Thoughts about a “bottom-up” approach for forming your collaboration strategy.
Writing on the StackExchange Blog, David lays out an argument for private offices. This is at odds with many firms who are pursuing open offices. David’s reasons for private offices at Stack Exchange HQ include: – it’s the way their smart people prefer to work. – it allows […]
Among the many comments to a recent article on IBM’s re-organization is this sigh-worthy one. The author apparently doesn’t work for IBM: I work for a large complex business. Originally run on country lines, the board sucked on the consultant’s Kool-aid, and we adopted a chaotic matrix structure. […]
Earlier this year I gave this presentation at a conference in Australia. The presentation explores social factors in collaboration, particularly how the way people behave impacts on adoption of new ways of working together. The presentation has three main sections: Approaches to improving adoption (slides 4-18) … a […]
Being successful in using the strategy of collaboration requires three pre-conditions: practice, process, and potential. Without these, the likelihood of success with collaboration is severely diminished.
As a leader of many workshops during each year, I am keenly interested in the human dynamics of the room. Those who ask me to come and run a workshop will usually find that I rearrange the room to my specification before starting, a process which can take up to 30 […]
While I do a lot of speaking sessions and workshops during the year, it is actually unusual for me to do anything in my home town. Therefore it is a bit of a surprise to me that in a couple of days I will be presenting a talk […]
When I first wrote the Seven Pillars of IT-Enabled Team Productivity (in 2005), I focused on the needs of collaborative teams from technology. Interestingly, while there was a role in my framework for presence and instant messaging (Pillar 5), and real-time screen sharing for co-authoring / co-editing (Pillar […]
In his summary post on personal effectiveness in 2013, David Rock comments on how open plan offices close the brain: “Open plan offices are all the rage. In 2013, researchers confirmed something obvious to most people who work in one: it can be hard to get things done. […]
Nicholas proposes applying the ideas of CrossFit to business: Cross-fit is a high intensity interval training methodology and is brilliant for those who want to get really, really fit. It also has a strong following amongst specialist athletes. Traditionally a runner would get excellent at their craft by […]