Ten critical foundations for successful collaborative networks

The Bumble Bee

A Virtual Enterprise Network (VEN) is a voluntary and dynamic community of SMEs that commit to working together for a period of at least six months (ideally, twelve months) to collectively seek opportunities to participate in collaborative projects of mutual business advantage.

So You Want To Bring About Change

Leading Virtually

Specifically, President Obama and his economic team are relying on findings in behavioral economics to make people break old habits and adopt behaviors that are better for them and society. I believe that leaders of traditional and virtual teams who are interested in bringing about change can learn from this article. For those leading a new initiative, making the initiative’s adoption easy often means providing proper and timely training for the adopters.

Joint decision-making about tool use in teams

Joitske Hulsebosch

I'm consulting various people in organisations about the choice for online tools and how to introduce them for use by teams, groups or networks. However, in this networked world, it is my belief that we can be more participatory than that, with more chances of success. Together with Sibrenne Wagenaar I wrote a Dutch article called " So you wanna be a virtual team ?" - have to admit here that the Dutch are a little bit crazy giving an English title but the rest is really in Dutch-.

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Work Stream #4 – Speaking at Client Events


How do we facilitate the successful transition from hierarchies into wirearchies as a new organising principle?’. Is there a way to have a successful working life without email? ’ (The answer, of course, is yes! ).

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Kudos to Pilot on NZ 404 Today

Michael Sampson - Currents

There are, of course, parallels to collaboration and user adoption: - Getting in the same room as your collaborators and talking through the issues can be very powerful. It's in line with what I said yesterday about virtual teams at BP and coaching as a highly-effective user adoption strategy - get out there and work with the people you are trying to make successful. Collaboration User Adoption

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Did Yahoo's Marissa Mayer Really get it Wrong in Banning "Work from Home"?

Governance in a Networked World

The second ‘event’ prompting my reflections on the topic is a recently submitted doctoral thesis entitled “Creativity and Innovation in Virtual Teams” by Hari Sangha , who I was supervising, and therefore reading his thesis closely. could be accommodated by a mature virtual team.

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E L S U A ~ A KM Blog Thinking Outside The Inbox by Luis Suarez » Successful Social Networking for Business Collaboration by Ed Brill

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

They are both from my good friend, and fellow IBM colleague, Ed Brill , who just recently participated in a couple of different events (One of them virtually, with all of its various challenges).

Your Future with SharePoint? Looking Forward

Michael Sampson - Currents

The other six letters in the roadmap are about organisational things, like vision, governance, business engagement, and user adoption. In research conducted in the mid-90s on virtual teams, Jessica and Jeff at NetAge concluded that success was “90% people, 10% technology.”

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Work Stream #1 – Learning Is the Work


This usually happens when second, third or fourth waves of knowledge workers don’t follow the initial rage from the so-called early adopters group. Learn from you, learn with you, on what it is like becoming a successful Socially Integrated Enterprise.

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Face Time

Michael Sampson - Currents

He outlines six key benefits of doing so - such as efficiency and effectiveness benefits for collaboration - and then moves to a key rule: " As we have rapidly embraced and adopted all manners of digital communication, one of the golden lessons to keep in mind is “when starting major initiatives, communities, and projects then start with a series of face-to-face encounters to support the subsequent digital interactions.” It was more successful.

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Circling Around To Enterprise 2.0 Again

Collaborative Thinking

If you go back to its early-days, SharePoint Team Services and SharePoint Portal Server are the root products. They were designed by different teams that did not necessarily take a "long view" of their individual projects. From a deployment perspective - Microsoft adopted an explicit bottoms-up effort to sell SharePoint 2003 within large enterprises. Few organizations back in 2003 adopted a formal enterprise-wide, top-down approach.

Column 2 : Enterprise 2.0: Reports from the Frontier

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Boudinet continued on with information on how they developed a collaborative environment and culture at Volvo with global virtual teams, once the technology was in place to support such collaboration. They’ve developed a network of “culture ambassadors&# who promote the Volvo culture and help people to adopt the culture. They used BaseCamp for technical team collaboration, and online chat for development and debugging details. Column 2 BPM, Enterprise 2.0

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Social Identity Applications: Manage Your Career Online


For a workforce such as programmers and technical professionals who increasingly take advantage of their ability to work with just a broadband internet connection with a capable laptop and cellphone to work in virtual teams, that identity is almost completely formed electronically. Successful policy professionals will likely adopt the strict separation approach. In 2009, "social media" became the conventional buzzword to replace "Web 2.0"

The Technology-Collaboration Disconnect - BusinessWeek

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Instead, successful leaders should think first about behavioral and structural factors, such as the development of trusted relationships. Execution: Is the proliferation of virtual teams breaking our decision making? The tools became a resource to allow teams to work better rather than a task on top of assignments. Identify and prioritize the capabilities teams need and then translate them into the appropriate technology choices.

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In a virtual world, what do we mean by “Community”? « Driving innovation in a digital world

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Home About Archives Driving innovation in a digital world Feeds: Posts Comments In a virtual world, what do we mean by “Community&# ? For a virtual community to survive, some key ingredients are required: A common, stated purpose (affinity).

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Measuring Community Strength | Gil Yehuda's Enterprise 2.0 Blog

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Blog Your path to success Measuring Community Strength by Gil Yehuda on February 4, 2010 in Enterprise 2.0 So starting a community does not mean automatic success. Each successive generation is much less loyal to society, businesses, and government. Adoption in the Enterprise.

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Ten leading platforms for creating online communities | Enterprise Web 2.0 | ZDNet.com

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Whether you’re on the business side, in IT, or are just trying to build virtual teams around shared goals, online communities are rapidly becoming a popular way to organize people and accomplish work in a highly collaborative manner. The open source world has been using vast collaborative online communities to develop complex software products successfully for nigh unto a decade. Pinax is getting considerable early adopter interest.

All work is social. Work is conversation. | The AppGap

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Saba, with the Human Capital Institute, published just this last week a research report * on opportunities for adoption of corporate social networking. And what are the processes and best practices that help organizations large and small achieve success.

A Journey In Social Media: Passion: The Secret Ingredient?

John Tropea - Delicious Community

We spend a lot of time as a team debating why certain people are getting proficient at social media (or 2.0 All with very little success. 1 -- Social media proficiency is essential to the long-term competitive success of our company, and perhaps yours as well. And after some pondering, I explained because everyone that was on the team (which by the way were all volunteers) were there because they wanted to be there.

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The tension in collaboration

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

This article attempts to answer these questions and shine new light on what constitutes successful collaboration. In particular, teams that work collaboratively can obtain greater resources, recognition and reward when facing competition for finite resources.”

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Implementing the Cisco Collaboration Framework

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

review team—which included members from. technologies such as virtual workspaces, social networking tools, web conferencing. other early adopters are now bringing these. Companies that successfully adopt new. and virtual companies), have put collaboration in. tools, including blogs, virtual workspaces, wikis, desktop video, telepresence conferences, web. element to the success of collaborative efforts. the company’s continued success.

Publishing Enterprise Content To Facebook

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

From an employee perspective, social networking provides a ready-made knowledge-management platform for their workers, which will increase adoption rates to the levels that knowledge management was always meant to achieve. Tristan has strong views on how users should be utilising technology, he says, “Mozillas success relies on the Open Source principle and a broad development community that enable us to build easy-to-use products like the Firefox Web browser.

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