How to Make Collaboration Work

Powerful Ways to Build Consensus, Solve Problems, and Make Decisions

David Straus (Author) | Thomas C Layton (Foreword by)

Publication date: 10/02/2002

Bestseller over 35,000+ copies sold

How to Make Collaboration Work

By the coauthor of the classic How to Make Meetings Work (more than 600,000 copies sold) and the originator of many of the most popular group decision-making methods

Describes five time-tested principles for making collaborative efforts more effective, efficient, and even joyful

Offers examples from Fortune 500 companies, nonprofit organizations, and communities to illustrate the principles in action

Every day we work with others to solve problems and make decisions, but the experience is often stressful, frustrating, and inefficient. In How to Make Collaboration Work, David Straus, a pioneer in the field of group problem solving, introduces five principles of collaboration that have been proven successful time and again in nearly every conceivable setting.

Straus draws on his thirty years of personal and professional experience to show how these principles have been applied by organizations as diverse as Ford Motor Company, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Harvard Business School Publishing, Boston Public Schools, Kaiser Permanente, the city of Denver, and many others.

How to Make Collaboration Work shows how collaboration can become a joy rather than a chore-a kind of chemical reaction that releases far more energy than it consumes.

  • By the coauthor of the classic How to Make Meetings Work (more than 600,000 copies sold) and the originator of many of the most popular group decision-making methods
  • Describes five time-tested principles for making collaborative efforts more effective, efficient, and even joyful
  • Offers examples from Fortune 500 companies, nonprofit organizations, and communities to illustrate the principles in action

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By the coauthor of the classic How to Make Meetings Work (more than 600,000 copies sold) and the originator of many of the most popular group decision-making methods

Describes five time-tested principles for making collaborative efforts more effective, efficient, and even joyful

Offers examples from Fortune 500 companies, nonprofit organizations, and communities to illustrate the principles in action

Every day we work with others to solve problems and make decisions, but the experience is often stressful, frustrating, and inefficient. In How to Make Collaboration Work, David Straus, a pioneer in the field of group problem solving, introduces five principles of collaboration that have been proven successful time and again in nearly every conceivable setting.

Straus draws on his thirty years of personal and professional experience to show how these principles have been applied by organizations as diverse as Ford Motor Company, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Harvard Business School Publishing, Boston Public Schools, Kaiser Permanente, the city of Denver, and many others.

How to Make Collaboration Work shows how collaboration can become a joy rather than a chore-a kind of chemical reaction that releases far more energy than it consumes.

  • By the coauthor of the classic How to Make Meetings Work (more than 600,000 copies sold) and the originator of many of the most popular group decision-making methods
  • Describes five time-tested principles for making collaborative efforts more effective, efficient, and even joyful
  • Offers examples from Fortune 500 companies, nonprofit organizations, and communities to illustrate the principles in action
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