Posts Tagged: Groups

Who says email is no longer an effective means of collaboration?

In yet another article slamming email, and lamenting the lack of alternatives, Robert Barmorth writes, in Collaborative conversation in the post-email enterprise: Email is no longer an effective means of collaboration and some companies have even banned it – but what is the alternative? In the relatively short time of the couple of decades email… Read more »

Why people still use email for collaboration

In How Social Tools Have Failed In the Enterprise So Far, Dennis Duvauchelle writes: Amazingly (to me), most people still rely on email as the primary method of communicating, collaborating and sharing. It does not surprise me that so many people still use email for collaboration. Despite the proliferation of social tools, supported by IT… Read more »

Social Networking does not replace Email Collaboration

Enterprise Social Networking “is the new battleground for all enterprise collaboration vendors:” writes Richard Edward in Moving on from a culture of collaboration by email. There is no doubt that Enterprise Social Networking (ESN) is growing, but ESN does not replace existing enterprise collaboration, especially collaboration using email.

Use a Simple Tool like Email Groups to start Successful Online Collaboration

Whatever technology you use, your main challenge in getting collaboration started is going to be social. So you may as well start using simple technology and work on the social factors. Building Collaboration is a Social Problem not a Technical One Collaboration one of the holy grails of organisations. Everything will go so much better… Read more »

Directly Adding Group Members — Does It Actually Help?

Recently Google removed the feature that enabled a group administrator add members directly to a GoogleGroup, without the need for the new member to take any action. Instead, the group administrator must invite new members, who must accept the invitation before joining the group. At OnlineGroups.Net, we made a similar decision a couple of years… Read more »

Community of Practice-Wrangling

Between 2007 and 2010, I started a community of practice for people who work with biodiversity information systems. At the outset of the project, I was not a member of the community. I did the project as a community of practice wrangler contracting to the Terrestrial and Freshwater Biodiversity Information System programme aka TFBIS. Now… Read more »