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COLLABORATIVE

COMMUNICATION
THENMOZHI
SUBRAMANIAN
&
LEONG
Definition
• Collaborative teams can be defined as a group of
individuals who have open communication, share
common thoughts, ideas, or beliefs, and are
working towards a common goal.

• A collaborative workplace "redefines the corporate


structure, replacing the pyramid model with a
circle. Everyone in the company is accountable,
and leadership is shared (Marshall, 1995).

• Collaboration is "a principle-based process of


working together that produces trust, integrity and
break-through results by building true consensus,
ownership and alignment in all aspects of the
organization" (Marshall, 1995).
Advantages
• When a project is too large it is perfect to split up into parts and
distribute among groups.
• Decrease of production time by spreading out the resources.
• Competition created in the team environment may also boost
productivity thereby allowing projects to be completed sooner.
• Brings together different and varying ideas
• The benefit of having multiple people in a group, where the talent pool
is larger, creates a valuable resource in groups that is not available in
individual work product.
• Tasks are distributed among the group, thus less burden on an
individual.
• More people mean more ideas, more work done and thus the goals are
achieved more efficiently
• A collaborative group in which each individual performs his/her duties
honestly leads to an increase in experience of team-work, load-
sharing, verbal, written and email communication skills.
• Creates trust and cooperation among everyone in the team.
• Allows organizations to do more with less.
Disadvantages
• Too many cooks, spoil the broth.
• Requires contributions of skills from each and every
member of the group.
• A single member's incapability to contribute in time can
adversely affect the entire group.
• Collaborative groups depend on communicating mainly
via telephone/email/Internet. A failure or incompetence
in the skills is always a risk.
• Causes competition among teammates.
Venn Diagram For
Collaboration
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among
groups.
•Decrease of production
time.
•Competition boosts •Too many cooks, spoil
productivity. the
•Brings together broth.
different ideas •Requires contributions
of
•Creates a valuable •Competition skills from each and
resource
in groups. every
member of the group.
•Less burden on an among •A single member's
individual.
•The goals are achieved teammates incapability
to contribute in time
more •Various ideas can
efficiently.
•Experience of team- •Communicatio adversely affect the
entire
work, n group.
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•Creates trust and depend
cooperation. on communicating
•Allows organizations to mainly via
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