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Internet Relay Chat (IRC) Assessing the Cultural Practice For the technology selected, answer the questions below: Does the technology:Allow for collaboration between individuals in the organization?YesNoDo not knowAllow for collaboration between teams in the organization? YesNoDo not knowAllow for collaboration between individuals / teams in the organization, and its partners, suppliers and customers? YesNoDo not knowHelp identify experts in subject areas? YesNoDo not knowAllow for the identification of communities-of-practice in subject areas? YesNoDo not knowAllow users to set up a personal profile that can be found in searches by others?YesNoDo not knowScoring: Yes = 1. No or Do not know = 0Total score for the cultural practice dimension (add up scores):__6___Divided by 6 = ___1________averageAssessing the Economic DimensionFor the technology selected, answer the questions below: Does the technology:Help reduce the amount of time working on tasks?YesNoDo not knowAllow you to easily transfer different media types to co-workers?YesNoDo not knowPermit accurate auditing for usage and cost?YesNoDo not knowReduce the effort of working together? YesNoDo not knowReduce the time spent searching for information? YesNoDo not knowMake completing tasks easier?YesNoDo not knowScoring: Yes = 1. No or Do not know = 0Total score for the cultural practice dimension (add up scores):__4___Divided by 6 = __0.67_________averageAssessing the Political DimensionFor the technology selected, answer the questions below: Does the technology:Help you reach relevant peers / experts? YesNoDo not knowSupport you in reaching responsible managers? YesNoDo not knowEncourage collaboration among managers / supervisors?YesNoDo not knowHelp you achieve your performance goals? YesNoDo not knowAid you in valuing the efforts of co-workers?YesNoDo not knowMeet the expectations set forth in your job description?YesNoDo not knowScoring: Yes = 1. No or Do not know = 0Total score for the cultural practice dimension (add up scores):__6___Divided by 6 = ____1_______averageOrganizational outcomesFor the technology selected, answer the questions below: Does the technology:Enable your team to do tasks more quickly? YesNoDo not knowImprove your team´s job performance? YesNoDo not knowIncrease your team´s productivity? YesNoDo not knowHelp team members understand different working behaviors?YesNoDo not knowEncourage effective working relationships among team members? YesNoDo not knowChange the way team members interact with each other?YesNoDo not knowScoring: Yes = 1. No or Do not know = 0Total score for the cultural practice dimension (add up scores):_5____Divided by 6 = _______0.83____averageAssessing the Technological DimensionFor the technology selected, answer the questions below: Does the technology:Work fully on the PC provided to you? YesNoDo not knowWork fully on the mobile device provided to / used by you? YesNoDo not knowIntegrate with information and applications in your intranet? YesNoDo not knowConnect you to others in remote parts of the organization?YesNoDo not knowEnable central storage / retrieval of correspondence? YesNoDo not knowIntegrate with other collaborative technologies?YesNoDo not knowScoring: Yes = 1. No or Do not know = 0Total score for the cultural practice dimension (add up scores):__4___Divided by 6 = _____0.67______averageThe Internet Relay Chat supports cultural practice as is evident from the questionnaire results. This is because it allows for collaboration between team members in an organization and also to customers, suppliers and partners who are in the chat site. The chat site requires a person to have a profile which contains information about the individual and hence easy to know what the area of expertise the individual is in and this is important for an organization.When it comes to the economic dimension of the Internet Relay Chat, it reduces the time spent searching for information. This is because the information is present in people’s profiles and also it is easier to ask the chat friends to find the information you need. This technology reduces efforts of working together where you have to organize meetings and spend a lot of time arguing and in conflict resolution, hence the amount of time spent working on tasks is reduced.In the political dimensions, the technology helps reach relevant people needed for achievement of the performance goals. The technology can reach managers due to many people being connected in the chat and this enables sharing of ideas, challenges, saves time and costs hence meeting the expectations and goals of the job description and valuing workers whom much information is shared with (Chickowski, 2009).The Internet Relay Chat helps the team members in the organization to complete tasks quickly because they reduce time for paper work and searching customers and suppliers, this therefore improves productivity. Due to the chat containing personal information of different individuals, team members understand each other well in terms of their strengths and weaknesses hence effective working relationship among those team members.Technologically, the Internet Relay Chat enables individuals to use their personal computers and even their mobile phones to chat. This therefore means that connectivity with individuals in remote parts is enabled due to the use of mobile phones and personal computers. The technology of the internet chat enables integration with applications in the intranet of the individuals using the technology hence allows its wider use.ReferenceChickowski, E. (2009). Cohesive collaboration. eWeek, 26(18), 10-16. Jones e-global library: Academic Search Premier.

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