Editor’s note: This article suggests that allocating no-meeting periods in the working week can help collaboration and teamwork. Time without meetings provides employees with time to get work done and think through complex problems.
Editor’s note: It’s interesting to see how Microsoft is starting to stitch together its various enterprise tools. New Yammer functionality and integration with SharePoint make the Office365 offer around around collaboration far more compelling.
Editor’s note: Google at Work does research to find collaboration at work works. OK, but this isn’t an advert for Google. There are some useful findings here that show the benefits of collaboration. Thanks to Jane Hart for sharing.
Learning technology tech start-up #noddlepod has secured its first round of funding from Finance Wales…
Editor’s note: You don’t need to be a footballer to get a lot from this article – really interesting is how football coaches are experimenting with different approaches to a way of playing that hasn’t changed for a long time.
Editor’s note: Good list here including cloud-based printing and mobile hot spots. Basic but essential tools to ease more collaborative working.
Editor’s note: This quote says it all: ‘Collaboration per se is not the end goal [of social apps]. Well-designed implementations of social apps aim to make it easier for people to get their work done. They are focused and specific to each worker’s needs.’
Editor’s note: A look at how Millenials share – from books to information to workspaces. Thanks to @c4lpt for sharing.
Editor’s note: Five steps to collaboration by Libby Gill, author of Capture the Mindshare and the Market Share Will Follow.
Editor’s note: Insights on successful collaboration. You won’t be surprised to find this is not about the technology.
Editor’s note: These facts on optimising team collaboration are supported with links to relevant psychological research.
Editor’s note: Open plan offices might oil the wheels of collaboration but the noise and distraction can diminish our effectiveness at work. Thanks to HR_Gem for sharing.
Editor’s note: A useful list of free and paid-for tools for video meetings.
Editor’s note: According to a Pew survey, the majority of middle and high school teachers believe digital tools increase student collaboration with apps like GoogleDocs, and help them share their work through social media.