The Goal Matrix – A Model for Developing Shared Cognition in TeamsChristian Jacobsson*
Department of Psychology, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
- *Corresponding Author:
- Jacobsson C
Department of Psychology
University of Gothenburg
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E-mail: christian. [email protected]
Received Date: June 09, 2017; Accepted Date: June 13, 2017; Published Date: June 20, 2017
Citation: Jacobsson C (2017) The Goal Matrix – A Model for Developing Shared Cognition in Teams. Clin Exp Psychol 3: 151. doi: 10.4172/2471-2701.1000151
Copyright: © 2017 Jacobsson C. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The purpose of this article is to present a model for developing shared cognition in teams, called the goal matrix. The theories and research behind the model is presented along with practical guidelines on how to use the model within a team. The model starts with the overall purpose of the team, why it exists in the first place. Then it defines an internal perspective, concerning team members and their roles, and an external perspective, concerning the stakeholders of the team. The purpose and the relationship between the internal and external perspective defines the context of the team. Further, the model describes three aspects of goals depending on the time horizon; process goals, future results and visions. The place and the time dimensions on goal achievement form six types of goals. These are internal standards and external standards, development goals and operative goals, guiding stars and vision.