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COLLABORATIVE ETHOS: THE SECRET SAUCE IN THE SVAC

Some of us have had the good fortune of being on a team that really jelled, where our individual intelligences combined to form a powerful communal brain. As a result, the team achieved so much more than anyone thought was possible. Now, imagine that experience describing an entire company rather than just a rare team here or there. Imagine if this could describe your company.

Collaborative Ethos is the term I coined to describe the cohesive culture that can lead to previously unreachable success. A number of organizations in the Silicon Valley have this ethos. Yes, it is a result of concentrating on each of the three levels: individual skills, team tools, and company practices. But it’s much ...

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