Dec 3, 2014

The collaboration code. #ihrchat in the news



If you're in HR and active on Twitter then you know that there's an active Twitter chat called #ihrchat moderated by Tanvi Gautam. Last week the topic was on collaboration and the guest was Essar Group's HR Head Aadil Malia.

Tanvi then also wrote an article recaping the chat for Mint. And yours truly is quoted :)

Gautam Ghosh (@GautamGhosh), a social media HR leader, noted how the archetype of the lone creator was a myth, yet organizations often didn’t reward collaboration.
Ghosh shared the way to an information and image management model that lays out the life cycle of collaboration: 
  • Awareness: We become part of a working entity with a shared purpose
  • Motivation: We drive to gain consensus in problem-solving or development
  • Self-synchronization: We decide as individuals when things need to happen
  • Participation: We participate in collaboration and we expect others to participate
  • Mediation: We negotiate and we collaborate to find a middle point
  • Reciprocity: We share and we expect sharing in return through reciprocity
  • Reflection: We think and we consider alternatives
  • Engagement: We proactively engage rather than wait and see.