A4 Conference proceedings

How Virtual Teams Collaborate Creatively under Communication Constraints

Publication Details
Authors: Pilcicki Raoul, Siemon Dominik, Lattemann Christoph
Publication year: 2021
Language: English
Related journal or series: Americas Conference On Information Systems
Title of parent publication: Americas Conference On Information Systems (AMCIS)
Journal acronym: AMCIS
JUFO level of this publication: 1
Open Access: Not an Open Access publication


New Creativity Support Systems (CSS) offer more functionalities but are also becoming increasingly complex and challenging to use. As CSS aim to mitigate the limitations of virtual communication and collaboration, reason suggests that more functionalities yield better outcomes. However, research shows that more options and functionalities do not always lead to better results, especially in the context of creativity. Our research takes up the aspect of constraints and investigates if the use of constraints in virtual collaboration can lead to added value. This work contributes to the advancement of IS research and human-centered development of IT artifacts that support creative collaboration. Our research offers two practical insights: Firstly, developers of CSS need to strategically design and implement constraints into new technologies, secondly, teams that use CSS should deliberately apply constraints in their virtual collaboration

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