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04/07/2020
Mason Smith

Collective Next recently launched an open conversations series dedicated to finding—and inventing—best practices around the way we work now. Our first discussion, Working Better, Virtually, yielded a lively and engaged conversation about our...

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04/03/2020
Bree Sanchez

Along with other parents of school-age children, I have found many virtual water cooler conversations these days revolving around the new, unexpected, and daunting task of “homeschooling.” Being an effective teacher is part art, part science, and at least 50% magic—or rather, wisdom that only comes with experience. As we bemoaned our inability to deliver on our outsized expectations, we started to recognize a pattern in the challenges we are facing:

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03/12/2020
Kristen Bailey


[Image: Virtual breakout groups collaborated using an i­­­nteractive template that was completed on a shared screen and reported back to the full group]

Challenge
Our client, a Fortune 100 company, needed to develop a three-year Diversity & Inclusion (D&I...

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03/09/2020
Liz Ball and Renee Piazza

With global eyes watching COVID-19 and limitations on travel, companies need effective and engaging ways to collaborate in the absence of face-to-face meetings. In-person gatherings have unique benefits, but by combining new technology with appropriate facilitation, your company...

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11/09/2012
Mason Smith

Transcribe is not only a laboratory to test new ideas, it is also a test kitchen for tools that facilitate effective collaboration. The virtual world is becoming more and more mainstream and we at Collective Next have been considering how we can harness its power to bring people together and move them forward. At TEDx Boston 2012, we were introduced to the amazing vritual environment that AvayaLive offers and they were kind enought to build us a virtual office...

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02/23/2012
Mason Smith

Coming together, thinking better, and moving forward is a cool idea. And we at Collective Next are not the only ones who think so.

Woody Allen’s film ...

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10/29/2010
Geoff Amidei

First, let me state for the record that I am not a Luddite. I am in fact a proponent of the nascent but rapidly evolving practice of virtual collaboration. I like technology, and innovation. And I believe that eventually, when the technology and available bandwidth catches up, there will be truly extraordinary power and value in virtual collaboration. Take advantage of the 24-hour clock. Keep...

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