As stated in Mapping out the creative process and work design approach the most common work design approaches used during the creative process of these virtual teams was the modular approach. “In this approach, team members met initially to decide on the need, task, or project to be pursued. Then, as a group, the work was parceled out or distributed among team members, usually based on each individual team member’s expertise or interest. Team members then went off to work on their “pieces of the pie,” sometimes by themselves, sometimes with one or two other members of the team.” Mapping (2004) In a virtual setting a centralized leader serves the team well, such as the one used in the Wheel design. The wheel is a classic type of communication network (Katz and Kahn, 1978), in which there is one key person who communicates to all team members. Members on two different status levels make up the network—a high-status member (the leader or supervisor) and lower-level members or assistants. Mapping (2004) Simplex
Simplex is a creativity tool developed by Min Basadur. Simplex (2007) this system is used by various teams across the spectrum collocated and...