Usage of communication portfolios in distributed work environments

  • Chei Sian Lee Nanyang Technological University
  • Mary Beth Watson-Manheim University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Arkalgud Ramaprasad University of Illinois at Chicago
Keywords: organizational communication, computer-mediated communication, distributed work environment

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to examine the use of communication portfolios in distributed work environments (DWEs). A communication portfolio refers to a mix of information communication technologies (ICTs), consisting of either single ICT or multiple ICTs, that organizational communicators use for communication in the workplace. Our results demonstrate that a variety of communication portfolios with different sizes, contents and structuring mechanisms were used organization members in DWEs.

Author Biographies

Chei Sian Lee, Nanyang Technological University
Assistant Professor School of Communication and Information
Mary Beth Watson-Manheim, University of Illinois at Chicago
Associate Professor Department of Information and Decision Sciences
Arkalgud Ramaprasad, University of Illinois at Chicago
Professor Department of Information and Decision Sciences
Published
2009-07-27
How to Cite
Lee, C. S., Watson-Manheim, M. B., & Ramaprasad, A. (2009). Usage of communication portfolios in distributed work environments. First Monday, 14(8). https://doi.org/10.5210/fm.v14i8.2595