Smart collaboration : how professionals and their firms succeed by breaking down silos / by Heidi K. Gardner
By: Gardner, Heidi K.Publisher: Boston, M.A. : Harvard Business Review Press 2016Description: xi, 250 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781633691100.Subject(s): Professional firms | Organisational effectiveness | CollaborationOnline resources: Download as an eBook
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|Book||Australia||208 GAR 2016 (Browse shelf)||Available|
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|Book||New Zealand||215 SMA (Browse shelf)||Available|
Why collaborate? -- The business case for collaboration -- The people case for collaboration -- Collaboration and the solo specialist -- The seasoned collaborator -- Collaboration and the contributor -- Collaboration for ringmasters -- Looking sideways at collaboration -- Collaboration - yes, your clients care.
Opines that most professional firms have specialised silos within them, but advises this is inefficient and expensive. Shows that firms that collaborate earn higher margins and inspire staff and client loyalty. Offers strategies and case studies to show firms how they can gain a competitive edge through collaboration.