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.

2016 70

Trending Sources

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

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

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 89

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 37

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 39

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 44

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 39

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

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 39

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

2014 87

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.

2014 53

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 35

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.

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.

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

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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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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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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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

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

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.

2011 52

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.

2012 84

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.

2014 40

“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 30

Let’s Stop Confusing Cooperation and Teamwork with Collaboration

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Often the words collaboration, coordination, and cooperation are used to describe effective teamwork. But they are not the same, and when we use these words interchangeably, we dilute their meaning and diminish the potential for creating powerful, collaborative environments.

The Future of Collaboration Lies in Human Resources AND Management’s Hands


“ Here we are, 2014 and still wondering what the future of collaboration is — as if we didn’t know already. Despite all efforts to trump it or get rid of it altogether in favour of other noble concepts like cooperation , the hard truth is that collaboration has always been here. It’s because all along, knowledge workers have been encouraged to compete with one another versus helping, caring or collaborating with one another.

2014 64

Re-Inventing Collaboration: CRM as Social Technology

Alchemy of Change

Social technologies change the way we collaborate. That’s because of a general law I am now proposing: The systems we use to manage our relationships eventually transform into our systems for collaborating with those relationships. When we collaborate, we share objects. Collaborative sales are just one aspect of third-order engagement. Collaboration within the firm is about to get radically different and CRM will be the heart of that disruption.

2011 70

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

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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.

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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

2014 38

How Social CRM “Friend Discovery” will Revolutionize the Way Organizations Collaborate

Alchemy of Change

“ and &# Re-inventing Collaboration: CRM as Social Technology &# for more details on “orders of engagement.&# Facebook, Twitter and the other social networks are where I ‘ collaborate ‘ with my friends because that’s where I keep my social graph.

Brands & The Collaborative Economy Research Project: Call for Participation

Online Community Strategy

Today I’m kicking off a qualitative research project exploring the level of understanding, interest in, and urgency surrounding the Collaborative Economy for Brands. Tagged: collaborative economy , crowdsourcing , online communtiy , sharing economy , social business , social media.

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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.

Social Business Forum 2011 – Communities or Organisations – The New Collaboration Ecology


The new Collaboration Ecology – Luis Suarez. I would love to know more … Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

2011 78

Changing with technology: the example of collaborating with slack

Joitske Hulsebosch

I find it fascinating to see how our habits change (or don''t change at all!) driven by new technologies.

2014 61