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Matt Saiia
Thursday, August 25, 2011
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Organizations seeking to foster innovation must resist the temptation to make it solely the domain of specialized programs or tools, and instead focus on creating the conditions that allow innovation to occur and thrive.
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Monday, July 11, 2011
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(…and an invitation to answer a few and win $500 to spend at the Apple Store)We often talk about providing “solutions” to our clients. While this terminology makes sense in a general sense—we do partner with clients to help them overcome business challenges—it belies our core belief that nearly all solutions lie within your organization. As such, we focus not on “providing” answers, but on bringing people together and asking the right questions to tap into their...
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David Rutley
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
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Over the past few months we’ve had the opportunity to work with a variety of MBA students and test collaborative approaches in higher education. One of the concepts that we have been playing with is how to tie the important act of individual reflection in education with collaborative design and feedback.
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John Colaruotolo
Monday, April 4, 2011
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We’ve all seen it before. You can’t quite put your finger on what the point of the presentation is. It looks like it was pieced together from many other presentations. It’s possible that the presenter has spent a lot of time (or not much time at all) putting together this presentation. In the end, it turns out to be a really long-winded, un-focused presentation, and we’re all glad when it gets to the end so we can move on.You know what I’m talking about. It’s that...
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Friday, March 25, 2011
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I love scribing. That’s another term for graphic facilitation. Other terms include “graphic recorder” and “whiteboard artist”, but whatever you call it, it’s essentially the same thing.Scribing is such a unique and wonderful way to communicate and to capture the essence of a discussion or presentation. It can provide a picture to sum up words, a model to illustrate a concept. The possibilities seem endless, and therein lies the danger! I have been asked many times...
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Sunday, March 20, 2011
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Collective Next has run hundreds of strategic offsites over the years and while each one presents its own unique challenges in both design and delivery, there are a few guiding design principles we try to use when approachin them with our clients.  Here are five basic no-no's we strive to maintain.No PowerPointPowerPoint has been an easy target for years so this should be no surprise that it tops our list.  Nothing new here regarding its tiresome overuse,...
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Jennifer Rutley
Friday, February 25, 2011
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Project management is often the element that can make or break the success of a project. When done well, project management creates discipline, structure and accountability. One of the top reasons projects fail is lack of communication across stakeholders, so one of the most important aspects of project management is the ability to integrate workstreams and know when it is time to bring groups together.Thinking about a project manager as the driver of collaboration...
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Tuesday, February 15, 2011
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If you are short on time and you don’t want to read the full post below, but you like language and type and design, click this link right now: Stephen Fry on Language. Just do it. It will make you smile.Somewhere in Slouching Towards Bethlehem, Joan Didion writes, “Grammar is a piano I play by ear.” That pretty much describes my youthful relationship to grammar. As a kid and a teenager, I had enough innate feel for the way words are generally arranged in our mother...
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