Collaborative Genres for Collaboration: Genre Systems in Digital Media

@inproceedings{Yates1997CollaborativeGF,
  title={Collaborative Genres for Collaboration: Genre Systems in Digital Media},
  author={JoAnne Yates and Wanda J. Orlikowski and Julie Rennecker},
  booktitle={HICSS},
  year={1997}
}
One of the key challenges of organizing geographically distributed or virtual work is coordinating activities in time. In this study of the electronic communication of a small geographically dispersed software development start-up, Little Company or LC, we show how genres and genre systems were used as temporal coordination mechanisms. LC members used three task-specific genres to coordinate their work over time: the status report genre to schedule work, the bug/error notification to allocate… CONTINUE READING

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