In this Issue
| Collaboration MIA |
Somewhere between the espoused value of teamwork, the team-based structures, and the work itself, the collaborative context — and supporting mindsets and skills — seems to be lost.
Teams solidify member commitment, bubble up new ideas at the intersection of divergent disciplines, and create new knowledge when existing knowledge is freely shared.
| "We don't seem to have to learn how to take control, and even manipulate, to produce an intended result. But we do struggle to learn how to work collaboratively -- at least in organizations where control is deeply imbedded in each thread of the fabric." |
- Christopher Avery, Guest Editor
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Guest Editor: Vince Kellen
Where is the teamwork -- the collaborative leadership, the team mindsets, the collaborative environments, and the team skills -- in IT? Does IT want, need, and deserve teamwork and collaboration as a norm, or is it just too much to ask? Join Guest Editor Christopher Avery for a debate on key issues surrounding the elusive quest for collaboration and teamwork in IT. You'll receive best practices on designing and developing collaborative IT organizations, innovative solutions for helping cowboy coders see the error of their ways, and an overview of how organizational structures impact teams and teamwork.