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Music is creativity in the air and collaboration is the future
Music is creativity in the air and collaboration is the future

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Interested in time travel? One last thought: watch out for time gaps
Time gaps are one of the first signs of a failing collaboration. They are times when a collaboration and its activities seem to disappear.   These gaps occur because the time, effort and resources people usually see devoted to getting things done and achiev...
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Interested in time travel? Identify and plan your approach to and through collaborative time interlocks
There are predictable and identifiable crucial moments that occur during the development of a collaboration. Seeing these through the lens of time, and because they occur at moments of transition from one stage of a collaboration's development to another, t...
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Interested in time travel? Vary and balance your time speed
Collaborations need to vary and balance their 'time speed': they need to work within slow 'evolutionary' time and fast 'urgent' time. Slow evolutionary time slows apparent progress but increases innovation. It encourages people to think transformationally a...
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Interested in time travel? Know that the watched kettle never boils...
As mentioned in the introduction to this set of posts, the pace at which we perceive time to be passing is affected by how important progress towards an achievement or an event is to us: the 'watched kettle never boils'. If something is important to us it c...
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Interested in time travel? Beware blaming back and blaming forward
Partners who contributed to creating a collaborative initiative or who joined it early might, quite naturally, prefer to look back at the times when they were most influential and able to shape priorities and contribute significantly to achievements in whic...
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Interested in time travel?
A friend of mine recently posted the above spoof sign on Facebook. It made me smile; then it made me think. Time is something we all take for granted: tick-tocking at a constant rate in the background of our lives. Except that is not really how time works f...
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Interested in time travel?
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Focus on the problem; don't just throw trendy words around
'Co-design, the Victorian secretary ventured, should mean trying to reach agreement on the nature of a problem to be solved, and opening up to a broader range of ideas and possible solutions.' Gill Callister: Victorian Department of Education and Training S...
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Evidence that women enhance collective intelligence
Here is a short post from the Gender Action Portal of HARVARD Kennedy School's Women and Public Policy Forum that shares findings clearly supporting the existence of collective intelligence  and strongly indicating that collective intelligence is determined...
Evidence that women enhance collective intelligence
Evidence that women enhance collective intelligence
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Use 'Flock Thinking' to help you deal with 'Stretch Collaboration'.
In his latest book  Collaborating with the Enemy: How to Work with People You Don't Agree with Like or Trust Adam Kahane explores what he calls 'Stretch Collaboration'.  According to Adam, stretch collaboration occurs when 'we need to work with these people...
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Make yourself relevant
Here is a post, written by Dr María D. López Rodríguez  for the Integration and Implementation Insights  blog, that explores the concept of boundary objects: objects that can be used to help people from different backgrounds and disciplines share and integr...
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Make yourself relevant
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