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