Collaboration at Microsoft Research

Dharmendra S. Modha is a senior manager of cognitive computing at IBM Research, leading a team of scientists that is designing a radical new software ecosystem inspired by the human brain. Here’s what Modha says about this leadership experience, in today’s New York Times*:

This experience has taught me valuable management lessons. In the coming years, it seems likely that organizations of all kinds, from the private and public sectors, will need to collaborate with one another in order to succeed….new paths to innovation will require people from different disciplines to work together….The key is to channel a group of superstars so that all are pulling in the same direction.”

If you want to know how to manage effective collaboration, take a look at my book Group Genius: The Creative Power of Collaboration (Basic Books, 2007).

*Modra, 2013 (Sunday, October 13). When debate stalls, try your paintbrush. New York Times, page BU 8.

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