What is your motive?

Police and lawyers tell us that you can’t solve a crime without knowing the motivation behind it. A ‘no motive no crime’ sort of logic. Businesses can’t work without a motive either. And the same goes for collaboration. I would not suggest that collaboration enthusiasts befriend a criminal […]

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Business is all about competition, which is not possible without a strategy that takes care of relevance and survival in any market. Could it be that the ultimate tool for survival is the way businesses collaborate? If we take a long view of say the next 20 years, […]

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The proliferation of collaboration platforms is one indicator of the growth and demand for systems that businesses are increasingly turning to in order to make the best of their talent. It’s great to see that level of motivation and entrepreneurialism on a global scale. And just when we […]

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“Collaboration is not a buzzword”. So says Jason Martin (see below) and I could not agree more. Included in this week’s recommended reading list is a piece by Mr Martin who lays out a clear business case for collaboration that start-ups should follow to the letter. Buzzwords can […]

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Advanced research in the collaboration discipline is still in its infancy. There is still a lot that we do not know. So much about collaboration is still done on a hunch or a guesstimate and, more or less, that is how many well-established disciplines started before becoming fine-tuned […]

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This week’s ROADMENDER top 5 recommended articles reinforce the key message; collaboration is about better competition. Be it a large business or a start-up, collaboration is central. This is even more the case now as we realise that stalling tactics (aka, ‘collaboration washing’), as observed by old school […]

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A searing issue right now is employee engagement. Businesses of all sizes are affected and, in the post GFC era, business competitiveness simply does not make sense unless the issue of overwhelming disengagement on the part of employees is tackled head-on. Engagement of staff has a lot to […]

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There was a time in business history when collaboration was only for the brave. It was also for business connoisseurs; those prepared to try things others could not even imagine. Today, collaboration is mainstream, notwithstanding the fact that we still have a long way to go in reaching […]

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“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 […]

Thinking Work: When Collaboration Makes Sense

Most people have heard about collaboration. In fact, the majority of senior business leaders, executives and managers probably bombard their employees with messages extolling the virtues of collaboration. And therein lies a slight problem, as with all change management that comes from authority. Making things slightly more complicated […]

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If you had a major stake in a business, would you employ someone who is not engaged with the role they are applying for? The bleeding obvious answer would seem to be a big fat NO. However, the sad fact is that the overwhelming majority of employees are […]

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There is no doubt that collaboration is a buzzword. Unfortunately though, for some that is all there is to it. But on the flip side, many more will make the best of it. Collaboration as a discipline is still in an early phase of development and is finding […]

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Depending on where one lives, the trends regarding freelancing and entrepreneurialism may differ a little. Some US data indicates that there is a strong march towards an increasing number of people seeking to work as freelancers and/or entrepreneurs. Some suggest that as many as 40 percent of working […]