Improving Team Effectiveness in Tech Companies with Different Country of Origin

Tsvetelina Tsvetanova Panchelieva

Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”

Abstract: The purpose of the article is to exploit what the factors for team effectiveness in technological companies from different countries are. One aspect of team effectiveness that is important to the overall team performance is communication. Additional factors that influence team results are task distribution, goal clearance, and team commitment. To test a model developed for measuring team effectiveness in IT companies a piece of empirical research was conducted in 2017. Although the participants work in one and the same industry, they are part of companies with different countries of origin, organizational values and teamwork fostering practices. The research results show differences in some of the factors from the model for team effectiveness depending on the country of origin of the company. Meanwhile, there are some similarities identified in the research sample related to the challenges that teams face in the IT field.  

Key words: team effectiveness, IT industry, model, team performance and communication, cross-culture.

Rhetoric and Communications E-journal, Issue 33, March 2018,,, ISSN 1314-4464

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