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8 guidelines for using your Internal Social Network

8 guidelines for using your Internal Social Network | Collaboration | Scoop.it

Internal Social Networks enable organizations to improve productivity, managing your knowledge appropriately, sharing information and cooperating. Like all social networks, its use should be governed by some best practices or guidelines for use.

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Thomas B Hansen's curator insight, July 19, 2013 1:03 AM

One of the obvious mega trends in todays fast moving business change is the imperative need for having the mindset, competences and capability to rapidly curate, understand and share new knowledge.

One way to effectively gain form this new normal - is to embrace the concept of Dare, Care & Share as the foundation of decision making - the World is changing and it is not enough anymore to just take care of yourself. To prosper in the future we must all contribute to making good with our business. Check out and follow #LeadershipABC on Twitter.

Denyse Drummond-Dunn's curator insight, July 20, 2013 8:12 AM

Useful short summary if a little "selly-sell"

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Crossed Signals: Things that Keep Us from Effective Collaborative Innovation

Crossed Signals: Things that Keep Us from Effective Collaborative Innovation | Collaboration | Scoop.it
Sometimes we plan to go from point A to point B, but wind up at point C. What happens when point C turns out to be a dead end?
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 10, 2013 7:58 AM

We need collaboration for creativity to exist and emerge

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Silicon Valley Can’t Be Copied

Silicon Valley Can’t Be Copied | Collaboration | Scoop.it

For 50 years, the experts have tried to figure out what makes Silicon Valley tick. The answer is people.

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The Business Revolution is called Social Business

The Business Revolution is called Social Business | Collaboration | Scoop.it

Are we getting the maximum potential of the people and the talent who work with us? The answer is obvious: No. Social Business emerges as one of the greatest solutions for achieving greater speed in companies.

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On Leading, Managing and Co-creating in the Connected Workplace

On Leading, Managing and Co-creating in the Connected Workplace | Collaboration | Scoop.it

It’s essential, in this interconnected age of instant accessibility to information and knowledge, that as a leader and manager you are aware of the potent force that is contained in networks of connected information and people.

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Why Transparency Is Your Biggest Untapped Competitive Advantage

Why Transparency Is Your Biggest Untapped Competitive Advantage | Collaboration | Scoop.it

Transparency isn't a buzzword - it's a huge competitive advantage when everyone knows what everyone is working on and getting done. It seems obvious, right? But why don't most companies make any steps to become more transparent then?

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How to Build a Collaborative Office Space Like Pixar and Google

How to Build a Collaborative Office Space Like Pixar and Google | Collaboration | Scoop.it
What makes for an effective office environment? Random encounters with your coworkers. And food. Lots and lots of food.
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Which Behaviors Must Leaders Avoid?

Which Behaviors Must Leaders Avoid? | Collaboration | Scoop.it

If you want to empower, engage, or motivate others, don't just focus on increasing your positive behaviors. Pay attention to what you need to stop doing as well. Why? Because people remember the bad more than the good.

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Networked individuals trump organizations

Networked individuals trump organizations | Collaboration | Scoop.it

In an economy based on trusted knowledge networks of individuals, the role of the organization may revert to merely a supporting one. We might even see corporations bidding for the privilege of supporting knowledge networks.

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Creating Social Innovation Collaboratives: Shifting From 'Scale' to 'Reach'

Creating Social Innovation Collaboratives: Shifting From 'Scale' to 'Reach' | Collaboration | Scoop.it

We need to move away from individualistic competition toward collaboration.

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The ART of Collaboration

The ART of Collaboration | Collaboration | Scoop.it

Knowledge can only be volunteered, it can’t be conscripted”. But is the same true for collaboration? If people are given the right tools and the right environment, will they spontaneously collaborate and share knowledge?

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Marco Bertolini's curator insight, May 11, 2013 1:32 AM

Qu'est-ce que la collaboration ? Comment cela fonctionne-t-il ?  Peut-on l'imposer ou doit-on l'encourager ?

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 11, 2013 9:51 AM

A good looking infographic and article are combined. Who does the structuring? Is it collaboration if the boss says this will be the outcome?

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Rethinking work: The next chapter in social collaboration

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 27, 2013 2:03 PM

This looks like a good presentation asking god question. Where is social collaboration happening? It is in a vacuum which means context is important.

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Purposeful collaboration

Collaboration tools enable people to discover and interact with, the content, colleagues and communities, that can help them get their jobs done. 

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 23, 2013 3:58 PM

As is pointed out in the presentation, most of the concepts are not new. What is new, is the many new platforms which can merge with traditional ones and be used mindfully to be more effective with collaboration. Good practice is essential, otherwise it is not purposeful.

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Future of [Collaborative] Enterprise

Future of [Collaborative] Enterprise | Collaboration | Scoop.it

Harold Jarche is a great source of inspiration when it comes to the the future of the collaborative enterprise. In this archive you'll find video post made by Harold on various subjects. Great overview. 


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David Hain's curator insight, July 16, 2013 4:56 AM

Some really thought provoking videos here form Harold Jarche for anyone interested in new ways of working more effectively in collaboration.

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Network Era Fluency

Network Era Fluency | Collaboration | Scoop.it

Network era fluency could be described as individuals and communities understanding and being part of global networks that influence various aspects of our lives. For individuals, the core skill is critical thinking, or questioning all assumptions, including one’s own.

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When Knowledge Sharing is the Only Option

When Knowledge Sharing is the Only Option | Collaboration | Scoop.it

A fine blog post by Chris Collison on how collaboration through sharing knowledge, resources, people, and contracts can effectively enlarging the area of “flow”. As U2 sings: Sometimes you can't make it on your own.  


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9 Facts Every Creative Needs to Know About Collaborative Teams

9 Facts Every Creative Needs to Know About Collaborative Teams | Collaboration | Scoop.it
The mere presence of other people can boost your performance, and 8 other research-backed findings about collaboration and teamwork.
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Stephen Dale's curator insight, July 3, 2013 4:37 AM

A useful list of evidence-based attributes associated with effective team collaboration. 


1. The mere presence of other people can boost your performance.

2. A familiar team has benefits like a home stadium.

3. Virtual teams can outperform face-to-face teams.

4. A balance of extroverts and introverts makes for a better team.

5. Most good teams have one analytic thinker on board.

6. Teams perform better when they include both men and women.

7. There’s a danger of teams splitting into sub-groups.

8. Effective teams depend on “social sensitivity.”

9. The best teams communicate outside of formal meetings.


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How Smart People Collaborate for Success

How Smart People Collaborate for Success | Collaboration | Scoop.it

Solo performers can shine, but working together can yield greater results. Here are seven tips for improving collaboration.

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Changing Organizational Structures for Collaboration

Changing Organizational Structures for Collaboration | Collaboration | Scoop.it

A new book "The Bounty Effect: 7 Steps to The Culture of Collaboration" by Evan Rosen investigates how we can replace obsolete organizational structures and cultures designed for the Industrial Age. 

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Smarter and faster

Smarter and faster | Collaboration | Scoop.it

What will happen if the average lifespan of companies gets down to just a few years? As this photo by Jay Cross shows, there seems to be a trend for shorter-lived companies, staffed by longer-living employees.

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Knowledge Hub Closure: What have we learnt?

Knowledge Hub Closure: What have we learnt? | Collaboration | Scoop.it
There has been quite a buzz of activity on the various blogs, Twitter streams and social networks following the recent press announcement about the pending closure of the LGA’s Knowledge Hub.
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Driving Collaboration – Diverse Opinion is the Key to Innovation

Driving Collaboration – Diverse Opinion is the Key to Innovation | Collaboration | Scoop.it

People have different strengths and help in different ways. In an online world, we need to find ways to encourage those same behaviors at the frontend of the process.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 24, 2013 6:14 AM

Strong and forward-thinking leadership looks to the boundaries and fringes for those diverse voices often left out.

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Is Middle Management the Enemy of Social Business?

Is Middle Management the Enemy of Social Business? | Collaboration | Scoop.it

In order for an organization to truly become a social business, the culture has to be right. Social tools enhance transparency but middle managers - those that traditionally have had control over what information gets conveyed to upper management - are struggling to find their roles in this new way of doing business.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 14, 2013 4:46 PM

Yes, it is. We long ago passed the time when we continued to need middle management at least in the numbers that we have it.

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Do Collaboration Tools REALLY Boost Workplace Communication?

Do Collaboration Tools REALLY Boost Workplace Communication? | Collaboration | Scoop.it

Anyone in the working world knows this: Meetings are as hard to kill off as a supervillain in a James Bond film.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 6, 2013 4:06 PM

This is a great question. The article includes a 160 page PDF article.

David Hain's curator insight, May 6, 2013 11:32 PM

Very authoritative study.

Denyse Drummond-Dunn's curator insight, May 7, 2013 11:48 PM

Really interesting article on the future of collaboration and communication.Can't wait to try the 3D immersive environments in particular.

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In Collaboration We Trust - Thin Difference

In Collaboration We Trust - Thin Difference | Collaboration | Scoop.it
Collaboration succeeds when trust is active and trust is embedded in interactions, mission, connections, and progress forward.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 24, 2013 4:36 PM

I am not sure collaboration is the new normal. It should have been there all along. Linear progress is not always the case. It is hoped for.