Monday, April 20, 2009

Collaboration Topic 2

Generally when you think of hierarchy you would imagine a pyramid table, with CEO's at the top and works down to freshers down below. In a typical office environment you would have freshers which are important to the organization as they have fresh minds, adds more energy to the work environment and have the latest knowledge in the field of work. Next up are executives (generally assigning work to the freshers) then managers (efficiency, decision making, resource allocation etc.). Finally at the top, is the CEO which is an executive position in charge of scientific and technical issues of the company.
You could now see how collaboration relates alot to hierarchy, example, the freshers working must collaborate with the managers to make sure everything is correct, then the managers to executives to CEO's. Right now in our situation our hierarchy would probably be split into just three sections, at the bottom is the people who will generate and work on the fabrication, then the team leader (assigning tasks and deadlines) whom may discuss issues with the tutors (makes the final decisions and opinions).

S.C. Mishra. "Understanding organization hierarchy", Articlesbase (2008) accessed on 11 April 2009,

Everyone has some sort of knowledge which they gathered through personal experience, trial and error or through education. Now days having great knowledge in the field of work you do can
easily bring you to your goals, therefore making it easier for you to understand and work becomes more efficient and flows much more smoother.
Knowledge in a collaborative environment could be an advantage, as everyone shares their knowledge on that particular subject generates more ideas which could lead to solutions and greater achievements. But having advantages also has disadvantages, for example two different m
inds think their knowledge of that particular subject is great, but one may disagree to that persons knowledge which then causes conflict within the team environment.

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