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Overcoming Barriers to Workplace Collaboration

Overcoming Barriers to Workplace Collaboration

Organisations rely on collaboration in order to be successful. Imagine your workplace without any knowledge-sharing or team working. What would happen? Probably very little, as most people rely on collaboration with others in order to be able to do their jobs. If every member of your team attempted to work without drawing on the knowledge of others, they would find themselves unable to do anything pretty quickly. Despite this heavy reliance on collaboration, many people find it difficult, and do it only reluctantly and sometimes ineffectively. How can workplace leaders help their teams to collaborate better?

Maximising the power of collective knowledge

Maximising the power of collective knowledge

Introduction This is a summary of one of the breakout session I ran at the Cisco Public Services Summit, Oslo 9-11 December 2011.  It describes the role of Communities of Practice in supporting more effective collaboration and knowledge sharing between organisations working in the public sector. It notes the key lessons learnt from a 6-year journey, starting from the launch of the UK local government CoP platform in 2006 and how this led to an ambitious attempt to create a…

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Entry for Management Innovation eXchange M-Prize

Entry for Management Innovation eXchange M-Prize

The Management Innovation Exchange(MIX) is “an open innovation project aimed at reinventing management for the 21st century. The premise: while “modern” management is one of humankind’s most important inventions, it is now a mature technology that must be reinvented for a new age.” One of the MIX initiatives is the Harvard Business Review/McKinsey M-Prize for Management Innovation. There are two types of entries: an instructive case study (a Story) or an experimental design (a Hack).  The goals is to show how Web 2.0…

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Knowledge Hub at OpenTech UK

Knowledge Hub at OpenTech UK

I presented the Knowledge Hub at yesterday’s (21st May) OpenTech event. The following is a synopsis of the project; the slides are available for download from Slideshare and include notes. Previous blog posts on this topic: http://steve-dale.net/2011/04/06/introduction-to-the-knowledge-hub/ http://steve-dale.net/2009/09/21/knowledge-hub-part-1/ http://steve-dale.net/2010/07/06/knowledge-hub-part-2/ http://steve-dale.net/2011/01/31/the-knowledge-hub-and-user-experience-ux-3/ http://steve-dale.net/2011/03/10/knowledge-hub-4-social-graph-and-activity-stream/ The Knowledge Hub (KHub) is a “Web 2” social media development that builds on the LG Improvement and Development Community of Practice initiative (www.communities.idea.gov.uk)  which, with over 85,000 registered users, is already the most advanced online practitioner group in…

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Social by Social Game

Social by Social Game

I’ve had a few people asking about the Social Media Game that is mentioned in the “Web 2.0 Tools for Facilitating Knowledge Management” training event that I ran earlier this week. The game was originally developed by Beth Kanter, David Wilcox and Drew Mackie, and has undergone a number of iterations and refinements, resulting in the “Social by Social Game“, which is the version I use for these training events. The Facilitator’s notes for running the game can be found on…

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Online Information 2010 – countdown

Online Information 2010 – countdown

I’m privileged to be chairing this year’s Online Information Conference, which starts this Tuesday, 30th November and runs until 2nd December. The conference is linked with the Online Information Exhibition, with over 200 international exhibitors and more than 9,000 attendees from over 40 countries across the globe. The exhibition covers 6 different subject areas: Content Resources, ePublishing Solutions, Library Management, Content Management, Search Solutions and Social Media. It’s hard to believe that 12 months have elapsed since the previous conference….

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Online Information Conference – Interview with Knowledgespeak

Online Information Conference – Interview with Knowledgespeak

The Online Information Conference is scheduled to run from 30th November to 2nd December. This is my first year as Conference Chairman, so mixed feeelings at present of anticipation and trepidation! The following is a pre-conference interview I gave to Knowledgespeak. 1. Can you briefly talk about the Online Information? Also, can you share with us any interesting events / trends for the 2010 Conference? Online Information is the largest UK event dedicated to the information industry, providing an annual…

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