Whether you are a 5-person team or a 50,000 person company some of the same rules for successful collaboration apply. The more you share what you know the more it is worth; understanding a person's local context is more critical to successful collaboration than any technology you may use. Based on years of research, an encyclopedic knowledge of collaborative technologies, and a realization that collaboration is hard to do successfully, Mr. Coleman provides a holistic view on collaboration. Through a variety of contributions from his social networks, others have contributed their best rules for collaboration based on their experience. The holistic approach (People, Process and Technology) is the organizing principle for the book and each rule can be found in the appropriate section. Managers, CEOs, Venture Capitalists, or anyone that has to work with other people at a distance every day can get great benefit from this book.
Readers of this book will walk away with a much better idea how to be successful in their interactions with others via the computer. It will help people who are on teams separated geographically, as well as managers and executives. The book filled with high-tech nuggets of wisdom for programmers and IT professionals. But it also has practical rules that apply to anyone who works with others.