Changes in task requirements and system capabilities have led to the addition of crewmembers, information displays, and monitoring and coordination requirements in many domains. This experimental study tested the hypothesis that providing task relevant information to individual team members in a time critical environment, while limiting their access to non task-relevant information, would change team interactions by developing complementary team mental models and thus improve performance. The results of this experiment support this hypothesis, and give insight into how the distribution of information among team members effects the communications and coordination within a team. and team and individual performance.
Sperling, B. K.,
& Pritchett, A. R.
(2005). Information Distribution to Improve Team Performance in Military Helicopter Operations: An Experimental Study. 2005 International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, 706-711.