The power of community in the collaborative era

If your business, organisation, NPO, municipality, city or initiative does not have a well-defined community today, you’re missing multiple opportunities. Community is at the very core of the collaborative era and smart businesses are harnessing the power of community to co-create and crowd source.

  • Feb. 17 2016
  • Janice Scheckter

The real stats of business collaboration

Ninety-six percent of executives cite ineffective communication as the reason for workplace failures.  In addressing this, executives estimate that improved communication and collaboration through social technologies could raise productivity levels by as much as 20-25%.

  • Feb. 11 2016
  • Janice Scheckter

What is the story we will tell?

When our grandchildren ask about what life was like, what will we tell them? Will we tell them that we were among the generations that learnt real lessons from the past, that we despised the vast disparities between people, that globally there was enough for all, that this was shared and that we embraced the collaborative era? That we shared ideas and solutions to major and minor challenges with communities that shared purpose?

  • Feb. 4 2016
  • Janice Scheckter

Collaboration is changing the world

FROM PECHA KUCHA JOHANNESBURG

27 JANUARY 2016 - the slides and the transcript

1. Collaboration is the new black and it’s changing the world, often in the most unexpected ways. Thanks to Pecha Kucha Johannesburg for being curious enough around the topic. The image was taken in Tahrir Square in Cairo at the height of the Arab Spring in 2011. People silenced for many years gathered in their thousands. 

 

 

  • Jan. 27 2016
  • Janice Scheckter

My bizarre envy of Newark, New Jersey A city collaboration that became the model of transformation

I am envious of Newark and I’ve never been there. I don’t want to live there either, but I wish I could bottle some of the collaborative magic that has transformed this city and bring it back to Joburg, my city that I love and hate - all at the same time.

  • Jan. 21 2016
  • Janice Scheckter

Millennials and Collaboration – the perfect fit

By 2020, millennials will make up 50% of the workforce, and 88% of them currently say that they prefer an environment that is collaborative over one that's competitive.

  • Jan. 13 2016
  • Janice Scheckter

Collaboration is not the hottest trend for 2016

Content and the re-emergence of email marketing are trends. Video content is a trend. Web Real-Time Communication (WebRTC) (1) is a trend. Collaboration is an era, it’s an economy and mostly it’s a global operating system.

With deepest gratitude to Chinamanda Adichie and how we think of A Better Africa

The danger of a single story is the title of Chinamanda Adichie’s TED talk given in 2009, which a friend just shared. Adichie talks of the many single stories told of Africa where as a continent we’re thought of as a collection of poverty stricken, war torn regions waiting for the west to save us from ourselves.

  • Nov. 25 2015
  • Janice Scheckter

Understanding the biology of the business ecosystem and survival of the most collaborative

Let’s start with the definition of ecology, which is the study of the interactions between living (biotic) and non-living (abiotic) things.

  • Nov. 8 2015
  • Janice Scheckter

Why entrepreneurs have a big appetite for collaboration, while big business finds it less palatable

I write this sitting on a plane having just left Bali en route to Singapore and then back to Johannesburg. I’ve just attended the Entrepreneur Institute Crystal Circle Conference at Vision Villas in Bali under the mentorship and facilitation of Roger Hamilton, creator or Wealth Dynamics and the Millionaire Masterplan.

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