Accession Number : ADA187733

Title :   Experimental Analysis of Team Performance Effectiveness: Incentive and Training Factors.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jul 80-30 Jun 84,

Corporate Author : JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV BALTIMORE MD SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Personal Author(s) : Emurian, Henry H ; Brady, Joseph V

PDF Url : ADA187733

Report Date : 30 Jun 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 129

Abstract : Groups performing complex tasks under operational conditions can be anticipated to undergo changes in size and membership. Accordingly, the research project developed a paradigm for investigating the effects of such membership turbulence with 2- and 3-person groups residing in a programmed laboratory environment for 10 successive days. A range of mission parameters (e.g., performance tasks, motivation, group gender composition, social interaction opportunities, etc.) was systematically explored during 10 studies that included 6 analyses of changes in group size and 4 analyses of changes in group membership. The resulting database provides the opportunity for inductive determinations of interrelationships among performance, behavioral, and endocrine effects that were assessed throughout each of the 10 group investigations. Keywords: Team turbulence, Programmed environment, Performance effectiveness, Team task.

Descriptors :   *PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), *TEAMS(PERSONNEL), *GROUP DYNAMICS, *BEHAVIOR, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, DATA BASES, LABORATORIES, MISSION PROFILES, MOTIVATION, SIZES(DIMENSIONS), TRAINING, TURBULENCE, SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE