“The Rise of the New Groupthink” mainly offers the benefits of solitude and its impact on creativity. The need to allow people to have the ability to switch off their interaction with coworkers and teammates is also discussed. Susan Cain determines that privacy and association are both important to the modern workplace.
| |team forums and working together as a team. That is very important as each individual needs |
Another example of collaboration is in my pre-engineering and robotics class. We work in small groups and have to work together in order
Jason Fried argues that bringing people together to work in the same physical location creates distractions that inhibit individual employees’ ability to get their work done. Mr Fried’s identifies managers and meetings as a main cause of distraction in the workplace, but face to face communication is the real focus of his argument. Meetings and managers often interrupt employees from the task that they are working on. Employees have little or no control over when these interruptions will take place. After these interruptions, individuals have to reset their train of thought after the interruption, which then adds to the amount of time required to complete the task that they are working on.
Another very importance aspect is the working environment at the office…it should be a relaxed and informal place where employee, team member should have the time to think and explore new ideas. Mutual trust and respect where disagreement is based on issue rather than personalities in this case conflict become productive to generate new ideas instead of causing problems.
Susan Cain, author of the article “The Rise of the New Groupthink,” makes her claim rather late in her article. Her thoughts on how people are working are rather neutral; she doesn’t seem to get reeled in by any one side. She explicitly states that “Our offices should encourage casual, cafe-style interactions, but allow people to disappear into personalized, private spaces when they want to be alone” (18). In other words, Collaboration and solitude are both key aspects to success.
These groups rely on technology to communicate with one another and to accomplish the tasks allocated by the organization. One benefit of a virtual team is that they use technology and this can help increase efficiency and productivity of the members. The virtual teams also assist in the development of intellectual capital. The composition of the virtual groups helps improve quality as well as the outcome. The other benefit is the efficiency of communication. Some of the challenges include the distance between the members. The significant distance may dilute leadership, weaken human relations as well as amplify dysfunction. Virtual teams are hard to manage especially when it comes to goal setting, task distribution, coordination and member motivation. Virtual organizations rely on trust that the other members will fulfill their roles since it is not possible to monitor them closely (Hoppe, 2011). The virtual teams may face some internet challenges such as slow internet or disconnection. This problem can be handled through the use of alternative methods of communication such as mobile phones. While making a virtual team, the team members should address all challenges which may hinder communication by coming up with all possible substitutes of means of communication. These organizations rely heavily on the internet for video conferencing and sending emails. However, when the internet fails, they
Differences in ways of working – In our organisation some of the staff prefer to work alone without being disturbed, but sometimes it is necessary to join and work with others to complete a work task. One example was the end of month figures and paperwork to be completed. We needed all hands on deck.
Co-location is an approach to team building that employs the strategy of placing team members in the same place for the purpose of improving their performance as a team. This strategy uses the benefit of a face-to-face interaction to build up a team relationship, sharpen communications and generally increase productivity. A Co-located team, work together in a team room (the Big room), their focus may range from improving on a design quality, curbing errors, and working towards a positive outcome in the projects. (A. Porter, 2016)
* Create an environment oriented to trust, open communication, creative thinking, and cohesive team effort
In my work environment I mainly work alone. However, I work as a team when I am talking to teacher and students about certain computer issues they are receiving. If the communication was not there I would not able to help them and they wouldn’t be able to explain the issue to me. This would not accomplish anything, and in turn would only complicate my task.
From personal experience I feel better if I can work with just one or two people. Working with more than that most of the time for me it doesn’t work, because when you have different personalities then that is when you have conflicts within a group. I know that you will have to work in a group some of the time, but I think that it is better if you work alone. It also depends on what the job entitles some do want us to work with others and some don’t so it really doesn’t matter to me either way, if I do then I do. When I work with other people at my job we always have fun in doing our jobs, we like what we do and like to work with everyone. We take training classes together, and lunch so we can get along. I feel as though if you can get along with others then you can work in a
Collaboration is a theme which relies heavily on interdependence within a group. It differs from teamwork in that it everyone’s actions are united in reaching a goal, as opposed to each individual acting separately to achieve a shared goal- often with a leader in charge. Under collaboration, everyone is equal and has the same role in achieving a goal. This means that there are no members that put in all the work or no work at all. Group members have to be flexible in listening to each other, and they have to respect each other and think together in order to act together. A lot of ideas must be shared, as well as power, and work. I think it is extremely important to know your collaborators well in order to trust them-
Collaboration is a process that can go slow if the group does not work together and process that can work fast. After doing so much group project in high school it was a great experience working with some people but not everyone. However, I loved collaboration because it helped bring people ideas together. I would sometimes forget certain aspects and a group member would well bring the part for me. I guess it all depends on what kind of group you get
A recently published study of 1,000 Australian employees found that shared-desk environments had a number of problems. These included increased distrust, distractions, uncooperative behaviour and negative relationships. On top of this, there was a decreased perception of support from supervisors.