A1 Journal article (refereed)
Examining communication visibility and social technology platform use in organizations (2022)

Treem, J. W., van Zoonen, W., & Sivunen, A. (2022). Examining communication visibility and social technology platform use in organizations. New Media and Society, OnlineFirst. https://doi.org/10.1177/14614448221089278

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All authors or editors: Treem, Jeffrey W.; van Zoonen, Ward; Sivunen, Anu

Journal or series: New Media and Society

ISSN: 1461-4448

eISSN: 1461-7315

Publication year: 2022

Publication date: 09/05/2022

Volume: OnlineFirst

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Publication country: United Kingdom

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/14614448221089278

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Organizations are increasingly adopting social technology platforms in an effort to support increased knowledge sharing among workers. Although scholarship has indicated that the use of social technologies can increase multiple forms of communication visibility within organizations, little is known about the nature of these relationships and how the benefits of that visibility may differ based on the use of different functionalities of platforms. This study examines how various uses of a social technology platform in a global organization relate to communication visibility and increased metaknowledge among workers. In addition, our analysis investigates how communication visibility relates to workers’ knowledge-sharing intentions and engagement. Findings extend theory by indicating that metaknowledge from communication visibility does indeed differ based on whether employees use functionalities that connect communication partners, or interact with communal communication available to third parties.

Keywords: organisational communication and public relations; internal communication; flow of information; visibility; electronic services; social media

Free keywords: communication visibility; engagement; knowledge sharing; social technology; visibility

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Reporting Year: 2022

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