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Collaboration framework


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Collaboration framework

  1. 1. Collaboration Framework Notes by Prem Kumar Aparanji @prem_k
  2. 2. Collaboration • Requires – Communication • Is a network phenomenon • Comprises of – Social Negotiation • delineation and identification of personal boundaries, interests, stakes, objectives, etc. – Explicit in Small groups (2-8, < 25) – Implicit due to Stigmergy in Large groups (> 25) – Creative output • Tasks • Knowledge, Learning • Decisions • Innovation Source: 2
  3. 3. Collaborative Knowledge Building Engagement Imagination Alignment Innovation Coming together Reinventing self and world Common purpose Improvable ideas Meeting face- to-face and Online Sense of location in wider organization Vision, leadership & management Rise above Shared discourse Shared project focus Rigor of data collection/anal ysis/reporting Epistemic agency Disseminating professional knowledge Trying new practices Linking with other communities Pervasive knowledge building Commitment to sustainability Evidence of reflection Influencing decision- makers Transformativ e assessment Symmetric knowledge advancement Idea Diversity Collective responsibility for knowledge advancement Democratizing knowledge Knowledge building is a collaborative, intentional effort to improve knowledge by generating ideas, theories and hypotheses, continually improving them in community contexts, and putting them into practice. Collaborative knowledge building (CKB) is seen as a means for achieving desired learning outcomes as well as facilitating sharing and distribution of knowledge among community members. Source: & 5728&volume=39&issue=3&articleid=1811882&show=html&PHPSESSID=al74ngmtqlanhm325isddsqep0 3
  4. 4. Collaborative Decision Making Collaborative decision making, by using knowledge building principles, focuses on the “how” and not the “who” as decision models have previously done. Knowledge building, in this context could be defined as “…the social activity by which communities create new knowledge through a process of collaborative, iterative idea improvement.” It is by engaging in this thorough process that decision making could start to shift to a more collaborative mode. Source: thinking-and-doing-4/ 4
  5. 5. Collaborative Innovation The new leaders in innovation will be those who figure out the best way to leverage a network of outsiders. There are two basic issues that executives should consider when deciding how to collaborate on a given innovation project: Should membership in a network be open or closed? And, should the network’s governance structure for selecting problems and solutions be flat or hierarchical? This framework reveals four basic modes of collaboration. Source: Which kind of collaboration is right for you? (Harvard Business Review) 5
  6. 6. Collaboration Maturity ModelCollaborateWith World Customers Partners & Suppliers Employees Tasks Knowledge Building Decision Making Innovation Collaborate On Mark cells where you already are doing something & those where you want to do, using different markers. This will provide you a guideline / maturity model to help you with your collaborative enterprise model. Prem Kumar Aparanji 6
  7. 7. THANK YOU 7