Building Trust and Cooperation through Technology Adaptation in Virtual Teams: Empirical Field Evidence
Proceedings of the 41st Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2008) (2008)
Waikoloa, Big Island, Hawaii
Jan. 7, 2008 to Jan. 10, 2008
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/HICSS.2008.82
This article reports findings of an empirical, field study of how virtual information systems development teams project managers improve team trust and cooperation by managing adaptation of information and communications tools. We examine the effect of leader style on the efficacy of interaction interventions. Results indicate how Theory X (command and control) and Theory Y (facilitate and support) leadership approaches enable and contradict effective technology adaptation, trust building, and outcomes. Successful technology adaptation led to increased trust. In order to achieve technology adaptation during interventions, leaders taking employing actions associated with a Theory Y approach achieved greater success. Implications for virtual project management are introduced.
R. P. Bostrom and D. M. Thomas, "Building Trust and Cooperation through Technology Adaptation in Virtual Teams: Empirical Field Evidence," Proceedings of the 41st Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2008)(HICSS), Waikoloa, Big Island, Hawaii, 2008, pp. 423.