The goal of boosting creativity and productivity in knowledge‐based teams is shared by managers in technology‐oriented companies and industries. In this paper, we assess the nature of team performance and creativity in the context of computer‐supported technology. A field study of a Seagate Software project team provided the basis for the examination of four sub‐ teams’ overall functioning and creativity. Factors considered included technology support, team member relationships, decision making, performance and meeting deadlines, attention to quality, and innovation and creativity. Results varied, revealing less reliance on computer‐aided support and more on social support. Creativity was recognized and supported, but at times hampered.
Shani, A.B.(R)., Sena, J.A. and Stebbins, M.W. (2000), "Knowledge work teams and groupware technology: learning from Seagate’s experience", Journal of Knowledge Management, Vol. 4 No. 2, pp. 111-124. https://doi.org/10.1108/13673270010336602
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