Four goals for the design of organizational information support systems

Suzanne P. Weisband, Jolene Galegher

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Abstract

The authors identify important variations in the nature of organizational work groups. They argue that the diversity of groups and tasks in most organizations requires a multifaceted approach to the design of information systems. This idea is embodied in the concept of an information systems toolkit. Such a toolkit would contain multiple technologies that, together, would meet the complex array of communication and problem-solving requirements generated by the diversity of groups and tasks described here. The authors recommend four goals for designers to use in creating the contents of such a toolkit. They are: applicability to diverse problems; capacity for coordination and feedback; access to approximate experiences; and communication with multiple organizational constituencies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Science
EditorsLee W. Hoevel, Bruce D. Shriver, Jay F.Jr. Nunamaker, Ralph H.Jr. Sprague, Velijko Milutinovic
PublisherPubl by Western Periodicals Co
Pages137-142
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0818620102
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990
EventProceedings of the Twenty-Third Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. Volume 1: Architecture Track - Kailua-Kona, HI, USA
Duration: Jan 2 1990Jan 5 1990

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Science
Volume3
ISSN (Print)0073-1129

Other

OtherProceedings of the Twenty-Third Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. Volume 1: Architecture Track
CityKailua-Kona, HI, USA
Period1/2/901/5/90

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)

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    Weisband, S. P., & Galegher, J. (1990). Four goals for the design of organizational information support systems. In L. W. Hoevel, B. D. Shriver, J. F. J. Nunamaker, R. H. J. Sprague, & V. Milutinovic (Eds.), Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Science (pp. 137-142). (Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Science; Vol. 3). Publ by Western Periodicals Co.