Expertise Leadership and Collaborative Working

The three chapters in this section seek to unravel the meaning of collaboration, as opposed to teamworking or multidisciplinary practice. In the process, effective collaboration isviewed as a functionof values and beliefs, ...

Expertise Leadership and Collaborative Working

Leadership, expertise, and collaborative working are fundamental aspects of efficient and effective healthcare. This book offers a comprehensive overview of the general theories, principles and points of good practice in each of these three areas. This general literature is then contextualised by theoretical and practical implications for maternity care, and illustrated with in-depth case studies of successful innovation and change in practice. Essential reading for all midwives, midwifery students, and others working in or studying maternity care, this book helps readers understand the theoretical underpinnings of effective leadership, expertise and collaborative ways of working. Special features: Part of the acclaimed Essential Midwifery Practice series A theoretical and practical exploration of the nature and application of leadership, expertise and collaborative working in midwifery Provides inspirational case studies of change and innovation Brings together national and international experts in the field

Technological Support for Work Group Collaboration

This may not be the case, particularly in the early stages of a collaboration. Specifically, even though collaborative work may be characterized in terms of contracts and commitments about tasks (activities), determining the meaning of ...

Technological Support for Work Group Collaboration

This text discusses the emerging trend in product development and research that focuses on the increasingly important relationship between computer systems and social systems. The text emphasizes the significance of building tools to help people work together and the need for the identification of key factors within an organization to create systems more beneficial to users. Also contained are reviews of current research and discussions of both established tools, such as electronic mail and computer conferencing, and those newly developed programs that emphasize "work group" productivity over individual productivity.

How to Make Collaboration Work

Collaboration means working together; working together involves making agreements; and one powerful way to make agreements is to work for consensus. As I will discuss in Chapter 7 (on facilitative leadership), a leader can be ...

How to Make Collaboration Work

Every day we work with others to solve problems and make decisions, but the experience is often stressful, frustrating, and inefficient. In How to Make Collaboration Work, David Straus, a pioneer in the field of group problem solving, introduces five principles of collaboration that have been proven successful time and again in nearly every conceivable setting. Straus draws on his thirty years of personal and professional experience to show how these principles have been applied by organizations as diverse as Ford Motor Company, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Harvard Business School Publishing, Boston Public Schools, Kaiser Permanente, the city of Denver, and many others. How to Make Collaboration Work shows how collaboration can become a joy rather than a chore-a kind of chemical reaction that releases far more energy than it consumes.

How to Make Collaboration Work

Collaboration means working together; working together involves making agreements; and one powerful way to make agreements is to work for consensus. As I will discuss in Chapter 7 (on facilitative leadership), a leader can be ...

How to Make Collaboration Work

Describes five time-tested principles for making collaborative efforts more effective, efficient, and even joyful Offers examples from Fortune 500 companies, nonprofit organizations, and communities to illustrate the principles in action Every day we work with others to solve problems and make decisions, but the experience is often stressful, frustrating, and inefficient. In How to Make Collaboration Work, David Straus, a pioneer in the field of group problem solving, introduces five principles of collaboration that have been proven successful time and again in nearly every conceivable setting. Straus draws on his thirty years of personal and professional experience to show how these principles have been applied by organizations as diverse as Ford Motor Company, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Harvard Business School Publishing, Boston Public Schools, Kaiser Permanente, the city of Denver, and many others. How to Make Collaboration Work shows how collaboration can become a joy rather than a chore-a kind of chemical reaction that releases far more energy than it consumes.

Remote Work and Collaboration Breakthroughs in Research and Practice

The section immediately below provides a cursory review of the images of work from pre-history to the present as a springboard to discussing the social relations of anywhere working in the digital age. THE MEANING OF WORK THROUGHOUT ...

Remote Work and Collaboration  Breakthroughs in Research and Practice

The implementation of teleworking has enhanced the workforce and provided more flexible work environments. This not only leads to more productive workers, but it allows for a more diverse labor force. Remote Work and Collaboration: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice examines the benefits and challenges of working with telecommuting associates in the modern work environment. Including innovative studies on unified communications, data sharing, and job satisfaction, this multi-volume book is an ideal source for academicians, scientists, business entrepreneurs, practitioners, managers, and policy makers actively involved in the contemporary business industry.

Making Collaboration Work

... the EPA convened a fifteen-person working group representing industry, environmentalists, and state and federal agencies. ... Collaboration is also necessary as a means of making effective choices about the future of a landscape or ...

Making Collaboration Work

The authors explain the need for collaboration in the management of natural resources and cite successful partnerships doing so, including government agencies, community groups, businesses and individuals across the USA.

Collaboration in Social Work Practice

This has contributed towards interprofessional collaboration and teamwork becoming the preferred model of practice ... of the meanings of interprofessional working, partnership and collaboration with colleagues and users and carers, ...

Collaboration in Social Work Practice

New or experienced social workers who are developing their collaborative practice with service users and carers and with other professionals, will find this book to be an essential source of knowledge, skills and issues for reflection. The authors explain how practitioners in social care, health and related sectors can work more effectively together in line with current developments in policy and practice, offering a critical appraisal both of the benefits and the challenges. The authors explore definitions of collaborative work, describe policy and research and give examples from their experiences of interprofessional practice. They emphasize the importance of building genuine partnerships between professionals, and with service users and carers in planning and providing care, service development and research. Good practice in collaborative working is described with different groups, including older people, people with mental health needs, children and families and people with learning disabilities. Exploring the ways in which shared values and collaborative working practices can be brought together for effective interprofessional provision of user-focused services, this informative book is a must-read for social workers and other professionals involved with social care and health services.

Collaborative Working in Construction

They need to createthe right mixof people asindividuals have different setsof qualities thatdefine their personality andhence their way of workingand interacting with other professionals. Usingthe information from the 'define rolesand ...

Collaborative Working in Construction

Complications arising from poor collaboration are the source of a variety of the construction industry's biggest problems. It is now widely recognized that an effective collaboration strategy based on the implementation of information systems and careful consideration of the wider organizational issues is key to delivering construction projects successfully. Against a backdrop of rapidly developing communication techologies, and continuing efforts to improve working practices, this book provides clear explanations of how to successfully devise and implement a collaboration strategy. The concepts introduced include: collaborative working as a holistic concept in construction a new framework on how to plan and implement effective collaboration change management approaches for introducing collaborative working systems, and implementing new technologies in construction projects. Examinations of emerging technologies like mobile and wireless are combined with overviews of relevant management theories, and industry case studies, to provide a comprehensive guide suitable for both practitioners and students. Underpinned by research carried out by leading academics in co-operation with practitioners using the latest technologies, this is the most up-to-date and relevant guide to this crucial subject available. This is essential reading for all practioners and serious students of management in the built environment.

Interprofessional Collaboration in Social Work Practice

Also, it is possible to form a range of different constructs, meanings and ideas around the same word or phrase. ... This book has been given the title Interprofessional Collaboration in Social Work Practice and much discussion and ...

Interprofessional Collaboration in Social Work Practice

How can social workers be more effective in collaborative work? What are the skills, knowledge and values required for collaborative practice? How does collaborative social work practice impact on the experience of service-users and carers? These questions are faced by social workers every day and interprofessional collaborative practice is high on the policy agenda for trainees and practitioners. Written primarily for social work students and practitioners, although having relevance across the wider range of stakeholders, this book explores the issues, benefits and challenges that interprofessional collaborative practice can raise. Chapter-by-chapter the book will encourage the reader to critically examine the political, legal, social and economic context of interprofessional practice. It also explores how social workers can work effectively and collaboratively with other professions while retaining their own values and identity. Key features include: - activities to illustrate the ways in which collaborative working can impact upon the experiences of service users, carers and practitioners; - discussions looking at the different people and organisations with whom social workers might work in practice; - examples of research and knowledge for practice; - a glossary to act as a useful quick reference point for the reader; - a companion website. Engaging and well-written, each chapter also includes case studies, reflective questions and links to further reading and sources of information. Interprofessional Collaboration in Social Work Practice will be essential reading for social work qualifying students and for practitioners.

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of the Psychology of Team Working and Collaborative Processes

... gaps (Cronin & Weingart, 2007), or “intellectual distance,” between team member interpretations of taskwork. ... however, beyond the methods of improving performance, is in the definition and measurement of performance itself.

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of the Psychology of Team Working and Collaborative Processes

A state-of-the-art psychological perspective on team working and collaborative organizational processes This handbook makes a unique contribution to organizational psychology and HRM by providing comprehensive international coverage of the contemporary field of team working and collaborative organizational processes. It provides critical reviews of key topics related to teams including design, diversity, leadership, trust processes and performance measurement, drawing on the work of leading thinkers including Linda Argote, Neal Ashkanasy, Robert Kraut, Floor Rink and Daan van Knippenberg.

Collaborative Work Social Communications and Information Systems

Proceedings of the IFIP TC8 Working Conference on Collaborative Work, Social Communications, and Information Systems, COSCIS '91, Helsinki, Hanasaari, Finland, 27-29 August 1991 Ronald K. Stamper. Lexicon is not very different from the ...

Collaborative Work  Social Communications  and Information Systems

In the past, computer-based information systems have been designed primarily for hierarchically structured organizations, reinforcing a single unified world view. This has been reflected in the design methods such as validity and consistency checking, information systems architecture, and information system use theories. Alternative organizational structures such as clans, network organizations, inter-organizational alliances and markets have different requirements, thus necessitating the emergence of a new perspective in information systems. As we develop information systems in the future, we must think of the user no longer as an individual but as a community. Fifteen excellent papers from the many interesting submissions are included in these proceedings along with four invited papers by leading representatives in the field. Also included are the briefing notes for four provocative panel discussions.

Interprofessional E Learning and Collaborative Work Practices and Technologies

The results are summarised below. section 1: Multi-disciplinary Experience-learning Experience (Q3-Q8) Students were invited to rate their learning experience in respect of team working skills, real life experience, and the importance ...

Interprofessional E Learning and Collaborative Work  Practices and Technologies

Interprofessionalism, an emerging model and philosophy of multi-disciplinary and multi-agency working, has in increasingly become an important means of cultivating joint endeavors across varied and diverse disciplinary and institutional settings. Interprofessional E-Learning and Collaborative Work: Practices and Technologies is therefore, an important source for understanding how interprofessionalism can be promoted and enhanced at various levels in learners' educational experiences, particularly with regard to e-learning and reusable learning objects, given the potential to cross boundaries of time, location and academic disciplines. This book provides relevant theoretical frameworks and the latest case driven research findings to improve understanding of interprofessional possibilities through e-learning at the level of universities, networks and organizations, teams and work groups, information systems and at the level of individuals as actors in the networked environments.

Collaboration across Health Research and Medical Care

Healthy Collaboration Bart Penders, Niki Vermeulen, John N. Parker ... Technicians and research assistants are included in this definition, but using this criterion to define the borders of collaborative work would certainly exclude ...

Collaboration across Health Research and Medical Care

Health research and health care practice are radically transforming as governments invest more in large scale, national and international health projects with increasing levels of interdisciplinarity as populations age and as nations grow wealthier. This volume examines the structures and dynamics of scientific collaboration in health research and health care. Bringing together detailed research from the US, Canada, Europe and Japan, Collaboration Across Health Research and Medical Care sheds light on the features, environments and relationships that characterise collaboration in health care and research, exploring changing patterns of collaboration and examining the causes and consequences of team work in the health domain. With attention to the increasingly porous boundaries between health care and research, the book not only investigates research settings, but also considers the manner in which knowledge produced in laboratories and clinics is translated into day-to-day medical and care practice and health initiatives. It offers a rich examination of the political, technical and organisational facets of collaboration and the implications of changes in collaboration for every day treatment and practice, Collaboration Across Health Research and Medical Care will be of interest to scholars of sociology and science and technology studies, as well as those working in the field of health policy and research.

Collaborative Spaces at Work

The integration of spatial, material, and aesthetic lenses for understanding organizations and the meaning conveyed within them has been the subject of recent scholarly efforts (Beyes & Steyaert, 2011; Boxenbaum et al., 2018; ...

Collaborative Spaces at Work

Collaborative spaces are more than physical locations of work and production. They present strong identities centered on collaboration, exchange, sense of community, and co-creation, which are expected to create a physical and social atmosphere that facilitates positive social interaction, knowledge sharing, and information exchange. This book explores the complex experiences and social dynamics that emerge within and between collaborative spaces and how they impact, sometimes unexpectedly, on creativity and innovation. Collaborative Spaces at Work is timely and relevant: it will address the gap in critical understandings of the role and outcomes of collaborative spaces. Advancing the debate beyond regional development rhetoric, the book will investigate, through various empirical studies, if and how collaborative spaces do actually support innovation and the generation of new ideas, products, and processes. The book is intended as a primary reference in creativity and innovation, workspaces, knowledge and creative workers, and urban studies. Given its short chapters and strong empirical orientation, it will also appeal to policy makers interested in urban regeneration, sustaining innovation, and social and economic development, and to managers of both collaborative spaces and companies who want to foster creativity within larger organizations. It can also serve as a textbook in master’s degrees and PhD courses on innovation and creativity, public management, urban studies, management of work, and labor relations.

Partnering and Collaborative Working

These statements are undoubtedly founded on some element of truth, as we shall see, but only because they reveal a fundamental problem – every person has a different understanding of what they mean by partnering.

Partnering and Collaborative Working

Partnering and Collaborative Working: Legal and Industry Practice brings together leading construction industry and legal experts to discuss key elements of the partnering process and how they can be implemented.

Shakespeare Survey Volume 67 Shakespeare s Collaborative Work

So we mightwidenour sense of what Shakespearian collaboration involves beyond the joint compositionofa play.Itcould meanthe tailoring of his ownwriting in the light of group revelations about what did or did not work during rehearsals, ...

Shakespeare Survey  Volume 67  Shakespeare s Collaborative Work

Shakespeare Survey is a yearbook of Shakespeare studies and productions. Since 1948, the Survey has published the best international scholarship in English and many of its essays have become classics of Shakespeare criticism. Each volume is devoted to a theme, or play, or group of plays; each also contains a section of reviews of that year's textual and critical studies and of the year's major British performances. The theme for Volume 67 is 'Shakespeare's Collaborative Work'. The complete set of Survey volumes is also available online at http://www.cambridge.org/online/shakespearesurvey. This fully searchable resource enables users to browse by author, essay and volume, search by play, theme and topic, and save and bookmark their results.

Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design IV

This continuity is augmented by a functional clover which gathers several spaces which define dimensions composing collaborative work. Our model of basic architecture for the working groups is composed of (cf.

Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design IV

Design of complex artifacts and systems requires the cooperation of multidisciplinary design teams using multiple sophisticated commercial and non-commercial engine- ing tools such as CAD tools, modeling, simulation and optimization software, en- neering databases, and knowledge-based systems. Individuals or individual groups of multidisciplinary design teams usually work in parallel and independently with various engineering tools, which are located on different sites, often for quite a long period of time. At any moment, individual members may be working on different versions of a design or viewing the design from various perspectives, at different levels of details. In order to meet these requirements, it is necessary to have efficient comput- supported collaborative design systems. These systems should not only automate in- vidual tasks, in the manner of traditional computer-aided engineering tools, but also enable individual members to share information, collaborate, and coordinate their activities within the context of a design project. Based on close international collaboration between the University of Technology of Compiègne in France and the Institute of Computing Technology of the Chinese Ac- emy of Sciences in the early 1990s, a series of international workshops on CSCW in Design started in 1996. In order to facilitate the organization of these workshops, an International Working Group on CSCW in Design (CSCWD) was established and an International Steering Committee was formed in 1998. The series was converted to int- national conferences in 2000 building on the success of the four previous workshops.

Studies of Work and the Workplace in HCI

therefore, that definition of their situation will be real in its consequences—if a mob wrongly defines somebody as, ... Part ofthe HCI community has developed an interest in the development of systems to sup- port collaborative work ...

Studies of Work and the Workplace in HCI

This book has two purposes. First, to introduce the study of work and the workplace as a method for informing the design of computer systems to be used at work. We primarily focus on the predominant way in which the organization of work has been approached within the field of human-computer interaction (HCI), which is from the perspective of ethnomethodology. We locate studies of work in HCI within its intellectual antecedents, and describe paradigmatic examples and case studies. Second, we hope to provide those who are intending to conduct the type of fieldwork that studies of work and the workplace draw off with suggestions as to how they can go about their own work of developing observations about the settings they encounter. These suggestions take the form of a set of maxims that we have found useful while conducting the studies we have been involved in. We draw from our own fieldwork notes in order to illustrate these maxims. In addition we also offer some homilies about how to make observations; again, these are ones we have found useful in our own work. Table of Contents: Motivation / Overview: A Paradigmatic Case / Scientific Foundations / Detailed Description / Case Study / How to Conduct Ethnomethodological Studies of Work / Making Observations / Current Status

Collaborative Working in Higher Education

Buttheimportanceof thecollaboration across academic levels is an epistemological as well as a pedagogical one. ... courses forces theminto asking themost centralquestions about their discipline's meaning and knowledgemakingprocesses.

Collaborative Working in Higher Education

Collaborative working is an increasingly vital part of Higher Education academic life. Traditionally, university culture supported individual research and scholarship. Today, the focus has shifted from the individual to the group or team. Collaborative Working in Higher Education takes the reader on a journey of examination, discussion, and reflection of emerging collaborative practices. The book offers suggestions for developing practice via a broad overview of the key aspects of collaboration and collaborative working, informed by focused case studies and the international perspectives of the contributing authors. The book has three main parts: Part I: Examines the social nature of collaborative working from a practical and critical perspective, focusing on four dimensions of collaborative working: academic practice, professional dialogues, personal and organizational engagement and social structures. It considers organizational models, varied approaches, potential challenges posed by collaborative working, and reflection on the management of collaboration at different stages. Part II: Focuses on the different aspects of collaborative working, building on the dimensions introduced in Part I, and addressing the crossing of boundaries. It looks at different contexts for collaboration (e.g. discipline-based, departmental, institutional and international) using case studies as examples of collaborative strategies in action, providing learning points and recommendations for practical applications. Part III: In addition to considering forms of collaboration for the future, this part of the book engages the reader with a though-provoking round-table discussion that itself embodies an act of collaboration. Collaborative Working in Higher Education is a comprehensive analysis of how collaboration is reforming academic life. It examines the shifts in working practices and reflects on how that shift can be supported and developed to improve practice. Higher Education faculty, administrators, researchers, managers and anyone involved in collaborative working across their institution will find this book a highly useful guide as they embark on their own collaborations.

Interactive Artifacts and Furniture Supporting Collaborative Work and Learning

For a subset of CSCL environments, the “S” actually means an “M”: the computer supports collaboration simply because it ... This is not new for the field of CSCL where some of initial work of Roschelle (1992) on physics simulations or ...

Interactive Artifacts and Furniture Supporting Collaborative Work and Learning

This book reveals how advances in computer science and human-computer interaction impact Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) environments. The underlying theme of the contributions is the social affordances of physical objects. The collaborative situations illustrated in the book are not necessarily learning situation in a school sense. In summary, this book illustrates a turn in the field of CSCL and emphasizes an important message for a generation of CSCL users.