If you’ve been to this blog before, you’ve likely noticed several posts on the definition of ‘collaboration’, specifically as it pertains to UC&C. You’ve likely also noticed that when people discuss ‘UC&C’, many of them use ‘communication’ and ‘collaboration’ interchangeably.
The reason we’re devoting so much time to this definition is that when you confuse these terms, you miss out on the business and personal value that comes directly from collaboration.
Watch as Dr. Renate Fruchter, the founding director of the Project Based Learning Laboratory Stanford University, discusses the differences between communication and collaboration, and the benefits of defining collaboration as co-creation.
What scenario comes to mind when you think of ‘collaboration’? Is it a meeting in a conference room that produces a list of action items? Is it a conference call where you fight to make yourself heard? What would change if you approached every meeting as time to get work done together?
Over the next few weeks we’ll dive into more detail around what actually has to happen to make a meeting collaborative, from the cultural shifts to the IT requirements. Stay tuned!
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- What Can We Learn from the Most Collaborative Industries? - August 28, 2014
- Bringing People Together Is Key - July 29, 2014
- Guess What Was Voted Best Overall New Product @InfoComm 2014? - July 24, 2014
- Seamless Collaboration at NOVO Construction - July 9, 2014
- As Seen on Forbes: “From Communication to Action – Collaboration Redefined” - July 8, 2014