Accession Number : ADA308974

Title :   The Impact of Selected Group Processes on the Coordination and Motivation of Army Teams.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : BATTELLE MEMORIAL INST COLUMBUS OH

Personal Author(s) : Beck, Hall P. ; Pierce, Linda G.

PDF Url : ADA308974

Report Date : MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 80

Abstract : The Army is developing a highly mobile, electronically sophisticated command and control vehicle (C2V) to meet the command and control requirements of the modern battlefield. The introduction of the C2V will have a profound impact on how command and control is performed. Increased mobility and access to 'real-time or near real-time' critical battle information will significantly challenge the organizational and decision-making skills of the commander and the staff In this report, a broad array of group phenomena, which may be altered or controlled in such a way as to promote the successful performance of the C2V crew, were reviewed. There were two objectives in conducting this review. First, we identified from the small group literature, a number of variables that may impact C2V crews in executing the type of tasks required to command and control battlefield forces in a highly automated, digitized, and potentially information-rich environment. These variables dealt with both the coordination and motivation of small groups. Then, when warranted by the literature, suggestions for enhancing C2V crew performance were made, or, as gaps in the literature were identified, hypotheses were generated for testing the relationship between and among these small group variables and battle command performance.

Descriptors :   *ARMY PERSONNEL, *TEAMS(PERSONNEL), *MOTIVATION, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), ORGANIZATIONS, DECISION MAKING, GROUP DYNAMICS, SKILLS, REAL TIME, BATTLEFIELDS, ARRAYS, VARIABLES, COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, DOCUMENTS, ACCESS, HYPOTHESES, BATTLES.

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE