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Author Fisher, Kimball
Title The distributed mind : achieving high performance through the collective intelligence of knowledge work teams / Kimball Fisher and Mareen Duncan Fisher
Imprint New York : AMACOM, 1998
book jacket
 Euro-Am 3F Western Mat.  658.4036 F5347 1998    AVAILABLE    30500101034323
Descript xv, 286 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Introduction: The Distributed Mind -- Smart People and Smart Organizations -- 1. Knowledge Work: Understanding Mental Labor -- 2. Brawn and Brains: Knowledge Work in Factories -- 3. Knowledge Work Teams: Organizing for Empowerment -- 4. Jack of All Trades, Master of One: Vertical Multiskilling and Other Unique Characteristics of Knowledge Teams -- 5. Learning Lattice: Evolving Organizational Forms for Knowledge Work -- 6. Creating a Sentient Organization: New Metaphors for Knowledge Work -- 7. Virtual Knowledge Teams: Working on Geographically Dispersed Teams -- 8. Creative Spark: Harnessing Learning, Creativity, and Innovation -- 9. Knowledge Transfer: Sharing Mind Work and Mastering Information Overload -- 10. Distributed Leadership: Leading Others and Leading Self -- 11. Self-Healing Systems: The Wellness Practices of Smart Teams -- 12. Cyborganization: Matching Technology to Knowledge Teams -- 13. Trends in Knowledge Work: The Issues and Opportunities of the Future
"For the first time in history, more employees work with their minds than with their muscles. Their value lies in their mental abilities and their knowledge. Collectively, they are the "mind" of the company - a mind spread across many individual brains. The authors of this book call it "the distributed mind."" "The distributed mind is a powerful force, for if two heads are better than one, imagine how much better 20 heads are - if it is possible to manage them all! That's the fascinating subject of The Distributed Mind: How progressive companies are creating teams of "knowledge workers" and coordinating their individual efforts into a web of high performance." "Dozens of case studies and examples show that "knowledge workers" aren't just engineers, lawyers, and programmers - they are the predominant workers in virtually every industry, at all levels and in all functions. They represent a fundamental change in the nature of organizations and the way work gets done. The Distributed Mind not only reveals this new world of work, it helps you make sense of it - and make the most of it."--Jacket
Subject Teams in the workplace
Knowledge workers
Knowledge workers
Alt Author Fisher, Mareen Duncan
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