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Interviewing people about collaboration in today’s world has been fascinating. At the same time I have been wondering what the future of collaboration might look like as robots start to integrate more with humans. What does collaboration with robots look like? What are the possibilities? What are the implications for leaders?

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Over the last two years I have been interviewing leaders about their collaborative practices. These leaders come from many different organisations but have the common bond of collaborating in post-earthquake Christchurch. From the interviews, I have identified five characteristics and three mindframes that seem necessary to lead, and to contribute effectively, to collaboration. Leading collaboration, what really matters? Read blog post >

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A guest blogpost by Peter Townsend, Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce

This discussion about collaboration, collaboration between schools, and employers, and workplaces is not only timely and fascinating, it is also hugely important for the thousands of young New Zealanders – and to the nation’s economic and social future.

Frankly, it’s a discussion that needs to take place in virtually every department, in every school, in every community, and in every city and region. The challenge for education leaders, administrators, development offices, careers advisors, teachers, and those in charge of external or community relationships lies back at home – keeping the ideal of collaboration on colleagues’, communities’, and students’ minds every day. Read blog post >

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Key drivers of change are forcing us to deconstruct our industrial model of education and remix it to meet the needs for a vastly different world. Some of the key drivers influencing this remix are the exponential growth of knowledge; the explosion of technologies such as artificial intelligence and the increased capabilities of virtual and online experience; a growing concern with the equity gap; and the frustration that current approaches are failing to provide learners with the skills and attributes they will need to address future economic, environmental and societal challenges.

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Open Office EnvironmentOpen workspaces – do they work or not? I have been exploring the pros and cons for some time.  I have visited a lot of open work spaces as part of my writing on collaboration and I am writing this post following a day spent hot desking in the open workspace at Hairy Lemon. Hairy Lemon is the quirky, innovative digital company that built my website.

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Collaboration, a global imperative in an increasingly complex world. That doesn’t mean it is always easy…or necessary. My ongoing research in this area has looked at what works in many different organisations. This post shares some of the ways in which collaboration in schools can be enhanced, presented as an infographic and expanded further below.

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Collaborative culture deliberately led - Jade SoftwareA collaborative culture doesn’t happen by accident. It needs to be deliberately led, reinforced by organisational values, integrated into the culture of the organisation and grown with a bit of pizzazz. One of the best examples of this can be found at Jade Software, in Christchurch, New Zealand. The company focuses on complex business problems solved beautifully. I love that!

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Collaboration: a key trend and also one of the latest buzz words. This year I set myself the target of writing a book about collaboration to separate the rhetoric from the reality and to explore how we might use our collective talents to create something better

I have been interviewing leaders from a range of different organisations and community groups that have been collaborating in new ways since the Christchurch earthquakes. Five things stand out for me so far: Read blog post >

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Ubiquibot Remix There are many lists of things to consider for 2014. It can get overwhelming. When I look at the trends I see one that stands out. So the one trend I think you must be aware of in 2014 is….

UBIQUITY

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Future leadership in 3D

Future leadership requires new thinking. 3D Printing sends some clear signals to leaders. What can we learn? Customisation is key. Collaboration is king (and queen). Immediacy is expected.  Ethics matters more than ever. If we are to thrive in the future, we need to take these signals into account.

 

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