Article by Ken Thompson, 06 Apr 2017
Collaboration is the action of working with someone to produce something, “co-labouring”. In the context of a business simulation this refers to colleagues working together in teams to produce a set of results.
Teamwork is the process of working collaboratively with a group of people, in this case the other delegates in the room, to achieve a goal. So once individuals have established collaborations with other people it takes a team to carry out the task at hand. Collaboration and teamwork therefore go hand in hand with each other. I am now going to explore the reasons why they are beneficial in a business simulation:
It is important to remember that collaboration and teamwork does come with its challenges, such as team members not communicating well with each other or having disagreements on decisions. In a business simulation it is down to the facilitator to steer the delegates’ conversations in the right direction and try to shut down conversations when they become too heated!
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