Post-IOC space station: Models of operation and their implications for organizational behavior, performance and effectivenessIssues of crew productivity during design work on space station are discussed. The crew productivity is defined almost exclusively in terms of human factors engineering and habitability design concerns. While such spatial environmental conditions are necessary to support crew performance and productivity, they are not sufficient to ensure high levels of crew performance and productivity on the post-Initial Operational Configurations (IOC) space station. The role of the organizational environment as a complement to the spatial environment for influencing crew performance in such isolated and confined work settings is examined. Three possible models of operation for post-IOC space station's organizational environment are identified and it is explained how they and space station's spatial environment will combine and interact to occasion patterns of crew behavior is suggested. A three phase program of research design: (1) identify patterns of crew behavior likely to be occasioned on post-IOC space station for each of the three models of operation; and (2) to determine proactive/preventative management strategies which could be adopted to maximize the emergence of preferred outcomes in crew behavior under each of the several spatial and organizational environment combinations.
Danford, S. (State Univ. of New York Buffalo, NY, United States)
Meindl, J. (State Univ. of New York Buffalo, NY, United States)
Hunt, R. (State Univ. of New York Buffalo, NY, United States)
August 12, 2013
January 1, 1985
Publication: NASA. Johnson (Lyndon B.) Space Center R and D Productivity: New Challenges for the US Space Program