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!) It’s when we switch from good old information into conversation.

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.

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Learning in the Collaboration Age

Charles Jennings

In November of that year British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee together with his Belgian colleague Robert Cailliau proposed a project to develop the use of hypertext  to link and access information of various kinds as a web of nodes in which the user can browse at will. .

Learn Informal Learning Informally

Jay Cross

Next month I’ll be offering an experiential workshop on Informal Learning through Jane Hart’s Social Learning Center. Collaborate with a self-organizing team to solve problems. review models, cases, archetypes of successful informal learning.

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. How are workers currently using social tools?

Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

The start-up stiffed me but the paper morphed into the Informal Learning book. I’ll be leading a series of master classes on informal learning and working smarter in Europe. Informal Learning – the other 80%. Informal learning is effective because it is personal.

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.

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.

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.

Want Results? Champion the Informal

Jay Cross

We have an information explosion. I first heard about informal learning was at a conference in Orlando, Florida, a dozen years ago. The scientists discovered than over 80% of the way people learned their jobs was informal. Informal Learning

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

Jay Cross

In its place enters social and informal learning hubs like on-demand content, live online discussions, wikis and forums, and searchable content archives. A diverse learning library, made up of videos, FAQs and links to relevant information. Community Informal Learning ITAshare Web 2.0

The difference between social learning and social collaboration

Jane Hart

In my framework of Modern Workplace Learning (see diagram on right) I use the term s ocial collaboration to label an important new element of work of the modern-day L&D department. Here is a chart that shows the extent, as well as some of the features of different types of social learning in an organisation – with the red bordered area showing the work that can be described as social collaboration. So why is there a need to focus on social collaboration ?

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.

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.

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?

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.

Mass Collaboration Workshop, Day Two

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Background: there is a huge quantity of information on the web - this makes it hard for users to find the best resources for adequate navigation, but at the same token, the web can trigger learning. Prior to the experiement, literature background: Information Foraging Theory (2007, Fu and Pirolli) describes how individuals select links and forage for information. The ''information scent'' is the perceived usefulness of the resource. They create content collaboratively.

Social learning for collaborative work

Harold Jarche

It is not driven by a specific tool, or learning plan, but is driven by the need for information and the accountability that those engaged have to one another. It’s not about the tool, it’s about the learning and collaborative method by which it is accomplished.

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

Ross Dawson

So whilst on the one hand we need to be specialists, experts at something very specific; the corollary of that is that we have to be better at collaboration. The article goes on to explore attitudes to intellectual property and information sharing in networks. “We

Workshop on Mass Collaboration - Day One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Introduction to the Workshop - Ulrike Cress Why a workshop in mass collaboration? Nature article on massively collaborative mathematics (see the wiki PolyMath). Can we design mass collaboration? A Brief History of Mass Collaboration Allan Collins, Northwestern University Homo sapiens traded with others many miles away, while Neandrathals did not. As you get more and more collaboration, you get a speed-up of innovation. find the information).

Reconciling Formal and Informal

Clark Quinn

Recently, there’s been a lot of talk about informal learning, which ends up sounding like formal learning, and this can be confusing. Now, let’s move on to informal learning, as this is where, to me, we have a conflict.

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 in the network era

Harold Jarche

Social media are merely a conduit for collaboration. Social business emerges from social learning that itself emerges from collaborative work. As workers become more collaborative and networked, they will bypass non-contributing nodes.

Don’t Underestimate the Power of (Social) Collaboration. It Is Not a Given

Luis Suarez

Indeed, I am referring to good old Knowledge Management and Collaboration, once again, just to detail a bit more the parallel roads both fields have been running all along. And it’s interesting to notice how when I used to work within the European Knowledge Management deployment team inside IBM, about 11 years ago, we faced the very same upsetting reality: KM (And Collaboration, for that matter), wasn’t the business top priority at the time. Ok, back to Social Business.

Distributed research needs collaborative researchers

Harold Jarche

As research becomes more networked, researchers will need to be more collaborative. This is the job of a CCO, or some similar role: to manage workforce collaboration. It will require normalizing the act of working across boundaries and switching the default mode to sharing information.

Social Collaboration Services: the missing piece in the L&D jigsaw

Jane Hart

Social Collaboration Services focus on supporting collaborative working and the building of internal networks, communities and collaboration spaces. Social Collaboration. So social collaboration then is both about working and learning.

The role of informal social networks in building organizational creativity and innovation

Ross Dawson

This is evident in the California Management Review paper I co-authored on Managing Collaboration: Improving Team Effectiveness through a Network Perspective , in which we examined how to improve performance in sales, innovation, and execution. Establish a platform for creative collaboration.

Open, Collaborative Trust Frameworks

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

One of the key missions of ID³ is the creation of trust frameworks , which it defines as: “A combination of software mechanisms, contracts, and rules for defining, governing and enforcing the sharing and protection of information according to a common and independently verifiable standard of performance. But, this can only happen if we learn to properly managing these vast amounts of personal information.

12 features of supporting social collaboration in the workplace

Jane Hart

I am often asked how to support social collaboration in the workplace. As I showed in my recent blog post , there are some big differences between learning in an e-business and learning in a social/collaborative business.

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.

The collaboration field needs to cooperate

Harold Jarche

Eugene Kim looks at a variety of disciplines in the collaboration space, using LinkedIn network analysis to see if and how they are related. The resulting map, and Kim’s explanations are most interesting for anyone doing work related to enterprise collaboration.

The 90-9-1 Collaboration Paradox: Org’s Should Aim To Reverse It

Dan Pontefract

The Power Collaboration Users). 68 per cent of workers surveyed in India, and 65 per cent of those in China, say they use social media to get customer information, while only 25 per cent do so in Canada, and similarly approximately 30 percent in the United States, UK and France.

5 Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save You From Information Overload

Luis Suarez

Over at Gartner , Craig Roth put together, just recently, a rather thought provoking blog post where he is questioning whether Activity Streams are heading in the very same direction as our Inboxes have been heading over the course of time; that one of Information Overload.

Social Business Forum 2011 – Communities or Organisations – The New Collaboration Ecology

Luis Suarez

The new Collaboration Ecology – Luis Suarez. I would love to know more … Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

Mass Collaboration Workshop, Day Three

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Darren Gergle Understanding and Bridging the Wikipedia Language Gap There is an extensive literature on Wikipedia, everything from collaboration to participation to embedded bias to the uses of Wikipedia data structures by AI and natural language processing application. The actual results show regional diversity - people regionalize the information around them. The group does not base its decisions on the information because it''s not really shared.

How to Replace Top-down Training with Collaborative Learning (2)

Jay Cross

A wise Collaborative organization focuses its efforts where they’ll have the most impact. Collaborative organizations outpace hierarchies when the future is unpredictable and change is rampant. They provide a variety of means of for workers to get the information they need.

Tech Wellness in the Nonprofit Workplace: Tips for Avoiding Collaborative Overload

Beth Kanter

The session is designed to answer three questions: Why does collaborative technology overload lead to loss of nonprofit workplace productivity and what are the best practices to avoid it? What is Collaborative Overload? There are ways of working that can reduce collaborative overload.

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Information: What am I missing?

George Siemens

What can we do now with information that we could not do in the past? In this case, the “something new&# is the ways in which new tools allow us to mess around with information. What can we do with information that I’ve overlooked? Create, collaborate, and share. Create information and easily. information. Pull together information from. Augmented reality, information. integrated with other information sources.

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Time’s Up – Learning Will Forever Be Part Formal, Part Informal and Part Social

Dan Pontefract

Learning is a continuous, connected and collaborative process. Learning is and forever will be, part formal, part informal and part social. Other informal and formal learning metrics can also be added to the model including a perpetual 360 degree, open feedback mechanism.

Open Business – From Document-Centric to People-Centric Collaboration

Luis Suarez

As such, it looks like we are ignoring people, but, most worrying, we are ignoring their conversations and their rapid, free access to information in order to make better decisions, without having to handle additional frictions.