The development of a team situation model (TSM), a shared understanding of the current situation developed by team members moment by moment, and its impact on team effectiveness have received minor attention in team research. This study investigates a moderated mediation model including the relationship between the team learning processes of co-construction and constructive conflict, the TSM, and team effectiveness. Forty-seven emergency management command-and-control teams participated in this field study. Their task was to manage a realistic emergency simulation developed and organized by field experts. The multi-rater approach included ratings of team members, researchers, and field experts. Results show that co-construction is related to the TSM under the condition of high constructive conflict. The TSM predicts team effectiveness in terms of the quality of actions at the incident scene.
- team learning
- team cognition
- team situation model
- team effectiveness
- emergency management command-and-control
- SHARED MENTAL MODELS
van der Haar, S., Segers, M. S. R., Jehn, K., & van den Bossche, P. (2015). Investigating the relation between team learning and the team situation model. Small Group Research, 46(1), 50-82. https://doi.org/10.1177/1046496414558840