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 Office Servers and Services MVP, the Founder & CEO of CollabTalk LLC, an independent research and technical marketing services firm based in Salt Lake City, Utah, and CMO of, a blockchain-based video technology company.