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

Go Transparent…Democratize your Data

Yammer, the Microsoft enterprise social network platform, made an important statement about the importance of transparency and collaboration when it released its new Group Insights analytics dashboard last week. Usage information is usually something that is accessible by only a chosen few. Being able to determine how many people have accessed a certain resource online, … Continue reading Go Transparent…Democratize your Data