A COMPUTERIZED ASSESSMENT OF TEAM LEADERSHIP SKILLS

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Amount:
$64,761.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
1994
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
27409
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Humrro International Inc.
66 Canal Center Plaza Ste 400, Alexandria, VA, 22314
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Patricia Keenan
 (703) 549-3611
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
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Abstract
RESEARCHERS ARE DEVELOPING AND VALIDATING A MEASURE OF TEAM LEADERSHIP ABILITY. OVER THE PAST DECADE, MANY ORGANIZATIONS HAVE IMPLEMENTED INNOVATIVE WORK PRACTICES IN RESPONSE TO GROWING COMPETITION AND OTHER MODERN CHALLENGES IN THE MARKETPLACE. AMONG THESE INNOVATIVE PRACTICES IS THE IMPLEMENTATION OF SELF-DIRECTED WORK TEAMS. TO REAP THE BENEFITS OF THIS PRACTICE, IT IS IMPORTANT THAT ORGANIZATIONS SELECT AND PROMOTE MANAGERS WHO UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE OF WORKER EMPOWERMENT AND WHO HAVE THE SKILLS TO IMPLEMENT AND SUSTAIN IT. A VALID ASSESSMENT WILL BE OF CRITICAL IMPORTANCE TO ORGANIZATIONS INTERESTED IN SELECTING THE BEST PEOPLE AS TEAM LEADERS, BUT NO VALIDATED INSTRUMENTS FOR MEASURING THIS UNIQUE SET OF LEADERSHIP SKILLS EXIST. THE ASSESSMENT INSTRUMENT WILL TAKE ADVANTAGE OF INTERACTIVE VIDEO DISC TECHNOLOGY TO PRESENT A HIGH-FIDELITY SIMULATION OF CHALLENGING SITUATIONS TYPICALLY ENCOUNTERED BY TEAM LEADERS. RESEARCHERS ARE: (1) DEVELOPING A CONTENT-VALID INSTRUMENT, (2) DETERMINING WHETHER A CRITERION-RELATED VALIDATION IS APPROPRIATE OR FEASIBLE, AND (3) IDENTIFYING THE TYPE(S) OF TEAM LEADER JOBS TO BE STUDIED.

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