Decoding dream teams.
The ATLAS lab at Northwestern is uncovering the inner workings of teams, and enabling the design of large, diverse, digitally-connected teams on Earth and beyond.

Leslie DeChurch is Professor of Communication Studies, and leads the Northwestern ATLAS lab, Her current work explores the dynamics through which teams form, and how these dynamics affect their performance as teams, and their ability to work as larger organizational systems (multiteam systems). Her current research seeks to build high-functioning teams that work in scientific innovation, space exploration, healthcare, and the military.

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 Lab News

5/31/2017 So excited for ATLAS alum Dorothy Carter who’s Project FUSION was selected to support multi team systems for the Mars Mission: This dream team includes Northwestern’s ATLAS (Leslie DeChurch) and SONIC (Noshir Contractor) labs, along with team effectiveness gurus Marissa Shuffler, Shawn Burke, & Steve Zaccaro. Learn more about Professor Carter’s LINC Lab here:

5/30/2017 Leslie DeChurch presented NASA work with collaborators Michael Schulz & Noshir Contractor at the Buzz Aldrin Space Institute Mars Mission Social Sciences Workshop, Kennedy Space Center:

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