Medium Company (Z)

Medium Company (Z)

Peter Busch
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 22
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-501-6.ch013
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Company Z represents a microcosm of Company X. Whereas the previous firm was a small consultancy organisation, Z on the other hand is essentially a smaller version of X, for Z exists to support the mission of the organisation (selling furniture), rather than ICT being an end in itself as with Company Y. Organisation Z has a strong CIO who participates in most cliques and is considered by his peers to be an “expert.” Almost all staff members meet one another on a daily basis, if not weekly, at the same time there seem to be few staff avoiding one another. There are few contract staff members that present the risk of taking tacit knowledge with them. Electronic forms of communication exist but are minimal, which is not surprising given the small IT staff complement.

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