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The Exit Interview: too little, too late?

The Exit Interview: too little, too late?   Many organizations hold exit interviews on the last day of employment. According to a Harvard Business Review article from last year, Making Exit Interviews Count, an exit interview serves 6 functions including … Read More

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Procrastinate Your Way to Productivity

Procrastinate your way to productivity I’m late. I’m late. For a very important date. No time to say “Hello, Goodbye”. I’m late, I’m late, I’m late. – White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland With so many projects and deadlines, we … Read More

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Network Science Meets Serendipity

In December we went to the Connected Commons 2016 Summit at Babson College where academics and industry practitioners came together to look at work through a social lens. Creating serendipity was an unexpected topic. The Connected Commons is an open source … Read More

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Spark Collaboration’s Michael Soto gives Keynote at ‘C3: Connectedness and Collaboration for Capacity’

C3: Connectedness and Collaboration for Capacity Nearly 100 community leaders representing non-profit, for-profit and state agencies came together for the 6th annual Community Engagement Day November 11-12, 2016 at UNT Dallas. Michael Soto, co-founder of Spark Collaboration, was the keynote speaker. The … Read More

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Why does focusing on Cross-Selling Not Work?

Why does focusing on Cross-Selling Not Work? By: Sid Shah and Michael Soto   Large firms have vast internal resources that often go un-leveraged. Among these are an array of existing relationships with clients.  It is common knowledge in the … Read More

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Spark Collaboration’s Michael Soto explains how to “Create Powerful Organizational Networks”

FREE WEBINAR: Create Powerful Organizational Networks Spark Collaboration co-founder Michael Soto will discuss how to create powerful organizational networks that increase employee engagement, productivity and innovation. Spark builds upon the success of “Randomised Coffee Trials,” a process Michael helped design … Read More

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How can coffee with a stranger improve productivity?

How can coffee with a stranger improve productivity? By: Gary Lloyd (Gardeners Not Mechanics), & Michael Soto (Spark Collaboration) A major US bank asked MIT to help them understand why the performance of their call center teams varied so much. To … Read More

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Implementing Randomised Coffee Trials

Implementing Randomised Coffee Trials: The Communication Plan Over the past several years, I have worked with hundreds of organizations interested in implementing Randomised Coffee Trials (RCTs), and it has become clear to me that many initiatives fail because they lack … Read More

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The Water Cooler Effect in a Digital World

  The Water Cooler Effect in a Digital World This week’s news that Verizon will buy Yahoo’s internet business has resurfaced Marissa Mayers’s 2013 decision to ban Yahoo employees from working from home. Explaining her decision, she said: “People are … Read More

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