International Workshop On Teamworking (IWOT)

Leiden | Stadsgehoorzaal • 06 Sep 2018 - 07 Sep 2018

The 22nd International Workshop On Teamworking (IWOT) will be held in Leiden, Netherlands, on Thursday 6 and Friday 7 September 2018. The workshop is organised by TNO Innovation for Life. IWOT has established itself as a multi-disciplinary arena for researchers of teamworking. The attendees are a mix of senior academics and junior researchers, but also of practitioners.

The workshop is characterized by constructive feedback and an amicable atmosphere. To combine the useful with the pleasant, the social event combines sightseeing with dining so that participants can discuss their research interests informally.

Workshop focus: Teamworking and Technology at Work

Today’s work faces both disruptive and incremental innovations regards new technology – such as digitisation, robotics, nanotechnology, Internet-of-Things, Big Data, and Blockchain, just to mention a few -, and new organisational forms like platforms, networks, project based organisations, and web-based/virtual organisations. These developments will have significant consequences for teamworking and the work of team members. The 22nd edition of the International Workshop on Teamworking provides a forum for discussing the origins, causes and effects of ‘new technology and work’ for teamworking and the organisation and execution of team work and working in teams. We especially welcome submissions that explore theoretical, empirical and practical aspects of teamworking from different scientific disciplines (sociology, psychology, management science and related disciplines).

First Key note speaker

We are very proud to present professor Amy C. Edmondson, Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management, HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL (Boston, MA, USA) as our key note speaker on the topic of ‘New technology and consequences for teaming’.  She is a renowned expert on innovation, teaming and psychological safety and team learning. Professor Edmondson is the author of Teaming. How organizations learn, innovate, and compete in the knowledge economy (2012), and co-author of Building the Future: Big Teaming for Audacious Innovation (2016), and numerous articles and papers.

The conference

This year IWOT22 will be held in Leiden from Thursday 6 (12.00 AM) to Friday 7 September (17.00 PM) 2018. IWOT is in parallel organised with GSTN (Global Socio-Technical Network – starting on Tuesday 4 September) and co-organised by TNO and Ulbo de Sitter Institute (USI). During the conference there will be a joint event of IWOT and GSTN on Thursday evening 6 September.

More information on this overarching event will be coming up. The theme of both conference and the event will also be ‘Technology at Work’. Selected papers will be published in a special issue of Team Performance Management (listed in Thomson Reuter’s Emerging Sources Index). Opportunities for additional publications, especially on the workshop themes, will be investigated.

For more information visit the IWOT22 website.

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