Two Overriding Collaboration Challenges
As collaboration veterans know, there are many hurdles to successful collaboration (see Exhibit 1.1
), and most of them were reflected in the Katrina episode. Collaborative leaders like Thad Allen are far more effective at dealing with these challenges than are leaders who think in hierarchical terms. Here I’d like to describe two mega-challenges to collaboration: our organizational structures and systems and our individualistic nature.
Trying to Solve Twenty-First-Century Problems Using Eighteenth-Century Structures
If we get up to 30,000 feet and survey the collaboration landscape, it becomes apparent that one of the biggest hurdles to collaboration lies in the very DNA of our public and nonprofit ...