Brainstorming is just the beginning: Effects of convergence techniques on satisfaction, perceived usefulness of moderation, and shared understanding in teams

Isabella Seeber, Ronald Maier, Barbara Weber, Gert Jan De Vreede, Triparna De Vreede, Abdulraham Alothaim

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Abstract

Much research exists regarding (computer-supported) idea generation, yet little is known about how teams can be facilitated to efficiently converge on a set of ideas. Convergence is a critical activity in collaborative problem-solving and decision-making as teams need to focus their cognitive resources on the most promising ideas resulting from a brainstorming activity. This paper investigates the effects of facilitation on team outcomes to foster our understanding of convergence. We tested three facilitated convergence techniques, Self Sifter, Fast Focus, and Treasure Hunt that offer different levels of procedural structuring and discussion allowances. An experiment with 138 subjects in 34 teams showed significant improvements in satisfaction with process and product after convergence. Self Sifter and Treasure Hunt outperformed Fast Focus in terms of shared understanding, while Fast Focus and Treasure Hunt outperformed Self Sifter in terms of usefulness of moderation. Our findings contribute to a better understanding of how teams can benefit from facilitated convergence techniques.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 48th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2015
EditorsRalph H. Sprague, Tung X. Bui
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages581-590
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781479973675
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 26 2015
Event48th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2015 - Kauai, United States
Duration: Jan 5 2015Jan 8 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
Volume2015-March
ISSN (Print)1530-1605

Other

Other48th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2015
CountryUnited States
CityKauai
Period1/5/151/8/15

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Keywords

  • Collaboration
  • Convergence
  • Facilitation
  • Satisfaction
  • Shared understanding
  • Team
  • Think Let

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  • Engineering(all)

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Seeber, I., Maier, R., Weber, B., De Vreede, G. J., De Vreede, T., & Alothaim, A. (2015). Brainstorming is just the beginning: Effects of convergence techniques on satisfaction, perceived usefulness of moderation, and shared understanding in teams. In R. H. Sprague, & T. X. Bui (Eds.), Proceedings of the 48th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2015 (pp. 581-590). [7069725] (Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences; Vol. 2015-March). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/HICSS.2015.76

Brainstorming is just the beginning : Effects of convergence techniques on satisfaction, perceived usefulness of moderation, and shared understanding in teams. / Seeber, Isabella; Maier, Ronald; Weber, Barbara; De Vreede, Gert Jan; De Vreede, Triparna; Alothaim, Abdulraham.

Proceedings of the 48th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2015. ed. / Ralph H. Sprague; Tung X. Bui. IEEE Computer Society, 2015. p. 581-590 7069725 (Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences; Vol. 2015-March).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Seeber, I, Maier, R, Weber, B, De Vreede, GJ, De Vreede, T & Alothaim, A 2015, Brainstorming is just the beginning: Effects of convergence techniques on satisfaction, perceived usefulness of moderation, and shared understanding in teams. in RH Sprague & TX Bui (eds), Proceedings of the 48th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2015., 7069725, Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, vol. 2015-March, IEEE Computer Society, pp. 581-590, 48th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2015, Kauai, United States, 1/5/15. https://doi.org/10.1109/HICSS.2015.76
Seeber I, Maier R, Weber B, De Vreede GJ, De Vreede T, Alothaim A. Brainstorming is just the beginning: Effects of convergence techniques on satisfaction, perceived usefulness of moderation, and shared understanding in teams. In Sprague RH, Bui TX, editors, Proceedings of the 48th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2015. IEEE Computer Society. 2015. p. 581-590. 7069725. (Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences). https://doi.org/10.1109/HICSS.2015.76
Seeber, Isabella ; Maier, Ronald ; Weber, Barbara ; De Vreede, Gert Jan ; De Vreede, Triparna ; Alothaim, Abdulraham. / Brainstorming is just the beginning : Effects of convergence techniques on satisfaction, perceived usefulness of moderation, and shared understanding in teams. Proceedings of the 48th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2015. editor / Ralph H. Sprague ; Tung X. Bui. IEEE Computer Society, 2015. pp. 581-590 (Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences).
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