Collaboration is the hottest buzzword in business today. In analyzing the specific advantages and disadvantages of collaboration, it becomes clear that one must understand the potentials of this concept. Organizations need to be wary of the potential shortfalls that can disrupt or negate any advantages gained. In order to fully implement capabilities of collaboration, managers and team members must understand the limitations, develop coherent standards, apply training and make every effort to collaborate in all their day-to-day activities. Here are some disadvantages of collaboration: Unassertive Behavior, Inaccuracy, Time/Decision Making, Mistrust/Team Conflicts and Creation of Co-dependency and Workload/Unreliability. Also some advantages of collaboration are: Strategic Thinking, Empowerment of Workgroups, Support, Trust and Increased Productivity.
Advantages and Disadvantages of Collaboration in the Workplace
Collaboration in the workplace is more than just working together; it involves sharing ideas, learning from others and mutual respect, collaboration is a structured process where people work together as a team towards a common goal. Teams that work collaboratively can obtain greater resources, recognition and reward when facing competition for finite resources. Collaborating with others in groups is a double-edged sword with both advantages and disadvantages. Both should be weighed before entering a collaborative effort.
The purpose of this paper is to present a critical analysis of the disadvantages and advantages of collaboration in the workplace. This paper will examine the disadvantages, including: Unassertive Behavior, Inaccuracy, Time/Decision Making, Mistrust/Team Conflicts and Creation of Co-dependency and Workload/Unreliability. As well as examine the advantages, including: Strategic Thinking, Empowerment of Workgroups, Support, Trust and Increase Productivity.
Collaboration is capable of promoting an...