Accession Number : ADA255459


Title :   The Impact of Organization Structure on Team Decision Making under Stress and Uncertainty


Descriptive Note : Quarterly technical rept. 16 Mar-15 Jun 1992


Corporate Author : GEORGE MASON UNIV FAIRFAX VA CENTER OF EXCELLENCE IN COMMAND CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS AND INTELLIGENCE


Personal Author(s) : Lehner, Paul E ; Levis, Alexander H


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a255459.pdf


Report Date : 03 Aug 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 19


Abstract : The objective of this research is to investigate coordination in hierarchical team decision making. Particular focus is placed on the identification and characterization of variables that enhance coordination and enable teams to maintain coordinated action under stressful conditions characteristic of tactical environments. The research proposal identified three major project tasks which define a sequence of three team decision making experiments. Each experiment involves the combined use of analytic models of the experimental setting and psychological models of human behavior to design the experiment and to predict performance. In the context of the three project tasks and research plan outlined above, a number of specific research tasks have been formulated. These are being addressed by project faculty and by graduate assistants under the direction of project faculty. The background and results for each research task are presented in this paper: 4.1 Coordination in Decision Making Organizations, 4.2 Design of Multi-level Hierarchical Organizations, 4.3 Methodology for Prescribing Team Decision Procedures, 4.4 Experimental Research to Evaluate Vulnerable-to-bias Decision Procedures, 4.5 Automated Tools for Specifying Decision Procedures, 4.6 Quantitative Models of Combined User/Decision Aid Performance, 4.7 Petri Net Representation of Team Decision Procedures, 4.8 Organizational Coordination Model, and 4.9 Integration of System and Coordination Models. For each task, background information and results/progress to date are presented.


Descriptors :   *COMMAND CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS , *UNCERTAINTY , *DECISION MAKING , *TACTICAL WARFARE , *STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY) , *TEAMS(PERSONNEL) , NEURAL NETS , USER NEEDS , ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE , MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS , PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Psychology
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Command, Control and Communications Systems


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE