Archive for 2008

Blog

Collaboration featured in BRW

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 5, 2008
Filed in Collaboration

Today a modified version of our paper on collaboration appears in the BRW (Business Review Weekly). I’m pleased to see the mainstream business press is taking collaboration, in all its forms, seriously. If you have discovered Anecdote for the first time and want to learn more about our views on collaboration take a look at […]

Read More

Conversation is king

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 4, 2008
Filed in Collaboration

Cory Doctorow made the observation, Conversation is king. Content is just something to talk about. I was reminded of this insight, which I gleaned from Clay Shirky’s new book, on this morning’s conference call with my CPSquare pals. We were talking about the Web2.0 and Communities workshop we just delivered and towards the end of […]

Read More

Howard Rheingold on collaboration

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 1, 2008
Filed in Collaboration

I’ve mentioned Howard’s work before but I thought you might enjoy his TED video. It is worth noting that one of our commenters, Cathy Wilkinson, points to some research that shows that the tragedy of the commons scenario (a topic in Howard’s talk) is not the inevitable result multiple parties using the same resource without […]

Read More

Looking for Melbourne KM news

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 1, 2008
Filed in Collaboration, News

We are getting the KMLF active again. KMLF is the Melbourne knowledge management community of practice. Check out the KMLF website for details. I would like to publish Melbourne KM news on the KMLF website so if you have any news you would like to share please send me an email.

Read More

Building your analogy repertoire

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —May 30, 2008
Filed in Business storytelling, Collaboration

Collaborative conversations are characterised by people building on each other’s ideas, one idea sparking another. I saw a good example last week while helping a group design some small interventions they could experiment with in their organisation to improve communications. The conversation went something like this: “We could do a 10 minute spot at the […]

Read More

A mystery story that explains irrational behaviour

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —May 30, 2008
Filed in Anecdotes

Over at the Bumble Bee, Ken Thompson provides an excerpt of Ori Brafman forthcoming book, Sway: The Irresistible Pull of Irrational Behavior. It’s a terrific tale of how a very rational airline pilot can act irrationally under pressure. A growing body of research reveals that our behaviour and decision making are influenced by an array […]

Read More

The head office pattern

Posted by  Mark Schenk —May 29, 2008
Filed in Anecdotes, Collaboration

Smart people hate being told what to do. In many of our projects we see the ‘head office pattern’ where HO is seen as a sort of ‘Big Brother’ (in the Orwellian sense) and not really trusted. This can often be caused by HO wanting to control things and, often unintentionally, alienating the very people […]

Read More

Lost knowledge?

Posted by  Mark Schenk —May 26, 2008
Filed in Anecdotes, Fun

The building in the left foreground of the image is the historic Hyde Park Barracks Museum in Sydney. The building at the back behind the tree is an extension to the equally historic NSW Lands Department building (right of shot). Apparently there was great care taken and no expense spared to ensure that the brickwork […]

Read More

I know what you are thinking stories

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —May 26, 2008
Filed in Business storytelling

Many business audiences like to hear stories that are directly relevant. So if you are a civil engineer, for example, it’s likely you’re not that interested in stories about electrical engineers. But sometimes (actually quite often in the case of innovation) there are great lessons to be learned from another discipline. In these cases it […]

Read More

What do you notice about these recent books on collaboration?

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —May 25, 2008
Filed in Collaboration

They are all written by single authors. Is it too difficult to write a book collaboratively? By the way, the first and third books are excellent. Evan Rosen promises to talk about culture but spend most of his time talking about technology.

Read More

Send this to a friend

down
up