Coordinating high-interdependency tasks in asymmetric distributed teams

@inproceedings{Bayerl2008CoordinatingHT,
  title={Coordinating high-interdependency tasks in asymmetric distributed teams},
  author={Petra Saskia Bayerl and Kristina Lauche},
  booktitle={CSCW},
  year={2008}
}
Teams working on highly interdependent yet geographically distributed tasks need to closely coordinate their activities across distances. This field study in the upstream oil and gas industry illustrates that apart from geographical distribution, the onshore and offshore teams are confronted by considerable challenges due to asymmetries in tasks related, demographic, and cultural attributes. While with the industrywide move towards real-time data and video communication physical distances have… CONTINUE READING