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? ’

Collaboration

Euen Semple

I have always said that the first step to real collaboration, as opposed to just having a shared space to stick your unreadable documents, is having the self awareness, the humility, and the courage to admit that you need help. It''s one of those words isn''t it, that we all bandy around, slap on software, and feel superior if we think we do it. But what does it really mean? What does it look like? What does it take to make it happen?

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.

Collaboration Workflow 101

Dan Pontefract

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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.

collaborating with the enemy

Harold Jarche

Collaborating with the Enemy by Adam Kahane gives a framework of how to work with people you don’t agree with, like, or trust. Kahane developed it through his years of conducting collaboration workshops such as the Mont Fleur sessions to prepare for a post-apartheid South Africa.

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.),

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’.

The Collaborative, Sharing Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

One of the most intriguing was The Collaborative Economy , by Jeremiah Owyang , a partner and analyst at Altimeter Group , whose research focuses on the changing relationships between companies and their customers. . The collaborative economy feels very different.

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.

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.

Learning in the Collaboration Age

Charles Jennings

The Collaboration Age On a wider plane the Web has been the harbinger of the Collaboration Age. It has blown away many of the barriers to access and has reinforced the power and influence of collaboration and co-operation 1 over silo mentalities.

Collaboration Workflow 101

Dan Pontefract

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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.

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?

Credo of the Collaboration Canoe

Dan Pontefract

Will you encourage my canoe to collaborate, to create, to cultivate? collaboration communication Culture engagement leadership organization reciprocity collaboration curve collaboration cycle

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

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.

Musings On Collaboration, Cooperation and Coordination

Dan Pontefract

I’ve been thinking… Collaborate: working together across teams. Put differently… Dan's Related Posts: It’s Not So Hard To Be A Little More Cooperative Collaboration Is Not Just A Technology. collaboration cooperation coordinationCooperate: working together toward a common goal. Coordinate: working together in an organized way.

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.

A framework for industry leadership based on collaboration

Ross Dawson

As part of the workshop we used a framework that I originally developed over a decade ago in the context of collaboration in the financial services industry, but I have used in the last year in industries as diverse as healthcare, airlines, and professional services.

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.

Create, Collaborate

Harold Jarche

The Internet has allowed me to self-publish at will and get connected to a growing network of people, several of whom I have had opportunities to collaborate with. There are no more hierarchies between creation and collaboration. Never before has it been so easy to collaborate.

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.

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.

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.

Collaborative Working & Learning Workshop

Jane Hart

Teams have been collaborating for years, but with new social technologies this has become a powerful new concept, as it allows individuals to share their knowledge and experiences with one another on a continuous basis so that the team, community or group can work and learn together.

Meaning Conference Highlights – A Collaborative Future #lawwe

Luis Suarez

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Collaboration Is Not Just A Technology. It’s A Behavior.

Dan Pontefract

The key for leaders to understanding collaboration is that it is not a technology. Behaviour collaboration flat army Connect considerIt is a behavior. But like a muscle, it is also. Dan's Related Posts: Flexible Working Works That Decision Is Above My Pay-Grade How to ‘Take One for the Team’ the FLAT ARMY cheat sheet The Social C-Suite.

The state of social collaboration

Jane Hart

“Why social collaboration? Based on proximity, people are not likely to collaborate very often if they are more than 50 feet apart” Thomas Allen, 1977.

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.

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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.

Collaboration in the Enterprise Infographic

Jane Hart

The following infographic comes courtesy of the Socialcast blog, where they say: “Collaboration is based on the idea that sharing knowledge through cooperation helps solve problems more efficiently. CollaborationIn the enterprise, this principle couldn’t be more true, especially as more and more employees are engaging with one another through asynchronous, socially-geared technology.&#.

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.

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 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.

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.

Credo of the Collaboration Canoe

Dan Pontefract

Will you encourage my canoe to collaborate, to create, to cultivate? collaboration communication Culture engagement leadership organization reciprocity collaboration curve collaboration cycleI am not intermittent nor ephemeral for I travel on ubiquitous source.

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.

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

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.

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

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’.