KLEIN ASSOCIATES INC FAIRBORN OH
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The goal of research and development in Information Technology for Leader and Team Learning and Operations is to use what we know from cognitive science and cognitive engineering to increase the readiness and adaptive performance of leaders and teams in real-world missions. Special emphasis is given to preparation and functions in Stability and Support Operations SASO missions. The government wants to increase the efficiency and the effectiveness with which units prepare for deployment and performance of SASO missions by applying cognitive science to the process. It is commonplace for organizations to assert that they want to encourage their teams to be adaptive. The military in particular places a high value on having adaptive teams, as opposed to rigid, inflexible teams, because there is so much uncertainty on the battlefield that it is essential to have units that can adjust to changing conditions. In addition, the military organization is taking on new roles in peacekeeping and SASO missions, and there is a significant learning curve involved in preparing to handle these challenges. Yet little has been written about what it means to be an adaptive team.
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