When it comes to collaboration, friction is not a good thing either from a behavioral of from a technological standpoint. Imagine your collaboration effort is a equivalent to a skater gliding along the ice, every time you add a point of friction you basically make the gliding motion harder and harder to achieve until you […]
Collaboration and the Future of Work: Interview with Jacob Morgan
A few months ago I keynoted The Social Conference where I spoke about building a collaborative organization and what the future of work will look like. After my session I did a short video interview which you can find below. Flexible work was a hot topic of conversation at the event and there’s actually a […]
Why You Should Give Up on Collaboration
We have no budget Managers don’t support the project It’s taking too long It’s too complicated I don’t have time time We don’t have resources Things are just fine the way they are It’s on the “back burner” Collaboration leaders and practitioners at companies all around the world have at some point thought these things. […]
Collaboration and the Online Dating Syndrome
Anyone that has tried online dating can tell you that the person you see online isn’t always the same person that you see in real life. See, the problem with online dating is that people can make themselves look like anyone they want online. This is the same problem with many organizations today. Organizations today […]
Before Doing Anything Else
Putting together a strategy, looking at collaboration technologies, and building a team to lead future of work and collaboration initiatives is crucial. But before getting to any of that there is something else that needs to done. And that is for you and your executives to decide to build and work at the type of […]
Webinar With OpenText Tomorrow on Collaboration
Tomorrow (Wed. March 26th at 8am PST) I’ll be hosting a webinar with Opentext all around my favorite topic, the future of work and collaboration! The “meat” of the webinar will talk about the 5 common mistakes that organizations make when deploying their collaboration technologies/strategies and how to avoid them. I’ll also be sharing a […]
Explaining the Importance of Weak Ties
Last week I put up an article on Forbes on Why Every Employee Should Be Building Weak Ties At Work which I highly recommend you check out. Along with that article I also created a video in which I explain the difference between strong and weak ties and why weak ties are so crucial in the […]
Are You Subscribed to the Collaboration and Future of Work Newsletter?
If you haven’t subscribed to our newsletter yet, not only am I sad and disappointed, but you are missing out! We just redesigned it and expanded the content a bit to shift from just focusing on collaboration to targeting the future of work and collaboration. That means that you will content ranging from how to […]
Millennials in the Workplace, Are They Really That Scary?
You’ve heard of millennials right? Those weird looking new people that are starting to enter our organizations? Countless articles have already been written about them but the tone seems to be one of “freaking out.” Millennials are being painted as these type of far-off aliens who are going to be inhabiting our world and changing […]
Book Update-Manuscript is Done!
Towards the end of October of last year I announced that I was working on a new book for Wiley around the future of work. Tomorrow, I hand in my manuscript which is just over 60,000 words. I researched and interviewed many companies for this book and am excited to see this manuscript in it’s […]