Building a collaborative organization is not easy. Collaboration is not a rule you can set; it is an organizational culture that is embraced by its members. But where do you start? What is important? Here are four important things you should keep in mind.
1. Do it as an innovation platform.
In order to succeed in collaboration world, you cannot just think of yourself as a content provider or as someone creating an initiative, product, or service, instead become the curator, someone how create a context or platform that allows other people to self-organize and creates things that are valuable for both you and them. And maybe even for the world, don’t just load it up with static content. Instead, create the framework and tools for other to create their content and build communities.
Because of the networked age, organizations can be much more than just organizations. They can be platforms for value creation, creating a platform for innovation expand the power of a larger more diverse and ultimately more capable network of contributors than you could ever find in a single organization. Building an open and intelligent network for transportation innovation could help convene communities around shared problem.