Trust Me: Social Games are Better than Social Icebreakers at Building Trust

@inproceedings{Depping2016TrustMS,
  title={Trust Me: Social Games are Better than Social Icebreakers at Building Trust},
  author={Ansgar E. Depping and Regan Lee Mandryk and Colby Johanson and Jason T. Bowey and Shelby C. Thomson},
  booktitle={CHI PLAY},
  year={2016}
}
Interpersonal trust is one of the key components of efficient teamwork. Research suggests two main approaches for trust formation: personal information exchange (e.g., social icebreakers), and creating a context of risk and interdependence (e.g., trust falls). However, because these strategies are difficult to implement in an online setting, trust is more difficult to achieve and preserve in distributed teams. In this paper, we argue that games are an optimal environment for trust formation… CONTINUE READING

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