working collaboratively and learning cooperatively

Harold Jarche

Fifty-eight of the top Fortune 200 companies bought into Six Sigma, attesting to the appeal of eliminating errors. The results of this ‘experiment’ were striking: 91 per cent of the Six Sigma companies failed to keep up with the S&P 500 because Six Sigma got in the way of innovation.

Companies and Movements

John Hagel

Movements and companies – what’s the intersection between these two? Sure, there are movements against companies – we all can name dozens of boycotts against specific companies for a variety of reasons, ranging from unfair labor practices to the politics of the countries they’re from. Even the labor movement that gave rise to Labor Day was at one level a movement against companies. But, what about companies that are catalysts and drivers of movements of their own?

There Is Nothing Wrong With The Term ‘Company Culture’

Dan Pontefract

The headline from Harvard Business Review read, Why “Company Culture” Is a Misleading Term. I’m here to defend the term, “Company Culture” But first, a bit of a background to the author. ” Is there no “company culture” present in Japan?

Should Companies Block Access to Digital Tools?

Luis Suarez

In “ Should Companies Allow Facebook at Work? ” he comes to talk about that number of companies out there who, still, in 2013!, Collaboration. You are the antithesis of collaboration […] “ Actually, I would go even further.

Connecting Companies and Markets

Harold Jarche

Companies therefore need to push work beyond daily practice and out to communities and networks. Transparency improves collaboration to get tasks done better. Connecting companies to markets in the network era. Collaboration is not the same as 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.

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.

Liberate Your Company Through Employee Engagement

Luis Suarez

This is the main reason and biggest issue why most companies are talking about employee engagement as a way to retain their talent, but why they also keep failing to deliver, because they aren’t capable of coming through to meet the needs of that social contract. .

Should Companies Allow Facebook at Work?

Dan Pontefract

Enjoy this phenomenon called collaboration. Social is the new normal; you are the antithesis of collaboration. Late last year I was at a dinner with a Board I won’t mention by name. There were roughly 50 people at the event.

Power Shift – People Running Companies by Apple?

Luis Suarez

The balance of power from companies running people to, hopefully, people running companies ” [Emphasis mine]. Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

The Collaborative, Sharing Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few weeks ago I wrote about my recent participation in the 2013 Roundtable on Institutional Innovation , an Aspen Institute event that took a close look at the impact of digital technologies on the evolution of companies and other organizations.

Create a Collaborative Company Culture with an LMS


When an entire organization of individuals is united in their mission and undergirded by collaboration, nothing is impossible for them. Some companies have a culture that is richly collaborative. Does your company host this type of culture? They all promote collaboration.

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

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.

How To Build A Truly Purpose-Driven Company Through The Example Of Stocksy

Dan Pontefract

In fact, the company celebrated its 2 billionth Uber ride this past July. Whichever way you slice it, both companies are wreaking havoc on existing business models. These are not truly “sharing economy” companies.

What Makes a Company Good at IT?

Andy McAfee

It described some recent research we’ve been working on, in collaboration with McKinsey, on the broad question what makes a company ‘good at IT?’ This relates a company’s inputs (capital, labor, IT, and so on) to outputs like revenue and value-added.

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.

Chance favours the Connected Company

Harold Jarche

Openness can help with internal task coordination, and transparency can improve collaboration amongst teams, while cooperation in diverse external networks can lead to improved innovation.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Xyleme Named to 2019 Training Industry Top 20 Authoring Tools Companies List


Raleigh, NC – February 7, 2019 – Training Industry today announced that Xyleme has been selected as part of the 2019 Top Training Companies lists for the Authoring Tools sector of the learning and development market. View the 2019 Top 20 Authoring Tools Companies.

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

Why People and Companies Die While Cities Keep Growing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In particular, he wondered if we could apply empirical, quantifiable and predictive scientific methods to help us better understand complex biological organisms and social organizations like cities and companies. How come cities live forever, while companies do not?

Making collaborative work work

Harold Jarche

Tweet Everyone talks about collaboration in the workplace today but what does it really mean? This can be enabled by social media but note that social media also make the company culture transparent.

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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Distributed research needs collaborative researchers

Harold Jarche

We believe we do certain things well in research but we want to work with more outside companies, startup biotechs, with universities.”. But to be more innovative, companies must first become open and transparent.

The Art of Collaborating Effectively in Virtual Teams

Luis Suarez

Plenty of people say that collaboration is not an easy task, whether face to face or whether remote, but certainly it looks like collaborating effectively online still presents a good bunch of challenges and issues, and Aliza’s article surely highlights some of the most relevant ones.

Is Your Company Culture Linked to Social Learning Success?

Dan Pontefract

A wonderful article was recently posted by Marcia Conner and Steve LeBlanc over at Fast Company entitled “ Where Social Learning Thrives “ The entire piece purports that a fun, productive and consistent culture will help ensure social learning takes flight.

Case Study: Tim Hockey, a Collaborative & Transparent CEO

Dan Pontefract

I have never worked for the company. The company I am referring to is TD Canada Trust. Tim believes there is a direct relationship between customer service excellence, culture and collaboration. collaboration leadership case study CEO td canada trust tim hockey transparent

The Future of Collaboration Lies in Human Resources AND Management’s Hands

Luis Suarez

“ Here we are, 2014 and still wondering what the future of collaboration is — as if we didn’t know already. Despite all efforts to trump it or get rid of it altogether in favour of other noble concepts like cooperation , the hard truth is that collaboration has always been here. It’s because all along, knowledge workers have been encouraged to compete with one another versus helping, caring or collaborating with one another.

Collaborative intelligence

Jay Cross

The title of her session: Evolving Collaborative Intelligence. Zann covered so much ground and presented so many provocative frameworks that I can only offer you a few sound bites from my notes: Collaborative intelligence is more important than collective intelligence.

Exploring IBM's vision for enterprise collaboration

Dion Hinchcliffe

The company that first brought the industry the then-breakthrough technology of groupware in the 1990s is now moving towards cognitive collaboration for differentiation, says IBM's new head of collaboration, Ed Brill, as he grapples with the company's many offerings in the space

Learning in the Collaboration Age (original post)

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.

Conversations and collaboration

Harold Jarche

In recent years [late 1990's], the percentage has dropped 15 to 20 points, and in the case of one company I worked with recently, it has fallen as low as 10 percent! What we really need are systems and processes for collaborative work (enterprise 2.0). Tweet.

How Do You Know When You Have Reached a Collaborative Culture?

Dan Pontefract

Someday, whilst I still inhabit this fine planet of ours, I believe all organizations will be brimming across the diversity of employees, departments and business units truly demonstrating and employing a collaborative culture. Sadly, I am not in possession of a collaboration crystal ball.

Why your networks and collaboration are at the heart of the value you create

Ross Dawson

In this sense, large companies are often a highly liquid collection of motivated individuals; many of whom will coalesce for only weeks at a time on any one project. Business relationships Collaboration Crowdsourcing Future of business Future of work SME Technology Social networks

Should Your Company Get on the Blockchain Learning Curve Now or Wait?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Internet and associated technologies like smartphones and cloud computing have significantly lowered the costs of collaboration and experimentation, enabling innovations to emerge more rapidly. What should your company do?

Transmedia Storytelling and Collaborative Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In a follow-on 2011 tutorial, Transmedia 202: Further Reflections , Jenkins adds that transmedia storytelling should not only continue to develop a story across each new medium, but “most important, true transmedia should involve its audience in expanding the story through co-creation and collaboration.” It reminds me of collaborative innovation , one of the most important concepts that many companies in the IT industry have embraced over the past decade. .

Workforce collaboration

Harold Jarche

However, this McKinsey Report on Using technology to improve workforce collaboration actually held my attention. The authors describe how companies can see large savings by using web technologies for collaboration (not a new concept). P&G increased its use of collaborative web technologies and in addition mandated that 50% of new product development come from outside the company.

Bill Clinton On "Creative Networks of Collaboration"

Steven Berlin Johnson

A few minutes later in the Clinton interview, the conversation turned to the role of corporations in global change: I think first of all more of our companies are involved globally, and more of our citizens are involved through non-governmental organizations, even if it’s just through Internet giving, modest amounts of money. But I think that a lot of these companies will continue to lead the way.

Linking Company Growth to Enterprise 2.0 & Learning 2.0

Dan Pontefract

Fostering collaboration and knowledge sharing. To foster collaboration and knowledge sharing, we start first with a leadership framework that encourages this in the first place.