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Collaboration in workplace

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Advantages and disadvantages of collobartion in the workplace

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Collaboration in workplace

  1. 1. Advantages and disadvantages of collaboration in the workplace Daniel Bowles, Cari Boyd, Eletha Brown, Dianna Kirkland, Ana Arias-Malone, Brandon Segura
  2. 2. Workplace Collaboration <ul><li>Individuals coming together in an organization sharing information, sharing responsibilities, and making group decisions. </li></ul><ul><li>Teams or groups making products, providing services, negotiating deals, coordinating projects, offering advice, and making decisions. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Advantages <ul><li>Combine the knowledge of many </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Many heads think better than one </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Individual experiences combine for the best solution </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Diversity of view </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Diversity gives the team the best achievements </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Advantages <ul><li>Time </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Accelerates routine work </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Balance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Multisided view </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Synergy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Integration of individuals </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Advantages: Linguistics Case-Study <ul><li>Professional Inclusivity </li></ul><ul><li>Produces Creative work environment </li></ul><ul><li>Qualified teams generate high level achievement </li></ul>
  6. 6. Advantages: Structure of Teams <ul><li>“ Forming” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop trust within group </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Set clear vision </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ Storming” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Brainstorming </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop solutions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ Norming” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Implantation of product </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Examples of Positive Teams <ul><li>Nursing education training program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Developed an entire online program </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Boeing 717 program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Changed into a money maker </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Disadvantages: Collaborative Thinking and the Individual <ul><li>Effects of decision making groups </li></ul><ul><ul><li>False confidence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unsound decisions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ Social Loafing” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduced individual contribution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Crowd mentality </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Technology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fear of dissention </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to tap masses with little or no credibility </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Disadvantages: Costs, Decision Cycles, and Diffusion of Focus <ul><li>Hidden Costs of Collaboration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Informal networks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Globalization </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lengthy Decision Cycles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple teams simultaneously </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Management competition for team resources </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Diffusion of Focus </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple teams with little or no direction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of individual engagement </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Disadvantages:Time Consuming <ul><li>Globally working across time zones </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal contact reduced </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Availability </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Critical Deadlines </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More opinions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Team members alienated </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Disadvantages: Ambiguous Responsibilities <ul><li>Creates Confusion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unclear purpose of tasks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inadequate communication </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Disadvantages:Diversity Among Members <ul><li>Language Barriers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Written & verbal communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information Interpretation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Noise </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Psychological make-up </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Various backgrounds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Predispositions </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Workplace Collaboration <ul><li>Successful collaboration relies on elimination of the disadvantages </li></ul><ul><li>Teams and groups are the norm in organizations but not without problems </li></ul><ul><li>Combining one’s personal, cultural, and organizational values improves collaboration in today’s global setting </li></ul>
  14. 14. References <ul><li>References </li></ul><ul><li>Bergiel, B., Bergiel, E., & Balsmeier, P. (2008). Nature of virtual teams: A summary of their </li></ul><ul><li>advantages and disadvantages. Management Research News , 31 (2), 99-110. </li></ul><ul><li>Chapman, L. (2008, October). Effective teamwork. Nursing Management - UK , 15 (6), 18-21. Retrieved March 11, 2009, from Business Source Complete database </li></ul><ul><li>Cudney, A., & Van Tuyle, L. (2001). A fine line on the front line. Nursing Management , 32 (6), 34. </li></ul><ul><li>Freedman, D. (2006, September). Collaboration is the hottest buzzword in business today. Too bad it doesn't work. Inc , 28 (9), 61-62. Retrieved March 11, 2009, from MasterFILE Premier database. </li></ul><ul><li>Kezsborn, D. (1989). Managing the chaos: Conflict among project teams. American Association </li></ul><ul><li>of Cost Engineers , 9. </li></ul><ul><li>Kibrik, A. (2006, June). Collective field work: Advantages or disadvantages?. Studies in </li></ul><ul><li>Language, 30(2), 259-279. Retrieved March 15, 2009, from Communication & Mass </li></ul><ul><li>Media </li></ul><ul><li>Complete database. </li></ul><ul><li>McLean, J. (2007). Managing Global Virtual Teams. Management Matters , 16. </li></ul><ul><li>Organizational Behavior, Tenth Edition, by Stephen P. Robbins. Published by Prentice- Hall, </li></ul><ul><li>Inc. an imprint of Pearson Education, Inc. Copyright © 2003 by Pearson Education, Inc. Chapters 8 and 9 </li></ul><ul><li>In Today’s Process Driven Workplace, Collaboration is King Copyright Arizona Board of </li></ul><ul><li>Regents. Retrieved from http://knowledge.wpcarey.asu.edu/article.cfm?articleid=1609 March 14 th 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>

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