Leader and Team Adaptability in Multinational Coalitions (LTAMC): An International Research Project
ARMY RESEARCH LAB FORT SILL OK HUMAN RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING DIR
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Multinational coalitions are a complicated assembly of leaders, teams, cultures, networks, and collaborative systems Sutton Pierce, 2003. This complicated assemblage of coalition partners will be required to perform as a team in complex environments that place high demands on the command and control C2 of forces. Complex environments make adaptive performance more critical than ever. The development of adaptive performance in multinational coalitions can be rapidly advanced by the collaboration of researchers in North Atlantic Treaty Organization NATO and Partnership for Peace PfP nations. Such a group has been established under NATOs Headquarters, Supreme Allied Command Transformation HQ SACT, Futures and Engagement Branch through the Concept Development and Experimentation CDE program. Led by the U.S. Army Research Laboratory ARL Human Research and Engineering Directorate HRED, the project is titled Leader and Team Adaptability in Multinational Coalitions or LTAMC. The group also operates concurrently as a NATO Research and Technology Organization RTO Human Factors and Medicine HFM Panel exploratory team on a project titled Adaptability in Coalition Teamwork or ACT. The combined CDE HFM effort follows the CDE process and is reported as a project for both CDE and HFM. This paper presents the LTAMCACT program of research. Theoretical frameworks and models integrating culture to multinational teams and team leadership are limited, but growing. The need exists to leverage what is known about culture, teams, training, and leadership in order to provide a model of coalition teamwork and develop methods and information systems that recognize the importance of political, economic, social, and environmental factors in addition to military strategy NATO, 1991, 1999.
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