Intentional Collaboration: The Mechanics of Learning to Learn Together. Originally posted by Chris Jones, a TalentCulture contributing writer.
He is an IT Strategy & Change Management consultant, with a passion for driving new levels of engagement and learning in the modern organization. His research areas include the dynamics of organization culture, and more recently, the importance and implications of critical thinking. Check out his blog, Driving Innovation in a Complex World, for more. In our increasingly complex world, the compelling need for strong leadership and resilience to “clear the path” for change is evident. It’s a core message from Chip and Dan Heath’s “Switch“ that resonates with pretty much everyone in the corporate world. These ideas are not new. It’s just getting harder and harder to survive without a strong, hardened competitive edge, an edge sharpened by effective collaboration. The ability of an organization to solve its hardest problems lies deep in its inner workings.
Surely there’s an application for this? Image Credit: Pixabay. The role of the Internet as a platform for collective action grows. A survey released this week by the Pew Research Center’s Internet and Life Project shed light on the social side of the Internet.
The results offered insight into the differences between the connected and the disconnected, revealing that Internet users are more likely to be active participants, with some 80 percent of Internet users participating in groups, compared with 56 percent of non-Internet users. These findings confirm the impact of the the Internet on collective action, observed Beth Noveck, NYU law professor and former deputy CTO for open government at the White House. “Internet users are more active participants in groups and are more likely to feel pride and a sense of accomplishment.” Perhaps we are all not, as Robert D. Putnam suggested, relegated to “bowling alone.” “Technology may not be the corrosive force that Putnam imagined in American life,” wrote Jared Keller in The Atlantic. The idea of online vs. off-line, and that there’s a “place” called cyberspace.
The Age of Coworking: Collaborative Consumption for the Creative Community. Report Maria Popova Many coworking spaces are housed in meticulously designed lofts.
Photo from Green Spaces, NYC. The shift from an ownership economy to an economy of sharing has been one of the most important movements of the past few years – a concept most eloquently captured in Rachel Botsman's notion of collaborative consumption. From car- and bike-sharing to bookcycling reading clubs, the decentralization of resources is enabling us to have more by owning less — because, as Kevin Kelly puts it, "access trumps possession. " A rapidly proliferating number of coworking spaces worldwide is attracting creative entrepreneurs and freelancers across the entire spectrum of vocations, from startup founders to professional proofreaders.
In New York City alone, dozens such coworking spaces exist. Coworking spaces fused with incubators are even popping up under the wings of existing funds. Mine, too. Not sure how to find one? Curation Articles.