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In Collaborate or Perish! former Los Angeles police chief and New York police commissioner William Bratton and Harvard Kennedy School’s Zachary Tumin lay out a field-tested playbook for collaborating across the boundaries of our networked world. Today, when everyone is connected, collaboration is the game changer. Agencies and firms, citizens and groups who can collaborate, Bratton and Tumin argue, will thrive in the networked world; those who can’t are doomed to perish.
No one today is better known around the world for his ability to get citizens, governments, and industries working together to improve the safety of cities than William Bratton. At Harvard, Zachary Tumin has led senior executives from government and industry in executive sessions and classrooms for over a decade, burnishing a global reputation for insight and leadership. Together, Bratton and Tumin draw on in-depth accounts from Fortune 100 giants such as Alcoa, Wells Fargo, and Toyota; from masters of collaboration in education, social work, and the military; and from Bratton’s own storied career. Among the specific strategies they reveal:
• Start collaboration with a broad vision that supporters can add to and make their own
• Rightsize problems, and get value in the hands of users fast
• Get the right people involved—from sponsors to grass roots
• Make collaboration pay in the right currency—whether recognition, rewards, or revenue
Today companies and managers face unique challenges—and opportunities—in reaching out to others, thanks to the incredibly connected world in which we live. Bratton and Tumin provide practical strategies anyone can use, from the cubicle to the boardroom. This is the ultimate guide to getting things done in today’s networked world.
"In today’s competitive, global marketplace, the ability to collaborate with colleagues, business partners, other companies, and even other governments is more critical than ever. Former LAPD and NYC police commissioner Bratton and Harvard professor Tumin have joined forces to create this playbook on how to reach across boundaries to share information and get results. Using stories from their own experiences, the authors illustrate how radical collaboration can create new opportunities and enable companies, government agencies, and the military to compete. Among the diverse success stories highlighted are IBM, VISA, President Obama’s campaign, and the Massachusetts Division of Social Services. Additionally, Bratton draws heavily on his law enforcement experience to show examples of “in the trenches” collaboration, including the NYPD’s use of Compstat, a digital collaboration mapping New York’s neighborhoods. These real-life stories bring the concept of collaboration to life and underscore the importance of breaking down barriers in order to survive in an increasingly competitive world." --Publishers Weekly