Active and Passive Leadership in Virtual Collaboration Networks
Source: George Mason University
The tasks of leadership in large, multi-divisional organizations have always been complex, but new computer-mediated technologies for communication and information sharing offer promise to improve internal coordination and collaboration. Organization-wide platforms such as intranets and portals as well as personalized communication channels such as email, blogs and wikis are touted as making important contributions to managing and self-organizing. But what are the roles for leaders in initiating these new technologies and maintaining or adapting them over time? How do leader roles in creating platform technologies differ from those for personalized channel communications?