Combining theory, methodology and tools, this open access book illustrates how to guide innovation in today's digitized business environment. Highlighting the importance of human knowledge and experience in implementing business processes, the authors take a conceptual perspective to explore the challenges and issues currently facing organizations. Subsequent chapters put these concepts into practice, discussing instruments that can be used to support the articulation and alignment of knowledge within work processes. A timely and comprehensive set of tools and case studies, this book is essential reading for those researching innovation and digitization, organization and business strategy.
Stefan Oppl is Associate Professor in the Department of Business Information Systems - Communications Engineering at Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria. His research focuses on collaborative learning support systems and articulation of work knowledge. He has published over 70 papers reporting on both design-oriented and empirical research in these areas.
Stary is Head of the Department of Business Informatics - Communications Engineering, and Professor of Business Information Systems, at Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria. His research interests revolve around knowledge elicitation and representation, and distributed system development for learning support and organizational design. He regularly chairs various international projects and events, such as the Journal of Interaction Science and the International Council on Knowledge Management.
1. Introduction.- 2. Elicitation Requirements.- 3. Value-Oriented Articulation.- 4. Alignment of Multiple Perspectives: Establishing Common Ground for Triggering Organizational Change.- 5. Acting on Work Designs: Providing Support for Validation and Implementation of Envisioned Changes.- 6. Enabling Emergent Workplace Design.- 7. Putting the Framework to Operation: Enabling Organizational Development Through Learning.- 8. Case Studies.- 9. Epilogue.