Cisco’s Teamwork and Collaboration

Cisco CEO John Chambers explains how abandoning command-and-control leadership has enabled the company to innovate more quickly, using collaboration and teamwork. An excellent representation of? how to implement teamwork and collaboration while still reaping the effectiveness and efficiency.

Some of Cisco’s best practices were studied by NASA and here are a few of the recommendations that they made:

  1. Institutionalize collaboration with measurable collaboration criteria.
  2. Teamwork and collaboration should be part of the incentive plan for employee and executives.
  3. Technology enhancements like desktop and video conferencing and web-based tools to support collaboration.
  4. Policy changes for increased and flexible travel budgeting to support the growing importance of collaboration such as travel for lower level management and greater mobility opportunity for project management.

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