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ERIC Number: ED018688
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-May
Pages: 1
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INCREASING TEAM PROFICIENCY THROUGH TRAINING, 6. SUPERVISORY FURNISHED REINFORCEMENT IN TEAM TRAINING.
KLAUS, DAVID J.; AND OTHERS
INDIVIDUAL TEAM MEMBERS HAD SHOWN REDUCED PROFICIENCY WHEN INDIVIDUAL TRAINING WAS STOPPED AND TEAM TRAINING BEGUN. THIS STUDY ASSESSED THE EFFECTS OF SUPERVISORY FEEDBACK TO INDIVIDUAL TEAM MEMBERS ON THE RATE AT WHICH TEAMS ACQUIRED PROFICIENCY. SUBJECTS WERE 24 THREE MAN SERIES TEAMS, 18 TEAMS GROUPED BY LOW, MEDIUM, AND HIGH LEVELS OF PROFICIENCY TRAINED TO ONE CRITERION LEVEL, AND SIX TEAMS OF HIGH LEVEL PROFICIENCY TRAINED TO A HIGHER CRITERION LEVEL. TEAM REINFORCEMENT COMBINED WITH SUPERVISORY FURNISHED INDIVIDUAL REINFORCEMENT PRODUCED FASTER ACQUISITION THAN TEAM REINFORCEMENT ALONE BUT HIS ADVANTAGE WAS LOST WHEN INDIVIDUAL REINFORCEMENT WAS REMOVED. INDIVIDUAL REINFORCEMENT DURING EARLY TEAM TRAINING OVERCAME THE DECREASED PROFICIENCY OCCURRING DURING THE TRANSITION FROM INDIVIDUAL TO TEAM TRAINING BUT DID NOT REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF TEAM PRACTICE REQUIRED TO MAINTAIN PROFICIENCY IN THE ABSENCE OF SUPERVISORY REINFORCEMENT. THE RESULTS WERE CONSISTENT FOR TEAMS AT ALL LEVELS OF ABILITY TRAINED TO BOTH LEVELS OF PROFICIENCY. THIS DOCUMENT, AD-471-470, IS AVAILABLE FROM THE CLEARINGHOUSE FOR SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL INFORMATION, SPRINGFIELD, VIRGINIA 22151. MICROFICHE $.65. HARD COPY $3.00. 62 PAGES. (AUTHOR/LY)
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Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Pittsburgh, PA.
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