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Organizational information requirements, media richness and structural design
Models are proposed that show how organizations can be designed to meet the information needs of technology, interdepartmental relations, and the environment to both reduce uncertainty and resolve equivocality.
Toward a Model of Organizations as Interpretation Systems
A comparative model of organizations as interpretation systems is proposed. The model describes four interpretation modes: enacting, discovering, undirected viewing, and conditioned viewing. Each…
Organization Theory and Design
- R. Daft
- Engineering, Business
Discover to the most progressive thinking about organizations today as acclaimed author Richard Daft balances recent, innovative ideas with proven classic theories and effective business practices.…
Information Richness. A New Approach to Managerial Behavior and Organization Design
Abstract : This paper introduces the concept of information richness, and proposes three models of information processing. The models describe (1) manager information behavior, (2) organizational…
Message Equivocality, Media Selection, and Manager Performance: Implications for Information Systems
The findings indicate that media vary in their capacity to convey information cues and that high performing managers are more sensitive to the relationship between message ambiguity and media richness than low performing managers.
A Dual-Core Model of Organizational Innovation
- R. Daft
- 1 June 1978
This paper examines the role of administrators and technical employees in the process leading to innovation adoption. A marked division of labor is found. The evidence indicates that two distinct i...
The Leadership Experience
Part I: INTRODUCTION TO LEADERSHIP. 1. What Does It Mean to Be a Leader? Part II: RESEARCH PERSPECTIVES ON LEADERSHIP. 2. Traits, Behaviors, and Relationships. 3. Contingency Approaches to…
Chief executive scanning, environmental characteristics, and company performance: An empirical study
The findings suggest that customer, economic and competitor sectors generated greater strategic uncertainty than technological, regulatory and sociocultural sectors.
A Tentative Exploration into the Amount and Equivocality of Information Processing in Organizational Work Units.
? 1981 by Cornell University 0001 -839218112602-02071$00.75 A model is proposed that relates the amount and equivocality of information processing to thevariety and analyzability of work-unit…
Media Symbolism, Media Richness, and Media Choice in Organizations
Symbolic interactionism is presented as a theoretical approach for understanding media choice processes during managerial communications. In an exploratory study, 65 managers from 11 organizations…