Selection & development of short-term project team members: developmental stability as an indicator of interpersonal skills

Holly L.R. O'Broin, Michael J.R. Butler, Nick Lee, Carl Senior

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Abstract

Short-term project teams do not have the advantage of prior performance or long-term membership to facilitate development of effective team performance. Research suggests interpersonal skills are crucial to success but this is under researched longitudinally. Evolutionary psychology can provide a lens to explain how people develop differing levels of interpersonal skills via the relationship between fluctuating asymmetry and pro-social behaviours. This research aims to investigate the relationship between fluctuating asymmetry and interpersonal skills, the impact of training and to further the evolutionary psychology field by embedding research in a real-world context as opposed to solely in laboratory or student settings.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationESRC research capacity building clusters
Subtitle of host publicationsummit conference 2013 : 25th – 26th June 2013, Aston University
EditorsBen Clegg, Judith Scully, John Bryson
Place of PublicationBirmingham (UK)
PublisherAston University
Pages141-150
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)978-1-905866-67-0
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventESRC research capacity building clusters : 2013 national summit conference - Aston University, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Duration: 25 Jun 201326 Jun 2013

Conference

ConferenceESRC research capacity building clusters : 2013 national summit conference
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityBirmingham
Period25/06/1326/06/13
Other“University - Industry Collaboration in Challenging Times”

Bibliographical note

© Aston Business School

Keywords

  • evolutionary psychology
  • project teams
  • longitudinal

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    Identifying capacity building cluster impact in the West Midlands

    Clegg, B., Lightfoot, H. & Scully, J., 2013, ESRC research capacity building clusters: summit conference 2013 : 25th – 26th June 2013, Aston University. Clegg, B., Scully, J. & Bryson, J. (eds.). Birmingham (UK): Aston University, p. 222-229 8 p.

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  • Market oriented cognitive subcultures in a multiple stakeholder environment

    Carrington, D. J. & Combe, I. A., 2013, ESRC research capacity building clusters: summit conference 2013 : 25th – 26th June 2013, Aston University. Clegg, B., Scully, J. & Bryson, J. (eds.). Birmingham (UK): Aston University, p. 151-169 9 p.

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  • The experience of delivering case award research in a public sector setting

    Southall, A., 2013, ESRC research capacity building clusters: summit conference 2013 : 25th – 26th June 2013, Aston University. Clegg, B., Scully, J. & Bryson, J. (eds.). Birmingham (UK): Aston University, p. 195-200 6 p.

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    O'Broin, H. L. R., Butler, M. J. R., Lee, N., & Senior, C. (2013). Selection & development of short-term project team members: developmental stability as an indicator of interpersonal skills. In B. Clegg, J. Scully, & J. Bryson (Eds.), ESRC research capacity building clusters: summit conference 2013 : 25th – 26th June 2013, Aston University (pp. 141-150). Aston University. http://www1.aston.ac.uk/aston-business-school/research/events/esrc-research-capacity-building-clusters/