Accession Number:

ADA510116

Title:

Experimental Evaluation of Collaborating Teams (EECT)

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Mar 2007-Jul 2009

Corporate Author:

WRIGHT STATE UNIV DAYTON OH

Report Date:

2009-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

59.0

Abstract:

This report documents the results of research activities conducted as part of this task order. The Experimental Evaluation of Collaborating Teams EECT research effort sought to investigate psychosocial factors that might impact performance in virtual, distributed teams. Although computer-mediated interactions can limit the social context and depth of discussion about team tasks, their benefits include that they can obscure status differences, and increase team member participation and team coordination. The EECT research suggests that both selection of adaptable teammates and training skills in communicating certain information and shared mental models, as well as building team efficacy and cohesiveness can benefit team performance.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE