Can we make organisations more collaborative?
Most leaders want their managers to work together for the good of the whole company. Some even have 'collaboration' or 'cooperation' or 'mutuality' as a company value. Andrew Campbell shows that a collaborative mind set is not essential for most forms of relationship. He suggests that leaders specify internal relationships more clearly, rather than make general appeals for more collaborative behaviour.
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Campbell, A. (2012) Can we make organisations more collaborative?, 360° The Ashridge Journal, Spring.