Susan Cohen

Complex Collaborations

Complex Collaborations I just read a new book entitled Business Without Boundaries:  An Action Framework for Collaborating Across Time, Distance, Organization, and Culture.  I happen to know one of the authors, Don Mankin, who was on our trip to Antarctica last year.  The book is a good, quick read for anyone running an organization that requires any degree of complex collaboration, whether in the form of multiple offices with a single company, close relationships with suppliers or customers or channel partners, or even a joint venture. Mankin and his co-author Susan Cohen present three case studies:  John Deere, Radica, and Solectron.  They then tie their learnings together into a solid framework that’s almost a how-to checklist for organization leaders to…