Collaborative Inertia

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1. Collaboration can be defined as a relationship between organizations or departments within an organisation. It can be described in various terms such as alliance, joint venture, contract, outsourcing, joint working, partnership. For example, the strategic alliance between automobile manufacturing industry and airlines.
When effective and rewarding partnerships with other organizations are formed to achieve mutual benefits, it can be called Collaborative advantage. When the progress of the Collaboration is very slow and the outcomes are intangible, it can be called Collaborative Inertia.
The main bases of Collaboration are, Access Resources: If the Organization cannot achieve their objectives with their own resources, they will think about
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When people are motivated by goals, sometimes they will use unethical ways to reach it. Sometimes even though they feel in their achieving their goals, they may report that they have met the goal. Distorted risk preferences: In distorted risk preferences, people motivated by specific or challenging goals adopt riskier strategies than goals with fewer challenges. Reduced intrinsic motivation: When there is problem embedded in goals, goals may not be reached which will leads to reduce in satisfaction that will influence how people will view themselves and have important consequences for future behavior. Too many goals: When there are a lot of goals, it may cause problem for employees and they tend to focus on only one goal and some goals are more likely to be ignored than others. Based upon the objective assessment of the relationship the reason for the failure of the collaboration missed deadlines and mile stones, little or no innovation, disagreements about contractual obligations, failure to disclose information and sharing ideas, an us versus them mentality between the parties and frequent conflicts about procedures, responsibilities and scope. In order to restore the relationship, opening up a communication is an important step. Then a relationship re launch has to be done. It examines how communication and collaboration between the parties can be …show more content…
Risks are taken by them and make expectations about the intended outcome. Whenever the outcome meets the expectations, trusting attitudes are reinforced. The trust will increase and it will reduce the risk for future actions. How much more modest the outcome expected and the lower the risk level, the expectations will be met with a greater chance. As trust attitudes develops, more ambitious ventures can be undertaken. Relative to the level of trust between the organizations, the outcome should be realistic. This loop is very simple. But it does not consider difficulties in agreeing aims and the imbalances in the power that frequently get in the way of trust building. Two perceptions about trust are 1. Perceptions about power, control and lack of trust: if collaboration is to be successful and enjoyable, trust and respect is important. Communication and trust are also very important. Power relationships have an impact on obstructing trust building. So we need to deal the differences in the power and minimize glory seeking and claiming of credit.2. Perceptions about trust building: One of the most important alliance competencies is the development of the trust. Trust can be build and sustained by having clarity of purpose and objectives, dealing with power differences, having leadership but not allowing anyone to takeover, take time and build up understanding, sharing workload fairly, resolving different levels of commitment, by having equal

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