This unit will equip participants with a working appreciation for tools and techniques that enable HIT teams to optimize performance both within their team and in collaboration with other teams, units, and organizations. Specific technologies and methods will be introduced and applied to HIT team settings. Participants will be provided an opportunity to use several of these tools and techniques as they simulate HIT team functions. Outdated views on how people share information will be highlighted. New frameworks in thinking regarding information access and decision making activities for successful HIT teams will be discussed. Meeting to share information will be discouraged as participants will become adept using some basic tools for collaboration. Meeting for purposes of clarifying options and making decisions will be encouraged along with applying tools and techniques to facilitate such meetings. Participants will select appropriate structural components to enable greater efficiencies of information sharing and decision making by HIT teams.