This three-year programmatic investigation into team task switching leverages:
- Agent-based models to understand how task switching behavior and performance-related switching costs
- Laboratory experiments conducted at Northwestern
- Experiments conducted in the Russian NEK, and
- A survey study aboard the International Space Station.
- Leslie DeChurch, Northwestern University
- Noshir Contractor, Northwestern University
- Jessica Mesmer-Magnus, University of North Carolina Wilmington
- Patrick Park, Northwestern University
Graduate Student Researchers:
- Ashley Niler, Northwestern University
- Gabriel Plummer, Northwestern University
McDonald, J. D., DeChurch, L. A., Asencio, R., Carter, D. R., Mesmer-Magnus, J. R., & Contractor, N. S. (2015). Team task switching: A conceptual framework for understanding functional work shifts. Proceedings of the International Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Los Angeles, CA, October, 2015.
McDonald. J. D., DeChurch, L.A., (2016, April). What makes teamwork attractive? A policy capturing study to identify influential social factors in team task switching. In McDonald, D., Jones, B. R., and Contractor, N. S. (co-chairs), The Many “I”s of a Team: Person Centric Perspectives on Teams. Symposium conducted at the 31st Annual Conference of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Anaheim, CA.
The material is based upon work supported by NASA under award No. NNX15AK73G. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.