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?
Even in these times I continue to be fascinated by how, given the right tools and opportunity, we can come together and make something happen. I have observed many times this phenomena across online communities, physical disasters, education spaces. I believe it shows the best side of the human race and want to continue to be deliberate in studying, practicing and sharing insights for how collaboration in context, aided by software, can really facilitate people or organizations coming together to achieve a goal.
I hope this helps,