Technology and Best Practices for Successful Collaboration in a Web 2.0 World
by David Coleman & Stewart Levine.
Foreword by Jessica Lipnack and
Should Read This Book If you use any type of collaboration technology from
IM/Chat to a virtual team space. The book is most beneficial for teams, groups,
departments, cross-organizational teams and distributed organizations that are
looking at some of the Web 2.0 technologies focused on communication, collaboration
The Authors' Goals are to
help you grasp the full array of tools available. This is to allow for effective
choices tp be made based on the best vehicles for the context, capacity, physical
organization, desired outcomes and purposes of the collaboration. We want our
readers to develop competence and capacity as conscious communicators and collaborative
technology is ushering in a new era of human interactivity, one in which people
around the world will be able to communicate in unprecedented ways. However, humans
are just as complicated on both sides of a fiber optic cable as they are sitting
together at a negotiating table. This book is an invaluable guide to this new
era, marrying the technological savvy of David Coleman with the human insights
of Stewart Levine. I recommend it to anyone curious about the new capabilities
Web 2.0 is opening for human interaction and the ways we can use them to help
us collaborate more effectively."
Colin Rule, Director of Trust
and On Line Dispute Resolution, ebay
2.0' is your secret weapon for successfully bringing people together in ways that
maximize learning, communication and results. The critical tools and insights
will transform your organization and unleash innovation. Change it anyway you
Dr. Vicki Halsey, VP Ken Blanchard Companies and Author
of 'The Hamster Revolution'
2.0 raises some important issues and challenges us to rethink human communication
at the intersection of people, process, and technology. Increasingly people are
using technology to connect up our best thinking, encourage new relationships,
and stimulate innovative problem-solving that transcends culture and global boundaries,
indeed making the world increasingly flat . I particularly like the introduction
at the end to the role collaboration will play in helping us take on the challenges
of envisioning a sustainable world that serves the needs of all people and ensures
stewardship for the planet. It's time to have meaningful, courageous conversations
on a scale not yet imagined that will help us create and live in the dream of
a sustainable world."
G. Lee Salmon, Federal Consulting Group,
Department of Treasury
is the book we have all been expecting and it is no disappointment. Amidst
the hype of Web 2.0, David and Stewart have taken the vision into a stellar practical
pathway for implementation - each chapter gem of insight. There is no question:
this well-grounded book sets the standard for 21st century collaboration in compelling,
consistent and congruent terms. A management book page turner not to be missed
M. Amidon, Founder and CEO, ENTOVATION International Ltd.
the world gets 'flatter' and national boundaries become increasingly meaningless,
legal and business professionals need new tools and techniques for global collaboration.
Coleman and Levine have been working these fields for decades and offer real solutions
for these virtual problems. If you are a legal or business professional who needs
to work with an extended team spread across multiple time zones, this book is
John C. Tredennick, CEO and Founder of Catalyst
Repository Systems, Inc.
provides very timely guidance to all business leaders who must help their employees
learn to communicate well and negotiate projects effectively, and provide team
members with the right collaboration tools and technologies."
Trondsen, Ph.D., Director, SRI Consulting Business Intelligence
a book on collaboration technology by people who actually understand collaboration!
It's about time. Thank you David Coleman and Stewart Levine!"
Avery PhD (www.ChristopherAvery.com), Author of 'Teamwork Is An Individual Skill'
had his finger on the collaboration pulse for a long time, helping people make
sense of what's going on and how to take advantage of the new developments. It's
great to see his new book doing the same with the 2.0 wave of collaboration."
Sampson, Industry Analyst, www.michaelsampson.net
web is interactive. The world is flat. And now David and Stewart explain why and
how collaboration is the next chapter in this evolution of networks."
Jay Cross, Chief Scientist, Internet Time Group
is a 'must have' bible for those of us faced with the difficulty of creating effective
virtual teams that bring products and services to market faster, even though everyone
is separated by time and distance. It balances bringing everyones knowledge
of the available technology to the same level while providing insight and prescriptions
for solving people and process issues that are critical to successful teamwork.
In todays global economy, where project teams everywhere are joining meetings
virtually, this book contains the new recipe for creating an effective distributed
David Martin, the CEO of Smart Technologies
wealth of technologies and working
methods available for teams and
organizations can be overwhelming
for those who are charged with leading
collaborative strategies. But help
is at hand. Authors Coleman and
Levine guide us through the black
hole (or portal) of our familiar
business universe into the alternate
world of virtual collaboration,
24/7 availability, information flows,
and creative partnering."
Verna Allee, Founder ValueNet
me, 'Collaboration 2.0' is a holistic
book that should be read by anyone
interested in productivity, efficiency,
social networking, virtual teams,
and dispersed knowledge workers.
Your book has application in all
fields. This is a book about making
teams be more successful. I will
refer to it often."
Henry E. Liebling, Consultant
and Author of 'The Web Conferencing
Imperative for Collaboration, Productivity,