Michael Kukenberger and researchers aim to gain deeper insights into changes in group membership

Michael Kukenberger

Whether it’s an employee in a highly collaborative workforce, a player on an athletic team or a position in the military, changes in team membership are inevitable. But, what is the ultimate impact of these changes? 

Research at the University of New Hampshire is focused on answering this question by gaining a deeper understanding of the ever-changing nature of teams and their compositions.  

Michael Kukenberger, an associate professor of organizational behavior at the UNH Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics, is leading a research project funded by a $1.07 million grant from the U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences (ARI). This project aims to explore the impact of team membership changes on overall team dynamics to enhance performance and support the Army's mission through optimized member rotation strategies. 

Kukenberger is collaborating with Lauren D’Innocenzo, an associate professor of organizational behavior at Drexel University, and Dale Watson, an assistant teaching professor at Pennsylvania State Harrisburg and retired U.S. Army Colonel, along with students at Drexel and UNH.

 unh today article