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For the past three years, roughly 1,700 executives from around the world—across a range of industries and functional areas—have responded to a McKinsey survey1 on how organizations are using Web 2.0 technologies. This year we created an interactive tool that links the data from these survey results and charts it to the emerging trends in Web 2.0 adoptio
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Innovators tend to think that information technology systems are too orderly and controlling even to cope with the messy process of innovation — much less enable it. But as some leading companies show, smart managers bring the whole IT menu to the challenge.
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. A lot of collaboration can be more accurately defined as simple coordination or cooperation. We’ll get into those definitions further on. Second, we realized that there were alternatives to collaboration – we can start off simply by networking and then build trust to advance to a deeper level of engagement when and if it makes sense. So here are Himmelman’s strategies for working together:
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This special thematic section of the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication brings together seven articles that consider what it takes to collaborate around and through information and communication technologies. The authors consider how processes co-evolve between practices and technical systems, how knowledge is shared across organizational, cultural and geographic boundaries, how conversation via the informal medium of Instant Messaging is being adopted into organizational practices, what motivates participation in large distributed computing projects, and how computer media can change the nature of interactivity in classrooms. The articles cover a range of applications and settings; as a collection, they draw our attention to the broad interpretation that can be giving to the meaning of collaboration.
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Simply having a presence on various online networking platforms won’t work in the social media sphere. The key is spending time to build relationships to not only engage with site users, but to get them to interact with each other. While a lot has been said about how to do it, there are also ways to kill off an online community effort.
Here are some pitfalls that online organizations should avoid when trying to foster engagement
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2009 may be remembered as the year that enterprises truly understood the importance of social software. This was manifested by the rise of enterprise collaboration services, cloud computing technologies and the growing importance of mobile technologies for the enterprise.
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In collaborative communities the creation of shared content takes place in a networked, participatory environment which breaks down the boundaries between producers and consumers and instead enables all participants to be users as well as producers of information and knowledge - frequently in a hybrid role of produser where usage is necessarily also productive. Produsers engage not in a traditional form of content production, but are instead involved in produsage - the collaborative and continuous building and extending of existing content in pursuit of further improvement.
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Government runs on rules. Policies, processes and procedures designed to address every contingency and plan for every possible risk in order to provide equity, stability and certainty. However, as experience has shown time and time again, we cannot predict the future. While we continually attempt to plan ahead, largely these plans are based on extrapolating past trends and experiences.
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Knowledge workers fuel innovation and growth, yet the nature of knowledge work remains poorly understoodas do the ways to improve its effectiveness. The heart of what knowledge workers do on the job is collaborate, which in the broadest terms means they interact to solve problems, serve customers, engage with partners, and nurture new ideas.