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Zoethout, Kees, Jager, W. and Molleman, Eric (2006). 'Simulating the Emergence of Task Rotation'. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation 9(1)5 <http://jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk/9/1/5.html>.

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@article{zoethout2006,
title = {Simulating the Emergence of Task Rotation},
author = {Zoethout, Kees and Jager, W. and Molleman, Eric},
journal = {Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation},
ISSN = {1460-7425},
volume = {9},
number = {1},
pages = {5},
year = {2006},
URL = {http://jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk/9/1/5.html},
keywords = {Organisation, Task Rotation, Work Groups, Psychological Theory, Multi Agent Simulation},
abstract = {In work groups, task rotation may decrease the negative consequences of boredom and lead to a better task performance. In this paper we use multi agent simulation to study several organisation types in which task rotation may or may not emerge. By looking at the development of expertise and motivation of the different agents and their performance as a function of self-organisation, boredom, and task rotation frequency, we describe the dynamics of task rotation. The results show that systems in which task rotation emerges perform better than systems in which the agents merely specialise in one skill. Furthermore, we found that under certain circumstances, a task that leads to a high degree of boredom was performed better than a task causing a low level of boredom.},
}

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TY - JOUR
TI - Simulating the Emergence of Task Rotation
AU - Zoethout, Kees
AU - Jager, W.
AU - Molleman, Eric
Y1 - 2006/01/31
JO - Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation
SN - 1460-7425
VL - 9
IS - 1
SP - 5
UR - http://jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk/9/1/5.html
KW - Organisation
KW - Task Rotation
KW - Work Groups
KW - Psychological Theory
KW - Multi Agent Simulation
N2 - In work groups, task rotation may decrease the negative consequences of boredom and lead to a better task performance. In this paper we use multi agent simulation to study several organisation types in which task rotation may or may not emerge. By looking at the development of expertise and motivation of the different agents and their performance as a function of self-organisation, boredom, and task rotation frequency, we describe the dynamics of task rotation. The results show that systems in which task rotation emerges perform better than systems in which the agents merely specialise in one skill. Furthermore, we found that under certain circumstances, a task that leads to a high degree of boredom was performed better than a task causing a low level of boredom.
ER -