Become informed ensure team members conceive

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Become informed - ensure team members conceive information in same way Make decisions Solve problems Manage projects Four Primary Purposes of Collaboration build - on each other Two Decision Processes - Structured Decisions Unstructured Decisions Structured Decisions - Have an understood and accepted method for making decisions Have optimal solution Seldom require collaboration(returns) Unstructured Decisions - No agreed-on decision-making method No proven optimal solution Are 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 at same time. Virtual Meetings - Doesn't require everyone to be in same place and possibly not at same time Virtual meeting tools - Conference calls—difficult to arrange right time Multiparty text chat—everyone needs mobile texting Videoconferencing—requires proper equipment Email—serious drawbacks in content management Discussion forums—content more organized than email Team surveys—easy to manage but not much interactive discussion Three Categories of Sharing Content - No control - email attachments, shared files on a server Version Management - google drive, windows web apps, Microsoft office Version Control- Sharepoint FTP—File Transfer Protocol - Storing on file server better than using email attachments, especially for large files
Single storage location everyone may access No version management Version Management - Tracks who created entry, date of creation, who modified entry, date of change and other pertinent data Google Drive Microsoft One Drive Microsoft SharePoint Google Drive - Free Save, edit files on Google server Users can access files at same time Google merges changes into single document Keeps pre-change versions Records who made changes and when Tracks revisions with summary of changes Documents saved as Word, Excel, other common formats Automatically notifies Google group members by email that documents exist and a hyperlink to group account Shared Content with Version Control - collaboration tool limits, and directs user activity Each team member is given an account with a set of permissions Permissions to shared directories ("Libraries") Read only Read and edit Read, edit, delete No permission to see Checking out documents prevents others from editing that document until it is checked back in Shared Content with Version Control Involves one or more of the following capabilities: - User activity limited by permissions Document checkout Version histories Workflow control Organizations examine the structure of their industry and determine - a competitive strategy Competitive strategy determines - value chains that determine business processes Structure of business processes determines -
design of supporting information systems Five Forces That Determine Industry Structure Bargaining Power Forces / Competitive Forces -

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