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Collaborative Advantage

How Organisations Win by Working Together

Authors: Lank, E.

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About this book

Collaboration across organizational boundaries is often critical to achieve an objective, but difficult to achieve in practice. This book explores the structures, processes, roles, skills, tools and techniques that enable people in different places to achieve a successful joint outcome and build advantage through collaboration. Written by an experienced practitioner who has facilitated many collaborative efforts, it includes practical case studies to illustrate key points.

About the authors

ELIZABETH LANK works with companies and organizations to improve efficiency and effectiveness through greater cross-boundary collaboration and knowledge sharing. Her clients include AstraZeneca, the global pharmaceutical firm; the British Council; Compass, the multinational food services group; the Inland Revenue and Tesco. She is a visiting Lecturer at Henley Management College, INSEAD, the London Business School and the UK Cabinet Office Top Management Programme as well as a regular speaker and facilitator at public and in-company management conferences.

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'Successful partnerships are now essential in business as never before. Collaborative Advantage is the professional's guide to making them work effectively in real life situations.' - Sir Peter Bonfield, Former CEO, British Telecom, Senior Non-Executive, AstraZeneca and Board Member, Sony Corporation

'In the new emerging logic of our times, wealth and strategic assets are more about creation of ideas, knowledge, relationships and trust than about owning and controlling tangible things. When seeing the world with such eyes,our capacity and capability for internal and external collaboration and cocreation becomes a decisive strategic advantage.This book is a great resource offering both reasons why and hands-on examples of how such collaborative advantage can be achieved.' - Goran Carstedt, Society for Organizational Learning, Former executive at Volvo and IKEA

'Any executive pondering the fundamentals of creating a collaborative work environment would do well to study these pages.' - Sean Silverthorne, Harvard Business School's Working Knowledge web site

'For anyone looking for ideas about how collaboration might be fostered for the benefit of separate teams or units within an organization, or even between separate organizations, there is a wealth of information.' - Richard Hugman, Journal of Interprofessional Care

'...the author has neatly presented the core issues based on her comprehensive and practical experience on the topic.' - Yue Xu, Journal of Management Development


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Lank, Elizabeth

    Pages 1-4

  • Developing a Common Language

    Lank, Elizabeth

    Pages 5-23

  • Preparing to Collaborate

    Lank, Elizabeth

    Pages 25-41

  • Structuring

    Lank, Elizabeth

    Pages 43-57

  • Integrating the Team and Agreeing Joint Outcomes

    Lank, Elizabeth

    Pages 59-73

Buy this book

eBook £32.99
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Hardcover £44.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover £42.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Collaborative Advantage
Book Subtitle
How Organisations Win by Working Together
Authors
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-51139-2
DOI
10.1057/9780230511392
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-9345-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-54405-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 176
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