The influence of familiarity on teamwork and decision making

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Fire Note 106: This completed PhD research investigated the teamwork and decision making differences between familiar (pre-formed) and unfamiliar (ad hoc) incident management teams (IMTs). This Fire Note examines the ways in which the performance of pre-formed IMTs was clearly superior to that of ad hoc IMTs, and identifies ways that fire agencies can assist members of ad hoc IMTs quickly become more familiar with each other.

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