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Can an Algorithm Show You Whom to Collaborate With?

Adi Gaskell
Collaboration is widely seen as a good thing (when it’s done well, at least), but knowing who can add value to your work is often tricky. Can research networking systems help?
Can an Algorithm Show You Whom to Collaborate With?

Why Leadership Should Be a Collaborative Exercise

Adi Gaskell
In social business circles, there is a strong disposition towards inclusivity in decision making. The notion is that when you involve people in decisions that effect them, then it is much more likely that they will be on board with any changes that are required. What’s more, you’re also much more likely to get wide and varied information input into the process.
Why Leadership Should Be a Collaborative Exercise

The Viral Nature of Management

Adi Gaskell
There’s a nice psychological quirk called the pygmalion effect. It was first coined by Harvard researchers Robert Rosenthal and Lenore Jacobsen, who observed that students performed better when their teachers believed they had the potential to be great. So how can this impact upon the workplace?
The Viral Nature of Management

Is Collaboration Part of Your Customer Experience Strategy?

mfauscette
Our whole definition of "customer facing" is under attack as companies realize (or should) that a lot of activities outside of sales, marketing and customer service are just as important to delivering experiences to customers that meet expectations.
Is Collaboration Part of Your Customer Experience Strategy?

Collaboration: Not Just for Humans Anymore

Adi Gaskell
It’s fairly well established, or at least becoming more so, that our best works often build on the input of others. New research from the University of Washington highlights how collaborative knowledge sharing can also be incredibly effective for the robotic members of our workforce.
Collaboration: Not Just for Humans Anymore

Social and Business Collaboration: A Human Science

Bryan Kramer
As our businesses become more complex, it’s up to all of us to work harder at humanizing our approach in everything we do. On top of this, as businesses become more social, collaboration is becoming the most critical business competitive advantage.
Social and Business Collaboration: A Human Science

Can a Table Kill Creativity and Collaboration?

edwardboches
Sit on the floor. Get rid of the chairs. And the desks. And the teacher at the front of the room. What happens? Ideas and creativity happens. Collaboration happens. It’s amazing the influence that physical space has on how we determine our roles, perceive ourselves, and interact.
Can a Table Kill Creativity and Collaboration?

Collaborative Marketing Without the Risk

Jennifer O'Reilly
We seem to have gotten used to a distributed way of business — where marketing, especially social media marketing doesn’t happen in one place. As wonderful as collaborating in this manner is, many of us haven’t paid attention to the risky behaviors that could cause hiccups in our process.
Collaborative Marketing Without the Risk

Competitive Silos or Collaborative Success

daverage
One of the most popular uses of enterprise gamification is to create competition. I don’t mean in the form of marketing campaigns, I am talking about internal competitions between employees. Sales leader-boards, fitness competitions, who is best at social etc.
Competitive Silos or Collaborative Success

From Entertaining to Collaborating

tedshelton
While entertainment can make advertising less irritating, a collaboration strategy can result in an ongoing relationship with customers and even encourage customers to increase their loyalty and advocacy for a company and its products.
From Entertaining to Collaborating