteristics of an effective team-based project are, and how to design assignments to ensure success.
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About Dr. Dierdorff:
Erich Dierdorff is a management professor in the Driehaus College of Business at DePaul University in Chicago. Among his areas of research are topics such as behavioral assessment, individual learning, team effectiveness, and team training. In addition to research, Dr. Dierdorff has consulted to numerous organizations on issues of team leadership and team effectiveness, including General Electric, Cisco Systems, Nortel Networks, the U.S. Navy Seals, the U.S. Army Special Operations Command, and the National Football League. His published work has appeared in leading management journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management, Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, and The Leadership Quarterly, among others. He has also been recognized with multiple awards for teaching excellence.