In “12 ways to collaborate more effectively“, Nicola Millard provides a mix of strategic and hands-on collaboration tips. Strategy is an often overlooked barrier for success regarding collaboration in general and more specifically in social collaboration, the topic I’m covering here.
Social collaboration tools and more traditional collaboration tools, form the backbone of an enterprise collaboration system, part of the broader unified communications and collaboration picture. Social collaboration is de facto one of the main areas of social business, simply said the use of social technologies, principles and mechanisms characterizing the social phenomenon. In practice, most social collaboration is cloud-based collaboration and mainly revolves around connected information and knowledge.
Obviously all forms of collaboration are ‘social’ but they don’t all use the typical processes and connected/distributed functions of a ‘social and connected’ Web 2.0 reality. The adoption of social collaboration tools has skyrocketed in recent years with the advent of new solutions, the inclusion of social features and tools within enterprise collaboration environments and the use of more personal social collaboration platforms on the work floor (remember consumerization) as some key drivers. [Read more...]