The cultures of collaboration – Inside Knowledge

Covershot of Inside KnowledgeShawn Callahan, Mark Schenk and I wrote a three part series for Inside Knowledge, the print magazine (yeah, I know. So yesterday!) I didn’t think any of it would show up freely available online, but lo and behold, part 2 is currently up. Take a gander… Masterclass: The cultures of collaboration – Inside Knowledge
Masterclass: The cultures of collaboration

In part one of this series we set our definition for collaboration and introduced the idea of team, community and network collaboration. As we move between each of these different types of working together, how do our traditional notions of collaboration and collaborative culture vary?

In Part 2 we’ll begin to explore this question in our journey to build better collaborative workplaces. While we do, it is important to keep in mind that collaboration happens both within and among organisations. Tapping the wider networks outside, collaborating across organisations is an essential part of the collaboration landscape. But for the purpose of this article, we are taking the perspective of at least starting within.

Update: All three parts are available online. The Culture of Collaboration, Shawn Callahan, Nancy White and Mark Schenk, Inside Knowledge, 2008 (3 parts, part 1 here, part 2 available here, part 3 here.)