Mastering the Art of Collaboration Through Conversation
OCTOBER 17, 2016
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.
Extending collaboration toward cooperation
JUNE 10, 2013
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?
FEBRUARY 21, 2012
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.
Making collaborative work work
MARCH 7, 2012
Tweet Everyone talks about collaboration in the workplace today but what does it really mean? Developing good narration skills, like adding value to information , takes time and practice, so don’t expect overnight miracles.
The Collaborative, Sharing Economy
AUGUST 14, 2013
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.
Moving forward with Social Collaboration
DECEMBER 8, 2013
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
JUNE 1, 2014
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.
Informal Learning – the other 80%
APRIL 16, 2013
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.
Technologies for collaboration and cooperation
APRIL 14, 2011
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.
5 Ways to Become Less Collaborative at Work
NOVEMBER 12, 2012
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
JANUARY 26, 2014
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)
AUGUST 31, 2012
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
Social learning for collaborative work
MAY 18, 2011
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.
The difference between social learning and social collaboration
APRIL 25, 2016
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 ?
Collaborative Modelling in AR (and VR)
SEPTEMBER 21, 2016
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.
Workforce collaboration in the network era
FEBRUARY 23, 2012
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.
Distributed research needs collaborative researchers
MARCH 3, 2012
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.
Being clear on collaboration
AUGUST 2, 2016
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
APRIL 26, 2011
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
MAY 22, 2014
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.
The collaboration field needs to cooperate
AUGUST 20, 2012
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.
Why your networks and collaboration are at the heart of the value you create
NOVEMBER 13, 2013
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
MAY 21, 2014
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
MAY 24, 2012
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
OCTOBER 10, 2012
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. .
Don’t Underestimate the Power of (Social) Collaboration. It Is Not a Given
APRIL 30, 2012
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.
Social Collaboration Services: the missing piece in the L&D jigsaw
MARCH 28, 2012
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
AUGUST 8, 2011
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.
12 features of supporting social collaboration in the workplace
AUGUST 31, 2012
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.
Open, Collaborative Trust Frameworks
DECEMBER 15, 2011
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.
The Future of Collaboration Lies in Human Resources AND Management’s Hands
MARCH 11, 2014
“ 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 90-9-1 Collaboration Paradox: Org’s Should Aim To Reverse It
APRIL 2, 2011
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
MAY 4, 2011
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
SEPTEMBER 22, 2011
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
MAY 23, 2014
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)
AUGUST 28, 2012
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.
Information: What am I missing?
MAY 30, 2011
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.
Time’s Up – Learning Will Forever Be Part Formal, Part Informal and Part Social
FEBRUARY 6, 2011
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
MAY 13, 2013
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.
Tech Wellness in the Nonprofit Workplace: Tips for Avoiding Collaborative Overload
MARCH 21, 2017
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.