While covering project management and collaboration topics for CNET TechRepublic, I had the opportunity to write about Asana, a social task management platform. I liked it so much I started using to manage the editorial checklists I create for articles, blog posts, and corporate client projects.
When it comes to project teams, Asana is a viable substitute for email. I even recommend Asana to freelancers and independents who need to centralize their project task management.
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Technology pundits, consultants, and academics often see the latest online technologies, millennials, and work/life Balance are what drives online collaboration. It takes more than just one of those trends to drive collaboration. It’s about the total culture of so I’ve found during my time as a contract technical writer.
Corporate culture has to promote online collaboration for it to be successful. Culture gives employees space and tools for success to collaborate with their coworkers, contractors, and external customers.
Some integral elements of a collaborative corporate culture include:
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. I’ve also written about Google Apps off and on for a while.
Along the way, I’ve started using Google Sites to capture professional information that I want to keep in the cloud but Evernote didn’t seem like the right tool.
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I’m looking forward to this summer because I have some planned downtime and look forward to catching up on my reading while I’m poolside.
Here are the books I’m planning on reading this summer:
- The Amazon Way on IoT by John Rossman so I can learn more about Amazon’s approach to the Internet of Things (IoT).
- Stop Boring Me! by Kathy Klotz-Guest because I’d love to be able to write funny someday.
- Lovability by Brian De Haaf because I’ve been reading De Haaf’s LinkedIn posts for a while and interested in seeing how he expands his thoughts about company building in a longer form work.
- The Darkening Web by Alexander Klimburg because my current job does touch on some cybersecurity soIlike to stay informed.
- Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull & Amy Wallace has been sitting on my iPad for a while and I’m looking forward to having the time to read it this summer.
What books are you reading this summer?’
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Even in the day of mobile devices and Enterprise Social Networks (ESNs), organizations can’t escape the need to review business and technical documents for accuracy, completeness, and message. I’ve been a student of technical document reviews, for much of my career. In fact, I was a computer book technical reviewer during the great computer book over-publishing of the nineties.
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