Organizational Behaviour/Human Resources

Enhancing the performance of virtual teams

Magda Donia, Telfer School and Thomas O’Neill, University of Calgary are investigating how virtual work teams can enhance their task performance by integrating peer feedback. To test their hypothesis that a well-designed peer feedback system might enhance cooperative behaviours and improve task performance in virtual teams, or VTs, the researchers will gather student participants in an experimental study involving several hundred small teams.

The team received a grant for this research from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).

Two international health projects awarded grants

François Chiocchio is involved as a co-investigator in two international projects, “Reduce maternal and neonatal mortality across a region, an integrated approach to the management of pregnancy and childbirth” and “Results-based financing in maternal and child health.” The PI on the first is Marie-Hélène Chomienne, University of Ottawa, working with Jean Charles Moreau and Samba Corr Sarr and the second project is led by Valéry Ridde, University of Montreal.

Research on e-mentoring receives funding

Joanne Leck is involved in a research project focusing on e-mentoring that received a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. Sally Lindsay of the University of Toronto is the PI on this project, titled “E-mentoring intervention to improve transition to employment for youth with physical disabilities: New ways of learning to thrive in a diverse labour market.” Co-investigators include Jennifer Stinson, Mary Stergiou-Kita, Joanne Leck, and Carolyn McDougall.