Monday, January 4, 2010

More on collaboration

This post from PebbleRoad echoes comments i made in my first post - the technology is the lesser challenge - and also provides a useful model of organizational attributes and how they work for or against the success of intranet initiatives. The comments are also great, especially the observation regarding the semantic tension between the words collaboration and culture. I quote:
"In mixing the terms collaboration and culture, you’ve got something funny going on. Culture is about shared values. Collaboration, as defined by people like Barbara Grey, is about people coming together with different cultures, constructively exploring their differences and seeking a shared solution.
In many ways, collaboration culture is about agreeing to disagree or acknowledging how difference is good—your perspective and my perspective aren’t the same. And that’s what will make us successful"

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