Shawn Callahan at Anecdote has posted a thought-provoking quick quiz to help you determine how collaborative your organization really is. Once you tally your results, you'll find out whether you work in "collaboration nirvana" or "collaboration hell."
For those who would like to move out of collaboration hell and closer to collaboration nirvana, take a cold, hard look at what is required to create a culture of collaboration. Clearly this is something that demands tremendous leadership, consistent follow through, access to sensible tools, and careful hiring. In other words, it's a big project that cannot be accomplished unless it is a high priority for your organization.
All of which leads me to wonder how many true collaboration nirvanas exist in the workplace?