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Collaboration today: not in context, not In Situ

  What is meant by collaboration in context in the prior post?  Why is it important?  Let's look first at what is a typical situation today:  Day to day business activities occur across a myriad of systems and communication channels, some of those allow for collaboration among a subset of those executingon those business activities, however they still result in isolation, friction and dispersion… there is a lack of visibility for why decisions were made, what were the discussions that led to an specific outcome, what was the context of it all. Let's illustrate the problems this generates with an example:  Using a simple scenario: Recruiting - Hiring - Onboarding a new employee. For the purposes of this post let's assume we can break it into the following phases - steps:  Defining the characteristics of the ideal candidate - experience, education, location, industry expertise, etc.  Identifying potential candidates, evaluating these candidates in phases, e.g. screening by th
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In Situ Collaboration

  What is Collaboration?  There are a myriad definitions out there, for the purpose of this Blog I want to define it as “The process of people or organizations working together”.  In most of the posts for this blog I will focus on technology, for those I will add:  “The process of people or organizations working together aided by software”. To make it more business appealing lets also include: “to achieve a goal”, but feel the need to clarify: that goal is not always preplanned, which is one of the most fascinating and beneficial aspects of collaboration.  “The process of people or organizations working together to achieve a goal, aided by software”  Why In Situ?   As I have observed collaboration, in business or otherwise, it became clear that context is key. I am certain this is obvious to anyone that has ever collaborated on any type of document or presentation, to optimize for the achievement of the goal collaboration should happen in context, in place.  So why this new Blog?     E