Building Great Teams features brief research presentations, followed by a panel discussion on organizations, teams and collaborative technologies. Presentations include:
- Analyzing Team Structures and Processes Now to Build Better Teams Tomorrow by Professor Deanna Kennedy
What are the characteristics of an ideal project team? How does the ideal project team collaborate? How does an ideal project team communicate? By finding out the answer to these questions today we can build (and train) for better teams tomorrow.
Herein the ideal project team is identified using computational studies of laboratory, simulation, and field team data. Using such methods as Monte Carlo simulation, particle swarm optimization and genetic algorithms, the composition, collaboration, and communication of ideal teams are studied. The implications for building the ideal team are discussed.
- Collaborative Technologies’ Role in Teamwork by Professor Tayfun Keskin
Collaborative information technologies are integrated sets of information processing functions designed to facilitate knowledge sharing and integration among interconnected entities.
Today, most organizations have access to some type of collaborative technology, such as messengers, e-mail, an online calendar, and sometimes a file sharing system despite unending debates on the effect of information technologies. So do really collaborative technologies enhance performance? If so, which functionalities help better performance? And under which conditions? Because we know sometimes IT does not matter. My aim is to develop a quantitative "role of information systems" theory to find answers to these questions.
- Greatness by Professor David Socha
We all want greatness. How do we get greatness? By producing great results. How do we produce great results? By being part of a great team. The opportunities for producing greatness, the need for producing greatness, and our understandings of how to produce greatness have changed dramatically over the last few decades. How can we at UW Bothell, intentionally and effectively help to dramatically increase the amount of greatness done in this, our one world?
About TIC Talks:
UW Bothell faculty members discuss the real-world applications of their research at Technology, Innovation and Creativity (TIC) Talks, sponsored by the Office of Research. These interactive sessions, held Monday-Thursday at noon, highlight topics ranging from games for education to organizational innovation. The community is invited to join faculty, staff and students for these lively presentation-and-discussion sessions.
Lunch, with sandwiches, cookies and beverages, will be provided by the Office of Research.