RESEARCH INVOLVING COMMUNICATION PROCESSES IN TASK ORIENTED GROUPS.
TUFTS UNIV MEDFORD MASS INST FOR PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH
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Several theoretical articles which examine various aspects of the small group performance problem are discussed. These include 1 An analysis of the executive process, based on the distribution of information in a group which relates to particular decisions. The general notion was that the information bearing on any action decision can be determined or estimated and that an effective executive structure is one that maximizes the amount of relevant information brought to bear on each decision. 2 An examination of phasing relationships among action units with particular emphasis on measurement. 3 A discussion of the use of computer simulation models with special reference to organization theory. 4 A survey of the possibly appropriate mathematical models for a variety of group performance subfunctions. Author