New organization forms and workgroups

Henry C. Lucas, Raghu Garud

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Abstract

The rapid advance of information technology has led to the creation of new business models and new organizational forms. We argue that these new business models have a profound impact on workgroups. The purpose of this chapter is to explore the impact of these new organization forms on workgroup structure and process. The chapter offers a number of propositions about group structure and processes, and explores their implications for workgroups found in technologically enabled firms. The groups that develop in technologically enabled organizations are characterized by a focus on self-organizing, a variety of skills, fluid membership, extensive information and knowledge sharing, relational governance, membership from a variety of organizations, extensive boundary spanning, negotiated meaning and potential conflicts between skills and values.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationResearch on Managing Groups and Teams
Pages99-113
Number of pages15
StatePublished - 2000

Publication series

NameResearch on Managing Groups and Teams
Volume3
ISSN (Print)1534-0856

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

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