Olympics Skiing, Elite Distance Runners, & NCAA Basketball: Three Cases of Exemplary Team Performance
In analyzing this case, students should be able to:
1. Identify factors that influence team-member behavior and overall team performance.
2. Explain how the way a team interacts, and its resulting culture, influence a team’s success.
3. Analyze how national culture may influence team behaviors and performance.
This case is well suited for upper-level undergraduate courses and graduate courses in management, organizational behavior, and group dynamics. The case applies Hofstede’s national culture framework and team-based frameworks (Input-Process-Outcome model) and the broader literature to heighten an understanding of how to shape high performing teams.