Building Organizations to Leverage Collaborative Technologies
By Tammy Erickson
Over time, human beings have continually evolved new ways to communicate -- from the spoken word, to the written word, to the printed word, and onward. Each expansion in our communication capability has increased the scope and richness of our interactions. Each has been accompanied by changes in the ways we live and work. Today we are on the brink of another transformation. New technologies, most of which have appeared only within the last decade, greatly amplify our abilities to interact simultaneously with large numbers of people. The frontier of human productive capacity today is the power of extended collaboration – the ability to work together beyond the scope of small groups. There are eight assumptions that are deeply embedded in the ways most organizations operate and the ways most of us think about collaboration. With the new technologies of extended collaboration, these assumptions are no longer valid. This white paper examines each one and the implications for changes necessary for success.
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