Organizational information requirements, media richness and structural design

@article{Daft1986OrganizationalIR,
  title={Organizational information requirements, media richness and structural design},
  author={Richard L. Daft and Robert H. Lengel},
  journal={Management Science},
  year={1986},
  volume={32},
  pages={554-571}
}
This paper answers the question, "Why do organizations process information?" Uncertainty and equivocality are defined as two forces that influence information processing in organizations. Organization structure and internal systems determine both the amount and richness of information provided to managers. Models are proposed that show how organizations can be designed to meet the information needs of technology, interdepartmental relations, and the environment. One implication for managers is… 

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