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Collaboration .... takes more than wishful thinking - actKM March monthly meeting

When times are tough it’s important to make the most of available resources. Organisations of all shapes and sizes have spent millions of dollars on ‘collaboration’ software yet the level of sophistication in the way we collaborate hasn’t improved dramatically. It’s time to be more systematic and effective collaborators and this starts with understanding what it really means and not fretting over the functionality of communication software, regardless of how alluring the latest web 2.x version looks.

We need to build collaborative cultures and skills. Not just for our success internally, but also to ensure success with stakeholders, clients, suppliers and partners.

The presentation will focus on the practicalities of developing effective collaboration cultures and skills with plenty of illustrations from our work with organisations like public and private sector organisations, both large and small, local and international.

The foundations are there. The software is available. The need is clearly here. 2009 will mark the tipping point where organisations will move from emphasising collaboration tools to placing the effort on people, on their behaviours and capabilities. We mustn’t forget: it’s people who collaborate.

Presented by Mark Schenk of Anecdote Pty Ltd www.anecdote.com.au

Come along to our first monthly meeting for 2009 at National Archives (for those in Canberra)

Date: Tuesday March 3rd at 5.30 pm

All that is expected is a gold coin donation for drinks and nibbles (if you are partaking of food and drink)

If you wish to know more contact convenor@actkm.org or deputyconvenor@actkm.org

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