Effects of workload and uncertainty on team development

Julie M. Urban, Clint A. Bowers, Ben B. Morgan, Nalini Maniam

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Two studies were performed that attempted to test and extend the team development theory of 'punctuated equilibrium' proposed by Gersick (1988). In the first study, twelve five-person teams performed a resource allocation task, either under low or high workload. In the second study, twelve three-person teams performed an adapted version of this resource allocation task under either certain or uncertain task conditions. Various aspects of performance were assessed. The results of these studies support Gersick's contention that teams do go through one marked period of transition. However, this transition does not necessarily occur in the midpoint of the team's life cycle.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1234-1237
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Volume2
StatePublished - Dec 1 1994
EventProceedings of the 38th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. Part 2 (of 2) - Nashville, TN, USA
Duration: Oct 24 1994Oct 28 1994

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workload
Resource allocation
uncertainty
Life cycle
theory formation
human being
resources
life cycle
Uncertainty
performance

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  • Human Factors and Ergonomics

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Urban, Julie M. ; Bowers, Clint A. ; Morgan, Ben B. ; Maniam, Nalini. / Effects of workload and uncertainty on team development. In: Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. 1994 ; Vol. 2. pp. 1234-1237.
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