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Sharing for Success: Rentsch’s Research Focuses on Collaborative Problem Solving

quest-iorlJoan Rentsch, professor of communication studies and director of UT’s Integrative Organizational Research Laboratory, studies the intricacies of group communication. She specializes in helping teams of people with different expertise solve complex problems.

Although Rentsch’s research is primarily aimed at the workplace, it’s applicable to just about any team tasked with making complex decisions. “Ideally, team members should pull knowledge, expertise, and relevant information together to be able to make an informed decision,” Rentsch says.

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