Unpacking collaboration and cooperation?

Clark Quinn

My colleague, Harold Jarche ( the PKM guy), has maintained that cooperation is of more value than collaboration. So here’s a stab an unpacking collaboration and cooperation. However, I like to think of collaboration as a higher form of thinking.

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?

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working collaboratively and learning cooperatively

Harold Jarche

Collaboration + Cooperation. Two types of behaviours are necessary in the network era workplace — collaboration and cooperation. Cooperation is not the same as collaboration, though they are complementary. Cooperation differs from collaboration in that it is sharing freely without any expectation of reciprocation or reward. Collaboration is working together for a common objective, often externally directed by management or a client.

continuous learning for collaboration

Harold Jarche

Team collaboration tools support the real social learning at work. How can I collaborate better? Team collaboration. Collaboration is what happens when people work together for a common cause. To be effective, collaborative work needs to be done by cooperative people. Collaboration is working together for a common goal, often directed from above or outside the team. Jon Friedman identified three major problem areas in 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. The various increases, however, occur one after the other, and is somewhat dependent on both the use of collaboration methods and the speed at which each stage occurs. How should one actually collaborate ?

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.), so too will an increase be found in knowledge, engagement, networks and performance of said individual participating in the collaboration experience. Next up will be “The Collaboration Cycle”.

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. In his excellent research report on the subject, Owyang explains what the collaborative economy is all about. We refer to this trend as the Collaborative Economy , defined as.

Collaboration Workflow 101

Dan Pontefract

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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. It’s time to try to reconcile those, and propose why I think collaboration is a new business watchword. So, Harold argues that there are two key ways of working, collaborating and cooperating.

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. Organizations need to extend the notion of work beyond collaboration, beyond teams, and beyond the corporate fire wall.

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.

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.

Being clear on collaboration

Clark Quinn

Twice recently, I’ve been confronted with systems that claim to be collaboration platforms. And I think distributed collaboration is one of the most powerful options we have for accelerating our innovation. Now, true collaboration is powerful. By collaboration in this sense I mean working together to create a shared representation. So one supported ‘collaborative conversations’ Um, aren’t conversations inherently collaborative?

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.

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. The article goes on to show that collaboration works when: we work with people with different skills; we do what each person does best; and. This shows the underlying problem with 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 cycleYou're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: I am not intermittent nor ephemeral for I travel on ubiquitous source. ‘Hope springs eternal’ you say? Aye, this rivulet does meander with hope but ’tis crowded by dangling bystanders.

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

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. The post Collaborating when it matters appeared first on Learnlets. 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.

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. With the Internet, never before has it been so easy to collaborate, yet within many organizations it’s often more difficult. Do you need a Chief Collaboration Officer?

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. To then finish up with this other really nice quote that clearly differentiates what collaboration and cooperation are, and what they are not: . Teams, groups, and markets collaborate.

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. Tweet This cartoon, by Hugh Macleod of GapingVoid , pretty well sums up my last few years.

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.

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

imagining open collaboration

Harold Jarche

The type of knowledge we need to make critical decisions is often emergent, in that it emerges over time through what my colleague Clark Quinn calls ‘open collaboration’ “This is what decision-making looks like when it matters and it’s new: open collaboration … The details are not trivial, they’re critical. We need to learn when and how to collaborate. At work and in school we are pretty good at creating documentation to share explicit knowledge.

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. As minions scurry about, leaving traces of their collaboration and knowledge-sharing, managers will be able to see the whole picture and make informed decisions.

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. Notice how these stated uses generally align with the collaborative & cooperative competencies I identified in my post on cooperation in the networked workplace. Most people want to be collaborative as well as cooperative in order to do better work.

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. You’ve now saved the 50% of your day currently devoted to answering email which you can now use being more non-collaborative on other initiatives and opportunities.

Open, Collaborative Trust Frameworks

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Open, collaborative approaches have been successfully applied to the development of some of the most consequential, disruptive initiatives of the past few decades, like the World Wide Web and Linux. In 2010, the World Economic Forum , - one of ID³'s collaborating institutions , - launched a project on Rethinking Personal Data. A couple of weeks ago I attended a workshop on Inventing the Future of Finance cosponsored by ID³ and the MIT Media Lab.

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. ‘Hope springs eternal’ you say? Aye, this rivulet does meander with hope but ’tis crowded by dangling bystanders. Low hanging fruit, I say, but there they remain perched and private.

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. Either way, it’s my opinion that the CEO of any organization (for profit or not-for-profit) truly needs to become a leader that isn’t just a Chief Executive Officer, rather, he/she needs to be much more collaborative , engaging and open. Organizations are changing.

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.

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.

The ABC’s of Collaboration

Dan Pontefract

In my book, Flat Army: Creating a Connected and Engaged Organization (Wiley) I define collaboration as follows: The unfettered allowance and encouragement of employees to both contribute and consume knowledge, insight or ideas with any direct relationship via professional or personal networks to achieve an outcome. Benevolent – To be disposed and to want to do good is a key part of being collaborative with others. Challenge – Groupthink does not equal collaboration.

Collaborative Modelling in AR (and VR)

Clark Quinn

And one that I thought was intriguing was co-creating, in particular collaboratively creating models that were explanatory and predictive. And, we know that collaboration is more powerful than solo ideation. So, a real opportunity is to collaborate to create models. What I was thinking of, extending my thoughts about AR in general , that annotating the world is valuable, but how about collaboratively annotating the world? They might even collaborate on doing that.

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

Piecing together collaboration and cooperation

Clark Quinn

In an insightful piece , Harold Jarche puts together how collaboration and cooperation are needed to make organizations work ‘smarter’, integrating workgroups with the broader social network by using communities of practice as the intermediary.

The digital collaboration industry continues to flourish

Dion Hinchcliffe

Far from maturing, the collaboration tool space is busier than ever evolving, branching out, and multiplying. CollaborationBut are organizations able to adopt so many different ways of working together?

Now try "Collaborative Consumption"

Nine Shift

Here's a related business concept to excess capacity, called collaborative consumption. A young man in our community asked Julie and TAP, our local progressive organization, about working with young people on creating a rental store. People would loan or donate items for which they have at the house but do not use regularly, like a turkey pot, or a hole digger. Whenever you need something, you rent it instead of buying it.

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. This will inevitably require a high degree of: Collaboration. In order to build this you first must understand: What collaboration is needed between whom? How can we foster and enable that collaboration?

Collaboration is work

Harold Jarche

Tweet As I get together with my Internet Time Alliance colleagues here in California, I really appreciate all of the connecting and conversing we’ve done over the past two years, as our shared experiences ease the path to further collaboration. Working collaboratively and effectively is a challenge for all organizations and must be continuously renegotiated as conditions change. Collaboration is not the same as cooperation.

Collaboration and Cooperation

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Can we say it has a direct parallelism with the distinction Collaboration vs Cooperation? Collaboration belongs to groups, while cooperation is typical of a network. Diversity - in the case of a collaboration, diversity of aim or objective is not desired. Interactivity - in the case of a collaboration, information typically diffuses from the centre to the periphery as people receive their 'marching orders'.

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. Change Agents Worldwide is a new type of consultancy, which functions as a transparent cooperative.