Did you ever hear the story of how Cees (‘Case’) Links, whose boyish face lights up behind his glasses when he recounts it now, convinced Steve Jobs to embrace Wi-Fi, the wireless internet technology he co-invented? He spent almost a decade pursuing the idea, which nobody thought particularly useful. Until finally, in 2000, the tipping point arrived.
How well do people in your company work together across organizational units? Is your company structure rather hierarchical and formal or does it stimulate people to create cross-company networks? Are people able to collaborate effectively with people working in different…