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Collaboration Inspiration

Expert Advice on Creating Creative Collaboration

Recently, we reached out to the author of an insightful new collaboration book - Creative Conspiracy: The Rules of Breakthrough Collaboration. The author, Professor Leigh Thompson, is the the J. Jay Gerber Professor of Dispute Resolution & Organizations in the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Underheard In New York | Hear the voices from the unheard

Inspirational collaborative project: Underheard in New York.

Underheard in New York is an initiative to help homeless residents in New York City speak for themselves. We’ve provided Danny, Derrick, Albert and Carlos each with their own mobile phone, a month of unlimited text messaging and a Twitter account. They’ve found their voices by texting their thoughts, feelings and actions to Twitter. Our mission is to use their social media presence to create real interaction and make them a part of our global community.


Inspirational collaborative project: This creative crowdsource project allows LEGO fans to propose LEGO sets they'd like to see, and garner community support for their ideas. Top ideas may be produced as a real LEGO product.

Warning: You're Losing Money By Not Using Collaboration Tools

Review and takeaways from Manage Your Day-to-Day, Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus & Sharpen Your Creative Mind.

Virtual Teams

Characteristics of a Good Leader #infographic

Virtual Teams

This "Workplace Trust" #infographic uses the Jacobs model to identify 8 ways to improve employee trust. Applies even more so to #virtualteams.

Are You Using Personality Data To Manage Your Virtual Team?

If you've ever had responsibility for the success (or failure) of a team before, then you'll know how difficult it can be to get each member firing on all cylinders and working together in harmony and unison - developing seriously effective teams is no walk in the park.

The Key to Employee Engagement: Teamwork

Forming teams is the key success factor in engagement. Executives have ranked employee health, satisfaction and productivity above energy costs and real estate as their top concerns. Many wellness programs promise high engagement but have a participation rate as low as 4 percent. What's missing?

Five Inspirational Collaboration TED Talks to Get You Motivated

When it comes to collaboration and teamwork, it's easy to get frustrated. But no need. Take a look at these top 5 collaboration TED Talks. These will really jump start your day.

Eight Key Indicators for Collaborative Leaders [INFOGRAPHIC]

Collaborative leadership, as defined by the Collaborative Lead Training Co., "is a philosophy of leadership where the leader becomes a facilitator instead of an authority figure and allows the team or a group of people to collectively discuss problems, make decisions and innovate solutions."

More than 70 Mainstream Brands Now Taking Part in Collaborative Economy

The Collaborative Economy presents an unstoppable wave of people trading, renting and borrowing all kinds of services and goods in new ways. Companies that don't pay attention to this trend are leaving themselves in a state of risk, as technology and society continue to innovate at a spectacular pace.

Adopting a Centralized Collaboration and Communication Platform for Fun and Profit

An online collaboration and communication platform pays off with significant benefits - but only if the entire company uses it. Here's how to get everyone onboard. I've been working as part of virtual teams since the days of dial-up. Back then, collaboration took the form of emailing documents back and forth.

4 Examples of Global Collaboration: Pure Imagination

With just a few keystrokes at any time of the day, we're able to communicate and engage with people from across the globe ... and great things are happening! Take a look at how some people are changing the world through global collaboration.

Luis von Ahn: Massive-scale online collaboration After re-purposing CAPTCHA so each human-typed response helps digitize books, Luis von Ahn wondered how else to use small contributions by many on the Internet for greater good. At TEDxCMU, he shares how his ambitious new project, Duolingo, will help millions learn a new language while translating the Web quickly and accurately -- all for free.

Britta Riley: A garden in my apartment Britta Riley wanted to grow her own food (in her tiny apartment). So she and her friends developed a system for growing plants in discarded plastic bottles -- researching, testing and tweaking the system using social media, trying many variations at once and quickly arriving at the optimal system.

Rachel Botsman: The case for collaborative consumption At TEDxSydney, Rachel Botsman says we're "wired to share" -- and shows how websites like Zipcar and Swaptree are changing the rules of human behavior. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes.

Jeremy Gilley: One day of peace Here's a crazy idea: Persuade the world to try living in peace for just one day, every September 21. In this energetic, honest talk, Jeremy Gilley tells the story of how this crazy idea became real -- real enough to help millions of kids in war-torn regions.

Upcoming Trends in Online Collaboration

Successfully implementing an online collaboration platform isn't just as simple as picking the right features, sending out the user and invitations and instantly having a more productive workforce. To ensure your online collaboration platform implementation is a success, make sure it reflects these key workplace trends.

Hot Topics at Gartner Portals, Content & Collaboration Summit

Didn't get to attend the Gartner Portals, Content & Collaboration Summit? We've got the social highlights for you. I had a great time at Gartner Portals, Content & Collaboration Summit, May 5-7, 2014, in Los Angeles this week, connecting with customers and hearing the latest trends and predictions from Gartner analysts, speakers, and attendees.

4 Ways Collaborative Technologies Save You Money, Time and Brainpower [Infographic]

How in the heck are we supposed to be getting all of the work we have to do done, when our life is filled with multiple interruptions? We have meeting after meeting - many of which are a waste of time. Our email inbox's unread email counts are mounting.

5 Free Tools For Inspiring Creative Thinking Across Your Organization

It's easy to get bogged down in silos at work, with each employee isolated, working on their specific deliverables. This can leave your employees feeling disengaged and disconnected from your company's mission, and their unique part in activating it.

5 Cool Online Collaborative Communities

Don't you just love it when you stumble across a group of people who "get you?" Maybe they share your love for hot air balloons, your fascination with zombies, or your goal to ride every single roller coaster in the world. Whatever the reason, when great minds come together with similar passions, it can be magic.

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