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For the definition in music, between two or more artists, see Featuring. Catalan castellers collaborate, working together with a shared goal Collaboration is the process of two or more people or organizations working together to realize mutual goals.[1] Collaboration is very similar to, but more closely aligned than, cooperation, and both are an opposite of competition.[2][3][4] Most collaboration requires leadership, although the form of leadership can be social within a decentralized and egalitarian group.[5] Teams that work collaboratively can obtain greater resources, recognition and reward when facing competition for finite resources.[6] Classical examples of collaboration[edit] Following are some examples of successful collaboration efforts in the past. Trade[edit] The trade of goods is an economic activity providing mutual benefit Community organization[edit] Organization and cooperation between community members provides economic and social benefits Hutterite, Austria (16th century) Dr.

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Collaborative Research: Liability Issues Administrators and the Responsible Conduct of ResearchCollaborative Research: Liability Issues Business and Financial Issues (cont.) Liability for damages associated with a research project is a concern of institutions executing agreements related to collaborations. Which Kind of Collaboration Is Right for You? The Idea in Brief As potential innovation partners and ways to collaborate with them proliferate, it’s tough deciding how best to leverage outsiders’ power. To select the right type of collaboration options for your business, Pisano and Verganti recommend understanding the four basic collaboration modes. These modes differ along two dimensions: openness (can anyone participate, or just select players?) and hierarchy (who makes key decisions—one “kingpin” participant or all players?). In the open, hierarchical mode, anyone can offer ideas but your company defines the problem and chooses the solution.

What Are The Core Principles of Collaboration? The notion of how we collaborate has been one that whilst often discussed has never really been nailed down. Game theory offers up the basic tit-for-tat principle whereby we collaborate until the other party proves themselves untrustworthy, at which point collaboration breaks down. A new Harvard paper delves into this issue in more detail. Author Nicholas Christakis has form in this area as he’s the author of Connected: The Surprising Power of our Social Networks.

Collaborative Research: Business/Financial Issues Collaborations frequently have business or financial issues associated with them. The value of written agreements is that these issues are addressed and agreed upon at the beginning of the formal collaboration. That is not to say that disagreements or disputes cannot arise, but at least with written agreements the parties have an objective basis upon which to resolve them. Subaward: This agreement sets forth the work to be done, the budget for the work, what costs are allowable and unallowable, how payments are to be made, what financial and research-related reports are to be submitted, and, if disputes should arise, the methods by which they are to be resolved. Consulting Agreement: A collaboration may be formalized through a consulting agreement, although consulting agreements are not typically compatible with collaborations as we think of them.

Three types of collaboration: Anecdote Nancy White and I have been working on a project to help our client enhance their collaboration practices. In the process we’ve identified three types of enterprise collaboration. Love to hear what you think of the idea. Nancy is riffing on this topic too and has added a bunch of other cool resources in her post. Collaboration is the act of working with people to get something done. We can look at collaboration at three levels within the enterprise. How to Reinvent Project Based Learning to Be More Meaningful By Thom Markham This is a crucial time for education. Every system in every country is in the process of figuring out how to reboot education to teach skills, application, and attitude in addition to recall and understanding.

How to bridge professional and social networks with social media Tweet This is part of the series the 31 Day Challenge To Optimize Your Blog With Social Media. Guest post by Chris Garrett Many people find networking to be challenging. Being an introvert, real world networking is particularly daunting for me, but my geeky side allows me to use social media to be a much more effective networker. Three Types of Collaboration that Drive Innovation A company that strives to be innovative must be collaborative. But not all collaboration is the same. Collaboration is an open-ended concept, one that is core to social business. 20 Fun Free Tools for Interactive Classroom Collaboration The 2014 Gates Foundation report, Teachers Know Best: What Educators Want from Digital Instructional Tools, indicates that teachers want tools “supporting student collaboration and providing interactive experiences”. This doesn’t come as a big surprise since these types of tools are fun and engaging. They also support 21st century skills like collaboration, communication, and creativity. You know what else teachers like?

Centralize project management and collaboration with Central Desktop Will Kelly reviews Central Desktop's Social Bridge, a cloud collaboration platform that includes strong project management, media management, and workflow tools. In a crowded collaboration and project management tools market, Central Desktop has managed to keep focused and stay above the fray. Central Desktop serves a wide customer base, though in the past year or so, the company has made interesting moves to become the collaboration platform of choice for marketing firms and digital agencies.

Defining Collaboration: Four Types of Work I've said that collaboration is about "people working with other people towards a common outcome." While people work together all the time, not all work is "collaboration" per se. Think about it this way. Top 10 Tips to Use Collaboration Tools in eLearning In this article, I'll share 10 tips to use collaboration tools in eLearning, so that you can create eLearning courses that are truly interactive, immersive, and innovative. Each tip, trick, and technique will allow you to not only more effectively utilize collaboration tools, but to make social collaboration an integral part of your eLearning strategy. Collaborative learning is an important part of eLearning. It allows learners to benefit from the experience of their peers, become fully engaged in their own learning experience, and more effectively acquire and retain information.