Accession Number:

ADA275894

Title:

Effects of Workload on Communication Processes in Decision Making Teams

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA ORLANDO

Report Date:

1993-12-14

Pagination or Media Count:

96.0

Abstract:

This report is a continuation of the research first described by Bowers and his coil Bowers, Urban, and Morgan, 1992, and attempts to investigate those variables which, according to a broad model of team performance, might contribute to a more thorough understanding of team decision making. While the goal of the previous study was to determine the relative effects of two different team structures and two workload levels on team processes and performance, the current investigation incorporated a third structure into the previously employed design. The team structure that was simulated in the current study is a structure that is prevalent in organizations and operational environments, and hence, enhances generalizability to operational teams. Therefore, this report describes the evaluation of the relative performance effectiveness of these three structures under two levels of workload, as well as the identification of team coordination processes associated with effective decision making within these groups. Team decision making, Communication, Structure, Workload.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE