Understanding and Enabling Effective Team Assembly

Recent advances in information communication technologies and web connectivity have created unprecedented opportunities for people to assemble into teams. Because of these new capabilities, the notion of a team is rapidly changing: rather than being stable, bounded entities, contemporary teams are increasingly agile, ad hoc, distributed, and embedded within a larger network of relationships. In this study, I investigate the underlying socio-technical motivations that explain why people choose to team up with others, and explore how we can learn from these factors to improve the effectiveness of team assembly mechanisms.

Collaborators: Noshir Contractor, Leslie DeChurch, Diego Gomez, & Marlon Twyman (Northwestern)
Funding: Northwestern Office of the Provost Digital/Online Projects (PI)

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