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. Cooperation is not the same as collaboration, though they are complementary. Collaboration is working together for a common objective, often externally directed by management or a client.

continuous learning for collaboration

Harold Jarche

Team collaboration tools support the real social learning at work. 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”. To be effective, collaborative work needs to be done by cooperative people. Jon Friedman identified three major problem areas in collaboration.

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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. . Since the advent of the steam engine in the late 18th century, technology advances have been radically improving the productivity of business, enabling companies to significantly lower their prices while providing higher quality products and services.

Can IBM Watson Workspace Save Our Productivity?

Luis Suarez

Apparently, our productivity as employees has been plummeting since the mid 70s. Yet, productivity still is very weak and we don’t seem to succeed in figuring out who (or what) is to blame for that. Can we help redefine productivity for us all, once more, and, more interestingly, can we rely on technology, specially, AI, to help us out in that daunting task at hand? Collaboration Communities Employee Engagement Enterprise2.0

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. To then finish up with this other really nice quote that clearly differentiates what collaboration and cooperation are, and what they are not: . Teams, groups, and markets collaborate.

From Mass Production to Mass Individualism

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Collaborative Economy , a 2013 report by Jeremiah Owyang , nicely explains the evolution of this Internet-based economy, and the associated shift of economic power from institutions to individuals. The collaborative economy represents the evolution of the social media era. All kinds of new products and services, like Airbnb, are now coming to market. But, digital technologies and lots of information have been eroding the power of large-scale mass production.

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.

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. As minions scurry about, leaving traces of their collaboration and knowledge-sharing, managers will be able to see the whole picture and make informed decisions.

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. Notice how these stated uses generally align with the collaborative & cooperative competencies I identified in my post on cooperation in the networked workplace. Most people want to be collaborative as well as cooperative in order to do better work.

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. You’ve now saved the 50% of your day currently devoted to answering email which you can now use being more non-collaborative on other initiatives and opportunities.

Open, Collaborative Trust Frameworks

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Open, collaborative approaches have been successfully applied to the development of some of the most consequential, disruptive initiatives of the past few decades, like the World Wide Web and Linux. Self-organizing, open communities are now well accepted as a production model for complex initiatives with major societal benefits, - like trust frameworks. A couple of weeks ago I attended a workshop on Inventing the Future of Finance cosponsored by ID³ and the MIT Media Lab.

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.

Productivity tools for the networked workplace

Harold Jarche

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. A Forrester research report - The Total Economic Impact Of Microsoft Office 365 Midsize Customers – describes these collaboration needs of mid-size companies: “Everyone being able to work in a collaborative environment is essential. IT has to make us more productive, smarter.”.

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.

The ABC’s of Collaboration

Dan Pontefract

In my book, Flat Army: Creating a Connected and Engaged Organization (Wiley) I define collaboration as follows: The unfettered allowance and encouragement of employees to both contribute and consume knowledge, insight or ideas with any direct relationship via professional or personal networks to achieve an outcome. Benevolent – To be disposed and to want to do good is a key part of being collaborative with others. Challenge – Groupthink does not equal collaboration.

Social Business Forum 2011 – On Collaboration by Luis Suarez

Luis Suarez

Can we, knowledge workers, collaborate effectively even while working remotely?: How far does culture help influence how collaborative and social a certain business can / will be?: Collaboration Communities Conference Events Enterprise2.0

Why Do We Keep Insisting On Killing Productivity?

Luis Suarez

decided to kill my own productivity? Indeed, in such pretty demanding times, where more and more is expected from us, knowledge workers, where we are continuously asked to produce more with less, where remaining effective, if not even more productive, has taken a new meaning for all of us, it seems like we are doing a pretty bad job at getting rid of productivity killers and help us get better at what we are already doing. Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

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. In a recent article in the MIT Sloan Management Review , MIT Research Fellow Michael Schrage proposed a provocative and counterintuitive approach for enhancing innovation and productivity through man-machine collaborations. We’ve long been leveraging technology to help increase productivity.

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.

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.

The Soft Skills of Collaboration and The Social Enterprise

Luis Suarez

She eventually comes to talk about the stuff that most folks haven’t considered just yet in any open and transparent collaborative and knowledge sharing environment. In short, once you joined the company collaboration is a natural task / activity and, by default, you are pretty good at it. They have just been told that collaboration, specially in today’s virtual, distributed corporate world, is just the norm. Corporate culture has always influenced collaboration.

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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?

Collaborative co-design

Clark Quinn

Things are moving so fast, and increasingly the work will be solving new problems, designing new solutions/products/services, etc, that we won’t be able to anticipate the actual work needs. In short, tying back to my post on collaboratively designing job aids, I think we need to be collaboratively designing workflows.

Productivity Tips on Presentations: Inform, Inspire and Motivate

Luis Suarez

The interesting thing though is that act of humanising our corporate interactions is happening all over the place, so it’s kind of difficult to find an area that may not have been touched by it so far and for a good purpose: that one of improving the way we collaborate and share our knowledge across to get work done more effectively and efficiently , whether internally or externally. Shouldn’t we be aiming at addressing that productivity overkill and do something about it?

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.

9 Ways To Increase Your Productivity While Working From Home

Luis Suarez

It’s like a bit of fresh air coming along in small time lapses that would allow you to transition from one task to another rather easily, without losing much of the control of your own productivity. Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

Workforce collaboration

Harold Jarche

However, this McKinsey Report on Using technology to improve workforce collaboration actually held my attention. The authors describe how companies can see large savings by using web technologies for collaboration (not a new concept). P&G increased its use of collaborative web technologies and in addition mandated that 50% of new product development come from outside the company. This resulted in shorter product cycle times and increased innovation.

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.

Who should be your Chief Collaboration Officer?

Jane Hart

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). This is something close to my heart as I am in fact Senior Director of Collaboration in the Internet Time Alliance , and I have been working recently with a few organisations as they grapple with what it means to support a collaboration culture across the whole of their business. Collaboration Social learning

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. Mass-Collaboration as a basis for procedures for e-participation Thomas Herrman How can several people be supported to contribute to the solving of problems in the social context?

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.

Productivity Tips for the Mobile (Social) Knowledge Web Worker – TweetBot, Pocket, Evernote

Luis Suarez

One of my favourite activities within the Social Web realm has always been that ability to keep up that playful spirit of finding opportunities time and time again to fine tune my overall user experience using social networking tools, whether internal or external, in order to find new use cases, or productivity tips, that would help boost my performance in allowing me to get work done in a smarter way, not necessarily working harder. Collaboration Enterprise2.0

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.

Mass Collaboration Workshop, Day Two

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

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. They create content collaboratively.

Reflections on Innovation, Productivity and Job Creation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I have also been thinking a lot about the impact of these innovations on the productivity of the service sector of the economy in general, and in particular, on the kinds of jobs that we can expect to be created over the next decades to replace those jobs that might decline or disappear as a result of such productivity improvements. Although there are numerous technological innovations that have improved the productivity of services over the past century (e.g.,

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.

Remote Collaboration

Tony Karrer

In other words - How do we collaborate together in remote work teams to be as effective or even more effective than a team that works down the hall? Let me admit that I'm likely in over my head when talking about methods and tools for collaboration.

The Role of the Collaboration Advisor

Jane Hart

Today I want to look at the role of the Collaboration Advisor. As more and more organisations invest in social collaboration platforms (and it’s estimated that 75 percent of enterprise-level organizations will do so in 2013), it will here where collaborative working and collaborative learning will co-exist, as workers use these platforms to continuously share their knowledge and experiences with their team, and other co-workers.

Great Products Don’t Need Customer Service – “La Bicha”

Luis Suarez

In fact, while that scenario was taking place I just couldn’t help thinking about the good number of highly enlightening and educational conversations that I have been having with my good friend Esteban Kolsky on this topic, which pretty much comes to a single, rather powerful conclusion: great products, and great customer experiences, do not need customer service, nor customer support. Yes, of course, I am talking about Apple and its wonderful products.

Designing to encourage “collaborative consumption”

Adaptive Path

A week ago, I posted to an internal list about collaborative consumption: Collaborative Consumption is a term used to describe a new kind of product and service use, away from ownership, and towards sharing, bartering, and the like. The trick to make collaborative consumption work is experience design. This is very much in line with what we talk about when we talk about the service-izing of all products. And, as a result, make people *consume* less product.).

Online Learning Trends Enhancing Employee Productivity in 2017

TOPYX LMS

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. 3 Corporate Online Learning Trends That Can Boost Employee Productivity in 2017. The post Online Learning Trends Enhancing Employee Productivity in 2017 appeared first on TOPYX.

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

Luis Suarez

This major driving force of adoption of much more powerful and emergent collaboration and knowledge sharing tools results in a massive shift of how corporations operate, both internally and externally, transitioning from the old concept of project teams, imposed from high above to top down by the organisation itself, to different collaboration patterns, or personas that clearly reflect the complexity of the working environment we have been exposed to over the last few years.