Identifying your influencers

Influencing the Intelligent System

The tagline for my company includes three words: Strategy, Influence, Amplification. Strategy, as a concept, is probably the  most understood of the three — which is not to say that companies are good at strategy, but that most organizations understand that in a hyper-competitive world, you often need to be...

KanBo board with conversation

Upgrading My Kanban Experience in Microsoft Teams

When I launched CollabTalk as an independent research and technical marketing services company on January 1st of this year – building on a 5-year-old brand that I had built around open, community-based conversations on all-things collaboration – I decided to leverage Microsoft Teams as my primary platform. As the CollabTalk...

Improving Team Collaboration

Jump-Starting Team Collaboration

There is no shortage in options for collaboration these days. There are so many competing and overlapping tools and services on the market these days, it truly is a buyer’s market. Of course, the hard part is that there is no single method for collaboration that fits every single organization...

Stonehenge

June 2017 Content Wrap-Up

Shortest. Monthly summary. Ever. Not that I haven’t been writing — in fact, I’ve been completely slammed. But almost all of it has been behind-the-scenes work for clients, almost all of it to be published in the coming weeks and months. Aside from the anemic and uncharacteristic number of posts...

Making SharePoint Sticky

One of the biggest shifts in direction for the user interface of SharePoint in recent years was the alignment of SharePoint lists and libraries with the modern UI of OneDrive. This was a huge shift in SharePoint’s approach, moving the platform toward a much more flexible, dynamic, and user-centric design...

CollabTalk tweetjam and GDPR

Understanding the Impacts of Looming Data Privacy Changes

The handling of personally identifiable information (PII) has long been an issue for the enterprise, but most people don’t pay much attention to how their data is used and stored – until a major breach makes the headlines. However, on May 25th, 2018, the European Union is taking things a...

The Ongoing Battle Against Employee Disengagement

Around the world, one obvious trend in the collaboration ecosystem is the increasing focus on employee adoption. It’s a no brainer — you can spend all the money in the world on technology, but if your employees don’t use it, you’ve failed. Organizations are questioning the value of their structured...