Monthly Archives: September 2012

The Value of Collaboration #3: Reducing Blackberry costs & mobile phone bills

Remember about 10 years ago when your firm would reimburse you for your Internet connection? That’s over now. We reached a tipping point where so many of us wanted a connection anyway that firms didn’t need to pay for it … Continue reading

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The Value of Collaboration #2: Reducing how much your firm prints

Could you pick a more mundane use case than reducing how much people print at your firm? Yet a collaborative effort to do this can be worth a lot of money – more than the cost of your entire social … Continue reading

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The Value of Collaboration #1: Reducing internal service costs

When it comes to the commercial value of collaboration platforms, there’s still a gap. McKinsey thinks social technologies can unlock a trillion or so of value annually. For a single large firm, social tools and practices could easily be worth … Continue reading

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Reputation patterns: Becoming an expert in your firm

At work, I’m seeing more and more people shape their reputation and take control of their careers. Some are learning how to do it via formal training. Many more, though, are simply making the most of our new social collaboration … Continue reading

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When are the best years of your life?

A group of us were in the hotel bar late one night after an all-day business conference. Fueled by some polychromatic cocktails, I asked the people I was with – all of us in our 40s – whether they thought … Continue reading

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