The Impact of Organization Structure on Team Decision Making under Stress and Uncertainty
Quarterly technical rept. 16 Mar-15 Jun 1992
GEORGE MASON UNIV FAIRFAX VA CENTER OF EXCELLENCE IN COMMAND CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS AND INTELLIGENCE
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The objective of this research is to investigate coordination in hierarchical team decision making. Particular focus is placed on the identification and characterization of variables that enhance coordination and enable teams to maintain coordinated action under stressful conditions characteristic of tactical environments. The research proposal identified three major project tasks which define a sequence of three team decision making experiments. Each experiment involves the combined use of analytic models of the experimental setting and psychological models of human behavior to design the experiment and to predict performance. In the context of the three project tasks and research plan outlined above, a number of specific research tasks have been formulated. These are being addressed by project faculty and by graduate assistants under the direction of project faculty. The background and results for each research task are presented in this paper 4.1 Coordination in Decision Making Organizations, 4.2 Design of Multi-level Hierarchical Organizations, 4.3 Methodology for Prescribing Team Decision Procedures, 4.4 Experimental Research to Evaluate Vulnerable-to-bias Decision Procedures, 4.5 Automated Tools for Specifying Decision Procedures, 4.6 Quantitative Models of Combined UserDecision Aid Performance, 4.7 Petri Net Representation of Team Decision Procedures, 4.8 Organizational Coordination Model, and 4.9 Integration of System and Coordination Models. For each task, background information and resultsprogress to date are presented.
- Administration and Management
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
- Command, Control and Communications Systems