Accession Number : ADA614103


Title :   Best Practices in Military Design Teams


Descriptive Note : Final rept. May 2012 - August 2013


Corporate Author : APPLIED RESEARCH ASSOCIATES INC FAIRBORN OH COGNITIVE SOLUTIONS DIV


Personal Author(s) : Grome, Anna ; Crandall, Beth ; Metcalf, Kimberly A ; Lauferseiler, Dawn ; Strouse, Robert


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a614103.pdf


Report Date : Mar 2015


Pagination or Media Count : 110


Abstract : This research report offers an integrative view of key challenges that military design teams encounter, and describes lessons, strategies, and approaches used by military leaders to optimize the performance of design teams in operational contexts. Topics include assembling design teams, managing intergroup dynamics, fostering cognitive flexibility, integrating non-military SMEs into the team, capturing the team's evolving understanding, and conveying insights to stakeholders. The report presents findings from previous research on teams as well as insights from interviews and a survey with those who have worked in design teams in operational settings.


Descriptors :   *TEAMS(PERSONNEL) , COGNITION , INTERVIEWING , MILITARY COMMANDERS , STRATEGY , SURVEYS


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE