A Collaborative Project That’s Making a Big Difference
Changing an organization’s culture isn’t rocket science; it’s harder!
—John Hancock, Department of Veterans Affairs
America’s universities are widely heralded as the finest anywhere, and many of them are truly gems, attracting wonderful young students from around the world. When it comes to fostering collaboration among faculty, however, most universities are case studies of how not to do it. University cultures are famous for rewarding individual performance and creating information silos, and most academics love their autonomy. Yet a federal manager named Roosevelt Johnson found ways to create collaboration among nine extremely competitive campuses in California ...

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