22 Oct THE TRADEOFFS TO INDIVIDUAL AND TEAM COLLABORATION
Collaboration with coworkers stimulates creativity and welcomes a variety of perspectives and subsequent ideas. But soloprojects allow individual ownership and a subsequently greater sense of accomplishment. There are tradeoffs to allocating projects both individually and to teams.
Some project managers to maximize efficiency will assign single-person projects to reduce communication overhead- the time employees spend articulating collaboration- as much as possible. Effectively driving individual project ownership with single person assignments, employees typically don’t enjoy the comradery regular to teamwork, but solo projects also typically are much more linear.
This problem with a lack of depth on solo missions is often compounded by slower project momentum. But faster completion isn’t necessarily better. Solo work employee assignments are great for production as well, as long as the proper resources are in place for the individual assigned to the project.
CodigoDelSur mobile app development, for one, installs management collaboration with individual project assignments. For this, every two months their production teams meet to demo two projects they are working on and encourage thoughts and feedback. Essentially implementing what’s effectively a system of checks and balances, this principle rewards individual achievement while giving a forum for constructive criticism.
This simple principle drives collaboration, inter-office bonding and boosts morale across the company. With these support systems, CodigoDelSur sees higher employee retention crucial for productive efficiency.