Complexity in collaboration: Developing an understanding of macrocognition in teams through examination of task complexity

Heather C. Lum, Stephen M. Fiore, Michael A. Rosen, Eduardo Salas

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Abstract

How individuals and teams work together to plan, think, decide, and solve problems has been of increasing interest to researchers within the past decade. Specifically, collaborative aspects of macrocognition such as knowledge construction, collaborative team problem solving, team consensus, and outcome evaluation and revision are moving to the forefront of team research. Critical to our overall goal of improving collaboration, is an understanding of how the nature of the task interacts with team problem solving. Therefore, in this paper we focus on task complexity and discuss how it can potentially be operationalized and examined to better understand how it can impact collaboration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication52nd Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, HFES 2008
Pages1425-1429
Number of pages5
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
Event52nd Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, HFES 2008 - New York, NY, United States
Duration: Sep 22 2008Sep 26 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Volume3
ISSN (Print)1071-1813

Other

Other52nd Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, HFES 2008
CountryUnited States
CityNew York, NY
Period9/22/089/26/08

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics

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    Lum, H. C., Fiore, S. M., Rosen, M. A., & Salas, E. (2008). Complexity in collaboration: Developing an understanding of macrocognition in teams through examination of task complexity. In 52nd Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, HFES 2008 (pp. 1425-1429). (Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society; Vol. 3).