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Diversity is hard

Jenny Connected

Source of image. In doing this we reduce diversity. This tendency to try to reduce diversity is not only evident in online networks. 2016). Adaptive.

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London as a #networkedcity gains support at first event. Now here’s the plan

Social Reporter

First published on mediablends.com. We had a terrific meeting at Newspeak House earlier this week,  which I trailed as the launch of the London Networked City exploration. In addition the future of organisations like LVSC and GVA is in doubt. Updates. Event details now here. Signup to an email discussion list. January 31 event signup. All posts

Teamwork Needs Healthy Friction to Collaborate and Get Work Done More Effectively

Elsua

 . Who would have thought something so relatively simple and mundane as food would be the glue for your team(s) to work together more effectively?

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‘The New World’. Fact and Truth in 2017

Jenny Connected

  Source of image. Every day this week, BBC Radio 4 is broadcasting a 45-minute programme at 9.00 am bearing the title ‘The New World’. Fact and truth.

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Business Models for Global Transformation Networks

Networking Action

What are the business models for Global Action Networks (GANs) – global multi-stakeholder change networks like the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), Transparency International (TI) and the Global Water Partnership (GWP)? That was the question addressed by a new report for … Net Dev

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Transformation Governance is Taking Off

Networking Action

Transformation governance is collective decision-making and action processes to realize deep change. It is relevant to every issue arena. It is not about “government”; rather it is the much broader processes that can involve many stakeholders…indeed, many see transformation governance … Net Dev

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Re-Imagining Grocery Shopping – the Video on Amazon Go

Michael Sampson - Currents

More from Amazon on its new Amazon Go grocery concept store. And Larry at ZDNet contemplates the implications of Go for various sectors.

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Happy Holidays: Free Digital Versions of Digital Habitats!

Full Circle Associates

It is hard to believe we finished “ Digital Habitat: Stewarding technology for communities ” back in 2009. grateful!). Happy Holidays!

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My Top 5 iOS Apps of the Week – Week #13

Elsua

If that deck doesn’t convince otherwise, I don’t know what would, frankly. Really good work! . Thus without much further ado, let’s get down to it:   .

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A-Z of authors I have learned from this year

Jenny Connected

To follow my last post – A-Z of my year – I have been thinking about my reading this year. For others, there are none. Only one is a novel.

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Societal Change System Stewards: A large systems change frontier

Networking Action

Addressing large systems change challenges such as sustainable energy, health care and poverty can be greatly enhanced by development of powerful societal change systems (SCSs) comprising all those organizations, projects and programs aiming to realize change. SCS Stewards can greatly … Net Dev

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Digital Workplace Predictions for 2017 – by Paul Miller

Michael Sampson - Currents

Writing on the Digital Workplace Group blog, Paul shares his ten predictions for digital workplaces in 2017. One in particular has been a focus of mine for the past decade: 2. Focus shifts from “firing up tech” to changing behaviour and culture. This is a striking change that we in the Digital Workplace Group have seen strongly in 2016.

And that’s a wrap!

Viv Mcwaters

We wish you a fabulous festive season, and a happy healthy, and above all, playful  2017. YARPP powered by AdBistro Powered by. General

When Context Transcends Change Management

Elsua

What if  everything we have been told about Change Management over the course of the last few decades was all just … plain  wrong? That hurts. A lot! .

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Mad Old Gitesse Syndrome

Jenny Connected

This post has been sparked by an article in The Times Higher Education (Dec 8 th , 2016) – ‘What does retirement mean for academics’ , in which Lincoln Allison , Eric Thomas and Richard Larschan reflect on ‘the next phase’ of scholarly life. Being this age several of my friends and family are ‘retired’. For others ‘academic work lingers’.

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115 Must Know Facts about Social Media

Networking Action

Social media is an increasingly important change tool. I was sent this very interesting infographic that summarizes nicely some important social media qualities. Source: Skilled … Net Dev

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Help us co-design a Living Lab to show #thewayahead for London’s civil society

Social Reporter

Recently I’ve been writing at mediablends.com about a major initiative from London Funders, called The Way Ahead. system. How will it turn out?

The happy selfscanner: lessons about introducing new technologies

Joitske Hulsebosch

My supermarket introduced self-scanners. I'm not someone who is at the forefront of any new technology. She explained how easy it was.

Unlocking Civilisation Type 1 Through An Open Mind

Elsua

 . Today is my last working day of 2016, before I go offline ( from work ) for my winter holidays till mid January next year. Quite the opposite.

A-Z of my year

Jenny Connected

At this time of year my cousin sends me an A-Z of her year on a long slip of bright yellow paper inserted in a Christmas card. Anglesey in April.

Imagine if you were the type of leader YOU would want to follow

Viv Mcwaters

Fancy three days of fun, engaging learning on a theme of leading creative teams? YARPP powered by AdBistro Powered by.

A new focus for my blog: the new social learning

Joitske Hulsebosch

In 2005 I started this blog around communities of practices. Going back to my first blogpost I became nostalgic about the clear focus I had.

La Tapita Los Jose’s – ¡Viva La Tapa!

Elsua

The next one I can describe it with a simple, short, rather evocative sentence: ¡Viva la Tapa! Then be prepared to be wowed! . We all do it. No rush.

1st Global Conference on Positive Change

Networking Action

Join me and others at the 1st Global Conference on Positive Change 13 – 14 April 2017, The Netherlands … Net Dev

Survey instrument: digital workers’ preferences of informal learning opportunities in socio-technical learning ecosystem

Taming the spaces

The survey was developed based on the informal learning interactions in workplaces described by Ley and associates [2014]. The survey items elaborated possible socio-technical system functionalities using the ideas from the prototypes of Learning Layers tools.

Blog>> Catalogue of Journals Relating to Game-based Learning

Green Chameleon

Our friend and colleague Michael J. Sutton has published an annotated catalogue of journals that publish in game-based learning, simulations, gamification,virtual reality and immersive learning. He provides a brief description of the journal and its topical coverage as well as useful links. Check it out here

Online facilitation inspired by car dealers

Joitske Hulsebosch

We have recently bought a different car, a used car. We started with a search on the Internet. We met the first salesman there. test drive.

What’s in a Name?

Elsua

 .  . Why is it so difficult to change the title of your own personal business blog, specially, after such a long time? How would you call it?

Six Steps to Developing a Societal Change System

Networking Action

Large systems change efforts are greatly strengthened by strategies to create powerful Societal Change Systems (SCSs). Such systems are naturally occurring around any particular change challenge such as sustainable forestry, social justice and food security. However, they are largely invisible … Net Dev

Learning Alliances - Untitled Article

Learning Alliances

It is hard to believe we finished “ Digital Habitat: Stewarding technology for communities ” back in 2009 (after working on it off and on for 5 years). Seven years later the book is still selling on Amazon. And we hear that people still actually use it, even though the whole technology ecology has changed so much.  . mobi). epub).

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How-to Guides>> Behind the Curtain: Understanding the Search and Discovery Technology Stack

Green Chameleon

“Automagicality” has been one of the banes of knowledge management, and specifically within that, understanding the technologies that go into an effective search and discovery experience, and how different technologies can be combined. Enjoy! Download article

Whistle language Silbo is disappearing because of technology

Joitske Hulsebosch

I watched The Dutch comedian Javier Guzman on a lazy evening during the x-mas holidays, his shows is called Por Dios. In this show there is a story about the influence of technology I would like to share because it is really telling a story. Javier explains that the shepherd on the isle of La Gomera have a whistle language called Silbo.

Calma Chicha – Where Chill Out Meets Unconventional Contemporary Spanish Cuisine

Elsua

It is not only a treat to your eyes and ears with such a soothing ambience, but also to your tastebuds. Well, you are. The rest will be up to you … .

BlueJeans Huddle

Michael Sampson - Currents

BlueJeans Network announced the introduction of BlueJeans Huddle, a new way of setting up meeting rooms for video conferencing: The BlueJeans Huddle system is a combination of standard hardware and BlueJeans proprietary software that can turn any room into an interactive meeting space for a fraction of the cost of legacy in-room systems.