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What is Extreme Collaboration

Encyclopedia of Networked and Virtual Organizations
A radical new way for project teams of experts to work together in a technology rich environment, pioneered at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
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An Agent-Based Approach to Designing VO
Narjès Bellamine-Ben Saoud (RIADI-GDL Laboratory University La Manouba, Tunisia, & University of Tunis, Tunisia)
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 9
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-885-7.ch001
Large advances and rapid changes in informatics, telecommunication, and groupware technologies added to rapid increases in information spread, knowledge sharing, and communication speed, enable people/ groups/organizations feel “closer” to each other, not only by belonging to this “small wired village” but also by sharing virtually and almost permanently huge amounts of data and information; time and distance scales shrunk. Therefore, new forms of organizations are emerging to collaborate at international levels more effectively and efficiently. The networked organization and the virtual ones are such examples.
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Situational Awareness In Collaborative Work Environments
refers to working within warroom environments where teams work together synchronously in all phases using a variety of computer technologies to maximize communication and information flow.
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