Collaboration across time, space and structural barriers is an enduring organizational goal. Yet, problems such as coordination, effective communication or cultural differences still persist, and can hamper the distant team's performance.
In this thread of my research I look deeper into the behavioral and social characteristics of distributed group members (interests, motivations, personality), and use them as input for algorithms that bring together more harmonious virtual teams. Which profile elements can accurately model distant worker behavior? Which are the most effective strategies of building an ad-hoc remote team?
This line of research has implications for computer-supported collaborative work.
Lykourentzou I., Antoniou A., Naudet Y., Dow S. (2016), 19th ACM conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW 2016),