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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

The politics of collaboration

Very interesting article on the political nature of collaboration tech/IT projects, such as web2.0 technologies:

The three most common objections raised to any new collaboration technology (including Web 2.0 ) are security (access control, compliance and governance); cost (initial price and TCO); and productivity (which processes the technology supports and what is the expected cut in cycle times if everything goes well). In working with clients on these objections we find that they often become political. Selection of the collaboration technology is political, who uses it and how can become political. Any resources dedicated to a collaboration project often become political. Changes in compensation to support collaborative behaviors become political. In essence, anything to do with collaboration can become political very quickly!

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