The Lord Of Myself

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Friday, March 27, 2009


I am yet to see a company or a family or a group where perfect collaboration happens amongst teams or functions or departments. Most of the thoughts or ideas I came across in various reputed journals look very good on paper but have never seen those implemented in practice. My experience might be too limited to conclude that perfect cross collaborations don't happen - but I would be delighted to be proved wrong.

Incentives that encourage cross-collaboration should probably do the trick - but unless they are designed and communicated right, the incentive effect might even boomerang. People are so focussed in silos and aim at optimization of whatever they do - someone has to think a level above to ensure we not only do things right but prioritize on doing right things! And, that someone has to be leader of the group or family or business unit or company.

Ensuring effective cross-collaboration is the most important job of a leader that can never be delegated.



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