The Innovation Sweet Spot, that point at which a sufficiently vibrant collaboration culture begins to produce innovation spontaneously, remains the holy grail of innovation and collaboration professionals alike. An ideal future. We have the technology, but are we spending enough time focusing on the human behavioural elements required to get us there?
Designing Collaboration (previously Innosis) design leading digital collaboration tools, including the seven-part diagnostic included in their book, ‘Designing Collaboration’ which outlines what’s required today to assist teams of the future in achieving this highly sought-after goal.
Andrew has recently been advising UK Government clients on their hybrid working strategy for Microsoft Teams and a global sciences firm on digital teamworking skills in Microsoft 365. He has also worked with some well-known organisations on their digital collaboration strategies as well as devising engagement programs. He also works as a facilitator, moderating future workplace peer groups across northern Europe.
Andrew is also co-author, with Alister, of Designing Collaboration – a series of books and tools to boost digital collaboration, team and community building.
He co-founded Designing Collaboration with innovation specialist Andrew Pope, looking at collaboration as the pathway to sustainable innovation. Their focus is simple – change the conversation from collaboration tools to collaborative people.
In September 2018 he published the book ‘Designing Collaboration: An Essential Handbook for Today’s Digital Workplace’, which has been adopted by many organisations as their blueprint for building social collaboration behaviours.