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Virtual Teamwork


If we work together virtually, which competencies do become particularly important?

In this area of research, we investigate the personal requirements of successful teamwork, with a particular focus on virtual teamwork (i.e., teamwork that is mostly conducted over digital media). To date, systematic requirement analyses as well as detailed insights as to which form of virtual teamwork will require which team member characteristics. To this end, our research not only focuses on systematic comparisons of virtual and traditional teams, but also on dimensions of virtuality as moderators of the contingency between team member characteristic and virtual team performance

Schulze, J., & Krumm, S. (accepted). The ”Virtual Teamplayer”: A review and initial model of knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics for virtual collaboration. Organizational Psychology Review.

Schulze, J., Schultze, M., West, S. G., & Krumm, S. (accepted). The knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics required for face-to-face versus computer-mediated communication: Similar or distinct constructs?. Journal of Business and Psychology.

Krumm, S. & Schulze, J. (in press). Competencies for web-based work and virtual collaboration. In G. Hertel, D. Stone, R. Johnson, & J. Passmore (Eds.), The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of the Psychology of the Internet at Work. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.

Krumm, S., Kanthak, J., Hartmann, K., & Hertel, G. (2016). What Does it Take to Be a Virtual Team Player? The Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics Required in Virtual Teams. Human Performance, 29, 132-142. 

Krumm, S., Terwiel, K. & Hertel, G. (2013). Challenges in norm formation and adherence: The knowledge, skills, and ability requirements of virtual and traditional cross-cultural teams. Journal of Personnel Psychology, 12, 33-44. doi: 10.1027/1866-5888/a000077

Krumm, S., & Hertel, G. (2013). Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics (KSAOs) for Virtual Teamwork. In A. Bakker & D. Derks (Eds.), The Psychology of Digital Media and Work (pp. 80-99). East Sussex, UK: Psychology Press.