CareerWise Recruitment proudly sponsor an award for the NUIG MSc Student with the Best Research Project 2017
CareerWise recently sponsored an award for the NUIG MSc Student with the Best Research Project 2017.
Best Research Project was won by Laura Tighe, whose project was based around diverse teams who offer the potential for greater creativity and problem-solving; however, diversity can also lead to intra-group conflict when differences make it hard for the team to form a group identity. Can the experience of returned Irish expatriates lead to increased identification with diverse work groups and form the basis of work group identity?
The research explored three aspects:
- First, whether people consider expatriate experience in a way that allows it to work as a social category; this would potentially allow it to form the basis of group identity.
- Second, whether expatriation experience could result in common ground between Irish and non-Irish expatriates based on their perception of shared characteristics.
- Finally, it examined the possibility of this experience as a way to overcome intragroup conflicts in workgroups that resulted from ethnic differences.
Pictured: Tom Devaney – (CareerWise Recruitment), Laura Tighe (Winning Student, NUIG) and Cathal Estler (Chairman of CIPD Western Region)