Collaboration or just Team-Work

  • Building Design Expert
  • 4 years ago

If you check the dictionary definition of collaboration, it simply offers “the action of one party working with another to produce something”. Simple enough definition, on which basis we have been collaborating in the construction industry since time began, as very very few construction projects have been designed, processed and built by an individual. Even if you have two joiners; the sheer act of each cutting a piece of timber that will ultimately be fixed together is indeed a collaboration.

I was recently invited to be a judge on a panel assessing, amongst other categories, “Collaborative Working”. So how does one assess collaborative working without actually being there? to witness the