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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

Note: There may be 300+ people registered as users but the actual number of participants will be far lower. Geography - Im not going to say too much about this but basically the more dispersed by space, timezone and culture the collaboration participants are, the more you need to make explicit and the less you can rely on workarounds.

Collaboration tools

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

However, I dont have a problem with fractured collaboration, if the collaboration is useful and meaningful to the participants, AND the collaboration (in its fractured state) becomes visible or is at least identified within the organisation. Engineers without Fears Tuesday, September 11, 2007 Collaboration tools James Robertson has been thinking about collaboration tools. Which is interesting because I have as well.

freezing out on the scarpa flow

Engineers without Fears

Andrew asks: How outlandish would it be for a company to put participation in emergent social software platforms in the flow for at least some employees? When I worked as a knowledge manager in a global consulting firm, we had terrible difficulties getting people to participate in knowledge sharing activities.

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