Digital collaboration is made up of three key factors, all of which must be shared equally with those involved, so that work can be done in the digital world Team successfully can be.

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Factor 1: Confidence culture

A trusting culture of sharing and respect for the experiences of others. Here come all these terms like eye level, Esteem, collective Intelligence etc. come into play. Do you have a clear set of rules and a common one? Objective, great things can arise that are more than just the addition of individual contributions.

You bring in different chains of associations during the collaboration and follow different thought extracts that arise just-in-time. Ideally, at the end of the day, you can no longer identify who made the Idea came from. It should be a joint effort in this form unique .

Factor 2: Mindset without competition and hierarchies

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A personal mindset that, for the moment of collaboration, eliminates any competitive and hierarchical situation and is able to communicate with others on the same level.

In this context, keywords like

comes into play as central individual fields of competence. Continuous digitization also enables a more efficient, also more mobile workflow, which ultimately is a more balanced one Work-Life-Balance benefits.

Factor 3: The optimal working environment

A work environment that supports this type of work in transformative work. There are a variety of tools in various fields. For example, we regularly use ether pads in parallel to video conferences. There, several people can write in a “document” in real time. Alternatively, depending on the application scenario, we also use the Google Office package, where you can also work together on texts, presentations, Excel sheets - in real time or with a time delay.

This not only saves time because you don't have to wait for others to process it or don't know exactly which version is the latest. This form of cooperation also promotes the collective creativity (see above). Keywords such as transparency, efficiency and effectiveness apply in this context. Another variant that we use in time-sensitive projects is the shared use of Trello as a project management environment.

Here you can Tasks, deadlines and responsibilities dynamically define, comment and work through together. Combined with Slack as eMailReplacement and, if necessary, Evernote, in order to digitalize personal thoughts or transcripts and exchange them with colleagues when needed, various digital workflows are conceivable here which make the work much more fun and efficient at the same time.

Social Learning and Autodidactic Learning for All: Away with the Educational Institutions?

It has been known for years: Most people learn by doing. "Learning-by-doing" or "learning-on-the-job" accounts for about 70 percent of personal learning. Why do we still stick to the institutionalized Education firmly?

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We learn only 10 percent through institutionalized education

So 70 percent of learning is done by doing, another 20 percent is acquired by teaching others People asked directly what they would do if they were there. And only 10 percent of all know-how is acquired in formal settings, i.e. at school, University, Professional school, Further Training etc.

At the same time, everyone discusses almost exclusively the 10 percent in the subject of education. You are inventing all sorts of new words for it, in order to develop new formats, which allow the 10% to be a more important dimension. Meanwhile, it does not change the formula 70: 20: 10.

A certificate demonstrates what you have on it?

However, it is unfortunately the case that a normal person, who has been socialized in the formal education system, thinks that the actual education takes place only in the classroom. And only one certificate can demonstrate what you have on it.

But because this acquisition is usually not fun, you push the next one Further Training further and further out. What is learned there often has little relation to one's own working or living environment.

Just start

But how do the professionals, who change from one job to the next without ever having worked out a certificate in this area?

The answer: You just started working in the area. As simple as that.

Starting yourself motivated, you start researching the net and somehow ask your way through. Either in self-talk or in forums or in communities or in an increasingly personal way Network Gather the know-how you need to move forward step-by-step.

Autodidactics: High learning curve

The learning curve is immense here, if one is always faced with a next challenge, which requires a little more skills than one already brings. In this way one gets into personal flow and develops further. And if a small course or a compact offer beckons at the edge of the path, which brings a justament closer to the next step at the moment, then you take it with you. Not for the sake of the certificate, but for the sake of the flow.

Especially in times of change Working world, which is undisputedly ahead of all of us: Looking here in your own environment to see how you could develop personally can often be a quicker career step than waiting until a new training program is properly accredited. The formal routines are so slow: One can almost assume that the development in the course of the bureaucratic processes has progressed further since the offer was conceived.

Social learning for all

But how do you document your personal learning curve without "official" certification? How can one Company assess to what extent Employeeshave further qualified in a self-motivated manner?

By simply documenting his work continuously. By blog, XING, LinkedIn, Google+, Twitter, Slideshare etc., you can not only reflect your work, but also network with peers.

So you automatically slip into social learning mode - and that's the best anyway. Those who then keep their profiles on the professional networks clean and connect them to the social services may hardly need themselves in the future apply. The companies then approach you by themselves. You are looking for qualified personnel there.

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