re: What Collaboration Can And Can't Fix
@jacobm: Some good points, but one more suggestion: it is completely unnecessary for employees to e-mail files to themselves to make these available at home or elsewhere. I use Windows Live Mesh, which holds the documents folders on my office desktop and personal laptop in synchrony (in near-real-time), so when I use my laptop at home it automatically gets all the previous updates that I need from my office machine (and vice versa). Similarly, I spend about $100 a year on a remote web-enabled shell account on which I have set up a personal CVS repository to store files, which I can access from home or work, and potentially from anywhere if needed. For certain projects this is invaluable and I can retrieve earlier versions of documents easily. I wish companies would make such resources available to all, and that their use would become part of corporate work practices. This would cost very little and would yet save lots of time and increase productivity.