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Media Richness, Team Behaviors, and Task Complexity on Team Performance
Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
  • Nancy J. Stone, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Abstract
Student groups worked a maze problem in a high or low media rich environment, with distributed or shared materials, with or without training on effective communication. Training did not affect performance, but groups with shared information had greater levels of performance. The media rich environment was debilitating, contrary to expectation. A training and materials interaction suggests that teamwork behaviors can decrease group performance when the task is easy, but increase performance on a more difficult task. Best predictors of performance suggest different types of behaviors have greater impact in different settings, and giving and seeking situation awareness might suggest a group is experiencing problems with the task.
Meeting Name
58th International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (2014: Oct 27-31, Chicago, IL)
Department(s)
Psychological Science
Keywords and Phrases
  • Human Engineering,
  • Effective Communication,
  • Group Performance,
  • Materials Interaction,
  • Media Richness,
  • Shared Information,
  • Situation Awareness,
  • Task Complexity,
  • Team Performance,
  • Ergonomics
International Standard Book Number (ISBN)
9780945289456
Document Type
Article - Conference proceedings
Document Version
Citation
File Type
text
Language(s)
English
Rights
© 2014 SAGE Publications Inc., All rights reserved.
Publication Date
1-1-2014
Disciplines
Citation Information
Nancy J. Stone. "Media Richness, Team Behaviors, and Task Complexity on Team Performance" Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Vol. 58 Iss. 1 (2014) p. 1381 - 1385 ISSN: 10711813
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/nancy-stone/18/