Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts

Chairperson (Advisor 1)

Dr. Robert DeWerff

Reader (Advisor 2)

Dr. Kimora Kachelmyer


Leadership, training, goals/focus/objectives, and management support should be the most basic concerns addressed before considering any form of teaming. A literature review was conducted after 10 interview subjects gave opinions and comments on what they considered the most important issues to address when forming a problem solving team. The interviews were used to narrow focus of the literature review. Interview subjects represented a mix of business professionals from profit and non-profit organizations and all subjects had experience working in short-term teams that were problem solving in nature despite what their organizations chose to call the teams. The literature review supports interview subject's opinions and experiences.


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