Tag Archives: collaboration

Working Out Loud in Berlin

I’m sitting on a plane heading back to NY, reading notes from 70+ people about working out loud. I met those people at the Social Business Collaboration Summit in Berlin. There, with attendees from companies as diverse as IKEA, KPMG, … Continue reading

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Why I wear a pink shirt on Thursdays

My friend’s father has been a hostage for over 6 years. In a few months, he’ll be the longest-held international hostage in American history. And you probably don’t know his name. He is Bob Levinson. I work with his daughter, Sarah. And this is a story … Continue reading

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7 questions you’ll face as you modernize your company

“Yes”, I was thinking to myself, “I’ve been there.” I was talking with two more large firms this week about modernizing work and they were sharing the challenges they’re facing. One firm is considering buying a social business platform and … Continue reading

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If Yahoo! employees worked out loud…

It could have all been avoided. When angry Yahoo! employees leaked an internal memo “asking all employees with work-from-home arrangements to work in Yahoo! offices”, it touched a nerve. Bloggers wrote about CEO Marissa Mayer’s insensitivity and hypocrisy. Other CEOs … Continue reading

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The best office design for collaboration is also the cheapest

Steve Jobs wanted the Pixar headquarters to be a place that “promoted encounters and unplanned collaborations.” He was personally involved in the design details as he was with Apple’s plans for new headquarters. “If a building doesn’t encourage [collaboration], you’ll … Continue reading

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Towards a more humane workplace

If you want to mistreat someone, it helps to think of them as something other than human. And so, unfortunately, you’ll notice the same tactics used at work as in some of the greatest atrocities against humanity. Yet there’s hope … Continue reading

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Working out loud: Getting started

When it comes to career opportunities, working out loud is the great equalizer. It enables everyone to demonstrate what they can do and opens up access to people and possibilities. It’s not just for senior management or for extroverts. If … Continue reading

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Building a movement at work (and the biggest mistake I made trying to build one)

This year, I’ve been trying to make work better at my firm by building a large collaboration movement. Part of that has been getting people to know about and use a new social platform. I’ve made plenty of mistakes but … Continue reading

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7 ways an industry community can help you and your firm

Do you really need another network? For those focused on making work better, there are already many networks and channels to choose from. (For me, in addition to a small group of people I know well, I rely on the … Continue reading

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Building a community to improve an industry

We’re still moving too slowly. Big firms know they need to change, but most are spending too much time wrestling with technology, policies, and a scarcity of good use cases. For banks and insurance companies, change is even slower due … Continue reading

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