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When I read that two automotive giants, Toyota and Mazda, are looking to collaborate by sharing their technologies, I thought that it pretty much reflected business norm. But then I reminded myself that in reality collaboration between competitors on such a deep level is not a simple process. […]

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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 […]

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According to a recent report by Deloitte, businesses that ignore collaboration are vastly outperformed by their competition. Only 20% of the ‘we don’t care for collaboration’ type of businesses manage to beat the competition. So the question is, what will business look like in the year 2025? If […]

Holacracy and collaboration

I was tempted to title this article along the lines of If you need to be managed you probably suck as a collaborator. But, I think that would overstate the point a bit. In principle, I believe in the necessity of management because value creation is complex and […]

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Making collaboration easier by using superbly designed technologies is important. But that alone does not constitute a strategy, and without a plan there is no collaboration. Even with all the will in the world, collaboration is not going to work unless the strategy is well thought out and, […]

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The workplace is constantly evolving. Some changes are an adaptation to disruptions, others are the evolutionary results of a combination of factors. Collaboration has emerged as a strong contender as a practice that can significantly reduce the stress of adaptation, enhance innovation and make any enterprise more competitive. […]

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Value! Such a simple concept. And yet any discussion about it is bound to get us into all sorts of arguments. I am a big admirer of the principle that looks at business decision-making through value measures; whereby things that do not add value are a waste and […]

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A noted researcher in the field of human creativity, Prof Barry M Staw, once wrote a paper arguing that the majority of people are not actually prepared to do what is needed in order to be prepared. Despite what seems like a universal desire among people to be […]

Collaboration in C major

In the world of music, C major is synonymous with simplicity and it is commonly considered that C major is the best key for beginners. No matter how much we discuss collaboration, it always raises questions that are really basic. This week ROADMENDER’S focus will be on a […]

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This is a mini special dedicated to all the entrepreneurial souls who value collaboration. The ongoing fragmentation of the workplace as a mixture of practices is further brought into the spotlight by mounting evidence pointing to the fact that employee engagement is undeniably low, and the cost of […]

What Works For Me

Over the years I have learnt that some things really make a difference to collaboration outcomes. A really big difference I should say. Collaboration with colleagues internally or people from other businesses (cross business collaboration) is always dependent on the people factor more than technology or process. Good […]

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Have you noticed how often we talk about the possible threat to our jobs as a result of robots and artificial intelligence? Most of this dialogue is often expressed in the context of disruption, and especially digital disruption. We have heard some notable pundits suggest that we may […]

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I am fond of telling people I work with “before you get to the creative part, get the boring bits right”. In my view, this applies equally to collaboration. It’s tempting to jump into the fun part of ‘working together’ where we bounce ideas, debate issues, analyse etc. […]

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One day you may find yourself in a position as Director of Collaboration, reporting to a Chief Collaboration Officer. The career prospects for such work are now a reality, however are yet to reach full potential. To help you along the way to what could be the most […]

Good News Everyone

Good things can get even better, despite what our cultural norms sometimes tell us. Not meaning to sound flippant when implying that even when things are challenging they are good as they give rise to opportunity, but there’s something in it. What is meant by ‘good news everyone’ […]

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Some people simply won’t collaborate. Not really that surprising except when you find there are senior managers in the mix. I suppose, because collaboration is a disruptive process since it is creative and innovative, and as long term researcher into creativity Prof Barry M. Staw points out, most […]

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Good business is always made better when it solves problems. The story of a business that is relevant is more compelling when its product or a service is something that at first can seem trivial. As the world changes, and it changes with more disruption and unknowns than […]

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Rose K, Gantner Ed.D

Jelenko Dragisic succinctly demonstrates how collaboration enhances a team’s performance, motivation, trust, recognition, leadership, and produces tangible and intangible results that beat the competition consistently. The Collaboration Instinct hits the grand slam.

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