In the workplace, collaboration is not necessarily something useful we all should be trying to achieve.
A fancy office equipped with all the latest collaboration technologies does not necessarily mean you will end being a more collaborative organization. If a proper collaborative work culture is not in place it is better to stick to the older scientific management work rules they might still serve you better.
A collaborative work system generally includes a collaborative working environment, but it should be conceived primarily as a set of human activities, intentional or not, that emerge every time a collaboration occurs. It focuses on the work practices that are necessary for human collaboration and draws our attention to important behavioral variables such as leadership and motivation.
To help explain this fundamental difference, I would like to introduce you to the two-factor theory. Herzberg was the first to propose that two independent factors contribute to explaining job satisfaction
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