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The Shared model
When the participants were asked to build their insights together in
one model, it resulted in a longer discussion and negotiations about
the priorities in the camp. Apparently, it was hard combining the dif-
ferent models.
The final model derived directly from combining the different models.
At the end of the workshop, the participants divided the shared model
of the base-camp into different modules: a module containing the
sleeping area, the toilet area, the kitchen area, the working area and so
forth. The model is shown below.

Figure 4.8: The Shared Model

As a result of the reflection on the shared model and its influence on
the project, an idea about defining certain needs according to the dif-
ferent areas slowly emerged out of the discussion. This idea was also
mentioned as prevention against generalized solutions throughout the
whole camp – as in the case of the burning stove.
The emergency coordinator, who was in charge of buying and stor-
ing the camp, also elaborated on the shared model and the modular
structure. He suggested that instead of sending off X numbers of tents
and Y numbers of stoves, he would instead store the camp in units that
were equal to the modules. By doing so he could more easily adjust
to different needs. Furthermore, this type of delivery would make it
much easier for the aid workers to assemble the camp.
The engineer responded to this by saying that he had told the logistic
department about his trouble when assembling the camp over and over
again, but until now nobody had been able to understand him.

The Modular Structure


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Workshop 3
Daimler AG

Context of the workshop:
Workshop 3 took place at Daimler AG (formerly known as Daimler-
Benz AG and DaimlerChrysler AG). Daimler AG is a German car
corporation, which both develops and manufactures automobiles and
trucks. In addition to the development of vehicles, Daimler also pro-
vides financial services. Daimler is a very large organization, which
includes many different professions – among this a group of industrial
psychologists positioned in Data and Process Management in Ulm. It
was in this department workshop 3 was held.
Type of workshop: Team Workshop
Assignment of the workshop:
A project called: Social System Engineering Program was positioned
in the very beginning in workshop 3. The aim of the Social System
Engineering Program was to provide tools and methods to engineering
teams in development projects, in order to optimize their collabora-
tion. The workshop objective was mainly to assure a shared under-
standing of the project within the team.
Participants in the workshop:
The participants in workshop 3 were all from the project team. They
were all employed in the same department, and each one had a back-
ground in industrial psychology. Out of all the workshops presented in
this dissertation, workshop 3 included the smallest and most homoge-
neous group.


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