4.6. ENHANCING TASK AND RELATIONSHIP FUNCTIONS THROUGH TECHNOLOGY

Technology can facilitate communication across distance. There is much good news about the use of technology. When people in organizations complain about it, it is usually because it functions almost as an end in itself and results in depersonalizing connections among employees. On dispersed teams, when infrequent face-to-face meetings exist, technology can provide some of the glue that holds a group together.

A number of factors influence the appropriate use of technology. It is important to find the correct method for the needs of a group. Before deciding which form of technology best serves your needs, consider the Enhancing Task and Relationship Functions with the Proper Technology ...

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