Your employees and teams may be quite capable of handling their specific areas of focus, but unless you get them to work together, your products, services, and profits will suffer. While progress has been made, maximizing collaboration is still a challenge for many companies. They need a new approach.
Over the last quarter century, California's Silicon Valley has become synonymous with building complex, successful businesses. Companies and leaders there have succeeded because they did more than apply existing business models--they created a new model for collaboration.
Dr. Thea Singer Spitzer has combined her longstanding expertise on this subject with innovative thinking, research, and focused interviews with Silicon Valley leaders to create a practical framework for the next epoch of collaboration. The Power of Collaboration shows how any company, anywhere, can adapt to achieve its goals. This cutting-edge title features:
With The Power of Collaboration as your guide, those amazing results will be surprisingly easy to achieve.
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About the Author
Thea Singer Spitzer, founder of Critical Change LLC, has been a consultant, strategic advisor, and coach to top executives and leaders for nearly 30 years, including 16 years at Microsoft. She has received accolades and awards for her work with a broad array of industries including software, telecommunications, financial services, manufacturing, health care, utilities, and retail. Singer Spitzer earned her PhD in organizational systems from Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center and her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan. She resides and works in the San Francisco Bay Area. To learn more about her, please visit www.Critical-Change.com.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Harmonizing Employee Efforts 11
Chapter 1 The Power of Collaboration 19
Chapter 2 Characteristics of Silicon Valley Collaborators 33
Chapter 3 Stories of Successful Collaborations 43
Chapter 4 The Silicon Valley Approach to Collaboration 61
Chapter 5 Individual Skills that Enhance Collaboration 79
Chapter 6 The First Two Individual Skills: Being True to Yourself and True to Others 97
Chapter 7 The Other Individual Skills: Being True to the Work and True to the Company 113
Chapter 8 Agile Work Process: Anyplace, Anytime 133
Chapter 9 Other Vital Team Tools that Boost Collaboration 149
Chapter 10 Architecting Your Management Practices 167
Chapter 11 Employee Incentives 181
Chapter 12 Access Enables Collaboration 191
Chapter 13 Collaborative Ethos: The Secret Sauce in the SVAC 207
Chapter 14 The End Is the Beginning 219
Final Words 233
About the Author 253