Unlike office buildings or universities, an online collaboration can not be seen. The word “collaboration” may even put some people off as sounding too “brainy”. But, as any soccer mom knows, collaboration is a tangible part of everyday life. It is a system that brings people together to improve daily life for all. I suppose other terms would make folks more comfortable. Words like teamwork, partnership, group effort, association, cooperation sound softer. But they are passive terms describing roles within an existing framework. None capture the dynamism of complementary people working toward a common goal. None consider either the depth and breadth required to conduct the enterprise. None are adequate.
Wikipedia has this to say about collaboration http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collaboration
… two or more people or organizations work together in an intersection of common goals — for example, an intellectual endeavor that is creative in nature—by sharing knowledge, learning and building consensus. Most collaboration requires leadership, although the form of leadership can be social within a decentralized and egalitarian group.In particular, teams that work collaboratively can obtain greater resources, recognition and reward when facing competition for finite resources.Structured methods of collaboration encourage introspection of behavior and communication. These methods specifically aim to increase the success of teams as they engage in collaborative problem solving.
Being both organic and dynamic, collaborations can not be grasped visualized as easily as stone and steel office buildings or university ivy-towers . So, I offer the following simple analogy for understanding our collaboration.
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Detroit Public School teachers are fighting for their paychecks by initiating a "sick out" today that has closed 94 of 97 schools, impacting 45,628 students. "We have teachers who are on 26 pay periods," Bailey explained. "When we figured out what was going on and looked at the payments of those teachers, technically Thursday of last week is the last day that they're actually being paid," Bailey said.
Detroit teachers to consider next move after mass sick-out
DETROIT (AP) — Teachers in Detroit are considering their next move after they effectively shut down the financially strapped school district on Monday, giving nearly 45,000 schoolchildren an unscheduled day off. The educators stopped short of calling it a strike, instead saying they called a massive sick-out in response to an announcement that the district wouldn't be able to pay teachers who deferred part of their salaries to get checks during the summer months.
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Sick-out by teachers shuts nearly all Detroit public schools
DETROIT (AP) — Nearly all of Detroit's public schools were closed Monday and more than 45,000 students missed classes after about half the district's teachers called out sick to protest the possibility that some of them won't get paid over the summer if the struggling district runs out of cash.
The Latest: Hundreds of Detroit teachers picket over pay
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the sick-out by teachers that's closed dozens of Detroit schools on Monday (all times local):
Why are 100 Detroit schools closed today?
Nearly 100 Detroit schools are closed today because of "sick-outs" after teachers received news that the city would not be able to pay them over the summer. Just last month, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed a bill that granted the Detroit Public Schools $48.7 million to pay teacher salaries through the summer.