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Organization synchronization in response to complex project delays: Network-based analysis
journal contributionposted on 2023-04-17, 01:42 authored by Lin Yang, Xinran Hu, Xianbo ZhaoXianbo Zhao
In response to frequent complex project delays, organization synchronization, a set of interactions, is a dynamic behavior that helps to restore the stability of complex projects after delays. However, few studies have figured out how organizations synchronize effectively in order to deal with delay issues. To solve this problem, this study first provides a preliminary list of CDFs and indices of organization interactions are also given. A total of 15 key CDFs and 10 interaction ways were refined according to a questionnaire survey. In addition, the complex network synchronization (CNS) theory was adopted to analyze the synchronizability and importance of nodes by comprehensively using multiple parameters. A complex metro project with 51 project organizations was used as a case study and we found that specific signal organizations synchronized through three effective interaction ways (meetings, discussion and study, and the Internet) to cope with six CDFs (safety accidents, prominent problems of land expropriation, unreasonable timelines by clients, improper construction designs, delayed payments, and high financial risks). This study contributes to defining organization synchronization, providing a feasible research framework for assessing network synchronizability and identifying signal organizations in complex projects, and guiding practitioners to effectively cope with delays by interactions between signal organizations.
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External Author AffiliationsWuhan University, China