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The future of the workplace: How to break free of the status quo

The future of the workplace: How to break free of the status quo

Buried in email and drowning in data? Butting heads with coworkers? Feeling stifled in a cubicle? We have an escape route. The action plan in these pages can help lead to increased profit and productivity, higher job satisfaction and better relationships with colleagues and clients.

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The future of the workplace: Why your job will never be the same

The future of the workplace: Why your job will never be the same

Change is coming to your workplace. Whether you’re in the C-suite or working from your couch, your role is evolving. Lines between departments are blurring. And as social and collaboration tools assert their importance, teams scramble to answer, "Who owns all of this?"

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The future of the workplace: Why you need to change the way you work

The future of the workplace: Why you need to change the way you work

Change or die. That powerful reminder is driving our new series of ebooks on the future of the workplace. We separated our first ebook into three editions: agencies, marketers and enterprise.

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State of Agency-Client Collaboration Report

State of agency-client collaboration

We surveyed more than 500 marketers and agency folks about their biggest challenges in working together. This in-depth report of our findings reveals that 40 percent of creative agencies lose business because they lack collaboration tools.

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Eight Wonders of the Collaboration World

The Eight Wonders of the Collaboration World

Paul Conley, B2B journalist
When people collaborate, the results can be magical. This paper highlights eight of the world's most interesting collaboration projects. Searching for life on other planets. Digitizing books. Improving voice recognition. Singing for a cause. And more.

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State of Agency-Client Collaboration Infographic

Infographic: state of agency-client collaboration

This visual snapshot of our 2012 survey reveals the headaches agencies and clients face when they work together. See why 40 percent of creative agencies lose business because they lack collaboration tools.

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Word of Mouth Marketing webinar

Word of mouth marketing

Andy Sernovitz
How do you create a word-of-mouth marketing campaign? Learn how to find the right people to talk about you, give them something to talk about and measure the results.

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10 metrics for measuring ROI of collaboration

10 metrics for measuring ROI of collaboration

Paul Conley, B2B journalist
Has someone asked you to calculate the ROI of your collaboration platform? How exactly do you measure something that is so central to your business? Learn 10 ways, from increased speed to better customer engagement.

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State of Social Collaboration infographic

State of social collaboration

Social collaboration is not new. Trace its history from 1970, when email was invented, all the way to the launch of Salesforce Chatter. See which types of collaboration are most popular today. And why IDC forecasts 38 percent growth for social business software through 2014.

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The True Cost of SharePoint Toolkit

The true cost of SharePoint

SharePoint is arguably the most established enterprise-collaboration tool. But many customers realize, too late, that their upfront investment is only a fraction of what they really pay for the solution. Assess the complete financial and resource costs of a SharePoint deployment with this toolkit.

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Social Collaboration: Beyond the Buzz

Social collaboration: beyond the buzz

Isaac Garcia, Central Desktop CEO
This webinar unravels the mystery of social collaboration, explaining what it means at its core and how organizations have successfully applied social collaboration to their businesses.

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Can Your Company Survive Without Connectedness?

Can your company survive without connectedness?

Oscar Berg, Tieto
Why is the social enterprise not the reality for most organizations? What’s holding you back? Learn how to drive organizational connectedness – from the bottom up or the top down.

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Structured vs. Emergent Collaboration - Part I

Structured vs. emergent collaboration - part I

Larry Hawes, Dow Brook Advisory Services
This complimentary brief describes two extreme styles of collaboration – structured and emergent. Structured collaboration happens when a manager assigns work to a team. Emergent collaboration takes place when an employee posts a call for help.

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Structured vs. Emergent Collaboration - Part II

Structured vs. emergent collaboration - part II

Larry Hawes, Dow Brook Advisory Services
Part two explains when to use the structured and emergent collaboration styles. Structured is best for standardized work processes, while emergent lends itself to short-term projects. Most businesses require a blended approach, as depicted in a case study.

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How to Improve Relationships with External Collaboration

How to improve relationships with external collaboration

Michael Sampson, collaboration strategist
How can you make external interactions more effective while providing better service to your clients? Learn how to leverage collaboration tools to improve productivity, deliver cost savings and foster continued client growth.

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Successful Strategies for Internal Collaboration

Successful strategies for internal collaboration

Isaac Garcia & David Coleman
Most people think only large enterprises need to collaborate internally, but SMBs share some of the same collaboration issues. Learn best practices for supporting remote teams and how to pick the right tools to support profitable collaboration.

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Effective, Confidential Collaboration with Third Parties

Effective, confidential collaboration with third parties

Michael Sampson, collaboration strategist
If your business handles confidential business data on a regular basis, learn how to securely share data and communicate with your team.

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