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Jelenko Dragisic

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I am fond of telling people I work with “before you get to the creative part, get the boring bits right”. In my view, this applies equally to collaboration. It’s tempting to jump into the fun part of ‘working together’ where we bounce ideas, debate issues, analyse etc. […]

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One day you may find yourself in a position as Director of Collaboration, reporting to a Chief Collaboration Officer. The career prospects for such work are now a reality, however are yet to reach full potential. To help you along the way to what could be the most […]

Good News Everyone

Good things can get even better, despite what our cultural norms sometimes tell us. Not meaning to sound flippant when implying that even when things are challenging they are good as they give rise to opportunity, but there’s something in it. What is meant by ‘good news everyone’ […]

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Some people simply won’t collaborate. Not really that surprising except when you find there are senior managers in the mix. I suppose, because collaboration is a disruptive process since it is creative and innovative, and as long term researcher into creativity Prof Barry M. Staw points out, most […]

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Good business is always made better when it solves problems. The story of a business that is relevant is more compelling when its product or a service is something that at first can seem trivial. As the world changes, and it changes with more disruption and unknowns than […]

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ROADMENDER is 100% about collaboration. It is normal then that it continuously builds a case for businesses to adopt the practice as a vital element of competitive and sustainable enterprise. This particular site, with appreciation to the ROADMENDER community for its input, has accumulated a possibly unprecedented amount […]

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How good is this? Australians are falling in love! With collaboration that is. I hope it’s not an ‘on the rebound’ thing. According to most indicators the love is real. Australians are joining the global trend which has been long time coming. A summary of findings from a […]

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No matter how good something is there will always be plenty of sceptics. That in itself is a PhD opportunity. But, staying on point, I want to share my excitement about the increasing proliferation of new tools and technologies that focus on collaboration. In fact, I think it […]

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The retail sector is one of the most ferociously aggressive areas of economy. And the fashion industry is right up there with the most competitive. It comes as no surprise then that the fashion sector very strongly embraces collaboration. Take a look at the advice published by Fashionista […]

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Strategists of all persuasion are well aware of the growing importance of creativity in the solution design process. It’s not only analytical skills that can define competitive strategy. With that in mind, it is useful to reflect on what has become a well-established fact about collaboration: it is […]

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Have you heard about ‘mosaic careers’? Or how about ‘bow-tie business to business relationships’? These and many more interesting concepts and ideas about making your enterprise more competitive form part of this week’s selection of recommended reading. As usual ROADMENDER is mostly focused on all things collaboration, but […]

So you have an idea

Every collaboration starts as an idea. Simples, as the beloved meerkat says (apologies to readers beyond Australia, but this is an Australian reference to a popular ad for an insurance company). Those who have come up with ideas in the past know that excitement for the originator of […]

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Collaboration is only as good as its collaborating parties. So, in a way, it all should start with self-knowledge, self-improvement etc. This first edition of recommended reading for 2015 brings in a few things that may just do that; help us learn things that can make us better […]

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Only a few days to go before we farewell 2014. As much as it is good to reflect on great things and accomplishments on which 2015 can be built, there is always that feeling that a just a bit more could have been achieved in the year past. […]

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In case you hadn’t noticed, 2014 was marked by an increase in media coverage of collaboration practices. The tone of the messages was very positive and encouraging as we saw a lot more commentary, analysis and studies proving that collaboration is on the increase. The investment in collaboration […]