Status and cockpit dynamics: a review and empirical study.

@article{Milanovich1998StatusAC,
  title={Status and cockpit dynamics: a review and empirical study.},
  author={Dana M. Milanovich and James E. Driskell and Ren{\'e}e J. Stout and Eduardo Salas},
  journal={Group dynamics : theory, research, and practice : the official journal of Division 49, Group Psychology and Group Psychotherapy of the American Psychological Association},
  year={1998},
  volume={2 3},
  pages={
          155-67
        }
}
One of the most troublesome dynamics evident in the airplane cockpit is related to patterns of authority relations between the captain and the first officer: Too often, captains fail to listen and first officers fail to speak. The authors propose that many instances of superordinate and subordinate behavior in the cockpit--the captain's tendency to reject input from other team members and the first officer's hesitancy to question the captain--represent cases of status generalization. First, the… CONTINUE READING

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