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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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iTunesU Could Be So Much More (Part 1 of 2)

Truth be told, I never was a big fan of Apple products. Oh sure, through courtship and then marriage I inherited a Mac Classic II as well as a Power PC, but for whatever reason, I never found myself 100% enthralled with its UI, feel, etc. Maybe it was Clarisworks. Most likely it was the Microsoft machine. But, over the past several years, my personal opinion of Apple has changed with the introduction of iPods, iPhones and iPads into our household. (we’re not quite there yet with a … [Read More...]