Another book for the pile. How we work together is just as important as how I work as an individual. Maybe even more so.
Kaliya's Musings: Personal Relationships are key to Knowledge Work
One of the myths of knowledge management that Susan E. Jackson and Niclas L. Erhardt debunk in Leading Organizational Learning: Harnessing the Power of Knowledge is that electronic communications is just as effective as meeting face to face. The authors counter that "personal relationships and face-to-face relationships are more essential than ever" in a knowledge-based economy. I know this to be true in my work. The first time I hear about new trends, emerging initiatives, upcoming conferences is through my human contacts that form my network.