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May 27, 2013

collaborative vs cooperative org

“In the collaborative business, people affiliate with coworkers around shared business culture and an approved strategic plan to which they subordinate their personal aims. But in a cooperative business, people affiliate with coworkers around a shared business ethos, and each is pursuing their own personal aims to which they subordinate business strategy. So, cooperatives are first and foremost organized around cooperation as a set of principles that circumscribe the nature of loose connection, while collaboratives are organized around belonging to a collective, based on tight connection. Loose, laissez-faire rules like ‘First, do no harm’, ‘Do unto others’, and ‘Hear everyone’s opinion before binding commitments’ are the sort of rules (unsurprisingly) that define the ethos of cooperative work, and which come before the needs and ends of any specific project. ”
via: http://emergentfutures.tumblr.com/post/51460408492/in-the-collaborative-business-people-affiliate via: Stowe Boyd, Kakul Srivastava asks “Is the nature of identity and belonging changing in the emergent business?” at: http://pro.gigaom.com/blog/kakul-srivastava-asks-1

Posted by Rafael Fajardo at May 27, 2013 09:43 AM