The ABC’s of Collaboration

Dan Pontefract

If we were to elaborate on the definition, we might suggest there are ‘The ABC’s of Collaboration’ : Accessible – Be approachable & available to your team & those who expect your insight & opinions. Challenge – Groupthink does not equal collaboration.

connecting cooperation and collaboration

Harold Jarche

According to The Collaboration Paradox: Why Working Together Often Yields Weaker Results , some of the reasons that workplace collaboration fails is due to: overconfidence in our collective thinking; peer pressure to conform; and. This shows the underlying problem with collaboration.

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Mastering the Art of Collaboration Through Conversation

Luis Suarez

Collaboration is probably one of the most loaded words in today’s workplace that I can think of (And I am pretty sure there are plenty of other good candidates out there as well!) So when I started reading through Andrew’s article about ‘ How much collaboration is too much? ’

imagining open collaboration

Harold Jarche

We need to learn when and how to collaborate. We need to design our workplace structures and systems so that open collaboration can help each and every worker make critical decisions. At work and in school we are pretty good at creating documentation to share explicit knowledge.

Collaboration Workflow 101

Dan Pontefract

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The Collaboration Commons Idea

Dan Pontefract

One of the problems that I see occurring in both offices and schools is we’re often stuck with 19 th century collaboration infrastructure with 21 st century technology and wishes. Perhaps we start thinking about the ‘ Collaboration Commons’.

Beyond collaboration

Harold Jarche

Jay Rosen talks about covering wicked problems and describes how journalists could address this “beat” I think that these approaches align quite well with my Collaboration/Cooperation – Work/Learning framework, based on the working smarter graphic here.

An Infographic Depicting Learning & Collaboration in Action

Dan Pontefract

By way of example, at TELUS, we put together an infographic showcasing four years of change as it relates to our learning and collaboration strategy. collaboration Culture engagement learning infographic

Stop Blaming the Tools when Collaboration Fails

Luis Suarez

. We, human beings, seem to always be very keen on blaming the tools (and technology, in general, for that matter) whenever things just don’t work out all right , specially, in the collaboration space. Collaborative technologies by themselves are not the problem.

How digital collaboration will evolve in 2015

Dion Hinchcliffe

Providing a usable digital workplace today increasingly means giving access to a wider set of collaboration tools as part of an open adoption approach that''s is more dynamic, user-centric, and strategic. Collaboration

Collaboration Workflow 101

Dan Pontefract

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Extending collaboration toward cooperation

Harold Jarche

Mostly for internal collaboration, according to an Ipsos study commissioned by Microsoft to survey 9,908 global information workers about how they use social tools to get work done, available at The Worldwide Watercooler. Collaboration is just getting things done; important but not sufficient.

Managing Collaboration

Harold Jarche

Tweet My colleague Jane Hart asks who should be your Chief Collaboration Officer (CCO)? It’s a good question, given the growing importance of working collaboratively in the 21st century workplace. Collaboration is a key part of creative work.

Collaborators, Cooperators and People I Learn From

Luis Suarez

Finally, after a good few days of tinkering Collaborators , Cooperators and People I Learn From were born. . Collaborators , Cooperators and People I Learn From. Working together, for me, can be seen in terms of two different types of interactions: collaboration and / or cooperation.

Making collaborative work work

Harold Jarche

Tweet Everyone talks about collaboration in the workplace today but what does it really mean? Blogs and Wikis are inherently more transparent than email, where 90% of collaboration occurs. How do you get from here to there?

The Collaboration Cycle

Dan Pontefract

In a previous instalment entitled “ The Collaboration Curve ”, I discussed the basic premise that over a period of time and as the use of collaboration methods increase, a user’s knowledge, engagement, network and ultimately their performance would increase.

The difference between social learning and social collaboration

Jane Hart

In my framework of Modern Workplace Learning (see diagram on right) I use the term social collaboration to label an important new element of work of the modern-day L&D department.

The Collaboration Curve

Dan Pontefract

and rephrase as Collaboration , I thought it would be a good time to introduce “ The Collaboration Curve ”. . Over a period of time, and as collaboration methods between citizens increase (employee to employee, employee to customer, student to faculty, etc.),

Collaboration, Communication, and Cooperation

Clark Quinn

In thinking about the Coherent Organization , the original proposal from my colleague Harold Jarche was that were two key attitudes: collaboration and cooperation. And I find myself talking about collaboration and communication. So why do I talk about communication and collaboration?

In networks, cooperation trumps collaboration

Harold Jarche

In networks, cooperation trumps collaboration. Collaboration happens around some kind of plan or structure, while cooperation presumes the freedom of individuals to join and participate. Stephen Downes commented here on the differences: collaboration means ‘working together’.

How to become a Collaboration Consultant

Jane Hart

Next public online workshop: 9 November – 4 December 2015 In the workplace, people learn continuously as a result of working in their teams.

Collaborating when it matters

Clark Quinn

Collaboration was critical. This is what decision-making looks like when it matters and it’s new: open collaboration. We need to learn when and how to collaborate. A dear friend and colleague just wrote about his recent (and urgent) chemo and surgery. I won’t bore you with the details (the odds are you don’t know him), but one thing stuck with me that I do want to share.

The Soft Skills of Collaboration and The Social Enterprise

Luis Suarez

She eventually comes to talk about the stuff that most folks haven’t considered just yet in any open and transparent collaborative and knowledge sharing environment. Specially, since not all of us are true, natural collaborators. Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

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Moving forward with Social Collaboration

Harold Jarche

Please sign up and join us on Thursday, 12 December for Moving forward with Social Collaboration in partnership with Socialcast by VMware. Just as the railroads need a precise sense of time, our new economy demands new precision in ideas like collaboration, work, trust, community and value.

Teamwork Needs Healthy Friction to Collaborate and Get Work Done More Effectively

Luis Suarez

Who would have thought cooking together would provide just the perfect level of healthy friction you would need to help your team(s) members collaborate more openly and effectively to get even more work done? Collaboration Communities Employee Engagement Enterprise2.0

Collaboration is a means not an end

Harold Jarche

Collaboration Isn’t Working: What We Have Here is a Chasm writes Deb Lavoy in CMS Wire. Why do we not yet have 100 words for different kinds of collaboration and teams, as expert in it as we think Eskimos are about snow?

The Role of the Collaboration Advisor

Jane Hart

Today I want to look at the role of the Collaboration Advisor. For many organizations as well as the workers within them, this is going to be a fundamental new approach to working (and learning), so they are likely to need a lot of support as they adopt these new collaboration practices.

Social Collaboration 101 (Online Workshop)

Jane Hart

Next public online workshop runs: 4 – 29 May In the workplace, people learn continuously as a result of working in their teams. The advent of social technologies brings huge benefits to a work team, including the facility to improve communication, enhance continuous learning and performance improvement and capture organisational knowledge. This is known as social […]. Social learning

Peering deeply into collaboration

Harold Jarche

Dion Hinchcliffe recently took a look at the evolution of workplace collaboration technologies and the move toward data-driven control by organizational leadership. Essentially, it’s applying IBM’s Watson-style machine learning to the full collaborative output of your organization.

Enterprises confront the reality of 'multilayered' collaboration

Dion Hinchcliffe

The arrival of wave after wave of new communications and collaboration tools has overwhelmed many IT organizations. CollaborationFar from blocking them, smart organizations are finding ways to bring order to the chaos.

A 20-minute Talk About Collaborative Leadership

Dan Pontefract

Here’s a 20-minute talk of mine, delivered at the SAP Sapphire Now conference in Orlando, Florida in June, 2014 where I discuss the Flat Army model, interspersed with metaphors and stories.

5 Ways to Become Less Collaborative at Work

Dan Pontefract

I spend so much time yammering – the word, not the product – about collaboration and how to become more collaborative as a leader (and team member) that over the years I’ve neglected those of you that are looking to become less collaborative.

Who should be your Chief Collaboration Officer?

Jane Hart

There have been a couple of posts recently on the topic of whether organisations need to have a new role of a Chief Collaboration Officer (CCO). Back in October 2010 Morten Hansen asked the question Who should be your Chief Collaboration Officer on the HBR Blog network.

20 contemporary enterprise collaboration tools

Dion Hinchcliffe

Innovation in enterprise collaboration software continues unabated, to the point that there are nearly too many to keep track of. Collaboration Mobility Software Enterprise 2.0 Here are 20 interesting new or established players you may not have heard of. Social Enterprise

Enterprises confront the reality of 'multilayered' collaboration

Dion Hinchcliffe

The arrival of wave after wave of new communications and collaboration tools has overwhelmed many IT organizations. Far from blocking them, smart organizations are finding ways to bring order to the chaos

How digital collaboration will evolve in 2015

Dion Hinchcliffe

Providing a usable digital workplace today increasingly means giving access to a wider set of collaboration tools as part of an open adoption approach that''s is more dynamic, user-centric, and strategic. Collaboration

The difference between social learning and social collaboration

Jane Hart

In my framework of Modern Workplace Learning (see diagram on right) I use the term s ocial collaboration to label an important new element of work of the modern-day L&D department. Here is a chart that shows the extent, as well as some of the features of different types of social learning in an organisation – with the red bordered area showing the work that can be described as social collaboration. So why is there a need to focus on social collaboration ?

Teasing apart cooperation and collaboration

Clark Quinn

There have been a couple of recent proposals about the relative role of cooperation and collaboration, and I’m trying to make sense of them. He has coordination as a subsidiary to cooperation and on to collaboration. And collaboration is when we’re working together with a goal but not clear how we’ll get there. He sees collaboration as working together to achieve a goal that’s for the organization, whereas cooperation goes beyond.

The New CEO Acronym: Collaborative, Engaging & Open

Dan Pontefract

Others may be fine economically and growth-wise, but their transformation is caused by internal employees self-organizing for the purpose of becoming more collaborative, more engaged and certainly more open. collaboration leadership CEO engagement openOrganizations are changing.

From Social Learning to Workforce Collaboration

Jane Hart

Eagle-eyed readers will have noticed that I’ve changed this blog’s title from “Learning in the Social Workplace” to “Workforce Collaboration” Why? So, since people learn from one another as a consequence of working together, rather than focusing exclusively on the learning, I think it is about helping them work collaboratively and enabling learning to take place as part of that process. Collaboration Social learning