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Don’t Wait for the Innovation Lottery: A Deliberate Approach to Ideation

Don’t Wait for the Innovation Lottery: A Deliberate Approach to Ideation

Good collaboration produces innovation. So therefore, good collaboration on enterprise social networks produces crowd-sourced ideas and new innovations, right? Job done, let's go home and leave our networks to solve tomorrow's problems.  Is it really that simple? True, innovation is a natural product of effective, mature collaboration.

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Slack Buys Atlassian’s HipChat and Stride, SharePoint 2019 Enters Preview, More News

Slack Buys Atlassian’s HipChat and Stride, SharePoint 2019 Enters Preview, More News

Two weeks ago, we predicted Slack  would do something special to counter Microsoft's announcement that it was releasing a freemium version of its collaboration application Teams.

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Rita Zonius: Help Employees Understand ‘How Change Will Benefit Them Personally’

Rita Zonius: Help Employees Understand 'How Change Will Benefit Them Personally'

Rita Zonius had witnessed the evolution of digital workplace technologies and the accompanying shifts in users’ perceptions of those tools. "Back in the day, it wasn’t easy to encourage people to let go of their siloed repositories of information," she said.

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Turn Your Enterprise Social Network Into an Innovation Pipeline

Turn Your Enterprise Social Network Into an Innovation Pipeline

There are multiple approaches companies can take with innovation. Some invest huge sums into research and product development, some spend less but have highly focused innovation teams. Others look to surface innovation from across their workforce through open innovation.

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Brad Grissom: ‘Behaviors and Processes Are Harder to Change Than Technologies’

Brad Grissom: 'Behaviors and Processes Are Harder to Change Than Technologies'

Brad Grissom is typical of a growing number of digital workplace leaders, who are able to draw on a combination of well-honed business and IT skills. “Line of business departments need tech-savvy leaders and workers, just as information technology organizations need business-minded engineers and leadership,” he said.

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What Real-Time Collaboration Data Can Tell Us About Gender Diversity

What Real-Time Collaboration Data Can Tell Us About Gender Diversity

Do men show an unconscious bias against women at work? Are men slower to respond to women in the workplace? Are women quick to respond because they feel they need to advance their own agendas, given that men still dominate senior management levels? The answers to those questions could reveal

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5 Ways to Kick-Start Your Enterprise Social Network

5 Ways to Kick-Start Your Enterprise Social Network

Enterprise social networks (ESN) are buzzing. Or so we hear. Yet for every company bragging about their amazing ESN adoption rates, we also hear many more tales of how hard it’s been, of how an organization has struggled to find any real purpose.

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Forget Slack vs. Email: Think Slack Plus Email

Forget Slack vs. Email: Think Slack Plus Email

Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield made a confession in late September: he admitted email was useful. Butterfield made the confession at the HubSpot Inbound marketing conference in Boston. His full quote reveals what Butterfield, CEO of a self-professed "email killer" company, truly thinks of email and its future: "Email will

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