Online Collaboration Techniques

Can you define collaboration

perhaps but it won't help you produce it in your team!

Wikipedia makes an attempt at defining “Collaboration”. It comes from the Latin 'co' meaning 'with' and 'labore' meaning 'to work' and means 'to work together'.


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The 3 rings of member commitment in any dynamic group

Managing any team, network or group becomes a whole lot simpler if you understand the three rings of member commitment.

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Using advanced relaxation techniques for team breakthrough

Taking a break makes biological sense

In an article, Are You Working Too Hard, in the November Harvard Business Review, leading Mind/Body Researcher Howard Benson describes how to use advanced relaxation techniques to produce breakthrough in a problem or situation where you have got “stuck”.


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A simple trick for improving phone meetings

Create a single frame video conference using a peopleclock

I discovered this very simple technique in an article in the Harvard Business Review, Can Absence Make a Team Grow Stronger. One of the problems of audio-only conferences is keeping concentration when you lack any visual stimuli.


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The Hard Side of Change Management

Often we get fixated on the soft side of teams and change management. By this I mean techniques concerning how do we get the right team, how do we understand the team members personal motivations, how do we create a good team working environment and how do we resolve conflict.

These are all vitally important however we may forget that this is only half the story.....

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Five tips for stopping team freeriders

Addressing the problem of virtual team freeloaders

One of the biggest problems in virtual teams is freeriding (aka freeloading or loafing) where certain team members do not pull their weight.


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Emergence in Organisational Teams

Creating the conditions for team development

Central to the living systems view of teams, networks and organisations, is the recognition and acceptance that their behaviour 'emerges' rather than appears in a controllable, predictable way.


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Analyse any business network

How to instantly uncover the distinctive footprint of any business network

As we all know there are many different types of business network.These include trade associations, virtual supply chains and clusters, best practice networks and pure business networking forums.The label ‘business network’ lacks sufficient granularity to tell you what a network is really about.


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Fifteen great techniques for teams

The Bumblebee's favourite team development techniques

People are always asking me about good (proven) techniques for developing and supporting teams, networks and communities.So I have put together an introduction to my favourite fifteen techniques for teams with a short description of each.


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Virtual collaboration can use film industry techniques too

For example the “High Concept” technique

In another article I introduced an excellent paper from the London School of Economics which proposed a number of areas where virtual teams and virtual networks could learn from the film industry.


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