Accession Number:

AD0601816

Title:

TEAMWORK UNDER TURNOVER AND SUCCESSION.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. no. 2

Corporate Author:

HARPUR COLL ENDICOTT N Y

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Report Date:

1964-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

Twenty-eight groups were observed performing a task that requires teamwork but allows flexibility of organization. The teams were made to experience varied amounts of membership replacement. Team performance was found to suffer significantly a if the number of members replaced was large relative to the past history of the team b if succession in the control position was involved and c if the successors intelligence was lower than his predecessors. Performance did not suffer if a the number of members replaced was large absolutely but not relatively or b replacement occurred as turnover in subordinate positions further, c performance was unrelated to intelligence except following replacement. The findings are not task-specific, as they in general replicate those of previous studies employing different tasks. Author

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE