Collaborative Strategies for Distributed Teams: Innovation Through Interlaced Collaborative Writing
Presented at the 2016 IEEE International Professional Communication Conference (IPCC).
This paper discusses a case history of a successful, highly-productive team that collaborates on a regular basis, solely through virtual means. In the article, we will discuss the importance of psychological safety as a key foundation in collaborative work and the affordances that result from building and maintaining this foundation, including the co-creation of knowledge and an increase in team productivity. We provide a postmortem of our collaborative writing process, which has resulted in a series of successful articles, presentations, and posters. In this case history, we will discuss our collaborative processes, highlighting significant decisions, choices, and failures; we will supplement the case with anecdotal evidence. Finally, we will provide a set of concrete strategies/guidelines to benefit others interested in distributed collaboration. Ultimately, we present this case as a model for collaborative writing and have termed this innovative process “interlaced collaborative writing”.
IEEE International Professional Communication Conference (IPCC)
Robinson, Joy, Lisa Dusenberry, Halcyon M. Lawrence.
"Collaborative Strategies for Distributed Teams: Innovation Through Interlaced Collaborative Writing."
Department of Writing and Linguistics Faculty Presentations.