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 Workflow 101

Dan Pontefract

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‘Sharing’ culture

Clark Quinn

I was in a recent conversation about a company facing strong growth and worried about the impact on culture. Companies with a positive culture, a valuable offering, and a good business model are liable to face growth issues, and maintaining or starting a good culture becomes a critical issue to maintaining the organization’s success. This company had a positive culture, in that people were diverse, friendly, upbeat, and committed to contributing.

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. Final Stage – Culture Change.

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

Dan Pontefract

‘Tis my naivety or perhaps it’s my over exuberance for corporate culture karma. 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. What are the indicators that point to us stating, “yes, this is destination pervasive collaboration”. Sadly, I am not in possession of a collaboration crystal ball.

Apparently, Organizational Culture is Crap

Dan Pontefract

The one thing we can be assured of until humans safely land and colonize Mars is “ organizational culture ” will continue to be a topic of conversation. Google returns over 22 million hits when you search the term “ organizational cultur e” You can even read what Google has to say about its own culture. You may find it interesting to know, for example, that they “strive to maintain the open culture often associated with startups.”

Collaboration Workflow 101

Dan Pontefract

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The Connected Culture

Dan Pontefract

A ‘ connected culture ’ is one that simultaneously drives organizational clarity with precarious innovation. A ‘ connected culture’ , in its simplest, orderly and most chaotic form, refers to the point at which all employees act as one corporate organism. The ‘ connected culture’ of an organization is the point at which chaos meets order coupled by an infinite and unobstructed flow of corporate commonality. Collaboration & Learning.

Measuring Culture Change

Clark Quinn

Someone recently asked how you would go about measuring culture change, and I thought it’s an interesting question. A learning culture is optimal for organizational innovation and agility, and it’s likely that not all elements are already in place. Say, for instance, one desirable outcome of a learning culture would be, well, learning! Of course, if you were expecting other outcomes from your culture initiative, you’d naturally want aligned methods.

The Vital Role of Culture in Business

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The January-February issue of the Harvard Business Review spotlights The Culture Factor, with five articles on the subject. “ Culture is the tacit social order of an organization: It shapes attitudes and behaviors in wide-ranging and durable ways,” notes the issue’s lead article. “ Cultural norms define what is encouraged, discouraged, accepted, or rejected within a group. Attributes of Culture. Cultural Styles. Levers for Evolving Culture.

Corporate Culture in a Venn Diagram

Dan Pontefract

Therefore, I whipped up the “Corporate Culture in a Venn” diagram to depict something that does take into account four key factors: Self/Boss – Relationship or Transactional. In other words, a culture killer. collaboration employee engagement engagement leadership There is a diagram floating around LinkedIn and Twitter that attempts to illustrate an individual’s true ‘purpose’ It’s amusing to me, because it’s short-sighted.

The State of Culture, Collaboration & Enterprise 2.0 (Part 1 of 2)

Dan Pontefract

That is, you’ve been rolling out a litany of Enterprise 2.0 / Collaboration tools at your organization but no one is actually collaborating, contributing or connecting. That is, you have no idea how to start your Collaboration / Enterprise 2.0 That is, the people within your organization are clamoring to be more collaborative, but you can’t figure out how to provide it. collaboration enterprise 2.0 leadership managing Culture organization social

A Nurturing Culture #blimage

Clark Quinn

This to me is a metaphor for the benefits of creating a culture in which learning can flourish. I’ve earlier detailed what the research says about the elements of a learning organization, and it’s clear that you need a culture with several elements. This in particular means collaboration: learning while innovating on solving new problems, devising new solutions, and more.

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.

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.

Culture is entangled

Dave Snowden

Another Gaping Void cartoon for this second post on culture, which makes the point that change initiatives come and go but relationships that we build can last for ever. In practice (and in theory) culture is tangled, indistinct and difficult to tie down. Cynthia Kurtz and I used Alicia Juarrero's idea of Brambles in a thicket as the title of our article on network cultures and how they work.

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. “Organizational culture is assumed to be important to making sure that employees are happy and productivity is good. At the same time, the concept, meaning, and function of culture rarely garners much thought.” I’m here to defend the term, “Company Culture” But first, a bit of a background to the author.

Fostering an Innovation Culture: Talent, Discipline and Leadership

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I was reminded of this point as I read The Hard Truth About Innovative Culture s , an article in a recent issue of the Harvard Business Review (HBR) by Harvard professor Gary Pisano. “A culture conducive to innovation is not only good for a company’s bottom line,” writes Pisano. “It also is something that both leaders and employees value in their organizations.”. Innovative cultures are paradoxical. Innovation has been a hot topic for the past few decades.

Create a Collaborative Company Culture with an LMS

TOPYX 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. A collaborative atmosphere is a breeding ground for corporate growth and financial success. Does your company host this type of culture? Promote Collaboration with an LMS. Did you know that some LMSs are designed with built-in collaborative learning tools?

The Vital Role of Culture in Business

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The January-February issue of the Harvard Business Review spotlights The Culture Factor, with five articles on the subject. “ Culture is the tacit social order of an organization: It shapes attitudes and behaviors in wide-ranging and durable ways,” notes the issue’s lead article. “ Cultural norms define what is encouraged, discouraged, accepted, or rejected within a group. Attributes of Culture. Cultural Styles. Levers for Evolving Culture.

The Connected Culture

Dan Pontefract

A ‘ connected culture ’ is one that simultaneously drives organizational clarity with precarious innovation. A ‘ connected culture’ , in its simplest, orderly and most chaotic form, refers to the point at which all employees act as one corporate organism. The ‘ connected culture’ of an organization is the point at which chaos meets order coupled by an infinite and unobstructed flow of corporate commonality. Collaboration & Learning.

Culture is our nature

Harold Jarche

And we did it by developing new abilities for cultural transmission and change. As the anthropologist Pascal Boyer points out in his answer, it’s tempting to talk about “the culture” of a group as if this is some mysterious force outside the biological individual or independent of evolution. But culture is a biological phenomenon. Culture is our nature, and the ability to learn and change is our most important and fundamental instinct.

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.

Lessons In Culture From United Airlines

Dan Pontefract

Specifically, I wanted to know if she felt their new CEO, Oscar Muñoz, would bring any change to the company, its culture and its operating practices. “Oh It seems Mr. Muñoz wants to unite its corporate culture, in an attempt to improve its operations. It’s another example of how Muñoz seems committed to uniting its culture, such that it serves the interests of all of its stakeholders (customers, employees and the community) far better than it has been in recent years.

Apple CEO Tim Cook and his Moment of Open Culture

Dan Pontefract

At Apple’s most recent product launch in Cupertino — where Apple Watch , Apple Pay and iPhone 6 (oh, and iPhone 6 Gigantic) were flaunted about like the Halloween parade I took part in at my elementary school every October as a child — a wonderful culture moment took place on stage. The culture moment I’m referring to involves Tim Cook, Apple CEO. ” No, Tim’s culture moment was simple yet profound. Culture recognition apple Tim Cook U2

Culture of Hope

David Weinberger

Forum d’Avignon is an annual get-together in France to talk about culture, by which most of the attendees (and especially President Sarkozy who came to give a speech ) mean how they can squash the Internet and retain their stranglehold on culture. Does culture / creative imagination give you a reason to hope?” If not culture, then what would give us reason to hope? Culture flourishes when it is open, abundant, connected, engaged, and diverse.

Do You Exhibit Collaborative Attributes? Does Your Organization?

Dan Pontefract

About two years ago, Tammy Erickson asked the question, “ Do You Have The Collaborative Capacity You Need ?” In it, she describes ten enabling factors that help to build the collaborative capacity of an organization. Visit the Collaboration Cycle to get more thoughts on how some of these attributes relate to not only the cycle, but to what I call the Collaboration Curve. collaboration leadership organization Culture learning 2.0

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). This is something close to my heart as I am in fact Senior Director of Collaboration in the Internet Time Alliance , and I have been working recently with a few organisations as they grapple with what it means to support a collaboration culture across the whole of their business. Collaboration Social learning

The cultures of collaboration - Inside Knowledge

Nancy White

Take a gander… Masterclass: The cultures of collaboration - Inside Knowledge. Masterclass: The cultures of collaboration. In part one of this series we set our definition for collaboration and introduced the idea of team, community and network collaboration. As we move between each of these different types of working together, how do our traditional notions of collaboration and collaborative culture vary?

What’s Needed First? Culture Change or Enterprise 2.0 Adoption

Dan Pontefract

Do we first require an organizational culture adaptation prior to any meaningful Enterprise 2.0 tools need to become so simplistic, easy to use and of course generally available to an organization before a culture can be considered connected, flat and more collaborative? Peter Bregman states that an easy way in which to begin changing an organization’s culture is by telling stories. That should change the culture, right? Culture collaboration enterprise 2.0

If Your Enterprise Social Network Is a Ghost Town It’s Probably Due To Your Corporate Culture

Dan Pontefract

Tell me, would you describe your culture as one that is open or closed? Do you and your employees operate in a culture of fear or is it a relatively harmonious and engaged environment? Quite frankly, that saddens me because although technology isn’t the answer, enterprise social networks can do so much good for an organization’s culture and engagement. Like me, Charlene is a crusader for a more open and collaborative culture.

Building a Culture of Continuous Learning

Charles Jennings

The part that formal, directed learning plays in overall organisational capability may be important at times, but organisations aspiring towards Peter Senge’s ‘learning organization’ – in other words, creating a culture of continuous learning - need to reach beyond simply improving structured training. In other words, we need to plan and work not only at building individual capability, but also team and collaborative and co-operative capabilities. Most people get it.

Reflecting on the State of Enterprise 2.0 as an Organizational Culture Change Agent

Dan Pontefract

version of hierarchy, command and control, fiefdoms, and so on to a more collaborative 2.0 But if we were to talk about the next generation of the enterprise — Enterprise 2.0 — how could we not discuss behaviour, culture, learning or leadership in concert with the premise of collaborative-based technologies? technology strategy, rather as an overarching refinement of core leadership , learning and collaboration practices. Culture. Culture enterprise 2.0

Internet culture

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Transparency : Seeing the inside of an organization enables us to collaborate with it to make things better. Learning occurs through conversations, collaboration, knowledge transfer and other network phenomena. Chief Learning Officer magazine , Effectiveness, April 2009. by Jay Cross. The Internet is so pervasive that Internet values are blowing back into real life. For example, I have no qualms about walking out of a boring presentation, even if I’ve been sitting in the front row.

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. A dysfunctional company culture does not improve with transparency, it just gets exposed. Blogs and Wikis are inherently more transparent than email, where 90% of collaboration occurs. Users are first gaining exposure to these tools as consumers, within consumer culture.

The Evolution of Collaborative Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For over a dozen years now the concept of collaborative innovation has been at the center of much of my work. The Internet, and all the social media platforms and applications in its wake have been one of the major enablers of collaborative innovation the world has ever known. Collaborative innovation is increasingly viewed as a critical business process that companies need to embrace in order to better keep up with the accelerating changes in technologies and markets.

Micro-blogging can help build your organisational culture

Dan Pontefract

As a consequence and according to Gallup Management Journal , this disengaged and disconnected culture (in US-based organisations) is costing $300b per year in lost revenues alone. Moving Towards a Culture of Sharing. According to research published by McKinsey and Company in December, 2010, only 13% of companies felt as though micro-blogging was actually enhancing company culture. Exchanging Ideas; Improving Culture, Knowledge and Networks.

Cultural success

Clark Quinn

The interesting bit was that there were two widely different cultures, and yet each was successful. Normally, we look at the elements of successful learning cultures as providing safety and reward for contributing, acceptance of diversity, and other dimensions. This leader has some clear ideas, but is very collaborative in getting input in what goals to choose and more so in how to get there.

Governance and Pragmatism: Moving Beyond “The Culture of No”

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Inside IBM's Historic Turnaround ,” former IBM Chairman and CEO Lou Gerstner wrote about the bureaucratic culture that contributed greatly to the near-death experience IBM went through in the early 1990s. Lou called it A Culture of “No.”. “I I think the aspect of IBM’s culture that was the most remarkable to me was the ability of any individual, any team, any division to block agreement or action. Effective governances requires a culture of pragmatism over ideology.

Did Zappos Just Ruin Their Culture Or Is It A Brilliant Org Redesign?

Dan Pontefract

In a word, it’s all about “ culture.” Their collaborative mindset is infectious, one that encourages everyone to scale the culture. It’s an act of recognition, but it’s the opportunity for all Zappos employees to scale the culture. Culture can grow in other ways, too. It doesn’t have to, but the company’s financial and time contributions help foster a culture that is putting purpose alongside profit.

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. What struck me, however, is the following line itself: Social learning thrives in a culture of service and wonder. Tags: Culture social learning collaboration