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Team Coordination in Extreme Environments

Book Description

The development and coordination of managerial devices to help businesses cope with the numerous challenges they face have been the subject of many empirical analyses in recent years.

This books draws from these studies to answer the question of how to coordinate a team in extreme environments. Embracing a practice-based perspective, it identifies work practices and technological uses that improve coordination within teams. Organizations need to know how to support the coordination of teams that evolve in highly changing, uncertain and risky contexts.

Beyond reviewing current literature on the analysis of coordination in the field, the author draws on military case studies and illustrations to offer readers practical ways to implement devices that facilitate coordination within teams.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title
  3. Copyright
  4. Introduction
    1. I.1. Coordination and team: proposed definitions
    2. I.2. Team coordination in the extreme environment: a major challenge for the company
    3. I.3. Plan of the work
  5. 1 Extreme Environment and Management Situations
    1. 1.1. The extreme environment: what is it about?
    2. 1.2. Various management situations in the extreme environment
    3. 1.3. Coordination in the extreme environment: shifting from one management situation to another
  6. 2 Team Coordination: What the Theory of Organizations has to Say
    1. 2.1. Classical theories of coordination
    2. 2.2. “Practice-based” coordination: putting back actors at the center of coordination
  7. 3 Coordination Practices in the Extreme Environment: Communication, Reflexivity and Socialization
    1. 3.1. Communication practices
    2. 3.2. Reflexive practices
    3. 3.3. Socialization practices
    4. 3.4. Coordination in the extreme environment: articulation of communication, reflexive and socialization practices
  8. 4 Can Coordination in the Extreme Environment be Learned? A Managerial Approach
    1. 4.1. Necessary individual and collective skills for coordination in an extreme environment
    2. 4.2. Setting up a process of “immediate” feedback: the case of the Air Force’s Aerobatic Team
    3. 4.3. Deploying decision support systems: the example of LINK 16 in air forces
    4. 4.4. Encouraging the emergence of professional communities: the case of Air Force Knowledge Now
    5. 4.5. Summary: coordination in extreme environments and managerial actions
  9. Conclusion
  10. Bibliography
  11. Index
  12. End User License Agreement