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Accession Number ADA584036
Title Deciding in a Complex Environment : Human Performance Modeling of Dislocated Organizations.
Publication Date Oct 2010
Media Count 10p
Personal Author C. Semling L. Bucher N. Wittman
Abstract In this paper the method Organizational Behaviour Representation (OBR) will be presented including its basic concepts and the resulting software- demonstrator. The study s main objective covers the principles needed to build effective reachback organizations. Dislocated command and control structures are necessary to meet present and future challenges of military organizations. Improved communication and collaboration tools enable this kind of virtual teamwork and offer advantages such as e.g. a small footprint , flexible and agile staffing of reachback and deployed units, additional ad hoc expertise or industrial supplements. Often, there are performance problems in virtual teamwork due to misunderstandings in collaboration. OBR models mainly social and cognitive processes grounded in human factors research which are coupled tightly to organizational performance. For example, organizational performance often decreases because of the loss of shared situational awareness of forward and reachback elements or deficiencies in personnel resources. On the other hand, good practice, well-routined staff work and optimized team preparation through personnel training or experience in military missions support and reinforce working processes which lead to higher performance indicators.
Keywords Collaborative techniques
Deployed units
Dislocated organizations
Human factors
Military organizations
Organizational behavior
Organizational models
Organizational performance
Shared situational awareness
System dynamics model

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 92B - Psychology
57T - Psychiatry
74 - Military Sciences
Corporate Author NATO Research and Technology Organization, Neuilly-sur-Seine (France).
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Conference paper.
NTIS Issue Number 1402
Contract Number N/A

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