Science is a method to keep yourself from kidding yourself”. So said the ever inspiring Edwin Land. By the same token, learning something new on a regular basis is the way to betterment. Welcome to this week’s list of ROADMENDER’s recommended readings; the largest such depository of all things collaboration. If you plan to have a good week, then making collaboration count may be well worth the time. For a start, some light reading should nudge the creative juices – how to measure collaboration outcomes, what can an exciting collaboration platform such as Mind Hive do for you, how to collaborate across silos, how to tell the difference between co-operation and collaboration, and more. All these topics are covered in this week’s edition. Make the most of it.

Sincere thanks to those who have suggested articles for this edition of Roadmender Recommends.


3 Measurable Ways Collaboration Grows Businesses

3 ways to measureEntrepreneur and CultureIQ are searching for the top high-performing cultures to be featured on our annual list. Think your company has what it takes? Click here to get started. We have been taught the value of team work from the time we were toddlers in pre-school. Sharing our crayons with classmates, helping out weaker counterparts in class projects, playing together as a unit in team sports, helping out around the house — most people enjoy multiple avenues to hone their teamwork skills…READ ON


MindHive.org is a collaborative strategy platform used to help create government policy

It’s a truism to say that the best government policies are those that, when implemented, add benefits to a community. The worst policies, when implemented, are often followed by unintentional consequences and, in some cases, prove to be fatal to sections of a community. When it comes to the development of government policy, policymakers rely on the assistance of particular groups of individuals within a community to help them formulate it. It is not uncommon for governments to work closely with institutions like universities where some of the most intellectual minds reside…READ ON


Start Your Collaboration Off on the Right Foot

Collaboration technology adoption in the enterprise can be a daunting pursuit. Many great tools have been designed to better facilitate team cooperation and productivity, while also contributing to a company’s bottom line. A Clinked.com survey found that 75 percent of businesses are using (or planning to use) enterprise collaboration tools…READ ON


Collaborate Across Teams, Silos, and Even Companies

siloosEverywhere I turn right now, I hear leaders talking about their need for collaborative leadership. It’s being identified as the fundamental differentiator in achieving strategic objectives. In order to make a difference though, it has to go beyond the polite, thoughtful behaviours of involving others, sharing information and lending strength when it’s needed…READ ON


Don’t Mistake Cooperation for Collaboration

Managers have to collaborate across functions. Yet despite being friendly and willing to share information, they often fail to do it. Priorities aren’t aligned, so miscommunications slow down projects. This happens because managers mistake their cooperativeness for being collaborative. To start truly collaborating, identify the goal, then map out the end-to-end work that’s needed. What will your team be responsible for? What will you need from other teams? Sketch out the sequencing of activities. When people know what’s needed, in what form, and by when…READ ON


Private-Public Collaboration Underway to Create “Wireless Workforce of the Future”

On July 15, OSTP hosted more than 80 leaders from wireless companies, Federal agencies, and academic institutions at the White House Summit On Wireless Workforce Development, focusing on the urgent need to train workers for careers in the wireless industry and commitments that will change the trajectory of workforce development for the wireless industry. The attendees recognized the great opportunity to create an even more diverse workforce through increased recruitment of underrepresented persons, including Veterans, women, and minorities.   READ ON


Collaboration – Not for the Faint of Heart

These days the education world is talking a lot about collaboration, which is widely acknowledged to be a key to improving education for all kids. And yet I just heard still another story of teachers refusing to meet with colleagues during planning time — that is, to collaborate. What gives? I suspect — and I’d love to hear from teachers about this — that it’s because “collaboration” time is too often wasted…READ ON


How Organizations Can Address the Challenges of Modern Digital Collaboration Source: http://dionhinchcliffe.com/2015/07/30/how-organizations-can-address-the-challenges-of-modern-digital-collaboration/

How Organizations Can Address the Challenges of Modern Digital Collaboration
Source: http://dionhinchcliffe.com/2015/07/30/how-organizations-can-address-the-challenges-of-modern-digital-collaboration/

Finance And Marketing Chiefs Need To Collaborate For Digital Success

Much of the increasingly urgent discussion of the “digitalization” of business focuses on the need for clear leadership, with an emphasis on the role of the “chief digital officer,” the supercharged version of what used to be known as the “chief information officer.” This is fair enough, of course. The internet poses challenges that range far beyond the purely technological, with the…READ ON


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