|Title||Enhancing team performance|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||2017|
|Authors||Bearman, C, Rainbird, S, Owen, C, Brooks, B, Curnin, S|
|Publisher||Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC|
Effective teamwork is vital when managing emergencies. Emergencies can exert extreme pressures on emergency teams, their leaders and co-responders. These pressures sometimes cause breakdowns in teamwork that can lead to impaired operational response. This project helps to improve teamwork through better real-time identification and resolution of teamwork issues. To do this the project has developed two tools: the Emergency Management Breakdown Aide Memoire (EMBAM) and the Team Process Checklist (TPC). The tools' flexibility and ease of use helps emergency managers to strengthen teamwork before, during and after emergencies. The tools can be used during training, in actual emergencies, and in after-action reviews. End-users have so far found the tools to be highly valuable.