Effects of Task Significance, Coordination and Incentive Mechanisms on Motivation of Online Teams

Juliana de Melo Bezerra, Lara Santos Diniz, Victor da Silva Montalvão, Celso Massaki Hirata


Online teams are useful due to both flexibility and facility to gather resources originally dispersed. However, its intrinsic characteristic of separation in space and time imposes challenges to participation. Belief in task significance has positive effects on moving members to participate, while incentive mechanisms can be added to foster participation. Coordination is a central to a successful collaboration, since it guides members’ participation. As participation is driven by motivation, we focus on motivation. We conducted an experiment to analyze the effects on motivation of the following aspects: task significance, quality of team coordination, and usage of incentive mechanisms. We discuss the relevance of these aspects; the characteristics that make them contribute to or interfere on online motivation; as well as the interplay among the aspects that can increase or reduce the aspects’ effect.


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de Melo Bezerra J., Santos Diniz L., da Silva Montalvão V. and Massaki Hirata C. (2015). Effects of Task Significance, Coordination and Incentive Mechanisms on Motivation of Online Teams . In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST, ISBN 978-989-758-106-9, pages 303-310. DOI: 10.5220/0005404803030310

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author={Juliana de Melo Bezerra and Lara Santos Diniz and Victor da Silva Montalvão and Celso Massaki Hirata},
title={Effects of Task Significance, Coordination and Incentive Mechanisms on Motivation of Online Teams},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST,},

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JO - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST,
TI - Effects of Task Significance, Coordination and Incentive Mechanisms on Motivation of Online Teams
SN - 978-989-758-106-9
AU - de Melo Bezerra J.
AU - Santos Diniz L.
AU - da Silva Montalvão V.
AU - Massaki Hirata C.
PY - 2015
SP - 303
EP - 310
DO - 10.5220/0005404803030310