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EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE: WE’RE NOW ON AMAZON

We’re now up on Amazon, and available for sale.  Stay tuned for further updates on the Amazon site, including addition of the “Look Inside” featured text, plus a pending link to the Kindle version.  You can follow us here on the book’s blog site for more updates, on Twitter via @CollabDNA, or watch for the Amazon link:  http://amzn.to/collabdna.

We’re grateful for the positive feedback we’re getting, and for the many Kindle readers who have already started the conversation at hashtag #cdna.  Looking forward to connecting and comparing notes ..

   – Chris Jones and the Collaboration DNA team, 10/1/12.


It’s Time for New Choices (from the back cover)

More and more we’re called upon to collaborate – but the factors that determine our success can be elusive. Collaboration requires focus, intention, time and engagement, key elements that are far too scarce in the 21st Century.

Collaboration is a choice. And it’s a choice many will avoid.

With application across commercial, social and public domains, this book introduces Collaboration DNA as the basic building blocks of team-based problem solving, the tools needed to attack our ever more difficult challenges:

  • Frameworks – simple, accessible ways to describe our abstract ideas
  • Messaging – improving our communication through language, metaphor  & story
  • Relationships – exploring listening, culture change, interpersonal dynamics and new, more flexible modes of governance
  • Flow – expanding scenarios for space, roles and process, with a look at virtual tools and how social technologies are changing the game
  • Possibilities – looking at the evolution of  knowledge management, a return to critical thinking and a new appreciation for complexity

The world isn’t waiting for us. The pressure is on. We must find ways to unlock the potential of our organizations, many of them gridlocked by the structural hierarchies left over from the century-old Industrial Revolution. Collaboration is not easy. But it promises deep rewards for those who invest time in getting it right.

The DNA of Collaboration is a practical guide for teams who intend to do better. And it’s not just a book, it’s conversation. Keep an eye on hashtag #cdna as we begin to unpack the core topics online.

Follow us on Twitter: @collabdna (book) and @sourcepov (author).