What makes teams successful
To compete in markets worldwide, Europeans need a common vision and efficient teamwork. Shared mental models help members of teams to understand each other’s roles, enabling aligned team vision and smooth performance. But is the same level of shared mental model convergence beneficial for all team members? The EU-funded ALIGNING MINDS investigates this question. Through two longitudinal studies, it will study a variety of possible shared mental model trajectories based on various theoretical frameworks. The studies will target about 400 individuals and 80 teams. Respondents are from different industries and sectors. The project aims to contribute to the European market by building expertise in the dynamics of shared mental models in teams with (dis)similar task and team characteristics.