Leveraging Leadership, Collaboration, and Decision-Making to Improve Team Effectiveness: A Case of Education Gathering Group (EGG) Alumni Network in Kayin State, Myanmar

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Kyaw Khaung Saw
Sirichai Preudhikulpradab


This article is survey-based research, comprising of two objectives, 1). to examine the current situations of leadership, collaboration, and decision making to improve team effectiveness of the Education Gathering Group (EGG) Alumni Network in Kayin State, Myanmar, and 2). to propose key developmental opportunities to improve team effectiveness. Research design, data, and methodology: The research site is Kayin State, Myanmar, with a total actual sample of 124 respondents who completed the survey. The instrument employed is a structured questionnaire, which is IOC validated and Cronbach Alpha Co-Efficient tested. The sampling technique is purposive sampling. Data is quantitative and treatments, comprise descriptive statistics, inferential statistics, and Pearson correlation. Key findings indicated that leadership (p=0.00, r=0.479) and decision-making (p=0.00, r=0.408), which indicated a significant correlation with team effectiveness, and collaboration (p=0.054, r=0.173), which indicated insignificant correlation. Five sets of recommendations are proposed, including strengthening the collaboration and upgrading network's activities, increasing communication to minimize misunderstanding among members, managing the perception by activating a sense of ownership, co-creating the alumni network by embracing the entrepreneurial of the voluntary network, and investing in a full-time post who orchestrates on-going activities of the EGG alumni network


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Saw, K. K., & Preudhikulpradab, S. . (2021). Leveraging Leadership, Collaboration, and Decision-Making to Improve Team Effectiveness: A Case of Education Gathering Group (EGG) Alumni Network in Kayin State, Myanmar. AU-GSB E-JOURNAL, 14(1), 37-44. https://doi.org/10.14456/augsbejr.2021.4


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