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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.

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.

2015 76

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.

Social Business Is People to People Business – The Iberia Story


As part of the series of “ Social Business Is People to People Business “, here’s the next take of what living social is all about.

2012 87

Why you should Block people and your Community responsibility

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Anti Muslim, anti gay, anti-anything not white, male and with a gun. Cos I’m nosey. About humanity. Why are you friends with them? And then I do.

2017 40

Large Group Ice Breakers: Free Twenty Questions Activity

Partnering Resources

Twenty Questions is an easy icebreaker that quickly gets people talking and laughing. Image by Sheila Swan-Scot on flickr.

2014 64

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.

2015 39

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.

2013 53

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.

Mini-Workshop at the Office 365 and SharePoint User Group Meeting

Michael Sampson - Currents

Last week I was the second of two presenters at the Office 365 and SharePoint User Group meeting in Christchurch. All in 25 minutes.

2016 47

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?

2016 41

Shared Group Discourse Impacts on Productivity

Michael Sampson - Currents

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

2015 32

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!

2012 36

Social Business Is People to People Business – The Movistar Story


People to People. . People are people. And once you do business with them as people that’s all what remains.

The simplest facilitation tip to build group capacity

Chris Corrigan

Thinking that the facilitator has the answers is one of the biggest problems with the way people are entrained to relate to facilitators. Because you are guiding a process, many people will feel that you are also an authority on what to do. Invite people to keep their hands up, and then utter these magic words.

2015 23

What’s more important? People or structures?

Net-Map Toolbox

If you look at any great change, in your organization, in history, and you ask people to describe who this happened, most likely you will get one of these two stories: Story 1. If you wanted it to happen again, you would have to find the right people again and that’s the only way it would work. Story 2.

2012 40

How to Network From Your Desk (For Introverts and Busy People)

Partnering Resources

It can be hard for introverts to do a lot of the activities normally considered to be networking, especially the large group meet-and-greets.

2013 99

Getting People to Change

Hildy Gottlieb

If creating the world we want means getting people to change what they currently do, how can we get people to change?

Connecting individuals in a large group meeting

Viv Mcwaters

This week I’m taking part in a global meeting of about 80 or so people and have about an hour to do some connecting activities.

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


It will help change, or snape, your prospecting on managing things and people. that you would find out there. Truly fascinating!  . Loved it!

2012 81

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.

2013 21

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.

The Metamovement: Moving Beyond Marches and People in the Street

How to Save the World

The group is about half the size of Portland’s, though attendance at their General Assembly was almost as high. And what about committees?:

2011 41

six groups -

John Tropea - Delicious Community

hilfe 42 minutes ago on [link] Replies(0) Larisa haii hab euch lieb 43 minutes ago on [link] Replies(0) julie joined The Ashley Tisdale FanClub about 1 hour ago on [link] Replies(0) Explore other communities Gast79779 bitte schreib about 1 hour ago on [link] Replies(0) All messages Meet 17104 People in 2357 Communities ! No website? Way cool!

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.

Action storming for tackling difficult people

Viv Mcwaters

The question comes up sooner or later: “How do you deal with difficult people?” We being moi, Johnnie Moore and Simo Routarinne ).

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. With that as our context, we looked at the messages identified so far, which  had been printed out as cards , and discussed them in groups to see how they might be relevant to the challenges.

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. With that as our context, we looked at the messages identified so far, which  had been printed out as cards , and discussed them in groups to see how they might be relevant to the challenges.

(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.

Jive 50

How helpful is journalism for People Powered Change? Further thoughts.

Social Reporter

As I wrote here there’s no people powered communication – so no certainty that the five ppchange investments will join up.

2011 34

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.

2014 31

The Group Work Site in SharePoint 2010 - "strange, inconsistent, weird, and unusable"

Michael Sampson - Currents

It includes Group Calendar, Circulation, Phone-Call Memo, the Document Library, and the other basic lists. ". From Exchange? Weird even. 5.

Overlapping communities by multiple group membership: quantum behavior in social networks

Bas Rues

People are nodes, and they are connected to other nodes. The above results in people being member of more groups than they were before.

Stop people making bad commitments and poor estimates

The Bumble Bee

You just stopped short of a group hug. People are even claiming they don't remember taking any actions. Imagine the scenario.

Connecting people in large groups

Chris Corrigan

Viv McWaters posts her thoughts on how to connect people in large group settings. One of the first things I like to do when attending an event is to see who else will be there, and who I know, or people I’d like to meet in person. I don’t think I’m alone. Facilitation Improv

Three Networking Types: People You’ll Meet while Searching For Your Next Job

Partnering Resources

At Partnering Resources, we prefer to talk about networking as an ongoing activity, not just as something people do when they need a new job.

2013 46

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.

BIG’s People Powered Change may catalyse a more bottom-up big society

Social Reporter

With the launch this week of People Powered Change , the Big Lottery sets out its plans for a distinctive niche in the Big Society agenda , supporting local bottom-up community projects. BIG Lottery Fund is refreshing its England wide portfolio of programmes around the concept of People Powered Change. Credit due for transparency).

2011 41

How my bad French made me a better facilitator

Net-Map Toolbox

My French on the other hand… well… I understand most of what people say. And I can survive very well. image credit: [link].

2015 71

If you want more participants, invite less people!

Net-Map Toolbox

draw a Net-Map with a group) and there are 30 people in the room, they are all participants, right? And the interesting thing is: The bigger the group, the smaller the number of active participants becomes. So, in a group of 7 you might have 7 active contributors. Sounds counter-intuitive, right? Well, not really.