Doing What You're Passionate About
OCTOBER 30, 2012
If you’re lucky, there is some aspect of your professional life that your passionate about – something that sparks your intellectual curiosity, something that compels you to advocate for something or someone – something that actually inspires you. The journey continues…. In The News
E2.0 Santa Clara: Architecting the Building Blocks of Enterprise Social Networking
NOVEMBER 12, 2011
Slideshare did not handle the builds and colors correctly but you should be able to decipher most of how the presentation flows. Enterprise 2.0
Literature Review: Improving Work Practices in Times of Change
NOVEMBER 21, 2011
Below is the literature review submitted today for my Understanding Media Studies course. Next up: a mock thesis due early December. . Introduction.
Activity Streams: Moving Beyond Event Aggregation
JANUARY 17, 2011
When it comes to 2011 trends, I posted earlier on " Enterprise 2.0: A Transition From Destination Site to Platform Services ". Rather than publish a short list, I wanted to take some time to explore each trend in more depth. In this post, I want to examine the topic of Activity Streams. Level of insight : Inconvenient truth beneath the hype. effort.
Towards A More Participatory Culture: Enterprise Q&A
JANUARY 19, 2012
In October of 2011, AIIM (the Association for Information & Imaging Management, a non-profit research, community and educational association), published a survey-based report that examined social business and Enterprise 2.0 John summarized the work and results of the study. Why the growing interesting in Q&A applications? E2.0). .
Design Considerations For Enterprise Social Networks
AUGUST 2, 2012
While enterprise social networking has been covered extensively in the media and by IT analyst firms, one of the least discussed aspects of the topic has been the issue of design and the potential impact of design on employee adoption of such tools and applications. At the June Enterprise 2.0 Social theory and design. Work and personal value.
The Human Network: Adding Social Context To Enterprise Architecture
JUNE 3, 2011
Delivered September 2010 as the IASA conference in NYC: The Human Network: Adding Social Context To Enterprise Architecture. Enterprise 2.0
Driving Organizational Change with Social & Collaborative Technologies
JUNE 3, 2011
Delivered at Interop, May 2011, Las Vegas. Driving Organizational Change With Social & Collaborative Technologies. Enterprise 2.0
Missing Pieces: The Activity Stream Aggregator
JANUARY 1, 2012
Industry discussions on the value of activity streams have been going on for a few years. The concept is pretty straightforward. Social network sites (e.g., For example, in Facebook this capability is referred to as a News Stream. That permission might be direct, or indirect (e.g., a “like” gesture results in a subscription subsequent updates).
Leveraging Use Case Scenarios To Illustrate Social Media & Social Networking Risks
JUNE 3, 2011
Delivered at AiiM info 360 March 2011, Washington DC. Social Media & Social Networking: A Cautionary Tale. Enterprise 2.0
Enterprise 2.0 Five Years Later: From Tools To Platforms To Ecosystems
JUNE 6, 2011
In 2006, Andrew McAfee’s article on Enterprise 2.0, along with subsequent works, helped organizations think about how people use social software to more effectively share information and connect with one another. With an initial focus on tools (e.g., blogs, wikis), organizations undertaking “E2.0” While business objectives driving E2.0
Enterprise 2.0: A Transition From Destination Site To Platform Services
JANUARY 4, 2011
I wanted to avoid the dramatic posting of trends that are brief, and fail to either say all that much, or provide the necessary context and rationalization for positions taken. Instead, I thought I would take some time to reflect on what is happening and assess some of the transitions in a way that you hopefully find helpful. implementations.
Enabling Participation: More Art Than Science
JANUARY 25, 2011
Over the years, I’ve talked to a lot of project teams and people involved in Enterprise 2.0 initiatives. What I’ve derived from those interactions is that the biggest hurdle to success has to do with the “soft” issues related to adoption. the value of participation). It remains "more art than science" as the saying goes. High-Level Bootstrapping.
Youth & Privacy: Research Shows That They Do Care
DECEMBER 22, 2011
There’s an unfortunate myth that persists when it comes to youth and privac (at least in my opinion, based on research and findings I've read). If we take the "oops" examples aside, what I've summarized is that there are . lack of media literacies (e.g., skills, competencies) when it comes to using social media. link].
Drawing Parallels & Making Connections Between Youth & Employee Learning
JANUARY 6, 2011
Below are two videos that I thought have some of those attributes. They are not about the enterprise, E2.0, Job A, Job B, Company X, Company Y). .
Collaborative Thinking: The Value Of Being A "Generalist"
FEBRUARY 4, 2008
What does it take to be "good at everything but nothing in particular"? The article below does a great job at describing traits necessary for people to excel in a variety of jobs and professions. Well articulated and worth reading
Adding Social Context To Enterprise Architecture
APRIL 5, 2011
Social networking is redefining the workforce and creating a new frontier for enterprise architects. Increased mobility, generational shifts, new tools, and the changing digital lifestyle of workers bring an opportunity to embrace borderless relationships and foster collaboration in an open environment. Design for a New Social Dynamic.
Enterprise 2.0 Workshop: Organization Next (Screencast Overview)
JUNE 16, 2011
The Enterprise 2.0 Conference in Boston next week will include a workshop on Monday afternoon titled "Organization Next". In this screencast (see link below), I provide some background context to the workshop and outline some of the issues we'll be tackling. Enterprise 2.0 Workshop: Organization Next (Screencast Overview). . . Enterprise 2.0
Looking Back - Moving Forward
AUGUST 9, 2010
have thoroughly enjoyed my years in this profession. Over the years (Meta Group, Burton Group, and Gartner) I have covered different research “beats”.
Organization Next: Managing the Networked Workspace
MARCH 11, 2011
The Human Capital Institute is offering a webinar sponsored by Cisco that will air on April 26, 2011; details below: Organization Next: Managing The Networked Workspace. Social, economic, environmental, and technological forces continuously transform the relationship between organizations and employees. Commentary In The News
Enterprise 2.0 Conference: Call For Papers Community, Voting Process
JANUARY 10, 2011
For the upcoming Enterprise 2.0 conference in Boston this year, I have submitted three sessions that I hope the community finds helpful and relevant. Cisco coordinates submissions so you may find these under the name of “ SGumpert ” rather than my name. Sandra is coordinating the submissions. I have elaborated on my sessions below. Thanks!
Design Considerations For Enterprise Social Networks: Identity, Graphs, Streams & Social Objects
JANUARY 26, 2012
I've submitted a proposal for the Enterprise 2.0 conference in Boston. Feedback appreciated on the session and if it's worthwhile, indicate so with a "thumbs up". Thanks. link]. . Enterprise 2.0
Millennials at Work: Reshaping the Workplace: Research From PwC
DECEMBER 15, 2011
Interesting research on workforce trends: PwC Survey: Millennials at work 2011. View more presentations from PwC. . .
Abstract: Social Capital: Its Origins and Applications in Modern Sociology
DECEMBER 29, 2011
Source : Portes, A. 1998). Social Capital: Its Origins and Applications in Modern Sociology. Annual Reviews. Abstract. Portes is professor of sociology at Princeton University. His primary focus is on economic sociology with an emphasis on immigration and urbanization. social capital). Enterprise 2.0
Annotated Bibliography: Background For Literature Review Project
NOVEMBER 7, 2011
Due to the storm and subsequent outages that hit CT last week, my annotated bibliography is not as complete as I originally intended but it's almost there. There are several additional resources I plan to add. References. Albrechtslund, A. 2008). Online Social Networking as Participatory Surveillance. First Monday, 13(3). Retrieved from [link].
Efficiency vs. Exploration
SEPTEMBER 4, 2008
FYI, I enjoyed reading the article: Wellsprings of Creation: Perturbation and the Paradox of the Highly Disciplined Organization ??? HBS Working Knowledge. Executive Summary: Many organizations struggle to balance the conflicting demands of efficiency and innovation. However, this efficiency often comes at the cost of long-run adaptability.
Mock Thesis Proposal: Personal Support Networks During Periods Of Employee Transition, Part 1
DECEMBER 12, 2011
Abstract. Social Network Sites (SNS) create multiple affordances employees leverage during their employment lifecycle. In this Masters Thesis, I examine how a SNS helps employees during transitional periods such as: joining the company, moving into a new position, and navigating through organizational disruption. Proposal and Rationale. Description.
Avoid Profile Potpourri
FEBRUARY 1, 2009
Connectbeam is one of those first-movers in the market that often gets overlooked but they continue to do some creative things (see below).
Participation Models: Observations On The Future Of Civic Engagement
FEBRUARY 23, 2011
Interesting study worth reading. Long-range "food for thought" as generational shifts change the nature of participation in the workplace as well. What engagement models transfer, etc. Does the Internet make for more engaged citizens? For many youth, the answer is yes, according to a new study by civic learning scholars. Posted February 23, 2011.
Screencast: Employee Profiles & Social Network Sites
OCTOBER 19, 2010
I recorded a short (11 minute) screencast this morning to help a customer better understand the role of employee profiles within social network sites. Screencast: Employee Profiles & Social Network Sites. In this screencast, Senior Technical Solution Manager Mike Gotta discusses the evolution of employee identity within the enterprise.
Facebook's Zuckerberg Says The Age of Privacy is Over
JANUARY 10, 2010
Hmm - I think it matters more that the the Office of the Privacy Commissioner in Canada says. what the EU says and so on - than what Facebook itself would prefer to believe. Once you're classified as a data controller things change as institutions and other advocacy bodies become involved in the affairs of business organizations.
Year-End Thoughts On Social Media, Social Networking Social Analytics
DECEMBER 23, 2009
Previous posts: Year-End Thoughts On Enterprise 2.0 & Social Software (Part 3). Year-End Thoughts On Enterprise 2.0 & Social Software (Part 2). Year-End Thoughts On Enterprise 2.0 & Social Software. Social Media. Earlier this year, there was a noticeable spike in my inquiry load concerning social media. Facebook Connect). Enterprise 2.0
Abstract: Tweet Tweet Retweet: Conversational Aspects of Retweeting on Twitter.
OCTOBER 10, 2011
Source: danah boyd, Scott Golder, and Gilad Lotan."Tweet Tweet Tweet Retweet: Conversational Aspects of Retweeting on Twitter." Proceedings of HICSS-42, Persistent Conversation Track. Kauai, HI: IEEE Computer Society January 5-8, 2010. Abstract. Twitter’s lack of structured messaging is both a strength and weakness. Media Studies MA Class
Privacy & Social Network Sites: A Case Of Conflicting Agendas
JANUARY 27, 2010
Earlier this year, Facebook's Zuckerberg said that the age of privacy is over. In this case, I believe it's both.
Getting Ready For Enterprise Connect
FEBRUARY 17, 2011
I will be heading to Enterprise Connect - looking forward to someplace warm without 80+ inches of snow! - the post below sets the stage for what I'll be doing (Cisco Quad): One of the new themes at this year’s Enterprise Connect conference is “The Social Enterprise”. The topic should be viewed as a welcome addition to the event.
Browse, Build and Share Real-time Streams with DataSift
JANUARY 17, 2011
An interesting read given my post today on Activity Streams: A core feature of the real-time web is the continuously updating real-time streams of information. These streams are commonly generated by social networks and with the continued uptake of social networking the amount of information is only going to increase. via blog.programmableweb.com.
Social Network Sites As Connective Infrastructure
JANUARY 4, 2011
One of the more interesting articles I came across while on winter break was the dissertation abstract and presentation below on the role social network sites play as people adapt to different life transitions. The topic of "transitions" and its influence on identity is interesting and perhaps not always an area of focus within the E2.0 community.
Expertise Location: Don't Forget Process & Cultural Factors
OCTOBER 25, 2010
The post below on expertise location is an update from an earlier Collaborative Thinking post " Expertise Location: Not Just A Tooling Issue " published on January 28, 2010. Over the past few years, as organizations deploy social tools, expertise location has become one of the more common solutions associated with "Enterprise 2.0". .
Collaboration: It's Not About The Tools
OCTOBER 21, 2010
A few of my recent blog posts have started a bit of a debate - which is great! Peter O'Kelly (former Burton Group analyst and now at Microsoft) responded to my points with this post. Peter remains committed to a framework we all contributed to that he has since refined. His post is worth reading. Craig's post is also worth reading. .
Stigmergic Collaboration: Environments Matter
OCTOBER 13, 2010
Another interesting article (2006) - key points I think are relevant but overlooked when it comes to the concept of stigmerg y and its influence on collaboration: the role of communication to enable effective collaboration, and the influence of "social negotiation" to guide the collaboration process of small teams. circles. Stigmergic Collaboration.