Presents findings from a study undertaken to identify some of the conversational issues in the production of knowledge in cross‐functional work redesign groups. Illustrates what may be key sources of miscommunication based in differing conversational relevance. Postulates that the recognition of relevance and, by extension, the recognition of a valid contribution, is influenced by the manner of discourse or speech style. Feels that the language behaviours as disclosed in the analysis can be inhibiting to the work of cross‐functional teams responsible for a variety of organizational change processes, including IS development and workflow redesign.
Wynn, E. and Novick, D. (1996), "Relevance conventions and problem boundaries in work redesign teams", Information Technology & People, Vol. 9 No. 2, pp. 61-80. https://doi.org/10.1108/09593849610121606Download as .RIS
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