You don't need to own a Kindle device to enjoy Kindle books. Download one of our FREE Kindle apps to start reading Kindle books on all your devices.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Digital List Price: $44.02
Kindle Price: $24.21

Save $19.81 (45%)

includes tax, if applicable

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Smart Collaboration: How Professionals and Their Firms Succeed by Breaking Down Silos by [Gardner, Heidi K.]
Audible Narration
Playing...
Loading...
Paused
Kindle App Ad

Smart Collaboration: How Professionals and Their Firms Succeed by Breaking Down Silos Kindle Edition

5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review

See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle
$24.21

Length: 266 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Audible Narration:
Audible Narration
Switch back and forth between reading the Kindle book and listening to the Audible narration. Add narration for a reduced price of $4.49 after you buy the Kindle book.
Ready
Language: English

Kindle Daily Deal: Save at least 70%
Each day we unveil a new book deal at a specially discounted price - for that day only. See today's deal or sign up for the newsletter

Product description

Review

ADVANCE PRAISE for Smart Collaboration
Scott McDonald, President and CEO, Oliver Wyman Group--
"Drawing on deep analysis and case studies across organizations, Gardner has turned a tricky topic--how to collaborate and why--into a set of clear prescriptions."
Jami McKeon, Chair, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP--
"Smart Collaboration makes a bulletproof case for why collaborating provides the best results for clients and just makes good business sense."
Richard Susskind, coauthor, The Future of the Professions--
"A remarkable blend of theory and practice, Gardner's work on collaboration is at once rigorous and actionable. Backed by extensive empirical research, her book offers crucial guidance for professionals who want to deepen their relationships with clients, improve the service they provide, and increase their profitability--and that should be all professionals."
J. Michael McGuire, CEO, Grant Thornton LLP--
"In Smart Collaboration, Gardner uses relevant case studies, sharp analysis, and straightforward writing to make this important point: well-structured collaboration among a firm's professionals is the path to a more interesting, satisfying, and profitable future for those talented people."
Matthew Layton, Global Managing Partner, Clifford Chance LLP--
"Gardner's extensive and robust research, coupled with her trademark humor and warmth, make for a compelling insight into the myths surrounding collaboration while also offering some very tangible solutions to how collaboration can and should be embraced to most powerfully serve clients."


"[Gardner] explains that in the modern world clients increasingly demand a highly sophisticated service when seeking solutions to complex problems. Such issues demand interdisciplinary teams." -- Forbes

"The book is persuasive and thorough... a good guide on collaboration and how to overcome the resistance of the solo player." -- Financial Times

"[Gardner proposes] clear methods to help leaders promote collaboration in and between their teams, to improve the client experience and to attract and retain talent.... always with a view to ensuring that collaboration remains a useful tool and does not become an end in itself." -- Business Digest (France)

"Gardner's insights offer valuable guidance for any knowledge-based organization that needs to bring teams of people together to innovate, create, and implement complex business solutions... She also offers practical advice on issues such as creating the right compensation systems, knowledge sharing and collaborative technology platforms." -- Developing Leaders

"a practical, research-grounded, book on collaboration." -- CHOICE, the publication of the American Library Association

..". valuable material to those of us who recognise that incremental change is, in reality, more sustainable and valuable. And that getting better at this is not a nice-to-have, it is vital." -- Legal Business magazine

ADVANCE PRAISE for Smart Collaboration

Scott McDonald, President and CEO, Oliver Wyman Group--
"Drawing on deep analysis and case studies across organizations, Gardner has turned a tricky topic--how to collaborate and why--into a set of clear prescriptions."

Jami McKeon, Chair, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP--
"Smart Collaboration makes a bulletproof case for why collaborating provides the best results for clients and just makes good business sense."

Richard Susskind, coauthor, The Future of the Professions--
"A remarkable blend of theory and practice, Gardner's work on collaboration is at once rigorous and actionable. Backed by extensive empirical research, her book offers crucial guidance for professionals who want to deepen their relationships with clients, improve the service they provide, and increase their profitability--and that should be all professionals."

J. Michael McGuire, CEO, Grant Thornton LLP--
"In Smart Collaboration, Gardner uses relevant case studies, sharp analysis, and straightforward writing to make this important point: well-structured collaboration among a firm's professionals is the path to a more interesting, satisfying, and profitable future for those talented people."

Matthew Layton, Global Managing Partner, Clifford Chance LLP--
"Gardner's extensive and robust research, coupled with her trademark humor and warmth, make for a compelling insight into the myths surrounding collaboration while also offering some very tangible solutions to how collaboration can and should be embraced to most powerfully serve clients."

Product Description

Not all collaboration is smart. Make sure you do it right.

Professional service firms face a serious challenge. Their clients increasingly need them to solve complex problems—everything from regulatory compliance to cybersecurity, the kinds of problems that only teams of multidisciplinary experts can tackle.

Yet most firms have carved up their highly specialized, professional experts into narrowly defined practice areas, and collaborating across these silos is often messy, risky, and expensive. Unless you know why you’re collaborating and how to do it effectively, it may not be smart at all. That’s especially true for partners who have built their reputations and client rosters independently, not by working with peers.

In Smart Collaboration, Heidi K. Gardner shows that firms earn higher margins, inspire greater client loyalty, attract and retain the best talent, and gain a competitive edge when specialists collaborate across functional boundaries. Gardner, a former McKinsey consultant and Harvard Business School professor now lecturing at Harvard Law School, has spent over a decade conducting in-depth studies of numerous global professional service firms. Her research with clients and the empirical results of her studies demonstrate clearly and convincingly that collaboration pays, for both professionals and their firms.

But Gardner also offers powerful prescriptions for how leaders can foster collaboration, move to higher-margin work, increase client satisfaction, improve lateral hiring, decrease enterprise risk, engage workers to contribute their utmost, break down silos, and boost their bottom line.

With case studies and real-world insights, Smart Collaboration delivers an authoritative case for the value of collaboration to today’s professionals, their firms, and their clients and shows you exactly how to achieve it.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1940 KB
  • Print Length: 266 pages
  • Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press (13 December 2016)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01H0824GC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #200,757 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
click to open popover

Customer reviews

Share your thoughts with other customers
See all 1 customer reviews

Top customer reviews

TOP 500 REVIEWER
6 January 2017
Format: Kindle Edition
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse

Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon.com

Amazon.com: 4.6 out of 5 stars 19 reviews
Jaime Fernandez Madero
5.0 out of 5 starsThought-provoking book
9 December 2016 - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
4 people found this helpful.
Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 starsSmart Collaboration is Smart Reading
19 December 2016 - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
3 people found this helpful.
Michael Dalis, DRIVE Sales Consulting
5.0 out of 5 starsSmart Collaboration is a Smart Buy
18 January 2017 - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
Sharon Weinberg
3.0 out of 5 starsIt is with these teams that there is often the greatest struggle for smart collaboration due to the cross-functional nature ...
2 October 2017 - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
Carolyn Manning
5.0 out of 5 starsPacked with Insights and Actions!
23 December 2016 - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
2 people found this helpful.

Where's My Stuff?

Delivery and Returns

Need Help?