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Welcome to the [[Blue Oxen Associates]] [[Watering Hole]]. This is the gathering point for the many [[collaboratories]] we host.
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Welcome to the [[Blue Oxen Associates]] [[Watering Hole]]. This is the Collab Wiki, a [[Dynamic Knowledge Repository]] of our community's knowledge on all things related to [[collaboration]], as well as a gathering place for our community.
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You can find great summaries of the various going-ons in our different collaboratories at our [http://www.blueoxen.net/blog/ blog].  We encourage all of our collaboratory members to contribute summaries of discussions they find interesting and valuable (see [[Posting Blog Entries]]).
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We also have a place for [http://blueoxen.net/chatter/ informal chatter]; we'd encourage you to participate there as well!
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* [[Collaboration Collaboratory]]
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== First Time Here? ==
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* [[Collaboratory Participants]]
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* [[Collaboratory Tools]]
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* [[Tool Strategy]]
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* [[Glossary]]
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== Collaboration Collaboratory ==
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The tool that runs this site is called a [[WikiWikiWeb|Wiki]]. If you're new to Wikis or this Wiki in particular, please read [[Wiki Zen]], then play in our [[Sandbox]].
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* [[Pattern Repository]]
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If you have questions, post them to the [[Help Desk]].
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* [[Tools]]
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** [[Tool Experiments]]
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** [[Pairing Days]]
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* [[Facilitation]]
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** [[Throwing Great Events]]
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** [[Effective Meetings]]
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* [[Collaboration Games]]
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* [[Collaboration Research]]
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* [[Collective Intelligence]]
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* [[Network Of Practice]]
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* [[Glossary]]
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* [[Reading List]]
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* [[People]]
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== Community Wisdom ==
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** [[Member Stories]]
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** [[How To Join]]
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** [[Blog Roll]]
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* [[Storytelling]]
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** [[Wikis About Community]]
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!style="font-size: larger; background: #0C1844; color: white;"|Understanding Collaboration
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* What is [[Collaboration]]?
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* What are the important characteristics of [[Groups]]?
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* What are the [[Patterns of Collaboration]] that lead to [[High-Performance Collaboration]]?
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!style="font-size: larger; background: #0C1844; color: white;"|Crafting a Collaboration Strategy
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* How can we craft an effective [[Collaboration Strategy]]?
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* What [[Group Process]] and [[Tools]] can we incorporate into our strategy?
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* What should our [[Tool Strategy]] be?
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== About This Community ==
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Much of our discussion is over our [[Mailing Lists]]. We are also experimenting with [[Logged Chat]].
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We are lucky to be part of a large network of practice centered around collaboration. Additionally, [[Blue Oxen Associates]] hosts a number of [[collaboratories]] for different groups and projects.
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Please read our [[Wiki Guidelines]]. If you're new to Wikis, you should read about the [[WikiWikiWeb]], then play in our [[Sandbox]]. We're running [[PurpleWiki]], which has some special [[Text Formatting Rules]].
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This collaboratory (the Collab Wiki) serves as a [[Dynamic Knowledge Repository]] for this community, with wisdom gleamed from all of our different collaboratories as well as our community at large.
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== Support ==
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If you are new to Wikis, read [[Wiki Zen]] and play in the [[Sandbox]].  Ask questions at the [[Help Desk]]. Record problems at [[Wiki Problems]].
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Current revision as of 04:01, 5 January 2010

Welcome to the Blue Oxen Associates Watering Hole. This is the Collab Wiki, a Dynamic Knowledge Repository of our community's knowledge on all things related to collaboration, as well as a gathering place for our community.

We also have a place for informal chatter; we'd encourage you to participate there as well!

First Time Here?

The tool that runs this site is called a Wiki. If you're new to Wikis or this Wiki in particular, please read Wiki Zen, then play in our Sandbox.

If you have questions, post them to the Help Desk.

Community Wisdom

Understanding Collaboration
Crafting a Collaboration Strategy

About This Community

We are lucky to be part of a large network of practice centered around collaboration. Additionally, Blue Oxen Associates hosts a number of collaboratories for different groups and projects.

This collaboratory (the Collab Wiki) serves as a Dynamic Knowledge Repository for this community, with wisdom gleamed from all of our different collaboratories as well as our community at large.

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