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Collaboration framework

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —November 2, 2008
Filed in Collaboration

Organisations need simple ways to create a common understanding about what needs to be done. Our collaboration framework aims to provide two perspectives: the dashed oval represents the collaboration environment—the container that enables (or disables) collaboration within and between organisations; and a simple process reminding us that in business we must collaborate with a purpose, […]

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Building a Collaborative Workplace workshops in November

Posted by  chandni —October 29, 2008
Filed in Events

We’re running our last workshops for 2008 this month. If you’re interested in coming along to our Building a Collaborative Workplace workshop, the dates are: Perth: November 5 Sydney: November 26

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Quote on Significance and meaning

Posted by  chandni —October 28, 2008
Filed in Insight

“The size of the endeavor doesn’t matter as much as how meaningful it becomes to you.” credit: www.gapingvoid.com

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Narrative medicine

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —October 25, 2008
Filed in Business storytelling

Doctors can easily get into the pattern of treating their patients like a slab of meat to be fixed. Anyone who’s spent some time in hospitals have seen doctors waltz into the room, grab the chart from the end of the bed, mumble a few things to themselves, say a word or two to the […]

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Storytelling for Business Leaders – London

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —October 23, 2008
Filed in Business storytelling

Today we’ve set the date for our Storytelling for Business Leaders workshop to be held in London. I’m looking forward to this trip and catching up with all the good folk in that part of the world who have kept up an interest in our work here in Australia. Please drop me a note if […]

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One simple behaviour to improve collaboration

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —October 23, 2008
Filed in Collaboration, Culture

From talking with people who are trying to improve their collaboration capability, I’m detecting a scepticism with the practice of getting your team or community together to decide, up front, how they will behave and treat each other. The feeling seems to be, “we can spend time talking about our agreed behaviours but then something […]

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Money as debt

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —October 22, 2008
Filed in Business storytelling

I was amazed when I watched this presentation about the history of banking. I had no idea that banks could conjure money from nowhere and loan it to you. Thanks to Euan Semple for the link.

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Correction

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —October 22, 2008
Filed in News

Correction: In a blog post on the 19 July 2008 I incorrectly identified Lorenz Grollo for Daniel Grollo, Equiset for Grocon and Franco for Lorenzo. My apologies to those concerned.

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Ensure your collaborator has a strategy

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —October 14, 2008
Filed in Collaboration

Collaboration is often hard and it takes time—time to build the relationships, time to clear up misunderstandings, time to listen and time to get things done. We do it because collaboration enables us to do bigger and better things. So in selecting a partner to collaborate with (this could be an individual or an organisation) […]

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Values in action stories

Posted by  Mark Schenk —October 7, 2008
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling

Most organisations have a set of values statements. Many of these do not reflect reality as displayed in the behaviours of people within the organisation. For example…’we value working collaboratively’ is displayed on the wall but people are told “do it my way or else” by managers; deriding other areas of the business is effectively […]

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