Partnering for Organizational Performance: Collaboration and Culture in the Global Workplace

Partnering for Organizational Performance: Collaboration and Culture in the Global Workplace

by Elizabeth K. Briody
     
 

The increasing practice of working 24/7 does not only refer to providing customer service day and night. It also describes how work now gets handed off from one time zone to the next, making business hours effectively all-day and worldwide. Microsoft, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, General Motors, and the Ford Motor Company all have embraced the advent

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The increasing practice of working 24/7 does not only refer to providing customer service day and night. It also describes how work now gets handed off from one time zone to the next, making business hours effectively all-day and worldwide. Microsoft, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, General Motors, and the Ford Motor Company all have embraced the advent of an increasingly global work environment. The result is that business today necessarily spans cultures, languages, and continents.

In Partnering for Organizational Performance, applied anthropologists Elizabeth K. Briody and Robert T. Trotter II bring together an array of key practitioners and academics whose work demystifies the dynamics and life-cycles of partnerships. Each contributor explores the concepts and practices associated with the new global reach of professional collaborative efforts by looking at cases that involve an array of partners. Students and practitioners will benefit from the in-depth analyses of cases that illustrate the possibilities of collaborative arrangements, whether in business and management, academic, or nonprofit organizations.

About the Author:
Elizabeth K. Briody is professor of anthropology at Northern Arizona University and serves as staff research scientist for General Motors Research and Development Center

About the Author:
Robert T. Trotter II is Regent's Professor of Anthropology at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona, and the coauthor of Ethnographer's Toolkit, Volume 4

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742560130
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
03/07/2008
Pages:
266
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.93(d)

Table of Contents

Preface   Patricia Sachs     ix
Acknowledgments     xiii
Partnership Frameworks and Models
Framing the Partnership Experience   Elizabeth K. Briody   Robert T. Trotter, II     3
The Cultural Processes of Partnerships   Robert T. Trotter, II   Gulcin H. Sengir   Elizabeth K. Briody     15
Developing Partnering Relationships
A "Dreamcatcher" Design for Partnerships   Christina Wasson     57
Cultural Training Partnerships: Who Has the Power?   Mary Beauregard     75
Coordinated Autonomy? Culture in Emergency Response Partnering   Tara A. Eaton   Dale C. Brandenburg     91
Practical Strategies for Partnership: An Inside-Out View   Cristy S. Johnsrud   Linda L. Lampl   Susan Squires     107
Sustaining Partnering Relationships
An Educational Partnership for Immediate Impact   Julia C. Gluesing   Kenneth R. Riopelle   Kenneth R. Chelst   Alan R. Woodliff   Linda M. Miller     125
Effectiveness through Partnerships: Navigating the Shifting Landscape of Partnerships to Influence Product Development   Tracey Lovejoy   Nelle Steele     143
The Challenge of Partnerships in Complex Cultural Environments   Christine Z. Miller   Jorg Siebert   Julia C. Gluesing   Amy Goldmacher     159
The Making of a Modern Kingdom: Transnational Partnerships in Saudi Arabia   Ann T. Jordan     177
Lessons Learned
Learning from the Partnership Experience   Elizabeth K. Briody   Tracy L. Meerwarth   Robert T. Trotter, II     195
References     221
Index     235
About the Authors     243

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