The Collaboration Cycle

Dan Pontefract

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. Does it work for you?

Reflecting on Potential Workplace Trends

Dan Pontefract

collaboration corporation Culture employee engagement employees engagement work styles future of work learning I recently had the chance to reflect on the ‘future of the organization’ I suppose it’s one of my hobbies. Thanks to the kind folks at SAP, my thoughts on topics such as “What is Shared Leadership?”, ”, “What If There Were No 9-5 Jobs?”, ”, and “What If We Never Meet Co-Workers Face-to-Face?”

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Try Implementing Flexible Work Options to Increase Employee Engagement

Dan Pontefract

Today, mobile and other technologies keep us constantly connected, and this shift has affected how we interact with our families, how we spend our leisure time, and naturally, how we work. This change is creating an opportunity for companies to shift how they think about and conduct the daily practice of work. Interestingly, there is a correlation to workers who are offered a flexible work arrangement and both loyalty and productivity. How we know it works.

Going Forward to the Past: Management Yahooliganism & No Longer Working From Home

Dan Pontefract

has mandated any Yahoo employee currently working from home (full-time or part-time) must relocate their fingers and keystrokes back to the office by June. That’s right … if a Yahoo employee was able to work from home, it’s no longer in the employee contract. Three lines irked me greatly in this memo missive: “Speed and quality are often sacrificed when we work from home.” Related Posts: I Am A Corporate Floater flat army book Ya, I Cry at Work.

Five Essential Tips to Effectively Work from Home

Dan Pontefract

Being a mobile worker means I can work from the road, a TELUS office, hotels, the odd coffee shop … and yes even at home. Several years ago TELUS introduced a concept called Work Styles where 70 per cent of its team members will work 100 per cent of the time from home or – like me – will work from various locations, including their home. 56 per cent said that having a flexible work option would motivate them to work harder.

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Building Your Headquarters To Boost Employee Engagement

Dan Pontefract

But when an organization does indeed create an office environment and atmosphere that emits harmony, collaboration and a sense of vitality throughout its confines, there is an undeniable and infectious culture that manifests. If they are built right, if the buildings permit collaboration and openness, good things can result from both the organization’s culture and its results. Bock continues, “All of these programs work to create efficiency, community, or innovation.

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.

Remote Collaboration

Tony Karrer

My primary interest here are the methods and tools that allow us to work better as part of remote work teams. 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?

Talking and Walking Collaboration | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

wrote an interesting blog post about people who write about collaboration – by themselves. Anecdote: What do you notice about these recent books on collaboration? This triggered some reflections in the comments about the process of writing collaboratively. Good work M.

Talking and Walking Collaboration | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

wrote an interesting blog post about people who write about collaboration – by themselves. Anecdote: What do you notice about these recent books on collaboration? This triggered some reflections in the comments about the process of writing collaboratively. Good work M.

Talking and Walking Collaboration | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

wrote an interesting blog post about people who write about collaboration – by themselves. Anecdote: What do you notice about these recent books on collaboration? This triggered some reflections in the comments about the process of writing collaboratively. Good work M.

Mastering the Art of Collaboration Through Conversation

Luis Suarez

. Can you have too many conversations at work? And I don’t mean that in the sense of just cultivating, building or nurturing your social capital skills per se, even though we all know they are the key to success for the 21st century organisation , as my good friend Valdis Krebs once wrote about, but I was mainly referring about work related conversations themselves. ‘ Business is a conversation because the defining work of business is conversation – literally.

Talking and Walking Collaboration | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

wrote an interesting blog post about people who write about collaboration – by themselves. Anecdote: What do you notice about these recent books on collaboration? This triggered some reflections in the comments about the process of writing collaboratively. Good work M.

Talking and Walking Collaboration | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

wrote an interesting blog post about people who write about collaboration – by themselves. Anecdote: What do you notice about these recent books on collaboration? This triggered some reflections in the comments about the process of writing collaboratively. Good work M.

Talking and Walking Collaboration | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

wrote an interesting blog post about people who write about collaboration – by themselves. Anecdote: What do you notice about these recent books on collaboration? This triggered some reflections in the comments about the process of writing collaboratively. Good work M.

Talking and Walking Collaboration | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

wrote an interesting blog post about people who write about collaboration – by themselves. Anecdote: What do you notice about these recent books on collaboration? This triggered some reflections in the comments about the process of writing collaboratively. Good work M.

Redefining the Social Employee

Dan Pontefract

These days, with the advent of collaboration platforms, remote work styles and the quest to define an external digital DNA at sites like LinkedIn, BranchOut or Quora, the social employee has taken on a diversified definition. The company’s headquarters, where she works, has seen a population increase of 10 percent whereas the other eight employee sites are up anywhere from 20 percent to 135 percent. collaboration Culture employees engagement social

The Crisis of Meaning in the Knowledge Workforce

Luis Suarez

to me, are all part of the knowledge workforce and, if anything, instead of talking about different generations at work, I always tend to think that it is mostly about embracing and facilitating different working styles within the workforce. But what happens when each and everyone of those work styles don’t have a meaning, nor a purpose, for what they usually do? Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

Four Principles for the Open World by Don Tapscott #hippie2.0

Luis Suarez

More than anything else because of a single key concept that permeates throughout the TED Talk and which I have been advocating for a long while as one of the biggest advantages of making use of social technologies, whether for work or for personal use: Openness. As a network, or as a community, interacting and collaborating with one another. Still think your organisation could live by without breathing a collaborative corporate culture? Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

11 recommendations to create the future of government

Trends in the Living Networks

ideas, some of the recommendations are fairly obvious and straightforward, such as using social tools to facilitate collaborative and flexible work, and making public sector information available (see my earlier post on Government 2.0 and social networking become an increasingly common part of the work style and workplaces of the public sector, lifting the quality of collaboration and accelerating the rate of learning for innovation. Collaboration.

IT & HR: Should They Merge?

Dan Pontefract

Enterprise 2.0 = Work 2.0 = Learning 2.0. Collaborative Work Styles. Enterprise 2.0 = Work 2.0 = Learning 2.0. without Work 2.0 Work 2.0 (the itself, really isn't going to be successful unless the people practices of Work 2.0

The Social Enterprise – Welcome to the Era of Intrapreneurship!

Luis Suarez

However, there is one particular article out there that became one of my all time favourite ones around this very same topic, and more than anything else, because it describes, pretty well, how work has evolved with the emergence of the Social Web in the last few years. Check out Irving Wladawsky-Berger ‘s “ A New Style of Work “ Irving’s blog is probably one of the most refreshing, enlightening and entertaining reads you can bump into at the Internet Blogosphere.

Why Do We Keep Insisting On Killing Productivity?

Luis Suarez

They keep telling us that we need to work more hours, increase our productivity and perhaps become more conscious of the time we spend at work. Yet, time and time again, they keep neglecting and ignoring the fact that traditional work is no longer the vast majority of the knowledge work happening out there. Governments keep failing at understanding and embracing this new dynamic where for most of the road / air warriors out there work happens while we are on the move!

My Next Role Is …

Dan Pontefract

Flexible Work Styles. If you’ve frequented this space, you know I’m a walking Venn Diagram consisting of leadership, collaboration technologies and learning practices. It’s not only my working life purpose, it is the basis of Flat Army and what I’ve been doing for the better part of my entire career. I’ve had the great fortune of working with brilliant people over my now twenty year career.

Grappling with Groups

Clark Quinn

However, in designing learning, working in groups has some real negative perceptions and realities. As my kids complained, on group projects some team members will reliably slack, letting the most driven student do the work. Even with a commitment, there can be differences in working style: getting started early versus preferring to do it under pressure. When I assigned group projects, I told my students I expected them to do equal work, and would grade accordingly.

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After Five Years In My Role We’re Hiring My Replacement. Are You Interested?

Dan Pontefract

November 17th, 2013 marks my 5-year anniversary since joining TELUS ; an organization where I’ve held the position Head of Learning and Collaboration throughout the past half decade of employment. collaborative technologies. It’s this Venn diagram that has made up my overarching work over the past five years at TELUS. I am so deeply proud of the entire TELUS team — inclusive of the Learning and Collaboration team — and what has been accomplished.

In Defense of Alexandra Samuel

Dan Pontefract

I too believe it saves time and it would be so helpful for many to at least try the option for a while and see if it suits their work style. Have we become a society where the difference of opinion — even at a reputable place of collaboration like HBR — is attacked by what I might define as verbal violence? She is open, honest and collaborative.

Loose hierarchies for knowledge management

Harold Jarche

The regression model showed that different organizational factors – especially Ba, work styles, and organizational control – were responsible for the resulting KM profiles of each local office: formal Ba in the U.S. So, for large organizations, not only will no single technology platform meet all your knowledge-sharing, collaboration and cooperation needs, but no single approach will either. Leadership Work Knowledge-sharing practices are highly contextual.

Our New Head of Service Design: On the state of the industry, its value, and why Capital One

Adaptive Path

It’s the recognition that in order to create something that reimagines banking for people, you need a variety of skills, work styles, and areas of exploration. How do these talents impact your work? This is who I am, and that has a huge impact on my work. It doesn’t work without collaboration, and neither does design. These practices make me more nimble, and they make work and life more fun. ☀︎. +g Hey, there’s someone we’d like you to meet.

Meet Your New CEO – Your Kid

Luis Suarez

Summer time is usually one of the busiest times of the year for me in terms of extra curricular work related activities. Well, engaging with the next breed of Leaders : (young) students working through their PhDs thesis on Social Business or Org. Yes, I know what you are going to say… I, too, don’t believe much on the digital divide or the generations divide, however, they do have something special in terms of how they get work done.

Looking Back on Four Decades: My Top 40 Learning Moments

Dan Pontefract

I’m still working on being less abstruse. Having my direct reports physically around me was rule number one; that rule was thrown into the bin in favour of 100% flexible work styles. The more money you make, the less likely it is that you’ll actually collaborate. Moore’s Law is a farce in many organizations without IT budget to improve the work experience itself technologically.

A New Style of Work

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Tom Foremski , a journalist blogger and friend who reports on the business and culture of innovation in Silicon Valley Watcher , wrote an interesting comment in my blog: “In some ways, I see your post-retirement life as being somewhat futuristic, in that it will be the way many people will be working in the future. It's what I call an "atomic" model - collaborating with others on specific tasks/projects and then dissolving those collaborations as you work with others on different projects.

Solutions for An Ageing Population in the Era of Open Business

Luis Suarez

And to define that business problem I won’t have to do anything else than just mention three simple words: Ageing Working Population. We just need to put our minds and hearts to work at it and it will be sorted out right away. Disclaimer: Yes, you all know it already by now, I do work for IBM, but look at the beautiful and rather compelling story portrayed on the video about how technology can have a huge impact within our ageing population. Work will continue.

Open Business – From Adoption into Adaptation

Luis Suarez

And throughout all of that time I have seen a good number of different tipping points and different phases of adoption that have marked a rather interesting evolution into helping social networking for business become the new fabric, the new DNA, of the company in terms of how we collaborate and share our knowledge. Early adopters, first, second, third waves of adopters have all gone through that transformation of how they work and everything.

Our New Head of Service Design: On the state of the industry, its value, and why Capital One

Adaptive Path

It’s the recognition that in order to create something that reimagines banking for people, you need a variety of skills, work styles, and areas of exploration. How do these talents impact your work? This is who I am, and that has a huge impact on my work. It doesn’t work without collaboration, and neither does design. These practices make me more nimble, and they make work and life more fun. ?. +g Hey, there’s someone we’d like you to meet.

Working Your Creative Muscle. Or, How I Signed Up for an Art Project and What I Learned

Adaptive Path

What I got was much more: a new understanding of my working process and insights about the role of personal projects in everyday creativity. Working Your Creative Muscle. Specific elements that worked well: It was related to (but not the same as) my everyday work. Although I was working independently, I was also participating in parallel with others. We work in a rapidly changing environment and we design for the future.

Healthy and Productive Meetings: Free Guidestar Webinar on Feb. 12th

Beth Kanter

A lot of my work consists of sitting — working on a computer, talking on the phone, or attending meetings or conferences. I started using a Fitbit to monitor and motivate me to move, but I also sought out some ways to make walking part of work. 12 (register here ) and I’ve put a session together at the 15NTC on “ Walking as Work ” along with Ritu Sharma to show some ways that we can all integrate walking into work. It’s work.”