Author Archives: Michael Soto

Forging Global Unity with Randomised Coffee Trials (RCTs) at the Red Cross

HRZone interviewed Michael Soto (Spark Collaboration) and Shaun Hazeldine (IFRC) regarding their recent Employee Engagement Award in the ‘International Project of the Year’ category.   The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies won our ‘International Project of … Read More

Spark Collaboration: Stressing Social Interaction

Spark Collaboration helps companies, associations and other groups “systematically connect people one-on-one for greater collaboration, innovation and knowledge sharing.” The Spark Collaboration platform matches people face-to-face for real time social interactions. “By meeting over coffee, lunch or video, people can … Read More

Spark Collaboration and IFRC Win Employee Engagement Award

This week The International Federation of Red Cross Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and Spark Collaboration won top honors in the International category at the inaugural North American Employee Engagement Awards. The Employee Engagement Awards and Conference inspires, recognizes and celebrates the … Read More

Michael Soto to speak at The ODNNY Salon

Michael Soto to speak at The ODNNY Salon   Spark Co-Founder Michael Soto has been selected to be an opening speaker at the The Organization Development Network of NY (ODNNY) Salon on May 18, 2015, from 6-8pm. Michael will be … Read More

IFRC and Spark Collaboration named a finalist in the International category at the inaugural North American Employee Engagement Awards

IFRC and Spark Collaboration named a finalist in the International category at the inaugural North American Employee Engagement Awards New York – May 7, 2015 – IFRC has been shortlisted in the International category for The Employee Engagement Awards as a … Read More

Igniting Serendipity: Spark Collaboration chats with Bracket

Igniting Serendipity: Spark Collaboration chats with Bracket   A couple years back Nesta, the innovation charity, did a little experiment that caught my eye. They were randomly matching up people in their organisation for coffee meetings, which they called Randomised … Read More

Michael Soto to present at Knowledge Network West

Michael Soto to present at Knowledge Network West Spark Collaboration co-founder Michael Soto will speak to the Knowledge Network West community on March 19th, 2015 on “Conversation for Knowledge Sharing and the Randomised Coffee Trials”. Come along to learn how … Read More

Relationships: The Key to Increased Productivity and Creativity

At some point, you’ve probably stopped to think about someone you know, “Wow, she has very good ideas.”  Since ideas are expressed to us by an individual, it seems natural to recognize this person for their views and by extension … Read More

Spark Meetings

The Big Impact of Small Meetings

The twin challenges that All Staff meetings respond to are how to communicate effectively and at scale. While they may be the most direct manner to communicate to everyone in the company, the approach is filled with flaws. In the … Read More