Anne-Laure Fayard, Anca Metiu (2014) The Role of Writing in Distributed Collaboration. The Role of Writing in Distributed Collaboration 25(5):1391-1413.
Type: Non-experimental study
Knowledge user level addressed by the literature: Individual, Organizations, Sectors
Experience level of reader: Fundamental
Knowledge user(s) to whom the piece of literature may be relevant: Policy makers, Clinicians, Brokers, Manufacturers, Developers, Intermediaries, Users, Advocates, and Researchers.
Setting(s) to which the reported activities/findings are relevant: Community, Federal Lab, Government, Large business, Small business, University
Format: Peer-reviewed journal article
Annotation: Writing is an integral activity to knowledge sharing, particularly among separate departments or different organizations. Certain communication norms serve as mechanisms to enable such collaborations. While written communication has a very great impact on distant partners, the same mechanisms apply to collaborators at the same site. This paper examines how writing addresses the dialogical challenges posed by distributed work, and how written communication supports distributed collaboration. Management theories were applied to actual written dialogues that produced novel ideas to identify and evaluate these mechanisms.
This article uses the Commercial Devices and Services version of the NtK Model
Questioning ideas is a part of the development process heavily reliant on communication.
Analysis of researchers’ correspondences
Occurrences within model: NtK 1.3, 4.11