Accession Number : ADA473403
Title : Mentale Inzetbaarheid van Teams: Ontwikkeling van een Moden van Teamfunctioneren als Module voor SCOPE (Mental Readiness of Teams - Development of a Team Model as Module for SCOPE)
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : TNO DEFENCE SECURITY AND SAFETY SOESTERBERG (NETHERLANDS)
Personal Author(s) : Bruin, R de ; Verwijs, C ; Vliet, A J van
Report Date : Apr 2007
Pagination or Media Count : 41
Abstract : In this study a model of team functioning was developed for the use in the simulation software SCOPE. This software is developed for predicting operational effectiveness of dismounted soldiers using various physical, biological and cognitive models. Based on scientific literature on teams, five factors were identified as most important to team functioning. The relations between these factors and effectiveness of dismounted soldiers were quantified by presenting vignettes to military participants and asking them to judge the expected efficiency of the groups described in the vignettes. The results show that leadership, cohesion, and diversity are most related to effectiveness. It is concluded that the developed model is a useful description of team functioning and can be used to improve the general validity of the SCOPE predictions.
Descriptors : *LEADERSHIP , *OPERATIONAL READINESS , *TEAMS(PERSONNEL) , *COHESION , COMPUTER PROGRAMS , MODELS , SURVEYS , DUTCH LANGUAGE , EFFICIENCY , COGNITION , NETHERLANDS , COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION
Subject Categories : Psychology
Personnel Management and Labor Relations
Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE