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.

2017 151


Viv Mcwaters

There’s been an interesting discussion amongst facilitators about whether or not collaboration is more complex now than previously. All I can say is that for me collaboration has never been easier. I can find people to collaborate with – whether they live nearby or on the other side of the planet – and we can communicate using a whole range of media, with my particular favourites being skype, blogs and Twitter. Tags: Collaboration

Information Theory and Uncertainty in Collaborative Teams

Michael Sampson - Currents

Information theory says that new information reduces uncertainty. That something additional reduces the set of possible actions or outcomes. That as more information is gathered, collected, captured, understood and refined, uncertainty is reduced to such an extent that certainty rules the day.

2018 127

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

2015 172

Driving as Collaboration

Michael Sampson - Currents

It’s the collaboration of driving: everyone working together to get each person safely to where they are going. In recent years I have trained four of my children to drive (sometime soon we’ll be at the halfway point: four down, seven to go).

2017 116

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.

2016 190

Collaboration vs. Cooperation

Michael Sampson - Currents

On Quora someone asked about the difference between collaboration and cooperation. Danny was first to answer with: Collaboration is “working together toward a shared goal” I don’t know the formal definition of cooperation but guess it means “working together” People do not require a shared goal to cooperate. Collaboration Theory

2016 89

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.

2015 104

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 89

Becoming Collaborative

Michael Sampson - Currents

will not mysteriously transform organizations from collections of highly competitive loners to well integrated, cooperative groups of collaborators. Replace "groupware" with "collaboration technology" or "social" and it's just the same. Helping people / organizations with the recommended planning is the focus of my consulting work and my recent books - such as Collaboration Roadmap and User Adoption Strategies. ). Being Collaborative" Groupware.

2012 98

Civic Crowdfunding vs Tax – Collaborative Government #Gov2

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Collaborative projects eg. By the way, World of Warcraft is good for teaching that… digital economy government Online Communities social media Social Media Australia #budget2014 collaboration democracy

2014 201

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 141

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.

2014 104

Xtreme Collaboration

Networking Action

Many times I hear people say they’re fearful of collaborating because it might endanger funding relationships. Although the change community talks about the need to collaborate, the story goes, the basic dynamics throw us into competition that undermines collaboration. Or, … Blog

2015 100

Collaborating in Office 2013

Michael Sampson - Currents

While the updates coming in the new Office are too many to elaborate on in this post, I want to look briefly at how Microsoft is further building collaboration capabilities into the heart of Office. Read more: Collaborating in Office 2013.

2013 127

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 98

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.

2015 89

Scaling online collaboration

Endless Knots

The web makes it possible for, in effect, infinite numbers of people to collaborate. But how do you collaborate with infinite numbers? Collaboration Networks and NetworkingIt's a problem. If you're not in the field, what am I talking about?

2013 119

Developing Communities for Collaborative Innovation: Recap of CMX Online Workshop

Online Community Strategy

This is a short post to recap the online workshop I did with David Spinks of CMX about developing Collaborative Innovation Communities. With the right programs, platforms, community ecosystem design and internal alignment, Collaborative Innovation communities can produce incredible value.

2018 46

Why Use Collaboration Tools?

Michael Sampson - Currents

Following on from the Why Collaborate? infographic , I've just posted on a different question - Why use collaboration tools? : ". given the realities of business and organizational life today, the nature of collaboration has changed. Read more: Why Use Collaboration Tools?

Defining Collaboration - 1. The 3P's of Collaboration

Michael Sampson - Currents

What does the word "collaboration" mean? One way of thinking about collaboration, then, is to look at the three P's: Potential, Process, and Practice. In order for collaboration to work - and I'm not even talking about technology at the moment - all three need to be in place.

2011 142

Time Spent Collaborating: Research by Steelcase

Michael Sampson - Currents

My takeaways: – confirms my perspective that most collaboration is in small group settings, and thus the centrality of supporting individuals and small groups of people to be effective in collaboration. Being Collaborative

2016 116

Why Collaborate?

Michael Sampson - Currents

Over on The Smarter Office blog, I posted Why Collaborate? CollaborationAn (Almost) A to Z. But, I'm missing six of the letters. Do you have any ideas for completing the A to Z? Bonus Points. If you live in Western Europe, there are three Plantronics Savi W740 headsets available for the best answers.

2012 89

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

2014 189

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.

2017 116

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.

2011 130

The Unboxing of Collaboration Roadmap (2011)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Collaboration Roadmap has landed. Collaboration RoadmapEnjoy the unboxing. I'm beavering away on the pre-orders right now.

2011 169

Office 365 Getting More Collaborative

Michael Sampson - Currents

Collaboration Software Document Co-Authoring The Microsoft Office 365 team recently announced some upcoming changes in the Office Web Apps in Office 365. The announcements were intended to set the scene on what is being worked on over the next 12-18 months.

2013 142

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 169

Taking Collaboration Too Far

Michael Sampson - Currents

On The Smarter Office blog, I wrote about the dangers of pushing collaboration too far: " In a couple of recent conference presentations, I’ve shared some concerns with taking the concept of collaboration too far, or pushing it into areas that are ill-suited to the nature of collaborative interaction. I talk about four concerns: - Killing initiative through micro-task collaboration. Read more: Taking Collaboration Too Far. Collaboration Collaboration Culture

2012 98

Collaboration 2.0 by 3-year-olds

Endless Knots

Confused about collaboration and what it really means? 90% people, 10% technology Collaboration Family Lake and FinnLake and Finn help here, leaving us with a bit of a cliffhanger. Perhaps they'll be back to finish the story.

2012 124

Collaboration online

Jenny Connected

Many online courses now require students to collaborate, but we know that just putting people together in the same space isn’t enough? What should a tutor do to prepare students for collaborative tasks? Gilly Salmon’s 5-stage model provides very good guidelines on how to prepare for collaborative tasks online. Tutors also need to decide whether the collaborative groups will be self-selected or whether students will be put into groups by the tutor.

Magor Visual Collaboration WorkSpace

Michael Sampson - Currents

Magor, a provider of video collaboration capabilities, announced a major win with the Richard Ivey School of Business. Magor’s flagship software product, Visual Collaboration Workspace, offered a reliable solution to fulfill the school’s demand for video activity by providing a greater array of capabilities beyond traditional video participation. Collaboration

2012 104

“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

2015 89

A Systematic Guide to Collaboration and Competition in Organizations

The Bumble Bee

I am delighted to announce my new book " A Systematic Guide to Collaboration and Competition in Organizations ". Team Leadership Development

2017 116

Discovering common ground in European social innovation projects: Mapping the BoostInno network collaboration

Making CommunitySense

After my post on mapping some Rotterdam Centres of Expertise , I now continue my series with the work I have been doing on mapping the collaboration in the URBACT BoostINNO project.

2017 193

Reflections on Collaborative Research

Jenny Connected

Collaborative research can be very rewarding, but the opposite can also be true. A 1998 paper (Guidelines for Research in Partnership with Developing Countries) written by the Swiss Commission for Research Partnership with Developing Countries, lists 11 principles of collaborative research as follows: Decide on the objectives together. Monitor and evaluate the collaboration. The Responsible Conduct of Research website also provides guidelines for collaborative research.

Reflections on Collaborative Research

Jenny Connected

Collaborative research can be very rewarding, but the opposite can also be true. A 1998 paper (Guidelines for Research in Partnership with Developing Countries) written by the Swiss Commission for Research Partnership with Developing Countries, lists 11 principles of collaborative research as follows: Decide on the objectives together. Monitor and evaluate the collaboration. The Responsible Conduct of Research website also provides guidelines for collaborative research.

Collaboration Roadmap Masterclass (September 26 in London)

Michael Sampson - Currents

The Collaboration Roadmap Masterclass is coming to London on September 26, in conjunction with the Interaction 2013 Intranet Conference in London - at which I will be presenting the opening keynote on Collaboration and the Intranet. Collaboration Roadmap Upcoming Events

2013 136

Stigmergic Collaboration: Environments Matter

Collaborative Thinking

Another interesting article (2006) - key points I think are relevant but overlooked when it comes to the concept of stigmerg y and its influence on collaboration: the role of communication to enable effective collaboration, and the influence of "social negotiation" to guide the collaboration process of small teams. Most concepts of collaboration are unfortunately very document and workspace centric. Stigmergic Collaboration.

2010 100