Category: CSR Ideas

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Just when we begin to understand collaboration, new concepts such as CaaS (Collaboration as a Service) start making their way to the podium, and begin cultivating their game changing capacity. Some long standing concerns such as managing IP in collaboration are being solved as enterprising leaders and governments […]

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Imagine you learn about a job opening that you feel is almost a dream come true. The type of job that is something you wanted for a long time. Then at the interview you find that you are being asked so many question that really do not relate […]

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From time to time, ROADMENDER makes a simple point: collaboration is not about large entities investing massive resources to get a result. Small, innovative, tactical, creative innovations happen all the time, right in front of our eyes. Being good at collaboration is bit like being a great chef: […]

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One of the staples of the collaboration discipline is its capacity to provide a platform for solving major, large scale and wicked problems. In fact, it’s fair to say that it is precisely these kinds of challenges that originally led global thinkers, business leaders and political decision makers […]

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When exactly do you stop learning? Is there such a point in time? Most people (or perhaps I hang out with the wrong tribe) would instinctively say that you never stop learning. That’s a kind of conventional wisdom we think we live by. In reality I think it’s […]

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Collaboration, Not Competition: A Winning Small Business Strategy No matter how many times it’s repeated, it is worth doing so again for the simple reason that the message that collaboration is ‘good for you, your business and your life’ should be more of a mantra until we start […]

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Why Women Collaborate, Men Work Alone, And Everybody’s Angry Australia’s Governor General recently delivered this year’s Boyer Lectures that were a little refreshing compared to what has been served up to the engaged public recently.  Specifically, I am impressed with the willingness of Ms Bryce to call things […]

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This week, ROADMENDER’s pick of interesting reading covers a few areas.  Some very good news comes via the first article outlining Australia’s interest in collaborating with India in the field of technology and innovation.  Also significant are a couple of pieces that focus on collaboration and its increasing […]

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Why Collaborating Creatively With Your Customers Helps You Transcend Being Just Another Brand An interesting thing I’ve observed is that as the practice of collaboration is becoming more sophisticated, the practitioners and strategists alike are becoming innovative and creative as well. So when Ethan Song, CEO of the […]

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There seems to be a broad understanding among business leaders and managers across industries and sectors that collaboration, innovation, and better engagement with a variety of partners is a new reality which will help many move forward. It is becoming increasingly apparent that solutions are less likely to […]

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Hopefully this edition of ROADMENDER Recommends will satisfy those in need of some inspiration, incentive and perhaps even motivation to tackle Monday head on. While Google’s innovative culture and creativity has been covered a lot, there always seems to be something new, as the last article here indicates. […]

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This edition of ROADMENDER Recommends is full of great finds. As usual there are great infographics for those who believe in the power of visuals. The standouts, however, are two articles on the history of collaboration in social and technological contexts. A growing number of those who see […]

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The History of Collaboration Collaboration has been around for some time but an investigation into its origins suggests that it has changed a lot over the past few decades. Like so many who have made it an effective strategy, I believe we are only seeing early signs of […]

Calling all entrepreneurs!

Let’s be honest. How often do we hear business leaders suggest that a not for profit enterprise is a good place to invest? While it might seem logical to believe that investing in a venture that does not provide direct profit cannot be good for business, I wouldn’t […]

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This week Roadmender assembled a few interesting articles that provide valuable understanding to anyone interested in learning something new, and those motivated to improve their craft as partnership strategists and leaders. Collaboration is in many ways a bit of a buzz word and, as some have suggested, a […]

Why Roadmender?

Roadmender is an initiative borne out of years of conversations and discussions with many people who, like myself, have a strong belief that access to good ideas, knowledge and resources can be better organised in one place. This is a space dedicated to people who are passionate about […]