October 31, 2019 Joris van Gend

Group and team dynamics

Within the domain of organizational research, group and team dynamics form an essential part of research. Observing and quantifying these dynamics is however complex and often of a qualitative nature. The BMS lab does not only have the recording equipment to save interactions, but also the tools to analyze them. Among these tools is our very own Sociometry app, which allows for the analysis of speech based upon indicators associated dominance, patterns and voice.

A screenshot of the app showing the main menu

Sociometry app

Within the field of group interactions is a big interest in the underlying group dynamics. For example, who speaks the most, at what tone and how is the dynamic of the conversation? The Sociometry app (available on Android & IOS) developed by the BMS lab aids researchers in answering such questions. It allows for the recording of a conversation through a simple smartphone and enables analysis on wide array of aspects, such as the dominance of speakers, their tempo and tone. It gives key insights in group makeup and conversational progress and provides the ability to transcribe conversations.