This blog is about collaboration practices and technologies, mostly. It is a place to chronicle and discuss collaboration in all its forms — between individuals, communities, and organizations. There will certainly be content presented on collaboration technology. However, it is my intent to also write about the people and process aspects of collaboration, which are the hardest part to get right.
While collaboration is the primary subject of Together, We Can!, other topics will be taken up as well. One of those is the role of the individual knowledge worker in the Web 2.0 era. Much has been written by others about how Web 2.0 technologies and generational shifts in attitudes are changing the contract between employee and employer. However, most of the existing literature on Work 2.0 has been targeted to employers, rather than to individual employees. I intend to write about Work 2.0 from the latter perspective in this blog.
I also have interests in other areas of business management, including strategy, business models, innovation, marketing, and sales. I have also been involved in endeavors in the arts, education, and non-profit arenas and those continue to be important facets of my life. So there will be sporadic posts here addressing all of these issues.
Lastly, there is a disclaimer to be made regarding this blog. Its title is not intended to suggest any relationship to the Together We Can Initiative of the Institute for Educational Leadership. That fine program does, however, share my fundamental view of the powerfully positive difference that collaboration makes in our ability to achieve goals and objectives.