Category Archives: Collaboration

5 characteristics of how Knowledge Workers like to learn at work

From the results of the Learning in the Workplace survey and my analysis of how smart workers use social media to work and learn today, 5 key characteristics of how Knowledge Workers like to learn at work have emerged. I briefly summarise these below, but please bear in mind they are not listed in any priority […]

Flat Army – Free Book Giveaway

If we truly are going to shift the L&D function from a “packaging” role to one that enables,  supports and “scaffolds” learning in the flow of daily work we are going to have to make some changes in the way we actually operate. We will need to make some operational changes if we are ever […]

Constant learning is a key theme in the Future of Work

This presentation, from Innovation Excellence, explores the new ways we are working and the implications for business and for workers. Each theme has 4 trends and each trend is supported by 4 examples, supporting statistics and implications defined by PSFK Labs team. Constant Learning is one of the key themes, and includes Learning by doing, […]

Workforce Development Services: A new framework for providing training and learning support in organizations

UPDATE: I have updated the WDS Framework, see my post From organizing and managing learning to supporting self-organized and self-managed learning In my last blog post, From Social Learning to Workforce Collaboration, I talked about how I have been helping organisations support workforce collaboration.  Following that post Dan Pontefract asked me this question: “Is this something […]

From Social Learning to Workforce Collaboration

Eagle-eyed readers will have noticed that I (temporarily) changed this blog’s title from “Learning in the Social Workplace” to “Workforce Collaboration” Why? Well, to try and avoid the “learning” word or at least the term “social learning”! Let me explain. Despite the fact that numerous studies have shown that most workplace learning takes place outside […]

The state of social collaboration

“Why social collaboration? Based on proximity, people are not likely to collaborate very often if they are more than 50 feet apart”  Thomas Allen, 1977 Here’s an image courtesy of Central Desktop Click the image for the  large version.

Who should be your Chief Collaboration Officer?

There have been a couple of posts recently on the topic of whether organisations need  to have a new role of a Chief Collaboration Officer (CCO) . This is something close to my heart as I am in fact Senior Director of Collaboration in the Internet Time Alliance,  and I have been working recently with […]

Collaboration and community skills are the new workplace skills

OK, these skills are not actually “new” –  they’ve always been present – but perhaps they have not always been as visible as they should have been, as Oscar Berg explains in The collaboration pyramid (or iceberg). But, as businesses transform into social businesses, the social workplace is going to become more and more reliant on […]

Collaboration in the Enterprise Infographic

The following infographic comes courtesy of the Socialcast blog, where they say: “Collaboration is based on the idea that sharing knowledge through cooperation helps solve problems more efficiently. In the enterprise, this principle couldn’t be more true, especially as more and more employees are engaging with one another through asynchronous, socially-geared technology.”


I've mentioned Grapevine on my Pick of the Day blog before, but Dirk Wood, the CEO has just emailed to tell me about some recent changes: "We now have a desktop application for even easier access and communication, complete redesign, and a myriad of new features just released to complement our initial web app. Grapevine allows […]