Team building: conceptual, methodological, and applied considerations

Mark R. Beauchamp, Desmond McEwan, Katrina J. Waldhauser

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Team building has been identified as an important method of improving the psychological climate in which teams operate, as well as overall team functioning. Within the context of sports, team building interventions have consistently been found to result in improvements in team effectiveness. In this paper we review the extant literature on team building in sport, and address a range of conceptual, methodological, and applied considerations that have the potential to advance theory, research, and applied intervention initiatives within the field. This involves expanding the scope of team building strategies that have, to date, primarily focused on developing group cohesion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)114-117
Number of pages4
JournalCurrent Opinion in Psychology
Early online date17 May 2017
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2017


  • team building
  • teamwork
  • cohesion
  • team
  • sport
  • group dynamics
  • performance
  • intervention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)


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