Complementation is the basic attitude for collaborative actions. The final goal of collaboration is to build a complementation between the participating parts. Complementation is the starting point and the final goal of any collaborative process.
The active function of a collaborative context is given its functionality which means the utility the process is able to provide, the aesthetics that completes the needs of the participants and the reliability of the actions of those who collaborate.
Reliability is at the same time the catalyst of collaboration because it is what allows achieving the synergy that is needed to produce functional results.
At a personal level, a collaborative context requires establishing an ethical, an ideological and an emotional link among the participants.
The ethical link deals with the functionality of the actions, the ideological link implies sharing an adequate technology within the shared beliefs of the members and the emotional link provides an adequate human context to the collaboration.
When these conditions are given, then complementation will allow the generation of value in a context of “focusing” on results while using an integrative logic that allows integrating the parts based on their conjunction.
Collaboration requires necessarily the integration of different types of people in order to build the necessary synergy to produce results.
Collaborative contexts require the existing of true complementation where both anti-complementation and pseudo-complementation need to be excluded. In biological terms, we can say that there is no room for commensals nor for parasites.
Four types of roles were identified in collaboration contexts:
- Risk Managers
Collaboration implies managing an adaptive process that is necessarily based on the conjunction “and” avoiding the disjunction “or”. Learn more about it at:
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