A recent paper entitled “Measuring trust in teams: Development and validation of a multifaceted measure of formative and reflective indicators of team trust” by BBS Academics Dr Cristina Costa and Prof Neil Anderson has picked up a lot of interest from readers and is in the most read list. The article has been listed in 5th position, topping a large number of articles published in this prestigious academic journal in publication since 1996.
Their article looks at such factors in teams as propensity to trust and perceived trustworthiness, which in turn lead to cooperation and monitoring between team members. The study was conducted with 98 hospital professionals and 395 individuals from three social care institutions and the BBS researchers proposed an efficient instrument to measure trust in teams.
Both academics bring their research to the classroom on a range of Brunel Business School Postgraduate Programmes and PhDs. Dr Costa and Prof Anderson are members of the Work and Organisation Research Centre (WORC) in Brunel Business School.