112 Building a More Collaborative Organization: What, How, and Why Now

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM Wednesday, February 24

A recent survey by Innovisor, a Social Network Analysis (SNA) company, revealed that collaboration has gotten 30 percent worse during the pandemic. It’s becoming more apparent that merely having social technology and enabling its use is not enough. Without an organizational level focus on collaboration, the continuous learning, creative problem-solving, and innovation needed to overcome today’s challenges is at risk.

In this session you’ll learn what a collaborative organization looks like to better assess the state of collaboration in your own. We’ll discuss how greater transparency and openness extends and expands formal and informal learning opportunities, and what role L&D must play to enable these critical elements of collaboration. Finally, we’ll examine the technology useful in supporting collaboration and the importance of culture in maximizing its potential.

Mark Britz

Director of Event Programming

Learning Guild

Mark Britz is the director of event programming at The Learning Guild. Previously he worked for more than 15 years designing and managing learning solutions with organizations such as Smartforce, Pearson Digital Learning, the SUNY Research Foundation, Aspen Dental Management, and Systems Made Simple. Mark is also an organizational social designer, helping businesses achieve the benefits of becoming more connected and collaborative to improve learning and engagement. Mark is the author of Social By Design: How to create and scale a collaborative company, and regularly presents and writes about the use of social media for learning, collaborative networks, and organizational design.

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