The development of a tool to predict team performance

Publication year: 2011
Source: Applied Ergonomics, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 12 June 2011

M.A., Sinclair , C.E., Siemieniuch , R.A., Haslam , M.J.d.C., Henshaw , L., Evans

The paper describes the development of a tool to predict quantitatively the success of a team when executing a process. The tool was developed for the UK defence industry, though it may be useful in other domains. It is expected to be used by systems engineers in initial stages of systems design, when concepts are still fluid, including the structure of the team(s) which are expected to be operators within the system. It enables answers to be calculated for questions such as “What happens if I reduce team size?” and “Can I reduce the qualifications necessary to execute this process…