Mindfulness is a cognitive process that facilitates the discovery and correction of errors that might escalate. This study applies mindfulness theory to examine the impact of top management support for information systems on collective mindfulness, and that of collective mindfulness on IS performance. It treated such mindfulness in five dimensions, and top management support and IS performance as uni-dimensional. Forty-seven chief executive officers responded to a survey asking their perceptions of the constructs. Top management support predicted four of the dimensions with the strongest effect on sensitivity to IS operations. A negative path from support to commitment to IS resilience suggests a management predilection for planning over improvisation and adaptation. Sensitivity to IS operations alone predicted performance.
Khan, Shaji A.; Lederer, Albert L.; and Mirchandani, Dinesh A.
"Top Management Support, Collective Mindfulness, and Information Systems Performance,"
Journal of International Technology and Information Management: Vol. 22
, Article 6.
Available at: http://scholarworks.lib.csusb.edu/jitim/vol22/iss1/6