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How self-organization works: short form

Chris Corrigan

A small elevator speech I shared on the OSLIST yesterday: Self organization works by a combination of attractors and boundaries.

I Don’t Build Addictive, Habit-Forming Online Communities

Managing Communities

Please Update Your RSS Feed Subscription This feed has moved to: [link] I apologize for the trouble. For more details, please read my post on the matter. Thank you. Community Cultivation

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How Individual Morals Are Formed by Communities | IdeaFeed | Big Think

John Tropea - Delicious Community

How Individual Morals Are Formed by Communities. How Individual Morals Are Formed by Communities. BTP. --> Big Think. Special Series.

Teams, communities and networks in terms of communication forms


While I came with the communication egg model to talk about things missing in distributed teams I feel that it could be useful in more contexts.

Adding email notification to Google Forms and Google Spreadsheets

Learning Alliances

Here’s a picture of what it does: Adding email notifications to a Google Form and a Google Spreadsheet. Click here to add one now.’

BAN FORMS! IT just can't keep up with business networks

Governance in a Networked World

To my disgust a week later I received a paper withdrawal form in the mail asking for information they clearly had in their systems.

"The world's most powerful form of networking"

Endless Knots

On this, Memorial Day, take a look at the expanded points of the "most powerful form of networking" from Joshua at Design Pepper , which I ran across thanks to one of the newest forms, which I'm loathe to call networking at all because in truth it's merely linking and clicking. Simple and to the point.

Those close by, form a Tie

TNT - The Network Thinker

Both sets of research support what I have observed in social network analysis projects: those close by, form a tie -- and as a result get things done.

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.

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


I spent the whole of yesterday afternoon in a traditional oak panelled, leather-benched council chamber in Shipley, Yorkshire, with a group of practitioners discussing their work with street reps across the district. Symbolically, the room was dilapidated and its pomp had been subjected to un-ceremonial uses. Thought leaders my arse.

Snippets - Communities of Practice are self-forming and operating units are not.

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Communities of Practice are self-forming and operating units are not… Q: Would you include project teams or operating units as communities of practice (CoPs)? Communities form around people who share a common specialty, interest, or concern. How can we put this succinctly: CoPs are self-forming and operating units are not.

i went through a gruelling emotional journey and all i got was this lousy evalution form

Engineers without Fears

Evaluation forms are rarely for facilitators or participants in the room. Viv's antipathy to evaluation forms reminds me of Johnnie's dislike of action item lists & flip-chart write-ups. I don't mind evaluation forms & action item lists. Evaluation is a tricky thing. And is carried out for many purposes.

Naming & Shaming Channel 7 on Facebook

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

News-gathering in its traditional form is finished. Corporate Karma is immediate & irrevocable. Shame on you Channel Seven!

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Enterprise Collaboration TechFest – Melbourne (June 2017)

Michael Sampson - Currents

These topics form the basis for designing the conference schedule/agenda. Starting with the Why – Delivering Business Value. Conference Notes

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CoP Series #2: What the heck is a Domain and why should I care? | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

CoP with Nancy White). I’m republishing them here with Darren’s blessing! Part 1 is here. What the heck is a Domain and why should I care?

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Green Chameleon » It Ain’t Over Till the Fat Wiki Sings

Green Chameleon

Visit the Learningwiki today. Comment Guidelines : Basic XHTML is allowed ( , , ) Line breaks and paragraphs are automatically generated. RSS2.0

Collaborative Thinking: Lotusphere 2008: Unified Communications & Collaboration Keynote

Collaborative Thinking

Review of history and progress to-date. 10 year anniversary for Sametime. Growing partner base. See presence info, click to call, etc. Closing remarks.

The 3 Principles That Make Truly Great Tech Support Forums

Managing Communities

photo credit: @boetter Support forums exist for seemingly every form of popular technology and even for most forms of less popular and mainstream technology. They can be dedicated to specific trades or areas of knowledge, to specific brands and products and more. Interacting with Users Managing the Community

E L S U A ~ A KM Blog by Luis Suarez " Blog Archive " Social Media Today - The Art and Science of Forming Successful Online Communities

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Social Media Today - The Art and Science of Forming Successful Online Communities By Luis (tags: collaboration community) [.] Pretty neat.

Green Chameleon » Why Knowledge Doesn’t Move

Green Chameleon

It was a great talk and here it is in podcast form. PART ONE: SUCCESS AND FAILURE FACTORS IN KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER Download the video file here PART TWO: BARRIERS AND SOME SOLUTIONS Download the video file here Professor Szulanski’s slides for the talk can be downloaded here. And the book is here! Thank you Edgar for your post! RSS2.0

Bolder Conversations

Viv Mcwaters

I’m riffing some ideas here based on the four themes we’ve been exploring for Creative Leadership: Having bolder conversations.

An Ant’s Eye View Guide to Awkward SXSW Conversation Starters

Ant's Eyeview Blog

How do you get over that awkward feeling at a SXSW party and actually start a conversation with someone? AEV Blog SXSW

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Insights on Adoption (March 2015)

Michael Sampson - Currents

contact-form]. Published March 2015. Insights on Adoption provides updates, socializes new ideas, and shares the latest thinking and approaches for being effective with user adoption. Table of Contents. – Opening Remarks. – Going Beyond Adoption 101. – The Adoption Challenge for IBM Connections. Adoption Reports

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Workshop for Multi-Stakeholder Networks

Networking Action

These networks, particularly in their global form of Global Action Networks (GANs) are at the leading edge … BlogPeople working in multi-stakeholder networks and academics analyzing them will gather for three days to deepen their ability to contribute to networks’ effectiveness.

Fully Distributed Team + Face-to-Face Communication

Michael Sampson - Currents

There are a lot of subjective qualities to this kind of communication — such as body language — that cause the brain to react slightly differently than other forms, such as written or even video conference. We also have intense brainstorming sessions and even do a little free-form programming and hacking with one another.

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Share2011 - On the Exhibition Floor - with OBS

Michael Sampson - Currents

A user without a computer fills out the form with the special pen, and when the pen is docked, Capturx uploads the new document into a library.

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays. Thanks to Jerry M for the link. Thanks to Jon for the link.

The evolution of effective team working and how you can accelerate it

The Bumble Bee

1 - Hyper-Communication. In this phase almost every team member is involved in almost every team conversation. 2 - Over-Delegation.

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The Benefits of Being Active in Your Own Community

Managing Communities

So then, how does the average member form their perception of the manager? photo credit: up to 2011 Much of community management deals with matters that most members will never know about. By what they know – largely, how the community manager participates in the community. Participating can feel like a lighter part of the [.].

E2.0 Santa Clara: Architecting the Building Blocks of Enterprise Social Networking

Collaborative Thinking

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

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Community Milestones and Successes are to be Shared

Managing Communities

photo credit: dougtone No matter the size of your community, you will have the opportunity to celebrate milestones or some other form of success. But, success and notoriety can come in many forms. Milestones tend to be number based: 5 years online, 1,000 posts, 20,000 members and 100,000 threads. For example, being mentioned in a [.].

Container Homes

Michael Sampson - Currents

Given that I have many children who will want to enter the housing market over the next two decades, I’m interested in alternative approaches.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Monday, February 9, 2009 Co-operatives: The Feeling is Mutual BLOG Co-operatives: TheFeeling is Mutual Thevirtuous cycle of the Natural Economy, described in thisearlier post A co-operative, basically, is a form of organization whosemembers share a common purpose ( not earning a profit) and whose members are all equal. Its as simple asthat.

Images of Groceries in Cape Town South Africa

Portals and KM

I recently ran a long series of images form my trip to Cape Town South Africa in early December 2010. This weekend I will offer two more posts.

Edinburgh University’s updated Manifesto for Teaching Online – 2015

Jenny Connected

Comment: This echoes Edwards’ writing on how “all forms of openness entail forms of closed-ness” (p.3) Online can be the privileged mode.

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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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Blog>> New Article on Four Types of Knowledge Risk

Green Chameleon

We encounter four major forms of knowledge risk in organizations: •Knowledge continuity risks. •Knowledge acquisition risks. •Knowledge outsourcing risks. •Knowledge articulation risks. To read more about these risks, download the article here

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

May 10, 2008 Saturday Links of the Week -- May 10, 2008 Photo of an electrical storm that formed in the plume of the erupting Chilean volcano Chaitén. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays. Photo (c) Terra Networks taken by Carlos Gutierrez for UPI. Thanks to Jon Husband for the link.

The Canals of Amsterdam

Portals and KM

 This summer I was there for a few days in May on my way to  Samos Greece  and then for a week’s stay on my return form Samos.

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Flip My Switch: Standard Work or Soul Crushing Exactness

Evolving Web

I’ve worked for companies that have gone through ugly ISO 900x processes that have left people with forms to complete to fill out more forms.

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