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All Edge: Inside the New Workplace Networks

Clay Spinuzzi

Abstract

The way we work is changing. New information and communication technologies (ICTs) have enabled new forms of work organization—necessitating new ways to communicate, coordinate, and collaborate on work. So, increasingly, we find ourselves working in temporary, loosely organized, specialist-heavy, project-oriented teams—all-edge adhocracies. And these adhocracies work very differently from bureaucratic hierarchies, which organized us throughout the 20th century. They have different strengths, weaknesses, and possibilities. This book examines different aspects of all-edge adhocracies: why they a ... More

Keywords: all edge adhocracies, bureaucratic hierarchies, work organization, information technologies, communication technologies, activity theory, knowledge work, distributed work, technical communication

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780226236964
Published to University Press Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226237015.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Clay Spinuzzi, author
University of Texas at Austin