ERIC Number: ED290800
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Dec-1
Reference Count: N/A
Effective Team Performance in Military Environments. Final Report.
Hogan, Robert; And Others
Identification of psychological factors influencing team performance in the chemical, biological, and radiological defense (CBR-D) environment were identified by a system for task classification: (1) combining Herold's task demands and Holland's taxonomy of work environments and (2) describing the development and evaluation of team tasks. This report evaluates the new system and describes the development and evaluation of a team task that meets the criteria specified. The criteria include: (1) allow variation in group performance, (2) require the coordination of the efforts of individuals in the group, (3) is susceptible to disruptions due to stress, (4) is classifiable by an acceptable task taxonomy, and (5) is familiar and interesting. Many stresses experienced by the group working as a Realistic task could result from incompatible personalities within the group rather than by threats external to it. It is important to separate these sources of stress in order to isolate and deal with them. These findings contribute to the work on team effectiveness and gives the Navy practical guidelines for enhancing team performance in CBR-D environment. (RR)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Naval Training Systems Center, Orlando, FL.
Authoring Institution: Battelle Columbus Labs, Research Triangle Park, NC.