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Beyond Teams. Building the Collaborative Organization. Edition No. 1. Collaborative Work Systems Series

  • ID: 2210980
  • Book
  • October 2002
  • 272 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
"Finally, a book that goes beyond the 'how-to' of team building and answers the critical question, 'How do I create a collaborative organization that reaps the harvest of long-term investment in teams?' The 'ten principles of collaborative organizations' outlined in this book are invaluable."
-- Seth McCutcheon, CEO, Domicile Design Group LLC

The flagship book for the new Collaborative Work Systems Series, Beyond Teams provides an overview of this growing field, defines the basic principles, and points the direction toward a series of books. You'll find a framework designed to help you understand the potential and the means of achieving it throughout the key functions of business.
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Preface for the Collaborative Work Systems Series.

Acknowledgments.

Preface.

Prologue: A Scenario.

PART 1: PRINCIPLES AND PERSPECTIVES.

Chapter 1: Building the Collaborative Organization.

Collaborative Work Systems as a Solution.

Collaborative Competencies.

Collaborative Capacity.

The Collaborative Organization.

Collaborative Culture.

Collaborative Capital.

Collaboration and Teams.

The Payoff from the Collaborative Organization.

Conclusion.

Chapter 2: The Ten Principles of Collaborative Organizations.

1. Focus Collaboration on Achieving Business Results.

2. Align Organizational Support Systems to Promote Ownership.

3. Articulate and Enforce "a Few Strict Rules".

4. Exploit the Rhythm of Convergence and Divergence.

5. Manage Complex Tradeoffs on a Timely Basis.

6. Create Higher Standards for Discussions, Dialogue, and Information Sharing.

7. Foster Personal Accountability.

8. Align Authority, Information, and Decision Making.

9. Treat Collaboration as a Disciplined Process.

10. Design and Promote Flexible Organizations.

PART 2: APPLYING THE PRINCIPLES.

Chapter 3: Collaboration in Manufacturing Settings.

Definition of Manufacturing.

Trends Affecting How We Work.

Common Ways of Organizing.

Challenges with Respect to Collaboration.

When to Collaborate.

How the Guiding Principles Apply.

Implications for Executives.

Chapter 4: Collaboration in New Product Development Settings.

Definition of New Product Development.

Historical Context.

Trends Affecting New Product Development.

Common Ways of Organizing.

Challenges with Respect to Collaboration.

When to Collaborate.

How the Guiding Principles Apply.

Implications for Executives.

Chapter 5: Collaboration in Service Settings.

Definition of Collaboration in a Service Setting.

Historical Context.

Common Ways of Organizing.

Challenges with Respect to Collaboration.

How the Guiding Principles Apply.

Implications for Executives.

Chapter 6: Collaboration in Virtual Settings.

Historical Context.

Definition of Virtual Collaborative Organizations.

Trends Affecting Virtual Collaborative Organizations.

Common Ways of Organizing.

Challenges with Respect to Collaboration.

When to Collaborate.

How the Guiding Principles Apply.

Implications for Executives.

PART 3: STRATEGIES FOR IMPLEMENTATION.

Chapter 7: Moving Forward.

Collaboration Diagnostic Tool: How to Move Forward.

Principle 1. Focus Collaboration on Achieving Business Results.

Principle 2. Align Organizational Support Systems to Promote Ownership.

Principle 3. Articulate and Enforce "a Few Strict Rules".

Principle 4. Exploit the Rhythm of Convergence and Divergence.

Principle 5. Manage Complex Tradeoffs on a Timely Basis.

Principle 6. Create Higher Standards for Discussions, Dialogue, and Information Sharing.

Principle 7. Foster Personal Accountability.

Principle 8. Align Authority, Information, and Decision Making.

Principle 9. Treat Collaboration as a Disciplined Process.

Principle 10. Design and Promote Flexible Organizations.

Conclusion.3

References.

About the Series Editors.

About the Authors.

Index.
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Michael M. Beyerlein University of North Texas.

Susan Freedman Knowledge Associates.

Craig McGee Association for the Management of Organizational Design.

Linda Moran AchieveGlobal.
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