Accession Number : ADA332937

Title :   Crosstraining and Team Performance Further Investigation (Crosstraining en teamprestatie: een nadere verkenning).

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : HUMAN FACTORS RESEARCH INST TNO SOESTERBERG (NETHERLANDS)

Personal Author(s) : Schaafstal, A. M. ; Bots, M. J.

PDF Url : ADA332937

Report Date : 26 SEP 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 46

Abstract : An experiment is described in which the effects of three different methods for crosstraining on team performance and communication within teams are examined. The methods for crosstraining differ in information contents about the tasks, activities and informational needs of the other team members. They were developed with the aim of answering the following questions: (a) Will practice in the tasks of other team members lead to better communication strategies and to an enhanced team performance? (b) Will an explicit training of the shared aspects of the task among different team members result in better performance than crosstraining in which the various team members are trained in each others' total task. Apart from this, the effect of time pressure on the various cross training methods was examined. Finally, recommendations of Schaafstal en Bots (1997) with respect to the design of the experiment are implemented in the current experiment.

Descriptors :   *TRAINING, *TEAMS(PERSONNEL), STRATEGY, NETHERLANDS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), TEACHING METHODS, TIME, PRESSURE, DUTCH LANGUAGE.

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE