Shared leadership has been found to have positive impacts on project outcomes. ISD project teams adopt shared leadership in practice such as in agile methodology. At the same time, ISD teams rely heavily on technology tools to support collaboration because of its inherent knowledge-intensive nature and task complexity. This study addresses the question, how can ISD teams that heavily use information and communication technologies (ICT) technologies be effective in shared leadership process? The task-technology fit theory is used as a theoretical basis for the proposed research model. This study proposes that how ISD teams can match available technology tools with shared leadership behaviors to generate positive impacts on project outcomes. This study outlines two technological functionalities of ICT, empowerment and decentralization, with the needs of shared leadership process in ISD teams. A future empirical study plan is provided, and the potential contribution is discussed at the end.
Li, Yuzhu; Sun, Hua; Shih, Sheng-Pao; and Hsu, Jack Shih-Chieh, "Shared leadership and technology tools in ISD process" (2018). International Research Workshop on IT Project Management 2018. 3.