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Why Your Company Needs A Chief Collaboration Officer

Why Your Company Needs A Chief Collaboration Officer
Collaboration. It’s a $1 billion industry, according to an ABI Research study on worker mobility and enterprise social collaboration. And it's projected to grow to $3.5 billion by 2016. No wonder lots of ink has been spilled on this business buzzword on everything from how to start (hint: build trust) to doing it better with social platforms, to using it as a way to achieve that holy grail of business: innovation. Two years ago, the Harvard Business Review even touted the need for another C-suite executive: the CCO. But in an ideal scenario, this most critical of business strategies would have a dedicated individual toiling to make collaboration part of the daily doings of the company. Todd Etter, one of the founders of the multimedia financial-services company that dishes advice on stocks and personal finance, has held the title for the past two years. They even have proof. Understand What Collaboration Is...and What It Isn’t Use Responsibly Brainstorm Effectively Hack the "Hackathon"

Le facilitateur: Nouvelle génération - Stormz Le facilitateur... Voilà un mot qui peut évoquer bien des choses pour ceux qui ne connaissent pas, ou peu, ce à quoi renvoit ce terme. Les initiés, en revanche, vont s'imaginer quelque chose de tout à fait précis, peut-être un peu trop même. Le facilitateur, habituellement, est celui qui permet de fluidifier la collaboration, celui dont l’expertise tient à libérer l’intelligence collective et le potentiel du groupe par la connaissance des dynamiques collectives, positives comme négatives, pour favoriser les premières et obstruer les secondes. Mais le facilitateur, dans sa forme classique, n’est en général adapté que pour les petits groupes, restreints, resserrés, « gérables ». Eh bien, il y a dans cette vison du facilitateur une part indéniable de vérité. Mais qui décèle également un aveu cinglant de faiblesse et un manque cruel de courage. Puis, l’application Stormz, notre technologie unique mise à disposition des participants via les tablettes distribuées en début d’atelier.

Open data can benefit voluntary sector The Nominet Trust team is spending a fair amount of time thinking, investigating and experimenting with open data. The trust's aim is to seek and support new uses of digital technology for social good. We recently co-hosted a conference on charities and open data with the Big Lottery Fund and NCVO, which indicated a growing interest from the voluntary sector. The opening of public sector data over the past few years is one obvious stimulus for this, particularly since many charities are data suppliers due to their work delivering a public service contracts. For many in the voluntary and charitable sector, the starting point for these conversations is the desire to be more effective in addressing social challenges. But this isn't new. What is new though, is the range of digital tools that can help us make sense of the growing amount of data that is around us. Such a critical mass is essential to achieving more strategic aims for the sector's participation in the open data world.

Why Employees' Big Dreams Should Be Your Company's Top Priority As a manager, you can create a tremendous amount of loyalty just by listening to your employees. And loyalty matters--a lot. When Kelley Lindberg became a manager at a software company several years ago, she inherited some employees who were confused about where they were headed. “I asked him what his career goals were, and he surprised me completely,” Lindberg says. Lindberg found the perfect job for him--a job that required plenty of skill and client interaction, but didn’t come with a management path or lots of visibility. Creating a sense that you care about your employees can both motivate and inspire them. Whitney Johnson, author of Dare, Dream, Do: Remarkable Things Happen When You Dare to Dream, believes that people’s dreams matter. The idea of helping your employees chase their dreams may seem unusual, impractical, or even strange to some. Matthew Kelly, author of The Dream Manager has heard these objections and more. So how do you help your employees achieve their goals?

Le top 5 pour créer un climat de travail riche et stimulant – Le leader facilitateur | Ghislaine Labelle Le leader facilitateur Les conflits génèrent des climats difficiles, c’est connu. Afin de préserver son climat de travail, le leader d’équipe veillera à s’impliquer rapidement à la résolution des conflits auprès de ses collaborateurs en agissant comme facilitateur ou réconciliateur. En fait, plus vous serez proactifs à gérer les conflits et à les résoudre, plus vous obtiendrez aisément la collaboration des personnes impliquées. Dans l’approche de collaboration, le leader facilitateur favorise un dialogue ouvert où les collaborateurs seront amenés à mieux comprendre et accepter leurs différences, à comprendre les besoins de l’autre. Par le simple fait d’avoir exercé son leadership relationnel auprès de ses collaborateurs, le leader facilitateur gagne en crédibilité. Dans sa gestion quotidienne, le leader facilitateur porte une attention particulière aux attitudes et aux comportements qui ont un impact sur son climat de travail. Bonne pratique. Ghislaine Labelle, M.

Pulling informal learning Take a look at these 8 demand-side knowledge management principles by Nick Milton. People don’t pay attention to knowledge until they actually need it.People value knowledge that they request more highly than knowledge that is unsolicited.People won’t use knowledge, unless they trust its provenance.Knowledge has to be reviewed in the user’s own context before it can be received.One of the biggest barriers to accepting new knowledge is old knowledge.Knowledge has to be adapted before it can be adopted.Knowledge will be more effective the more personal it is.They won’t really know it until they do it. They highlight the difference between Push and Pull learning. How often are training courses aligned with the moment of need? There are many do-it-yourself applications available today that let people take control of their learning. For learning & development departments, a Pull workplace changes the traditional expert-led dynamic of content creation.

Free Infographic: How to Solve Online Registration Challenges How often have you become frustrated filling out online registration forms? There is a better way. Janrain has compiled data on some of the most challenging aspects of online registration forms and simple solutions to improve the user experience…and conversion rates. Click here to download the full infographic [PDF]. Important Stats 86% of people may leave a website when asked to create an account50% of people dislike creating new passwords 60% of people have more than 5 unique passwords to remember 40% of people use the Forgot Password feature at least once a month 88% of online users admit they have lied on form 2 in 5 people would rather solve world peace than create a new password 2 in 5 people would rather scrub a toilet than create a new password 77% of online users prefer social login Facebook is the preferred social login provider of choice Embed Code How to Solve the Online Registration Challenge – An infographic by the team at Janrain

Formation pour faciliter des ateliers collaboratifs Les réunions auxquelles vous assistez ressemblent-elles à cela? Après quelques monologues, tout le monde fini par parler en même temps. Le fil de la discussion est décousu ; les digressions s’enchaînent les unes après les autres. Vous sortez de la réunion déçu(e) d’avoir perdu votre temps. Vous souhaitez que cela change. Pour y remédier nous vous proposons : D’acquérir les moyens théoriques et pratiques pour faciliter la collaboration.D’intégrer les fondamentaux de la posture de Facilitateur.D’expérimenter et de ressentir une dynamique collaborative pendant 3 jours. L’atelier collaboratif est un moyen accessible à tous de développer l’engagement individuel et la performance collective autour de projets professionnels. Faciliter un atelier collaboratif, c’est toute une démarche et une posture qui ne sont pas innées mais accessible à toute personne ayant déjà une solide expérience de l’animation de réunions. Les questions auxquelles nous apportons des réponses: Les modalités *Mail antispam*

It’s Not What You Know, It’s How You Learn Why Your Company Needs A Full-Time, Idea-Killing Chief Dissent Officer Big companies get a bad rap. We think of them as creativity-killing machines that constantly crush the world-changing ideas of their hardworking employees. As if such internal mechanisms don’t also save us from countless bad ideas, creative darlings, and disasters-in-the-making. In fact, in my business experience, it’s nearly too scary to contemplate how many horrible ideas almost make it out the front door. And they would have were it not for some lone dissenter who turned the tide. Last year, anthropologist Grant McCracken proposed the idea of a C-level executive to track trends and monitor the “deep waves of culture in America and the world” in his influential book, Chief Culture Officer. As we enter a high-speed, digital-driven economy, companies are under increased pressure to roll out more and more new things, to do it faster, with tighter development cycles. It turns out successful companies have been doing this for quite some time. As F. [Image: Flickr user Bruce Denis]

IRECUS NOUVEAU - MBA Gestion des coopératives et des mutuelles Le MBA régime coopératif - à temps plein avec stage et mentorat – ayant un cheminement particulier en gestion des coopératives et des mutuelles, accueillera sa première cohorte à l'automne 2015. Bien que les coopératives et les mutuelles répondent de manière exemplaire aux défis actuels, les programmes universitaires demeurent orientés vers l’entreprise privée traditionnelle. Dans un contexte où domine la soif de profit sur le capital, l’IRECUS est un petit « village gaulois » qui se spécialise dans la réflexion et dans la gestion centrées sur un autre projet de société pour un monde plus durable. L’IRECUS offre un nouveau programme de formation unique, le MBA Gestion des coopératives et des mutuelles. Appui aux étudiants de doctorat Réputation internationale L’expertise de l’IRECUS lui vaut une réputation de premier calibre en coopération internationale (prix d’excellence de l’ACDI en 1999, prix de ACE en 2008). Expérience pratique

5 Maneuvers The Tech Biz Should Steal From The Fashion Industry Let’s face it. Technology is fashion. We don’t update our operating systems to get tighter Twitter integration, or buy a new phone for the opportunity to display four more icons. We update them because the new one makes our present one look a bit, well, last season. I’ve worked with many of the stars of the technology world and I’ve air-kissed with some of the darlings of the fashion world, too. Fashionistas and technologists deal with a lot of the same stuff: fickle consumers, fast turnaround of products, and diva designers with planet-sized egos. Here are five things I think the geeks can learn from the chic: 1. Some years ago, IBM had a problem. Big Blue reeled from what it heard. CIOs were buying a multimillion-dollar computer for the same reason that kids buy one pair of sneakers instead of another. 2. Fashion designers become famous for a “key piece.” Women walk into Chanel for that little black dress, some No. 5 perfume, a tweed suit, and a 2.55 quilted handbag. 3. 4. 5.