Kyle Brykman

Group of young people have a discussion while sitting around computer.Researchers from the Odette School of Business are seeking participants for a study about how to build and sustain resilient entrepreneurial teams.

Building resilient startup teams aim of study

Successful entrepreneurship is critical to a vibrant economy, but about 50% of new ventures fail within five years with dysfunctional teamwork being one of the most common causes.

A team of researchers, led by faculty from the Odette School of Business, are addressing this issue by investigating the social dynamics that enable startup teams to overcome adversities and uncertainties associated with starting a new business.

Kyle BrykmanTeams become more effective and resilient when bosses encourage employees to take risks, make suggestions, and learn from the process, according to a study by business professor Kyle Brykman.

Study: listen to employees to build more resilient teams

Teams become more effective and resilient when bosses encourage employees to take risks, make suggestions, and learn from the process.