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Much of our lives occur in teams, which are bounded groups with at least three humans with differentiated roles,1 interacting and interdependent with a shared goal (Guzzo & Dickson, 1996; Hackman, 2012). 

The Organizational Teams and Technology Research Society (OTTRS)  advances research and collaboration on multiple aspects of the study of teams relevant to technology and information, increasing relevant work both within UMD and in the Technology and Teaming community outside of UMD. This multidisciplinary networked group of researchers draws on unique areas of expertise to bridge literatures and research paradigms. We will achieve these goals via:

Both radical and incremental improvements to current knowledge and practice are appreciated, as is any work on the basic to applied continuum.

While we have a human focus, we are inspired by computational potential and technological advances. We explicitly welcome multiple and interdisciplinary approaches. Some topics we will examine include: 


1 Whether a team could be two humans and an AI agent is a topic for future discussion. There are debates about whether a team involves a minimum of 2 or 3 entities.


Guzzo, R. A., & Dickson, M. W. (1996). Teams in organizations: Recent research on performance and effectiveness. Annual Review of Psychology, 47, 307–338.

Hackman, J. R. (2012). From causes to conditions in group research. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 3, 428–444