Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


Industrial-Organizational Psychology

Committee Chair/Advisor

Marissa Shuffler

Committee Member

Allison Traylor

Committee Member

Patrick Rosopa

Committee Member

Michael Rosen

Committee Member

Eduardo Salas


Team development interventions (TDIs) are evidenced-based best practices that improve performance trajectories of teams. To date, various independent studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of one type of TDI in improving effectiveness, but there has yet to be a cross-intervention assessment. Accordingly, the goal of this dissertation was to explore a subset of TDIs (team charters, team training, team debriefing) from a comparative lens. First, I conducted a series of pairwise meta-analyses across team charters, team training, and team debriefing to establish a TDI-effectiveness relationship. Findings were inconclusive regarding team charters, but suggested that team training and team debriefing significantly improve team performance. However, these results merely support a pairwise comparison (e.g., training vs. control; debrief vs. control) and do not provide cross-intervention conclusions (e.g., teams that utilize training vs debriefing).

To address this comparative component, I then explored the use of network meta-analytic (NMA) techniques in order to discern which TDI is most effective at improving team effectiveness. Given the infancy of NMA in organizational sciences, this aim was exploratory in nature. Results suggest that team debriefs are most effective at improving team effectiveness when compared to team charters and team training. Findings are examined in accordance with certainty of evidence, and limitations are discussed. Theoretical, methodological, and practical implications are detailed in an effort to lay the foundation for future NMAs across all TDIs, the broader organizational sciences, and beyond.

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