Collaborative Team Environments

Many organizations-in industries as diverse as management consulting, advertising, insurance, and manufacturing-believe teamwork and cross-functional collaboration are critical to developing better products and services and getting them to market faster. Providing specially-designed buildings and team environments is one way in which organizations are trying to enhance communication and collaboration. The IWSP research program has examined:

* whether specially-designed team environments actually promote more effective teamwork and communication;

* how team environments influence how individuals interact within teams;

* how different teams and disciplines communicate and interact.