In Creating High-Tech Teams: Practical Guidance on Work Performance and Techlogy, leaders in science and industry explore the state-of-the-art in techlogy and teamwork and how to translate this information into the best possible guidance for industrial - organizational practitioners. Contributors who work with specific types of techlogy, such as groupware and data visualization, describe their understanding of how that techlogy affects teamwork and how to use it. Contributors provide the reader with a review of the most prevalent tools used today and how to apply them in a number of industries. The final section of the volume provides a glimpse into the future by discussing various applications of virtual teammates, where part of the team is the techlogy. The problems that arise with techlogy and teamwork - and sometimes even their solutions - often never make it into the pages of scientific journals. Thus much of the information collected in this volume is appearing for the first time anywhere. This, combined with the accessibility of the writing and the fascinating range of fields and techlogy covered, makes Creating High-Tech Teams an invaluable resource for industrial - organizational psychologists and others working to make teams more effective through techlogy.
Clint A. Bowers, Dr Florian Jentsch, Dr. Eduardo Salas