Some surprising things about collaboration—Knowing how people connect makes it work better

Some surprising things about collaboration—Knowing how people connect makes it work better Before goingfill steam ahead with collaboration-or any new and promising management idea-take a look at what’s really involved. Some Surprising Things About CollaborationKnowin How People Connect Maa es It Wor& Better HENRY MINTZBERG JAN JORGENSEN DEBORAH DOUGHERTY FRANCES WESTLEY s with every fad that in fact has substance, there is the need to sort out the necessary from the nonsense in “collaboration.” The concept is a good one, in both specific application and general spirit, for several reasons. We need to break out of our hierarchy fix” as well as our “market fix.” And we need more attention to how people connect with each other, as capable adults, instead of as children who require constant control or as traders who merely buy and sell. But collaboration wiLl eventually prove to be no more of a panacea than “hierarchy’ or “market” ever were, for there is good and bad in all new ideas. We have collaborated on this article to bring together a set of points, both positive and negative, that we have found surprising about collaboration-at least as compared with how this concept is usually discussed. A MODEL OF COLLABORATION to Before we begin, let’s take a few http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Organizational Dynamics Elsevier

Some surprising things about collaboration—Knowing how people connect makes it work better

Organizational Dynamics, Volume 25 (1)

Loading next page...
 
/lp/elsevier/some-surprising-things-about-collaboration-knowing-how-people-connect-Z6WqSOffqY
Publisher
Elsevier
Copyright
Copyright © 1996 Elsevier Ltd
ISSN
0090-2616
DOI
10.1016/S0090-2616(96)90041-8
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

Before goingfill steam ahead with collaboration-or any new and promising management idea-take a look at what’s really involved. Some Surprising Things About CollaborationKnowin How People Connect Maa es It Wor& Better HENRY MINTZBERG JAN JORGENSEN DEBORAH DOUGHERTY FRANCES WESTLEY s with every fad that in fact has substance, there is the need to sort out the necessary from the nonsense in “collaboration.” The concept is a good one, in both specific application and general spirit, for several reasons. We need to break out of our hierarchy fix” as well as our “market fix.” And we need more attention to how people connect with each other, as capable adults, instead of as children who require constant control or as traders who merely buy and sell. But collaboration wiLl eventually prove to be no more of a panacea than “hierarchy’ or “market” ever were, for there is good and bad in all new ideas. We have collaborated on this article to bring together a set of points, both positive and negative, that we have found surprising about collaboration-at least as compared with how this concept is usually discussed. A MODEL OF COLLABORATION to Before we begin, let’s take a few

Journal

Organizational DynamicsElsevier

There are no references for this article.

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Search

Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly

Organize

Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.

Access

Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

DeepDyve

Freelancer

DeepDyve

Pro

Price

FREE

$49/month
$360/year

Save searches from
Google Scholar,
PubMed

Create folders to
organize your research

Export folders, citations

Read DeepDyve articles

Abstract access only

Unlimited access to over
18 million full-text articles

Print

20 pages / month

PDF Discount

20% off