working collaboratively and learning cooperatively

Harold Jarche

Learning and development (L&D) practices reflect this priority on error reduction.But knowledge work, especially creative work, is not mere production. Collaboration + Cooperation. Two types of behaviours are necessary in the network era workplace — collaboration and cooperation.

continuous learning for collaboration

Harold Jarche

Team collaboration tools support the real social learning at work. The challenge for distributed teams and organizations is to find ways of understanding what is happening throughout the system and ensuring it is communicated within the network. How can I collaborate better? Team collaboration. Collaboration is what happens when people work together for a common cause. As Peter Drucker said, “Nothing is less productive than doing what should not be done at all”.

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The Collaborative, Sharing Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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.

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.

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.

organizing for the network era

Harold Jarche

In my last post I noted that many organizations today are nothing more than attractive prisons. These organizations are artifacts of a time when information was scarce and hard to share, and when connections with others were difficult to make and required command and control.

lifelong learners in a learning organization

Harold Jarche

The Learning Organization. A model is not a map but a compass that can help guide organizations. But they are necessary for complex work and essential as the organization gets larger. People need ongoing, real-time, constantly-changing, collaborative, support.

The Rise of the T-Shaped Organization

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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.”.

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.

The Role of the Collaboration Advisor

Jane Hart

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

Dan Pontefract

The Power Collaboration Users). collaboration technologies by users: . How can we help you shift to become more collaborative? They are the individuals who, at a 0% collaboration level, are simply ‘aware’ of the 2.0 Aware, Observer, Participative or Collaborative?

Productivity tools for the networked workplace

Harold Jarche

All of the larger organizations have and use Sharepoint. These tools are ubiquitous in business and government, so I have agreed to write a few articles on how they can be used to improve work productivity. IT has to make us more productive, smarter.”.

Did ‘The Beatles’ actually collaborate or were they working in silos?

Dan Pontefract

As a Beatles fan, I’ve grown up thinking their genius had more to do with the innate ways in which the Fab Four actually collaborated. Collaborating was their ‘ticket to ride’. Maybe they didn’t actually collaborate? The Beatles , many say, were musical geniuses.

The ABC’s of Collaboration

Dan Pontefract

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.

Become a More Productive, Empathetic, Creative Person With the Help of AI-Based Tools

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Despite dramatic advances in technology, most of the world’s economies have been stuck in a long period of slow growth and slow productivity. We’ve long been leveraging technology to help increase productivity. But Schrage takes man-machine collaboration to a new level.

IT, Productivity and Organizational Capital

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, to achieve long term economic growth, as well as gains in our standard of living , the US must also focus on innovation and productivity growth. US labor productivity - “the amount of goods and services that a laborer produces in a given amount of time” - grew at only 1.5% This period of slow productivity coincided with the rapid growth in the use of computers in business, giving rise to the Solow. As the US recovers from the financial.

Transmedia Storytelling and Collaborative Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Over the years, I have learned that in order to capture the attention of your intended audience and differentiate your offerings from those of competitors, you have to develop a compelling brand for your new products or services. 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. . Properly done, this can turn your most serious critics into your most important collaborators.

Open, Collaborative Trust Frameworks

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A number of organizations are working to develop digital trust frameworks. For example, the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) was launched by the White House earlier this year to enable “Individuals and organizations [to] utilize secure, efficient, easy-to-use, and interoperable identity solutions to access online services in a manner that promotes confidence, privacy, choice, and innovation.”

The Great Transformation of the Organization Still Needs the How

Dan Pontefract

” The ‘we’ he referred to might have been leaders in today’s organizations. It helps an organization’s margins improve because they make markets vibrant. Efficiency innovations – helps an organization get lean.

Organizations Don’t Tweet – Review

Harold Jarche

How do you manage online environments and encourage them to be a productive use of people’s time? The title, Organizations Don’t tweet, People Do – A manager’s guide to the social web by Euan Semple pretty well describes this book.

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Stop Days: The Secret To Nonprofit Productivity

Beth Kanter

The NTEN Book Club, organized by Lauren McKown and Kai Williams, hosted a video chat this week.This month they have been reading The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout and discussing it in the NTEN online community. Workplace Productivity and Well Being .

The Evolving Social Organization

Harold Jarche

As organizations grow, the original simplicity gets harder to maintain. Current management wisdom – based on Robin Dunbar’s research ; the size of military units through history; and the work of management experts such as Tom Peters – considers the ideal size of an organization to be around 150 people. Today’s large, complicated organizations are now facing increasingly complex business environments that require agility in simultaneously learning and working.

Collaboration is work

Harold Jarche

Tweet As I get together with my Internet Time Alliance colleagues here in California, I really appreciate all of the connecting and conversing we’ve done over the past two years, as our shared experiences ease the path to further collaboration. Working collaboratively and effectively is a challenge for all organizations and must be continuously renegotiated as conditions change. Collaboration is not the same as cooperation.

The means of production

Harold Jarche

The means of production are knowledge, creativity and ingenuity. Knowledge cannot be separated from the knowledgeable person and even more importantly, knowledge can be increased through collaboration amongst knowledgeable people. Knowledgeable people are the means of production.

Agility through collaboration

Harold Jarche

Instead of factory-style production teams, agile programming uses far fewer, but better, programmers. In short, tying back to my post on collaboratively designing job aids, I think we need to be collaboratively designing workflows.

Collaboration and Cooperation

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Can we say it has a direct parallelism with the distinction Collaboration vs Cooperation? Collaboration belongs to groups, while cooperation is typical of a network. Diversity - in the case of a collaboration, diversity of aim or objective is not desired. While individuals may engage in different activities, each is understood only in terms of the common end or goal, as in the production of a car on an assembly line.

Identifying a collaboration platform

Harold Jarche

Step Two, or a concurrent step, would be to look at how to enhance collaboration. First of all, collaborative work tools must be simple to be effective. A collaboration platform that is over-engineered would be counterproductive. The key aspect of a collaboration platform is that should make work more transparent and rewards sharing. Connect the LMS to a collaborative work platform. Migrate learning to a collaboration platform and minimize use of the LMS.

The Evolution of Collaborative Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For over a dozen years now the concept of collaborative innovation has been at the center of much of my work. The Internet, and all the social media platforms and applications in its wake have been one of the major enablers of collaborative innovation the world has ever known. What we are now seeing, he wrote, “is the broad and deep emergence of a new, third mode of production in the digitally networked environment.

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. These are tools that download and organize Wikipedia datasets. And the influence people have on real political decisions was unclear - was it really about mass collaboration, or merely mass contributions.

Mass Collaboration Workshop, Day Two

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

People use tags in order to structure, organize and refind resources. Note that coordination here is not really needed, in contrast to other systemss of mass collaboration. Response: I don''t think it is completely different - when you read an article, I understand some, I don''t understand some, I try to use it - I would lable this a collaborative process. This leads to the exploration of the potential for modeling collaborative knwoledge through its networks structure.

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

Luis Suarez

Here is the embedded code of the video recording: Organizations or Communities? The new Collaboration Ecology – Luis Suarez. I would love to know more … Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

The Link Between BYOD and Increased Productivity

TOPYX LMS

A BYOD policy also makes it easy for employees to access corporate data and online training materials, which can increase productivity. Of all the benefits listed here, increased productivity usually pleases company leaders most.

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. This created productive heterogeneity.

Leverage eLearning Tools to Organize Business

TOPYX LMS

Businesses can’t exist apart from organization. Or, more accurately, successful businesses can’t exist without organization. Almost any company can be high-performing/producing, but in order for this status to be reached, organization must be paramount.

How to replace top-down training with collaborative learning (1)

Jay Cross

They have to keep up with a torrent of new products and services, not just their own but also their competitors’. But this way of learning – autonomous searching and social collaboration – has not yet been re?ected Orders and instructions are pushed down through the organization.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Outsourcing and Collaboration

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Home Archives Subscribe « A Key Trend for 2007 - and Beyond | Main | Well Functioning Business Ecosystems » January 08, 2007 Outsourcing and Collaboration A variety of books and papers have been written on the growing trend of outsourcing products and services.

Online Learning Trends Enhancing Employee Productivity in 2017

TOPYX LMS

This multi-million dollar industry is adaptable and relied upon by a variety of types of organizations including multinationals, nonprofits, businesses, healthcare systems, etc. Corporate Online Learning Trends Can Boost Employee Productivity . They want to know which trends are noteworthy, and which can facilitate a productive workplace. Read on to discover a few online learning trends that can bolster company culture and increase employee productivity in 2017.

The Cloud and Collaboration

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Hope can emerge from new collaborative models based on a new paradigm; science and art will act gracefully to match human nature, and to shape the future of humanity. (80+1, It expresses the idea that the cloud enables us to work together, to collaborate, to forge a new consensus. The cloud, in other words, reinforces the ways with which we have attempted hitherto to organize ourselves. What is collaboration, though? 127) Do neurons collaborate like this?

Virtual Worlds in an Organization are not a Time Waster (and other beefs)

Dan Pontefract

A few months ago, I wrote a piece called, “ Five Uses for Virtual Worlds in the Workplace ” which — rather obviously — explored ways in which virtual worlds can increase engagement, productivity and culture inside an organization.

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

Jay Cross

In the Hierarchical organization, employees were the only people who received corporate training. Aside from compliance training and new product introductions, most training focused on novices – either newhires who needed orientation or workers mastering a new skill or subject.

Create a Collaborative Company Culture with an LMS

TOPYX LMS

When an entire organization of individuals is united in their mission and undergirded by collaboration, nothing is impossible for them. Some companies have a culture that is richly collaborative. Promote Collaboration with an LMS. They all promote collaboration.

Barriers to Collaboration

Harold Jarche

In Why Businesses Don’t Collaborate , Stewart Mader and Scott Abel ask 523 workers about their information sharing habits. In reading through the responses and sample comments, it becomes obvious that there are two technologies that limit workplace collaboration - e-mail & meetings. … people … recognize that trying to conduct group collaboration and revision by email is not optimal.

The First Step To Improving Employee Engagement Is To Connect With Your Team

Dan Pontefract

connecting, of course, is the first stage in the Flat Army ‘Collaborative Leader Action Model’). Whichever organization that is studying employee engagement you fancy, the data doesn’t lie.