Ten tips for succeeding at collaboration James Robertson, Step Two Designs (jamesr@steptwo.com.au)
 
TIP 1: Get ahead of the curve
TIP 2: Recognise when collaboration will work
clear purpose
common sense of community
Testing a few real-world examples Staff buy and swap area  Designing the new office space  Reviewing the new web strateg...
TIP 3: Understand where collaboration fits in
Corporate Division Unit Team Individual
Corporate
Corporate DMS Corporate intranet
Individual
Individual
Division Unit Team
“ Inwards” “ Outwards”
Collaboration Publishing
TIP 4: Establish a portfolio of tools
<ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion groups </li></ul><ul><li>Forums </li></ul><ul><li>Team ...
TIP 5: Identify an owner of collaboration
TIP 6: Define boundaries and relationships
Collaboration Publishing
Collaboration Publishing Promoting Linking
TIP 7: Establish policies and support
Policies, governance and guidance <ul><li>‘ At a glance’ overview of whole tool set </li></ul><ul><li>Guidelines for selec...
TIP 8: Start by “gardening”
TIP 9: Focus on business needs
TIP 10: Don’t forget it’s all about people!
Questions? <ul><li>Stay in touch: </li></ul><ul><li>James Robertson [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Website:  www.steptw...
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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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  1. 1. Ten tips for succeeding at collaboration James Robertson, Step Two Designs (jamesr@steptwo.com.au)
  2. 3. TIP 1: Get ahead of the curve
  3. 4. TIP 2: Recognise when collaboration will work
  4. 5. clear purpose
  5. 6. common sense of community
  6. 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 ?
  7. 8. TIP 3: Understand where collaboration fits in
  8. 9. Corporate Division Unit Team Individual
  9. 10. Corporate
  10. 11. Corporate DMS Corporate intranet
  11. 12. Individual
  12. 13. Individual
  13. 14. Division Unit Team
  14. 15. “ Inwards” “ Outwards”
  15. 16. Collaboration Publishing
  16. 17. TIP 4: Establish a portfolio of tools
  17. 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>
  18. 19. TIP 5: Identify an owner of collaboration
  19. 20. TIP 6: Define boundaries and relationships
  20. 21. Collaboration Publishing
  21. 22. Collaboration Publishing Promoting Linking
  22. 23. TIP 7: Establish policies and support
  23. 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>
  24. 25. TIP 8: Start by “gardening”
  25. 26. TIP 9: Focus on business needs
  26. 27. TIP 10: Don’t forget it’s all about people!
  27. 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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