Accession Number:

ADA113424

Title:

Information Structures for Single Echelon Organizations,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE LAB FOR INFORMATION AND DECISION SYSTEMS

Report Date:

1982-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

45.0

Abstract:

A methodology for designing the information structures for decision makers who comprise the boundary between an organization and its environment is presented. The environment is modeled as a source that generates symbols or messages that the organization members must process without being overloaded. Two basic information reduction strategies are considered 1 creation of self contained tasks, and 2 creation of slack resources. The former leads to the partitioning of the input signal and the parallel processing of the partition the latter to alternate processing where each decision maker receives signals according to some deterministic rule but is given more time to process them, i.e., a delay is introduced. These two strategies are then integrated to produce a variety of information structures for special cases. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE