External Team Learning Activities of the Academic Members of Universities
Author(s): Roqayeh Molaei, Sara Hadipoor, Nasrin DavariDolatabadi
Nowadays it is widely believed that performing a team-oriented work is an activity that promotes the practice of human resources management, and the teams are changed to the important cornerstones of organizational effectiveness during last twenty years. Team oriented environments provide opportunities for their employees to learn from their experienced colleagues (internal learning) and learn from opportunities and competitive teams (external learning). One of the results expected of team-oriented work is to motivate collective (team) learning, so that team learning or collective mind is regarded as the indicator of effective working groups. The goal of this study is to determine the external team learning activities of the academic members of universities. The people under study are the academic members of the field of health information technology in the universities of medical sciences of the country. The study tool was translated questionnaire of Barzaman’s (2010) team learning activities that was provided for academic members by consensus method and through email. The investigation of validity and reliability of questionnaire inside the country showed that the study tool has appropriate validity and reliability. The results of study that had measured two dimensions of representative and ground external team learning activities showed that the level of external team learning activities among academic members of the field of health information technology is at medium level.