Getting Collaboration Right in an Emergency

In September this year the USA magazine Government Technology published an article ‘Hard-Won Experience: Lessons from America’s Biggest Disasters and Emergencies’ where four technology leaders with roles in Hurricane Katrina, the Boston Bombings, and Superstorm Sandy were interviewed. As expected their comments were experiential, insightful and useful. Two things in particular struck me: the commonality of content with lessons from crisis events here in Australia; and the focus on collaboration. The article summarized their views into 12 ‘Lessons Learned’. By my assessment six, or exactly half, of those lessons relate directly to the need for collaboration:… Read More