Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Fall 2016


Charles Weber

Course Title

Communication and Team Building

Course Number

ETM 522


Cross-functional teams -- Social aspects, Organizational sociology, Interorganizational relations


"What gets measured gets done; what gets recognized gets done even better." (Unknown) Social Dilemmas occur when collective interests are at odds with the interests of individual team members, it could be a choice between using a greener resource for your organization at a higher cost or maybe when one team member keeps their personal interest ahead of the combined goal of others. The extent of cooperation between team members is driven not only by material incentives but also by social factors that affect them personally. These social factors include, team dynamics or cross functional team bonding, how their work-life balance shifts, and also, culturally in the case of virtual teams. People have a two-fold interest in the welfare of others as well as their own. The question of importance here is whether these two preferences can coexist and complement one another or whether they are at odds.


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