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Articles Tagged 'collaboration'

  • 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) more
  • Winning project alliances reflect culture of value
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    Four of Australasia’s most cost-efficient, high quality, timely and innovative project alliances won awards at the 2012 Alliancing Association of Australasia’s Excellence Awards last week, reflecting the current culture of value, said AAA acting chief executive Ron Quill. more