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The Workarounds Process as a Source of Knowledge Creation and Management

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The Workarounds Process as a Source of Knowledge Creation and Management
The dynamics of the actual global context create a growing need for creation of better knowledge management in organizations. More than ever global markets exercise a bottom-up pressure (market dynamics and daily practices) and a top-down pressure (standardization) on employees who must constantly create, acquire and disseminate new knowledge. Due to this, employees engage sometimes in workarounds that defy the standardization of expected performance. However, given that workarounds are deliberate actions in contrast with the prescribed practices, they are marginalized by organizations that perceive them as detrimental. In this paper, we propose a theoretical framework that is based on the idea that the integration of workarounds in the workplace represents a process of knowledge management. It also suggests that the use of a socio-technological tool that allows the building and sharing of workarounds by employees will help foster the creation and updating of knowledge in the organiza...
Patrick Boudreau, Dragos Vieru, Gilbert Paquette,
Added 03 Apr 2016
Updated 03 Apr 2016
Type Journal
Year 2016
Where HICSS
Authors Patrick Boudreau, Dragos Vieru, Gilbert Paquette, Michel Héon
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