How to Kill Collaboration

On The Job

Collaboration is an important buzzword around the workplace today, but David Strom’s observation several years ago that there is a belief that “sharing is still for sissies” can still ring true today. Jay Gerber Professor of Management and Dispute Resolution at the Kellogg School.

Organisemee – Task Management With A Collaborative Touch

Productivity Bits

Ulrich is the creator of Organisemee – a web-based collaborative task management application. His 16 years of experience managing medium and large-scale business processes and IT projects have taught him a lot about achieving high levels of productivity.

5 Collaborative Tech Apps Every Business Should Know about

Small Business CEO

With that in mind, here are 5 collaborative tech apps that every corporation should be using. You might already use Google Drive as a backup location for your most important files, but it’s so much more than that: it’s also one of the best collaboration platforms around.…

How to Ensure Collaborations Thrive

On The Job

Innovation and business strategy experts are urging more companies to collaborate with outside partners to stay competitive, but research shows the risk can be great if the contribution level isn’t carefully considered.

Study Gives Important Clue About How to Boost Collaboration

On The Job

When you're a manager trying to get team members to work together better, you would be wise to look at the "status" of each worker before asking them to help one another.

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Pros & Cons of Your Collaborative Work Space

Office Dynamics

Last week, I was researching the pros and cons of today’s collaborative (open-space) work environment. Fosters collaboration. I realize that brainstorming and collaborating is necessary. The post Pros & Cons of Your Collaborative Work Space appeared first on Office Dynamics.

Ken Blanchard: Why Collaboration Begins With You

On The Job

People who are too insecure or rigid to engage in collaboration will find themselves left behind. Transitioning to such a collaborative style isn’t always easy, such as IT suddenly being asked to partner with marketing or sales.

Technology Training Tuesday: Collaborating in OneNote

Office Dynamics

Collaborating in OneNote. Join Business Management Daily, June 10, for Collaborating in OneNote. This fast-paced 75-minute webinar is chock full of tips, tools and ideas to work effectively and collaboratively in OneNote. You’ll learn how to: Set up a notebook to facilitate collaboration. The post Technology Training Tuesday: Collaborating in OneNote appeared first on Office Dynamics. Date: Tuesday, June 10, 2014. Time: 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM ET.

Corroboratively vs. Collaboratively

Daily Writing Tips

In my search for additional examples of this misuse, I did not find many, but it did occur in other job descriptions, including several from the UK and one from Australia: You will work corrobatively with the Directors and other Managers… Work corrobatively to support recovery process.

Collaborative Workspaces are more than it’s Quirky, Creative Designs

Small Business CEO

But there’s one thing that this tech giant wishes to tell us—there’s nothing wrong with injecting a little fun in the collaborative office environment. … Management collaborative workspaces office design workplace design

3 Proven Ways Collaboration Helps Businesses to Grow

Small Business CEO

The implication is that two (or many) minds are better than one and that collaboration is the secret to success. … Economy & Environment Management business collaboration virtual office

Best tips on working with multiple managers

Practically Perfect PA

Last month I asked everyone on the Practically Perfect PA social media platforms to give me their best tips on working with multiple managers. Here are my best tips on working with multiple managers. Just be polite when working with multiple managers.

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5 Excellent Ways to Foster an Innovative Team Collaboration Environment

Small Business CEO

Unfortunately, so many businesses still miss this fact, instead sticking to accepted office traditions, and relying too heavily on management to put their stamp of approval on everything. … Management team collaboration

Mastering Self-Management: How to Gain More Autonomy at Work

Eat Your Career

When it comes to professional development, we often focus on things like teamwork and collaboration. I’ve seen a lot of talented professionals suffer because they don’t know how to effectively self-manage. Without a manager guiding and encouraging them at every step, they would be lost.

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C3: a new approach to Collaborative Project Management

BioTeams

Most approaches to project management concentrate on the tasks which need to be successfully completed to achieve the project goal. Important as this is, it is at most only half of the story of successful project management.

New Deloitte Collaboration Study laments meetings & distractions costs

BioTeams

According to a new Deloitte Australia report, The Collaborative Economy, overlong meetings, distractions and failed projects are costing their economy $5.4 Reading through the report there a few interesting statistics, such as: • 30% of participants want to collaborate more.

Introducing ZenTasktic: Collaborative Task Management – With A Dash Of Zen

Brilliantly Better

It’s a collaborative task management app, based on my Assess – Decide – Do productivity framework. If you follow my blog constantly you already know about iAdd,… The post Introducing ZenTasktic: Collaborative Task Management – With A Dash Of Zen appeared first on Dragos Roua. For the last few months I’ve been constantly working on a new project.

Collaborating With The Enemy: Competitive Advantage? | THE SMALL.

The Small Business Blog

WinWeb – Your Office Online Simply the best way to manage your small business! Collaborating With The Enemy: Competitive Advantage? E-Mail me or follow me. You ask a question, I answer! Ask me your small business questions, I will answer them ASAP.

Technology of the week: Box

Practically Perfect PA

Box is a cloud-based system that allows users to store files, back-up and sync data and collaborate on documents in real time. Featured Office Technology Technology of the week admin administrators assistants collaboration EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant technolog

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The Collaborative Opportunities Dashboard Tool

BioTeams

The Collaborative Opportunities Dashboard Tool allows companies to quickly explore a dozen practical ways to work together with the goal of meaningful results in 12 weeks or less. Click to run The Collaborative Opportunities Dashboard Tool (requires Flash).

CRM and The Ecosystem – External Collaboration System Coexistence

Small Business CEO

Companies using CRM and MA systems to engage in ecosystem collaboration have not been able to achieve the desired target as these are customer-centric sales and marketing tools. PRM has become obsolete and CRM lacks the capability to facilitate collaboration.

Unfairness perception destroys team collaboration

BioTeams

Fairness perception" is a massively important but poorly understood team concept, which even extends beyond human teams into the animal kingdom and here are some practical tips for successfully managing it. Tags: Collaboration Research & Science

How to Successfully Manage Remote Employees

Office Dynamics

Whether it is a few employees or your entire workforce, it is becoming more and more likely that if you have employees, you are facing the challenge of managing remote workers. Time tracking: Accountability is another essential element in remote management.

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Four rules for collaborating well in meetings

BioTeams

A lot of my work involves facilitating large meetings where groups need to collaborate to resolve difficult issues or develop future plans for working together. From a collaboration point of view this is much more productive than making the people you work with earn your trust first.

How to Best Manage Telecommuters

On The Job

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer put the kabosh on work-from-home deals and ordered everyone to return to the office so they could be more collaborative and innovative. The problem is that many companies, Yahoo included, manage telecommuters exactly the same as they would manage people in the office.

YouNetFast: Online Guide to Collaborative Networks

BioTeams

I am pleased to launch the YouNetFast blog/online resource which is a unique and up-to-date resource on leading, facilitating and benefiting from collaborative business networks. Tags: Virtual Collaboration Networks

Managing Your Inventory for Next to Nothing

Small Business CEO

Inventory Management Software as a Service. Right now, you’re probably using email, calendaring, tasks and collaboration applications for free. … Information Technology inventory management

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Ten critical foundations for successful collaborative networks

BioTeams

A Virtual Enterprise Network (VEN) is a voluntary and dynamic community of SMEs that commit to working together for a period of at least six months (ideally, twelve months) to collectively seek opportunities to participate in collaborative projects of mutual business advantage.

Have you discovered the power of Serendipitous Collaboration yet?

BioTeams

The most common approach to business collaboration ( Planned Collaboration ) involves prior analysis of the participants to try to identify shared interests in collaboration (e.g. as complementary players in a collaborative supply network).

Ten Collaboration Trends for 2010

BioTeams

IT in Canada report on the Top Ten Collaboration Trends for 2010 as seen by Barry O'Sullivan , Senior Vice President of Cisco Voice Technology Group. To read Cisco's Top Ten Collaboration Trends for 2010.

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How to Manage an Unlikable Employee

On The Job

A previous post focused on how to make yourself more likable at work, but what about when you manage such a person-- and he or she has no inclination to become more likable? This is a common headache for managers, who often deal with it by ignoring it.

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Are Social Media Websites The Next Collaboration Tools?

Small Business CEO

Are social media websites the next collaboration tools? ” Businesses are also taking advantage of the massive power of online collaboration. Most of these collaborations are done over the Internet without the developers having to meet in person.

9 Step Process To Manage Your Remote Team

Office Dynamics

However, managing a remote team requires a framework that needs to allow for all team members across different time zones to collaborate effectively. A simple solution to this problem is to use a project management system that helps capture all your ideas in one place.

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RedHat CEO: Forget What You Know About Traditional Management

On The Job

Without that constant connection from leadership, employees won’t have the willingness or confidence to be innovative or collaborative. Of course, some may argue that an open source software company has a unique environment with its focus on transparency and collaboration from inside and out.

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The Pros and Cons of Using a Collaborative Task Manager

Productivityist

Those who have been reading this site for a while know that I use two task managers for the work I do: one is for individual task management (OmniFocus) and the other is for collaborative efforts (Asana). I’ve resigned myself to the fact that I need to use both types of task management solutions to deal with all of the projects and tasks I’ve got on the go, and it has worked. Every collaborative task manager that I’ve used isn’t dependent on any one platform.

4 Problems with Using Free Screen Sharing Software for Business

Small Business CEO

From project management systems to timekeeping, these software enable businesses to meet the needs of daily tasks. With easy to use screen sharing software , you give employees the ability to share their screen with others, allowing for easy collaboration, editing, and troubleshooting.

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Leading collaborative business networks - 10 rules for success

BioTeams

When you are leading or facilitating any kind of collaborative business network or venture you need to know that these are very different kinds of team than you encounter inside organisations. Collaboration is just a piece of cake.

Tips for Managing Incoming Emails from Customers

Andrea Kalli

While ten years ago, managing email could have been a secondary consideration, today it is absolutely vital to keep customers and clients in the loop through rapid, prompt email support. Tips for Managing Incoming Emails from Customers Rating 3.00

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The Freelancer’s Guide to PDF Management

Dumb Little Man

One way to learn that trick is to know how to properly manage your time, systems, and files. As a way to help you, we’ve put together the ultimate guide for managing PDFs — every smart freelancer’s go-to tool — that will leave you more time to spend on your other tasks. Let’s say you’re receiving PDFs from a client or a collaborator or you want to re-use a photo from a previous PDF that you’ve made — what do you do?

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Five SEO Reputation Management Strategies

Andrea Kalli

One area that is both free of direct marketing and very appealing to businesses is reputation management. If you are interested in using SEO as a reputation management tool for your business, these five strategies, tips, and tactics could be of value.

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How To Use Multiple Task Managers

Productivityist

While it is ideal to have one task management solution on an ongoing basis, for some of us that just isn’t a reality. Maybe the tool you use doesn’t allow for collaborative task management but has an outstanding feature set that is very tough to beat – such as OmniFocus.

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Managing your end of year budget

Office Dynamics

But again, it does depend on your businesses approach to managing the budget overall. Post contributed by Shirelle Pexton and Rachael Pegram in collaboration with UK Office Direct. The post Managing your end of year budget appeared first on Office Dynamics.

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6 Tools to Help You Manage Large Projects with Local & Virtual.

Productive & Organized

  The situation: Tweet "Rob" is a project manager that is responsible for a number of projects across the world and he needs to keep track of all of them.  We used this as our project management tool when coordinating Extreme Makeover Home Edition too.

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