The Impact of User Behaviours on the Socialisation Process in Enterprise Social Networks

Hüllmann J. A., Kroll T.


Abstract
The success of teams in enterprise social networks (ESN) is of high importance in today's project-based and digitised work environments. In this context, onboarding of new hires or allocated team members means the adoption of group characteristics and behaviours. Studies identified cohesion and trust as part of the socialisation process and found communication behaviours that facilitate socialisation. ESN not only enable efficient communication or relationship building, they also make the socialisation processes visible and analysable. In this paper, we propose to use metrics from social network analysis (e.g. extraversion, openness and proactiveness) to operationalise communication behaviours identified as positive for socialisation. First evaluations with two ESN data sets in OLS, beta regression and multilevel models sparsely support the influence on closeness, which we expect to reflect the level of group integration.

Keywords
Socialisation; Enterprise social networks; User behaviours



Publication type
Conference Paper

Peer reviewed
Yes

Publication status
Published

Year
2018

Conference
Proceedings of the 29th Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS)

Venue
Sydney, Australia

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