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.

New Leadership Model: An Exercise in Bifurcation

Dan Pontefract

Over the last few weeks, I’ve ploughed through several books including Tribal Leadership , The Carrot Principle , The Invisible Employee and 42 Rules for Successful Collaboration. That is, a leader must be able to execute on the goal whilst providing a nurturing, collaborative, supportive and open environment with all involved such that it’s done on time, on budget, and so on. Collaborate but corroborate too. leadership bifurcation collaboration engage execute


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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. . In a way, it’s some kind of brutal exercise around working out loud and openness, because, all of a sudden, everyone can now peek into my daily flows of tweets going back and forth and get a glimpse of what I’m exposed to, without having to even ask me, if they would want to. Collaborators , Cooperators and People I Learn From. That was the exercise to be done.

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. In short, once you joined the company collaboration is a natural task / activity and, by default, you are pretty good at it. They have just been told that collaboration, specially in today’s virtual, distributed corporate world, is just the norm. Corporate culture has always influenced collaboration.

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The Art of Collaborating Effectively in Virtual Teams

Luis Suarez

A few days back, over at GigaOm ‘s WebWorkerDaily , Aliza Sherman shared a very interesting piece under a rather suggestive title: “ 5 Reasons Why Virtual Teams Fail “, where she pretty much nailed it on some of the various different issues that virtual teams face on a regular basis when confronted with that good old concept of collaborating effectively in a now more than ever distributed world. Partition collaborative goals into appropriate categories.

Help! Testing a network mapping exercise | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Testing a network mapping exercise Published by Nancy White at 2:31 pm under knowledge sharing , networks I often use a variety of paper networking mapping exercises in my face to face workshops. In an upcoming online workshop on knowledge sharing for the CGIAR , we want to do this exercise online — and we want to keep technology low key as this is at the start of the workshop and some participants are not as techy as some of us!

Introducing the global collaboration cue card project

Dave Gray

Dan Rose has posted an interesting exercise to demonstrate some of the differences between verbal and visual language. Introducing the Global Collaboration Cue Card Project : "words are in fact models that are loaded with assumptions and values and. communicating with graphics is an effective method for conveying underlying and unspoken meaning

How I use social media | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I figured it would be good to exercise my memory a bit and unearth some of the key stories that led me to to my social media use today, and perhaps surface some of my patterns. Then it was Azerbaijan, Georgia (the country), Armenia, Kenya, South Africa, Indonesia, Columbia, Ghana, Ethiopia, and a multitude of international NGOs based in Europe and North America who gave me the opportunity to apply online interaction and collaboration practices in the field of international development.

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Harold Jarche

Collaborative Learning Using Web 2.0 Tools - A Summary

Tony Karrer

Background Over the past six weeks, I've been leading a course: Collaborative Learning Using Web 2.0 / eLearning 2.0 Approaches Course Description: The purpose of this course is to give you an opportunity to learn about collaborative learning by participating in collaborative learning. This course is designed to teach how to design and build collaborative learning experiences using Web 2.0 / eLearning 2.0 Our teams had mixed results in really collaborating virtually.

Should Employees Be Incented to Use Social Technologies?

Dan Pontefract

One of the key leadership qualities that should be demonstrated by leaders in 2011 and beyond is collaboration. I define collaboration as the act of being continuous, authentic, receptive and enriching in all aspects of work life. see Collaboration Cycle for more details) In addition, through synchronous and asynchronous behaviours using physical and virtual means, it is how all employees, regardless of title or rank, engage and explore with one another before executing.

10th Year Blogiversary – The Unfinished Journey of Blogging and Why It Matters

Luis Suarez

That linking exercise I just did above to curated blog posts I have enjoyed in the last few months alone! Collaboration Communities elsua Employee Engagement Enterprise2.0 Remember the good old days when people were writing about the death of blogging thanks to social media tools ?

Top 10 Tools for Learning 2016

Luis Suarez

Top 100 Tools for Workplace Learning – for use in training, for performance support, social collaboration, etc. Now, I guess it’s never too late to dive in into such an interesting exercise that would definitely help you question how you learn, at work or in one’s own personal life. I mean, even though Jane has been running this exercise for a decade I think this is the first time I’m chipping in.

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The Innovation of Loneliness

Luis Suarez

“ I would put my hopes on those, too, although I would also include those who are always open to exercising plenty of critical thinking , in a constructive manner, of course, but always willing to challenge the status quo to help us move forward, to progress further, to grow, to keep learning, to understand how we should strive for avoiding becoming a commodity and thrive in the new Creativity Economy (Yes, another economy to add into the mix ) as empowered knowledge (Web) workers. .

Why I, Too, Killed My LinkedIn Account

Luis Suarez

I eventually made the conscious exercise of reading it multiple times to digest something that I never thought I would be internalising this way: there is a great chance that 99% of the times that you may have used LinkedIn you may have violated their terms of service. Collaboration Enterprise2.0

Is Twitter Where Connections Go to Die? – The Unfollowing Experiment

Luis Suarez

A highly recommended exercise for real! . But, like I said, this was an exercise of no exceptions. One other thing I can add though is that it helped me learn, probably the hard way, how to let go of my ego from the vanity metric and think of Twitter as just another collaboration, conversation and learning tool, pretty much like Slack, blogs, face to face, etc. Collaboration Communities elsua Enterprise2.0

How to ‘Take One for the Team’

Dan Pontefract

I ventured over to Bing and repeated the exercise. If everyone is proactive and team members are completely in the loop on all individual AND team goals, the team is aligned and can more easily operate as a high performing and collaborative group. I call it the CLAM – Collaborative Leader Action Model). collaboration Culture teams How many you ask? It’s over one billion.

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How Do I Make Sense of Social Networking Tools

Luis Suarez

In fact, any business tool that aims to improve both the way we communicate AND collaborate AND kill email in the process will always have my full attention. Ohhh, and when I am online Twitter becomes my living, rather dynamic, and collaboratively filtered RSS newsfeed. Mind you, they are not the only task management tools that I use, but they are definitely the ones I keep using the most in a collaborative manner. Collaboration Communities elsua Enterprise2.0

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That Decision Is Above My Pay-Grade

Dan Pontefract

In Chapter 8 of the Flat Army book, I introduce a concept called the CLAM – the Collaborative Leader Action Model. flat army book New Leadership Model: An Exercise in Bifurcation. book collaboration communication flat army decisionthink groupthinkIt’s a cliche, but not one without merit. You’ve no doubt heard the phrase “that decision is above my pay-grade ” at least once in your career.

Building a Solid Library of Use Cases

Luis Suarez

I have been advocating for social software tools (as an opportunity to explore their huge potential in terms of how they help us become more effective at what we do by becoming more open, collaborative and innovative) from as early as 2000, when I was first exposed to different instances of blogs and wikis, whether inside or outside of the firewall, along with what today would be known as social profiles. Collaboration Communities Employee Engagement Enterprise2.0

Resisting Change – Luddites Unite!

Luis Suarez

We need to exercise our rights to question everything , to reclaim our long gone and lost critical thinking skills about what we know is just not right. Collaboration Communities Employee Engagement Enterprise2.0 Who would have thought that, after 20 years in the IT industry, I am, essentially, a Luddite. No, not necessarily a technophobe, nor someone who is opposed to industrialisation, automation, computerisation or technology in general. No, not like that!

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The Arbejdsglaede of Employee Engagement

Luis Suarez

It’s just brilliant as well in how it entices you to do a little bit of a mental exercise and a test to question for yourself how happy you are at work after all… So, to quote them: . Collaboration Communities Conference Events Employee Engagement Enterprise2.0 If you have been reading this blog for a little while now, you would probably remember how concepts like Employee Engagement make me cringe a little bit.

IBM’s Client Experience Jam Is Now History

Luis Suarez

Now, that is employee engagement, when you not only embark on a massive online exercise of active learning, but at the same time of active doing. Well, in an exercise of openness and transparency from my side, I thought perhaps about putting the titles of those ideas over here with a brief note of what was discussed from the thousands of interactions I got throughout the whole event. Collaboration Communities Employee Engagement Enterprise2.0

Our Top Tips for Learning from Home


From time and task management apps like Airtable to video apps like Zoom , and collaborative content creation tools like Plexie, there are no shortage of ways technology can help you learn from home more effectively." . – Create Opportunities to Interact “Losing out on in-person collaboration is one of the biggest challenges of learning from home. It’s important to make exercising, eating right, and getting enough rest a priority.”. –

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Radical Transparency in the Era of Open Business

Luis Suarez

so by you not opening up enough in terms of what you do, what you are working on and who you are collaborating with, you are not helping your network(s) help you. Collaboration Communities Employee Engagement Enterprise2.0 In a work context, I have always been fascinated by transparency. And, lately, even more about radical transparency.

Why Do I Share My Knowledge?

Luis Suarez

and Social Business thought leaders and blogger extraordinaire, Oscar Berg , put together a rather inspiring article that I thought would be worth while reflecting on, specially, since it is at the heart of not just social software, but also collaboration and knowledge management in general. knowledge sharing is innate to our human nature of wanting to connect and collaborate with others. Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

Never Underestimate the Power of Education and Enablement

Luis Suarez

Yes, I know some of you folks may be thinking that while going through that exercise you would need to build yourself up with tons of patience and perseverance as it’s going to take a good amount of time to get it done. Collaboration Communities Employee Engagement Enterprise2.0

What Do You Sell?

Luis Suarez

I can highly recommend it as an exercise to keep you focused and very down to earth on what you would want to achieve at work day in day out. Collaboration Communities elsua Employee Engagement Enterprise2.0 ‘What’s your own purpose then?’ That’s the main question I keep getting asked myself over and over again after I wrote about that very same topic a few days ago. ‘ Is it still pretty much the same as when you were a salaried employee at a large IT firm?

Lead Social Business Enabler for IBM’s w3 and www Connections – Job Role and Responsibilities

Luis Suarez

And that is a good thing, that’s one of the many reasons why I got hired into this position in the first place: help Social / Open become the new fabric of how fellow knowledge workers get work done by becoming part of their collaboration DNA. Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

The Trials and Tribulations of an Independent Freelancer – Your Online Bio Profile and Digital Footprint

Luis Suarez

The engagement has been stunning and, of course, serendipity brought its magic into new heights resulting in having plenty of those same conversations not only about exercises of both clarity and work out loud, but also on finding ways of helping each other continue to grow further along. Collaboration Communities Freelancing General Interest Learning Open Business Personal KM Productivity Tools

Let The Next Adventure Begin – The Origins

Luis Suarez

Picture this: family members doing the very same exercise without me telling them anything. The conclusions of both exercises were exactly the same. Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0 Life works in mysterious ways, doesn’t it? It comes and goes, never leaving you indifferent. It has got its own way of telling you when to stop, do plenty of thinking about why you were brought here in the first place and hop back into the train we all call the world to move on.

It’s Not Filter Failure, But Thought For Food

Luis Suarez

Yes, it may well have to do quite a bit with collaborative filtering; term I have grown to become rather fond of while describing how the networks you keep treasuring and cultivating are those very same ones that will be filtering the best, topnotch content available out there for you!, It’s a consumption issue, and we have to start thinking about how we create diets [and] exercise “ And this is where it hit me. Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

The Sharing Economy

Luis Suarez

Indeed, the folks behind Uniiverse have put together a rather interesting and thought provoking initiative where they have sparked the idea of sharing and contributing into building what may well be the next wave of social interactions, as Social Business keeps taking by storm the corporate world encouraging, if anything, not just connecting and collaborating amongst knowledge workers, but just something so fundamentally simple and, yet, so incredibly powerful, as sharing.

The Perks of Freelance Work

Luis Suarez

All in all, and through this blogging exercise , I am hoping to provide a somewhat balanced overview on what it is like being an independent and, essentially, share a few of the things I have learned along over the course of these last three years. And while it’s really tough to go through that phase of self-discovery of your own ‘why?’ , it’s one of those exercises you can’t skip just like that. Collaboration Communities elsua Employee Engagement Enterprise2.0

#LeadWithRespect Meme: a Challenge for 21st Century Management

Luis Suarez

Act: This is where action comes into place, because after having done a few rounds of active listening, gathering input, networking, sharing and collaborating more effectively with our peers while getting work done, managers would have a great opportunity to show they care for their employees by acting upon the input they are receiving from them as a result of those listening activities. . Collaboration Communities Employee Engagement Enterprise2.0

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Why Do Social When You Can Live Social?

Luis Suarez

It’s a rather eye-opening exercise, I tell you. And, eventually, be more inclined towards living social as a philosophical movement that can inspire yourself, and others, for that matter, to embark on that equally exciting and exhilarating personal transformation journey where we become more open, transparent, collaborative, caring and empathic about the work we all do. Collaboration Communities Employee Engagement Enterprise2.0

The Fallacy of Social Networking

Luis Suarez

I have gone into my Big Three social networking sites, specially, Twitter and Google Plus, and have moved those gurus into groups and lists away from my main timeline, in an exercise to do some social networking hygiene, reduce the growing noise ratio and incorporate back into the mix the signals I would want to keep inspiring me to do what I do on a daily basis. Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

The 21st Century Classroom, from a UX Perspective

Adaptive Path

We definitely plan to expand on our ideas, particularly as an exercise in combining physical and digital UX design. The first activity of the day is a writing exercise in which students have 30 minutes to respond to a journal prompt. Following the journal exercise Catie breaks the class into smaller group activities. Four students work together on a map exercise, identifying geographic areas on the large touchscreen created by 4 desks.

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The More We DO, the Less Time We Have to REFLECT – Happy New Year 2013!

Luis Suarez

That’s all a good thing, indeed, more than anything else because it looks like the business world is finally waking up to the notion of social networking as the next wave of business interactions with regards to collaborating and sharing your knowledge much more effectively, whether internal or externally, but, of course, it comes up with a toll: exhaustion. Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

Reflections from 2011 – A World Without Email – The Documentary

Luis Suarez

While putting this blog entry together, maybe the longest article I have ever written anywhere, I now realise that the main purpose of why I wrote in its entirety in the first place was more than anything else as an exercise for yours truly to go down the memory lane and see what happened during the course of 2011 in this area. Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

Social Business in 2013 – A Challenge

Luis Suarez

It should be quite an interesting exercise, don’t you think? Just look around you how many fellow colleagues you know at work who are incredibly social outside the firewall engaging in Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google Plus, and whatever else, yet when you look around inside the firewall they keep using the same good old traditional collaborative tools: email, Instant Messaging, even the phone! Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

best finds of 2020

Harold Jarche

Any idiot can impose and exercise control. Collaboration and empathy as evolutionary success stories , via @mbauwens. “If Here are some of the best of my fortnightly Friday’s Finds of 2020. Happy New Year 2021! Hope and fear cannot occupy the same space.

Enabling Early Adopters to Lead Your Change Initiatives

Luis Suarez

What’s really important about this exercise of giving them a reason-to-be is to essentially build a strong community of practice where they would feel and sense they are no longer the weird ones , but they will be on a new major, critical mission: transform the company they work at. The purpose of the community is that one of connecting, learning, collaborating and sharing with others what they are working on. Collaboration Communities Employee Engagement Enterprise2.0