You can find great summaries of the various going-ons in our different collaboratories at our blog. We encourage all of our collaboratory members to contribute summaries of discussions they find interesting and valuable (see Posting Blog Entries).
- Designing Meetings
- Choosing Online Tools
- Wiki Best Practices
- Wiki Access Control
- Where To Blog
- Avoid Email Attachments
Catalyzing Collaboration: Facilitating Emergence
What is the Role of an Organization in a Network / Community?
If you can't organize self-organization, then what role does an organization play?
Case studies (see Network Mission Statements):
- Planetwork / 1Society
- Identity Commons (IC1 as chaordic versus IC2 as ?)
- New Progressive Coalition
- Sustainable Civil Society (project of Natural Capital Institute)
- and of course, Blue Oxen Associates
Patterns of High-Performance Collaboration
- Facilitation and Face To Face Events with emergent structure
- Dialogue Mapping
- Asynchronous vs Synchronous Collaboration
Improving Collaborative Tools
Facilitating the coevolution of collaborative tools.
- Interoperability Versus Assimilation
- FLOSS Usability Sprints
Learning Community for Collaboration (via Collaboratories)
Those who deeply understand collaboration rarely self-identify as experts in collaboration. They tend to be domain experts who need to collaborate effectively to do their jobs effectively. (See "Clustering in the Margins.")
We need to think more seriously about the craft of collaboration -- a cognitive framework for thinking about collaboration and expressing best practices. However, we also need to be careful to avoid the Professionalization of collaboration.
Patterns Of Collaboration play a big role.