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How to describe a hierarchical culture that embraces collaboration?

asked 2015-08-23 19:10:21 -0500

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A word or phrase that describes a hierarchical culture (medicine) that wishes to embrace full collaboration - to be horizontal, safe, learning, and patient-centered. A culture where, by necessity, hierarchy is present because of a continuum of experience, expertise, and accumulated knowledge, skill, and wisdom. A culture where its hierarchical structure is devoted to enabling full collaboration among all its citizens and patrons and where a directorial situational leadership style is an accepted last resort when a situation meets well-defined criteria.

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answered 2015-09-11 06:58:11 -0500

A S Sundar gravatar image

The word 'Hierarchy' itself implies a vertical authority structure and is in its very spirit an anti-thesis of' horizontal collaborative' structure.So I feel in this instance, it would be better to drop the word 'hierarchy' as the'' hierarchy' referred to is only in relation to knowledge and not' functional authority'. I would,instead suggest a word like' team,synergy,collaboration' which would describe the work better than anything else.I also do not think that there is any such word as the concepts are inconsistent with each other.

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