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Social Analytics 2.0 – Its Time!

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Why is this important? Well ultimately the social business needs to deliver business results. It is the people that deliver these results. Results No.

Connectedness – The New Differentiator

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  Back in 2005 Thomas Friedman wrote about the globalized world in his bestseller book ‘ The World Is Flat ’. This is where ‘connectedness’ comes in.

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Book Review: "Networked: The New Social Operating System" – Lee Rainie and Barry Wellman

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Holiday breaks are a good time to catch up on your reading and I had put this one aside for just that. I won’t be offering a full chapter-by-chapter review as I’m sure that has been done elsewhere. This is more of a personal reflection. Rainie and Wellman focus on anther apparent contradiction that they refer to as “Networked Individualism”.

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The problem with being 'half social'

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"The world has embraced social media". True or False? Well actually its somewhere in between.and that's where I have a problem. That's the social bit.

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The evidence is here: Visual portfolio mapping delivers better decisions

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We wanted to take this even further into other industries and also prove that this actually led to better outcomes. 

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Complexity made simple

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See this Ted talk by Eric Berlow.I've been looking for a way to describe simply why and how we analyse complex SNA sociograms and here it is

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Who is playing "postman" in the digital age?

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I was catching up with some reading over the weekend and came across this report on 'connected communities' by one of our ONASurveys clients RSA.

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"Exceptions are not exceptional - they are the norm"

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I got this quote from a recent Deloitte publication on Social Software for Business Performance. Based on recent experiences in dealing with various service organisations I had started to think that maybe I really did have peculiar requirements, though to me virtually none of them was exceptional. expect nothing! and get nothing!

Relationship Mapping and Monitoring with Yammer

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Yammer is a leading social networking platform for use inside organisations. But ego-centric measures will still reward this.

Companies with ‘Networked’ Board Directors have 85% Higher Growth Rates!

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The article identifies the key board interlocks between some of Australia's largest companies. against 10.5% (p = 0.099). So What’s Next? Keep tuned!

Teamder - the Tinder for Teams: Was this an April Fools Day Joke?

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Let’s think about this for a minute. They can then choose who they want to be on their team. Or was that right? Nothing here is new. Not really.

Can SNA be the new Six Sigma?

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Social Network Analysis (SNA) has been with us in the research communities for over 70 years now. Its adoption as a mainstream business tool is still however trivially small. Of the over 500,000 management consulting firms in the world today I suspect well less than 100 have ever done an SNA project. Now this brings me to Six Sigma.

How SNA Combats the Tyranny of Top Down

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Much of the early thinking around inverted hierarchies can be attributed to J.B. Quinn and his writings on the “ Intelligent Enterprise”.

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My next Management 2.0 Principle

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Reciprocity and Trust Networks Published by Laurence Lock Lee on 18-DEC-2011 to Management 2.0 Of course reciprocity isn't new."Do

Fair Process and Social Computing

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The main message was that if people agreed that a process was 'fair' then they are more likely to accept outcomes that they not agree or like.

Is the "Telecentre" the new "Water Pump"?

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Several years ago I was touring villages in Rajistan in India. It became THE meeting place for the community.

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Outsourcing Report - Multi-sourcing

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Giarte report on Outsourcing Performance The above report from Dutch consultancy Giarte focusses on Multi-sourcing and Innovation. I was interviewed for this edition on multi-sourcing networks

Is Your Social Capital Helping or Hindering Your Leadership Aspirations?

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“Its not what you know but who you know” is often quoted when one observes a peer worker accelerated in the promotion stakes. Not really.

Social Analytics 2.0

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Perhaps its getting a little blase now to attach a 2.0 label to demonstrate a level of oneupmanship but in this case I think it is justified. label.

Board Gender Quotas? Why Wait?

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Gender quotas is arguably the most emotive issue debated for achieving gender balance at the top of the world’s major corporations. Risk 982 11.2

Google doesn't have business units!

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I knew there had to be something different and special about Google to make it the success story that it is. This is what the Googe CFO had to say in a recent McKinsey interview : Patrick Pichette: We don’t have business units. Once a company has business units, managers tend to take ownership of these units’ resources.

Apple doesn't have internal divisions

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Xmas reading - Steve Jobs biography. In the chapter on how Apple was able to out do Sony. The inventor of the Walkman when they launched the iPod was that Sony, like many large corporations, create internal competition by setting department P/L. Tim Cook. Apple's COO notes that Apple don't have separate divisions with their own P/Ls.

Business Value: Is there something missing from the BAs Toolkit?

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New white paper available: [link] An importantcontribution that business analysts regularly bring to a business is a set oftools for visualising the activities of the business in a way that improvement opportunitiesand supporting systems can be effectively deployed. The ubiquitous businessprocess map has been the tool of choice for this activity.

Business Value: Is there something missing from the business analysts' toolkit?

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This is the title of the talk I gave last week at the Business Analyst World conference in Sydney. This conference and the IIBA are major players in progressing the discipline of 'Business Analysis', something that I have been also teaching in over recent years. We have a paper detailing how these methods can work here.

Who would you like to sit near at work?

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Sounds a simple enough question, but likely to provoke a mix of emotions that strikes at the heart of the social and business dichotomy. Where to Next?

Why 90% of Organisations would NOT Survive a Digital Disruption

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Really? Nevertheless it’s still a big number, so here is how we are justifying it. So what is going on here? Think twice about private messaging.

Corporate Communications: Talk or Tell?

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“Communication” is a powerful word with a multiplex of meanings. But there was a serious side to the question. Whereas “Telling” is 100% Send.

Communicating Diagonally: New Value Pathways via Enterprise Social Networking?

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But what about “Diagonal Communication”? One can only speculate as to why. Firstly, the opportunity to accelerate more radical enterprise innovations.

Will Fitbit ever be able to get you Net-Fit?

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Wearable he alth trackers are the rage at the moment. People wear them because they want to improve their health and well-being. It’s my decision.

Did Yahoo's Marissa Mayer Really get it Wrong in Banning "Work from Home"?

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There are a couple of reasons for me to reflect on this at this point in time. Here is a sneak preview from an earlier blog post.

Did Yahoo's Marissa Mayer Really get it Wrong in Banning "Work from Home"?

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There are a couple of reasons for me to reflect on this at this point in time. Here is a sneak preview from an earlier blog post.

Social Physics: Oxymoron or Big 'Social' Data Tipping Point?

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I’ve long been a fan of Sandy Pentland’s work at the MIT media lab. But one can’t argue with the duration of observation measure. Thank you Sandy!

Social Network Travel Logging

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Many of us who travel come home with memory cards full of travel pics. The majority will show the places that we have been to. Ulrich ….

Leading from the Bottom

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We have been long term advocates of J.B. Quinn’s inverted hierarchy model for new service led economies. Easier said than done? 

What’s in a Role? Another relic of the industrial age?

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How should organisations manage their workforces in the post-industrial age? How should roles be described? Sounds very logical and rational?

HR Monthly on Social Networks: You need a map!

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A few weeks ago we were contacted the editor of HR Monthly , an Australian magazine aimed at HR professionals, for a story on social networks.

CeBIT - Oz Day 1 Twitter Storm

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Day 1 CeBIT Australia is now over and the twitter storm was intense. Some 1,244 tweets against the #CeBITAus tag. But what about the TwitChat?

Are IQ and EQ past their ‘used by date' in Predicting Leadership Success?

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Decades of leadership training and development have been focused on the intellectual (IQ) and emotional (EQ) attributes of the individual leader.

The wilting initiative - Are you at risk?

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A new corporate initiative has been established. But then a key person leaves and suddenly the initiative loses momentum and starts wilting.

Are Board Turnover Rates Limiting Diversity Opportunities and Growth?

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Let’s face it, sought after board positions on publicly listed companies are not advertised in the newspaper. annual turnover. CAGR in revenue.