Selecting the most appropriate collaboration resources for teamwork is a pivotal decision for teams and management. Some of the key considerations are
– task (such as brainstorming, maintaining records, planning, scheduling, tracking progress, presentations and online meetings, etc.)
– adoption (willingness of members to use the technology)
In the article that follows, seven collaboration technologies are reviewed. Read this article, and then write a response that addresses the following two issues:
1. Explain why the considerations of time, place, richness, task, and adoption are important in selecting an appropriate collaboration tool.
2. Give at least one example of a technology which is AND is not appropriate for each condition. For example, in considering task, consider what types of tools are appropriate/inappropriate for different types of team tasks and why.
Violino, B. (2007). Collaboration toolbox. AIIM E – Doc Magazine, 21(4) 45-49