*******www.ibm****/services/us/cio/ciostudy/lessons-learned.html?cm_mmc=agus_cioviddistr-20100219-uscxv100-_-v-_-clarke-_-yahoo Mobile phone provider Nokia's SVP and CIO John Clarke describes how a focus on collaboration tools among employees benefits workplace productivity. The initiative helps reduce costs, while elevating corporate social responsibility.
John Clarke SVP & CIO, Nokia:
I’ve been involved in Nokia in our Way of Working—our WOW—our mode of operation and
thinking about how we get things done as a company. Being fairly new at that time to the
company, I was more than fascinated by understanding how people work, how teams work, how
employees work together. What we quickly identified was that it’s important that employees
collaborate collectively. We are a global company. We have designers and engineers all over the
globe, all of them with great insight. It was difficult to bring them together, to collectively
engage. The innovation here was to quickly incorporate and deploy telepresence, the way of
bringing in high-level, studio-quality facilities to let them easily talk to each other, to exchange
information. You’d have designers, for example, working on a device. They’d like to talk about
the screen or the keyboard layout.
[We’d] give them such facilities that they could look at the detail, but they could be in
California, in London, and in Tokyo. The innovation was to give them that facility. It had
multiple benefits. For one, the designers loved it because they could meet without any need for
flying or travel. The facility was so good it felt like being face-to-face. It also had a huge benefit
from an environmental concern because employees are enthusiastic about environmental concern
and social responsibility. It ticks another box in my view on how good they feel. Of course, it
also saved us money through travel and wasted time. What we talked about quite actively here is
less time flying, fewer air miles, and more family miles. Spend time with the family rather than
spend time traveling at weekends. You can utilize technology. We discovered that by some
external research. Actually, in utilizing that technology, it can have multiple benefits. It can help
people do what people like to do, which is collaborate and engage.
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VO: The average employee loses 5.3 hours per week on inefficient processes. Two thirds of employees believe there are colleagues who can help them do their jobs better, they just don’t know how to find them – and 42% of people say they are forced to make decisions with the wrong information at least once a week. Turns out, the way we work isn’t working. But what if there was a way for CIOs to take the busyness out of business? There is, and IBM can help. Every day, IBM helps millions of employees from companies around the world gain instant access to people and information through collaboration solutions. Optimizing talent and technology? That’s working smarter, not harder.
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Discover how organizations benefit from secure and reliable collaboration in the cloud:
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The Collaborative Habit: Life Lessons for Working Together by Twyla Tharp. Synopsis by Randy Mayeux for First Friday Book Synopsis. Distributed by Tubemogul.
Music & Dance Academy Ballet 1 and Guitar Ensemble students collaborate to present "Gymnopedie" by E. Satie, translated for guitar by M. Lich in the 2010 Spring Gala in Tucson Arizona. Dance teacher, Jeffrey Rockland and Guitar instructor is Michael Lich. Distributed by Tubemogul.
This four-year collaborative nursing degree program is offered in partnership by Ryerson University, Centennial College and George Brown College. You will complete your first two years at Centennial and the final two years at Ryerson. Faculty will be from both college and university. The Bachelor of Science Nursing program is committed to creating nursing leaders who are highly competent, knowledgeable and committed to playing an integral role in shaping the future of health care. You will be prepared to work with persons and communities of diverse backgrounds, ages, and degrees of health and illness, in a variety of contexts.
Our curriculum has five themes which are reflected in all years of the program at varying levels: primary health care/health promotion; reflective practice/critical thinking; meaningful relationships/caring/communication; political/ social justice; and personal/professional development.
You will complete required professionally-related courses in areas such as anatomy and physiology, nutrition, ethics, psychology and sociology, as well as a series of required and elective courses, selected from other disciplines, to enhance and support the broad knowledge base required of professional nurses.
What do you think? We are at the start of the "Big Shift" away from the 20th century defined by hyper-consumption towards the 21st century, an age of Collaborative Consumption.
But just how LARGE and FAR-REACHING is this groundswell?
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Governments around the world are finding ways to help develop a sustainable infrastructure by improving information technology, social and energy policies, and collaboration.
Rich Williams, CIO of AstraZeneca, discusses how effective leadership through business innovation and collaboration can increase productivity and the bottom line.
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