How to Make Collaboration Work: Powerful Ways to Build Consensus, Solve Problems, and Make Decisions / Edition 1

How to Make Collaboration Work: Powerful Ways to Build Consensus, Solve Problems, and Make Decisions / Edition 1

by David Straus
     
 

ISBN-10: 1576751287

ISBN-13: 9781576751282

Pub. Date: 09/28/2002

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.

Collaboration is an everyday practice that many people find to be a frustrating, even exhausting, experience. How to Make Collaboration Work provides a remedy: five principles of collaboration that have been tested and refined in organizations throughout the world. Author David Straus shows that these methods can help any group make better decisions and

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Collaboration is an everyday practice that many people find to be a frustrating, even exhausting, experience. How to Make Collaboration Work provides a remedy: five principles of collaboration that have been tested and refined in organizations throughout the world. Author David Straus shows that these methods can help any group make better decisions and function more effectively. The five principles are: Involve the Relevant Stakeholders, Build Consensus Phase by Phase, Design a Process Map, Designate a Process Facilitator, and Harness the Power of Group Memory. Each principle addresses the specific challenges people face when trying to work collaboratively, and each can be applied to any problem-solving scenario.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781576751282
Publisher:
Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
09/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
250
Sales rank:
961,897
Product dimensions:
5.52(w) x 8.42(h) x 0.72(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction: The Power of Collaborative Action1
Pt. IThe Fundamentals15
1The Process of Human Problem Solving17
Pt. IIThe Principles of Collaboration35
2Involve the Relevant Stakeholders37
3Build Consensus Phase by Phase57
4Design a Process Map81
5Designate a Process Facilitator107
6Harness the Power of Group Memory129
Pt. IIIPutting It All Together143
7Facilitative Leadership145
8Collaborative Organizations165
9Collaborative Communities187
10Where to Go from Here205
Resources209
Bibliography211
Additional Models219
About Interaction Associates230
About the Interaction Institute for Social Change231
Index233
About the Author247

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