Virtual Work

Today, companies increasingly use virtual teams which bridge geographical and time distances to connect team members' talents, abilities and knowledge through Information Technology (IT). The goal is to react flexibly to changes and maintain competitive in the future. However, virtual collaboration brings along many challenges. In our research, we aim to identify the role of Information Systems (IS) to support collaboration in virtual teams.

On the one hand, we analyze how dispersed team members use collaboration systems and artefacts during software development processes to integrate knowledge and achieve project goals. On the other hand, we examine the benefits and the design of social network platforms for better coordination in teams.

Symbolische Darstellung zur virtuellen Zusammenarbeit