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The ABC’s of Collaboration

(Editor's Note: scroll down for graphical versions) In my book, Flat Army: Creating a Connected and Engaged Organization (Wiley) I define collaboration as follows: The unfettered allowance and encouragement of employees to both contribute and consume knowledge, insight or ideas with any direct relationship via professional or personal networks to achieve an outcome. If we were to elaborate on the definition, we might suggest there are 'The ABC's of Collaboration': Accessible - Be … [Read More...]

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The Connected Culture

If you haven’t noticed, I’m a big fan of trying to create simplicity from chaos. That stated, I am more comfortable when a part of (or the instigator of) chaos itself. As Churchill once said, “to improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” Perhaps my own personal leadership style is one that evokes equal parts chaos and order. Give your brain a dose of ‘mental Olympics’ and read former VISA CEO Dee Hock’s “Birth of the Chaordic Age”. The tweet version of Chaordic Theory, … [Read More...]