The golf course has always been a great place to discuss business. Now golfers have a good opportunity to talk about collaboration – in golf that is. In this week’s edition of recommended reading, we include an article that explains how the heads of five of the United States leading golf organisations are collaborating to better their industry. In case you don’t have an opportunity to play golf to talk collaboration, then some quiet, reflective reading may be just as satisfying. My favourite is the article by Dr Janice Presser on teaming dynamics for digital transformation. Enjoy!

Sincere thanks to those who have suggested articles for this edition of Roadmender Recommends.

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Setting Up for Effective Collaboration

Effective collaboration depends upon finding partners who can fuel your own creativity. For me, it has often meant finding people who share the same passions, energy, and commitment to seeking excellence.   Their energy, drive, and capacity to focus have to be readily apparent. To make that assessment, I need to achieve a kind of clarity and transparency about what I am seeking from them and be clear about how much I will be requiring as the output of their work…READ ON


For Better Collaboration Try Breaking The Rules

I recently read an article Why Getting It Wrong Is the Future of Design. It speaks to how innovative design changes often come from doing things that would be considered completely wrong. The article focuses on art, graphics, architecture, theater, movies, tableware, and even video games. Then I read this line “I was following the rules, then selectively breaking one or two for maximum impact.” and it got me thinking. What are the rules to collaboration and can we break a couple that result in better collaboration?..READ ON


Teaming Dynamics for Digital Transformation

More than half of the companies that were in the Fortune 500 at the turn of this century have either gone bankrupt, been acquired, ceased to exist, or have fallen from the ranks of the 500. All of this disruption was happening as the number of Internet users was tripling, but the challenges (and opportunities) for business were far greater than proliferating websites and e-commerce…READ ON


Who is Responsible for Social Collaboration?

The entire workforce is responsible. But who leads them? A workforce might need a spark to enlighten the company. Who is responsible for creating a social and technical foundation? In my opinion that can only be the CHRO or the chief PEOPLE officer. Let me explain why…READ ON


Keys To Brand Building: Innovation, Integration & Identity

With the ever-growing popularity of entrepreneurship, it seems that more and more small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are popping up around us. In the process of SMEs’ development, failure, and perseverance, it is an undeniable fact that branding has become a large component in their success…


Golf industry enters new era of collaboration to keep growing game

 The PGA of America  The PGA of America is one of five of golf's biggest organization that are working with each other to focus on four major areas of developing the game.

The PGA of America
The PGA of America is one of five of golf’s biggest organization that are working with each other to focus on four major areas of developing the game.

The leaders of five major golf organizations in the United States shared a refocused, collaborative approach to grow, protect and perpetuate the health of the game during a press conference today at THE PLAYERS Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. The LPGA, Masters Tournament, PGA of America, PGA TOUR and the United States Golf Association, as well as the World Golf Foundation and their allied golf industry leaders, are working together on a number of initiatives aimed at bringing the game to young people and new golfers, as well as to tell the story of the positive impact of the sport…


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