Collaboration LO7355

John Zavacki (
Fri, 10 May 96 10:12:45 UT

Replying to LO7316 -- was Will Sr. Managers Change?
[Subject line changed by your host in response to John's suggestion
below. ...Rick]

Rol Fessenden[SMTP:76234.3636@CompuServe.COM] wrote:
>Replying to LO7237 --
>Exactly. Therefore, there must be times when society would best be served
>by government and business collaborating on important tasks while at other
>times society would best be served by constructive conflict between the
>two. How do we know when to do which, and how do we learn to collaborate?

Sounds like a new thread. Collaboration is something you already know.
You're doing it here to foster the growth of organizational learning
theory and practice. You also have your constructive confilicts.
Collaboration is sometimes born of the need to survive, sometimes as a
means to a perceived opportunity. Do we need a formal theory of
collaboration and a new type of graphical representation? I don't think

The rules of collaboration are the rule of cost benefit analysis. They
are situational, methinks, in that sometimes the benefits will be summum
bonum (like contributing here) and others imformefirst (as in surviving a
reengineering effort).

John Zavacki
The Wolff Group
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Scranton, PA 18510
Phone: 717-346-1218  Fax: 717-346-1388

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