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

  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},
  journal={Proceedings of the 2016 Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play},
Interpersonal trust is one of the key components of efficient teamwork. [] Key Result Results of our online experiment show that a social game can be more effective than a social task at fostering interpersonal trust. Furthermore, trust formation through the game is reliable, but trust depends on several contingencies in the social task.
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  • Business
    37th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 2004. Proceedings of the
  • 2004
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