Dr. Scott Tannenbaum, gOE's President, gave an invited presentation at NASA's Innovation Lecture Series. Dr. Ellen Ochoa, a former astronaut and now Director of the Johnson Space Center, kicked off the session. Scott's presentation covered the Science of Teamwork, described research gOE has been conducting at NASA, and provided recommendations for promoting team effectiveness.
Across industries, the complexity and dynamic nature of workplace operations, as well as the constant and rapid influx of information, requires employees to continuously acquire new skills and expertise. Formal training is not sufficient – employees also need to be astute on-the-job learners (OJL).
Debriefs are a quick, yet powerful experiential learning tool for enhancing team performance. During a debrief, team members reflect upon a recent experience, discuss what went well and identify opportunities for improvement. They attempt to build a common understanding (e.g., about work challenges, team member responsibilities, how best to handle a situation) and establish agreements to ensure future success. Research shows that well-conducted debriefs consistently boost performance.
This tool contains a checklist of 15 of the most common pitfalls that can derail or inhibit the success of a change effort. It can be used to stimulate a discussion among and help educate business leaders or members of a change team about effective change management practices.
This book is the latest volume in SIOP's (The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology) Professional Practice Series. It is edited by UCF's Eduardo Salas, gOE's Scott Tannenbaum, SHRM's Debra Cohen, and Gary Latham from the University of Toronto.