A Novel Theory Of Organizational And Technological Change, Illustrated By An Account Of The Development And Implementation Of A Computer Based Simulation TechnologyEvery Workday We Wrestle With Cumbersome And Unintuitive Technologies Our Response Is Usually That S Just The Way It Is Even Technology Designers And Workplace Managers Believe That Certain Technological Changes Are Inevitable And That They Will Bring Specific, Unavoidable Organizational Changes In This Book, Paul Leonardi Offers A New Conceptual Framework For Understanding Why Technologies And Organizations Change As They Do And Why People Think Those Changes Had To Occur As They Did He Argues That Technologies And The Organizations In Which They Are Developed And Used Are Not Separate Entities Rather, They Are Made Up Of The Same Building Blocks Social Agency And Material Agency Over Time, Social Agency And Material Agency Become Imbricated Gradually Interlocked In Ways That Produce Some Changes We Call Technological And Others We Call Organizational Drawing On A Detailed Field Study Of Engineers At A US Auto Company, Leonardi Shows That As The Engineers Developed And Used A A New Computer Based Simulation Technology For Automotive Design, They Chose To Change How Their Work Was Organized, Which Then Brought New Changes To The TechnologyEach Imbrication Of The Social And The Material Obscured The Actors Previous Choices, Making The Resulting Technological And Organizational Structures Appear As If They Were InevitableLeonardi Suggests That Treating Organizing As A Process Of Sociomaterial Imbrication Allows Us To Recognize And Act On The Flexibility Of Information Technologies And To Create Effective Work Organizations
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- 18 January 2017 Paul M. Leonardi