The Garden Team at Washington State University is a transdisciplinary, geographically dispersed group of faculty and staff. As with many such teams, member retention requires effort, as busy individuals may not see the overall benefits of active team membership. Ripple effect mapping is a strategy that can illustrate the tangible and often unexpected results of virtual team efforts. Not only are the data-rich results useful to individuals during their annual reporting activities, they also serve to strengthen collegial ties and enhance esprit de corps.
Daniels, C. H., Chalker-Scott, L., & Martini, N. (2016). Uncovering Transdisciplinary Team Project Outcomes Through Ripple Effect Mapping. Journal of Extension, 54(5), Article 4. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol54/iss5/4