Ebook review: Working collaboratively by Penny Walker
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Penny Walker / Do Sustainability / ebook / £30 / ISBN: 978-1-909293-79-3
This ebook is one of the “Do shorts” series, which outlines the principles and best practices required to work effectively in sustainability. It aims to identify and summarise the methods through which organisations collaborate.
The ebook is presented in an attractive and easy-to-read style by an author who has taken great care to ensure her writing works in such an extremely concise format. Helpful tables and matrices are displayed throughout the book to help the reader understand the challenges associated with collaboration systems and, most importantly, potential solutions.
Particularly effective is the use of real-life situations and collaborative initiatives from industry to explain the process from start to finish and to highlight the obstacles that were faced. The book outlines, for example, the most successful face-to-face techniques used during workshops and in meetings to create a unified goal among diverse parties.
This Do short is extremely comprehensive and I thoroughly recommend it for anyone considering taking part or leading a collaborative initiative at any level of an organisation.
David Dowson, AIEMA, sustainability adviser at Skanska
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