Well kids, we've reached the end of our month-long enterprise collaboration party, but we're going out with a bang. Read on for expert advice on how to get employees to collaborate, socializing documents, and whether or not SharePoint is really worth it. 

  • Enterprise Collaboration: Drivers Wanted. When it comes to Enterprise Collaboration, we’ve all experienced a few pot holes when the roll-out doesn’t go as planned, taken a detour when the systems don’t magically integrate as expected or been stuck in gridlock traffic when the network responds at a snail’s pace. While Enterprise Collaboration is a journey; let’s not forget that it is used to reach a destination by its drivers. 

  • Can Documents Become More Social? Documents need to be integrated into communities, profiles and activities. Simply put, documents are just another social artifact.

  • 5 Ways to Get New Employees to Collaborate. Collaboration doesn’t come naturally to all. It often takes companies years to establish a culture of collaboration within their organizations, which is often hampered by internal and external factors —choosing the wrong or unstable tool(s), having too many tools, lack of enforcement or leadership on use, tough learning curves and, not to be overlooked: The human factor.

  • The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Collaborators  Aberdeen's observations for successful collaboration. 

  • Collaboration in the Era of Crowdsourcing. You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it collaborate. That is the traditional nature of collaboration. A very strong ties orientation. But as Andrew McAfee, Mark Granovetter and others have written, that’s limiting for innovation purposes. Let’s examine what collaboration looks like as the nature of work itself changes.

  • SharePoint: Is It Worth Using as a Collaboration Tool? In this post, I want to step back a bit and ask a more existential question: should you even be using SharePoint 2010 for your collaboration platform in the first place?