CSCW in the Office

Groupware is linked to the needs of small business teams, which can be defined as small, cross-organizational, time driven, task focused, cohesive units. Teams are usually composed of 5 to 10 people, many of whom may work in different departments or even separate cities. Teams always have deadlines to meet and each member usually has specific tasks to perform, many of the tasks being interrelated.

Compared to the 1970's and early 80's the office environment is undergoing dramatic changes:

Because of the changes to the office environment there is a need for appropriate CSCW technology. Groupware is beginning to address the above changes to the work-place.
Last updated on March 8, 1995