Organizational Learning by 'Segmented Networks' [chapter]

Bishwajit Choudhary
Knowledge Mapping and Management  
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Researchers have long argued that a 'right' degree of closeness among team members is necessary for innovation. At unhealthy extremes, while closeness leads to cloning and copycat attitude, increased distance can result in incompatibility and dissonance. Hence, actually building teams that possess 'creative-tension' is easier said than done. This paper develops specific factors that conceptualize an 'optimum' distance (vis-à-vis closeness) in teams and later extends the
more » ... to argue for a novel organizational form, the 'segmented network'.
doi:10.4018/978-1-931777-17-9.ch018 fatcat:hychfayhkvdz3gf3tx2v3s56ua