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Collaboration in workplace

Advantages and disadvantages of collobartion in the workplace

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 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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