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The ABC’s of Collaboration

(Editor's Note: scroll down for graphical versions) In my book, Flat Army: Creating a Connected and Engaged Organization (Wiley) I define collaboration as follows: The unfettered allowance and encouragement of employees to both contribute and consume knowledge, insight or ideas with any direct relationship via professional or personal networks to achieve an outcome. If we were to elaborate on the definition, we might suggest there are 'The ABC's of Collaboration': Accessible - Be … [Read More...]

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Web 3.0: It Should Be About Transferrable Identity

A well-established research firm recently asked for my thoughts on Web 3.0. My answer was a bit of a surprise to the researchers seeing as I choose “D – None of the Above”. Whereas in the telecom space, there is consensus with the definitions of 2G, 3G, 3G+ and 4G networks, I’m not entirely certain if Web 3.0 has mass acceptance as a ‘standard’, so to say, in the technology space. Opinions of an actual Web 3.0 definition can range from referring to it as the ‘semantic web’, to the … [Read More...]

Dear Kirkpatrick’s: You Still Don’t Get It

In the February edition of CLO Magazine, I had the opportunity to write an editorial entitled “Time’s Up – Learning Will Forever Be Part Formal, Part Informal and Part Social”. Suffice to say I’ve caused a bit of a stir in the Kirkpatrick camp. Specifically, I received an email from Wendy Kirkpatrick, Manager of Kirkpatrick Partners. It’s evident she took umbrage with the editorial. You compared the model to a cockroach. I found this both unprofessional and offensive.  Comparing the … [Read More...]