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Mastering the Art of Creative Collaboration

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Mastering the Art of Creative Collaboration

McGraw-Hill,

15 min. de leitura
9 Ideias Fundamentais
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Watch out! That slippery paradigm is shifting again: Good-bye teams... Hello, collaborations.

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Robert Hargrove presents a well-organized look at the world of creative collaboration. He argues that collaboration is the new paradigm in a world of change and complexity, as well as an effective management strategy. Hargrove provides a hands-on guide to becoming more collaborative and to organizing effective collaborative groups. In this lively, engaging book, Hargrove shows his familiarity with the latest management expertise. He draws on quotes and ideas from such authors as Margaret Wheatley, Peter Senge and Tom Peters. getabstract.com recommends this book to executives and managers who wish to facilitate collaborations.

Summary

The Changing Paradigm

The founding of the United States was based on a concern with human rights and equality. However, over the years, U.S. society has moved away from that premise. Now, it emphasizes pursuing economic goals, not pursuing goals to benefit humanity. But this is shifting. Now, technology and economic growth offer new ways to achieve a new human agenda. Welcome this new era, in which human values surround and shape economic means and technology, rather than the other way around. This shift is as profound as the rise of democracy and the development of the Industrial Age and the Information Age. This shift will be characterized by a coming age of creativity and collaboration. This era’s increased interest in reconciliation and compassion will contribute to resolving some of the world’s most serious problems.

The Nature of Creative Collaboration

Creative collaboration involves working with others to produce creative results. You don’t need very creative or extraordinary people to achieve results. Rather, by bringing knowledgeable people together, you inspire them to achieve extraordinary results. The process works when people come together with...

About the Author

Robert Hargrove is one of the world’s leading experts on collaboration in the workplace. He is the founder of the Institute for Creative Collaboration. He is an executive coach, group facilitator, and international consultant to organizations in government, business, and education. He is also the author of Masterful Coaching: Extraordinary Results by Impacting People and The Way They Think and Work Together.


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