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Communication in multidisciplinary product development teams
2010 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The background of this thesis is based partly on own experience in how teams collaborate and how important communication is in multidisciplinary teams, because different fields of knowledge makes diversity in how to express oneself. Will the whole team understand what you want to explain? The thesis work is performed at the division of Functional Product Development at Luleå University of Technology, partly involved in a research project regarding Global Team Based Innovation and contributing to another focusing multidisciplinarity in teams. I seek to understand what some of the challenges in team-based innovation might be. Foremost regarding communication and collaboration, not only share information as it commonly is in many cases. During the work focus has evolved to investigate meetings and observe how teams work in different situations. I have also looked into how trust, different personalities and distributed meetings affect the team in terms of collaboration and communication. My contribution with the thesis is to identify and map meetings in order to enhance the understanding about what differs a meeting from others and how different types of meetings can be used to support a project team. In addition to that I have established suggestions of parameters of how to handle communication and team collaborations.

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Keyword [en]
Social Behaviour Law, Communication, collaboration, meetings, team-based, innovation, functional product development
Keyword [sv]
Samhälls-, beteendevetenskap, juridik
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-45008ISRN: LTU-EX--10/048--SELocal ID: 2c0dab95-f666-467a-b194-15fcba1417a0OAI: diva2:1018287
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Student thesis, at least 30 credits
Educational program
Arenaprogrammes (2002-2014)
Validerat; 20101217 (root)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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