The eBook is entitled Two Types of Collaboration and Ten Requirements for Using Them. In it we tackle the topic of collaboration from an information architecture perspective. We find that collaboration comes in two distinct types, social and informational. Social collaboration is people focused, goal oriented and intentional. Informational collaboration is knowledge focused, discovery oriented and accidental. Of the two, Accidental Collaboration is the more powerful and exciting. We discuss how to enable both Accidental and Intentional Collaboration with ten key considerations.
This is not a technical manual, though it does cover key concepts of information architecture and how to free up information from overly-restrictive systems. If you are a SharePoint aficionado, then chapter 10 will give you pause and should be carefully read.
This is an ideal volume for the CIO in your life and any project or program sponsor who is interested in tapping the power of information and collaboration but is constantly thwarted by technology that gets in the way.
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