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Marimekko Celebrates their 60th Anniversary with a Crowdsourced ‘Tribe’ Collaboration - PSFK

Marimekko Celebrates their 60th Anniversary with a Crowdsourced ‘Tribe’ Collaboration - PSFK | Creative Communities at Work | Scoop.it
The brand's anniversary campaign corralled their Facebook fans into a crowdsourced design competition that ultimately ended in a collaborative work session at the brand's Helsinki headquarters.
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Where does good come from?

Where does good come from? | Creative Communities at Work | Scoop.it
The puzzle of altruism is more than just a technical curiosity for evolutionary theorists. It amounts to a high-stakes inquiry into the nature of good. By identifying the mechanisms through which altruism and other advanced social behaviors have evolved in all kinds of living creatures — like ants, wasps, termites, and mole rats — we stand to gain a better understanding of the human race, and the evolutionary processes that helped us develop the capacity for collaboration, loyalty, and even morality.
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The Yammer Blog: The Cultural Imperative For A Social Business

The Yammer Blog: The Cultural Imperative For A Social Business | Creative Communities at Work | Scoop.it
This post was written by Maria Ogneva, Head of Community at Yammer Although effective collaboration has always been a cornerstone of a successful business, one could say that the unrelenting speed and sophistication of the social consumer web is making...
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Lost in Space

It was a bold experiment in creating the office of the future.
There were no offices, no desks, no personal equipment.
And no survivors.
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Masters of Innovative Play, Learn From the Pros

Masters of Innovative Play, Learn From the Pros | Creative Communities at Work | Scoop.it
It is a fact of life that creative people—if they are any good—constantly absorb input and stimuli that influences their own creative output. By nature, they imitate and play with the ideas of other creative people. It’s how they learn and grow. It doesn’t matter whether you call this trait awareness, empathy, or even stealing. No innovative or successful design happens in a vacuum.
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Working Best at Coffee Shops - Conor Friedersdorf - Business - The Atlantic

Working Best at Coffee Shops - Conor Friedersdorf - Business - The Atlantic | Creative Communities at Work | Scoop.it
Why are many telecommuters most efficient in noisy public places with lots of distractions?
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In the Pipeline: Brave New Office.

In the Pipeline: Brave New Office. | Creative Communities at Work | Scoop.it
Management fads are truly a bad sign. I don't think that there's anyone out there in the working world who doesn't realize this, on some level, but it's worth keeping in mind. When some higher-up at your company decides "You know, we'd make a huge leap in productivity if we just did everything totally differently than we've ever done them before - I read this great article!", then you really need to hunker down until the fit passes.
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Dr. Seuss... or How I Learned to Stop Worrying about Competition & Love the Chaos

Dr. Seuss... or How I Learned to Stop Worrying about Competition & Love the Chaos | Creative Communities at Work | Scoop.it
“You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to step away from the shore,” said Nobel Prize-winning author André Gide.

While you're struggling to one-up your competition, someone out there is going to change the game and make your entire industry obsolete. Organizations need flexibility, constant reorganization and improvisation to sustain creativity! Don't be a Zax baby!
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