Book Collaboration : how leaders avoid the traps, create unity, and reap big results / Morten T. Hansen.
Publication year: c2009.
Call Number HD31 .H317 2009
Media class: Book
Publisher: Boston : Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 9781422115152 1422115151
Extent: xi, 231 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
In this book, the author 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, the author shows managers how to get collaboration right through 'disciplined collaboration'. Based on the author's long-running research, in-depth case studies, and company interviews, this book delivers practical advice and tools to help your organization collaborate for real results.
Introduction : the perils of collaboration : in good times and bad -- Getting collaboration wrong ... or getting it right -- Know when to collaborate, and when not to -- Spot the four barriers to collaboration -- Lever 1 : unify people -- Lever 2 : cultivate t-shaped management -- Lever 3 : build nimble networks -- Grow to be a collaborative leader -- Journey's end (for now).