INTEGRATED PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT OF TACTICAL UNITS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 12628
Amount: $465,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1992
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Klein Associates Inc.
Po Box 264 - 800 Livermore St, Yellow Springs, OH, 45387
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr Gary A Klein
 (513) 767-2691
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THE EXISTING TECHNIQUES FOR EVALUATING GOOD AND POOR ARMY UNIT PERFORMNCE GENERATE LIMITED AND POTENTIALLY DISTORTED IMPRESSIONS. YET PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT IS NECESSARY IN ORDER TO ASSESS THE VALUE OF NEW WEAPONS SYSTEMS, TACTICS, AND ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURES. THERE IS A NEED FOR A GLOBAL, THEORY-BASED, AND INTEGRATED APPROACH THAT CAN PRESENT AN OVERALL PERSPECTIVE WHILE ALSO PROVIDING THE NECESSARY LEVEL OF DETAIL. THIS PROPOSAL FOCUSES ON TEAM DECISION PERFORMANCE. KLEIN ASSOCIATES HAS DEVELOPED MODELS OF INDIVIDUAL AND TEAM DECISION MAKING. RECENTLY WE HAVE DERIVED A GLOBAL MODEL OF TEAM FUNCTIONING, INTEGRATING BEHAVIORAL, COMMUNICATION, AND INDIVIDUAL FACETS OF TEAM PERFORMANCE. EACH OF THESE FACETS IS ANCHORED IN A SPECIFIC SET OF PROCEDURES FOR COLLECTING DATA. WE PROPOSE TO APPLY THESE MODELS TO THE TASK OF DEVELOPING PERFORMANCE MEASURES FOR TACTICAL UNITS. PHASE I WILL SYNTHESIZE AND EXPAND THE EXISTING MODELS, TO OBTAIN A THEORY SPECIFICALLY ADDRESSING ARMY TACTICAL UNITS. WE WILL USE THIS MODEL TO GENERATE A SET OF PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT TECHNIQUES, AND WILL TEST THESE TECHNIQUES USING THE DATABASE AT THE NATIONAL TRAINING CENTER.

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