collaboration

16 Metrics for Tracking Collaborative Innovation Performance

In a recent PwC survey, 61% of CEOs said innovation was a key priority for their company (pdf). The only surprising result there is that it wasn’t 100%. Innovation efforts come in a variety of forms: innovation and design labs, jobs-to-be-done analysis, corporate venturing, distributed employee experiments, open innovation, TRIZ, etc.

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How We Should Prepare Our Kids for the Future

Education has long played an important role in the success of the United States. From some of the world’s first public schools to the land grant universities which spurred innovation in agriculture, our development as long been tied to how we educate future generations.

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Five Statistics that Show the Potential Impact of the Collaborative Economy

Every week we bring you the FreshMinds Friday picks – ideas to help you understand the impact of digital technologies on consumers, brands and markets. This week we look at five statistics that show the real potential of the Collaborative Economy and the impact that it can have on many existing brands and markets.

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The Collaborative Economy Is Real (And It's Here)

It's not easy to determine which trends and movements are worth paying attention to. We live in an age where technology seems to move at pace that's impossible to keep up with. I spend a lot of my time dealing with global brands who are looking to scale and integrate social as part of their core marketing—and in some cases business strategies, and I can tell you first hand that these organizations have their work cut out for them as we are now in the trenches of operationalizing the disruptions caused by digital's latest iteration.

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Creativity in the Workplace. It's More Than Just Colorful Furnitures. Yes, the Space Matters but There Is More.

For all those cash-rich companies such as Apple, Google and Facebook, there is a race to hire celebrity architects to design their headquarters. Google headquarters consists of nine angled buildings connected by bridges. Reportedly, the idea was based on data collected from Google employees’ behavior which then translated into some kind of architectural algorithm that should produce “casual collisions” to make innovation happen more often. 

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Open Journalism: the Benefits of Collaboration

Guest Post by: Richard Dalke

Sky and the BBC have recently been in the news for restricting their journalists’ use of social media. The BBC released guidelines encouraging employees not to break news stories on Twitter while Sky’s new social media guidelines advise against sharing stories from anyone other than their own employees.

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Massive-Scale Online Collaboration

I caught up with the super-smart Richard Sedley yesterday and he pointed me at this astounding TEDx talk by Luis Von Ahn, who was one of the people that invented the CAPTCHA. Luis talks about reCAPTCHA, the project to create human gain from the 200 million CAPTCHAs that are solved by humans around the world every day and apply all those millions of tiny actions towards helping to digitise old books (apparently over 10% of humanity have so far helped digitise human knowledge).

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Fees, Lies and Advertising

I had an epiphany a couple of days ago when leaving the Denver airport. In the last 6 months the airport parking management has replaced pay booth attendants with self-serve technology that allows drivers to speed up their exit from the parking garage by not having to deal with anyone. The result has been not only faster service for the customers but also has given the airport management the ability to cut their expenses through a reduction in staffing.

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Collaboration Through Product Placement: Transformers

Film directors are a funny, yet evolving breed. Many still protect their art form in the most parental way, others open it up for pimping. The ones that get it right are collaborating, knowing that brands can help fund movies, help promote movies, and create additional conversations beyond the plot & characters.

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15 Social Media Collaboration Platforms

Social media is not just about conversations; it’s also about collaborationWith this in mind we thought it would be interesting to take a look at some of the most well known collaboration tools on the market at the moment.

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