An Exploration of the Effects of Managerial Intervention on Engineering Design Team Performance

  • Joshua T. Gyory
  • Jonathan Cagan
  • Kenneth Kotovsky
Conference paper


Engineering is often done in teams, but teams are not always efficient and maximally proficient. This work explores whether a portion of the resources used for solving a problem could instead be used to manage and control the design process of the remainder of a team. Consequently, this research begins to investigate whether a manager can improve the collective performance of engineering design teams.



This work was supported by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) under grant No. FA9550-16-1-0049 and grant No. FA9550-18-1-0088. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this paper are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the sponsors.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joshua T. Gyory
    • 1
  • Jonathan Cagan
    • 1
  • Kenneth Kotovsky
    • 1
  1. 1.Carnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburghUSA

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