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A multilevel, cross-domain investigation into adaptive team performance

Three research questions were designed to investigate the relationship between individual team-member characteristics and team adaptability. The first found perceptual measures of self- and team-adaptability are related within persons. The second examined perceptual measures of adaptability using social combination models to compare individual members’ perceptions of adaptability to the team-level construct of adaptability. Team adaptability was moderately related to the member with the highest self-perceived self-adaptability early in team formation but more strongly related to the average team member’s self-adaptability later in training. Finally, team perceptions of adaptability were used to predict team adaptive performance on non-routine trials over time. Team perceptions of adaptability were not found to be related to adaptive team performance.