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? ’

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.

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

Luis Suarez

A few weeks ago I put together the attached article for CMSWire where I tried to reflect on what I feel is the number #1 challenge for today’s corporations in terms of embracing a much more open, transparent, knowledge sharing culture through the emergence of social technologies behind the firewall. “ Here we are, 2014 and still wondering what the future of collaboration is — as if we didn’t know already. Collaboration Communities Employee Engagement Enterprise2.0

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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Firewalls and Security in Software as a Service

Tony Karrer

One of the interesting outcomes of my recent course - Collaborative Learning Using Web 2.0 For us to be successful doing this, we first need to make sure that the system will work with whatever firewall restrictions exist. Elluminate did not work through several firewalls, so we had to switch to WebEx. Do not believe any vendor claim that "it works through firewalls" because a firewall can be configured to stop anything it wants.

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.

Technologies for collaboration and cooperation

Harold Jarche

I find the model useful to look at what kinds of social tools are most suitable for the type of collaboration or cooperation we’re trying to foster. For instance, there is a big difference between Sharepoint and Facebook, though both enable some kind of collaboration.

How to Replace Top-Down Training with Collaborative Learning (3)

Jay Cross

The great news is that social and informal learning don’t require new systems because learning can take place on the same “platform” as the existing social network, if a company already has one. Salesforce.com’s social network application was inspired by Facebook. Learning Networks.

Reflections from 2011 – Focused and Purposeful Social Networking

Luis Suarez

Effectiveness , that’s all the rage coming along for 2012, and beyond, with regards to our overall user experience with social networking tools, whether inside, or outside of the firewall. Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

Communities and Networks Connection Hotlists

Nancy White

Now that we are a couple of months into the “signal sharing&# of the Communities and Networks Connection , I wanted to share the top posts people have clicked into on the site (courtesy of the magic of Tony Karrer ). Again - Collaborative Thinking , March 12, 2009.

Need for collaboration continues to grow

Harold Jarche

collaboration projects, I see growth. Because the business will find their collaboration needs to grow in 2009, while they see IT providing them with fewer services. Collaboration needs grow as a result of layoffs, mergers, and deepening external partnerships (requiring new infrastructure to collaborate outside the firewall with trusted, external partners). We provide support, coaching and access to a network of resources.

The Illusion of Control

Luis Suarez

We seem to have become just that, pure data , i.e. * the* product , leaving out entirely our networks, connections and relationships. . This may well be a bit too obvious, but both networks and communities don’t respond well to control.

Harold Jarche » Need for collaboration continues to grow

Harold Jarche

collaboration projects, I see growth. Because the business will find their collaboration needs to grow in 2009, while they see IT providing them with fewer services. Collaboration needs grow as a result of layoffs, mergers, and deepening external partnerships (requiring new infrastructure to collaborate outside the firewall with trusted, external partners). We provide support, coaching and access to a network of resources.

Social Business in 2013 – A Challenge

Luis Suarez

Challenge #1 for Social Business: Social Networking Is Just for Fun. Whether businesses are still blocking the use of social networks behind the firewall empowering inadvertently their knowledge workers to make that assumption (and rightly so!)

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

My New Cheese – Lead Social Business Enabler for IBM’s w3 and www Connections

Luis Suarez

I know that some of you folks may be wondering about what happened back in January about who moved my cheese and why was I so relatively quiet on social networks for a good few weeks, right? That''s how this new hyperconnected, networked business world works nowadays. This is it!

Need Your Feedback on my Triangulating Thinking

Nancy White

Lilia has written about it to help me, but now I need my network to help me sharpen my thinking. Triangulating for Success: a practitioner’s experience using external networks to leverage learning and outcomes within organizations and institutions. OK, I need your help.

Building a Solid Library of Use Cases

Luis Suarez

And they would be right, because, more than anything else, if there is anything that all of these ESNs have got in common is that they are quite substantially different from what so far has been the king of both communications and collaboration in the enterprise.

The State of Social Business – A State of Maturity?

Luis Suarez

Take, for instance, the subject of Facebook, and how for a good number of years a bunch of us have been using Facebook as that easy way to convey across the power of networks , as that new model of conducting business, because everyone could relate to it. Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

The Future of Work by 2020

Luis Suarez

Work processes will be driven by interactions from workers through networks and communities rather than traditional company hierarchies. Large enterprises will no longer need to exist, because of the nature of the hyper-connected and networked workforce.

Peeragogy

Jay Cross

Peeragogy is a set of techniques for collaborative learning and work. Persistent reputations, as at eBay, so you can trust who you’re collaborating with. You can’t afford to replicate Facebook or Google behind your firewall. Collaboration Workscaping

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2013 – The Year of Social HR

Luis Suarez

And, overall, bring back into the conversation topics like equity, democracy, meritocracy, social eminence, trust , open knowledge sharing and collaboration, meaning, purpose, focus, motivation and so forth, which have been missing on HR’s narrative for far too long!

IBM’s Client Experience Jam Is Now History

Luis Suarez

Work Smarter, Not Necessarily Harder (53 Ratings – 48 Replies) Where we explored how social networking tools and having the right IT infrastructure can surely have a huge impact in terms of adoption, enablement, collaboration and knowledge sharing. .

Pardon the Interruption … From Adaptation into Engagement by Luis Suarez #soccnx

Luis Suarez

That special flair of an incredibly strong sense of community that goes beyond the borders of vendor(s), customers (and their firewalls) and business partners. Collaboration Communities Conference Events Employee Engagement Enterprise2.0

Social Business in 2013 – An Opportunity (Open Business)

Luis Suarez

This piece would also highlight a shift of focus and purpose for yours truly with regards to the overall theme of Social Networking for Business. That was all part of what I felt was the evolution of social networking in a corporate environment.

Why Looking After Your Personal Brand in the Social Era Still Matters

Luis Suarez

That you is just the individual you, craving for that attention and exclusivity when in reality social networks work in much different ways, because, after all, ” It’s better to have a strong network before you need their help “ . Networks need to get ready.

Enterprise 2.0 – A Joyful Definition

Luis Suarez

and Social Networking for Business. Summit Fabian presented about Dundu , a collaborative research project that aims at helping teams become more effective around open knowledge sharing and collaboration. Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

The Future of Open Business At Stake

Luis Suarez

They thought that people would find it difficult to navigate if it didn’t follow the familiar patterns “ I guess nowadays it’s what most people would be calling Collaboration, but this time around happening through social software tools.

Adaptation: The Key to Become a Socially Integrated Enterprise

Luis Suarez

You know, acquiring new habits is not an easy thing to do, specially, when your natural inclination is that one of defaulting to what you are used to, what you have been doing over the course of the years, through traditional collaborative tools, whatever those may well be.

One Month Anniversary on the New Job as Lead Social Business Enabler

Luis Suarez

Will it change me for good to the point where I may not come out of the firewall in a good while? Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

Business Can’t Succeed in a World That’s Failing

Luis Suarez

One of my favourite topics du jour is that one of the Future of Work and, more specifically, how the world of Social Networking is helping redefine it by provoking one of the most profound business transformations we have lived through in our entire history.

Why Blogging Still Matters

Luis Suarez

Lately, as you may well have duly noticed, work itself hasn’t given me much of a choice though in terms of my external social networking activities. Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

Social Business – Rethinking Innovation, Organization and Leadership

Luis Suarez

Globalization, Tranparency, Social Media, Collaborative software – all part of a social revolution that forces companies to engage in Social Business Innovation and Open Business Leadership. Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

Dear C-Suite: We Don’t Do Training Anymore

Dan Pontefract

” He went on to say later in the speech, “How people work and make decisions is not new, however, technology and social networks has allowed this type of sharing to happen faster, with a broader group of people and outside of traditional boundaries.”

What’s Next for the Social Enterprise? – #SocBizChat

Luis Suarez

Open (Transparent), Networked (Interconnected), Nimble (Agile) #SocBizChat. Q2 They are not, should be kept separate, because *some* conversations still *need* to happen behind the firewall #brave #SocBizChat. Collaboration Communities Employee Engagement Enterprise2.0

Four Principles for the Open World by Don Tapscott #hippie2.0

Luis Suarez

As a network, or as a community, interacting and collaborating with one another. So why neglect it or ignore it any longer when we are all starting to understand how the most powerful component of collaboration is that concept of co-creation?

State of the Net 2012 – People Tweet Tacit Knowledge – Part One

Luis Suarez

Yes, indeed, in short, I am spending now more time blogging than in the usual social networking sites, the so-called message boards. Collaboration Communities Conference Events Enterprise2.0

Social Business in 2013 – A Commitment

Luis Suarez

Why they are not provoking their own business transformation through social networking when they may well be big advocates themselves of the change? Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

Narrate Your Work, Working Out Loud, with Google Plus

Luis Suarez

Public vs. private vs. dedicated interactions – through circles -, offline social networking through text, real-time with IM, videoconferencing with Plus Hangouts , one of my favourite features, without a doubt!,

There Can Be No Resilience Without Transformation

Luis Suarez

The reason why all of these social networking tools are so popular with 2.0 Vast majority of practitioners don’t really care what features a social networking tool may well have or not, if the community is there. Collaboration Communities Employee Engagement Enterprise2.0

BlueIQ at IBM Finally Goes External!

Luis Suarez

So, as I am ramping up the last few hours of my holidays, yesterday afternoon I found out, through my colleagues, that, after a long while, our IBM Social Software Internal Adoption Program is now ready to transcend the firewall and go external. Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

How the Social Enterprise Defines the 21st Century Workplace – Moving To The Edge

Luis Suarez

This increases the need for collaboration (working together on a problem) and cooperation (sharing without any specific objective). After all, they already have their jobs , their work hours , their passion and motivation to do the work and their extended networks.

Work Stream #4 – Speaking at Client Events

Luis Suarez

In fact, if there would be a need to justify the business case of social networking tools behind the firewall (Yes, in 2016 we still seem to have to do plenty of that!), How can we tame the email beast and free ourselves from its yoke and into social networking tools?