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Become informed- ensure team members conceive information in same wayMake decisionsSolve problemsManage projectsFour Primary Purposes of Collaboration build - on each otherTwo Decision Processes - Structured DecisionsUnstructured DecisionsStructured Decisions - Have an understood and accepted method for making decisionsHave optimal solutionSeldom require collaboration(returns)Unstructured Decisions - No agreed-on decision-making methodNo proven optimal solutionAre often a collaborative process(interview)Given today's communication technology, most students should - forgo face-to-face meetings. They are too difficult to arrange and seldom worth the trouble. Learn to use virtual meetings in which participants do not meet at same place, and possibly not atsame time.Virtual Meetings - Doesn't require everyone to be in same place and possibly not at same timeVirtual meeting tools - Conference calls—difficult to arrange right timeMultiparty text chat—everyone needs mobile textingVideoconferencing—requires proper equipmentEmail—serious drawbacks in content managementDiscussion forums—content more organized than email Team surveys—easy to manage but not much interactive discussionThree Categories of Sharing Content - No control - email attachments, shared files on a serverVersion Management - google drive, windows web apps, Microsoft officeVersion Control- SharepointFTP—File Transfer Protocol - Storing on file server better than using email attachments, especially for large files
Single storage location everyone may accessNo version managementVersion Management - Tracks who created entry, date of creation, who modified entry, date of change and other pertinent dataGoogle DriveMicrosoft One DriveMicrosoft SharePointGoogle Drive - FreeSave, edit files on Google serverUsers can access files at same timeGoogle merges changes into single documentKeeps pre-change versionsRecords who made changes and whenTracks revisions with summary of changesDocuments saved as Word, Excel, other common formatsAutomatically notifies Google group members by email that documents exist and a hyperlink to group accountShared Content with Version Control - collaboration tool limits, and directs user activityEach team member is given an account with a set of permissionsPermissions to shared directories ("Libraries")Read onlyRead and editRead, edit, deleteNo permission to see Checking out documents prevents others from editing that document until it is checked back inShared Content with Version ControlInvolves one or more of the following capabilities: - User activity limited by permissionsDocument checkoutVersion historiesWorkflow controlOrganizations examine the structure of their industry and determine - a competitive strategyCompetitive strategy determines - value chains that determine business processesStructure of business processes determines -
design of supporting information systemsFive Forces That Determine Industry StructureBargaining Power Forces / Competitive Forces -