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Collaboration is the New Competition

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Leaders and organizations are acknowledging that even their best individual efforts can't stack up against today's complex and interconnected problems.
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Tom Fair's curator insight, February 8, 2013 2:15 PM

Collaboration! It works just as well with smaller organizations...

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Who Are You Collaborating With? Chances Are, She Is Just Like You

Who Are You Collaborating With? Chances Are, She Is Just Like You | Collaboration | Scoop.it

People always prefer to collaborate with people that are just like themselves. Maybe they share the same educational background, the same age, the same hobby, or maybe they just joined the company within the same period. Always the same tendency.


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A fine blog post by Jeppe Vilstrup Hansgaard from Innovisor. 


The research got cited in Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and other well-known business media. Even Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook cited the research in her book LEAN IN (page 153).


See also here: http://blogs.wsj.com/atwork/2012/06/04/picking-someone-for-a-project-chances-are-hell-look-like-you


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Collaborating Well in Large Global Teams

Collaborating Well in Large Global Teams | Collaboration | Scoop.it

Professional service firms seeking to help companies navigate the demands of globalization face a tough challenge because advisers with the specialized expertise needed to address sophisticated issues are most often distributed throughout the firm and around the globe. This makes collaboration difficult.


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What Apple, Lending Club, and AirBnB Know About Collaborating with Customers

What Apple, Lending Club, and AirBnB Know About Collaborating with Customers | Collaboration | Scoop.it

The idea of “co-creating” with customers has been circulating for years, but until recently few companies effectively exploited its power or understood its contribution to the bottom line.


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Giving up control, and sharing rewards, may seem terribly risky, but it is the key to the co-creative business models that generate unprecedented value with lower marginal costs, and greater profits.


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How IT and the Role of the CIO is Changing in the Era of Networked Organizations

How IT and the Role of the CIO is Changing in the Era of Networked Organizations | Collaboration | Scoop.it

It’s become clear that the contemporary IT organization — at least ones that are successfully leading their organizations into the future — is now wielding a new kind of power.


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The CIO has an absolutely key role to play today, and can be a leader or a follower as the business has to move now and seize opportunity in today’s challenging markets.


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Next-level Collaboration: The Future of Content and Design

Imagine a future where siloed departments and legacy workflows don’t stand in our way. Today’s content is complex, interconnected, and needs to be ready for devices we haven’t even dreamed of yet. Tomorrow isn’t going to get any simpler. Successful outcomes demand a new kind of collaboration.


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In this presentation, Rebekah Cancino focuses on: 

  1. What it takes to make effective collaboration possible. 
  2. How content strategists can play a key role in creating the cross-discipline teams of tomorrow. 
  3. Practical techniques you can use to bridge silos, increase productivity, and deliver better project outcomes for everyone.
You can follow Rebekah on Twitter here: @rebekahcancino
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Guess Who Doesn’t Fit In at Work

Guess Who Doesn’t Fit In at Work | Collaboration | Scoop.it

Across cultures and industries, managers strongly prize “cultural fit” — the idea that the best employees are like-minded. One recent survey found that more than 80 percent of employers worldwide named cultural fit as a top hiring priority.


When done carefully, selecting new workers this way can make organizations more productive and profitable. But cultural fit has morphed into a far more nebulous and potentially dangerous concept. It has shifted from systematic analysis of who will thrive in a given workplace to snap judgments by managers about who they’d rather hang out with.


Kenneth Mikkelsen's insight:

Beware hiring on cultural fit: it's "a new form of discrimination," research suggests. Recruiters for top firms often define merit in their own image.


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99U Conference Recap: How to Fuel Collaboration & Innovation

99U Conference Recap: How to Fuel Collaboration & Innovation | Collaboration | Scoop.it

Wil Reynolds, Heidi Grant Halvorson, and Clive Wilkinson share actionable insights at the 2015 99U Conference.

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Cooperation Is What Makes Us Human

Cooperation Is What Makes Us Human | Collaboration | Scoop.it

Want to know what makes us stand apart from our ape cousins?


Cooperation—no other animal does it quite like us. Developmental psychologist Michael Tomasello explains why if chimps had a self-help bestseller, it would be titled, How to Outwit Rivals and Get More Fruit.


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What stands out is our exceptional capacity for generosity and mutual trust, those moments in which we act like no species that has ever come before us.


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Anne Landreat's curator insight, April 28, 3:56 AM

2 million years ago, as climate swings altered the availability and competition for food, our ancestors were forced to put their heads together to survive. (...)

Human cooperation requires two or more people to have insight into each other’s intentions, formulate a joint goal, assume specific roles, and then coordinate their efforts. (...)

Ultimately, Tomasello’s research on human nature arrives at a paradox: our minds are the product of competitive intelligence and cooperative wisdom, our behavior a blend of brotherly love and hostility toward out-groups. Confronted by this paradox, the ugly side—the fact that humans compete, fight, and kill each other in wars—dismays most people, Tomasello says. And he agrees that our tendency to distrust outsiders—lending itself to prejudice, violence, and hate—should not be discounted or underestimated. But he says he is optimistic. In the end, what stands out more is our exceptional capacity for generosity and mutual trust, those moments in which we act like no species that has ever come before us.

 

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There’s a Difference Between Cooperation and Collaboration

There’s a Difference Between Cooperation and Collaboration | Collaboration | Scoop.it

Everyone seems to agree that collaboration across functions is critical for major projects and initiatives. The reality, however, is that meshing the skills and resources of different departments, each focused on its own distinct targets, to achieve a larger organizational goal is much easier said than done. 


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Stephen Dale's curator insight, April 22, 7:18 AM

The message here is, not to confuse pleasant, cooperative behaviour with collaboration. The latter requires commitment to a common goal.

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Collaborating Online Is Sometimes Better than Face-to-Face

Collaborating Online Is Sometimes Better than Face-to-Face | Collaboration | Scoop.it

If you’re embracing online collaboration as a necessary evil — the only way to work with an increasingly dispersed team of global or remote workers, for example — then you’re doing it wrong. Online collaboration is not a second-best substitute for face-to-face work: It’s a complement with its own perks and benefits.


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Stephen Dale's curator insight, April 3, 6:06 AM

One benefit of online collaboration is the ability to accommodate a wider range of communication and working styles. If you’re the kind of person who always speaks up in meetings (guilty as charged), the traditional workplace may work just great for you. But you’re missing out on the perspective and talents of people who like to mull on a problem before contributing, or that of people who communicate better visually or in writing than they do out loud.


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Building a Collaborative Enterprise

Building a Collaborative Enterprise | Collaboration | Scoop.it

Collaborative communities encourage people to continually apply their unique talents to group projects—and to become motivated by a collective mission, not just personal gain or the intrinsic pleasures of autonomous creativity. By marrying a sense of common purpose to a supportive structure, organizations are mobilizing knowledge workers’ talents and expertise in flexible, highly manageable group-work efforts. The approach fosters not only innovation and agility but also efficiency and scalability.


Kenneth Mikkelsen's insight:

Four keys to creating a culture of trust and teamwork. 


One of the principles mentioned in this article is shared purpose


In focusing on a shared purpose collaborative communities seek a basis for trust and organizational cohesion that is more robust than self-interest. 


A shared purpose is not the verbiage on a poster or in a document, and it doesn’t come via charismatic leaders’ pronouncements. It is multidimensional, practical, and constantly enriched in debates about concrete problems.


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Why do we cooperate?

Why do we cooperate? | Collaboration | Scoop.it

Why do people cooperate?


This isn’t a question anyone seriously asks. The answer is obvious: we cooperate because doing so is usually synergistic. It creates more benefit for less cost and makes our lives easier and better.


Maybe it’s better to ask why don’t people always cooperate. But the answer here seems obvious too. We don’t do so if we think we can get away with it. If we can save ourselves the effort of working with someone else but still gain the benefits of others’ cooperation. And, perhaps, we withhold cooperation as punishment for others’ past refusal to collaborate with us.


Kenneth Mikkelsen's insight:

Since there are good reasons to cooperate – and good reasons not to do so – we are left with a question without an obvious answer: under what conditions will people cooperate?


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SENAME Interactive's comment, March 27, 4:46 AM
I think people cooperate for mutual benefits. As you said they can do more when they are united. It also depends on other factors such as their circumstances, the way they grew up and more..
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Collaboration, from the Wright Brothers to Robots

Collaboration, from the Wright Brothers to Robots | Collaboration | Scoop.it

Watson and Crick. Braque and Picasso. The Wright Brothers. Wozniak and Jobs … and Jony Ive. Great collaborations all. Transformative. But what really made them work? How did collaborative relationships so ingeniously amplify individual talent and impact? Was there a secret to success?


Kenneth Mikkelsen's insight:

Work has changed, and so has how we work together.


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Why Remote Work Thrives in Some Companies and Fails in Others

Why Remote Work Thrives in Some Companies and Fails in Others | Collaboration | Scoop.it

Since people began telecommuting decades ago, companies have been excited about the prospects to increase productivity, reduce costs, and gain access to a much larger talent pool.


But has remote work lived up to the hype?

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Many companies focus too much on technology and not enough on process. This is akin to trying to fix a sports team’s performance by buying better equipment. These adjustments alone might result in minor improvements, but real change requires a return to fundamentals.


Successful remote work is based on three core principles: communication, coordination, and culture.


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Can You Design an Organisation?

Can You Design an Organisation? | Collaboration | Scoop.it

Organisational “master builders” are defined by their problem-solving acumen, not just their experience.

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The fundamental challenge in organisational design is managing the tension between division of labour and integration of efforts. People often make the mistake of emphasising the former at the expense of the latter. They may devise an organisational structure that contains all the units required to perform desired tasks, but fails to provide the information links between units and the motivational mechanisms  necessary for effective value capture. 



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The Workplace in the Digital Age

The workplace in the digital age. How a digital workplace can support business goals and help bring a shared sense of purpose to an organization. 


Kenneth Mikkelsen's insight:

Facts and figures from the 2015 digital workplace survey by Jane McConnell. This report is the most extensive and interesting piece of research on the digital workplace. A highly recommended read. 


Read also Rawn Shah's article on Forbes related to the report: The Leadership Paradox Of Shared Purpose.


You should also follow Jane on Twitter here: @netjmc.

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BertVries's curator insight, February 25, 10:01 AM

The 2015 digital workplace survey by Jane McConnell. This report is the most extensive and interesting piece of research on the digital workplace. A highly recommended read.

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Collaboration in 2015 : Between email and new interfaces

Collaboration in 2015 : Between email and new interfaces | Collaboration | Scoop.it

What's new in 2015 in collaboration : the email client strikes back, intelligent agents and new interfaces between people.

Kenneth Mikkelsen's insight:

This is a fine blog post by Bertrand Duperrin. Bertran takes a closer look at the current status of enterprise social networks.


In the blog post Bertrans writes: 


We have a problem with social collaboration. A problem that’s not about technology but as long as we don’t manage to handle the human and organizational side of digital transformation, enterprise social networks go to businesses like a screen door on a submarine.


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Becoming irresistible: A new model for employee engagement

Becoming irresistible: A new model for employee engagement | Collaboration | Scoop.it

The employee-work contract has changed, compelling business leaders to build organizations that engage employees as sensitive, passionate, creative contributors.


The employee-work contract has changed: People are operating more like free agents than in the past. In short, the balance of power has shifted from employer to employee, forcing business leaders to learn how to build an organization that engages employees as sensitive, passionate, creative contributors.


Two years of research and discussions with hundreds of clients suggest five major elements and underlying strategies that work together to make organizations “irresistible.”

Kenneth Mikkelsen's insight:

Deloitte's  research suggests that we need to rethink the problem. There are three issues to address:


  1. Companies need to expand their thinking about what “engagement” means today, giving managers and leaders specific practices they can adopt, and holding line leaders accountable. Here Deloitte suggests 5 elements and 20 specific practices.
  2. Companies need tools and methods that measure and capture employee feedback and sentiment on a real-time, local basis so they can continuously adjust management practices and the work environment at a local level. These tools include employee feedback systems as well as data analytics systems that help identify and predict factors that create low engagement and retention problems.
  3. Leaders in business and HR need to raise employee engagement from an HR program to a core business strategy.
A recommended piece of work by Josh Bersin at Bersin by Deloitte.

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Culture Can Make or Break Strategy

Culture Can Make or Break Strategy | Collaboration | Scoop.it

Without a deep and accurate assessment of their organisation’s culture, boards and management teams will find it very challenging to initiate and implement strategic change.

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A company however big or small, cannot successfully implement corporate strategy without employees who believe in the mission and understand how to achieve it.

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Sharing is Our Competitive Advantage

Sharing is Our Competitive Advantage | Collaboration | Scoop.it

What made Homo sapiens different from the Neanderthals was most likely our social abilities and behaviors, how we behave as a collective. As a human species we have always been very focused on communicating and transferring knowledge. Not only from one person to another, but also parent to child. This way, the next generation can build further on the collective knowledge of the previous generation.



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David Hain's curator insight, December 12, 2014 2:07 AM

Our ability to share and collaborate has stood humans apart for millennia - now we need to up the game again!

Miguel Herrera E.'s curator insight, December 13, 2014 8:44 AM

Lo Importante la transmisión de las  habilidades sociales y la comunicación y transferencia del conocimiento.

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The Synchronized Organization

The Synchronized Organization | Collaboration | Scoop.it

We can no longer rely on hierarchies. The problem is not that they have suddenly become illegitimate, but that they are slow and the world has become fast. It is no longer enough to merely plan and direct action, today we must inspire and empower movements of belief.

Kenneth Mikkelsen's insight:

Research into network science has begun to shed light on how synchronization happens and how we can make our enterprises function more effectively.


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David Hain's curator insight, December 11, 2014 7:03 AM

Synchronisation (addressing dysfunction) requires a focus on small groups, loosely connected but united by a shared context.

Evoluo's curator insight, January 26, 4:30 PM

Votre organisation est-elle synchronisée ?

Jean-Guy Frenette's curator insight, July 21, 3:05 PM

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What’s Lost When Experts Retire

What’s Lost When Experts Retire | Collaboration | Scoop.it

Across the globe, there is a tsunami of Baby Boomer retirements. This is good news for them and for the younger colleagues who will take their place. But what does this mean in terms of losing business-critical, experience-based knowledge — what we call deep smarts? One organization reported that the next anticipated wave of almost 700 retirements would mean the loss of over 27,000 years of experience.


Kenneth Mikkelsen's insight:

Managers often don’t know what they have lost until after the expert leaves — and by then, it may be difficult to recover.


Typically companies experience critical losses in four areas: relationships, reputation, re-work and regeneration.


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The Tactics of Collaboration

The Tactics of Collaboration | Collaboration | Scoop.it

Understanding the tactics of collaboration can help make the unique value of working well together real. It’s important because the whole—all of us, humanity—can be greater than the sum of our parts. We often discuss collaboration in terms of its relationship to competition; competition, at its best, can make each part more valuable and more effective, but collaboration adds value to the whole by focusing on how the parts work together.


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Moving beyond platitude and exploring how to operationalize collaboration.

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The Culture Deck

The Culture Deck | Collaboration | Scoop.it

This essay links to most of the best research on culture.


Skim it quickly to get a sense of what’s here (5-7 min). At the end, there’s a reference section linking to key content, so you don’t have to hunt for it. When you have more time, read it from top to bottom (20 min ).


David Siegel also shows how to generate a culture score for your company and work to improve it. Finally, by clicking on embedded links and reading suggested books, it becomes a full 3-6 month course on culture that  will help lead companies to create this important role.


Don’t think of this as a long post — think of it as a short e-book.


Kenneth Mikkelsen's insight:

One word: Excellence! A goldmine of resources on organizational culture. 


You can follow David Siegel on Twitter here: @PullNews


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Corinne Chauffrut Werner 's curator insight, November 28, 2014 2:27 AM

A lire

 

Paul O'Dwyer's curator insight, November 29, 2014 7:41 PM

The best research on culture.  Create a cultural score for your company to start improving it...

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Building a Storytelling Culture

Building a Storytelling Culture | Collaboration | Scoop.it

A vibrant storytelling culture means the difference between whether your organization has a living, breathing portfolio of different stories, from different perspectives, that share its impact—or just a single, somewhat stagnant story. It’s the difference between having one person in the organization dedicated to storytelling (whether that’s the CEO, development director, or head of communications) and everyone in the organization having compelling stories at their fingertips. And for many organizations, it’s the difference between investing in telling the organization’s story in a more compelling way—or not investing.



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Michael Williams StoryCoaching's curator insight, December 5, 2014 6:56 AM

A storytelling culture creates a healthy organisation. Julie Dixon's work is well-researched and useful to anyone working to improve organisational health.

Birgit Plange's curator insight, December 5, 2014 7:49 AM

…and we are paid storytellers. We need testimonials, good AND short ones. Thats what people remember most. and an one very important point how my husband and I build our business.

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Kenneth Mikkelsen is co-founder of FutureShifts, a consultancy that helps visionary companies identify and tackle the big shifts in the world by cultivating the skills, mindsets, behaviors and organizational cultures needed to succeed in times of change.