Summary of Collaboration
Copyright 2009 Morten T. Hansen
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“What is the difference between good and bad collaboration?” The question might surprise some people, because it challenges the widely held premise that all collaboration is good, particularly in a business setting. But management professor Morten T. Hansen’s extensive research in the field proves that some collaborative practices actually waste time, energy and resources. Instead, leaders need to promote, in Hansen’s words, “disciplined collaboration.” He puts forth a useful model that includes assessing opportunities, identifying common obstacles and offering tailored solutions. Throughout, he highlights case studies that demonstrate how organizations succeed – and fail – due to collaboration. getAbstract recommends this distinctive book to executives and leaders who wish to unite people, in a smart way, to achieve a common goal.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why collaboration isn’t always a good thing;
- What “disciplined collaboration” can do for your firm; and
- How leaders can create an environment that encourages disciplined collaboration.
About the Author
Morten T. Hansen is a professor of management at the University of California at Berkeley and at INSEAD in France.
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