Monday Buzz: How to Enter a New Era of Collaboration

Learn some lessons in how to improve your association's ability to work together. Plus: why you should embrace the walk and talk.

More than ever, organizations have the means for employees, leaders, and volunteers to communicate and work collaboratively. But for many, efficient, effective cooperation remains a pipe dream.

“In short, great workforce collaboration has become a major competitive differentiator today,” Adjuvi Chief Strategy Officer Dion Hinchcliffe writes in a post for CMSWire.

So how can your association fully integrate team collaboration?

Hinchcliffe brings up “social business,” which he describes as “the holistic and dynamic self-organization of the workforce using social tools to rapidly come together as communities.” Good examples are the conversations taking place on instant messaging and content management platforms such as Slack and Chatter.

But social business isn’t perfect.

“The first issue is that unlike earlier forms of broad-based digital communications like email, social platforms for the enterprise don’t generally talk to each other well, or at all,” Hinchcliffe says.

For his full insights into collaboration, read his full post here.

Tweet of the day

It’s MLB’s opening day, and with the #OpeningDay hashtag the league is giving organizations a way to leverage the hype. But as this inapt tweet from Hostess reminds us, you want to make sure your social postings don’t swing and miss.

Other Good Reads

As if you didn’t have enough publishing options to choose from, internet aggregator Digg has begun experimenting with publishing content by third parties.

We’ve covered the intriguing topic of internet archiving before, and now 18F member Eric Mill has written about the implications of Q&A site Quora’s decision to be excluded from the Internet Archive.

Feel like you’re in an episode of “The West Wing” and take your next meeting for a walk, suggests Peter Economy, who outlines seven benefits of walking meetings on Inc.

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Morgan Little

By Morgan Little

Morgan Little is a contributor to Associations Now. MORE

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