Lessons Learned from Failed Collaboration: The Critical Role of Organizational Leadership

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151273
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Lessons Learned from Failed Collaboration: The Critical Role of Organizational Leadership
Abstract:
Lessons Learned from Failed Collaboration: The Critical Role of Organizational Leadership
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Haymaker, Sharon R., PhD, CRNP
P.I. Institution Name:Bloomsburg University
Title:Graduate Program Coordinator and Associate Professor
[Evidence-based Presentation] Much has been written about both the structure and processes required for collaboration.áTheoretical constructs have been proposed and case analyses of successful collaborative activities have been presented in the literature. Interestingly, relatively little is found related to the essential role of organizational leadership; perhaps because without strong administrative support, these efforts are doomed from the outset and failed attempts are seldom shared and described in professional journals. Admitting to failure is not often viewed positively.á However, this author believes that we can learn more from examining attempts at collaboration that were not successful than we can from examining only successful collaborative ventures. This oral presentation describes a model for collaboration based on the evidence presented in literature and modified based on personal experiences in several transdisciplinary collaborative activities which did not succeed.áAll activities involved different organizations, both public and private, of differing size and complexity.áCritical analysis of these attempts shows that the lack of success in each was due to characteristics of the leadership within the organizations. First, characteristics of each of the components of the collaborative model will be described including individuals, situation, setting including administration, and resources. Then, critical characteristics of organizational leadership will be discussed in more detail.áObservations of failed leadership have served as the basis for determining these characteristics required of leaders if their collaborative efforts are to be successful.áThese include having a willingness to support collaborative activities, willingness to support all disciplines involved, clear recognition of benefits to be obtained by the organization, and most importantly, expertise in negotiation for resolution of major issues such as determining how both monetary and other rewards of collaboration are to be shared among the participants. Finally, summarization of key points in the model for collaboration will conclude this presentation.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleLessons Learned from Failed Collaboration: The Critical Role of Organizational Leadershipen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151273-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Lessons Learned from Failed Collaboration: The Critical Role of Organizational Leadership</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Haymaker, Sharon R., PhD, CRNP</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Bloomsburg University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Graduate Program Coordinator and Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">haymaker@bloomu.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Evidence-based Presentation] Much has been written about both the structure and processes required for collaboration.&aacute;Theoretical constructs have been proposed and case analyses of successful collaborative activities have been presented in the literature. Interestingly, relatively little is found related to the essential role of organizational leadership; perhaps because without strong administrative support, these efforts are doomed from the outset and failed attempts are seldom shared and described in professional journals. Admitting to failure is not often viewed positively.&aacute; However, this author believes that we can learn more from examining attempts at collaboration that were not successful than we can from examining only successful collaborative ventures. This oral presentation describes a model for collaboration based on the evidence presented in literature and modified based on personal experiences in several transdisciplinary collaborative activities which did not succeed.&aacute;All activities involved different organizations, both public and private, of differing size and complexity.&aacute;Critical analysis of these attempts shows that the lack of success in each was due to characteristics of the leadership within the organizations. First, characteristics of each of the components of the collaborative model will be described including individuals, situation, setting including administration, and resources. Then, critical characteristics of organizational leadership will be discussed in more detail.&aacute;Observations of failed leadership have served as the basis for determining these characteristics required of leaders if their collaborative efforts are to be successful.&aacute;These include having a willingness to support collaborative activities, willingness to support all disciplines involved, clear recognition of benefits to be obtained by the organization, and most importantly, expertise in negotiation for resolution of major issues such as determining how both monetary and other rewards of collaboration are to be shared among the participants. Finally, summarization of key points in the model for collaboration will conclude this presentation.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:57:09Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:57:09Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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