Six Principles of Effective Collaboration

From Facebook to Slack. From Yammer to Jive. From Email to Google Groups. Platforms for group collaboration are easy enough to find and use, but success will remain elusive unless we approach these  platforms with a collaborative mindset and an ability to work out loud. Collaboration does not happen on its own. Keeping these six … Continue reading Six Principles of Effective Collaboration

10,000 Users and Six Opportunities for Better Collaboration

I was at my booth at the Union for Reform Judaism Biennial gathering in Boston. 6,000 lay and professional Reform Jewish leaders had joined us to "worship, learn, sing, build community, and shape the future of the Reform Movement." I was busily reviewing activity in The Tent, our private Yammer network for 10,000 Reform Jewish lay … Continue reading 10,000 Users and Six Opportunities for Better Collaboration

Nine Answers I Hope to Get to Nine Questions at Microsoft Ignite 2017

I am a changed man. I had never seen anything like it before, and by the time I returned home, I hardly knew myself. Microsoft Ignite 2016 was the biggest conference I had ever attended. After a week of endless walking, swag collection and techy conversation, I was dizzy. I returned home, collected my thoughts, … Continue reading Nine Answers I Hope to Get to Nine Questions at Microsoft Ignite 2017

Yammer, and The Healing Power of a Hashtag

We call our Yammer network The Tent. The Tent has almost 9,500 users who are mostly lay and professional leaders from Reform Jewish congregations throughout North America. Our users visit The Tent to ask questions, to share information, to find expertise, and to connect with other leaders as a way to strengthen their congregation and … Continue reading Yammer, and The Healing Power of a Hashtag