Accession Number : AD0006561


Title :   ASSUMED SIMILARITY MEASURES AS PREDICTORS OF TEAM EFFECTIVENESS IN SURVEYING


Corporate Author : ILLINOIS UNIV AT URBANA BUREAU OF RESEARCH AND SERVICE


Personal Author(s) : Fiedler, Fred E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/006561.pdf


Report Date : Feb 1953


Pagination or Media Count : 24


Abstract : A study was made of the relationship between the productivity and the Assumed Similarity measures, ASp, ASn, and ASo, obtained from 71 surveyors in 22 surveying teams. The ASn and ASo scores of the team's most preferred co-worker were correlated negatively with the team's productivity; similar results were obtained previously with basketball teams. Team members who selected as their co-worker a person with high assumed similarity were rated as congenial, which indicated that the most congenial teams were not the most productive teams.


Descriptors :   *WORK MEASUREMENT , SURVEYS , SCORING , TEAMS(PERSONNEL) , PRODUCTIVITY


Subject Categories : Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE