connecting cooperation and collaboration
JANUARY 18, 2016
According to The Collaboration Paradox: Why Working Together Often Yields Weaker Results , some of the reasons that workplace collaboration fails is due to: overconfidence in our collective thinking; peer pressure to conform; and. This shows the underlying problem with collaboration.
The post-hierarchical organization
OCTOBER 23, 2014
The way we manage our organizations is largely ineffective for the complex challenges we face, whether driven by the environment, demographics, economics, or politics. With an external environment that is highly connected, organizations have to get connected inside.
The ABC’s of Collaboration
JUNE 23, 2014
If we were to elaborate on the definition, we might suggest there are ‘The ABC’s of Collaboration’ : Accessible – Be approachable & available to your team & those who expect your insight & opinions. Challenge – Groupthink does not equal collaboration.
Collaboration Workflow 101
APRIL 25, 2012
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Why Organizations Don’t Learn
OCTOBER 21, 2015
Where organic, bottom-up meets corporate top-down. An article entitled Why Organizations Don’t Learn by Francesca Gino and Bradley Staats in the November 2015 issue of Harvard Business Review caught my eye.
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? In an organization, narration can take many forms. Blogs and Wikis are inherently more transparent than email, where 90% of collaboration occurs.
The Collaborative, Sharing Economy
AUGUST 14, 2013
A few weeks ago I wrote about my recent participation in the 2013 Roundtable on Institutional Innovation , an Aspen Institute event that took a close look at the impact of digital technologies on the evolution of companies and other organizations.
In networks, cooperation trumps collaboration
JUNE 19, 2012
In networks, cooperation trumps collaboration. Collaboration happens around some kind of plan or structure, while cooperation presumes the freedom of individuals to join and participate. Stephen Downes commented here on the differences: collaboration means ‘working together’.
An Infographic Depicting Learning & Collaboration in Action
FEBRUARY 20, 2013
That role sees me employed by TELUS; an organization that was recently inducted into Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures Hall of Fame. collaboration Culture engagement learning infographic
The Coherent Organization
NOVEMBER 14, 2012
This post continues an ongoing conversation about The Coherent Organization. The article describes The Coherent Organization , the Internet Time Alliance ‘s shorthand for a company where individuals are aligned with the organizational mission and information flows from outside in and back again in ways that accelerate work. Harold made a key addition: Work teams collaborate; learning networks cooperate; communities of practice do both. Coherent Organization
The Rise of the T-Shaped Organization
DECEMBER 15, 2015
The concept of T-shaped skills was first introduced over 20 years ago, but its importance, - to both individuals and organizations, - has continued to rise. The horizontal stroke of the T is the disposition for collaboration across disciplines.”.
Enterprises confront the reality of 'multilayered' collaboration
JANUARY 17, 2016
The arrival of wave after wave of new communications and collaboration tools has overwhelmed many IT organizations. Far from blocking them, smart organizations are finding ways to bring order to the chaos. Collaboration
Moving forward with Social Collaboration
DECEMBER 8, 2013
In the emerging network era we are finding that successful organizations foster openness, so that value can be created by every node in their network. Everyone can and should work in an organization like this.
The Organization as a Cycling Peloton
APRIL 23, 2013
This got me thinking about one of my favourite personal passions (cycling) and our corporate organizations. Maybe if we were to act like a peloton in our organizations, we might see higher levels of employee engagement. collaboration engagement leadership organization cycling peloton
Collaborators, Cooperators and People I Learn From
SEPTEMBER 24, 2015
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.
Enterprises confront the reality of 'multilayered' collaboration
JANUARY 17, 2016
The arrival of wave after wave of new communications and collaboration tools has overwhelmed many IT organizations. Far from blocking them, smart organizations are finding ways to bring order to the chaos
Collaboration, Communication, and Cooperation
NOVEMBER 15, 2016
In thinking about the Coherent Organization , the original proposal from my colleague Harold Jarche was that were two key attitudes: collaboration and cooperation. And I find myself talking about collaboration and communication.
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.
The Collaboration Cycle
JANUARY 29, 2011
In a previous instalment entitled “ The Collaboration Curve ”, I discussed the basic premise that over a period of time and as the use of collaboration methods increase, a user’s knowledge, engagement, network and ultimately their performance would increase.
Collaboration is a means not an end
FEBRUARY 14, 2013
Collaboration Isn’t Working: What We Have Here is a Chasm writes Deb Lavoy in CMS Wire. What about organizations? Where is the deeper insight on the relationship between teams and organizations? Transparency, Collaboration, Sharing, and Narration are all relatively easy.
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.
Do You Exhibit Collaborative Attributes? Does Your Organization?
APRIL 18, 2011
About two years ago, Tammy Erickson asked the question, “ Do You Have The Collaborative Capacity You Need ?” In it, she describes ten enabling factors that help to build the collaborative capacity of an organization. Visit the Collaboration Cycle to get more thoughts on how some of these attributes relate to not only the cycle, but to what I call the Collaboration Curve. collaboration leadership organization Culture learning 2.0
The Collaboration Curve
JANUARY 25, 2011
and rephrase as Collaboration , I thought it would be a good time to introduce “ The Collaboration Curve ”. . Over a period of time, and as collaboration methods between citizens increase (employee to employee, employee to customer, student to faculty, etc.),
Creating More Intelligent Organizations
DECEMBER 26, 2012
collaborating via the Internet, in order to understand how to best. organize these collaborations and enhance them with innovative IT-based. If so, is it possible to create more intelligent organizations?
Organizations, work, and learning
DECEMBER 23, 2014
They cover the main themes of organizations, work, and learning, that I have been discussing on this blog since 2004. The post-hierarchical organization. This article describes the limitations of hierarchies and asks: What does a post-hierarchical organization look like?
The learning organization: an often-described, but seldom-observed phenomenon
MAY 31, 2012
The real barrier to systemic change, such as becoming a learning organization, is command & control management. This is why the third principle for net work , shared power , is a major stumbling block to becoming a learning organization.
The Role of the Collaboration Advisor
NOVEMBER 24, 2012
Today I want to look at the role of the Collaboration Advisor. For many organizations as well as the workers within them, this is going to be a fundamental new approach to working (and learning), so they are likely to need a lot of support as they adopt these new collaboration practices.
The Coherent Organization
JULY 4, 2012
We’re each teasing out the meaning of what we call the Coherent Organization with models. The Coherent Organization. Harold got the ball rolling in a post entitled Cooperation Trumps Collaboration , in which he wrote “Collaboration happens around some kind of plan or structure, while cooperation presumes the freedom of individuals to join and participate. At the Internet Time Alliance, we’re big fans of narrating our work.
The new shape of organizations?
OCTOBER 20, 2015
As I read more about how to create organizations that are resilient and adaptable, there’s an interesting emergent characteristic. While I haven’t had a chance to think about it at scale, like how it would manifest in a large organization, it certainly bears some strengths. More recently, on Harold Jarche ‘s recommendation, I read Niels Pflaeging’s Organize for Complexity , a book also on how to create organizations that are high performance.
The digital collaboration industry continues to flourish
MAY 12, 2015
Far from maturing, the collaboration tool space is busier than ever evolving, branching out, and multiplying. But are organizations able to adopt so many different ways of working together? Collaboration
Organizations Don’t Tweet – Review
MARCH 1, 2012
The title, Organizations Don’t tweet, People Do – A manager’s guide to the social web by Euan Semple pretty well describes this book. It covers the full gamut of what is becoming known as social business, from work literacy to collaboration and innovation.
Who should be your Chief Collaboration Officer?
FEBRUARY 20, 2012
There have been a couple of posts recently on the topic of whether organisations need to have a new role of a Chief Collaboration Officer (CCO). Back in October 2010 Morten Hansen asked the question Who should be your Chief Collaboration Officer on the HBR Blog network.
5 Use Cases for a Corporate YouTube in Organizations
JANUARY 9, 2013
Previously I’ve discussed the benefits and uses of micro-blogging , badging and virtual worlds inside an organization. Of course collaboration platforms like Jive or Confluence come with it as well.
The New CEO Acronym: Collaborative, Engaging & Open
APRIL 20, 2011
Organizations are changing. Others may be fine economically and growth-wise, but their transformation is caused by internal employees self-organizing for the purpose of becoming more collaborative, more engaged and certainly more open.
Teasing apart cooperation and collaboration
AUGUST 4, 2015
There have been a couple of recent proposals about the relative role of cooperation and collaboration, and I’m trying to make sense of them. He has coordination as a subsidiary to cooperation and on to collaboration. And collaboration is when we’re working together with a goal but not clear how we’ll get there. He sees collaboration as working together to achieve a goal that’s for the organization, whereas cooperation goes beyond.
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.
Social Business – Rethinking Innovation, Organization and Leadership
MARCH 1, 2011
Well, here is one potential answer to them all: Social Business – Rethinking Innovation, Organization and Leadership. Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0
Case Study: Tim Hockey, a Collaborative & Transparent CEO
SEPTEMBER 6, 2011
Tim believes there is a direct relationship between customer service excellence, culture and collaboration. Tim believes that ‘culture is everything’ when it comes to an organization. Nobody wants to work in an organization where all they hear is do this, do that.
Distributed research needs collaborative researchers
MARCH 3, 2012
That’s the challenge of the networked organization. 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.