Lisa Handke

Lisa Handke
Freie Universität Berlin | FUB · Institute of Psychology

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Introduction
Lisa's research interests include communication and virtuality in teams, using both behavioral as well as survey data. Lisa's current projects focus on virtual teamwork and telecommuting.
Additional affiliations
October 2019 - present
The University of Calgary
Position
  • PostDoc Position
May 2015 - March 2020
Technische Universität Braunschweig
Position
  • Research Associate
October 2011 - November 2012
Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin
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  • Research Assistant

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Publications (24)
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This article offers initial theorizing on an understudied phenomenon in the workplace: the meeting after the meeting (MATM). As an informal and unscheduled event, the MATM takes place outside managerial control and has potentially far-reaching consequences. However, our current knowledge of the MATM relies primarily on practitioner observations, an...
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Feedback is a cornerstone of human development. Not surprisingly, it plays a vital role in team development. However, the literature examining the specific role of feedback in virtual team effectiveness remains scattered. To improve our understanding of feedback in virtual teams, we identified 59 studies that examine how different feedback characte...
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Team virtuality has been mostly conceptualized as structural features, such as the percentage of time team members communicate via technology. However, the perception of distance and of information deficits (team perceived virtuality, TPV) may be an indispensable construct to understand virtual teams’ functioning. The lockdowns imposed on most coun...
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Forschung findet an Hochschulen häufig in interdisziplinären Teams statt und stellt hohe Herausforderungen an Kooperation und Kommunikation. Neben fachlichen und methodischen Kompetenzen sind interdisziplinäre Kompetenzen wichtig für den beruflichen Erfolg von Forschenden (und anderen Berufsgruppen). Um die notwendigen Kompetenzen zu erwerben, könn...
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Software development is a very cooperative and communicative task. In most software projects, meetings are a very important medium to share information. However, these meetings are often not as effective as expected. One big issue hindering productive and satisfying meetings is inappropriate behavior such as complaining. In particular, talking abou...
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The rapid changes of work, the ease of mobility, and ubiquitous use of virtual tools have fundamentally changed the way that teamwork in modern organizations is accomplished. Although these developments have elicited a broad range of studies focusing on the phenomenon of team virtuality, the construct itself is still tied to conceptual ambiguities,...
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Despite the growing consensus that the majority of psychological phenomena at work are temporally embedded and highly dynamic, existing research is often based on simplified theoretical and methodological models, which take limited account of process dynamics and especially non-linear growth trajectories. In this paper, we highlight the potentials...
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This review study aimed to investigate how team work design shapes the impact of team virtuality on team functioning. Based on 48 studies, we identified key work design variables that influence both team functioning, that is, team performance and intermediary outcomes (i.e., team processes and emergent states), under conditions of high virtuality (...
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Networking is a viable career self-management strategy. Most studies so far in the networking domain have focused on long-term consequences and used a between-person trait approach. To address recent calls for more time-oriented approaches in career research (Heslin & Turban, 2016), we extend the existing research by conducting a diary study over f...
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Zusammenfassung Basierend auf einem Fallbeispiel im Bereich Softwareentwicklung liefert dieser Artikel der Zeitschrift Gruppe. Interaktion. Organisation. einen Überblick über Kommunikations- und Koordinationsprozesse in virtuellen Teams. Faktoren wie räumliche Entfernung und Mediennutzung bewirken eine drastische Veränderung der Interaktion im Team...
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While the notion of task–media fit is inherent to most theories on communication in virtual teams, past studies have largely concentrated on single, isolated tasks—hence neglecting sequential and contextual effects of media use. Building on project management frameworks, this study abstracts from the task level to the broader and more practical lev...
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Die Psychologie der interpersonalen Beziehungen ist das bekannteste Werk des Sozialpsychologen Fritz Heider. In seiner Analyse sozialer Wahrnehmung legt Heider die Grundlage von sowohl Attributions- als auch Balancetheorie – zwei Ansätze, die er bereits in früheren Artikeln einführte (Heider und Simmel 1944; Heider → 1946). Ein Grundtheorem des Buc...
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Media use can be considered as an integral part of virtual communication and thus of present-day human interaction. Nevertheless, research on media use and effects still largely relies on laboratory experiments, treating it as a stable input condition, rather than as a function of human appropriation. In this study, we propose a conceptualization o...
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Software projects are dominated by meetings. For participants, not all meetings are useful and enjoyable. However, interaction within a meeting has an impact on individual and group affects. Group affect influences team performance and project success. Despite frequent yet vague dissatisfaction with some meetings, many software engineers are not aw...
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This study investigated the mediating role of dysfunctional behaviors between group affective tone and meeting outcomes. Employees rated their affects before and after participating in 24 video-recorded meetings. Affective-behavioral data was tested using multi-level analyses. Results indicate that negative affects before and after meetings are med...
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The more members a team has, the more information needs to be shared with single team members or within the whole team. Sufficient information sharing is difficult to ensure, since a project leader will not be fully aware of all on-going information and communication within the team. In software engineering, information flow is essential for projec...
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Zusammenfassung Der Artikel gibt einen Überblick über die aktuelle Forschung zum Thema virtuelle Teamarbeit. Bei allen Vorteilen (Kosteneinsparungen, erhöhte Flexibilität usw.) stößt diese Form der Zusammenarbeit auch auf eine Vielzahl an Herausforderungen. Da sie mit einem erschwerten Informationsaustausch einhergeht, stellt sie eine Quelle für Ko...
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To navigate successfully through their complex social environment, humans need both empathic and mnemonic skills. Little is known on how these two types of psychological abilities relate to each other in humans. Although initial clinical findings suggest a positive association, systematic investigations in healthy subject samples have not yet been...
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Both guilt and regret typically result from counterfactual evaluations of personal choices that caused a negative outcome and are thought to regulate human decisions by people's motivation to avoid these emotions. Despite these similarities, studies asking people to describe typical situations of guilt and regret identified the social dimension as...

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The digital change in society and economy is also an important topic for our research. The change from an industrial age to a digital age that promotes knowledge and creativity also concerns humans (at their workplace). Therefore, our research investigates questions concerning change and transformation processes: Which digitization competences are important? How should competences, motivation and new behavior be implemented in human resource development? How can a change in organizational culture can be successful? Which evidence-based interventions can be used by teams in order work together virtually, collaboratively, self-regulated and innovatively?
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Most of today’s work takes place in teams. In our research, we are interested in the behaviour of teams, the diagnosis of teams and the subsequent team development measures. We frequently use the Questionnaire for Working in Teams (Fragebogen zur Arbeit im Team; F-A-T, Kauffeld, 2004) for diagnostic purposes. We further use process analyses to shed light on interaction processes in teams based on objective, behavioural data and analyse these data with the act4teams® coding scheme. Many leaders’ everyday life is characterised by demanding communication tasks, such as chairing meetings, leading appraisal interviews or feedback. In our research, we address how leadership, conceptualised as a social influence process, takes effect in communication. We don’t look at leaders as independent individuals, but focus on the interaction processes between leaders and followers. For example, we investigate the influence of leadership in appraisal interviews and team meetings. Furthermore, we research how leadership can be shared in teams.
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Whereas studies have analysed the appropriation of leaner media over time (e.g., Carlson & Smud, 1999; Valkenburg, Peter & Walther, 2016; Walther, 1992), to our knowledge, few to none have directly compared communication behaviour between different media on the same task. Furthermore, while a number of studies have dedicated themselves to predict media preference and perception on the basis of individual and contextual factors, there appears to be a lack of those linking these to actual communication behaviour under media use. Our study hence aims to contribute to the existing body of literature on virtual teams and media use by focusing on differences in actual communication behaviour, in structure as well as content. Furthermore, we would like to analyse the link between media use, intercultural and individual factors as well as intra-team dynamics. We plan to perform our experiment not only with homogenous German and Australian, but also culturally mixed teams. While there have been a range of field studies focusing on teams defined by temporal, spatial, and cultural differences, we do not know of any experiments which encompass these factors as well as specifically analyzing the team interaction process and communication content. Moreover, the mixed design will also contribute to literature by providing insights into intercultural student groups and implications for the implementation of intercultural seminars.