Author Archives: Laura Weiss
October 10, 2011, 9:52 pm
Laura Weiss is vice president for service innovation at the Taproot Foundation, a nonprofit that makes pro bono talent available to organizations working to improve society. Before joining Taproot, Ms. Weiss was an associate partner at the design company IDEO. She is also a former architect and educator.
Here’s a suggestion for getting more out of a group that’s working together on something creative: get a room.
Most of us are tethered to our desks at the office, so collaboration often means e-mails, phone calls, and the occasional meeting to connect the dots. Sure, there are plenty of software products that can help teams collaborate when they aren’t in the same location. These are exciting developments, but on …