Advanced Team Decision Making: A Model and Training Implications.
Final rept. Aug 90-May 93,
KLEIN ASSOCIATES INC FAIRBORN OH
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In this research, our primary goal was to develop a theory- based training program that would enable U.S. Army Officers to achieve more effective strategic team decision making. Commensurate with Small Business Innovation Research program aims, our secondary goal was to commercialize this project beyond the testbed domain. We were successful in achieving both goals. First, we produced a model of Advanced Team Decision Making ATDM and an accompanying training program that has been embedded in the strategic decision-making curriculum of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. Results of a formative study lend positive support to a the validity of core concepts of the ATDM model b the relation of the model to common constructs in the current teamwork literature c the conclusion that trainees improve their ability to discriminate good versus poor decision-making behaviors when given guided practice with the model and d the conclusion that trainees improve their awareness of the link between their team products quality and their ability to engage in ATDM behaviors. Second, we have commercialized the program within a new domain that extends the models applicability from strategic planning and decision making with ad hoc teams to tactical planning and decision making with both ad hoc and intact teams.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Military Forces and Organizations