Time busting, silo demolishing collaboration

Techies from IT world keep on spewing out such enticing words from time to time. It is rare to find true time busting collaboration that demolishes functional silos in companies. When it comes big companies and their product creation programs R & D, Marketing, engineering, manufacturing, sales and all other people appear to be from different planets. So when for its new 787, Boeing does something radically different and involves not just its own people but vendors across the continents it is very heartening. Take a look Boeing and Art of Global Collaboration That collaboration is essential for complex products and for crashing launch cycle times is known. There are several challenges one -a conceptual framework that creates processes and structures to support collaboration two -technology three -mindset of people four -last but not the least setting dramatically stimulating and worthwhile goals The roles of a top leader, an architect / cheerleader / visionary rolled into one, a mentor and a coach who provides the conceptual framework become critical for a product creation process that has dramatic output. Hemant

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