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Supporting the Collaborative Construction of a Shared Understanding About Work with a Guided Conceptual Modeling Technique
AuthorOppl, Stefan
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Group Decision and Negotiation, 2016, Vol. 26, Issue 2, page 247-283
PublishedSpringer, 2016
LanguageEnglish
Document typeJournal Article
Keywords (EN)Multi-perspective articulation of work / Diagrammatical conceptual modeling of communication and work processes Domain-expert-driven modeling / Bottom-up organizational development
Project-/ReportnumberLLP-LDV-TOI-12-AT-0007
ISSN1572-9907
URNurn:nbn:at:at-ubl:3-1421 Persistent Identifier (URN)
DOI10.1007/s10726-016-9485-7 
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The existence of a shared understanding about a collaborative work process among all involved actors is one prerequisite for its successful implementation. The development of a shared understanding is facilitated when the actors make explicit their individual views and create externalizations that can be used as subjects of discourse. Instruments supporting externalization and discourse about collaborative work need to provide adequate forms of representation and guide actors in implementing these reflection and alignment processes. Appropriate guidance can facilitate the construction of a shared understanding for actors not accustomed to such processes. This paper introduces a methodology that offers structural and procedural guidance by adopting diagrammatical conceptual modeling techniques. This methodology has been evaluated extensively in a multiple case study. A combination of interaction analysis of the modeling process and ex-post assessment of the actors perceptions has been used to evaluate the adequacy of the proposed methodology with respect to the pursued objectives. The results confirm that the modeling methodology and the proposed guidance measures appropriately support the process of constructing a shared understanding about collaborative work processes.

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