CASBBI Seminar: Introduction to Science Multiteam Systems: Attributes, Challenges & Strategies, Drs. Stephen Zaccaro and Richard Klimoski

November 22, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
The Krasnow Institute, Room 229
4461 Rockfish Creek Lane
Stephanie Carmack

Introduction to Science Multiteam Systems: Attributes, Challenges & Strategies 

Stephen Zaccaro, Ph.D.; Professor, Psychology, George Mason University 

Richard Klimoski, Ph.D.; Professor, School of Business, George Mason University

Abstract: Science multiteam systems (or MTSs), similar to CASBBI, consist of multiple science labs or research teams, where each team focuses on a particular part of the overall project. Such teams may be led by one or more senior scientists and composed of junior scientists and research assistants. However, the teams are expected to work together, combining their particular scientific findings and expertise to create an overall integrated scientific outcome. In this presentation we will lay the foundation for the second session (early next year) by describing the core attributes of science MTSs, challenges that they face, and several strategies that can address these challenges.

Biography: Dr. Stephen J. Zaccaro is a professor of psychology at George Mason University. He is also an experienced leadership development consultant. He has written over 125 journal articles, book chapters, and technical reports on leadership, group dynamics, team performance, and work attitudes. He has authored a book titled, The Nature of Executive Leadership: A Conceptual and Empirical Analysis of Success, and has co-edited five other books on the topics of organizational leadership, leader development, multiteam systems, cybersecurity, and occupational stress. He has worked with executives and managers from private industry as well as from the public and military sectors. He has served as a principal investigator, co-principal investigator or consultant on multiple projects in the areas of leadership and executive assessment, leadership and team training, leader adaptability, executive coaching, multiteam systems, and cyber security team performance. He serves on the editorial board of The Leadership Quarterly, and he is an associate editor for the Journal of Business and Psychology and for Military Psychology. He is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, and of the American Psychological Association, Divisions 14 (Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology) and 19 (Military Psychology).

Dr. Richard Klimoski is a professor of psychology and management and area chair in the School of Business at George Mason University. He is recognized as “one of the 30 most influential industrial and organizational psychologists alive today” by human resources trade group, Human Resources MBA. Prior to his appointment at George Mason University, Klimoski was on the faculty of the Ohio State University where he was vice-chair for the Department of Psychology. He also has been a visiting professor at several other major universities during his career. His research and teaching interests revolve around the nature of effective organizational leadership and the dynamics of successful work teams. His scholarly work has appeared in the major journals of his field. He is the author or editor of several books including Research, Measurement and Evaluation in Human Resources, The Nature of Organizational Leadership, Emotions in the Workplace, the Handbook of Psychology, Vol. 12 (Industrial and Organizational Psychology) and, most recently, Advancing Human Resource Management Projects.