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Who to Focus On

Alchemy of Change

It got me thinking though… Knowing where to focus is only partly about knowing what to focus on; it’s also about knowing who to focus on.

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Reflections from 2011 – Focused and Purposeful Social Networking


Because right along with focus we have another concept I have grown rather fond of during the course of this year: purpose (Or purposeful ).

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Collaborators, Cooperators and People I Learn From


Finally, after a good few days of tinkering Collaborators , Cooperators and People I Learn From were born. . It wasn’t easy. It always has been.

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The five major theories of how people "learn": a synopsis

The Bumble Bee

Carlton also identifies different computer games founded on each theory. Behaviourist. 2. Cognitivist. 3. Constructivist. 4. Experiential. 5.

2012 90

How People Define Smart Organizations: The Biology of Great Organizations Part II

Alchemy of Change

That’s right, I’m saying that  the ‘membrane’ that surrounds the organization and connects it with its environment -  is people.

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Do People in Virtual Teams Need Face Time?

Michael Sampson - Currents

Yesterday I presented a condensed version of the driving effective use workshop , albeit without a specific Office 365 focus.

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Create Slides People Will Remember by Nancy Duarte


Design slides people can “get” in 3 seconds. Don’t take me wrong. “Use Slides Selectively. Open Business

2013 56

Socialtext Continues to Focus on Workplace Integration

Portals and KM

Eugene said that when Socialtext Signals and its microblogging capability, was introduced in 2008 the focus was on integration from the start. They wanted make it easy to create activity feeds with a specific focus like a project. You can filter activities by people or the type of event. It was one of the early enterprise 2.0

"Focusing on Improving Practices" - Oscar Berg re Collaboration Technology

Michael Sampson - Currents

Writing for CMSWire, Oscar from Sweden advocates focusing on improving practices via collaboration technology : " The key question is not if people have adopted a certain technology, but rather how they are using it and how new and improved practices are being adopted. It is possible to re-educate people to do things differently.

2011 conference season focuses on consumer behavior

Ant's Eyeview Blog

This spring, a new topic seemed to be repeated at every event I went to: a focus on consumer behavior. View more webinars from Eric Weaver.

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State of the Net 2012 – People Tweet Tacit Knowledge – Part Two


As a starting point, Dave gets to talk about tacit knowledge , about the differences between knowing and knowledge and where we should be focusing on.

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IT Talent: Technology Leaders with People Problems

Partnering Resources

Similarly, some leaders are never going to be great at managing people. But they’re never going to be great swimmers. So what do we do? Adapt.

2013 29

IBM’s Lotusphere 2011 Highlights – People-Centric vs. Content-Centric by Louis Richardson


Welcome to the successful transformation from a content-centric organisation to a people-centric one! Look no further. It’s that good!

2011 74

Building a network for People Powered Change

Social Reporter

Testing ideas on the use of social media with projects funded under the Silver Dreams Fund and the Jubilee People’s Millions.

2012 28

The Metamovement: Moving Beyond Marches and People in the Street

How to Save the World

Create “virtual marches”: Use some kind of social/meeting software tool that can track and log the number of people signed in.

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Achieving "Eureka!" (Martin White, Intranet Focus) #intranets2012 @intranetfocus

Michael Sampson - Currents

At the start of day two of Intranets 2012, Martin White from Intranet Focus in the UK is talking on the topic of Achieving Eureka. Key points: - assertion: people have two main passions - (a) a delight when you find something you are looking for ("yes!"), and (b) a delight when you are able to tell people something you know.

Trusting People in This Social Age Is a Tough Job!


We do business with people, because we trust them, and vice versa, we don’t do business with people, because we don’t trust them, or we no longer do.

Racing to the Top Where Corporations Are People


And it all has got to do with a key concept that we have been discussing over here for a while: corporations are people and people are corporations, after all, so we may start behaving as such. As (responsible) people. With his blog being one of those essential daily reads. We know better, we should do better. About time, too!

10 messages in planning digital engagement with young people

Social Reporter

Below are 10 messages to consider in planning any project using digital technology to engage young people and address the key challenges they face. Adding an element of gaming to your project can provide the incentives for young people to get engaged. Support young people to be creators, not consumers. Who are the young people?

10 messages in planning digital engagement with young people

Social Reporter

Below are 10 messages to consider in planning any project using digital technology to engage young people and address the key challenges they face. Adding an element of gaming to your project can provide the incentives for young people to get engaged. Support young people to be creators, not consumers. Who are the young people?

It’s not about the thing; It’s about the people

Hildy Gottlieb

Tech people. Fundraising people. It’s not about the tech; it’s about the people. . It’s about the people.

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Focus and Concentration - Minimizing Interruptions

Michael Sampson - Currents

For the most part, I believe people work best in bursts. This way I had more focused time during the week. This is further validation of the idea of focus and concentration on the task at hand, and equally, creating a structure to allow that to happen. 2. Other people have reported similar effects. The verdict? Wow. 3.

Focus. I mean: FOCUS!

Net-Map Toolbox

Find people who are very different from you ("Altaic People": Copyright Historygirl08 on flickr) Some people are good at about everything.

Focus on the Process - The "Why" Not the "What" for Social Software

Michael Sampson - Currents

Jordan at Traction Software reviews the recent Deloitte study and my User Adoption book , and comments: " When you focus on the "why," people stop looking at the platform as a "blog" or "social" system but rather as a work-process system. The patterns that take over become hardened and information infrastructure starts to take root.

State of the Net 2012 – People Tweet Tacit Knowledge – Part One


Yes, indeed, in short, I am spending now more time blogging than in the usual social networking sites, the so-called message boards. Never will.

2012 40

Switching focus from Ageing Better to Living Well with tech: it’s all personal

Social Reporter

Meanwhile the main conclusion in our report is that we should switch our focus from programmes, to exploring in more detail what digital technology means to the individual – in different situations, with different interests, needs, capabilities and support. It‘s been a voluntary effort so far, and we needed to focus.

Focused attention

Viv Mcwaters

Here’s how the boffins describe focused attention: “Read a word and you will automatically hear it pop into your head.

Twitter is Not a Social Network

Alchemy of Change

Just because a service connects people doesn’t automatically mean we should call it a “social network.&# There, I said it. Windows?

Enterprise 2.0: Two Success Stories on Connecting People with People to Make a Difference!


Focus on the people and I can guarantee you it will be coming around! Who wouldn’t feel inspired with that, right? And I did!

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Enterprise 2.0 Summit: Learning from Alcatel-Lucent, IBM, Yves Caseau, BASF & More "How People Matter"

21st Century Organization

Surrounded by really smart, disciplined business thinkers, Enterprise 2.0 Summit Paris February 7-8 2012 was the place to be.  . thought leadership.

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Defining Collaboration - 4. Mapping People, Work, and Outcomes to Technology Capabilities

Michael Sampson - Currents

My (broad) definition of collaboration is people working with other people towards a common outcome. Type 1 - Team (project team).

Three Reasons Why People Protect the Status Quo

Michael Sampson - Currents

Melba looks at the reasons why intelligent and well-meaning people resist change : " When you view resistance to change in the context of guarding the Performance Engine and apply it to your workplace, your boss’s resistance begins to look different and maybe even solveable. For example, People need time to consider the impact of the change.

In Frankfurt Enterprise 2.0 = Organizational Change & People Challenges

21st Century Organization

Grenoble Ecole de Management” France and Rolf Schmidt-Holtz CEO of Sony Music & BMG that set the conference focus. W00t!". Design tinkering.

10 Ways to Help Your People Shine

How to Save the World

But we’ve discovered that this Pattern Language is being applied by some of the 2000+ people and organizations using it in ways we had never imagined.

on knowing people

Social Abacus

People are interesting. The main goal of the interviews is to begin to catalog some of the ways in which we people are interesting, how we know it, and why it's interesting, or where - outside of academia- it can be applied. Interesting, as defined in many ways and identified in even more. Usually, it's ignored.

The 10 Principles of Social Media for Education

Evolving Web

After the 10 Principles of Social Media for Business came out, people began to engage us on different real-world applications. 

The future of online sharing is mobile, appified and people-centred

Social Reporter

I first posted this on , where John popham and I are blogging for Big Lottery Fund about development of People Powered Change. Intelligus is clearly a very sophisticated technical product, that goes far beyond the sort of systems that focus on project management, document storage and sharing, with added discussion.

Twitter Focus (#seascorcher)

Nancy White

The local issue has caused me to connect and focus locally which is quite different than my normal pattern. Our heat is doing that. It could be.

Social Media Principle #3 Economies Have Currencies

Evolving Web

Pictures are taken and put on the site, people enjoy your pictures and you enjoy theirs.  The base post is 10 Social Media Principles.

Organizational Entropy and Information Abuse

Evolving Web

This is a protective or entropic mode – the focus is now inward. Why do people feel that obfuscation and withholding information is useful?

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