O'Reilly logo

Collaboration: How Leaders Avoid the Traps, Build Common Ground, and Reap Big Results by Morten Hansen

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

CHAPTER TWO

Know When to Collaborate, and When Not To

ON JUNE 8, 2000, A. G. Lafley stepped into one of the most difficult jobs in corporate America. In San Francisco two days earlier, Lafley had received a phone call from John Pepper, former CEO of Procter & Gamble and then a board member. Would Lafley become CEO? A boardroom coup unprecedented in the 163-year-old company’s history had just taken place back at headquarters in Cincinnati.1

Only eighteen months earlier, P&G CEO Durk Jager had launched a torrent of initiatives, determined “to rip apart P&G’s insular culture and remake it from the bottom up,” as BusinessWeek put it.2 But the changes had provoked untold turmoil.3 Rather than giving employees clarity, the change overwhelmed ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required