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12 Habits of Highly Collaborative Organizations

Thanks for Erin Moloney (@ErinE) for pointing this out to me.  Jacob Morgan has a good article out at entitled, “The 12 Habits of Highly Collaborative Organizations“.  It’s worth a thorough read.  Here’s the accompanying diagram.

12 Principles of Collaboration

A pragmatic approach to collaboration

What I like about his 12 principles are that fact that it’s pragmatic and technology agnostic. At it’s heart, collaboration is an activity that technology can supplement and not a set of tasks that start with technology.   This pretty much sums up Jacob’s general approach.

So if there is so much variety here then how do we know what makes organizations successful?  The answer lies in chess.

I happen to be a big fan of chess, so much so that my business partner and I named our company Chess Media Group.  Did you know that there are more possible moves in a game of chess then there are atoms that exist in the universe and more moves then there are seconds that have elapsed since the big bang?  Chess is virtually an infinite game yet somehow we have grand-masters who are always at the top.  How do they succeed in this infinite game?  They identify patterns and look for identifiable scenarios. This same approach is applicable for collaboration.

Anyway, it’s worth a read so go to for the entire article and detail on each of the 12 principles.

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Michael Porter

Mike Porter leads the Strategic Advisors team for Perficient. He has more than 21 years of experience helping organizations with technology and digital transformation, specifically around solving business problems related to CRM and data.

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