Collaboration the key to high performing teams

If you ask a business leader what they want from their teams, often you will hear one word – collaboration. Collaboration in the workplace has many benefits which have been written about all over the Internet so we won’t delve into them here. Instead, we shall move forward with an assumption – collaboration is goodContinue reading “Collaboration the key to high performing teams”

Leaders are temporary

A couple of years ago the Collab@Work blog wrote a very interesting article on how leadership in MMORPG’s, such as World of Warcraft is temporary. They provided reasons why in these MMORPG’s it makes sense to have temporary leaders: In those games, leadership is a temporary position. At one point in time, you’re leading, theContinue reading “Leaders are temporary”

Productivity paradox of social networks

Social networking tends to take a bit of a beating in the mainstream press when it comes to the business value. They seem to ignore the good examples of how organisations use these tools, such as Dow Chemical to encourage their alumni and employees on long term leave to return. In the first three months ofContinue reading “Productivity paradox of social networks”