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Telecommuting – the future ain’t what it used to be

via smh.com.au Productivity versus collaboration. Isolation versus distraction. The pros and cons of working from home and “telecommuting” were making the rounds last week with articles about Google and Yahoo policies. Google, despite enabling its users to collaborate remotely doesn’t favour the practise itself. The positions of these companies on the matter are summarised by […]

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Designing The One-Week Team Sabbatical That Will Transform Your Company

The image FAST COMPANY chose to lead this article isn’t quite representative of the ideas discussed. They should have chosen something more like this … This article is about getting away from it all in order to work together and plan ahead. It outlines how to organise off-site sabbaticals, how to prepare for them and even […]

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You cooperate because you have to; you collaborate because you want to

Collaboration is as different from cooperation as the word transformation is from change. When you and I cooperate, we work separately and make accommodations for each other. When we collaborate, we are not simply making room for each other’s creations; we are co-creating the future together. via linkedin.com

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Design The Work Experience

Innovation is about arguing, not brainstorming.

“the idea behind brainstorming is right. To innovate, we need environments that support imaginative thinking, where we can go through many crazy, tangential, and even bad ideas to come up with good ones. We need to work both collaboratively and individually. We also need a healthy amount of heated discussion, even arguing. We need places […]

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Firms Push Visual Note Taking to Spark Creativity, Sharpen Focus – WSJ.com

Firms are holding training sessions to teach employees the basics of what’s known as visual note taking. Others, like vacation-rental company HomeAway Inc. and retailer Zappos, are hiring graphic recorders, consultants who sketch what is discussed at meetings and conferences, cartoon-style, to keep employees engaged. Doodling proponents say it can help generate ideas, fuel collaboration […]

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AsOne – Archetypes. Which one are you? Which one do you work for?

via asone.org I’ve just stumbled upon this framework for management from a summer reading list on SMH. This page has a cute little tool for you to identify what type of team you are in. Nice teaser on the book, now on the reading list.