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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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Size Matters: Internal Networking at Large Companies

Size Matters: Internal Networking at Large Companies By: Itzik Amiel, Bestselling Author of ‘The Attention Switch’; Founder & CEO, Power Networking Academy & Michael Soto, Co-Founder of Spark Collaboration   It’s the morning rush and a flood of your coworkers are … Read More

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Leading Together By Fostering Collective Insight

Leading Together By Fostering Collective Insight Authors: Michael Soto and Dave Fleming, author of Tribal Alchemy — “Why is it always up to me to have the creative idea? I’m tired of being the one that has to come up with … Read More

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RCTs & International Development

Collaboration Over Coffee   Earlier this year, Sustain 17’s Revolutionary Roundtable brought together a broad range of actors to present their work focused on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  I was an invited panelist to discuss how the International Federation … Read More

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The Generalists vs Specialists Debate: A Network Perspective

The Generalist Advantage The Generalists vs Specialists Debate In a recent HBR article, Generalists Get Better Job Offers Than Specialists, Jennifer Merluzzi explains her research with Damon Phillips that showed that specialists could earn less than $46,000 than generalists for … Read More

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Organizational Network Analysis & Relationship Building

The Innovation Kaleidoscope Co-written by Jean Singer, co-editor of The Organizational Network Fieldbook, & Michael Soto, co-founder of Spark Collaboration. There is no such thing as a new idea. It is impossible. We simply take a lot of old ideas and put … Read More

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3 Networking Myths Debunked

3 Networking Myths Debunked By: Itzik Amiel, Bestselling Author of ‘The Attention Switch’; Founder & CEO, Power Networking Academy & Michael Soto, Co-Founder of Spark Collaboration It is important to network.  Networking well is critical to your success.  You’ve undoubtedly heard … Read More

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