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The rise of collaboration teams

John Chambers, Cisco Systems chief executive officer, has a reputation for recognizing emerging technology trends and then having Cisco lead by example.

So his comments in the November issue of the Harvard Business Review, particularly on the shift to--and growing importance of--collaboration teams, makes interesting reading.

As Steve Kelman, the Harvard University professor and former OMB Administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy observes in his blog for GCN's sister publication, Federal Computer Week, the shift to a collaborative world that Chambers sees has important implications for those in government.

In particular, Kelman notes, Chamber's comment that 'At Cisco, our major priorities are managed not by our top five to 10 executives but instead by cross-functional, collaborative councils and boards.

You can read more of Kelman's take-away here.

Posted by Wyatt Kash on Nov 14, 2008 at 9:39 AM


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