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Blog posts for September 2015

6 pieces of advice to encourage collaboration inside your company!

Teamwork is crucial within any organization. A good collaboration means to know how to share important information and knowledge within your company with all the team in order to improve your productivity. 

Your data being the core of your business, your teams, your customers and partners you work with, it should be available and easily accessible by everyone.

In order to foster collaboration in your company, you must reconsider your way of working:

1) Encourage freedom of expression

Creativity is stimulated in environments where people can freely express their opinions, without being afraid to be wrong, even if they are in a lower hierarchical position.

2) Appreciate the collective performance

The valuation and performance recognition systems often focus on individual performance. Although individuals want to be recognized for their personal contribution, a balance taking into account the collective performance should exist as well.

3) Facilitate the collaborative work

Sharing attachments in emails, as well as searching for documents throughout the desktop, cloud and enterprise servers can undermine collaboration between employees. Fostering collaboration in your company entails giving the right tools to your employees. Technology has evolved existing specialized tools nowadays that enable us to structure, centralize and share information more easily.

4) Don't overuse emails and choose a more advanced solution

Those who think that email could foster collaboration have it wrong. Email does not rhyme with collaboration, it is just a tool for communication. Technologies are evolving and there are many tools that take into account this collaborative aspect. It is now possible to exchange information in a specific context and not to waste time in finding information related to specific points of the discussion.

5) Break the silos in order to allow the collaborative work

The use of the new collaborative and social tools can break the information silos, improve productivity and develop collective intelligence. Employees can create communities that are dedicated to their work and exchange around common issues while creating links with content produced by other entities.

6) Boost cohesion

It is very important to involve everyone in the team in decision making processes. Not only can they share their ideas, but they could also be more inclined and motivated to implement them afterwards. Furthermore, it nurtures communication regarding the workflow in order to avoid getting stuck in situations where efforts are duplicated.

Learn PAd back to school meeting in Ancona, Italy

After the summer holidays, all the Learn PAd partners have met in the Regione Marche headquarters, in Ancona for the quarterly meeting.  ...

How to implement a successful competitive intelligence strategy in 5 steps

In a global economy which is highly competitive and in a constant evolution, the competitive intelligence is a must have for any organization wanting to ensure its sustainability.

Investing time and money in a competitive intelligence strategy allows to:

  • Anticipate changes
  • Spot opportunities
  • Detect threats ...

Paris Open Source Summit 2015

The XWiki SAS Team will participate to the 2015 Open Source Summit edition (November 18th and 19th) located at "Docks de Paris".

This is the first European event dedicated to Open Source.

Organised by Systematic Paris-Region and Tarsus, this year's edition will deal with Open Innovation issues: existing solutions, trends and revolutions proposed by Open Source softwares. ...

Could Open Source have prevented the Volkswagen scandal?

Since last week, no one could have missed the Volkswagen scandal in the headlines of the media.

Indeed, it seems clear that the German manufacturer has embedded in its vehicles a system to detect particle emissions controls and changed the results in order to comply with the law and the standards required by the EU and the United States.

This scandal raises the debate on the lack of transparency of the proprietary software used in the automobile sector and in the Internet of Things (IoT). ...