Wednesday, August 27, 2008

The Tension in Collaboration

Hi everyone,

I've put a post up on the Four Groups blog called The Tension in Collaboration. Rather than post the whole text in here, I've just added the summary...

There is a tension at the heart of our efforts to collaborate. This tension and its possible resolution is best captured by the following questions.
  • Should we be putting people first, before technology, in our efforts to collaborate?
  • Does collaboration benefit from a more formal process?
  • Can collaboration be encouraged in a replicable and systematic manner (as much as anything concerning people can be repeatable and systematic)?
  • Does the lack of a formal process for optimising collaboration hold back productivity and performance?
This article attempts to answer these questions and shine new light on what constitutes successful collaboration.

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