Organisational virtuality: a conceptual framework for communication in shared virtual environments

Gristock, J J (1998) Organisational virtuality: a conceptual framework for communication in shared virtual environments. In: MIT Media Lab / University College London workshop 'Presence in Shared Virtual Environments', 10-11 June 1998, BT Laboratories, Martlesham Heath, Ipswich.

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This paper shows how popular 'structure-driven' approaches fail those who use and design virtual teams, and presents 'organisational virtuality' a conceptual framework which is may be used to understand the ways in which advanced ICTs and face-to-face meetings are used to support communication between users of shared virtual environments. It is argued that if knowledge exchange requires the sharing of contexts, then virtual teams may only be innovative if the contexts (space, time, community) which are not shared between them are re-personalised, through a mediated sense of telepresence, temporal telepresence and telecommunity.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: The workshop is sometimes called the First International Conference on Presence, because the next event in the series was the Second International Conference on Presence
Schools and Departments: University of Sussex Business School > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources > ZA4050 Electronic information resources
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and communications
Depositing User: Jennifer Jean Gristock
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2008
Last Modified: 02 May 2018 11:13
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