Three tiers of collaboration.

There are many elements of collaboration, and we often encounter the “blind men and the elephant problem”. We’re all talking about collaboration, but we’re actually…

Don’t forget external collaborators.

Collaboration tools are now being deployed widely within organisations, with a particular focus on team and project collaboration. What is all too often forgotten, however,…

Close team spaces when projects end.

Establishing team spaces for projects can be one of the most productive uses of collaboration tools. Projects have a lot of information to share between…

Making collaboration work.

I was co-facilitating the Intranet Leadership Forum workshop in Melbourne today, and we started the day with a discussion around collaboration. We covered a variety…

Collaboration is about people.

A number of articles have recently been published on collaboration. Focusing on collaboration tools, these articles have explored when they work, the challenges involved and how to avoid these problems in practice. In many ways, these articles have taken for granted the central aspect of collaboration: the people involved. This article will explore the human face of collaboration, touching upon a range of enterprise considerations. Collaboration can't be forced It make no sense to roll out collaboration tools to the whole organisation. Collaboration takes place between people, and can't be forced or created through the use of technology. While it