Martin Riethmüller and Margarete Boos (2011)

Zwischen Aufgaben-Medien-Passung und Teamleistung: Ein Blick in die Blackbox der Kommunikation

Wirtschaftspsychologie, 13(3):21--30.

Regarding theories of the fit between task and media, the communication process is widely ignored and inconsistent findings towards the task-media-fit are not explainable. Following the idea that the type of communication can compensate for a poor fit, these findings do not necessarily seem inconsistent. In this article, several compensation models are presented and integrated into the media compensation model of communication. A focus on the process of computer-mediated communication makes it possible to derive practical implications regarding communication of virtual teams based on the compensation factor.

theories of fit between task & media & role of computer-mediated communication, media compensation model of communication, practical implications regarding communication of virtual teams based on compensation factor, *Virtual Teams, *Work Teams, *Professional Networking, *Group Performance, *Computer Mediated Communication, Communication, Communications Media, Cooperation, Organizational Behavior, Mass Media Communications, Group & Interpersonal Processes, *Virtuelle Teams, *Arbeitsgruppen, *Berufliche Netzwerke, *Gruppenleistung, *Computervermittelte Kommunikation, Kommunikation, Kommunikationsmedien, Kooperation, Organisationsverhalten, Massenmedien, Gruppendynamik und interpersonelle Prozesse