Social Network Analysis and Mining (2018) 8:37 https://doi.org/10.1007/s13278-018-0514-1 ORIGINAL AR TICLE Procure, persist, perish: communication tie dynamics in a disrupted task environment 1 1 Sean M. Fitzhugh · Arwen H. DeCostanza Received: 15 November 2017 / Revised: 14 May 2018 / Accepted: 14 May 2018 © This is a U.S. Government work and not under copyright protection in the US; foreign copyright protection may apply 2018 1 Introduction that communication partner. The aforementioned limits on interpersonal networks constrain the number of communi- Within contexts of organizational task performance, man- cation partners any given individual can support and thus aging one’s communication network requires a careful bal- limit the scope of coordination within the organization. This ance between the advantages and costs of communication dilemma highlights the challenge of harmonizing individual ties. Searching for, establishing, and maintaining ties all communication networks with organizational performance, require commitments of time and effort (Burt 1992; Steier an ongoing problem of interest at the intersection of the and Greenwood 2000; Mariotti and Delbridge 2012; Ahuja fields of organizational design and social network analysis 2000; Crawford and Lepine 2013; Whittaker et al. 2002). (Bavelas 1950; Carley 1992; Cross and Cummings 2004; The costs of these ties manifest through sustainment of the Enemark
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