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  • Are You Sure You Want to Schedule Another Meeting?

    Are You Sure You Want to Schedule Another Meeting?

    Economist John Kenneth Galbraith once said, “Meetings are a great trap. Soon you find yourself trying to get agreement and then the people who disagree come to think they have a right to be persuaded. However, they are indispensable when you don't want to do anything." Collaboration and

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  • Ryver Sets Its Sites on Slack Users

    Ryver Sets Its Sites on Slack Users

    Pat Sullivan’s last product had a little bit of everything. Contatta included a contact manager, email, file manager, deal manager, etc — in other words, it was trying to boil the collaboration ocean. In time, Sullivan came to understand that less is more.

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  • Cisco Collaborative Knowledge: A One-Stop Learning Center

    With over 2000 collaborative technology solutions flooding the market, with hundreds coming out on a yearly basis, standing out in the field is difficult.

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  • The Collaboration Problem No One's Discussing

    The Collaboration Problem No One's Discussing

    Aside from learning to share toys in kindergarten, formal education gives very few lessons on how to collaborate.

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  • Tools for the Contingent Workforce

    Tools for the Contingent Workforce

    The fundamental nature of work is changing. According to a report by Intuit, 40 percent of Americans could be contingent workers by 2020.

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  • The Minimalist Collaboration Challenge

    The Minimalist Collaboration Challenge

    What's the least you would need — in terms of equipment and in terms of software/apps — to collaborate effectively? In other words, “how low can you go?” without losing necessary functionality?  I decided to take the challenge in part after attending the GetGeeked  event on June 11 in San

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  • Stop Wasting Time: In Pursuit of the Perfect Meeting

    Stop Wasting Time: In Pursuit of the Perfect Meeting

    Meetings are a mess.  They are a holdover from the industrial revolution, when companies needed them to communicate information to each successive layer of management. But today’s technologies can track task status, resources and more in real time online, eliminating the need for many status meetings.

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  • Collaboration in 3D

    When Facebook acquired Oculus Rift  for $2 billion, it woke people up to the real business value in virtual reality and holography. And while most people think "gaming" when they think virtual reality, the advances in this technology could impact how we collaborate today and in the future.

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  • Like It or Not, You're a Team Player [Infographic]

    Like It or Not, You're a Team Player [Infographic]

    Describing yourself as a team player on a resume is sort of like saying you like long walks on the beach on a dating site: it’s just the thing to do. But teamwork in 2015 is more than a cliché: it's the way work is done.

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  • Tame Your Collaborative Chaos

    Tame Your Collaborative Chaos

    Remember the old Star Trek episode where someone brought a Tribble (little furry creature) on board? The tribbles reproduce at an astonishing rate and soon the crew finds Tribbles in every corner of the Enterprise. Collaborative tools are a lot like Tribbles.

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  • 10 Collaboration Trends for 2015

    10 Collaboration Trends for 2015

    Companies of all sizes have adopted collaboration tools, but many still struggle to find tools that meet all of their needs. The following trends come in part from data and conclusions from a recent survey of over 500 practitioners.

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  • Pitfalls of Enterprise Collaboration (and the Solutions)

    Collaboration today is critical for any organization’s success. Organizations are becoming more geographically distributed, and though there are some exceptions such as Google and Yahoo, most organizations have no choice in the matter.

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  • Manage Inbox Overload with In App Collaboration

    According to Forbes "the average person spends 13 hours a week just reading and processing email.” But over the past few years things have started to change. In-app communications is trying to take people out of their inboxes by sending messages within the context of specific applications.

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  • Collaboration in 2025: Separating the Signals from the Noise

    Collaboration in 2025: Separating the Signals from the Noise

    The Talent 2025 conference that took place a few weeks back gathered an audience of high ranking HR people from a wide range of organizations. I presented to them my vision of collaboration in 2025 (which will be discussed in a later article). Bob Johansen, former president and board

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