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.

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

Luis Suarez

Instead, I keep pondering about how we can transform and redefine the way we do business through our day to day workflow(s) and if there is an idea that keeps coming back stronger by the day is that one of perhaps facilitating the transition from document-centric collaboration into a people-centric one. Think about how perhaps you could achieve that very same goal through the use of a blog post, or a microblog entry, or a wiki page, or just an activity.

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Tools for Catalyzing Collaboration

Nancy White

Blue Oxen Associates » Tools for Catalyzing Collaboration: June 2009. There are an overwhelming number of online tools that promise to help you collaborate more effectively. You will be working with your fellow participants in a Blue Oxen Collaboratory, where you will have the opportunity to play with tools such as microblogs and Wikis for real learning and collaboration. Patterns of high-performance collaboration. o Microblogs.

How Narrating Your Work Helps You Become More Effective by Saving Precious Time

Luis Suarez

But it looks like, apparently, there are some potential risks along the way: mainly, knowledge workers not wanting to participate (through blogging or microblogging, as primary examples) due to lack of time , since their day to day workflow seems to be interrupted abruptly due to that lack of integration of social technologies into where the real work happens. Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

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

Luis Suarez

After all, Twitter is all about microblogging, right? 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 connect.BASF Helped BASF Become a Social Business

Luis Suarez

deployments to help improve their effectiveness and efficienfy from their own knowledge workforce as they get to collaborate and share their knowledge amongst themselves, their customers and business partners. The use case for microblogging that he gets to share as part of that story is fantastic! Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

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

Luis Suarez

That is right, like I said above, a couple of weeks ago, my new reporting manager, Barb Mathers (IBM Director of Workplace and Collaboration Solutions), announced, of course, in no other way than through our internal social networking platform, IBM Connections , the following exciting piece of news: “BIG NEWS! Collaboration Communities Employee Engagement Enterprise2.0 This is it! The moment of truth! The wait is over. The long hiatus of silence is now a thing of the past.

Social Business – Rethinking Innovation, Organization and Leadership

Luis Suarez

Yesterday afternoon, in our microblogging social tools, my good friend and long time KM & Collaboration extraordinaire, Scott J Smith , shared along this absolutely wonderful YouTube 4 minute video clip under the heading “ Social Business – Rethinking Innovation, Organization and Leadership “: And from there onwards, it’s been making the rounds time and time again all over the place. Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

Making Business Sense of Social Media and Social Networking – Twitter For Business

Luis Suarez

Yesterday evening, my time, I attended a rather interesting webcast with Sandy Carter , IBM’s Worldwide Sales Vice President, IBM Social Business, Collaboration, and Lotus Sales and Evangelism, along with Jeremiah Owyang , Industry Analyst at Altimeter Group , on the topic of Why Be Social? mix together quite nicely with other traditional collaborative and knowledge sharing methods. Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

Reflections from 2011 – A World Without Email – The Documentary

Luis Suarez

Well, 4 years ago if people would have asked me that very same question, I would have probably said that email would be dying a very painful and slow death over the course of time, as the Social Web and Enterprise Social Software tools continue to take by storm the corporate world as the preferred methods for knowledge sharing and collaboration. Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

Social Learning at TELUS by Dan Pontefract

Luis Suarez

Like, for instance, a recent Plus entry that my good friend, Dan Pontefract , Director of Learning and Collaboration at TELUS , shared across where he included a link to a recent video clip, where he was interviewed to talk about their experiences with social software tools within the enterprise. In it, Dan shares how they keep making use of social tools like blogs, wikis, microblogging, etc. Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

5 Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save You From Information Overload

Luis Suarez

From the very first beginning that I got exposed to them over at Twitter, over 4 years ago , till today, where I am using a bunch of various different microblogging / microsharing services, both internal and external, I couldn’t work, nor get much done!, There is still plenty of room for growth in the areas of hitting the right context, collaborative / social filtering, awareness, full integration with business processes, pervasiveness and so forth. I heart Activity Streams.

5 Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save Your From Information Overload

Luis Suarez

From the very first beginning that I got exposed to them over at Twitter, over 4 years ago , till today, where I am using a bunch of various different microblogging / microsharing services, both internal and external, I couldn’t work, nor get much done!, There is still plenty of room for growth in the areas of hitting the right context, collaborative / social filtering, awareness, full integration with business processes, pervasiveness and so forth. I heart Activity Streams.

Nancy White and Suzy – An Intro to Twitter

Luis Suarez

Can you imagine your business having an Enterprise microblogging platform, whether internal or external, behaving in such way for days, if not months already? Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0 Over the last few days, perhaps last couple of weeks, I have been having, once again, that ongoing love / hate relationship with Twitter, inclining itself a little bit more on the hate side of things this time around. Unfortunately.

Sharing pointedly or broadly

Clark Quinn

On the other hand, a microblog lets anyone decide to ‘follow’ your quick posts. Typically, microblogs (and chat) are for short messages, such as requests for help or pointers to something interesting. The dialog around a file provides a rich augmentation, just as such can be happening on a blog, or edited RTs of a microblog comment. Creating these in a richer way that allows for others to contribute requires a collaborative document (once known as a wiki).

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

Luis Suarez

I still use my main three public lists : Collaborators, Cooperators and People I Learn From. This is something I have found really interesting as part of this initiative, because when asking people about where I should place them, whether Collaborators , Cooperators or People I Learn From , to help me better understand where our potential conversations may well take us, the usual response I get is this one: silence! Collaboration Communities elsua Employee Engagement Enterprise2.0

(S)R in (S)CRM is for Record

Martijn Linssen

This last part is where 'the back office' and 'Social Collaboration' can play an important role - people, resources, devising customer engagement strategies, conceiving adapting product and service offers. SCRM is DOA if you aren't organised to take action on what you learn through interaction and 'collaboration' The record needs to be there, and its contents must be aligned with what the organisational goals are. Business or Pleasure? -

IBM’s Social Business Jam – Are You Jamming Yet?

Luis Suarez

I am sure at this point in time you are very familiar already with the concept of IBM Jams , since we have been running them since 2001, but in case you may not have been exposed to them just yet, they are these massive online collaboration platforms a la Forums where a bunch of people gather around to share their ideas on a given topic and discuss, learn and nurture further conversations as a result of interacting with other fellow participants.

Social Learning Examples

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

She covers blogs, collaborative calendaring, podcasting, feeds, collaborative mind-mapping, microblogging, photo sharing, screencast sharing, presentation sharing, video sharing, social bookmarking, collaborative editing and working and presentations, social networking, personalized start pages, and integrated social/collaborative environments.

Putting Enterprise 2.0 into Context

Andy McAfee

Narrating your work via blogs or microblogs so that others can find you and access your expertise is a great standalone use case, as is narrating your ignorance — asking questions to the enterprise as a whole without guessing in advance who will know the answer. But most informal collaboration, I bet, happens ‘close to’ the formal work of the enterprise. Chatter will turn these into social objects to foster collaboration.

Waxing Lyrical On Leadership, Engagement, Purpose & Innovation

Dan Pontefract

There can still exist a hierarchy in the organization, but it must act in more open, collaborative and trusting manners with the employees of the organization it serves. For organizations to fuel their own growth and innovation (and survival), leadership must be willing to offer a new model of interaction – a new leadership model of collaboration – if they want to exist in the future. But, I am a huge fan of collaborative technologies and platforms.

The 7 c’s of natural learning

Clark Quinn

Collaborate : we work together. In formal learning, we should be presenting meaningful and authentic tasks, and asking learners to solve them, ideally collaboratively. While individual is better than none, collaborative allows opportunity for meaning negotiation. Yesterday I talked about the seeding, feeding, and weeding necessary to develop a self-sustaining network.

Formalizing informal learning?

Clark Quinn

The Entreprise Collaborative has a new question , asking whether we can formalize informal learning. That means ways to share media (whether text, audio, or video), to comment, to edit and improve, to collaborate, etc. Wikis are a major advance on top of emailing documents around in many ways, and similarly microblogs have provided new capabilities. I have to say, I don’t get the question.

What will change in 2010?

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Twitter hosts more than 10 million microblogs and is growing at 1200+% a year. Or you could collaborate simultaneously. Wave is a platform that both facilitates collaboration and documents it. I nnovations in computing used to trickle down from business and government to consumers. Mainframes evolved into personal computers. The space program put men on the moon and gave us Tang for breakfast. Now, innovation often goes the other way.

Learning With and From Others: Restructuring Budgets for Social Learning

Dan Pontefract

Blogs, wikis, microblogging, YouTube-like video sharing, tagging, ranking, virtual worlds, discussion forums, and generally any other form of user-generated content (for learning, communication, and marketing) are both practical and engaging ways to complement the learning strategy of any organization. Social software such as video servers, collaboration platforms, and microblogging tools do in fact require an investment to reap benefit thereafter.

Twitter, being cool and a great video

Nancy White

If you haven’t already heard about Twitter, the microblogging tool, it is never too late. I’ve been focusing on it as a tool for collaboration , learning and social presence. With a lot of self-effacing charm, James Clay brings us this delightful video: Are you on Twitter? I’m not sure this will increase your comprehension of the tool if you are new, but if you are already on, you’ll probably appreciate the humor.

Reflections on Ten Years of Blogging

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It is this balance between the personal and the collaborative that gives blogging its unique flavor.” . The Internet era was born around 20 years ago, when Netscape went public in August of 1995 and caught the world by storm with its highly successful IPO.

How Chatter made Marc humble

Martijn Linssen

The messaging around this new Collaboration platform was if anything underplayed next to the reality, that Chatter completely transforms the business process layer With Chatter, all status updates from a customer’s Sales Cloud, Service Cloud or custom Force.com application are posted to the feed. Real Profitability Part I: The Big Three and Four Enterprise microblogging: measuring true value "is. Business or Pleasure? -

2010-2020: The Great Divide

Martijn Linssen

When letting those machines collaborate, peoples agreements should be driving them - not machine limitations. Real Profitability Part I: The Big Three and Four Enterprise microblogging: measuring true value "is. Enterprise microblogging should be pay-per-use In retrospect 2000-2010: omphaloskepsis ruled The evident relationship between solar and ice? Business or Pleasure? -

Reflections on 15 years

Clark Quinn

We also have rich new ways to interact from microblogs to wikis (collaborative documents). For Inside Learning & Technologies 50th edition, a number of us were asked to provide reflections on what has changed over the past 15 years. This was pretty much the period in which I’d returned to the US and took up with what was kind of a startup and led to my life as a consultant.

Exploration Requirements

Clark Quinn

We debate via posts and comments, and microblogs. Of course, some of it is within the organization, whether it’s the continual dialog around a collaborative venture, or ‘show your work’ (aka work out loud). In yesterday’s post, I talked about how new tools need to be coupled with practices to facilitate exploration. And I wanted to explore more (heh) about what’s required. The metaphor is old style exploration, and the requirements to succeed.

What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and Fast Company say collaboration and collective intelligence are the engines of innovation. Collaboration is the key to success in both working and learning; they usually take place simultaneously. Richer cross-department contamination and collaboration. As social learning began to create a buzz, LMS vendors have responded by tacking blogs and microblogs (tweet streams) onto their registration and delivery systems.

Working smarter

Jay Cross

Working smarter draws ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 My must-reads include David Snowden on complexity, George Siemens on network learning, Jonah Lehrer on neuroscience, Steven Denning on management practice, Nancy White on building communities, Dan Pontefract on collaborative culture, and Ross Dawson on living networks.

What are Emergent Cities? - EMERGENT CITIES

Seb Paquet

Most of these people are now aware of one another and adeptly making use of microblogging — talking AND listening — to become acquainted with one another and building mutual trust and knowledge. These cities will bring together people with shared values and orientations towards the future, and who are in a position to collaborate to bring something new into the world. collaboration. Posterous theme by Cory Watilo. EMERGENT CITIES. BuilderShips · ImagineNations.

Twitter stats - that just don't add up?

Martijn Linssen

Internet is valued 6 times as much as ordinary TV: apparently these people use TV for distraction, and Internet for information, sharing, collaboration. Real Profitability Part I: The Big Three and Four Enterprise microblogging: measuring true value "is. Enterprise microblogging should be pay-per-use In retrospect 2000-2010: omphaloskepsis ruled The evident relationship between solar and ice? Business or Pleasure? -

Filtering is about trust

Harold Jarche

JaneBozarth [ Jane was looking for some case studies on Twitter in the workplace]: microblogging at Qualcomm & Qualitative Study on Micro-blogging at Work. Value creation has thus been shifting from protecting proprietary knowledge, to fostering collaboration, both within the company and beyond its boundaries, in order to help the firm participate in as broad and diverse a range of knowledge flows and thus improve its competitive position.

My 25 Years of Ed Tech

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Subtopics that were of interest were the idea of cooperation (as opposed to collaboration), and automated student assessment. Martin Weller has released his book 25 Years of Ed Tech today. It's a nice read; you are encouraged to check it out.

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: Enterprise 2.0: The Prodigal.

Martijn Linssen

Social Business is taken or rather defined by Muhammad Yunus of the Grameen Bank & Nobel prize awardee fame. ;) Collaborative Enterprise makes more sense IMHO. Why not spend as much energy arguing against the conservative attitudes that prevail in business that prevent the adoption of more collaborative ways of working as you do about the relative merits of People, Process, and Technology versus Technology, Process, and People? Business or Pleasure? -

Generations, Social and Enterprise: adopt vs adapt

Martijn Linssen

Where management comes from the Latin manus agere (lead / guide hands) well need collaboration in stead: com laborare (work together) I dont see a need for management there, do you? Real Profitability Part I: The Big Three and Four Enterprise microblogging: measuring true value "is. Enterprise microblogging should be pay-per-use In retrospect 2000-2010: omphaloskepsis ruled The evident relationship between solar and ice? Business or Pleasure? -

Social (hiccup) CRM tools

Martijn Linssen

Creativity, innovation, collaboration, to be valued What does the Social Customer give? I was thinking Jive is a solution aimed in principle to facilitate internal collaboration and knowledge sharing. It's what I call Chatterising: Social CRM is really driving internal company collaboration. Real Profitability Part I: The Big Three and Four Enterprise microblogging: measuring true value "is. Business or Pleasure? -

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Re-imagining the Book

Jay Cross

This will take organization, strong design, collaboration, and artistry. Their own microblog for note taking, feedback, questions to mentors. Consider collaborative writing. We collaboratively created this poster: After we presented our concept to the larger group, it seemed to me that we’d milked this concept as much as we were going to be able to at Overlap, so I joined another project (developing a process for conducting kick-ass meetings). Background.

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E20 goal: Intimacy solves the problem of Anonymity

Martijn Linssen

In the currently undergoing #e2conf in Boston , people are claiming that collaboration is the goal for E2.0. has nothing to do with tech or tools or collaboration. so, when we talk about breaking silos and creating open communication and collaboration, it's not a physical silo or a departmental silo really, but a mental silo. Great collaboration along the shades of gray between intimacy and anonymity. Business or Pleasure? -

No Agile Gospel please, just give me Enlightenment

Martijn Linssen

Through this work we have come to value: Individuals and interactions over processes and tools Working software over comprehensive documentation Customer collaboration over contract negotiation Responding to change over following a plan That is, while there is value in the items on the right, we value the items on the left more. Real Profitability Part I: The Big Three and Four Enterprise microblogging: measuring true value "is. Business or Pleasure? -