GE Goes Box (What about Its Other Collaboration Tools?)

Michael Sampson - Currents

“ GE’s IT organization, tasked with bringing innovative, cutting-edge technology to roughly 300,000 employees located in more than 170 countries, selected Box to: - Make it easy for employees to collaborate across business units and with external parties; - Unify business information across applications, thanks to Box’s open platform and integration with other cloud and on-premise solutions; and. “ What is unclear is what this means for GE’s current collaboration tools.

2014 129

Collaboration tools

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Engineers without Fears Tuesday, September 11, 2007 Collaboration tools James Robertson has been thinking about collaboration tools. As ever, James is practical & clear in his thinking and suggests a 5 phase model (0-4) for organisations thinking about collaboration. Phase 1: Gardening The starting point is to identify an overall owner for the collaboration tools, and to put in place simple governance, policies and management.

SharePoint: Is It Worth Using as a Collaboration Tool?

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Upcoming Events View Upcoming Events Add Your Event Events RSS Feed Reviews View All CMS Reviews Jobs View Jobs Post a Job Jobs RSS Feed Hot Topics: Enterprise CMS Web CMS Mobile Web Engagement Enterprise Collaboration SharePoint Enterprise 2.0 technology collaboration

A World Without Email - Year 2, Weeks 11 to 14 (Email as a Collaboration Tool? No, Thanks!)


People couldn’t find me online readily to engage through my usual various social software tools, more than anything else because of how incredibly busy those couple of days were with what I call meetings galore , which means people decided to send me an email instead.

Email 198

Work Together: 60+ Collaborative Tools for Groups

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Business Productivity - Maker of collaboration tools including Basecamp Basecamp reviews (others listed below). - Online collaboration directed towards small and medium sized businesses. - Allows two computers to connect securely to share their desktops for collaborative work and transfer of files. Google Docs & Spreadsheets - From the behemoth known as Google Google reviews , collaborative documents and spreadsheets.

Stowe Boyd, The collaborative tool manifestation of teams is.

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

The collaborative tool manifestation of teams is the creation of work contexts to which people are invited, and as a consequence of being a member of the group they gain certain capabilities, like seeing documents, or creating and pushing tasks (‘assigning tasks’) to others.

2013 38

Collaboration Tools - Are Information Silos a Problem?

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Support home Products Use Cases Buy Customers Company News Blog Contact Us Collaboration Tools - Are Information Silos a Problem? Blog524 : October 22, 2007 ; Posted by Jordan Frank James Robertsons article Collaboration Tools are Anti Knowledge Sharing? discusses the pros and cons of collaboration tools, with particular emphasis on the problems associated with proliferation of 100s or even 1,000s of information silos.

2007 28

Business simulation without programming opportunity - partner search

The Bumble Bee

Why cant we have an Excel-like tool for business simulation? After developing many bespoke business simulations a thought suddenly entered my head: why can't we have something which is to business simulation what a spreadsheet is to financial modelling ?

Search 148

Being social at work: which communications model to adopt for the enterprise? | The AppGap

John Tropea - Delicious Network

About | Contributors | Contact us | Subscribe: via RSS , via Twitter + sponsored by QuickBase Sponsored post : Access the 7 Tip Series from Intuit QuickBase on using Web-based software Being social at work: which communications model to adopt for the enterprise?

James Robertson on User Adoption Strategies, "a must-read"

Michael Sampson - Currents

In it, he compellingly outlines the need behavioural change if collaboration tools are going to succeed within organisations, and provides a simple four-stage model for planning this transformation. different change strategies that can be applied to gain adoption of collaboration tools. This is a masterwork, and it highlights what organisations must do make collaboration tools work.

Profiling Employee Expertise – the Behavioural Aspects

Michael Sampson - Currents

Having good technology on offer to support the profiling of employee expertise is a helpful capability in collaboration tools. Senior Executive Modelling. If your senior executives want the collaboration tool to succeed, they should model the behaviours they seek from others.

2016 116

Slinging Mud

Michael Sampson - Currents

I used a new term to force a re-think about what’s actually involved in helping people to embrace a new way of working with collaboration tools and approaches.”

2018 127

Can Starting with the Technology Be Business Aligned?

Michael Sampson - Currents

In the ideal (or perhaps idealistic) view of the world, the use of new collaboration tools and approaches is solely “driven by the business.” One of the concepts I have been talking about for a while now is starting the collaboration journey with “Really Understand the Technology” (the R in the ROADMAP model I outline in my book Collaboration Roadmap ). Collaboration Collaboration Roadmap featured

2015 138

Stop Blaming the Tools when Collaboration Fails


. 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. We will just go ahead and keep blaming the tools.

2016 190

Knowing what good looks like…

Chris Collison

When it comes to organisations, with such a wide range of available knowledge-related ingredients, tools and techniques which can have a potential impact, it can difficult to discern “what good looks like” and which ingredients should be given prominence at different times.

2015 55

Webinar on June 12—Breaking Through Barriers to User Adoption

Michael Sampson - Currents

The webinar is entitled Breaking Through Barriers to User Adoption : " In this webinar, collaboration strategist Michael Sampson, author of User Adoption Strategies: Shifting Second Wave People to New Collaboration Technology, will outline his 4 stages for facilitating massive growth in user adoption of new business social and collaboration tools. The 4 Stage User Adoption Model: 1.

2013 140

FSLT13 – What is learning?

Jenny Connected

FSLT13 has started this week, and today George Roberts, Marion Waite and Elizabeth Lovegrove ran the first live session in Blackboard Collaborate (View the recorded session here ).

2013 210

Blog>> User Adoption and Valuating Performance

Green Chameleon

In my position to push knowledge sharing and collaboration tools in a global organisation, I am dealing a lot with how can we motivate the people to adopt a new way of working together and the tools we are developing. © Synergy Corporate Technologies.

2012 173

James Robertson on Collaboration Roadmap - "there's no other book like this"

Michael Sampson - Currents

James Robertson from Step Two Designs recently posted his review of Collaboration Roadmap. After setting the background from his vantage point, James writes: " The book starts by exploring the technology options, through the lens of Michael’s models, including the Seven Pillars and Four Connectors. These help to understand the strengths and weaknesses of different types of collaboration tools, and how they can potentially fit together. Collaboration Roadmap

2012 109

Banning Email at Cisco

Michael Sampson - Currents

Peter Hughes, Cisco’s director collaboration, has banned his staff from using the decades-old technology – modelled on the timeless letter – to broadcast messages to a group of colleagues. He offers web conferencing and online collaboration – both markets addressed by Cisco products – as more productive alternatives. “ Technology companies that sell collaboration tools need to walk this line. Collaboration Software

2014 151

Higher Education in 2025

Jenny Connected

Rising costs and decreasing resources have led to institutions seeking new business models in a search for improved efficiency and productivity. There is similarly a recognised need for greater diversity of educational provision and a move towards openness, transparency and collaboration.

2014 207

Defining Collaboration: Collaboration as a "Technology" (Sense 2)

Michael Sampson - Currents

What is "collaboration"? The question is frequently asked, and in common definitions collaboration is painted as a particular type of human behavior, and includes no reference to technology. In this post, let's tackle the collaboration and technology issue.

2010 178

Reminder: SLA Virtual Conversation on User Adoption

Michael Sampson - Currents

Next week I will be speaking at an SLA event on user adoption strategies for collaboration tools: " During our one-hour conversation in October that will be facilitated by Karen Huffman, Chair of SLA's KM division, we will focus on strategies, roadmaps, and governance for adoption of collaborative tools irregardless of the application selected by an organization. Tell us why you became a collaboration strategist. -

Conversation about Collaboration, User Adoption, and Governance with the SLA KM Division

Michael Sampson - Currents

The one-hour conversation covered topics about collaboration, user adoption, governance, and more. " During our one-hour conversation facilitated by Karen Huffman, Chair of SLA's KM division, we focused on strategies, roadmaps, and governance for adoption of collaborative tools irregardless of the application selected by an organization. Topics covered during our talk included the following: - Tell us why you became a collaboration strategist. -

Technology Stewardship and Unexpected Uses

Digital Habitats

As I work with NGOs attempting to roll out intranets and collaboration tools, I preach two things: technology is designed for groups, but experienced by individual. Role model your experience and practices with tools, but don’t present them as the only options.

Rawn Shah’s Social Networking for Business: A Review

Portals and KM

One book at the top of the pile was Rawn Shah’s Social Networking for Business: Choosing the Right Tools and Resources to Fit Your Needs. and social tools such as IBM’s Quickr that enable community based work. SAP Developer Network), and mass collaboration (e.g.,

2011 195

Adaptation: The Key to Become a Socially Integrated Enterprise


You know, acquiring new habits is not an easy thing to do, specially, when your natural inclination is that one of defaulting to what you are used to, what you have been doing over the course of the years, through traditional collaborative tools, whatever those may well be.

2013 239

News Updates (September 21, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Making Collaboration Work. Cisco released findings from a recent study of collaboration tools and users. " The results from the Cisco collaboration segmentation study suggest that organizations experience the greatest productivity benefits from collaboration when they: (1) Recognize that personal attitudes and organizational culture regarding collaboration are as important as collaboration tools. (2) tools at home. (3)

2009 117

Enterprise 2.0 Summit: Learning from Alcatel-Lucent, IBM, Yves Caseau, BASF & More "How People Matter"

21st Century Organization

supremacy, but their business impact when effectively implemented to enable collaboration in support of business strategy. The mission is clear: enable CEO Ben Vermayen's mandate that employees "Share", a practice Vermayen models by active participation. tools from Web 1.0

2012 169

Changing the world of work: it takes a network

Patti Anklam

After 20+ years working with collaboration tools (beginning with a Lotus Notes precursors) I was seeing, demonstrated, that the future had finally arrived. I wanted to work in a big enterprise where people would be using these tools.

2014 90

Community management: The 'essential' capability of successful Enterprise 2.0 efforts | Enterprise Web 2.0 |

John Tropea - Delicious Community

efforts Posted by Dion Hinchcliffe @ 2:21 pm Categories: Collaboration , Community , Community Management , Customer Community , Enterprise 2.0 , Enterprise Web 2.0 , Grassroots Community , Social Computing , Social Media , Social Software , Web 2.0 In this view, as the utility of things like PCs, e-mail, and computer networks became self-evident, workers naturally found all sorts of good uses for them, and the same goes for social tools.

"Use a Blog as a (Team) Collaboration Platform" - Do Not Pass Go, Do Not Collect $200

Michael Sampson - Currents

Last month, Thursday at GigaOM proposed that a blogging tool could be used as a collaboration platform. But putting effective collaboration tools in place tends to take a little more time. However, there is a way to do so quickly using simple blogging tools that lets you get to work with your team, without having to wait on organizational bureaucracy or corporate IT to set up something on the internal network. Enterprise Collaboration

2011 124

Comparing Collaboration and Social Networks - All Collaboration -

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

And, we know that collaboration is a key driver today for most enterprises. In a recent post, we proposed: The Four Ps of Effective Collaboration. We use this framework below to compare and contrast collaboration and social networks. Tags: collaboration socialnetwork

2010 46

On Working Transparently

Michael Sampson - Currents

Social tools provide a tremendous amount of freedom of movement of ideas and information,” Salesforce executive John Wookey explained earlier this year. Operational models that are less flexible and transparent “have become increasingly stressed as companies get more global and as the market moves faster,” according to Wookey. I've always loved the comment by Martin White - "Collaboration tools show work-in-progress; that there is no work, and there is no progress."

2012 142

Adoption Strategy for Office 365 at Merck

Michael Sampson - Currents

Merck has almost finished an 11 month transition to Office 365 from various older Microsoft products and messaging and collaboration tools from other vendors (e.g., Instead of working on documents, we’ll be collaborating on them. OneDrive makes it possible to share and collaborate on documents from any location, using any device. I don’t see anything about Executive Support / Modelling, but that’s not to say it didn’t happen.

2015 141

Technology Stewardship and Unexpected Uses

Nancy White

As I work with NGOs attempting to roll out intranets and collaboration tools, I preach two things: technology is designed for groups, but experienced by individual. Role model your experience and practices with tools, but don’t present them as the only options.

Beehive Session Notes

Collaborative Thinking

Beehive Unified Collaboration. Notes from Oracle OpenWorld presentation - only took notes on the social and collaboration aspects of the session. Enterprise collaboration is fragmented. Enterprise Messaging / Team Collaboration / Synchronous Collaboration / "Next Big Thing". New: Collaboration Brokering: connections, interest & expertise, relationships, terms & topic: c. common components, interfaces, object model, etc.

2009 127

Start by 'gardening' collaboration

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Tools are being deployed in parallel across many different business units, irrespective of any organisation-wide strategy or support. A planned approach must therefore be taken to the management of collaboration tools within organisations.

2007 37

Enterprise 2.0 Boston June 2010 Highlights: Making Technology Work in Organizations

21st Century Organization

thought leaders and software vendors gathered in Boston starting June 14 for the conference that grew from Andrew McAfee's 2006 MIT Sloan Review article The Dawn of Emergent Collaboration and became the book. . Events Industry change Innovation Social Networks Social Tools Web 2.0

2010 164

Diebold on Re-Imagining Effective Work: Executives Don’t Have to Work Out of Head Office

Michael Sampson - Currents

In Re-Imagining Effective Work I look at how new technology enables a change in not just work practice, but also organizational structure, organizational culture, and even business model. And by implication, a strong embrace of remote communication tools and approaches to enable executive interaction. What’s missing from the list are tools like video conferencing, collaborative workspaces, and a social business tool.

2015 120

Are We In A "Post E2.0 Era"?

Collaborative Thinking

Social software enables people to rendezvous, connect or collaborate through computer-mediated communication and to form online communities. emerged, the collaboration market was pretty stable from a technology viewpoint. While people used e-mail to collaborate, technically e-mail was considered a messaging tool. Collaboration technologies included discussion forums, web conferencing, and virtual workspaces.

2012 168

Review of Stratiteq's Social Collaboration Day - October 4, 2012

Michael Sampson - Currents

I have a presentation to give this afternoon on how collaboration tools can be used to improve organizational efficiency. Yesterday I took an early train to Malmö, for the Stratiteq Social Collaboration Day. At 9am, after a rousing welcome to the 70 delegates by Magnus from Stratiteq, I presented the key concepts, models, and research from Collaboration Roadmap (2011) and User Adoption Strategies 2nd Ed. Collaboration Michael's Happenings

2012 120

Sustainable Enterprises: Innovation Intervention

21st Century Organization

  Skills and competencies are developed as employees learn to assess the external business environment, engage stakeholders, utilize network analysis and collaboration tools, enact data driven decision-making and scenario planning.