Ten tips for succeeding at collaboration [+ audio]

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How to make sure that collaboration tools are used and don't run riot. Includes audio (43'21") recorded at the Open Publish 2008 conference in Sydney, July 2008.

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  • Dear James, good tips nicely presented and I appreciate a lot your last slide. Best Wises. Phil
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Ten tips for succeeding at collaboration [+ audio]

  1. Ten tips for succeeding at collaboration James Robertson, Step Two Designs (jamesr@steptwo.com.au)
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  3. TIP 1: Get ahead of the curve
  4. TIP 2: Recognise when collaboration will work
  5. clear purpose
  6. common sense of community
  7. Testing a few real-world examples Staff buy and swap area  Designing the new office space  Reviewing the new web strategy  Project collaboration  Sharing subject-matter expertise ?
  8. TIP 3: Understand where collaboration fits in
  9. Corporate Division Unit Team Individual
  10. Corporate
  11. Corporate DMS Corporate intranet
  12. Individual
  13. Individual
  14. Division Unit Team
  15. “ Inwards” “ Outwards”
  16. Collaboration Publishing
  17. TIP 4: Establish a portfolio of tools
  18. <ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion groups </li></ul><ul><li>Forums </li></ul><ul><li>Team spaces </li></ul><ul><li>Instant messaging </li></ul><ul><li>Fileshares </li></ul><ul><li>Mailing lists </li></ul><ul><li>Intranet pages </li></ul>
  19. TIP 5: Identify an owner of collaboration
  20. TIP 6: Define boundaries and relationships
  21. Collaboration Publishing
  22. Collaboration Publishing Promoting Linking
  23. TIP 7: Establish policies and support
  24. Policies, governance and guidance <ul><li>‘ At a glance’ overview of whole tool set </li></ul><ul><li>Guidelines for selecting an appropriate tool </li></ul><ul><li>Simple policies on when to use collaboration tools, ownership and usage practices </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Quick start’ guides for each tool set </li></ul><ul><li>Automated usage stats for all collaboration tools </li></ul><ul><li>Regular ‘housekeeping’ review of collaboration spaces </li></ul><ul><li>Ongoing mentoring, support and training </li></ul>
  25. TIP 8: Start by “gardening”
  26. TIP 9: Focus on business needs
  27. TIP 10: Don’t forget it’s all about people!
  28. Questions? <ul><li>Stay in touch: </li></ul><ul><li>James Robertson [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Website: www.steptwo.com.au </li></ul><ul><li>Blog: www.steptwo.com.au/columntwo </li></ul><ul><li>Articles : www.steptwo.com.au/papers/subscribe </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook: www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=7095593237 </li></ul>

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