Accession Number : AD0627214

Title :   PILOT STUDIES OF TEAM EFFECTIVENESS.

Descriptive Note : Research memo.,

Corporate Author : HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH OFFICE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : George,Clay E. ; Hoak,George R. ; Boutwell,John

Report Date : FEB 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 66

Abstract : Methods of inducing intrateam coordination were tested for their effects on team performance in five-man groups. Twenty such teams were formed, ten experimental and ten control. It was found that intrateam coordination could be induced in teams by differentially reinforcing such behaviors. It was also found that motivation to coordinate one's responses with those of other team members could be increased by appropriate experimental manipulations. Finally, greater increases in cohesion were found in experimental than in control teams. Implications of these results for theory and for application are discussed. Attention is focused, however, on the use of these results as guidelines for future research. These are primarily pilot experiments. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GROUP DYNAMICS, EFFECTIVENESS), PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), MOTIVATION, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), PROBLEM SOLVING

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE