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What is the biggest deterrent to collaboration?

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asked Nov 18, 2016 in General by BorasA (Squire) 436 views
Why do people not collaborate across countries and within functions? I noticed that a lot of people will duplicate the work of a colleague in organizations that do not encourage collaboration. Here is one deterrent to collaboration that I have come across a few times: people will not ask for help for fear they will be judged as incompetent in their jobs. What are your thoughts?

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answered Nov 18, 2016 by DianaS [Hubgets]

Some of the arguments that we have seen with people who were rejecting collaboration were in the lines of:

- some ideas are not ok to be shared with the entire team
- what if the team rejects the projects?
- there is not enough time to involve everyone in the discussion and explain the details
- "I will get feedback that I can't use anyway"
-  the team will waste time chatting
- we are a small team, we can just talk to each other.

While a small team may not feel the immediate need for a tool to centralize content, a team of more than 5 people will need to document their work in order to pass it on to new employees.
It is so much easier for a newcomer not to have to fish around for information, interrupting colleagues, but simply use the search function to browse the entire team knowledge ever produced.
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