Organizational Information Theory 11-1

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Organizational Information Theory
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Organizations and Information Managing information is a major issue for organizations. Organizations are characterized by ambiguity and uncertainty. Organizing is a process of communicating to reduce ambiguity.
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Theoretical Founddations of OIT General Systems Theory Looks at how parts of organizations are interrelated in order to understand the organization as a whole. Theory of Sociocultural Evolution Organizations constantly adapt to external pressures to survive.
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Assumptions of OIT Human organizations exist in an information environment. The information an organization receives differs
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Unformatted text preview: in terms of equivocality.- how uncertain that information is. How understandable, informative, clear. Human organizations engage in information processing to reduce equivocality of information. What is Equivocality? Equivocality is the extent to which organizational messages are uncertain, ambiguous, and/or unpredictable. Reducing Equivocality: Enactment Selection Retention Organizational Rules Duration rules Personnel rules Success rules Effort rules Organizational Communication Cycles Act Response Adjustment Double interact loops...
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