No More Teams

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Crown Publishing Group, Apr 1, 1995 - Business & Economics - 241 pages
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For organizations that care about innovation,  individual creativity isn't enough anymore -- people  need to be in creative, collaborative  relationships. But without the knowledge and tools for  building these relationships, innovation expert Michael  Schrage argues, one will not be successful in the  offices of today and even less so in the  "virtual" offices of tomorrow. No More  Teams gives readers the tools and  techniques to go beyond the lazy cliches of  "teamwork" to the practical benefits of  collaboration. When Schrage studied the world's greatest  collaborations -- including Wozniak and Jobs,  Picasso and Braque, Watson and Crick -- he found that  instead of relying on charisma, they all created  "shared spaces" where they could play with  their ideas. By effectively using technological  tools available in most workplaces -- anything from  a felt tip pen and a napkin to specialized  computer software - -you can literally map your  discussion as it is happening, making it possible to  keep all the good ideas, cope with every objection,  handle conflicts as they arise, and, ultimately,  master the unknown.

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Contents

Why Collaboration Now?
1
Transmission Failures and Media Mythunderstandings
15
Collaboration
26
Copyright

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About the author (1995)

Schrage is a research associate at the MIT Media Lab, a Merrill Lynch Forum Innovation Fellow, and a columnist for FORTUNE magazine.

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