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Solving the human problem: investigation of a collaboration culture

Gautier, G, Kubaski, S, Bassanino, MN and Fernando, T 2009, Solving the human problem: investigation of a collaboration culture , in: I-ESA Conference, 20th - 22nd April 2009, Beijing.

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Abstract

It is often acknowledged that group work efficiency can only be achieved if co-workers adopt an adequate group culture. Collaboration should therefore be supported by the right culture, and tools aiming at enhancing collaboration should also facilitate the adoption of this collaboration culture. This paper therefore explores the underlying concepts involved in the creation of a collaboration culture within a team. It follows a formal approach by drawing on motivation, group building and schema theories to identify the core elements of such a culture. This focus on the social psychological enables the justification that collaboration efficiency can only be reached if groups adopt a learning, communicative culture, and develop values such as trust and respect. The conclusion of this paper could be used to assess the efficiency of collaborative tools and to enable the teaching of collaboration.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Contributors: (Author), (Contributor), (Contributor) and (Contributor)
Themes: Built and Human Environment
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment > Salford Centre for Research & Innovation (SCRI)
Refereed: Yes
Depositing User: MN Bassanino
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2011 10:05
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:10
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/17773

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