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Facilitating teamwork in emergency management: The team process checklist

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posted on 2024-06-10, 01:07 authored by Christopher BearmanChristopher Bearman, Peter HayesPeter Hayes, Mark ThomasonMark Thomason
Emergency management (EM) teams typically operate in complex dynamic environments where they need to synthesize incomplete, contradictory or overwhelming amounts of information into intelligence and produce outputs in a short time-scale. Independent inquiries following large-scale emergencies highlight the central role that team processes such as communication, coordination, and cooperation play in enabling the effective performance of teams. This article describes the development and evaluation of the Team Process Checklist (TPC). The TPC is a 17-item checklist that is designed to help observers and/or team members better understand and manage EM teams both in real time and after the event (in debriefs and after action reviews). Items for the TPC were identified in the literature on communication, coordination and cooperation and then developed through five different regional coordination center (RCC) exercises by observers who used the TPC to evaluate the teamwork of the RCC. Following the development phase four evaluation studies were conducted with EM personnel. In these studies the TPC was rated as having very good usefulness, clarity, and comprehensiveness. The TPC therefore shows considerable promise as a simple, straight-forward way to help people in EM better understand and manage their teams in real time and after the event.

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Category 4 - CRC Research Income

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Volume

94

Start Page

1

End Page

31

Number of Pages

31

eISSN

2212-4209

ISSN

2212-4209

Publisher

Elsevier

Additional Rights

CC BY 4.0

Language

en

Peer Reviewed

  • Yes

Open Access

  • Yes

Acceptance Date

2023-05-27

Author Research Institute

  • Appleton Institute

Era Eligible

  • Yes

Journal

International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction

Article Number

103775

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