Randomised Coffee Trials–Improved through Spark.
Spark Collaboration was built on the success of Randomised Coffee Trials (RCTs), a manual process co-designed in 2012 by Jon Kingsbury and Michael Soto at Nesta, the UK innovation foundation. It sounds so simple. Grab a cup of coffee with a co-worker and talk, about anything you want. Now seven years later, hundreds of companies around the world are experiencing first-hand the power of a Randomised Coffee Trial or RCT. Through RCTs, organizations started pairing people at random; encouraging them to have a cup of coffee with someone they’ve never interacted with before or with someone they just wanted to get to know better. Organizations and employees realized through RCTs that there’s real value in stepping away from our technology and plugging in to real human interaction.While technology can divide us, it can also bring us together. Spark took this idea of having a cup of coffee with a colleague and figured out a way to make this manageable in large organizations. As the concept gained popularity, HR managers around the world quickly realized managing an internal social network was pretty time consuming. That’s when Spark Collaboration was born.
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