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Observing teamwork in emergency management


Owen, C and Hickey, GJ and Douglas, JC, Observing teamwork in emergency management, Fire Note (42), Bushfire CRC, Australia, September (2009) [Government or Industry Research]

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This Fire Note aims to provide guidance for agencies wishing to conduct observations in fire and other emergency management contexts in a systematic manner, using the observations conducted of Incident Management Teamwork conducted within the Research Project D5 by way of an example. Good observational methods are particularly important when evaluating teamwork and/or the impact of changes (e.g. introduction of new technologies or procedures) on individual, team and organisational (or system) performance. This Fire Note highlights some of the issues which can arise in this process and provides guidance that will help agencies to collect good data for reviewing and improving operations

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Item Type:Government or Industry Research
Keywords:Taskwork, Teamwork, Triangulation
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Strategy, management and organisational behaviour
Research Field:Organisational behaviour
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in psychology
UTAS Author:Owen, C (Dr Christine Owen)
UTAS Author:Hickey, GJ (Mr Greg Hickey)
UTAS Author:Douglas, JC (Mrs Jane Douglas)
ID Code:61651
Year Published:2009
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2010-03-04
Last Modified:2014-09-04

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