September 28, 2009

News & Opinion: Collaboration

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 2:21 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

A recent post by author Bob Sutton suggests that Jack and Todd may have a title to include in an updated edition of their 100 Best Book: Morten Hansen's Collaboration.
Whether or not Jack and Todd agree, Sutton points out some great facets to the book - cost and benefits of collaboration, cultivating T-shaped management, and unifying people. Hansen's book avoids ideology and theory and provides concrete evidence and data that support his ideas. Considering the topic of the book, it's something everyone can benefit from, as we experience collaboration constantly in our working lives. But, to what degree do we use it to the best results? This book can change that.

About Dylan Schleicher

Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.