The sixth edition of “Creating Effective Teams” was released in autumn 2020. The book was written by Susan Wheelan and this edition is edited by Maria Åkerlund and Christian Jacobsson. The book contains new research on the impact of team members’ personalities, different leadership styles and different development initiatives on team efficiency.
A new chapter deals with changes in a team’s conditions and functions, such as changeable boundaries around a team, multiple team memberships and responsibilities delegated to a team. It describes self-governing teams, agile teams, virtual teams and multicultural teams. Finally, the chapter describing research on the GDQ and the integrated model for group development has undergone significant revision based on new studies.