Accession Number:

ADA089092

Title:

Improving Training and Performance of Navy Teams: A Design for a Research Program.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Sep 79-28 Feb 80,

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Report Date:

1980-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

134.0

Abstract:

A design for a large-scale research program on improving Navy team effectiveness. The report assesses the most critical Navy teams, identifies deficiencies in the performance of these teams, and recommends new research that could lead to significant improvements in team performance. The major conclusions are 1 teams performing time-stressed decisionmaking using symbolic information are most critical tomission effectiveness and ship survivability, 2 several currently available instructional methods could immediately improve training, 3 new interdisciplinary research should study simulated teams in laboratory task environments that provide computer-controlled task scenarios, realistic environmental and enemy models, and intra-team communications networks, and 4 promising approaches to improving teams include improving performance models of team tasks, improving the tools and methods of training, compensating for disruptive effects of turnover in team personnel, improving team organization, and improving human-machine systems to aid task performance. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Humanities and History
  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE