There’s an increasing understanding that we all have different ways of working. Some of us work steadily, others in intense bursts. Some of us work well in teams, others in solitude. Read more

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The potential of collaborative technology to energize businesses has received a lot of press. However the discussion about how leaders are to lead and manage in a new era of collaboration and technological possibility has received less attention. It’s an emerging field so there are many lessons still to be learned through trial and error over the coming months and years. Having said that smart operators are already beginning to adopt several key ideas. Below we share some of these emergent lessons. We hope they will help you to navigate your team during this time of change.

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We see managers and employees work on increasingly numerous and rich projects.With Oxygen we bring them fresh air to ease and energize daily work.

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We spend many of our waking hours thinking about what makes effective collaboration. What makes good collaboration is as much art as science, but here are three rules that could be just what you’re looking for.

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Upgrading to the cloud is supposed to help your business to be simpler, cheaper and more secure. However, if you aren’t careful you can end up creating uneccessary and costly complexity. Obviously each business comes with its own situation and it’s own advantages and challenges. However there are several points which it is best for everyone to consider before they start changing their IT system.

Here’s our pick of the best advice:

Roadmap, roadmap, roadmap

This might sound too obvious to mention, but it’s vitally important not to get carried away by enthusiasm for the benefits offered by the cloud and jump in before you’ve got a solid plan. Make sure you have a solid roadmap of where you want the cloud to get you, and how you hope to reach that goal. Having a management team that both supports and understands this goal is really important.

Consider your security

With the changes that come from migrating to the cloud you need to make extra sure that your security and potentially the security of your customers remains sacrosanct. Make sure you plan to review any security considerations that may arise before you have to deal with actual problems.

Review the status of your apps

Some apps are ready to plug in and go, others may need re-tooling to fit the bill. It’s important to check the status of each of the apps you hope to run at the beginning so you don’t run into snags later.

Simplify product portfolio

According to BCG, 20% of a company’s portfolio typically accounts for 80% of the profit-making activity. Therefore, by offloading products and services which do not produce significant profits could be a good idea. Firstly, your business’s profitability will improve, but from the perspective of IT, you can remove some of the complexity of your IT organization.

Collaboration tools and techniques

Migration to the cloud isn’t just a new way of storing your information, it offers a new way of working. While in the process of moving over to the cloud it’s important as a management to make sure that managers and IT leaders can work together. This may mean implementing a cross-functional team of managers and IT leaders. It might also mean using a blend of new agile software development tools alongside more traditional waterfall methodologies.

We hope you’ve found these suggestions helpful. If you have any comments or points to raise feel free to share them with through the comments section or on twitter

No team can be successful without effective leadership. Without an effective leader, the team will almost certainly lack focus, clear goals, effective strategy and strong motivation.

However, the truth is that effective leadership is as much an art as a science. This means that experience is the mother of wisdom when it comes to leadership. And in this highly popular discussion which took place on Quora, there is a genuine wealth of experience. In this discussion there are fantastic contributions from NASA astronauts, CEOs, startup founders as well as widely-read authors.

Here are 6 of our favorite pieces of wisdom:

Have a grand vision – Elon Musk, SpaceX CEO, CTO

Garrett Reisman, former NASA astronaut makes some great suggestions inspired by the leaders he has worked with throughout his career in space.
Read Quote of Garrett Reisman’s answer to What is the most important thing you have learned about leadership? on Quora

Be Competent – Ken Ham, Commander Space Shuttle Atlantis

Read Quote of Garrett Reisman’s answer to What is the most important thing you have learned about leadership? on Quora

Are you a boss or a leader?

Louis Abramowski, Founder and CEO @unbenchable draws an important distinction between being a boss and being a leader.
Read Quote of James Altucher’s answer to What is the most important thing you have learned about leadership? on Quora He includes this image which illustrates his point perfectly.

The 30-150 rule, or the ‘vision rule’

James Altucher, the investor, author and blogger takes a different approach by letting us benefit from his mistakes. Read Quote of James Altucher’s answer to What is the most important thing you have learned about leadership? on Quora 

 

We hope you’ve found tese pieces of wisdom both thought-provoking and inspirational. You can read the original discussion on Quora here.