The difference between teamwork and collaboration is the following: when people collaborate they have to temporarily work together to pursue their own goals and interests, while people having teamwork are those who mutually support each other to reach their common objectives.
definition: it is a continuous joint collaborative endeavour of a workgroup that is united by the shared project ideology, terminology, common objectives and special mindset.
skills: self-organization and self-motivation, effective communications, problem-solving, developed social skills, result-oriented work planning, analytical skills, etc.
activities: regular meetings & discussions to analyze current situation to decide on how to move forward, work for quality improvement, regular progress reporting, providing help and coaching to each other, coordination of efforts to reach synergy in work, etc;
Before starting a new project, people who will participate in it are invited by PM to have special project teamwork exercises: teambuilding, learning project’s ideology and mission, etc, so the team gets prepared to cope with forthcoming challenges of collaboration. For Internet-based projects it is a common practice now to establish websites where collaborators register their credentials and share their working matters.
VIP Task Manager is a program that helps you to collaborate in business or professional activities, as it is real-time teamwork software for planning, controlling and analyzing your time and tasks on the projects of different kinds.
To plan and analyze teamwork – do the following:
- start your project management software;
- set a suitable project management layout of tasks categories;
- prioritize your project tasks;
- plan and schedule tasks in terms of their costs, time, etc;
- assign tasks to employees;
- control performance parameters;