Collaboration is a way of working...

                      Training and facilitation - Mentorship - Methodologies

Learning to collaborate means developing a new set of skills and behaviours, and a new level of shared vision and active contribution from your network.

                  Strategy - Technology - Project & Program Mgmt

An organisation that is truly collaborative at its core has the potential to deliver huge impact by enabling coordinated action with huge numbers of people.

                           Change enablement - Community events - Collab health check

At the end of the day, work should be awesome. Collaboration means having a people-centred culture that drives individual and collective well-being.

Latest blog posts

Four Trends for Australian Smart Cities in 2016

Mark Elliott & Colin Fairweather (CIO, City of Melbourne) have joined others to write a summary of some of the trends they are seeing in Smart City activity in respect to their countries. This comes off the back of the Smart Cities Conference, which Mark attended in November 2015. Below is the English transcript of the Smart Cities magazine article Australian component submitted by Mark Elliott and Colin Fairweather (CIO, City of Melbourne) – 1. 2016 will be a year of consolidation […]

Building collaboration capability with the NSW Office of Environment & Heritage

Collabforge has just started on its 4th collaboration project in six months with the NSW Office of Environment & Heritage (“OEH”). These projects have, and are, proving to be an excellent case study on how to build collaboration capability within an organisation whilst helping them deliver on core organisational goals. OEH is a NSW government agency that protects and conserves the natural environment, Aboriginal country, culture and heritage, and built heritage (see more here). Collabforge’s projects with OEH have largely […]

Getting to know Enspiral

At Collabforge, we work with a lot of established organisations to help them adopt a more collaborative way of working. But what if we were to design a new collaborative organisation from the ground up, using the latest frameworks and technologies? What would that look like? Collabforge is one example, but perhaps a more radical example is a collective that started in Wellington, New Zealand, known as Enspiral. In recent months, I’ve gotten to know Enspiral a lot better, and […]

FutureMelbourne 2008 in the Press, FutureMelbourne 2026 Launched!

FutureMelbourne, one of our founding projects, has recently been featured in this publication from Local Government Professionals Australia. We are excited to see this historic project shared with a fresh audience, especially given the City of Melbourne has just launched FutureMelbourne 2026, an engagement process which will refresh the plan through community-generated ideas and insights. FutureMelbourne enabled the City of Melbourne to use online co-creation for bigger and better collaboration – specifically in relation to collaboratively drafting a new city […]

Smart City Expo – 2015

In late November I attended the Smart City Expo in Barcelona. The conference was huge, with more than 14,000 people in attendance. I liked it’s ambitious vision for participants to “Envision the present and future of cities and urban innovation.” There was a lot of representation from international mega cities as you would expect – like London, New York, Istanbul etc. If cities were primates I imagine these guys as the gorillas, totally owning the international jungle in urban innovation. […]

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Collabforge occupies a niche in the market that is new and emerging. None of the bigger players yet “get” this space, whereas Collabforge has a profound understanding of both how people (communities, businesses, government) collaborate and how this is best achieved online.

John McGee
Director, Digital Futures
Tasmania Department of Economic Development Tourism & the Arts

Collabforge delivered a tailor-made approach to change management that operated from inception to project finalisation. Future Melbourne’s success can be measured by our recent win in the 2008 Victorian Awards for Planning Excellence, an achievement that would not have been possible without Collabforge.

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City of Melbourne

Mark Elliott and the Collabforge team provided Parks Victoria with the strategy and solution for a planning web 2.0 application. The Collabforge team generates innovative ideas and have created a professional on-line environment in a timely manner. I would recommend their services to all organisations.

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