Collaborative work meaning
What is collaborative work:
Collaborative work is one in which a group of people intervene contributing their ideas and knowledge in order to achieve a common goal.
It differs, however, from teamwork in that what is pursued in collaborative work is the production of knowledge, and not so much the optimization of results.
Their work dynamics also differ fundamentally in that in collaborative work figures such as the leader or coordinator arise spontaneously, and are not rigidly defined.
In this sense, it is a more flexible way of working that allows achieving different results (not necessarily better) than teamwork.