Establishing Team Knowledge Coordination from a Learning Perspective

Catherine Gabelica, Piet van den Bossche, S.M. Fiore, Mien Segers, Wim Gijselaers

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Abstract

Research has identified the importance of knowledge coordination in high-performing teams. However, little is known on the processes through which these cognitive structures are developed, more specifically on the learning occurring as teams communicate and interact to build new team knowledge. In a multiple-measures experiment, 33 teams with no prior experience in flight simulations were assigned to newly formed dyads to complete 4 successive performance episodes of a flight simulation task, modeling a complex, fast-paced, and high workload task context. The study showed how team learning processes (i.e., team learning behaviors and team reflexivity), driven by task cohesion, and group potency supported coordination development, which in turn predicted team performance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-53
Number of pages21
JournalHuman Performance
Volume29
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016

Keywords

  • TRANSACTIVE MEMORY-SYSTEMS
  • SHARED MENTAL MODELS
  • TOP MANAGEMENT
  • GROUP EFFICACY
  • PERFORMANCE
  • REFLEXIVITY
  • INFORMATION
  • ORGANIZATIONS
  • ANTECEDENTS
  • DIVERSITY

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