Supporting intra-organisational distributed co-ordination at the Amsterdam Police Force

Joeri van Laere, Gert Jan de Vreede, Henk G. Sol

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Abstract

Information- and communication technologies (ICT) raise opportunities for computer supported communication, dispersed co-ordination and collaboration and make co-ordination intense organisational structures less expensive. However, an explorative case study at the Amsterdam Police Force confirm insights from prior research that deeply rooted organisational practices can 'make or break' distributed co-ordination and ICT utilisation. Adaptive Structuration Theory (AST) provided for a framework for these observations and guided interventions to improve distributed co-ordination. However, AST could not answer if and how the interplay of current practices and interventions would influence distributed co-ordination. For this purpose, we argue for using of a simulation game to create a richer picture of future systemic interactions in computer supported distributed co-ordination in this particular organisation; to investigate potential implementation problems of new ICT; and to create organisational awareness for opportunities and pitfalls in distributed co-ordination.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
PublisherIEEE
Pages21
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)0769504930
StatePublished - 2000
EventThe 33rd Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Siences (HICSS-33) - Maui, USA
Duration: Jan 4 2000Jan 7 2000

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
ISSN (Print)1060-3425

Other

OtherThe 33rd Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Siences (HICSS-33)
CityMaui, USA
Period1/4/001/7/00

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)

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