Classification in this research

Classification by Weisband [26]


Awareness communication


information about what the particular team member is doing at any given moment



information about when team members are available to “meet” through alternate forms of communication

process awareness

information about setting up and coordinating the work, deciding who should do what, figuring out what do to next and when the work is due

Informal communication

social awareness

information about team member relationships, supporting team members’ efforts, and discussing topics and events unrelated to the topic

Formal communication


Communication for process their task or work.