The Management Department
Department Seminar Series
LESLIE DE CHURCH
Tuesday, October 17th 2017
Room LE CLUB at 10:00 am (4.00 p.m in Singapore)
Theme: “Social Media and their Affordances for Effective Teamwork”
Abstract: "Teams are changing, technologies are changing, and both of these shifts are outpacing the theoretical advances needed to understand and enable teams. Over the past 25 years, the rapid advancement of information communication technologies has facilitated new forms of collaboration and communication among individuals that have fundamentally shifted the ways in which people team up. Most recently, social media are increasingly being implemented in work organizations as tools facilitating communication and collaboration among employees that are enabling individuals to team up in new ways. Yet the rapid uptake of social media has outpaced theoretical research on how these technologies are fundamentally altering organizational processes at the team and inter-team level. In this talk, I will present a conceptual framework advancing an affordance lens to understand the relationship between social media use and team processes. This conceptual framework is then used to explain how social media both affords and constrains team processes."