Understanding Coordination in Computer-Mediated versus Face-to-Face Groups
Groups performed intellective and judgmental tasks in face-to-face (FTF) or computer-mediated communication (CMC) settings after coordination training or no training to determine the impact of CMC, training, and task type on group performance and coordination. Help seeking behaviors were stronger predictors of perceived and actual performance in CMC than FTF groups, but varied based on task type. in turn, training generally increased seeking behaviors, except non-task seeking behaviors in CMC groups; and seeking behaviors were stronger predictors for perceived performance in CMC than FTF groups. in addition, perceived performance was lower in CMC than FTF groups when untrained, but not when trained. Yet, performance agreement was similar on both tasks in FTF groups, but lower on the intellective than the judgmental task in CMC groups.
Stone, N. J., & Posey, M. (2008). Understanding Coordination in Computer-Mediated versus Face-to-Face Groups. Computers in Human Behavior, 24(3), pp. 827-851.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2007.02.014
Keywords and Phrases
Computer-Mediated; Coordination; Distributed Teams; Groups; Teamwork
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