One of the first things we've done is an exercise in information overload that is easy to replicate in your own office.
Get a group of four people, nominate one as the subject. Each of the others is responsible for a particular activity that the subject must respond to as follows:
- Person 1: Ask quantitative questions (how much, how long, maths questions, etc) the subject must answer.
- Person 2: Ask qualitative questions (what, why, how, etc) the subject must answer.
- Person 3: Perform physical movements the subject must copy.
Next rotate the roles to the left and repeat for a minute, and so on until everyone has experienced information overload as the subject.
Pat has also shown great videos on collaboration (below - Jeff Howe) and Ushahidi (also below - Erik Hersman) and Open Street Maps, examples of public collaboration in action.