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Skills and motivation in ad-hoc-collaboration


Frohberg, Dirk; Schwabe, Gerhard (2006). Skills and motivation in ad-hoc-collaboration. In: CollECTeR: Collaborative Electronic Commerce Technology and Research, Basel, 9 June 2006 - 10 June 2006, 157-172.

Abstract

Mobile technologies offer the opportunity to collaborate spontaneously any time and any place. While researchers have begun to understand the skills and motivational consequences of distributed office meetings, we are only beginning to understand them for ad-hoc collaboration. This paper reports on an analysis of two exploratory experiments dating from 2004 and 2005. Ad-hoc collaboration requires specific skills for process facilitation, communication, planning, media usage, multi-tasking, as well as specific social skills. Those skills need to be different in their characteristic than those skills necessary for traditional face-to-face and distributed meetings. A fast action and reaction cycle leads to raised excitement and motivation despite the difficulties the group has in organizing their work.

Mobile technologies offer the opportunity to collaborate spontaneously any time and any place. While researchers have begun to understand the skills and motivational consequences of distributed office meetings, we are only beginning to understand them for ad-hoc collaboration. This paper reports on an analysis of two exploratory experiments dating from 2004 and 2005. Ad-hoc collaboration requires specific skills for process facilitation, communication, planning, media usage, multi-tasking, as well as specific social skills. Those skills need to be different in their characteristic than those skills necessary for traditional face-to-face and distributed meetings. A fast action and reaction cycle leads to raised excitement and motivation despite the difficulties the group has in organizing their work.

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Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper), refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Informatics
Dewey Decimal Classification:000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
Event End Date:10 June 2006
Deposited On:30 Jul 2012 07:28
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 15:45
Official URL:http://www.hsw-basel.ch/iwi/publications.nsf/id/489
Related URLs:http://www.collecter2006.fhbb.ch/events/collecter-eu.nsf
Other Identification Number:merlin-id:2558
Permanent URL: https://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-61366

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