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Having a collaboration platform is one thing. Getting users to embrace it is another. Learn user-adoption strategies that work.
9 types of collaborators benchmark report
Download this report for a snapshot look at each of the 9 types of collaborators, results from more than 10,000 quiz-takers, comparison of all quiz-takers vs Central Desktop, changes from 2012 to 2013, and grouping strategies for working with your collaborators.Check it out
The 9 types of collabohators
Smarter collaboration is a key to the future of work, but not everyone enjoys cooperation. Occasionally, you will run into a colleague who would rather scheme and obstruct than dream and construct. Left unchecked, these me-firsters will waste your time, wreck your morale and test your sanity. Prepare yourself for the 9 collabohaters!View infographic
Chess Media Group research study: The future of work 2013
Did you know that 86% of workers believe they would be less effective at work without access to social and collaboration technologies? Chess Media Group conducted a global research study in May 2013, surveying over 600 employees on the workplace of the future.Check it out
Would you survive a zombie apocalypse with only colleagues as allies?
Find out how your ability to collaborate affects your chances for survival in a zombie apocalypse with only your coworkers for support. Good luck!Take quiz
The 9 types of collaborators
When you start collaborating in the workplace, you run into some pretty interesting characters. The Stealth Ninja, who peeks at everyone's files. The Dinosaur, who would rather stick to email. The Socialite who updates her status 15 times per day. Recognize yourself? Or your co-workers?View infographic
The Usual Clients infographic
Are outlaw clients kicking up dust at your agency? Don't let The Intruder, The Henchman or Two Face get the jump on you. Learn how to spot eight types of agency clients. Then implement strategies to put their antics on permanent lockdown.View infographic
Collaboration Defender: making of a superhero
Some superheroes are born, others are made. Witness the making of our Collaboration Defender as he overcomes collaboration setbacks ... set to the serenade of a cheery cockroach.Watch video
Why winging it isn’t a strategy
Michael Sampson, collaboration strategist
Can you be successful without a plan for rolling out your collaboration initiative to users? Maybe. But it's going to cost more and take longer, and there's no guarantee your users will fully embrace it in the long run.
Collaboration Defender: outside the box
Alex keeps her most important documents in a box, blissfully unaware that she's courting disaster. Collaboration Defender springs into action, because you just can't collaborate in a box.Watch video
Collaboration Defender: a file in distress
There is no damsel more distressed than a woman who just lost an important file. Armed with version control, an audit trail, comment threads and a 100% wool deflection cape, Collaboration Defender swoops in to save the day.Watch video
Collaboration Defender: collabohaters
The normally mild-mannered Collaboration Defender is forced to take a stand when he crosses the path of his archenemies, the villainous, slacker Collabohaters.Watch video
In the cloud - creative services
Longtime creative director Steve Wilson, who has worked on campaigns for Toyota and Target, describes the creative process and the handoff between account services and creative services. Expect high-flying hijinks in this five-minute video.
In the cloud - account services
How do account-services teams really work? We interview advertising-industry veteran Scott Steer. Expect great insights, comical bobbleheads and a strategically placed fig leaf in this 5:33 video.
What type of collaborator are you?
Are you the Executive? The Socialite? Or could you be the Dinosaur? Take this short quiz to find out!Take quiz
Meet the 9 types of collaborators
Isaac Garcia, Jenn DePauw & Alan Bush
Meet the 9 Types of Collaborators – and learn real-life strategies for dealing with each one. Our panel describes each personality type in detail. What makes them tick, how they help or hurt collaboration, and how to win them over.
Stop pushing, get your team to pull!
Dan Keldsen, Information Architected
Most collaboration deployments rely on luck, or a hope that buying the best will make for success. Unfortunately, that strategy won’t get you far. Learn how to design your implementation to solve actual business problems and to expedite daily work.
Collaboration rollout planner
A successful implementation begins with a solid rollout strategy. The Central Desktop Client Services team rolled out a Training Configurator to make it easier to find the resources you need related to specific work processes.Use toolkit
User adoption strategies for collaboration tools
Michael Sampson, collaboration strategist
Learn how you can maximize your use of Central Desktop and see higher ROI by making stronger, more effective decisions about your company's user adoption strategies.
9 collaborators webisode: Dinosaurs walk among us
We thought it’d be fun to introduce you to the real-life versions of the nine types of collaborators. Meet Kevin, our resident Central Desktop dinosaur.Watch video