Life during this ongoing pandemic has taught us a few lessons. What used to be exceptions have now become the norm. We are learning new ways of going about our normal business. Where possible, for life to continue unabated, we have transitioned some very important activities which hitherto were done in-person and in physical locations, to online platforms. The buzzwords of today are e-work, e-classroom, and remote.
No doubt, the relics of COVID-19 will continue to be part of our very existence long after an efficacious vaccine has been found and the corona virus has become history. In the workplace, the pandemic has created a demand for some specific skill sets. There is a strong likelihood that those skills will continue to feature prominently in future job descriptions.
Gwen Moran highlights six skills that employees will need to thrive in a post-pandemic workplace. Of particular importance for the purpose of this post, is the need for potential new hires to master the use of digital technologies and collaboration tools. Most organizations will continue to use hybrid models in their operations and the ability to adapt will be necessary.
In order to collaborate with a purpose to meet the needs of all manners of remote staff and work teams, YourKnow is the platform that delivers with a focus on a word as the end product. Now more than ever, employees would have to be better with their words. With more people working remotely, communication management is a must have. There is no better collaboration tool that equips groups to co-write in real time as well as sequentially in an efficient and effective way like YourKnow. The file permissions functionality built into the group feature allows Admins to have control over what gets shared and with whom. Just Me is yet another feature which is a user’s personal space to write and/or upload their reflections, meeting minutes, and notes which can be shared with group members if so desired.
This is just one of many ways YourKnow is making it easy for you to use this platform. Visit YourKnow today and register to become a user for a better work life.
We have been told that sharing is a relic of pre-modern societies. It’s the hallmark of communal, egalitarian systems where the mantra “sharing is caring” finds its truest expression and meaning. The Sharing Economy is now upon us. People and organizations are creating markets in sharing by facilitating exchanges. The Sharing Economy is destabilizing traditional businesses. Paz Gómez in a published article “How the Sharing Economy Liberates Us” posits that the collaborative economy makes good use of the communications technology we have in this 21st century to gain competitive advantage. This has been responsible for the respective success stories of Uber, Cabify, Airbnb, and many others.
YourKnow is the platform that responds to the spontaneity of the human spirit. It facilitates the cultivation of minds. It encourages the sharing of intellect. There is no feature accentuating sharing and real time collaboration more than YourKnow’s “passing the pen”. Group members can interactively work together and make edits in the same document in real time and pass the pen back and forth as each member makes edits or additions to the document.
As a registered user who is a member of a collaboration group, you can schedule a live online event with other group members. From the landing page, put your cursor on Collaborations and in the drop-down menu select Groups Membership. You will see all the groups that you belong. Choose a group and use the Events/Calendar tab to schedule and invite others. The invitees will then receive notification alerts.
The organizer must start the event at the scheduled time and that will open the writing pad and a chatroom for instant messaging. The invitees can work together in the writing pad by passing the pen between or among them.
Sharing is just one of the many ways YourKnow is making it easy for you to use this platform in your daily life. Visit YourKnow today and register to become a user for life.
A couple of
weeks ago (9/26/19), in the midst of all the impeachment inquiry, there was a
Congressional committee hearing on opportunities for
increased civility and collaboration in Congress. There is no
argument over the fact that in every human institution and endeavor,
collaboration between and among parties is key. We use collaboration to build
trust, confidence, and influence. In the
Congressional hearing, George Mason
University associate professor Jennifer Victor suggested that to fight
polarization, the House can develop an internal Facebook-like platform to
in graduate school, I learned something that has stayed with me since. People
always talk about making compromises in life in order to forge ahead. When you
compromise, both sides give up something in order to get most of what they want.
However, when you collaborate, both sides only add to the final product making
it a win-win for everyone involved.
YourKnow was created to bring people together to collaborate, cultivate minds, and to share. We have gone to great lengths to determine the ideal collaboration features necessary to facilitate healthy working groups. It is this mix of features that allow for civility and collaboration during public discourse and a desire to build something greater together than could be built alone. As a registered user or publisher, you have the ability to create new groups that are either public or private depending on how you plan to collaborate. From the landing page, click on the Collaborations menu item and then click on Create Group. Once your new group is created, invite other users who share your passion.
The other features within the Collaboration menu
Membership – shows a list of all the groups that you are currently a member
Groups – provides a full list of all created groups and there is a search tool
are the rules of engagement for either private or public groups
Collaboration is just one of the many ways YourKnow is making it easy for you to use this platform in your daily life. Visit YourKnow today and register to become a user for life.