Culture & Competency

Developing a Cultural Ethos of Collaboration – at The Smarter Office

Over on The Smarter Office blog, I published my latest post – Developing a Cultural Ethos of Collaboration:

In January I attended a major collaboration focused conference in the United States — IBM’s Lotusphere 2012. Over 5,000 people converged in one location to listen, learn, celebrate, and eat together. Actually, there was a lot of drinking together too, with some conference participants not making it back to their hotel rooms until the early hours of the morning. I was already suffering from jet lag, so how people managed to deal with jet lag and alcohol as well is beyond my experience to comment.

Anyway, one thing that stood out to me was the need for organizations to develop a cultural ethos of collaboration in their employees. While this was mentioned during some conference sessions, it hit home the hardest during a one second glance at a particular vendor’s booth on the Expo Floor.

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