Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

Susanne Ekstrand , pp. 33. Inst. för arbetsvetenskap och medieteknik/Dept. Human Work Sciences and Media Technology, 2002.

The work

Författare / Author: Susanne Ekstrand
Titel / Title: Success or failure? ..depending on computer-based technologies and employees sense of responsibility..
Abstrakt Abstract:

This Master Thesis describes the problems with distributed co-operation and information flow with and without support of computer-based technologies. If computer-based technologies will be a success or a failure is not only de-pendent on the technologies, it is also dependent on the employees who are responsible for entering the information. If only one employee does not per-form his or hers obligation the idea with distributed computer-based tech-nologies will fail, but if they really use them and makes them reliable they will be effective tools for distribute co-operation and information.

A question raised about computer support is: Different computer sys-tems can support distribution of information to employees working outside as well as inside the company, but how do we get them to be effective tools, and get the employees to take their responsibility for entering the informa-tion into the systems? The answer is that different computer systems do support employees working inside as well as outside the company and they will be effective tools if they contain the information the employees really needs and on their terms, since they are the once who will use them. The employees need to be a part of the decision of what kinds of information they will have in the systems and delegate who will be responsible for enter-ing the information into them. Different employees can view different in-formation. If the employees get some benefit from the systems and under-stand and feel that it is their responsibility and also sees that it affects their work in a positive way, then they will do the job. It is a question of democ-racy.

Populärvetenskaplig beskrivning / Popular science summary: Detta magister arbete tar upp problem med distribuerat samarbete och informationsflöde med och utan datorstöd. Om datorstöd kommer att bli en framgång eller ej beror inte bara på datorstödet utan också på om användarna tar sitt ansvar och lägger in information och uppdaterar den. Gör de det kan datorstödet bli ett effektivt verktyg för distribuerat samarbete och information.
Ämnesord / Subject: Arbetsvetenskap - Human Work Science\General

Nyckelord / Keywords: CSCW, distributed co-operation, co-operation, information flow, employee, SFA, Intranet

Publication info

Dokument id / Document id:
Program:/ Programme Människor Datateknik Arbetsliv/Human Work Science
Registreringsdatum / Date of registration: 09/16/2004
Uppsatstyp / Type of thesis: D-Uppsats/Magister/Master

Context

Handledare / Supervisor: Olle Lindeberg, Dave Randall
oli@ipd.bth.se, d.randall@mmu.ac.uk
Organisation / Organisation: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Institution / School: Inst. för arbetsvetenskap och medieteknik/Dept. Human Work Sciences and Media Technology
Inst. för arbetsvetenskap och medieteknik S-372 25 Ronneby
+46 455 38 50 00
http://www.iar.bth.se/

Files & Access

Bifogad uppsats fil(er) / Files attached: slutversionmagisterarbete.doc (124 kB, öppnas i nytt fönster)