CEO’s on Collaboration

IBM’s consulting arm conducted an international survey of 765 CEO’s with some interesting results on collaboration:

  • More than 70% find it critical, and yet
  • only 47% of companies in mature markets say they collaborate extensively
  • and <75% in emerging markets say the same

IT is cited in the survey as most supporting collaboration beyond the company walls, whether through informal brainstorming, collaborative design, or data sharing among far-flung employees and partners. However, CEO’s seem to be out of step with this thinking. (InformationWeek, 3/6/06)

Christian Buckley

Christian is a Microsoft Regional Director and M365 Apps & Services MVP, and an award-winning product marketer and technology evangelist, based in Silicon Slopes (Lehi), Utah. He is the Director of North American Partner Management for leading ISV Rencore (, leads content strategy for TekkiGurus, and is an advisor for both revealit.TV and WellnessWits. He hosts the monthly #CollabTalk TweetJam, the weekly #CollabTalk Podcast, and the Microsoft 365 Ask-Me-Anything (#M365AMA) series.