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Connections are Different than Relationships

Alchemy of Change

Let me explain why I don’t anymore because I think it sheds some light on how relationships form over time. That line is their relationship.

Balancing Tasks & Relationships – The Art of Engagement

Alchemy of Change

It’s tricky because it forces us to strike a subtle balance between our tasks and our relationships. love his work. Again, I disagree. Engage.

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

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.

2011 143

Change Happens Through People – Even at Walmart

Alchemy of Change

Part 1:    Change Happens Through People – Even at Walmart. Meaningful People Power

Relationship Mapping and Monitoring with Yammer

Governance in a Networked World

Social network measures focus on the relationship. Relationships are jointly owned. direct response to a post creates a relationship.

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

Trust and Networks

Alchemy of Change

People who trust each other more easily forgive each other for the bumps that inevitably arise from working together. Trust makes networks work.

2011 155

How Social CRM “Friend Discovery” will Revolutionize the Way Organizations Collaborate

Alchemy of Change

From a technology perspective, this company can’t reach my friends without me because those relationships reside in  my social graph.

Reconciliation: a practical guide for non-indigenous people

Chris Corrigan

Most non-indigenous people think it was “all in the past.” Don’t wait for other people to create that legacy for you. You, also.

2015 22

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

Trusting People in This Social Age Is a Tough Job!


‘ But this is about relationships. Relationships are built on human interactions, on imperfections, not PR, on care, not follow-backs.’.

Google+ Hints at a Social Media Marketing Revolution

Alchemy of Change

In other words,  as a company, brand, or product, I can only circle people on Google+  with their permission,  which they give by circling me first. .

Google 130

People Powered Change needs ppchange communications

Social Reporter

There’s lots of aspiration towards this in People Powered Change, but no evident support. million of funding, including £2.2 Empty sites.

Who to Focus On

Alchemy of Change

So, I sketched this diagram and threw it on my Google+ page : (Yeah, the people who did the original have better handwriting than I do).

Focus 63

Consumer No More: How the Web Changes Us

Alchemy of Change

The problem is that all this eye-socket crap is still working with outdated assumptions about organizations’ relationships with stakeholders.

2011 58

How “Membranes” Build Great Organizations

Alchemy of Change

It is this ongoing, non-stop exchange of information, ideas, people, goods and services that animates the organization; it’s what gives it life.

2011 142

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. . Relationships. Listen up.

2014 31

Relationship Centric Teaching – Part 3 of ISS Fellowship

Full Circle Associates

also wanted to focus on relationship centric teaching using conversational approaches. Smart people fall into this trap all the time.

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?

Making Social CRM “Friend Discovery” Real

Alchemy of Change

Friend Discovery enables people to instantly discover friends who share an interest in some aspect of an organization. The CRM. Tweet.

Why Our Software Needs Social Context

Alchemy of Change

At lunch, you come across a table in deep discussion; you know some of the people, but not all. Recognizing Social Context. It depends.

2011 84

Re-Inventing Collaboration: CRM as Social Technology

Alchemy of Change

Though we don’t often see it as such, CRM (or Customer Relationship Management) truly is a social technology. Organizations use CRM to manage relationships with customers and partners, and one day they’ll likely use it to manage relationships with employees. which sales people used to manage customer contacts.

2011 70

An Exercise in Balancing Engagement

Alchemy of Change

” While recently at the Web of Change , I developed an exercise to help people better balance this tension between tasks and relationships.

3 Principles of “Friend Discovery” Social CRM

Alchemy of Change

Information about the organization’s relationships with its customers and other stakeholders belongs in the organization’s CRM database.

The Mesh: Why the Future of Business is Sharing

Alchemy of Change

It is this connectedness we all have to both people and things that Gansky refers to as “the mesh.&#. The Mesh in Economic Context. Tweet.

2011 63

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. The tagged database of interviews we maintain will help us act as brokers of these relationships.

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. It has features like those in Facebook and LinkedIn, emphasising relationships as well as content. More here about Knowledge Hub development. It worked pretty well -  reports here and here.

Small town NetMapping: Can informal relationships be captured within institutional analysis? (guest post by Jody Harris)

Net-Map Toolbox

Ministry staffing is minimal at District level, so I aimed to interview everybody employed in each District Ministry, from the Directors down to technical officers (around 5 people per ministry), and to snowball out from there to anyone else who came up in the interviews as crucial to the process. Enter NetMap.

Visualize Your Own LinkedIn Network

Alchemy of Change

InMaps isn’t just segmenting people by industry sector or some other category in LinkedIn; it’s far more subtle than that. Tweet.

Twitter's Golden Egg

Alchemy of Change

We’re also talking about a group of people with the collective power to shape public perception. Committing to Tweet Think about it.

Why Smart People are Reluctant to Share (Redux)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Rajesh says that smart people are reluctant to share because their expertise has become "obvious" to them and background thinking , hence they don't realize that others could benefit from it. Gia shares another perspective in her May 2008 blog post, Why is it so hard to get smart people to share? My Comments. 1. is still being tested.

A doorstop versus relationship rules

Viv Mcwaters

One way people try to scale talent is by having the talent create rules for the untalented to follow. It was 2001. It is, of course, possible.

Are You Tapping “Third-Order” Engagement?

Alchemy of Change

It requires a fundamental rethink of the organization – and how its processes for creating value can be opened up to people outside the organization. Fair enough… First & Second-Order Engagement Remember, engagement is a matter of  balancing tasks and relationships. They didn’t do it by tweaking. No question.

What American Idol Teaches Us About Customer Engagement

Alchemy of Change

First, the show gets millions of people to vote on performers before any record label sinks a dime into them. It’s a definite money maker.

Chit Chat + Relationship Building = $

Michelle Laurie

Networking is a medium to create relationships, learn about people and ultimately build trust. Small talk is a first step in networking.

How Come I Can’t Tune Klout?

Alchemy of Change

By moving the sliders, the lists of people I’m connected to dynamically adjust, re-ranked based on the particular weightings I’ve assigned.

2011 96

Get to Know Your Virtual Colleagues as People - and Good Things Happen (to Important Things Like Productivity)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Larry talks about the power of non-task and personal relationships as a contributor to the performance of distributed teams: " Most managers know about the water cooler effect. Not so much for what they specifically say about performance and collaboration as much as what they imply about the importance of social relationships to both. ".