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A literature review of methods for providing enhanced operational oversight of teams in emergency management

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Bearman, C, Rainbird, S, Brooks, BP ORCID: 0000-0001-7954-6281, Owen, C ORCID: 0000-0002-1985-7886 and Curnin, S ORCID: 0000-0001-5248-7250 2018 , 'A literature review of methods for providing enhanced operational oversight of teams in emergency management' , International Journal of Emergency Management, vol. 14, no. 3 , pp. 254-274 , doi: 10.1504/IJEM.2018.10015420.

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Abstract

Teamwork is an important component of effective emergencymanagement. From time to time teamwork will break down in the complexsituations involved in managing emergencies. It is important for peoplewho have operational oversight of these teams to be able to detect breakdownsquickly and effectively. However, there is typically little guidance within manyagencies about how best to do this. This paper reviews the literature on teammonitoring by observers in emergency management and related domains andidentifies four key approaches to monitoring teams: 1) coordination,cooperation and task-related communication; 2) information flow; 3) linguisticanalysis; 4) team outputs. These methods provide a number of different optionsthat agencies involved in emergency management can use as the basis fordeveloping enhanced operational oversight of teams.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Bearman, C and Rainbird, S and Brooks, BP and Owen, C and Curnin, S
Keywords: emergency management; teamwork; monitoring; wildfire; response; safety.
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Emergency Management
Publisher: Inderscience Publishers
ISSN: 1741-5071
DOI / ID Number: 10.1504/IJEM.2018.10015420
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Copyright © 2018 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.

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