The Collaboration Imperative: Executive Strategies for Unlocking Your Organization's True Potential

Ron Ricci and Carl Wiese

Cisco Systems,  January 2011

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Do you want to lead the kind of company that can quickly seize any opportunity and solve any problem? The Collaboration Imperative: Executive Strategies for Unlocking Your Organization's True Potential offers valuable executive strategies to unleash the hidden assets trapped inside your company -- from talent and experience to the right answer and the next big idea. Free these assets through increased collaboration and you build a world-class organization that can tackle market opportunities with lightning speed.

Co-written by two Cisco executives, The Collaboration Imperative draws on their own experience and from forward-thinking companies around the world. The book outlines actionable strategies to:

  • Create a culture that encourages collaboration
  • Build processes to streamline collaboration from top to bottom
  • Use collaboration technology to achieve tangible results

Collaboration promises to be the biggest opportunity of this decade. And embracing collaboration before your competitors will yield profound rewards for you and your team

Hardcover | ISBN: 9780983941705 | Publication Date: January 2011


"I wish I'd had this book when I was starting out. At every level of management and leadership, this book is an undeniable resource."
-- Peter Guber, CEO, Mandalay Entertainment Group and author of #1 New York Times best-seller Tell to Win

"The Collaboration Imperative provides a great deal of insight into how to create competitiveness and innovation through celebrating a diversity of talents."
-- Esko Aho, Executive Vice President, Nokia Corporation and Former Prime Minister of Finland

"Collaboration is easy to get wrong, undermining performance. Ricci and Wiese -- two of the world's foremost experts on collaboration -- show you how to get it right and deliver great results. This book is an invaluable toolkit based on what works."
-- Morten T. Hansen, Professor, UC Berkeley and INSEAD and author of Collaboration