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Peopleware and Social Business – A Missing Piece?

Despite the fact that the term ‘peopleware’ was first coined in 1977 and a book by the same name was published in 1987, there is little contemporary mention of peopleware today in social business circles. It’s going to be interesting to watch the changing role of peopleware in social business, not least the idea of what peopleware is and how it can help social business realise it’s full, transformative potential. Continue reading Continue reading

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The Hidden Cost of Collaboration

If we assume that the hidden cost of collaboration amounts to 10% of people’s working week, then this suggests significant improvements in performance and engagement can be realised through better collaboration. Equally, the 10% figure isn’t too far out of line given that other research suggests that 10 – 40% of people’s performance is based on the quality of their relationships. Continue reading Continue reading

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Getting the Right Numbers

The trailer came out recently for a new Brad Pitt movie (here), Moneyball, an adaptation of Michael Lewis’ book about the rise of the Oakland A’s baseball team, where General Manager Billy Beane was temporarily able to use innovative statistical … Continue reading

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Changing the way Collaboration and Communication is managed

A classic (it was published in 2005!) from Stowe  Boyd on Social Software. Much of it has come to pass, but its nice to look back and see the connections. I particularly enjoyed his conclusion, the full effects of which … Continue reading

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Can you predict and optimise key components of collaboration?

Justin Kirby was very kind to do a writeup of our contribution to a NESTA funded research project he was involved in. These ideas aren’t dissimilar to what I wrote about re: Jackie Orme and I’ve added a short extract … Continue reading

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