So what is the difference between team working and team building? Are they 2 phrases for the same thing? I have seen the terms used interchangeably in articles and in the workplace, but does that help or hinder? In our article on collaboration how is it different from team work we explored the definitions of some terms. It often helps to start with some commonly accepted definitions: Definition of Team Working Team Working, The earliest definition I could find is: Source - … [Read more...] about Difference between team working and team building
Microsoft and LinkedIn have the power to change the way we do business and collaborate - but have they blown it? Over the years I have used many collaborative tools. I was also part of an external team of people supporting IBM Social Business platform Connections. Now that product although used extensively internally has never really made it into the mainstream. Its a shame, but it was very well integrated. Integration with other software is critical for long term adoption and … [Read more...] about Do collaborations tools help or hinder? An Open Letter To Microsoft & LinkedIn
New situational based leadership 3.0 Until recently the old models around leadership were based on one-2-one relationships, when communication were focused on face-to-face discussion and in the main technology was limited to the telephone. Much of management and leadership was done in 'real time' and face to face, however here in the 'naughties' times, needs and expectations have moved on, but unfortunately management and leadership engagement approaches have not. With an increasingly … [Read more...] about New situational based leadership 3.0 for 2010 and beyond
Each year the CIPD hold an annual conference and exhibition looking at the world of Learning and Development. This show is known as the CIPDLDShow (or HRD if you are old enough!). Followers of this blog would have seen several entry's over the years. This year as well as a few blogs and individual videos here are some collaboration reflections. The conference takes place at Olympia in West London. It's a 2 day conference and exhibition. Mike Morrison and Martin Couzins review … [Read more...] about Green Bean bag thoughts #cipdLDshow 2016 @martincouzins @rapidbi #cipd
There is change, and there is change. LinkedIn or LinkedOut – the social game changer. Recent changes will change the social landscape - and not for the better. Go back 10 years and Myspace rules the social media world. Yahoo led the field in groups and communities. Linkedin was new, Facebook was a newborn. Twitter was the twinkle in someone’s eye. People who wanted to look for work online used Monster.com or CareerBuilder.com. Things change. But one change that started less than 1 year ago … [Read more...] about LinkedIn or LinkedOut – the social game changer – The 800000 missing communities – where are they?
The options we had to collaborate in the past are just not available anymore, but as human beings we need the social interactions. As social beings, if the relationships are not easily accessible, we will recreate them. In years gone by, teams were large and diverse. It was not unusual in the 80s & 90s to have offices and functions of 100s of people. Today teams and groups are much leaner than they have ever been. Often with just one or two people doing individual tasks. This change has … [Read more...] about The value of #collaboration in networks – #sobiz #socialbiz
Social business is a real buzzword, but what does it mean, and will it impact your business or organization? In organizations there is often confusion between terms such as Knowledge Management, Document Management, Social networking or communications (Lync, Yammer etc) and more recently Social Business or Social Collaboration. Whilst preparing for a presentation on using Social business tools, I came across this excellent blog … [Read more...] about The Role of Social Collaboration in Knowledge & Document Management #socialbiz
One of the most used words in business articles, journals and professional social media networks is the desire to develop "collaborative" environments and cultures. But what is it? If you web search for images for "collaboration", you will get lots on teamwork. so is collaboration just another word for teamwork? I for one don't. I believe that teamwork contributes to a short term goal, but collaboration is more "strategic" and long term in nature. Let's look at some common … [Read more...] about Collaboration in business what is it how is it different from Teamwork?
Collaboration, Management & Leadership for Change is the backbone of any successful business. Collaboration Increasingly in business we need people to collaborate, indeed people WANT to collaborate, but are we giving them the tools for the job. Technology exists but... As the technology landscape changes, so do the tools and ways of working. The days of the “corporate issued” laptop are coming to an end as people want to use the devices they feel most comfortable with. That means … [Read more...] about Collaboration, Management & Leadership for change in any business
Social technology is THE productivity tool Social media has changed the way many of us communicate, engage and collaborate, yet to many organizations "social media" is a dirty word. With many employers believing social media to be Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, IT departments all over are increasingly blocking employee access to these sites. The simple reality is that organizations cannot stop staff from using social media, all they can do is help employees find increasingly innovative ways … [Read more...] about Farewell Social Media – Hello Social Business
In the last couple of week I have taken ownership of a shiny new mobile phone. In the last few years I have used my trusty Nokia E75. A small phone with a large slide out keyboard. The battery life was enough for me to last a whole day at a conference blogging or tweeting, and this with relatively fast typing and few errors. But alas it's time to move on. I wanted to go android as I thought this would be a sensible way forward, and I really wanted a phone with a slide out keyboard. … [Read more...] about Technology for learning –phones & tablets – touch or keyboard
A time and a place for the brainstorm Brainstorming often gets a bad press, with the popular belief being that it fosters groupthink and generally hinders the creative process. New research shines a new light on the value of brainstorming however, especially a bit later in the creative process when ideas have already been generated. The study, conducted by Nicholas Kohn and colleagues focused on the process of combining ideas that have already been generated. In this context the traditional … [Read more...] about A time and a place for brainstorming techniques