Collaboration: How Leaders Avoid the Traps, Build Common Ground, and Reap Big Results

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Harvard Business Press, 2009 M05 12 - 272 páginas
In Collaboration, author Morten Hansen takes aim at what many leaders inherently know: in today's competitive environment, companywide collaboration is an imperative for successful strategy execution, yet the sought-after synergies are rarely, if ever, realized. In fact, most cross-unit collaborative efforts end up wasting time, money, and resources. How can managers avoid the costly traps of collaboration and instead start getting the results they need?

In this book, Hansen shows managers how to get collaboration right through "disciplined collaboration"-- a practical framework and set of tools managers can use to:

· Assess when--and when not--to pursue collaboration across units to achieve goals

· Identify and overcome the four barriers to collaboration

· Get people to buy into the larger picture, even when they own only a small piece of it

· Be a "T-Shaped Manager," collaborating across divisions while still working deeply in your own unit

· Create networks across the organization that are not large, but nimble and effective

Based on the author's long-running research, in-depth case studies, and company interviews, Collaboration delivers practical advice and tools to help your organization collaborate--for real results.
 

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All collaboration is not created equal! Done right and in relevant situations, collaboration is a plus. Great lessons applicable to learning to navigate the virtual world of online collaboration. Leer comentario completo

Contenido

Know When to Collaborate and When Not To
23
Spot the Four Barriers to Collaboration
45
Unify People
71
Cultivate TShaped Management
93
Build Nimble Networks
117
Grow to Be a Collaborative Leader
143
Journeys End for Now
167
Notes
179
Bibliography
211
Acknowledgments
221
About the Author
231
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