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Three Ways Human Networks Can Help Drive Change

Partnering Resources

According to a 2006 McKinsey survey, only 38 percent of change initiatives were completely or mostly successful at improving performance.

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Social media: a new type of hammers for change facilitators in organisations

Joitske Hulsebosch

We wrote this for the change facilitators working in and with organisations on change. change management social media

2011 81

Connections are Different than Relationships

Alchemy of Change

Let me explain why I don’t anymore because I think it sheds some light on how relationships form over time. That line is their relationship.

Herding the Smart Cats: Successful IT Change Leadership

Partnering Resources

Herding the Smart Cats: IT Change Leadership. Other times, this is a challenge, like when trying to change behavior. Employee Engagement.

2012 39

Literature Review: Improving Work Practices in Times of Change

Collaborative Thinking

Improving Work Practices in Times of Change. photos), tend to bring people together enabling ties to form (Engeström, 2005). Conclusion.

2011 75

How Our Narratives Inform Our Hopes for Change

How to Save the World

Do we need to believe that the economics of oil production will be the key driver in changing our economy and how we live?

2014 16

Trust and Networks

Alchemy of Change

When people trust each other, it’s easier to respond to change in a smart, coordinated way. Trust makes networks work. In Trust We Trust.

2011 155

SXSW Notes: Content As a Means for Social Change

Portals and KM

This is the session on Content As a Means for Social Change led by Biz Stone, CCO/Co-founder, The Obvious Corporation and Brian Sirgutz, SVP, Social Impact, AOL/Huffington Post. Given that content takes up most consumers' time on the web, it's time to harness it as the most effective way to drive social change in the real world.”.

2012 16

F-Suites for C-Suites: 4 Futures Thinking Toolkits To Help C-Suite Leaders Thrive in a World of Change « emergent by design

John Tropea - Delicious Faciliatation

Suites for C-Suites: 4 Futures Thinking Toolkits To Help C-Suite Leaders Thrive in a World of Change. The world is changing. support.

2012 36

Learning from the “Rules” of Etegami: It is fine to be clumsy

Full Circle Associates

Unlike many other forms of traditional Japanese art, there is no “model” etegami painted by a master for you to imitate. It’s good to be clumsy.”

2014 27

John Chambers on Cisco: We Will Make Changes

Michael Sampson - Currents

John Chambers, CEO of Cisco Systems, announced a range of changes to fix the ailing company : " Cisco Systems Inc. Chief Executive Officer John Chambers, after reporting disappointing earnings four quarters in a row, will makes changes aimed at regaining the company’s lost credibility and sharpening its focus. and Juniper Networks Inc.,

Agile international development?

Net-Map Toolbox

Responding to change over following a plan. “Working software over comprehensive documentation”  Some donors seem very focused on extensive documentation, pre-defined evaluation and filling out forms, and less insistent that the project or product actually works on the ground. software by doing it and helping others do it.

Empherality, KM, Inner Reform and Social Impact

Full Circle Associates

Knowledge management as social system change requires an inner reform of people involved. Blogs are ephemeral. For example here and here.)

2015 13

Introducting social media in organisations to improve the learning function is more difficult than you may think.

Joitske Hulsebosch

The report is very interesting, because it shows that the actual practice of changing habits in organisations is very hard! They allowed me to blog about it and I think it has some valuable lessons like shape such a process as a real change trajectory (I'm personally convinced about this). change management elearning organisation2.0

2012 25

BIG CHANGE Webinar Series Starts Today

Nancy White

For the last two years I have been part of Nexus for Change. This year we decided to take a break from the work of putting on a F2F gathering and a subgroup has been preparing for some online work, this time in the form of the BIG CHANGE Webinar Series. Go to and click on Big Change to register.

Blurring the Dividing Lines

Hildy Gottlieb

Changing the World Stuff I'm Thinking About Words Matter community development social enterprise social entrepreneurMore Effective Question.

Reflections on Community Manager Appreciation Day

Online Community Strategy

The day surfaced a lot of great questions that the industry is struggling with, including where and how the Community Manager role (and related team roles) should evolve, how community management changes by online touchpoint, and how to deal with burnout in a very high-touch and sometimes emotional role.

2013 31

Is evaluation a cost or an investment?

Net-Map Toolbox

Change Management Evaluation Monitoring Organizational LearningTurn your evaluation into a catapult (picture by

Using Net-Map to become more agile

Net-Map Toolbox

If you come to an organization (as internal or external Agile coach) and you want to implement Agile, this is not like saying: “We are going to use this new product now… but we will keep on working the way we did before” It’s a radical change in what the organization does and how it does it. That is a great first step.

2011 19

Writing: Creating the Future’s Theory of Change

Hildy Gottlieb

One of the biggest, hardest pieces to write is finally in review draft form, asking for comments! You can download the paper here.

Changing London – a blog that might do just that

Social Reporter

However, I have a hunch that Changing London , started a few months ago by David Robinson and Will Horwitz, might just do that. You can submit your idea right now, or get in touch with us, via the form on the right. think Changing London will have more impact because people may feel it is theirs, and they can make a difference.

Change for Newsletters

Michael Sampson - Currents

I have introduced a few changes on my blog and book web sites this morning, around how I accept signups for the three email newsletters I publish. Therefore, effective immediately, I have cancelled my subscription to the external service, and will accept signups through my own forms service, and then send the newsletters out internally.

Knowledge Jolt with Jack: There are many forms of network

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Craig takes the authors to task for focusing too heavily on the idea of formal networks to the exclusion of all other forms.

Alchemy of Change Weekly Links (weekly)

Alchemy of Change

We call it parochial altruism, because generosity sometimes stops at the boundary of the group (just like some forms of modern nationalism). People are changing faster than companies. Science in a Complex World: In touch with our inner hero – The Santa Fe New Mexican. By contrast, warlike, selfish groups don’t fare well.

Social Actions Change the Web Challenge.

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Social Web for Social Good: Change the Web Challenge. Join Change the Web on Facebook. Join Change the Web on Twitter. Questions?

Alchemy of Change Weekly Links (weekly)

Alchemy of Change

social grooming is an innate behavior so of course it’s going to find expression within social networks–I also agree with Haque’s critique that those networks are devalued when too much content takes the form of ritual displays of grooming behavior.  Digital Social Grooming (Ed Batista). Do Happier People Work Harder?

Inactive democracy was always a bad idea: street reps and new forms of governance


So I listened and was able to appreciate that behaviour change needs local exemplars, plenty of nurturing by local practitioners, and lots of time: just like community development. So if resources are targeted at the least affluent areas, how does that change perceptions of the role of street reps? Thought leaders my arse.

How the way we talk can change the way we work. and think

The Bumble Bee

Here is a short introduction written by the authors to the book How the way we talk can change the way we work. Complaint -> Commitment. 2.

Being a leader without being the boss

Net-Map Toolbox

We’ve all been there and maybe you are there today: You feel responsible for the success of an initiative, change process or project but have little or no formal authority to tell people what to do. Well, whether ordering people to do stuff actually leads to sustainable change is a different question. and what lights your fire?

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Introducing Lobbi – with bold aims to change politics locally and globally

Social Reporter

Downloading Democracy 2013 – Archived Live Stream from John Popham on Vimeo. We are still asking  Is e-democracy now a reality?

How Twitter Changes Everything at Enterprise 2.0

Endless Knots

Which brings me back to my title - and our panel next week at Enterprise 2.0: "How Twitter Changes Everything," on Tues, June 23, at 3:30. Together, we can add our collective intelligence to understand how very short bursts of information can support massive change in "businesses," even the business of statehood.

Big Lottery, Media Trust and People Powered Change. Positively.

Social Reporter

This is about adding infrastructure that local people can use in whatever way suits them and hopefully to play a part in improving the quality and reach of citizen and community journalism that will mean we all have our voices heard and can all create positive change in our own lives and the lives of those around us. What do you think?

Radical innovation is never acceptable

Chris Corrigan

All effective forms of protest are illegal until they succeed. In society, this takes the form of illegal activity. Absolutely. For sure.

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Justine Musk: "Technology changes idea of author-brand"

Endless Knots

This experience has been severed from the physical forms of books and now exists as a kind of energy that moves between you and your readers via cyberspace, which will eventually become so integrated with daily life that it will no longer be referred to as ‘cyberspace’, or a separate kind of space at all.

Guest Post: Adejare Amoo on an Industrialist’s Role in eLearning in Africa

Nancy White

However these products and services form a core input in the industrialist’s production process system. Read on! And thanks to Adejare!

Changing people's attitude toward change

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Filed in Changing behaviour , Collaboration. Collaboration brings with it change and complexity and uncertainty. My first blog is about my experience in managing collaboration and change and an interesting technique - a 10-second test! Let’s change that. And collaboration initiatives are a big change for people sometimes.

Four World-Changing Questions

How to Save the World

BLOG World-Changing Questions. On this final point, I'm beginning to believe that we cannot be, or become, what we are not, but that, particularly if we organize with others, we can bring about significant change through collective, effective, considered and focused action, even without changing anyone's mind, values or beliefs.

Hurrah, the citizen voice is here


Wait there's more: 'YSM is about enabling people to make the changes they want to see in their area in their way and not about us imposing ideas from the outside.' Really? And expecting to be applauded for this peculiar form of imperialist behaviour. I'm tempted to ask, do you have a flag? Mobility and change

Welfare and the broadcast media: has something changed?


The culture of entitlement in reality exists at the top, in the form of sanctioned tax avoidance. Well, yes, quite possibly.

So You Want To Bring About Change

Leading Virtually

Last week’s Time had an article on how President Obama is using the science of change to transform the country. believe that leaders of traditional and virtual teams who are interested in bringing about change can learn from this article. Information in other forms too may help us change. Push or mandate change.