Margarete Boos, Michaela Kolbe, and Micha Strack (2011)

An inclusive model of group coordination

In: An inclusive model of group coordination. Springer, Berlin, chap. An inclusive model of group coordination, pp. 11-35. (ISBN: 978-3-642-15354-9).

Examines and describes small group coordination. The authors formulate an overview of the basic group challenge (group task) of coordination and describe how the context of the group task regulates the group's functions (effectiveness criteria) for achieving the task. Varying facets of the coordination challenge (coordination entities, mechanisms, dynamics, and levels) are explored. Finally, an inclusive functions-entities-mechanisms-patterns (FEMP) model of group coordination is presented.