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What Collaborative Habits Can Empower Individuals for the Changing 21st Century of Work?

McCulloch, Heidi D. (2015) What Collaborative Habits Can Empower Individuals for the Changing 21st Century of Work? [MRP]

Item Type: MRP
Creators: McCulloch, Heidi D.

This research study set out to determine how individuals, particularly those working in freelance situations, expected to form a significant component of the workforce in the near term, could be empowered with collaborative habits for a changing nature of work in the 21st century whereby innovation outcomes are considered to be of ever-increasing priority. An extensive literature review was conducted to identify contemporary principles regarding the drivers of successful collaboration for individuals and in small team settings. It sought to unearth human behavioural factors of collaboration as opposed to factors of process, or technology or space. A literature review illuminated key aspects in terms of individual mindsets and behaviours for collaboration which served to produce stimulus statements and prototypical habits. These stimulus statements and prototypes were then explored in semi-structured interviews with participants who met a critera on of being experienced professionals who work frequently in collaborative environments with desired innovation outcomes.
These professionals served as co-creators of the final proposed collaborative habits that represent the final outcome of this project.

Date: 18 December 2015
Uncontrolled Keywords: collaboration, innovation, habits, creativity, freelance,workforce
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Strategic Foresight and Innovation
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2016 15:51
Last Modified: 21 Dec 2021 00:00
URI: https://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/378

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