Gary and Judy Olson, formerly of U-M and now at UC-Irvine, are seeking participants for the Collaboration Success Wizard, an on-line diagnostic survey for geographically distributed collaborations. The survey probes factors that may strengthen or weaken the collaboration. The Wizard provides both personal and project-level reports to help build successful and productive collaborative projects. Learn more about this project at hana.ics.uci.edu/wizard.
How does the Wizard work?
Once a project is approved to participate, we send invitation e-mails to all the project members. The Wizard is an online survey that takes about 30 minutes. Each individual involved in the project should take the survey independently. The more project members who take the survey, the better the data! And yes – it’s free!
What’s in it for participants?
At the end of the survey each participant can see a personalized individual report that contains feedback based on their answers and our research. This report is available immediately, and summarizes both the strong points and the issues at risk for the target collaboration.
If multiple members of the same project complete the Wizard, we are willing to provide a report to the group about the overall character of the project. This can be very helpful, especially for more complex projects that involve multiple disciplines and organizations. To protect individual privacy, this report does not identify specific people, but gives aggregate findings about the project as a whole.
How to participate?
An application form is available through the link below. It requires you to describe your collaboration in enough detail so we can determine if the Wizard is an appropriate instrument. If approved, we will send you information about how to access the Wizard.
If you have any questions about the Wizard, please e-mail Hana-CSW@ics.uci.edu.