Archive for the ‘Collaboration’ Category

Getting collaboration-ready from day one

Posted by  chandni —December 2, 2008
Filed in Collaboration

Organizational silos can often become one of the biggest barriers to collaboration. You may have all the right intentions, collaboration could even be a strategic …

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Collaboration requires fairness

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —November 28, 2008
Filed in Anecdotes, Collaboration

Humans have a strong sense of fairness. If two people are given a sum of money and one is asked to divide it and offer …

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Scientific discovery and the value of collaboration

Posted by  chandni —November 25, 2008
Filed in Anecdotes, Collaboration

Scientists in Iowa recently reported a breakthrough discovery. They successfully identified the gene (PRICKLE1) which when mutated causes epilepsy. There’s two things amazing about this …

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Past experience holding back collaborations

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —November 20, 2008
Filed in Anecdotes, Collaboration

Last Friday I ran a workshop for a client on collaboration. I emphasised collaborative practices and behaviours and at one point I introduced the idea …

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Getting started with Collaboration tools

Posted by  chandni —November 11, 2008
Filed in Collaboration

One of the things people find most valuable about our Building a Collaborative Workplace workshop is that it gives them a good solid understanding of …

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When collaboration becomes the way we work

Posted by  chandni —November 10, 2008
Filed in Collaboration

Google is considered synonymous with innovation. How do they create the conditions for people to do great work? It can’t simply be a result of …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Common Ground and the Role of Stories

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —October 3, 2008
Filed in Anecdotes, Collaboration

Last week Mark and I agreed to each develop a plan detailing how we were going to meet our targets. I opened up Excel and …

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