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Four Pillars of Successful Communities of Practice

Four Pillars of Successful Communities of Practice | Collaborationweb | Scoop.it
Every so often, it’s good to revisit some of the fundamentals of knowledge management and reflect on their continuing importance to the field.   I've been working with several different groups on C...

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CoP also has its own life-cycle and cannot be forced but only be nurtured.

Stephen Dale's curator insight, April 14, 2013 4:29 AM

A good and succinct reminder of the core principles that create and sustain Communities of Practice.

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Collaboration Is Fuel For Creativity | Innovative solutions via collaboration and team building in Charlotte

Collaboration Is Fuel For Creativity | Innovative solutions via collaboration and team building in Charlotte | Collaborationweb | Scoop.it
Creative collaboration happens when you discover new ways of thinking while interacting with others. Different people have different points of view. When those different perspectives are leveraged, creativity thrives. 

Think of collaboration as a fuel that ignites creativity. As individuals, we are all innately creative, but when people come together for a common goal, the team dynamic can act as a catalyst, providing inspiration and encouragement. Creative collaboration helps you arrive at a better solution in less time, supporting the age-old adage that “two minds are better than one.” 

Here are five tips from the Innovation Institute for building creative collaboration: 
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For really creative innovation, ditch the hierarchy!

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A Glossary of Emerging Terms in the Collaborative Economy by Jeremiah Owyang

A Glossary of Emerging Terms in the Collaborative Economy  by Jeremiah Owyang | Collaborationweb | Scoop.it
Buzzwords, buzzwords, buzzwords! Nothing is more fun than using buzzwords – except one thing: Reading all the buzzwords on a single page. Impress your colleagues at the co-working spot, your tatted Lyft drivers, and your hot Tinder dates with your immense knowledge on the latest hipster technology terms.

New terms and phrases emerge as new movements are born. The purpose of this post is to help clarify, from one single location, some of the jargon you may hear out in the industry. I plan to update it, along with your help, with submissions in the comments, to serve as a reference for our collective work.

At the bottom of this post, you can access links to existing glossaries that cover more well-known terms like Collaborative Economy, Sharing Economy, Maker Movement, crypto-currencies, P2P Lending, crowdfunding and more. The purpose of this post is to focus on emerging terms that are not so commonly known.
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Helpful lexicon for the collaborative economy!

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Lexique utile pour l'économie collaborative!

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Mixed fortunes as solidarity economy takes root in Greece

Mixed fortunes as solidarity economy takes root in Greece | Collaborationweb | Scoop.it
As money has become tighter in Greece, an alternative “solidarity economy” has sprung up providing everything from food and medical care to hairdressing and language classes to thousands – without a euro changing hands.

The Athens Time Bank, for example, allows members to collect credits by offering an hour of their time to someone who needs their services. The bank boasts doctors, dentists, electricians, yoga teachers and plumbers among its ranks, but the most popular service on offer is psychotherapy – highlighting how years of austerity have eaten away at more than just savings and living standards.

“These are the seeds, we are still in the beginning,” said member Christine Papadopoulou, who is also one of the coordinators of an annual “festival of solidarity” that brings together thousands of people for discussions, concerts and workshops each autumn.
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Greece - crisis forces experimentation and collaboration.  Some future templates?

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The Collaborative Innovation Canvas: A Visual Strategy

The Collaborative Innovation Canvas: A Visual Strategy | Collaborationweb | Scoop.it
Let’s be honest - too many companies start out with collaborative innovation programs thinking about the complexities of what they might need: gamification features; rewards and incentive schemes; community analysis visualizations; little tweaks to the software; complex reviewing methods; and so on.
In the end, the simple principles of ideation, collaboration, and good old fashioned leadership are what matter most. We need a way to keep our minds focused on these basic points, a shared vision to which everybody on the team, including the vendor, can work towards. This led me to work on a Collaborative Innovation Canvas – shamelessly borrowing the concept from Osterwalder and Pigneur’s Business Model Canvas – as a shared way to focus on the core elements of a program.
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How to strategise and plan #collaborative #innovation. Excellent framework!

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The Challenge is for Organizations to think differently about ecosystems

The Challenge is for Organizations to think differently about ecosystems | Collaborationweb | Scoop.it
Thinking about ecosystems certainly allows us to go out of our normal scope. The ability to tackle societal problems within an ecosystem can allow you to enter new markets that would have been impossible as an individual organization, as you did not have the collaborative ability to extend beyond more traditional channels of delivery or utilize the infrastructure, building on others specialization.

We are all making greater connections within ourselves as we find and connect to our own “tribes” that all the different social platforms are providing. Crowdsourcing is another example that is offering huge potential to exploit as it can encourage much to forge, serve and grow whole new communities from ‘simple’ beginning, building on real-time knowledge.

The future of collaborations can increasingly share previously idle or under-utilized assets. We are seeing the most valuable companies that are emerging today are largely based on sophisticated platform business models where ecosystems are vital to their health and global ambitions (Apple, Amazon, Car Manufacturers are all examples).
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Innovation ecosystems dilemma - great reward possible, but high entry costs and failure risk!

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Opening up our thinking towards ecosystems has a powerful effect

Opening up our thinking towards ecosystems has a powerful effect | Collaborationweb | Scoop.it
Our whole understanding of innovation is changing; there are numerous shifts occurring.

We are evaluating and changing our existing focus from closed (internal orientation) into ones that are having a far more open stance. We are searching for more collaborative innovation (external orientation) combining external partners into more ‘collective thinking’. This shift is offering us extra acceleration that is needed to improve our innovation performances from concept to market delivery.

Collaborative innovation is also leading us to higher chances of achieving greater impact and success, as nearly all novel ideas lay outside the organization's domain of understanding. As we increasingly include the customer and their needs within our understanding, these multiple collaborations and dialogues are building this better internal understanding.
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'Thinking ecosystems can allow us to frame new possibilities & offer different mind-sets that tap into diverse relationships, partnerships, alliances and collaborations.' Pt 2 to follow...

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15 Hot Knowledge Management Trends for 2016

15 Hot Knowledge Management Trends for 2016 | Collaborationweb | Scoop.it
A business is, in essence, a vast collection of knowledge and information. It's what's behind the creation of benchmark products and services, and it exists as a web of insights and ideas shared by staff. It's in your documentation—your manuals, guidelines, lists, databases, memos, and files. And it's also in the minds of your team members, as the expertise you need to capture to enhance your business. Knowledge is power, and when properly harnessed, it fuels a successful company.

Technology has had a tremendous impact on knowledge management (KM), inspiring the development of robust software platforms to leverage KM strategies. Knowledge management software continues to evolve in response to new demands and challenges.

Let's look at 15 emerging knowledge management trends for 2016 that are changing the course of knowledge management software.
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The future of Knowledge Management software?

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The future of Knowledge Management software?

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Sleeping with the Enemy - Achieving Collaborative Success : Surviving and thriving within the weird space of collaborative working: the four principles to live by

Sleeping with the Enemy - Achieving Collaborative Success : Surviving and thriving within the weird space of collaborative working: the four principles to live by | Collaborationweb | Scoop.it
Collaborative working occupies its own weird space. This space is shot through with the energy generated by dynamic interactions and tensions focused upon what is controlled, what is shared, what is given and taken, what is valuable, and what is valuable and needs to be competed for.

At any given moment in time, those seeking to collaborative with others will be considering and acting upon any number of the following questions, which can be grouped under the headings of controlling, sharing, giving, taking, valuing, and competing: 
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Excellent collaboration explanation, dilemmas and advice!

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Simplifying Business In A Complex World

Simplifying Business In A Complex World | Collaborationweb | Scoop.it

To succeed amidst today's complexity, companies must optimize the use of their resources, including their capital, people, knowledge, and data. Optimizing entails not just deploying resources efficiently, but actively managing and reconfiguring them as needed to respond to changing conditions and threats to keep business running smoothly. And companies should broaden their definition of what comprises their resources to include those beyond the four walls of their own organization. For example, the insight of their suppliers (or potential suppliers) can drive the next product innovation. Or community knowledge can help mitigate risk. That requires a new mindset and the right tools for effective, efficient, and reliable connectivity.

It also presents a significant opportunity for CIOs to enable business process innovation. They can and should serve as chief integrators, ensuring effective and efficient connectivity across and beyond the organization.

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CIO as Chief Integrating Officer? SAP is suggesting this is a way forward.

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Beyond Bias - Collaboration Trumps Education

Beyond Bias - Collaboration Trumps Education | Collaborationweb | Scoop.it

In a hyperconnected world, where poor decisions can multiply as if in a chain reaction, breaking free of unhelpful bias has never been more important. That is why many large organizations are putting money and resources toward educating people about biases. For example, U.S. companies spend an estimated US$200 million to $300 million a year on diversity programs and sensitivity training, in which executives, managers, and all other employees are being told to watch out for biases, in particular when making hiring and promotion decisions.

Unfortunately, there is very little evidence that educating people about biases does anything to reduce their influence. Human biases occur outside conscious awareness, and thus people are literally unaware of them as they occur. As an individual, you cannot consciously “watch out for biases,” because there will never be anything to see. It would be like trying to “watch out” for how much insulin you are producing.

How then can the negative effects of bias be overcome? Collectively. Organizations and teams can become aware of bias in ways that individuals cannot. Team-based practices can be redesigned to help identify biases as they emerge, and counteract them on the fly, thus mitigating their effect.

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Insightful stuff!  Types of bias in organisations and how to overcome them.

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Consensus, consultation and compromise: Josh Frydenberg maps out the road ahead for the financial planning profession

Consensus, consultation and compromise: Josh Frydenberg maps out the road ahead for the financial planning profession | Collaborationweb | Scoop.it
In March this year the Assistant Treasurer Josh Frydenberg hosted a roundtable to thrash out the issue of “consumer outcomes” arising from the multiple and overlapping regulatory reviews of financial planning currently underway.

On the one hand, Frydenberg managed to get together 20 different and disparate groups to discuss the issue – a triumph of the consultative process. On the other hand, however, Frydenberg had to get 20 different groups together to discuss just the consumer-outcomes aspects of reform. That, surely, must make the process more complicated than it could be.
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An evolving case study in reconciling difference!

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NHS Hospital Collaboration: Do it, don't do it or fake it? | KPMG | UK

NHS Hospital Collaboration: Do it, don't do it or fake it? | KPMG | UK | Collaborationweb | Scoop.it

Over the years NHS organisations have become ever more autonomous. Many have discovered new and innovative ways of working and an entrepreneurial approach that has improved services for patients. However, there is a growing perception that the benefits of this approach may now be eclipsed by the potential gains from increased collaboration between NHS organisations.

The way healthcare providers go about collaboration will determine their success. They can either embrace collaboration, continue to go it alone, or agree to collaborate but in name only – in other words: do it, don’t it, or fake it.

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Fascinating study of collaboration experience in the NHS!

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The four traits of collaborative leadership - Virgin.com

The four traits of collaborative leadership - Virgin.com | Collaborationweb | Scoop.it
In the latest in our series about The Future of Work, Katie McCrory explores the changing nature of leadership. Some say being a CEO is the loneliest job in the world.

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لبنانية♥سعودية's curator insight, July 6, 5:17 PM

I strongly belief that this applies also to school principals

Ian Berry's curator insight, July 6, 7:20 PM

Good infographic. Collaborative leadership is a feature of the new world of work.

daniel truran's curator insight, July 7, 4:55 AM

An additional trait I love to see in a collaborative leader is the belief in #HumanNobility : believing that each individual has unlimited potential and that I as a leader need to allow that potential to contribute to the team in a collaborative natural flowing way.

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Five tools to manage a remote team

Five tools to manage a remote team | Collaborationweb | Scoop.it
Remote working can have benefits to both employees and employers, creating a happier team who enjoy a better work life balance, which in turn can increase productivity and flexibility for both parties. Managing remote workers can seem like a daunting task, however, with the fact that they’re not in the same office leaving managers feeling out of control. This doesn’t have to be the case – with proper systems in place and trust between staff and head office, remote working could be just the thing your business needs.
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Why the Pope’s encyclical is about much more than climate change

Why the Pope’s encyclical is about much more than climate change | Collaborationweb | Scoop.it
Our current economic, social and political systems appear poorly suited for more integrated and global solutions required to address the challenges of improving living standards of the world’s poor, while safeguarding the Earth’s life support systems that underpin human life and wellbeing. The asymmetries and disconnections between our social systems, economic systems and environment are significant obstacles. Sustainable development in the 21st century requires explicit recognition that social and economic development are part of—and dependent upon—a stable and resilient biosphere.
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We can't ameliorate the climate issues without becoming more connected and collaborative - a global community. Seems like a bifurcation point...

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The World Wide What?

Have you ever imagined the world without the Web? How would you do homework without Wikipedia? Or commute without CandyCrush? Or even watch this film without YouTube? 

The parallel universe of 'World Wide What?' shows us what life would be like for the greatest tech entrepreneurs if Sir Tim Berners Lee had never invented the World Wide Web. 


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Great spot by Kenneth Mikkelsen!

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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, June 21, 5:26 PM

An absolutely brilliant and humourous film narrated by Stephen Fry. This is a must see film for anyone interested in the internet and the people that helped shape it. 

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A New Kind of Leadership Is Emerging That's Already Saving the World

A New Kind of Leadership Is Emerging That's Already Saving the World | Collaborationweb | Scoop.it
There's a new kind of leadership emerging that's gaining momentum. It has the power to transform the world in less than a decade what took multiple generations centuries to accomplish under the old paradigm.

Fueled by the power of collectivism balanced upon a substratum of unabashed individualism, the new leadership paradigm becomes its own power source when properly driven. If you and Ayn Rand don't think collectivism and individualism can coexist in the same sentence, much less be driven down the same road, you might want to ditch your rearview mirror for a glimpse into the future.

Collectivism emphasizes the interdependence of all human beings. Beyond government or political systems, we already know that collectivism that doesn't also allow for individual autonomy doesn't work as it limits human potential. Individualism is critical to cultivating natural diversity and maintaining checks and balances.
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In praise of collectivism - generating sustainable leadership. 'Coming  together to do what we can't do alone, good trickles up.' ~Huffington Post

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How to create a collaborative workplace

How to create a collaborative workplace | Collaborationweb | Scoop.it

The way we work today is vastly different from how we did in previous decades. Today’s workforce is increasingly diverse, with more women and older workers than ever before, as well as being more globalised and connected. In order to understand how these changes are impacting employee wellbeing and how employers can successfully manage this over the next 15 years, Unum commissioned a report on the Future Workplace [PDF].

One of the key trends identified in the report - the “Collaborative” workplace -  is defined as one in which employees are encouraged to move between locations and teams, enabling workforces to connect and share information with a wider network of colleagues. Through the breakdown of traditional office hierarchies and conventional business structures, employees have a more personal relationship with their employer, which is beneficial to both when it comes to ensuring the position, working environment and benefits package are suitably tailored to that individual.

By 2030, adopting a collaborative workplace will mean prompting a completely open social exchange and operating a flat-structured, collaborative organisation at all levels. 

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Future Workplace Report - and it's collaborative, surprise, surprise!

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5 Marketing Lessons From The Sharing Economy

5 Marketing Lessons From The Sharing Economy | Collaborationweb | Scoop.it
The sharing economy, simply put, is the phenomenon where people are increasingly willing to share their home, car, clothing, goods, services—almost anything—online.

It’s having a major disruptive influence on the way business works today.  New consumer-driven businesses are cropping up quickly and taking a significant share of revenue from traditional counterparts. Just look at the hotel industry—it’s taking a hit from Airbnb.

Sharing sites like Peerby are driving a whole new commerce engine where people share anything from tools to evening dresses. And in the transportation industry, change is happening fast with companies like Uber and Lyft crowdsourcing public transportation in cities around the world.

The sharing economy has allowed new multimillion dollar businesses to grow seemingly overnight. So, how can traditional businesses leverage the sharing trend?

Here are five lessons you can use to lean into—and learn from—the new sharing economy.
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The sharing economy - threat or opportunity?  I'd say both, but focus on the latter!

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What's a connection culture, and how do we get there?

What's a connection culture, and how do we get there? | Collaborationweb | Scoop.it
Over time, he realized, having a sense of connection means people are less stressed. Connection “makes people feel safe. It improves their decision-making ability and their creativity because they do feel safe,” Stallard said. “And when they’re in a culture that’s fast-changing, it can be threatening. And then people go into a stress response, where their bodies physiologically start to allocate blood glucose and oxygen to the ‘flight or fight’ systems. … And if they’re stuck in that state all the time because their culture is not safe, it’s a culture of control or a culture of indifference to people, then they’re very vulnerable” in their health.
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Why a connected culture is worth having - IF it feeds 6 universal human needs. Fake connections suck!

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build your own edge

build your own edge | Collaborationweb | Scoop.it
Every one of the major challenges facing us is complex. But our organizations are not designed for complexity. Our workplace training does not factor in complexity. While not all of our problems are complex, the simpler issues are being dealt with, especially through software and automation. Understanding complexity means working in it together and using our collective intelligence.

One example of using the collective wisdom of an organization is to map a path forward. Robert Paterson worked with US public radio, NPR, in 2005 to help determine how to adapt to the industry-wide changes wrought by social media. Six years later, Rob noted this report from The New York Times, “Amid all that creative destruction, there was a one large traditional news organization that added audience, reporters and revenue. That unlikely juggernaut was NPR.”

Part of the secret was to prepare the existing culture by embracing pathfinders from the new culture.
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Organizations cannot learn how to learn faster by continuing with their traditional methods. They need to get people to marinate in complex systems. ~ @hjarche

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Who will solve your wicked problems?

Who will solve your wicked problems? | Collaborationweb | Scoop.it
Why do just less than half of business transformations succeed according to research? Most often, the failure is one of leadership: those in charge of driving change lack the skills necessary to do so successfully.

These leaders are not to blame. They often have long and successful track records of operational management that have seen them confront day-to-day problems and even unexpected crises with impressive results. But resolving the difficulties that force businesses to transform – the “wicked problems” that can seem complex and incomprehensible – requires a completely different set of competencies.
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6 capabilities to address wicked issues.  Very useful for connectors!

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Networks for Change: Full Benefit Accounting

Networks for Change: Full Benefit Accounting | Collaborationweb | Scoop.it
Last week while having a discussion with a group about food system economics, I was reminded that the word “externalities” does not always refer to something bad. An externality can also be something beneficial that is not formally accounted for by “the market.” This had me reflecting on what can happen in networks, really any collaborative endeavor, where some of the real “goods” remain out of sight, on the edges of peripheral vision, at least with respect to where people typically tend to concentrate focus.

For example, I just looked at a report to a funder from a network with which I’ve been working the past 18 months. In putting together this striking piece, the coordinator interviewed members of the Network Design Team to gauge how they have been impacted and influenced by their experiences on the Team and with the network. It is worth noting that part of the early effort of our work together was to expand and diversify this Team. What came out were some very rich stories about personal growth and development, important and inspiring work for racial equity in members’ home institutions and communities and a new and richer understanding of each person’s own work. More specifically, people mentioned the following “goods”:
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However insightful we are at seeing and redirecting forces in the physical world, unless we also address patterns in the human mind, our work cannot last.”– Joel Glanzberg, HT @davidwilcox @JenniferSertl

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How Companies Are Getting Collaboration Wrong

How Companies Are Getting Collaboration Wrong | Collaborationweb | Scoop.it
Businesses have embraced employee collaboration lately, from software that helps bring together remote teams to open, workspaces designed to better connect employees, with the hope that bringing different types of workers together will lead to breakthrough ideas and solutions.

But is collaboration at work all it’s cracked up to be?

Maybe not. Recent research led by Jesse Shore at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business has found that collaboration sometimes hinders problem-solving because individuals in big groups tend to parrot one another, resulting in a narrow set of solutions.

“We just get caught up in our own gospel around collaboration,” says Ethan Bernstein, an assistant professor of organizational behavior at Harvard Business School, and a coauthor of the paper, with Dr. Shore and David Lazer of Northeastern University.
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Problem solving has 2 parts - divergent and convergent. Does collaboration help both? Not always, says research.

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Co-Creation in Government

Co-Creation in Government | Collaborationweb | Scoop.it
Bringing innovation to the public sector is famously difficult. But efforts that open up the public sector value chain to multiple stakeholders can deliver impressive results.

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Austerity and demographics point to genuine co-creation as a way forward for public services. Hard but sustainable!

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People and Change consultant, 25 years experience in Organisation Development. Executive coach. Very experienced facilitator and team developer.