Critical Note – Case Study Example

Critical In the concept of synergistic information distribution, there is an argument that even with the existence of proper systems; managers find it difficult to locate the origin of certain data in the organization. The managers may not tell the parts of the organization that certain information is available. In addition, the reading states that the employees may collect rumors from the customers and use the information in their systems. I tend to argue that most market-driven organizations have a boundary spanning mechanism that assists in information synthesis in the firm.
Boundary spanning is a mechanism that allows information transfer within the organization. The system is not limited to outside flow of information. It coordinates information flowing from employees and managers in and out of the organization. Therefore, it will enhance the means of communication in the organization and speedup the rate of decision-making. Managers need to know the parts of the organization that is accessible to certain information. With the availability of the right information in time, it would be easy for the managers to make the appropriate decision for the firm.
An advantage of boundary spanning is that it would coordinate several activities dealing with information sharing. Not only does is dealing with internal information but also external. Most managers need to have information on their competitors to enable their products survive the market. Boundary spanning provides this platform than most mechanisms assumed in the article. Market-driven firms have a need to access information, as it will determine their participation in the market. It is because such firms rely on market dominance for the growth and success of their firms. Most market-driven firms have a boundary spanning system.
Ernst, C., & Chrobot-Mason, D. (2011). Boundary spanning leadership: Six practices for solving problems, driving innovation, and transforming organizations. New York: McGraw-Hill.