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Notes 1/29/2008 Organizations as Systems I. Weick: Theory of Organizing Organizations are information environments People enact o create different info environments Equivocality- unpredictability in environment/ no single interp. Reduce equivocality through assembly rules & communication cycles, resulting in sense-making Useful rules are retained as casual maps for future use What features of systems are represented? II. Network Analysis Allows for mapping of actual communication relationships in organizations (formal charts inadequate) Network properties o o Mode: written, face-to-face, tech. (texting friends, phone friends etc.) o Density: # of connections Properties of network links o Strength, symmetry, multiplexity (work, social, innovation) network roles o isolate, group member, bridge, liaison III. Organizational Culture: Consists of “a system of shared values (what is important) and beliefs (how things
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This note was uploaded on 03/29/2008 for the course COM 240 taught by Professor Lillie during the Fall '07 term at Michigan State University.

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