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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.

Enterprise social technologies

Harold Jarche

I am presenting on enterprise social technologies, learning and performance at the Learning Technologies conference in London today. Enterprise social networks can help connect collaborative and cooperative behaviours to support learning by doing and knowledge-sharing.

Technologies for collaboration and cooperation

Harold Jarche

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.

Beyond collaboration

Harold Jarche

In A Wicked Problem , I said that all levels of complexity exist in our world but more and more of our work deals with real complex problems (in which the relationship between cause and effect can only be perceived in retrospect), whether they be social, technological, or economic.

Collaboration Workflow 101

Dan Pontefract

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Leveraging Technology

Clark Quinn

The short story is that the initial approach being taken weren’t leveraging technology effectively. The eye-opener for me was the fact that the approach initially taken wasn’t leveraging technology. Of course, that’s the point of the revolution , getting smarter about aligning technology with how our brains think, work, and learn. developing ideas and approaches in collaboration (transparently, showing your work).

From “learning technologies” to “social technologies”

Jane Hart

Social technologies now play a big part in everything we do, and it is quite clear that many knowledge workers use a variety of social tools and networks not only to help them get work done, but also to learn efficiently while on the job.

Making collaborative work work

Harold Jarche

Tweet Everyone talks about collaboration in the workplace today but what does it really mean? Blogs and Wikis are inherently more transparent than email, where 90% of collaboration occurs. How do you get from here to there?

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.

Stop Blaming the Tools when Collaboration Fails

Luis Suarez

. We, human beings, seem to always be very keen on blaming the tools (and technology, in general, for that matter) whenever things just don’t work out all right , specially, in the collaboration space. Collaborative technologies by themselves are not the problem.

Learning in the Collaboration Age

Charles Jennings

The Collaboration Age On a wider plane the Web has been the harbinger of the Collaboration Age. It has blown away many of the barriers to access and has reinforced the power and influence of collaboration and co-operation 1 over silo mentalities.

Collaboration Workflow 101

Dan Pontefract

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The Collaboration Commons Idea

Dan Pontefract

One of the problems that I see occurring in both offices and schools is we’re often stuck with 19 th century collaboration infrastructure with 21 st century technology and wishes. Perhaps we start thinking about the ‘ Collaboration Commons’.

In networks, cooperation trumps collaboration

Harold Jarche

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’.

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. Technology

Timeline of Emerging Science and Technology: A visual framework

Ross Dawson

Since Richard has moved back to London we’ve collaborated less on frameworks, however Richard has continued to do some marvellous work. Here is a small selection of the emerging technologies mentioned in the visual: Vibration energy harvesting. Technology trends Uncategorized

Collaboration is a means not an end

Harold Jarche

Collaboration Isn’t Working: What We Have Here is a Chasm writes Deb Lavoy in CMS Wire. Why do we not yet have 100 words for different kinds of collaboration and teams, as expert in it as we think Eskimos are about snow?

How to become a Collaboration Consultant

Jane Hart

The advent of social technologies brings huge benefits to a work team, including the facility to improve communication, enhance continuous learning and performance improvement and capture organisational knowledge.

The Collaboration Curve

Dan Pontefract

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.),

Does technology improve employee engagement?

Dion Hinchcliffe

The endless parade of technologies to improve workforce collaboration has certainly led to the shrinking of time and distance, but has it actually let to a long-term increase in engagement and business performance? What should enterprises do today? CXO Enterprise Software IT Priorities Unified Comms Enterprise 2.0 Social Enterprise

Does technology improve employee engagement?

Dion Hinchcliffe

The endless parade of technologies to improve workforce collaboration has certainly led to the shrinking of time and distance, but has it actually let to a long-term increase in engagement and business performance? Collaboration What should enterprises do today?

Exploring IBM's vision for enterprise collaboration

Dion Hinchcliffe

The company that first brought the industry the then-breakthrough technology of groupware in the 1990s is now moving towards cognitive collaboration for differentiation, says IBM's new head of collaboration, Ed Brill, as he grapples with the company's many offerings in the space

Can AI Help Translate Technological Advances into Strategic Advantage?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic,” is one of the most memorable quotes of science fiction writer Arthur C. But, as we better understand its promise and limitations, technology becomes just another tool we rely on in our work and daily life.

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. Specially, since not all of us are true, natural collaborators. Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

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Social Collaboration 101 (Online Workshop)

Jane Hart

The advent of social technologies brings huge benefits to a work team, including the facility to improve communication, enhance continuous learning and performance improvement and capture organisational knowledge. Next public online workshop runs: 4 – 29 May In the workplace, people learn continuously as a result of working in their teams.

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.

A Growing Backlash Against the Relentless Advances in Technology?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Given the relentless impact of technology-based innovation on just about all aspects of society, I like reading the views of different people on the subject, especially those outside my own worlds of technology and business.

Should Employees Be Incented to Use Social Technologies?

Dan Pontefract

One of the key leadership qualities that should be demonstrated by leaders in 2011 and beyond is collaboration. I define collaboration as the act of being continuous, authentic, receptive and enriching in all aspects of work life.

Modernising Classroom Training through Technology (Online Workshop)

Jane Hart

This workshop looks at how to modernise classroom training through the integration of technology. Encouraging the use of technology for personal learning in the classroom (week 1). Promoting communication and collaboration in the classroom (weeks 3 and 4).

Education Technology Strategies - Day One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

lessons scripted around 1:1 laptop); IT issues - we were a Windows network, with everything on our own domain - we needed to open eg printing etc O - consumer technology far more accessible in 2012 esp. dates to classical Greece How does technology change this? - Most classrooms still dominated by teachers teaching answers and students remembering them We can change the technology but if we haven''t changed the goal we really haven''t accomplished anything.

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). Back in October 2010 Morten Hansen asked the question Who should be your Chief Collaboration Officer on the HBR Blog network.

Being clear on collaboration

Clark Quinn

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. It’s like a shared whiteboard, with technology support to facilitate things like editing, formatting, versioning, and more.

The difference between social learning and social collaboration

Jane Hart

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. But a new definition of social learning has emerged in the last few years; one that implies the use of social technology to underpin learning. So why is there a need to focus on social collaboration ? First published 25 March 2015.

Blockchain - Once Again, the Technological Genie Has Been Unleashed from its Bottle

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

His 2006 Wikinomics predicted the rise of mass collaboration in what became known a few years later as the On Demand Economy.

Why your networks and collaboration are at the heart of the value you create

Ross Dawson

Thanks to technology, we can work anywhere. If the concept of ‘a job for life’ disappeared in the 1970s-80s, technology in the 2000s is allowing the talent market to become completely granular, with skills available on demand and businesses operating in as lean and flexible a way as possible.

Call it Collaboration, Not Enterprise 2.0 or Social Business

Dan Pontefract

Collaboration. Let’s call it “Collaboration”. As the noun of the word ‘collaborate’, it embodies what Enterprise 2.0 Oh, it’s two or more people working together, collaborating on stuff. Collaboration. collaboration enterprise 2.0

Transmedia Storytelling and Collaborative Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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. .

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. The ''collective'' aspect of social tagging basically comes from what the technology does. A technology recommender system was developed based on the principles of this model.

The collaboration field needs to cooperate

Harold Jarche

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.

Open, Collaborative Trust Frameworks

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Regulatory and policy practices cannot possibly keep pace with technological change. Therefore, ID ³ believes, governance principles should be expressed as software that is then able to evolve to incorporate advances in technology and to support changing market and societal requirements. 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.