Collaboration Definition
People from different parts of the organization/s working together in a cross unit or cross functional team on a common task. A key characteristic is typically differing goals as the starting point. This is different than teamwork – working well within existing teams or existing functions.
  • “Collaboration is indeed the answer to many of today’s most pressing business challenges.  But more isn’t always better.  Leaders must learn to recognize, promote and efficiently distribute the right kinds of collaborative work...”
  • "Over the past two decades the amount of time spent on collaborative work has ballooned.  At many companies people now spend 80% of their time in meetings or answering colleague requests"
  • “Too much teamwork exhausts employees and saps productivity”
--Harvard Business Review January – February 2016 Cross, Rebele, and Grant
 
 

On a scale of 1-5, how well does your company collaborate today?

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* 1. On a scale of 1-5, how well does your company collaborate today?

On a scale of 1-5, how important is collaboration for continued business success?

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* 2. On a scale of 1-5, how important is collaboration for continued business success?

On a scale of 1-5, how well does your organization determine when to collaborate and when not to collaborate?

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* 3. On a scale of 1-5, how well does your organization determine when to collaborate and when not to collaborate?

What is your criteria for when to set up a collaborative work team?

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* 4. What is your criteria for when to set up a collaborative work team?

What prevents effective collaboration in your company?

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* 5. What prevents effective collaboration in your company?

What results would you expect from more effective collaboration?

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* 6. What results would you expect from more effective collaboration?

Where do you have the biggest collaboration needs?

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* 7. Where do you have the biggest collaboration needs?

What is the primary benefit you hope to achieve by improved/increased collaboration in your organization?

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* 8. What is the primary benefit you hope to achieve by improved/increased collaboration in your organization?

What company do you work for?
Note: Company names are for informational purposes only. No names will be reported or published in the results. 

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* 9. What company do you work for?
Note: Company names are for informational purposes only. No names will be reported or published in the results. 

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