Mastering the Art of Collaboration Through Conversation


Collaboration is probably one of the most loaded words in today’s workplace that I can think of (And I am pretty sure there are plenty of other good candidates out there as well!) So when I started reading through Andrew’s article about ‘ How much collaboration is too much? ’

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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. Collaborative technologies by themselves are not the problem.

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Collaborative Discussions

Michael Sampson - Currents

Having a discussion is one of the fundamental patterns of human interaction that can be approached collaboratively … or not. I have been reflecting on what “taking a collaborative approach” means in the context of discussions; here are five ideas: 1. Approaching a discussion with the outcome specified as “getting what I want from the others” is an imposition, not a collaboration. Being Collaborative featured

PhD by Publication and Collaboration

Jenny Connected

This was not even collaborative. none of my collaborators have had the same overall experience), all my published papers have been written collaboratively. In my thesis, I argue that collaboration was central and essential to my research.

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Collaborators, Cooperators and People I Learn From


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.

2015 76

On Acting Collaboratively

Michael Sampson - Currents

I have been reminded over the past couple of months about the behaviors or acts of collaboration – what does it look like when someone acts collaboratively? So much of our collaborative activity happens without being able to see the other person or what they are doing when they work. Stuff happens that upsets even the best laid plans, but it is the quick and regular sharing of those happenings that allows a group of collaborators to flex together.

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Cultivating Collaborative Behaviour

Michael Sampson - Currents

The presentation looks at the fundamental human practices of collaboration, and gives a series of strategies and approaches for individuals, teams and groups, managers, and executives to cultivate such behaviour in organizational life. – slides 4-7: about the topic of collaboration, which is a word that be used to mean many different things (and thus cause confusion and misunderstandings). – slide 10: a general definition of collaboration.

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Social Factors in Collaboration

Michael Sampson - Currents

This presentation explores social factors in collaboration, particularly how the way people behave impacts on adoption of new ways of working together. Understand collaboration behaviours (slides 19-39) … a look at some of the things people care about, and how that impacts their willingness to share and collaborate. What people care about creates different styles of sharing, and thus ways of collaborating.

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Where’s the Collaboration?

Michael Sampson - Currents

Where’s the collaboration? Except with members of his own team, it is unlikely that he’ll be doing a lot of collaboration with other members of the firm. And thinking about it, that may never actually happen, because the best outcome of his work is that he enables people from the firm to be productive and effective with Office 365 in their work, not to collaborate with him. Perhaps collaborative ways of working are being practiced, but they are hidden from him.

2016 32

The Soft Skills of Collaboration and The Social Enterprise


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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Collaboration Systems and Wearables

Michael Sampson - Currents

The Apple and Android options allow the installation of apps, meaning these have the potential to be used in conjunction with collaboration systems. Where else could our collaboration systems work with wearables? Collaboration Hardware

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Teamwork Needs Healthy Friction to Collaborate and Get Work Done More Effectively


Who would have thought cooking together would provide just the perfect level of healthy friction you would need to help your team(s) members collaborate more openly and effectively to get even more work done? Collaboration Communities Employee Engagement Enterprise2.0

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Roadblocks to the Uptake of Collaboration Tools

Michael Sampson - Currents

A recent market research study by AIIM highlights various problems in the uptake of collaboration tools in enterprises: … 93 percent of business leaders believing internal collaboration is either crucial or very important to what they do, and 59 percent holding the same to be true of external collaboration. Collaboration Software

2014 61

Collaborating Across Borders: Five Keys to Creating Powerful Partnerships

Partnering Resources

Collaborating across borders. He needed to integrate the new divisions quickly and help them collaborate with his existing organization. In addition, they were used to working alone and saw no reason to collaborate with their new peers. Collaboration Leadership Team Performance

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Three Pre-Conditions for Productive Collaboration

Michael Sampson - Currents

Being successful in using the strategy of collaboration requires three pre-conditions: practice, process, and potential. Without these, the likelihood of success with collaboration is severely diminished. . Practice, the first pre-condition, is the human practices of collaboration. In order for people to work with other people, there needs to be a fundamental set of collaborative practices at play. Without these human practices, collaboration cannot flourish.

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Enterprise Collaboration TechFest – Melbourne (June 2017)

Michael Sampson - Currents

The Eventful Group is hosting the second Enterprise Collaboration TechFest in Australia in June. Creating a Business Culture Embracing Collaboration. Sustaining the Momentum of Collaboration.

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Remote Consulting on Collaboration Strategy

Michael Sampson - Currents

When I’m not on the road, however, I still work with clients around the world on their collaboration strategy. For example, these client projects were delivered completely remotely, with no travel required to work with the client: University (New Zealand, 2014) … Provided input on the firm’s adoption and change management strategy for its new SharePoint 2013-based intranet and collaboration environment.

2015 44

Real Story Group: Enterprise Collaboration and Social Software Market in 2016

Michael Sampson - Currents

Real Story Group released its 2016 briefing on the state of the enterprise collaboration and social software marketplace, and a blog post with some highlights. Collaboration Software

2016 63

Enterprise Collaboration and Social Software – Your Perspective

Michael Sampson - Currents

When people ask me for input on their collaboration and social software choices, I always ask if they have purchased / read / analysed the report from The Real Story Group on this topic. At RSG, we have been tracking the enterprise collaboration and social software market for close to a decade now. So, if you are involved in your organization’s internal social or collaboration efforts please take fifteen minutes to participate in RSG’s survey.

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“The Ability to Work Collaboratively”

Michael Sampson - Currents

In a recent BusinessWeek article on Recruiting Preferred Skills (print edition, April 13-19, 2015), I was initially surprised and then delighted to see the prominence placed on the “ability to work collaboratively.” ” It was very cool to see the reality of collaborative capability being emphasised by corporate recruiters. – interestingly, none of the top 10 schools scored highest on teaching the ability to work collaboratively. Being Collaborative

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What is collaboration?

Michelle Laurie

Have you ever collaborated with someone yet didn’t feel like it was quite collaboration? I feel the word collaboration is used loosely and should be reserved for times when all contributors are needed to create the outcome.

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Collaborative Working vs. Clarity

Michael Sampson - Currents

Now nobody knows who does what, who’s accountable for what, we have multiple teams sniffing around the same customer deals, we talk about “collaborative working” and never do it. “Collaborative working” should never be an excuse for lack of business purpose, strategic direction, individual and joint accountability, job clarity, contribution, etc. Being Collaborative

2015 24

New Deloitte Collaboration Study laments meetings & distractions costs

The Bumble Bee

According to a new Deloitte Australia report, The Collaborative Economy, overlong meetings, distractions and failed projects are costing their economy $5.4 Reading through the report there a few interesting statistics, such as: • 30% of participants want to collaborate more.

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Driving Organizational Change with Social & Collaborative Technologies

Collaborative Thinking

Driving Organizational Change With Social & Collaborative Technologies. Social Networking & CollaborationDelivered at Interop, May 2011, Las Vegas. View more presentations from Mike Gotta. . . . Enterprise 2.0

The Art of Collaborating Effectively in Virtual Teams


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.

Social Factors in Collaboration – a presentation

Michael Sampson - Currents

The presentation explores social factors in collaboration, particularly how the way people behave impacts on adoption of new ways of working together. Understand collaboration behaviours (slides 19-39) … a look at some of the things people care about, and how that impacts their willingness to share and collaborate. What people care about creates different styles of sharing, and thus ways of collaborating. Being Collaborative Latest Updates

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The Limits of Collaboration?

Michael Sampson - Currents

Collaboration is not a paneaca, a silver bullet to all good things. There is a time and place for collaborating - for working with others, for gathering and exploring ideas, for joint work, for seeking common ground - but there is equally a time for a leader to make a clear decision. A number of years ago, the senior leaders decided to make a big push into "collaboration," and so the traditional command-and-control culture was replaced by what they called a collaborative one.

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Competences for Global Collaboration MOOC

Jenny Connected

A new MOOC – Competences for Global Collaboration – is due to start on April 22nd. As Charles Darwin is thought to have said: Tagged: #cope14 , collaboration , MOOC , pedagogy , University of Applied Sciences. COPE14 #cope14 collaboration MOOC pedagogy University of Applied Sciences

2014 33

Blog>> Visual Collections for Sharing and Collaboration

Green Chameleon

Why is this the trend happening, and what can we learn from it in the context of knowledge sharing and social collaboration? What does this mean for knowledge management and social collaboration? Since a few months there is a big trend on the web: visualisation of data and information.

2012 78

Moving Beyond “Collaboration” Meaning Video and Calling: Cisco Partners with Jive

Michael Sampson - Currents

When I first wrote the Seven Pillars of IT-Enabled Team Productivity (in 2005), I focused on the needs of collaborative teams from technology. I got called on that a couple of times, but my response was always along the line of: video meetings are okay and have a role to play, but the real opportunity is in building effective habits for collaborating beyond real-time exchange / interaction. to deliver the best in enterprise social collaboration to our customers.

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The Stakeholder Collaboration Game

The Bumble Bee

The Stakeholder Collaboration Game allows teams to simulate increasingly complex scenarios involving multiple goals and multiple stakeholders. Click To play The Stakeholder Collaboration Game.

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A Day in the Life with Unified Collaboration – from Unify

Michael Sampson - Currents

The team at Unify have released a video insight into work life with unified collaboration tools. Collaboration Software

2014 39

Defining Collaboration - 2. Four Types of Work

Michael Sampson - Currents

I've said that collaboration is about "people working with other people towards a common outcome." While people work together all the time, not all work is "collaboration" per se. Is it going up the ladder, to where greater collaboration is required? Collaboration

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cloudhead - Cooperation vs Collaboration

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

cloudhead by @ shiftctrlesc Cooperation vs Collaboration We often use these words interchangeably, but they represent fundamentally different ways of contributing to a group and each comes with its own dynamics and power structures that shape groups in different ways … When collaborating, people work together (co-labor) on a single shared goal. If an orchestra is the sound of collaboration, then a drum circle is the sound of cooperation.

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Aligning Collaboration with Business Processes

Portals and KM

Forrester recently issued a new report, The State Of Collaboration Software Implementations: 2011 by TJ Keitt with Matthew Brown and Joseph Dang. The tipping point for gaining benefits related to flexible working styles is after a business deploys four or five collaboration technologies.

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Report On Intranet Analytics – Required Reading for Collaboration Teams and Analytics Vendors

Michael Sampson - Currents

At the end of 2011 I published Collaboration Roadmap , and then faced a decision about what to do regarding User Adoption Strategies. Are people creating and collaborating or only consuming?

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Don’t Underestimate the Power of (Social) Collaboration. It Is Not a Given


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.

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"Collaboration" vs "Social Media" = "Internal Collaboration" vs "External Engagement"

Michael Sampson - Currents

Steven shares his analysis of the difference between collaboration and social media : " Here’s the difference. Generally, Social Media is aimed externally, outside the walls of your business, (customers, vendors, competitors) and Collaboration is aimed internally, inside the walls of your business, (employees). I would argue that Social Media and Collaboration are equally important. Collaboration Enterprise Collaboration

Innovation: Less Structure, More Informal Collaboration #collaboration #innovation #cycling

Michael Sampson - Currents

CollaborationCarol comments on a recent MIT study that found that 80% of breakthrough innovations didn't occur in training sessions or formal meetings. The breakthroughs came through informal / chance encounters: " In other words, innovation is less a product of structured processes and more a result of informal conversations.

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Defining Collaboration - 5. Collaboration Scenarios as a Way of Classifying Collaboration Technology

Michael Sampson - Currents

This is the fifth post in a series about defining collaboration. Previously: - Post 1 looked at the three P's of collaboration (potential, process, and practice). What's a Collaboration Scenario. A List of Collaboration Scenarios. How to Use Collaboration Scenarios.

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