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More collaboration

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Engineers without Fears Saturday, September 15, 2007 More collaboration James Dellow takes up the conversation about collaboration. James D makes the point that collaboration happens within organisations & that people will use any tools that come to hand. Absolutely agree with this. James goes on to say: This cycle by the way is taking place at an enterprise level, but also at the level of individual workgroups, teams and projects.

Collaboration vs sharing

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Engineers without Fears Sunday, October 14, 2007 Collaboration vs sharing James Robertson talks about collaboration tools as anti-knowledge sharing. If I understand JR correctly, his point is that collaboration tools are great for specific teams. However each team works in its own context and this leads to the creation of silos which prevents cross-organisational leveraging of this material. He also notes that this cannot be solved simply by the implementation of a search tool. I agree with him.

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Engineers without Fears: collaboration tools: stags

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Engineers without Fears Tuesday, April 15, 2008 collaboration tools: stags Ive been thinking about different collaboration tools for various groups recently and I was pondering on some of the different factors you need to consider and I came up with this (click to enlarge) : Lets take each of these in turn: Size - One thing to consider are the numbers of people who will be collaborating. Three rough groups sizes come to mind: Teams (15 approx) - small number of people.

Collaboration tools

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

I think far too much discussion and attempted practice in this arena is still focused on the information and the tools to make it visible (wikis, dashboards, intranets etc. Focus on the tasks that have to be achieved, create flexible tools that can be adapted by the people who choose to use them to achieve those tasks. Engineers without Fears Tuesday, September 11, 2007 Collaboration tools James Robertson has been thinking about collaboration tools.

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And then goes on to say: I get the impression that few companies these days think of their employees as assembly line workers who should be focused exclusively on the job that’s right in front of them. While management consultants are paid far more than assembly line workers, there was a huge focus on utilisation and billable hours - and these people tended to work long hours.

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