Effects of workload on communication processes in decision making teams: an empirical study with implications for training

Julie Marie Urban, Clint A. Bowers, Susan D. Monday, Ben B. Morgan

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Abstract

Recent empirical studies of decision making in teams demonstrate that team structure and workload significantly influence team performance. Therefore, it is necessary to create training interventions that will optimize performance within existing team structures and workload levels. Several studies suggest that team processes are the most likely target for this type of intervention. The current investigation sought to develop a laboratory analogue of a common team structure (i.e., the 'product team') and to assess the effects of high and low workload on team performance processes within this structure. The results suggest that different communication behaviors facilitate effective performance under low and high workload.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1233-1237
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Volume2
StatePublished - Dec 1 1993
EventProceedings of the 37th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society - Seattle, WA, USA
Duration: Oct 11 1993Oct 15 1993

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics

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