Team Mental Models is a team level phenomenon that derives from team member's cognition and has a positive impact on team performance. This CQ Dossier introduces the Team Mental Model concept, reviews the body of evidence supporting the Team Mental Model - team performance relationship.
This CQ Dossier focuses on the implementation of an effective safety climate through high reliability teams (HRT) in high reliability organizations (HROs). The dossier draws on theory and research on HRTs to provide a series of broad-based recommendations that will enable the implementation of policies to provide a strong safety climate.
This CQ Dossier focuses on how organizations can effectively use High Reliability Teams to promote safety. Effective teams are social in nature with team members having high task interdependency and shared, common values (Salas, Cooke & Rosen, 2008). High Reliability Teams have the ability to promote safety through task-relevant knowledge, high levels of communication, and adapting to the environment. This dossier describes why High Reliability Teams can promote safety and the importance of safety promotion through teams.