Research reveals activity-based working key to future workplace
Organisations looking to increase productivity and make significant gains in innovation will need to prepare for a future workplace designed around activity-based working (ABW), according to research conducted by UXC Connect and Tech Research Asia.
Understanding project team dynamics
A collection of people are asked to contribute work on the project based on their job role, their stake in the project outcome or a mandate. Or they may volunteer to be part of it based on passion or necessity. A team comes together. Or does it? Danielle Annells on how to evaluate project team dynamics.
Project Performance Improvement—Dominic O’Brien
Project Performance Improvement
This paper explores the challenge of sharing knowledge across a team within the context of a broadcast industry project, demonstrating a shift of thinking (metanoia) in learning. During the project a Collaborative Design Model of regular individual and group reflection was developed, that assisted in expanding the level of shared knowledge and creativity within a team. The model shares the outputs of individual reflection with the whole team which then acts as a catalyst to drive innovation that can benefit the project. Hence the model is a key foundation for building a learning organization that can generate deeper knowledge. A critical part of the model is the use of a time linked semi structure management approach, a form of light touch supervision. This supervision style provides a clear definition of objectives, regular monitoring and direction without overpowering the team. This allows for the growth of a creative environment in which innovation can flourish. The benefits of this approach are examined in the paper and include creative problem solving and tacit knowledge sharing.
Author: Dominic O’Brien
Review status: Postgraduate assignment (University of Technology Sydney)