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Thursday, November 25, 2010

The Face-to-Face Complexity of eHealth & Knowledge Exchange


Blog post by Cameron Norman on Christopher's presentation to the Public Health Agency's Knowledge Exchange forum, November 24, 2010. The talk entitled "Finding the Middle Ground in a Spectrum of Collaboration" explored the challenges of collaborative initiatives which are larger than 25 (the size Lipnick and Stamps suggested [2000] would be the limit of effective small group collaboration) and mass collaborations (100,000+) that utilized stigmergic communication and Linus' Law -- "the more eyeballs the fewer bugs". The need to find the appropriate mix of social media and small group collaborative practices to align with the collaboration's complexity was discussed.