Collaborative Based Culture: In a collaborative based culture, members work together toward shared goals. All members of the organization set goals that help realize their shared vision. They establish a culture of discourse in which matters affecting the organization are openly discussed and resolved. As such, organizational principles are exceptionally relevant because they help develop structures that facilitate teamwork toward a common vision.
One of the principles involves providing a safe and healthy organization environment to promote performance and develop ethical associations. Another key principle focuses on creating relationships that enhance training, development, and a caring community with shared organizational objectives. One ought to translate these principles into action in each management level and throughout the network of the organization’s members. According to Harbour (2017), these principles ensure team members and organization leadership participate in collaborative work. Further, Economides (2015) highlights that members might have varying values and ideologies but incorporating these principles helps them respect and accommodate each other’s ideas. Once a vision is set based on these principles, one can collect and analyze different data to help enhance areas that influence the effective running of the organization. Moreover, these principles create a democratic environment in the organization and foster the skills and practices of powerful leadership.
In this regard, the organization can establish a new culture that values collaboration of the entire organizational community. Tarrant (2013) contends that collaborative culture empowers workers and managers to work together to achieve organizational goals. They shared the belief that collaborative work is a tremendous way to achieve organizational objectives and enhance productivity.
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