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Mastering the Art of Collaboration Through Conversation


So when I started reading through Andrew’s article about ‘ How much collaboration is too much? ’ Collaboration Employee Engagement Enterprise2.0

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Stop Blaming the Tools when Collaboration Fails


Collaborative technologies by themselves are not the problem. Using Lenses to Right Fit Social & Collaboration from Thomas Vander Wal.

2016 70

Collaborators, Cooperators and People I Learn From


Finally, after a good few days of tinkering Collaborators , Cooperators and People I Learn From were born. . It wasn’t easy. It always has been.

2015 76

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


Conversations through which we can master the art of collaboration and fine, healthy friction. Is your kitchen ready? ‘ My goodness!

2016 83

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. Being Collaborative featured Specify the outcome properly.

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.

2016 37

Time Spent Collaborating: Research by Steelcase

Michael Sampson - Currents

– highlights that the majority of collaboration is informal and unstructured, rather than in “formal meeting settings.”

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 8-9: three of the questions we should be asking within our organizations about collaboration.

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. Perhaps collaborative ways of working are being practiced, but they are hidden from him. CollaborationBut it’s all knowledge management.

2016 32

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. Throw Yourself Out There.

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.

2015 39

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.

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. Many needs.

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.

2014 87

New Deloitte Collaboration Study laments meetings & distractions costs

The Bumble Bee

Reading through the report there a few interesting statistics, such as: • 30% of participants want to collaborate more. billion per annum.

2014 53

What is collaboration?

Michelle Laurie

Have you ever collaborated with someone yet didn’t feel like it was quite collaboration?

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Driving Organizational Change with Social & Collaborative Technologies

Collaborative Thinking

Driving Organizational Change With Social & Collaborative Technologies. Social Networking & CollaborationEnterprise 2.0

The Art of Collaborating Effectively in Virtual Teams


Worth a read, for sure, but is there anything else that we can do to help improve remote collaboration in today’s rather complex environment?

Competences for Global Collaboration MOOC

Jenny Connected

A new MOOC – Competences for Global Collaboration – is due to start on April 22nd. Week 2 : Legal cultures (Facilitator: Doris Kiendl-Wendner).

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?

2012 78

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. Being Collaborative Culture featured

The Stakeholder Collaboration Game

The Bumble Bee

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

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

Michael Sampson - Currents

Collaboration SoftwareI have been a long-term fan of this report from Real Story Group, and have recommended its purchase to many clients.

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. This was an example of the Auditing Your Collaboration Strategy service. – Reviewing your designs for a new collaboration-rich intranet. – Reviewing your proposed approach to user adoption.

2015 44

cloudhead - Cooperation vs Collaboration

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

If an orchestra is the sound of collaboration, then a drum circle is the sound of cooperation. For centuries collaboration has powered most of our society’s institutions. Collectives collaborate. Even with the best intentions, collaboration often encourages pyramids of power and authority. cooperation collaboratio

2011 33

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.

2011 52

“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.

2015 30

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. That’s why collaboration , whether traditional or social, is no longer a nice-thing-to-have but more than anything else a business imperative.

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. If this is you, please take part.

2014 40

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. When is Collaboration Important?

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 a human trait. Effectively.

2014 64

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. Being Collaborative Among the many comments to a recent article on IBM’s re-organization is this sigh-worthy one.

2015 24

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. Social Objects. Figure 1. Close-up of Social Object.

2011 70

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.

Brands & The Collaborative Economy Research Project: Call for Participation

Online Community Strategy

All survey participants will receive a copy of the Brands and the Collaborative Economy report when it is published in March.

2015 40

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

Alchemy of Change

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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. Collaboration Collaboration Culture

2011 34

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. technology technology introduction

2014 61

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

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. Fast forward to last month, when I was reviewing a “cloud collaboration” offering from a vendor. to deliver the best in enterprise social collaboration to our customers.

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