• CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2016
    [Collaboration] A richer suite of support
    Obviously, you can be doing communication in courses as well, and reflecting and collaborating at the practitioner stage as well, these are continua, not boxes as portrayed here. While it’s easy to talk about how we need to support the transition from novice to expert, it might help to be a little more detailed. Can you?
  • FUTURE OF WORK  |  MONDAY, MAY 23, 2016
    [Collaboration] 10 Tips for Leading Meetings That Matter
    Corporate Conversations Current Newsletter Leadership Making Meetings Matter Newsletter Archive People and Organizations The Future of Work business collaboration conversations futureofwork groups individual differences leadership listening meetingsDo you want your meetings to matter? Of course you do. And that includes you! Suspend judgment.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, MAY 23, 2016
    [Collaboration] “We made up these rules, and we can change them”
    In this way, citizens can freely cooperate and from time to time, as required, collaborate to get things done. Now is the time for a serious rethinking of how we organize in our society: from businesses, to schools, and as communities. We need to base all of our organizations on the principle of temporary, negotiated hierarchies.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, MAY 23, 2016
    [Collaboration] Recent articles: discovery search; music; research methods courses; screencasting; flipping
    2016) A Collaborative Approach to Integrating Information and Academic Literacy into the Curricula of Research Methods Courses. The latest issue (volume 42, no. 3) of The Journal of Academic Librarianship (priced publication) includes: - Blakesley, E. 2016) Cognitive Bias and the Discovery Layer. and Valenti, A. and Ishimura, Y. et al.
  • FUTURE OF WORK  |  MONDAY, MAY 16, 2016
    [Collaboration] Special Offer: Download a free copy of my book today
    Corporate Conversations Current Newsletter Leadership Leading Change Making Meetings Matter Newsletter Archive People and Organizations The Future of Work Work Design business collaboration conversations corporate conversations engagement future futureofwork leadership meetings organizational change productivity teams trendsiBooks: [link].
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2016
    [Collaboration] Moving forward
    I’ve argued before that there’s a pretty clear path forward for organizations. The necessity to become agile means that the old ‘command and control’ approach won’t cut it any longer. What’s required is tapping into the ability of people to work together. Certain elements are required. social strategy
  • COLUMN TWO  |  MONDAY, MAY 9, 2016
    [Collaboration] What the judges of the Intranet & Digital Workplace Awards would love to see
    entries which reinvent social collaboration (in a good way). intranets that truly bring together content and collaboration. The 2016 Intranet and Digital Workplace Awards are now open for entries , with a closing date of June 10.   We’re always intrigued and excited to see the submissions we’re going to receive.
  • COLUMN TWO  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 2016
    [Collaboration] Meet the judges for the 2016 Intranet and Digital Workplace awards
    Susan Hanley is a consultant specialising in the design, development and implementation of successful collaboration and knowledge management solutions. Immediately prior to establishing her own consulting practice, Sue led the Portals, Collaboration, and Content Management practice for Dell Professional Services. Entering the Awards.
  • FUTURE OF WORK  |  MONDAY, MAY 2, 2016
    [Collaboration] Is This Meeting Necessary?
    Meetings are the way people share ideas, learn from each, collaborate to produce new knowledge, solve problems, and make decisions. There is no question that the future of work is centered around meetings. That’s why I am on a crusade to make every meeting matter. With apologies to Gertrude Stein, a meeting is not a meeting is not a meeting.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2016
    [Collaboration] New articles: visial literacy; research questions; library/publisher relationship; pedagogy
    Stop, Collaborate & Listen: How the Librarian/Publisher Relationship Can Facilitate the Development of the Information Literacy Curriculum. Collaborative librarianship , 8(1). - Beaudoin, J. 2016). Describing Images: A Case Study of Visual Literacy among Library and Information Science Students. and Sieck, S. 2016). and Walter, S.
  • COLUMN TWO  |  MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2016
    [Collaboration] The Intranet and Digital Workplace Awards are now open for entries!
    Social, collaboration and communication  (initiatives which showcase social networking, collaboration and internal communications). We accept entries which relate to intranets, enterprise social networks, collaboration platforms, mobile apps, learning environments, HR platforms, standalone applications and other relevant channels.
  • FUTURE OF WORK  |  MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2016
    [Collaboration] Making Every Meeting Matter: The First Step
    collaborative leader still has to lead: careful preparation enables you to define your meeting’s purpose and desired outcomes. The first step in making your meetings and other conversations matter is to be more intentional about them. So let’s focus on formal meetings. What information will you share during the meeting? Participants. Process.
  • FUTURE OF WORK  |  MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2016
    [Collaboration] Redefining Leadership for the Digital Age
    As the economy moves from mass production to mass collaboration we must build a new leadership mindset – one that recognizes, respects, and values the insights and experiences of every meeting participant. Register  at this link , and even if you can’t attend live, and I’ll send you a free recording of the one-hour program.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2016
    [Collaboration] The varying conceptions of information literacy across an International Middle School community: Seminar
    The seminar also serves to provide a platform for participants to explore the implications of these findings for professional practice in the Library and Information profession, curriculum development, professional development for staff and faculty, home school collaboration around IL learning and organisational learning. events
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2016
    [Collaboration] complexity in the workplace
    Collaboration is working together for a common objective, usually directed through someone in authority. In my post on complexity and learning, I said that work in networks requires different skills than in hierarchies. Coordination is making sure things get done effectively and efficiently. Most organizations do this well.
  • KNOW NETWORK NEWS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2016
    [Collaboration] Making Open Innovation Work
    Open innovation, or collaborative innovation, is certainly a hot topic. Reports reveal that approximately 80% of organizations are engaged in some form of open innovation
  • FUTURE OF WORK  |  MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2016
    [Collaboration] Redefining Leadership for the Digital Age
    As the economy moves from mass production to mass collaboration we must build a new leadership mindset – one that recognizes, respects, and values the insights and experiences of every meeting participant. Are you ready to become a smart meeting leader? Webinar ID: 146-058-459. How long has it been since you led a meeting like that?
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 2016
    [Collaboration] 3 articles: public libraries and IL in Kenya; Faculty perceptions in Spain; IL for distance learning
    Information Literacy in the Changing Landscape of Distance Learning: The Collaborative Design of a Flexible, Digital, Asynchronous Course. Available at: [link] (open access) "This paper offers a case study of the collaborative development of an information literacy course for students enrolled in an online, proprietary college. 2016).
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2016
    [Collaboration] Webcast: Cultivating Consistency in an Instruction Program without Much Authority
    Learn how to build ID capacity in your library and how to leverage those skills to improve library instruction and collaboration." 3. ACRL Instruction Section’s Management & Leadership Committee has announced a programme of online discussions. 1. Photo by Sheila Webber: white cherry, April 2016. events webinars
  • DION HINCHCLIFFE'S WEB 2.0 BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2016
    [Collaboration] How Chatbots and Artificial Intelligence Are Evolving the Digital/Social Experience
    In short, I believe smart chatbots will revolutionize digital/social engagement by adding a much needed automation and support of communication, knowledge management, and collaboration. How Chatbots Will Impact Online Community.
  • KNOW NETWORK NEWS  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2016
    [Collaboration] Fostering a Creative Workplace Culture
    Rigid systems and processes, hierarchies, inflexible policies and linear modes of thinking are slowly being phased out to welcome flat organizations, space for innovation, and a focus on collaboration through creative thinking
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2016
    [Collaboration] cfp 3rd Annual LILi Conference: “What Would it Look Like If…?”
    While this is certainly a genuine concern, what if those barriers were removed and the only things required for success were a bit of ingenuity, motivation, and collaboration? The topic is What Would it Look Like If…? That’s right…just imagine! The deadline is may 1 2016. cfp events
  • FUTURE OF WORK  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 2016
    [Collaboration] Orchestrating Powerful Conversations: Asking Questions
    If you accept the idea that a meeting leader’s role is to orchestrate the conversation, or to sense and guide, then pay very close attention to what every participant is saying, and what emotions they are expressing. But listen for understanding , not to judge or evaluate what is being said. Each type has its place in conversations.
  • COLUMN TWO  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2016
    [Collaboration] Countdown to launch of the 2016 Intranet and Digital Workplace Awards
    We accept entries which relate to intranets, digital workplaces, enterprise social networks, collaboration platforms, mobile apps, learning environments, HR platforms, standalone applications and other staff-facing solutions. The awards uncover remarkable solutions that deliver business value, and then share them with the wider community.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2016
    [Collaboration] A complex look at task assignments
    And I’ll be the first to acknowledge that it’s complex, as the diagram represents, but let me tease it apart for you and see if it makes sense. I’m trying to integrate meaningful tasks, meta-learning, and collaboration. No claim that it’s there yet, by the way. There could even be a model presentation.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2016
    [Collaboration] cfp Library 2.016: Library as Classroom #library2016
    Libraries of all kinds serve as formal and informal creative classrooms, supporting learners by employing emerging strategies in learning and engagement" It will be held in Blackboard Collaborate. The founding partner of the Library 2.0 online conferences is the School of Information at San Jose State University. events webinars
  • FUTURE OF WORK  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2016
    [Collaboration] Four Questions to Ask About All Those Meetings
    I’ve said it many times:  meetings are the very heart of the future of work. Meetings are the way knowledge workers learn, communicate, problem-solve, create, share ideas, influence others, and inspire. They are the way work gets done in a world overwhelmed with information. But how effective are the meetings you participate in, or lead?
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2016
    [Collaboration] L&D Value
    If they went further, and were also facilitating the ability for the organization to continually innovate – fostering communication and collaboration via tools, practices, and culture – they’d be key to getting people to provide their best. ” Are these ideas incommensurate?  Or is there a reconciliation? Together.
  • COLUMN TWO  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2016
    [Collaboration] Award-winning digital workplace case studies and screenshots
    Acting as both an aggregator of key HR data and the point of entry into different systems, the dashboard covers pay and benefits, holiday, performance management and even collaboration. Browse through the case studies below, and grab what you need with just a few clicks. Evolving the digital workplace. Meeting the needs of employees.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2016
    [Collaboration] Socially Acceptable
    collaborating to develop a shared response. I was talking with my ITA colleagues, and we were discussing the state of awareness of social learning. And we were somewhat concerned that at least from some evidence, there’re some misconceptions around about social learning. So I thought I’d take another shot at it. social strategy
  • FUTURE OF WORK  |  MONDAY, MARCH 28, 2016
    [Collaboration] What Do Meetings Have to Do with The Future of Work?
    The essence of that mind shift has to be the recognition that in this age of networked knowledge, leadership has to evolve from telling and directing to collaborating and listening. I was recently interviewed about Making Meetings Matte r by Dr. Jac Fitz-Enz (“ Interviewing Jim Ware ”). Many of us complain about how useless most of them are.
  • KNOWLEDGE JOLT WITH JACK  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2016
    [Collaboration] Focus on the processes, not the tools
    This comes up nicely in an article from Davide "Folletto" Casali,  The Three Speeds of Collaboration: Tool Selection and Culture Fit : Choosing the right tool is a weird thing to do, because it’s at the same time the most important choice and the least important choice you can do. This shouldn't be a surprise. The idea still make sense.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2016
    [Collaboration] Using #wikipedia article writing for assessments and exercises in law, biology and more
    2016) Using Wikipedia to Teach Audience, Genre and Collaboration. Employing Wikipedia for good not evil: innovative approaches to collaborative writing assessment. A few articles on this theme: Firstly a short article in a university newsletter Byatnal, A. 2016, March 22). Cornell takes big red pen to Wikipedia life sciences content.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2016
    [Collaboration] LILAC IL winners
    This project is a collaboration of UK and Burmese universities, run by Yin from the University of Manchester." Information Literacy award winners were announced at the LILAC conference on Tuesday. The runner-up was Elizabeth Hutchinson (Head of Schools Library Service, Guille-Alles Library, St Peter Port). Awards
  • COLUMN TWO  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2016
    [Collaboration] Digital workplace highlights at Intranets2016
    Intranets2016 will also be covering other key digital workplace topics, including collaboration and social tools, the role of cloud technologies, and taking an agile approach to development. A wave of change is rolling through organisations, and it’s long overdue. Andy Zimmerman:  Building a mobile channel for employees. Learn more.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2016
    [Collaboration] sense-making with social media
    Not using social media to connect, contribute, and collaborate is like sitting in a closed office all day. “Tweeting during a conference helps me consolidate my thoughts and capture key insights. Facebook helps me share resources. LinkedIn is a useful professional tool. Generation. Elaboration. Retrieval. Spaced practice. Imagery.
  • BOXES AND ARROWS  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2016
    [Collaboration] Method Mondays: Never stop learning
    Creating Breakthrough Product Through Collaborative Play , Addison-Wesley 2007, 56-61. A day in the life. Benjamin Franklin once said: “Tell me and I forget; teach me and I may remember; involve me and I learn.”. In this article, I would like to share the five methods with you that work best for us—they’re worth trying! According to Robert B.
  • THEORIA CUM PRAXI  |  MONDAY, MARCH 21, 2016
    [Collaboration] In the loop
    This all too common expression is – or should be – the bane of anyone trying to implement, or just use, a community approach of working out loud for collaboration and communication. Ounce of Perception collaboration community web 2.0 “Keep me in the loop.”. What it really means is…. If they do take you up on it, they may never join in.
  • THEORIA CUM PRAXI  |  MONDAY, MARCH 21, 2016
    [Collaboration] In the loop
    This all too common expression is – or should be – the bane of anyone trying to implement, or just use, a community approach of working out loud for collaboration and communication. Ounce of Perception collaboration community web 2.0 “Keep me in the loop.”. What it really means is…. If they do take you up on it, they may never join in.
  • FUTURE OF WORK  |  MONDAY, MARCH 21, 2016
    [Collaboration] Making Meetings Matter: An Overview
    developed the P4+ model to show you how smart leaders orchestrate powerful collaborative conversations. Together we can enhance organizational efficiency, improve collaboration, and make all our meetings both productive and popular. Are you frustrated by all the unfocused, boring meetings you have to sit through? But don’t stop there.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 20, 2016
    [Collaboration] social learning for complex work
    This requires cooperation and collaboration between people to understand the complexity. “Carnegie Mellon’s Robert E. Kelley … says the percentage of the knowledge you need to memorize to do your job is shrinking rapidly: 1986: 75%. 1997: 15-20%. 2006: 8-10% estimated. What you find when you look something up is probably current.
  • FUTURE OF WORK  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2016
    [Collaboration] David Coleman Reviews “Making Meetings Matter”
    David Coleman , the founder and executive director of Collaborative Strategies, Inc. , has just published a highly complimentary review of Making Meetings Matter on CMSWire. Here is a brief excerpt: Collaboration and telecommunications company  Fuze  correlated data that shows “15 percent of an organization’s time is spent in meeting.”
  • FUTURE OF WORK  |  MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2016
    [Collaboration] The Seven Dimensions of a Powerful Conversation
    Join me for an hour of conversation about meetings and collaborative conversations on Wednesday, March 16, at 3 PM Eastern Daylight Time. Special Note: You are invited to a special (and free) book launch party celebrating the publication of Making Meetings Matter. Today let’s dig a little deeper into the underlying factors they identified.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2016
    [Collaboration] the future of human work
    There is no shortage of tools to help us make collaborate and communicate, and the list keeps growing. People can never be better at computing than computers. We cannot become more efficient than machines. All we can do is be more curious, more creative, more empathetic. Service delivery will gradually improve as machines take it over.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2016
    [Collaboration] cfp 3rd Annual LILi Conference
    While this is certainly a genuine concern, what if those barriers were removed and the only things required for success were a bit of ingenuity, motivation, and collaboration? The 3rd Annual LILi (Lifelong Information Literacy) Conference will be held on August 8 2016 at Pierce College, Woodland Hills, California, USA. cfp events
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2016
    [Collaboration] #openeducationwk webinar on OER Libguides
    The session can be accessed through the following Collaborate link: [link] * That's what it says on the SUNY webinar website. SUNY (State University of New York) Centre for Online Teaching Excellence is hosting free webinars this week for Open Education Week. Photo by Sheila Webber: daffodils and dead leaves, March 2016. events webinars
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2016
    [Collaboration] Building Collaborations for Library Instruction
    The theme is Building Collaborations for Library Instruction. "We want to hear from you! We envision a few quick presentations and small and whole-group discussion." To sign up go to: https://junior2349.wufoo.com/forms/building-collaborations-for-library-instruction/ Photo by Sheila Webber: Daffodils, March 2016. events
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2016
    [Collaboration] temporary, negotiated hierarchies
    willing cooperation = lessening the emphasis on teamwork and collaboration and encouraging wider cooperation. 4. Initially published on Medium.com, the following is based on several previous blog posts. Post-Job Economy. That period is almost over, as witnessed by 54 million self-employed Americans. We are entering a post-job economy.
  • FUTURE OF WORK  |  MONDAY, MARCH 7, 2016
    [Collaboration] A Debate is not a Discussion, and a Discussion is not a Dialogue
    With all the presidential candidate debates filling up the airwaves recently, it’s time to think about what makes for a good conversation. Regrettably, we are not seeing any significant examples of memorable conversations in the so-called “public discourse.” meaningful conversation changes you in important ways. What have I missed?
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, MARCH 7, 2016
    [Collaboration] strategic transformation of workplace learning
    Informal learning is learning without instruction and is personally directed or done in collaboration with others. Is your learning and development team able to transform so it can support complex work, help people be more creative, and adapt to the changing nature of the digital workplace? “Strategic Transformation. 20%: Exposure.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2016
    [Collaboration] Assessment in Action: special issue
    academic libraries academic sector Collaboration evaluation Information Literacy Students USAThe latest issue of open-access journal College and Research Libraries (volume 77, issue 2, 2016 [link] ) features reports from the Assessment in Action project. The articles include: - Veronica Arellano Douglas and Celia E.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2016
    [Collaboration] network management update
    willing cooperation” = lessening the emphasis on teamwork and collaboration and encouraging wider cooperation. 4. You cannot manage a network. As networks become the dominant organizational form, the way we think about management has to change, as well as the way those in positions of authority try to influence others. Management
  • COLUMN TWO  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2016
    [Collaboration] Communicators share their experiences at Intranets2016
    The theme this month at Step Two is internal communications in all its forms, including top-down intranet news, bottom-up feedback, and peer-to-peer collaboration. With a diversity of channels and technologies on offer, this is an ideal time to strengthen communication and staff engagement. Andrew Harrington, Raine & Horne.
  • FUTURE OF WORK  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2016
    [Collaboration] Five Reasons There are so Many Bad Meetings
    [Note: This article is a brief excerpt from Chapter Two of my new book, Making Meetings Matter: How Smart Leaders Orchestrate Powerful Conversations in the Digital Age (link is to the book’s page on Amazon.com).]. Even though that is a wide range, I am confident that there at least four billion meetings a year here in the U.S.!
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2016
    [Collaboration] Beyond Consulting
    This is what I do!  I find it really rewarding to work with folks and collaboratively generating great outcomes, and I’m looking for more opportunities ways to assist. I was at a retreat this weekend, consorting with colleagues. And I paid attention to his recommendations. You know what you want done, and you hire someone to do it.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2016
    [Collaboration] Litmos Guest Blog Series
    Collaboration. As I did with Learnnovators , with Litmos I’ve also done a series of posts , in this case a year’s worth. So, we have presentations on: Blending learning. Performance Support. mLearning: Part 1 and Part 2. Advanced Instructional Design. Games and Gamification. Measurement. Reviewing Design Processes.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2016
    [Collaboration] The NewCo-BigCo Shift or, These Nine Things Will Change Business Forever
    Cities offer access to capital, education, regulatory frameworks, and a collaborative density of human curiosity and connections. The post The NewCo-BigCo Shift or, These Nine Things Will Change Business Forever appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. cross posted from NewCo ). Technology used to be a specialized field.
  • FUTURE OF WORK  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2016
    [Collaboration] Making YOUR Meetings Matter
    Permit me a bit of shameless self-promotion. My new book, Making Meetings Matter: How Smart Leaders Orchestrate Powerful Conversations in the Digital Age , just became available on Amazon.com , and I am in a giddy celebratory mode. In fact, I just got my very first copy of the paperback edition (I ordered it from Amazon on Friday). Ruth Ross.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2016
    [Collaboration] Journal of Academic Librarianship latest: virtual librarian; students as co-designers; IDEA model; social media evaluation
    Students as Co-designers of a Virtual Learning Commons: Results of a Collaborative Action Research Study. - Leeder, C. and Shah, C. 2016). Measuring the Effect of Virtual Librarian Intervention on Student Online Search. The Journal of Academic Librarianship , 2(1), 2-7 - Santos, I., Ali, N. and Hill, A. 2016). and Fourie, I. 2016). 2016).
  • DION HINCHCLIFFE'S WEB 2.0 BLOG  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2016
    [Collaboration] Dear IT Department, Why Community Management Matters
    It’s one of the curiosities of enterprise technology: Despite collaboration and engagement being an exclusively human activity — even when augmented and improved by digital tools — it’s the IT department that most often gets put in charge of rolling out said tools and then operating them long term.
  • COLUMN TWO  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2016
    [Collaboration] See James in Europe: March 14-24 (London, Utrecht, Geneva & beyond)
    Since that time, the intranet space has continued to evolve, and modern sites now incorporate collaboration and social tools, business processes, dashboards, plus much more. advanced topics, such as meeting global & local needs, incorporating collaboration and personalisation. homepages that delight.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2016
    [Collaboration] we don’t need better leaders
    We need organizations and structures that let all people cooperate and collaborate. “Why is everyone so hung up on Leaders, Leadership and Leadership courses – it’s what gets us into a mess. Think banking, politics, sport…” – Donald Clark. If all you have is a hammer, then every problem looks like a nail. Leadership
  • FUTURE OF WORK  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2016
    [Collaboration] The Four Dimensions of a Successful Meeting
    Corporate Conversations Current Newsletter Leadership Making Meetings Matter Newsletter Archive People and Organizations Work Design business collaboration conversations corporate conversations culture future Future of Work Agenda futureofwork leadership Management meetings productivity teams The Future of Work workOr was it?
  • FUTURE OF WORK  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 25, 2016
    [Collaboration] Three Simple Rules for Leading Constructive Change
    Not everything you try is going to work at first, but if you are convinced that collaborative conversations are important, then start leading meetings that are based on these three rules and the principles I describe throughout my new book, Making Meetings Matter. That all sounds good. But in my experience that’s only the beginning.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 2016
    [Collaboration] IBM buys Ustream: is it a workforce communication play?
    Ustream Align is an inside-the-company video ‘collaboration’ — or ‘workforce communication’ — product built on the Ustream platform. The company had raised $50 million in venture funding, and was the sole video partner involved in the launch of IBM’s cloud marketplace in 2014. Excellent! gHLuZz5L8h.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2016
    [Collaboration] cfp CONUL conference #conulac16
    The theme is Going Further Together: Collaboration in Irish Academic and Research Libraries "The overall aim of the conference is to consider the broad challenges facing academic and research libraries in Ireland. The deadline is 15 February 2016. cfp events
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 18, 2016
    [Collaboration] Work chat Fleep’s slash commands and email integration
    Fleep is at core, a classic work chat tool, based on contextual conversation (see  Contextual conversation: Work chat will dominate collaboration ). task <message> — create a new task message. taskto @someone — create and assign a new task. bug <message> — create a new bug report task with ((bug)).
  • FUTURE OF WORK  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 18, 2016
    [Collaboration] Smart Leaders Don’t Just Tolerate Distributed Work; They Embrace It
    One of my earliest studies of work patterns indicated that on average knowledge workers were spending only about 35 percent of their work time inside their assigned corporate facility. Today, according to Forrester Research , more than thirty-four million U.S. workers are spending one or more days a week in nontraditional work locations.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 18, 2016
    [Collaboration] connecting cooperation and collaboration
    According to The Collaboration Paradox: Why Working Together Often Yields Weaker Results , some of the reasons that workplace collaboration fails is due to: overconfidence in our collective thinking; peer pressure to conform; and. This shows the underlying problem with collaboration. reliance on others to do the work.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 18, 2016
    [Collaboration] Recent open access items: ACRL and UDB; Spanish school teachers' perceptions; Zotero; faculty-librarian collaboration
    From one-shot sessions to embedded librarian: Lessons learned over seven years of successful faculty-librarian collaboration. academic sector Collaboration discipline - science IL conceptions IL frameworks Information Literacy Pedagogy research schools sector Spain USAÁlvarez, J. and Gisbert-Cervera, M. 2015). Comunicar , 23 (45).
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, 2016
    [Collaboration] 7 Things You Should Know About NGDLE
    To do this, next-generation environments must address five dimensions: interoperability and integration; personalization; analytics, advising, and learning assessment; collaboration; and accessibility and universal design. The EDUCAUSE "7 Things" series is useful for quick information on educational buzzwords and tips on edutech trends.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2016
    [Collaboration] Working wiser?
    It means tapping into the power of people, and creating ways for them to get together and support one another through both communication and collaboration. These, too, can be shown in collaboration tools, so the outputs will reflect these values. And, of course, it means using Serious learning design.
  • FUTURE OF WORK  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 11, 2016
    [Collaboration] Five Simple Rules for Making Distributed Meetings more Effective
    Rule #4: Develop explicit communication protocols and etiquette guidelines – and define them collaboratively. Most of us today spend more time in meetings with people who are somewhere else than we do with our colleagues down the hall. In many distributed team situations the members live far away from each other and/or the central office.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 8, 2016
    [Collaboration] Community of Online Research Assignments
    The database will contain multiple, reliable and reproducible research assignments that will not live as isolated entities, but are enhanced by user feedback in order to build a rich corpus of best practices." There is not a huge number of assignments at the moment, so you can browse through to see if there is anything of interest to you.
  • DION HINCHCLIFFE'S WEB 2.0 BLOG  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 4, 2016
    [Collaboration] The Hardest Lesson of Digital Transformation: Designing for Loss of Control
    recent study by Cross, Rebele, and Grant of several hundred organizations only underscores this point: [The] research we’ve done across more than 300 organizations shows that the distribution of collaborative work is often extremely lopsided. In most cases, 20% to 35% of value-added collaborations come from only 3% to 5% of employees.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 4, 2016
    [Collaboration] Presentations: Propaganda, games and quizzes, skills
    Presentations from Libraries and innovations in learning a recent (December 2015) ALISS (Association of Librarians and Information Professionals in the Social Sciences) seminar are online. Skills in Seconds - Debs Furness and Elizabeth Lawes UCL on the 'Skills in Seconds' series. academic sector e-learning Gaming Information Literacy tutorials UK
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2015
    [Collaboration] Starting a revolution?
    remember an engagement with a Scandinavian oil company that I was brought in on, where they started out establishing teams for new projects that crossed geographies (and, implicitly, cultures), scaffolded them using collaboration and communication tools, and then released them back to other projects. But where to begin? itashare.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2015
    [Collaboration] Latest issue: virtual librarians, veterinary researchers, social media, IDEA model
    Santos, Nagla Ali, Anthony Hill - Information Behavior and Expectations of Veterinary Researchers and Their Requirements for Academic Library Services (Pages 44-54) Marguerite A. academic sector IL frameworks Information Behaviour Information Literacy librarians research social networking Students USA
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2015
    [Collaboration] Recent articles: engineering students, tutorials, reference chat, collaboration, assessment
    academic libraries academic sector Canada Collaboration discipline - engineering discipline - health evaluation IL frameworks Information Literacy Iran research tutorials USADuffy - Standing By to Help: Transforming Online Reference with a Proactive Chat System (Pages 764-770) Jan H. Kemp, Carolyn L.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2015
    [Collaboration] Working and learning out loud
    This really means collaborative work tools, because you want people to be able to engage: at least commenting, and of course sometimes (maybe most of the time) you’ll be working in a team. The point is to make your work visible. And there are two dimensions: within the organization, and outside the organization. strategy social
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2015
    [Collaboration] automation is coming to a job near you
    As we shift to a post-job economy , creativity, empathy, and the ability to solve complex problems collaboratively are increasingly becoming skills valued in the emerging labour market.  People who can work with others in creative and collaborative tension will find meaningful work. This is work that computers cannot do.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2015
    [Collaboration] Coherent Implications
    At the work team level, you want people to be able to communicate with one another effectively, and collaborate to find answers. This latter naturally implies good communication and collaboration tools as well, but here the community is not only within the organization, but outside as well. The learning should be ongoing.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2015
    [Collaboration] cfp on digital inclusion and developing digital literacies
    The CILIP Information Literacy Group are collaborating with the Tinder Foundation on two events focused on digital inclusion and developing digital literacies. They will run on 4 February 2016 in London, UK, and on 11 February 2016 in Leeds, UK. Questions go to cmc@liv.ac.uk cfp events
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2015
    [Collaboration] intangible value
    The true shape and nature of collaboration is not the social network – it is the value network. Value network modeling and analytics reflect the true nature of collaboration with a systemic human-network approach to managing business operations. It was her work on value network analysis [PDF] that particularly influenced my thinking.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2015
    [Collaboration] work, learning & leadership
    collaborative work. How we organize and get things done as governments, communities, and companies needs to change. We are shifting to a new economy , with global surveillance , and new ways of work. As we shift from a society focused on institutions and markets and prepare to enter the network area, three areas require greater emphasis.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2015
    [Collaboration] Webcasts: Framing the Framework #acrlframework
    ACRL (US Association for College and Research Libraries) is presenting a two-part webcast series, Framing the Framework , presented by the ACRL Framework Advisory Board, that "explores the convergence of information literacy and first-year writing instruction and the possibilities for collaboration. events webinars
  • FUTURE OF WORK  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2015
    [Collaboration] Here’s to Holiday Conversations that Matter
    People and Organizations Work Design Newsletter Archive Current Newsletter Corporate Conversations Leadership Making Meetings Matter futureofwork leadership business productivity work collaboration meetings conversations listening skills voice mirroring improve Sue Walden Tony Athos Jack Garbarro meetiing
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2015
    [Collaboration] Atlassian’s IPO is just part of its lofty goal for the workplace
    One of Silicon Valley’s “unicorns” (that is, a tech company valued at over $1 billion), Atlassian is the company behind JIRA, HipChat, Confluence and BitBucket, all of which are aimed at making collaborative efforts within companies easier and more efficient. Atlassian was founded in 2002 and specializes in workplace software.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2015
    [Collaboration] cfp Creating Knowledge conference #CKVIII
    Creating Knowledge conferences are a Nordic collaboration forum for information literacy arranged by NordINFOLIT. Call for papers and registration are open for the 8th Creating Knowledge conference (CKVIII) to be held in Reykjavík, Iceland, 2-3 June, 2016. The deadline for abstract submission is January 15th 2016. More information at [link].
  • COLUMN TWO  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2015
    [Collaboration] What intranet teams should do about Slack
    The history of collaboration and social tools is littered with good tools that never gained sufficient traction in organisations. This is not about controlling or managing Slack (or any other collaboration tool). Slack continues to build momentum, with a recent outage only highlighting how important it has become. Get on board!
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2015
    [Collaboration] For tech companies, tis the season for cleaning house & killing apps
    That revelation is supposed to help the company focus on collaboration features, like the business-focused Paper service, and finally give it the evidence it needs to prove that it’s more than just a feature. Now is the winter of tech companies’ discontent. Need more evidence that December is the month of cleaning? Blogger?
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2015
    [Collaboration] Unsurprisingly, Dropbox to shutter Mailbox and Carousel, focus on businesses
    The company announced today that it will shutter two applications, Mailbox and Carousel, in 2016 as a result of its new focus on helping workers collaborate with each other. That begins with services like Paper , a collaborative writing app, and  new-yet-boring features like PDF-editing. This isn’t a new argument. Set up iCloud.
  • FUTURE OF WORK  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2015
    [Collaboration] Why Meetings Matter
    Yes, part of the role of a leader is to articulate a compelling vision of the future, and to guide the team towards that goal; but in a world that’s swimming in information and filled with knowledgeable people, leadership is really about enabling collaboration and group decision making on a grand scale. But telling isn’t leading.
  • THE BAMBOO PROJECT BLOG  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2015
    [Collaboration] A Deep Dive Into Thinking About 21st Century Leadership
    They want to make things happen, but they do so in collaboration , looking for ways to host the right kinds of space to create change. . ability to get work done through collaborative networks. As part of the planning, we're thinking very deeply about the skills and attitudes of Leadership that we feel are important. .
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2015
    [Collaboration] Atlassian, Slack, and the promise of ChatOps
    After all, it makes sense to bring all kinds of applications to a collaboration service rather than trying to inject collaborative capabilities into standalone applications one by one. The consumerization of enterprise IT is entering an exciting new phase. price at the midpoint of that range would value Atlassian at $3.6 billion.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2015
    [Collaboration] thinking critically
    Social media can facilitate the sharing of implicit knowledge through conversations to inform the collaborative development of emergent work practices. Critical thinking – the questioning of underlying assumptions, including our own – is becoming all-important as we have to make our way in the network era. Building tentative opinions.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2015
    [Collaboration] How PenPal Schools could change what we expect from education
    Troyen says the platform his startup has developed is no different from the collaborative exchanges of yore, except that technology has allowed for innovation focused on the education aspect. For now, all communication is written, but looking forward, Troyen says that PenPal Schools plans to offer video messaging and collaborative tools.
  • FUTURE OF WORK  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2015
    [Collaboration] Making the Invisible Visible
    Alan Webber suggested over 20 years ago that the core work of knowledge-based organizations is conversation – the creation and exchange of ideas, information, knowledge, and even wisdom (see “ What’s So New about the New Economy? Harvard Business Review , January-February 1993). Culture is learned and transmitted from generation to generation.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2015
    [Collaboration] Facing threat of extinction: How pro services can compete in the age of AI
    By opening channels of communication through consistent collaboration, firms can break down the barrier between themselves and their client, becoming less of a commoditized service provider and more of a trusted partner. Alastair is president at Huddle. Those 13 percent are in grave danger, finding themselves jobless in as little as 10 years.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2015
    [Collaboration] Journal of creative library practice @CreativeLibPrac
    Supporting the Professional Writing Program with Online Modules – Collaboration and Engagement, Theory and Reality. This journal had slipped under my radar (or perhaps I just forgot about it.) anyway, I came across this article: Carroll, A. J. and Dasler, R. 2015). The Journal of Creative Library Practice. et al. 2015). link] - Tekulve, N.
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