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Ross Dawson - To my mind, collaboration spans all of humanity

Ross Dawson - To my mind, collaboration spans all of humanity

One of the very interesting things we are coming to is that where… you know, I think in terms of crowds, in terms of where a crowd is best and where an individual is best. Crowds can be small or large, and I think there is certainly some domains where decision making should be done individually or by small groups that is either less… we get less effective outcomes, or it is just simply too unwieldy to get many people[...]
Ross Dawson - We must focus on developing personal information skills

Ross Dawson - We must focus on developing personal information skills

I very long had a focus on personal information skills. And the… in this,… you know… have this little, I suppose… and from a personal perspective, there are two things. There is the technology that enables to deal with information more effectively to add value to that and to make that useful, the other is the cognitive skills that we have. And you know these are clearly inter-matched, as we get more technology and as we get more information coming in[...]
Ross Dawson - We all try to cope with this blurring between professional and personal life

Ross Dawson - We all try to cope with this blurring between professional and personal life

As individuals, we… and we are all trying to cope with with this personal blurring of boundaries, between professional life, personal life, how they relate to each other, sometimes they are aligned, sometimes they are not aligned. And for many people this is very challenging, we can’t necessarily clock in and clock out and live different lives as easily as we have in the past. So I think that there will continue to be organizations that in some ways demand, you[...]
Ross Dawson - Shifting to a more networked peer learning model

Ross Dawson - Shifting to a more networked peer learning model

Education is vital and I am increasingly turning my attention to education because we look at the future, work is a way of defining our world, education is critical both to educate people and to the jobs that will exist in the future and also the reality that education is now… must be ongoing. We all must be learning continually to be able to contribute in a rapidly changing world. So there are challenges in the… you know the reality[...]
Ross Dawson - We do need to try different technologies

Ross Dawson - We do need to try different technologies

In ideal we always need to develop tools that will, you know, suit the way in which we behave. So it's interesting to see, that for example, micro blogs has emerged as a primary enterprise tool for collaboration, as very few people anticipated that. We looked at the array of different tools and it didn’t seem many people thought “why would I do that?” However, so we… there are many behaviors which are latent within us, and many ways of[...]
Ross Dawson - Organizations only exist if they can create more than sum of the cost

Ross Dawson - Organizations only exist if they can create more than sum of the cost

The organizations only exist or will only exist if they can create something more than sum of the costs, of the individuals working for them. So there is… you know sometimes I just trade my capital, sometimes it is in terms of business processes. Sometimes it’s in terms of the culture of the alignment to bring people together to be able to work effectively together. And this is… you know, there is again no way to be able to pin[...]