Accession Number : ADA289855

Title :   Advanced Team Decision Making: A Model and Training Implications.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Aug 90-May 93,

Corporate Author : KLEIN ASSOCIATES INC FAIRBORN OH

Personal Author(s) : Zsambok, Caroline E.

PDF Url : ADA289855

Report Date : OCT 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 162

Abstract : In this research, our primary goal was to develop a theory- based training program that would enable U.S. Army Officers to achieve more effective strategic team decision making. Commensurate with Small Business Innovation Research program aims, our secondary goal was to commercialize this project beyond the testbed domain. We were successful in achieving both goals. First, we produced a model of Advanced Team Decision Making (ATDM) and an accompanying training program that has been embedded in the strategic decision-making curriculum of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. Results of a formative study lend positive support to (a) the validity of core concepts of the ATDM model; (b) the relation of the model to common constructs in the current teamwork literature; (c) the conclusion that trainees improve their ability to discriminate good versus poor decision-making behaviors when given guided practice with the model; and (d) the conclusion that trainees improve their awareness of the link between their team product's quality and their ability to engage in ATDM behaviors. Second, we have commercialized the program within a new domain that extends the model's applicability from strategic planning and decision making with ad hoc teams to tactical planning and decision making with both ad hoc and intact teams.

Descriptors :   *DECISION MAKING, *ARMY TRAINING, *TEAMS(PERSONNEL), TEST BEDS, COMMERCE, CORES, STRATEGIC ANALYSIS, VALIDATION, ARMY PERSONNEL, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), QUALITY, PLANNING, BEHAVIOR, TRAINEES, OFFICER PERSONNEL, MILITARY PLANNING, COOPERATION, DISCRIMINATE ANALYSIS.

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE