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The Hazards of Groups and Group Work

Jenny Connected

Last week I came across this fun video, which caused me to reflect once again on the potential problems of groups and group work, both on and offline.

An Alternative Perspective on Group Dynamics

Jenny Connected

In my last post I discussed the hazards of group work and group think. Not group think, but group commitment and group responsibility.

Group Works

John Tropea - Delicious Faciliatation

Group Works. Welcome to the Group Pattern Language Project. Check out Group Works videos on YouTube! Skip to main content. Search.

Facebook Groups Revisited

Online Social Networking

In October 2010, I wrote New Facebook Groups Wreak Havoc. Facebook Tones Down Group Notifications. My Favorite Facebook Groups.

The leader casts a long shadow – further reflections on group work

Jenny Connected

Ideally, in an adult group, this responsibility would shared and distributed. There was no discussion of expectations or group ground rules.

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New Facebook Groups for Better or Worse

Online Social Networking

There are the old Facebook groups , and there are also the new Facebook groups that will very soon supersede the old. Watch Enthusiasts.

Mixed age group learning


But in everyday life there is not that much things you can do in a mixed age group on a regular basis. Adults go to work and kids go to school.

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Why do groups need a facilitator?

Viv Mcwaters

It’s easy for people who are not facilitators to see the work of a facilitator as that which happens in front of a group. Tweet This!

2013 37

Ideal group sizes

Chris Corrigan

Second, a friend asked me the question “What is the idea group size for collaborative process?” Small groups can help refine and test good ideas, and large groups can help propagate ideas and connect them to larger patterns. In First of all there is no such thing.

The three biggest networking mistakes of advocacy groups

Net-Map Toolbox

member of our new Net-Map LinkedIn Group asked about how Net-Map can be used to improve the effectiveness of advocacy groups.

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The simplest facilitation tip to build group capacity

Chris Corrigan

Imagine: you have just done an elegant and energetic Open Space opening and you are ready to hand the process over to the group. Just as you start to walk out of the circle and let the group take over, a hand goes up “Excuse me, but what if no one comes to my session?” You have slowly and clearly explained the instructions.

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Helping a Group Resolve a Problematic Discussion

Michael Sampson - Currents

While I was enjoying a quiet dinner ahead of the week, a group of 8-10 people behind me were engaged in a heated discussion. You’re wrong.

2015 31

Real Story Group: Enterprise Collaboration and Social Software Market in 2016

Michael Sampson - Currents

have been a long-term fan of this report from Real Story Group, and have recommended its purchase to many clients. Collaboration Software

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Group Works Card Deck – A Joyful Announcement

How to Save the World

Here is our announcement: ——– The Group Works card deck , the first product of the Group Pattern Language Project, is now out!

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Office 365 for Business – a New Meetup Group in Christchurch

Michael Sampson - Currents

Over the past year I have been doing a lot of work around the effective use of Office 365, and have been wanting to develop a group of people in Christchurch who are interested in making the most of Office 365 in their businesses and organisations. To join the group and RSVP for the Meetup, please see So, What Exactly is Office 365?

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Shared Group Discourse Impacts on Productivity

Michael Sampson - Currents

Those with the closest ties to others in their group were more productive and less likely to quit than those who worked alone. The ability for people doing similar tasks to talk together helps with both productivity and retention. “We’re doing voice analysis in real time,” says CEO Ben Waber. Being Collaborative

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Communities, Networks and Groups

Jenny Connected

A new article by Etienne Wenger, Beverley Trayner and Martin de Laat has just been linked to on Etienne’s Facebook page. Wenger, E., Trayner, B. & de Laat, M. 2011). Promoting and assessing value creation in communities and networks : a conceptual framework. Centrum. link]. The new publication by Wenger et al. is true to its title.

New Facebook Groups Wreak Havoc

Online Social Networking

Little by little, Facebook members are discovering the dark side of the new Facebook groups. Problems with New Facebook Groups.

10 Basic Group Facilitation Skills

Viv Mcwaters

Throughout this training the topic of facilitating groups within communities has come up and I’ve been asked to provide some idea of basic facilitation skills. This usually does not include presentations, whole group discussions, panels or Q and A sessions – all of which discourage participation in favour of just a few people.

How to add Friends to Groups or Lists or Filters in Facebook

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Before the new Facebook interface was fully launched, I mentioned that it would be a good idea to plan some groups for you to filter your friends into. They hid groups, lists, filters, whatever you want to call them, under TOGGLE. Friends Lists - a list of groups that you are using. Groups are hidden here. Go to Friends.

Table: Facebook Pages vs. Facebook Groups (vs. LinkedIn Groups)


Are you buffudled by the difference between Facebook Pages and Facebook Groups? Are you often confused about the difference between Facebook Pages and Facebook Groups? And how they compare to LinkedIn Groups? often am. It's the most common question I receive when presenting on social media. This post helps end the befuddlement.

The MozART Group - Awesome Creativity

Michael Sampson - Currents

The above group takes the best of the classics, and adds some. I listen to classical music whenever I'm in the office. sparks of creativity.

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John Tropea - Delicious Community

Turn your website into a community. Start a Livecommunity and let the users of your community chat live on your website. Start What is a Livecommunity? No website? No problem! With Livecommunity, has solved the problem of producer-consumer interaction." Alana Taylor, Mashable "#next08 Ha! Way cool! ich hab sogar. Robin 9.

Thoughts on group sizes

Chris Corrigan

While we were eating lunch one day, Nancy interviewed me on the subject of group sizes for a class she is teaching.

Wiggio - Makes it easy to work in groups.

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Wiggio Media Player | Create New Group | Join a Group | My Profile | My Notifications | Tell a Friend | Logout Choose a Group Log-in.

Connecting individuals in a large group meeting

Viv Mcwaters

What really interests me is the human connection between individuals that forms the glue of groups. Good question. Thanks Nancy! Sneaky, eh?)

OnTime Group Calendar for Microsoft Exchange and Office 365

Michael Sampson - Currents

The team at OnTime announced the upcoming release of its group calendar product for Microsoft Exchange and Office 365.

2015 20

State of Enterprise 2.0 Collaboration Survey by Chess Media Group


This piece of research by the Chess Media Group is eventually sponsored by both the Enterprise 2.0 and Social Business within their own firms.

Nielsen Norman Group Names Best Intranets for 2010

Portals and KM

Nielsen Norman Group has announced winners in their 11 th annual contest for best intranets for 2010. It is ironic that such weight is placed on social networking since social media was seen somewhat skeptically by the same group when the 2006 winners for best intranets were announced. concepts in this current report. Blog on.

Work Together: 60+ Collaborative Tools for Groups

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration - Allows groups to share documents, calandars, contacts, and files. Glide - Facilitates group meetings to review projects together. - Specifically for groups working on business plans. - Create multiple workspaces with multiple documents, then share them for group editing.

Growing Our Social Media Group

Online Social Networking

I work at a watch company for which social media and web marketing are key tools for accelerating its business expansion. Social Media Help Wanted.

Guidelines for Group Collaboration and Emergence « emergent by design

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

schrage89) As a distributed group of individuals (agents) within a network, we form a complex adaptive system. Three keys are: 1.

Small Group Creation Ideas

Nancy White

I believe in treating adults as adults. Here are a few inspirations from Karen Moler of FlamingoFabulous in 2nd Grade. Facilitators, be inspired!

Helpful facilitation resources for #Occupy groups

Chris Corrigan

If you are a part of an #Occupy group and are focusing on the facilitation teams, I’d like to offer you some resources from the Art of Hosting community. On my site are scads of Facilitation Resources for use. There is some amazing facilitation happening in the #Occupy world and people are learning on the fly.

M/C Journal: "Stigmergic Collaboration: The Evolution of Group Work"

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

stigmergy collaboration

Gevril Group Launches Ambitious Social Media and Web Marketing Initiative

Online Social Networking

Content Creation - The story of each Gevril Group brand needs to be told, and articles, newsletters and press releases need to be written, as well.

10 Tips for Maximizing Facebook Groups

Online Social Networking

I recently discussed Facebook Groups as Alternatives to Ning Sites from a group creator’s vantage point. admit it.

Ning 14 - the community for local groups, clubs and associations

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Login | Registrieren | Hilfe | Deutsch Englisch Startseite Finde Gruppen & Treffen Finde Leute z.B. Köln, 80798 z.B. Jetzt registrieren! Ab sofor.

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(Intranets2011) "A social intranet - two years on" - Melissa Hendry, REA Group

Michael Sampson - Currents

In the second-to-last session for the day at Intranets2011 , Melissa Hendry from REA Group talked about their social intranet journey.

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Life With Alacrity: The Dunbar Number as a Limit to Group Sizes

John Tropea - Delicious Community

However, this is a tremendous amount of effort for a group if its trying not just to maintain cohesion, but also to get something done. Groups.

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