In a recent article at ft.com, they look at what obstacles can prevent the collaboration in your company. They identify:
These people maybe ill-equipped to judge new ideas that come from within
-Leaders failing to promote energy
Are leaders feeding energy or are they draining it from their networks?
-Lack of management basics
Are new members to the team briefed properly? Are managers bringing them up to speed on the projects?
The article ends with this quote: You need to understand how informal, unseen networks can be encouraged to work to your benefit. This is where innovation will come from.
What do you think? What are some of the obstacles preventing collaboration in your business?