Collaboration across organizational boundaries is often critical but difficult to achieve. 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.
David Gurteen's comments: I know Elizabeth well and hugely respect her work in this field and so am not surprised to find this a really great book. It is not about theory or concepts but a practical, pragmatic handbook of how to collaborate across organizational boundaries. Most chapters end with a checklist of things to do or consider and the book also has many short stories to emphasize her points. I'd highly recommend it.
Video: Knowledge Cafe at KM Egypt 2010
This video was taken at KM Egypt in September 2010 where I was invited to run a Knowledge Cafe.
It is probably one of the best videos that not only describes my Knowledge Cafes but where you also get to see it in action and hear some of the insights from the people taking part.
Note: the room and the tables are not the ideal setting for a Knowledge Cafe nor is the reporting back process but often the Cafe needs to be adapted to fit the room and the number of participants.
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