Scholarly Research

Dr. Beatty recently completed a major study of high-performance work teams in several Canadian organizations. This ground-breaking research has identified three critical sets of process skills that lead to high team performance: good team management practices, problem-solving skills, and conflict-handling skills, and forms the basis for her upcoming book on teams (with B. Barker), to be released by Sage Publications later this year.

“I was energized to begin this research when I realized that there was anecdotal wisdom out there, but no certainty about which factors were the most important ones,” she says. “Now we can give really sound advice to leaders about how to get their teams up to speed quickly.”

Dr. Beatty has received various research grants in the areas of employee buyouts, high-performance teams, and industrial competitiveness.