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Communication vs. CollaborationImagine if you are going to buy a new sofa, and instead of entering a showroom you are taken straight into the workshop. Inside there are rolls of fabric, wooden frames of part-built sofas, others that look nearly finished but you can’t quite tell. You pick out one that you like only to be told that it’s last year’s model and no longer...

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There’s an interesting article on how Accenture used gamification to drive intranet adoption. But there’s a risk that game theory (aka gamification) on intranets can reduce creativity and co-operation because it relies on shallow motivators.There have been a number of other good posts on intranet and gamification such as:Alex Manchester:  Enhancing the Intranet with Game Theory and Gaming Mechanics Scott Hitchins on Interact: The Power of...

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[caption id="attachment_511" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo: Calvin Dellinger http://www.flickr.com/photos/cstreetus/3381285097/[/caption]For many years the mantra in knowledge management, and more recently in collaboration circles, has been: "We need to break down silos" Yet silos are so common that I've been wondering if they have a role to play, or if they're an unfortunate side-effect of something else? Here, then, is my list of 5 great things about silos:They can foster...

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