McGehee argues that successful collaboration takes commitment and discipline.
Ask questions and clarify
Avoid prejudging individuals or ideas
to understand and accept diverse points of view
Move ideas to actions and follow through with commitments
Communicate as a team
Support others in your group
Make team decisions with objectives in mind, even if decisions are
Consider the following questions:
- What are some of the organizational shifts you have experienced
in your workplace in the last five years?
- How have these organizational shifts affected the way you approach
- Why do you think working in teams is an effective business strategy?
- Can you have teamwork without collaboration or collaboration without
teamwork? Share some examples from your experience to back up your
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post your thoughts on the relationship between teamwork and collaboration.
Click here to access the article Workforce
Collaboration: A By-Product of the Technology- Driven Marketplace,
by Tracy Gibbons and Randi Brenowitz. This article provides an overview
of how the workplace is changing with the use of technology combined with
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