E2.0 Santa Clara: Architecting the Building Blocks of Enterprise Social Networking
NOVEMBER 12, 2011
Slideshare did not handle the builds and colors correctly but you should be able to decipher most of how the presentation flows. If you are at the Santa Clara event, hope to see you there.
Doing What You're Passionate About
OCTOBER 30, 2012
If you’re lucky, there is some aspect of your professional life that your passionate about – something that sparks your intellectual curiosity, something that compels you to advocate for something or someone – something that actually inspires you.
Literature Review: Improving Work Practices in Times of Change
NOVEMBER 21, 2011
Below is the literature review submitted today for my Understanding Media Studies course. The goal is not so much to deliver a thorough synthesis of the field since this is the first course in the first semester of the Masters program.
Activity Streams: Moving Beyond Event Aggregation
JANUARY 17, 2011
When it comes to 2011 trends, I posted earlier on " Enterprise 2.0: A Transition From Destination Site to Platform Services ". Rather than publish a short list, I wanted to take some time to explore each trend in more depth. In this post, I want to examine the topic of Activity Streams. Trend : Activity streams will continue to be a much hyped capability within social platforms.
Towards A More Participatory Culture: Enterprise Q&A
JANUARY 19, 2012
In October of 2011, AIIM (the Association for Information & Imaging Management, a non-profit research, community and educational association), published a survey-based report that examined social business and Enterprise 2.0 trends. I had the good fortune to hear about the results first-hand when I co-presented with AIIM’s President, John Mancini , on a social networking panel at the Gilbane Conference held in Boston last November. John summarized the work and results of the study.
Changing IT Mindsets From Deployment To Adoption
JANUARY 24, 2011
I’ve always found it interesting why the various tools we’ve previously thoughts as the “right answer” are continually replace by tools we believe to be “the next right answer”. We used to love e-mail back in the nineties – now we know hold it in disregard. We now think micro-blogging and activity streams will solve the e-mail problem. I wonder how long it will take for us to complain about those tools and pontificate eloquently about the next right answer that should replace them. The point?
Are We In A "Post E2.0 Era"?
JANUARY 2, 2012
I just read an interesting report from my ex-colleague Larry Cannel from Gartner (" The Post-2.0 Era: Social in the Context of My Work "). It was recently published under the Burton IT1 Research if you have access. My thoughts - not directly in response to Larry's report, just in general concerning Enterprise 2.0 which is what came to mind as I read the document). Are We In The Post-2.0 Era? . And No. The term “Enterprise 2.0” (E2.0) has been around since 2006.
Leveraging Use Case Scenarios To Illustrate Social Media & Social Networking Risks
JUNE 3, 2011
Delivered at AiiM info 360 March 2011, Washington DC. Social Media & Social Networking: A Cautionary Tale. View more presentations from Mike Gotta. . Enterprise 2.0 Social Networking & Collaboration
Theorizing On Network Ties & Structures
JANUARY 31, 2011
In earlier posts (" Teams, Communities, And Social Networks "), I outlined some thoughts on how group structures are themselves social networks however the reverse is not always true: "Teams and communities are social networks. In fact, you could basically say that all teams and communities are social networks but not all social networks are teams and communities.
Enterprise 2.0: A Transition From Destination Site To Platform Services
JANUARY 4, 2011
I wanted to avoid the dramatic posting of trends that are brief, and fail to either say all that much, or provide the necessary context and rationalization for positions taken. Instead, I thought I would take some time to reflect on what is happening and assess some of the transitions in a way that you hopefully find helpful. This first post concerns Enterprise 2.0 and social network sites: Trend : The focus of “Enterprise 2.0”-related
Design Considerations For Enterprise Social Networks
AUGUST 2, 2012
While enterprise social networking has been covered extensively in the media and by IT analyst firms, one of the least discussed aspects of the topic has been the issue of design and the potential impact of design on employee adoption of such tools and applications. At the June Enterprise 2.0
Youth & Privacy: Research Shows That They Do Care
DECEMBER 22, 2011
There’s an unfortunate myth that persists when it comes to youth and privac (at least in my opinion, based on research and findings I've read). While it’s fashionable to make broad claims that “youth don’t care about privacy”, there are credible studies that have been conducted by reputable researchers that show that youth do indeed care about privacy.
Enabling Participation: More Art Than Science
JANUARY 25, 2011
Over the years, I’ve talked to a lot of project teams and people involved in Enterprise 2.0 initiatives. What I’ve derived from those interactions is that the biggest hurdle to success has to do with the “soft” issues related to adoption. As a follow-up to my earlier post, I’ve summarized some of the techniques employed by project teams to encourage changes in people's attitudes and behaviors (e.g., the value of participation).
Enterprise 2.0 Five Years Later: From Tools To Platforms To Ecosystems
JUNE 6, 2011
In 2006, Andrew McAfee’s article on Enterprise 2.0, along with subsequent works, helped organizations think about how people use social software to more effectively share information and connect with one another. With an initial focus on tools (e.g., blogs, wikis), organizations undertaking “E2.0” initiatives began a long journey to improve the way employees build communities and collaborate on business activities.
Adding Social Context To Enterprise Architecture
APRIL 5, 2011
Social networking is redefining the workforce and creating a new frontier for enterprise architects. Increased mobility, generational shifts, new tools, and the changing digital lifestyle of workers bring an opportunity to embrace borderless relationships and foster collaboration in an open environment. I recently recorded a three-part video series that summarizes some of my thinking in this area. To view the series, visit Social Networking in the Enterprise. . Design for a New Social Dynamic.
Enterprise 2.0 Workshop: Organization Next (Screencast Overview)
JUNE 16, 2011
The Enterprise 2.0 Conference in Boston next week will include a workshop on Monday afternoon titled "Organization Next". In this screencast (see link below), I provide some background context to the workshop and outline some of the issues we'll be tackling. I also highlight the agenda, introduce our thourght leaders who will facilitate the session, and highlight the practitioners joining us to share their stories and learnings from the day. Enterprise 2.0
Drawing Parallels & Making Connections Between Youth & Employee Learning
JANUARY 6, 2011
One of the things I like to do is to explore areas outside the enterprise space to see if there are connections, crossover transitions, or parallels that can be learned and applied back to the enterprise. Below are two videos that I thought have some of those attributes.
Collaborative Thinking: The Value Of Being A "Generalist"
FEBRUARY 4, 2008
What does it take to be "good at everything but nothing in particular"? The article below does a great job at describing traits necessary for people to excel in a variety of jobs and professions. Well articulated and worth reading
Organization Next: Managing the Networked Workspace
MARCH 11, 2011
The Human Capital Institute is offering a webinar sponsored by Cisco that will air on April 26, 2011; details below: Organization Next: Managing The Networked Workspace. Social, economic, environmental, and technological forces continuously transform the relationship between organizations and employees. The traditional “workplace” is disappearing, courtesy of globalization, communications, the consumerization of IT, and recent market upheavals.
Enterprise 2.0 Conference: Call For Papers Community, Voting Process
JANUARY 10, 2011
For the upcoming Enterprise 2.0 conference in Boston this year, I have submitted three sessions that I hope the community finds helpful and relevant. Cisco coordinates submissions so you may find these under the name of “ SGumpert ” rather than my name. Sandra is coordinating the submissions. I have elaborated on my sessions below. If you find them valuable, I hope you take the time to participate in the community process and vote for these proposals. Thanks!
Design Considerations For Enterprise Social Networks: Identity, Graphs, Streams & Social Objects
JANUARY 26, 2012
I've submitted a proposal for the Enterprise 2.0 conference in Boston. Feedback appreciated on the session and if it's worthwhile, indicate so with a "thumbs up". Thanks. link]. . Enterprise 2.0
Millennials at Work: Reshaping the Workplace: Research From PwC
DECEMBER 15, 2011
Interesting research on workforce trends: PwC Survey: Millennials at work 2011. View more presentations from PwC. . . Social Networking & Collaboration
Efficiency vs. Exploration
SEPTEMBER 4, 2008
FYI, I enjoyed reading the article: Wellsprings of Creation: Perturbation and the Paradox of the Highly Disciplined Organization ??? HBS Working Knowledge. Executive Summary: Many organizations struggle to balance the conflicting demands of efficiency and innovation. Organizations can become more efficient in the short run by replacing costly, unpredictable problem solving activity with consistent, streamlined routines. However, this efficiency often comes at the cost of long-run adaptability.
Abstract: Social Capital: Its Origins and Applications in Modern Sociology
DECEMBER 29, 2011
Source : Portes, A. 1998). Social Capital: Its Origins and Applications in Modern Sociology. Annual Reviews. Abstract. Portes is professor of sociology at Princeton University. His primary focus is on economic sociology with an emphasis on immigration and urbanization. In this paper, Portes examines the origins of social capital, concentrating mostly on the works of Bourdieu, Loury, and Coleman.
Annotated Bibliography: Background For Literature Review Project
NOVEMBER 7, 2011
Due to the storm and subsequent outages that hit CT last week, my annotated bibliography is not as complete as I originally intended but it's almost there. There are several additional resources I plan to add. The information below builds out a scholary foundation that will evolve into a Literature Review and then a "mock thesis" report as part of my Masters in Media Studies (first year). . References. Albrechtslund, A. 2008). Online Social Networking as Participatory Surveillance.
Avoid Profile Potpourri
FEBRUARY 1, 2009
Connectbeam is one of those first-movers in the market that often gets overlooked but they continue to do some creative things (see below).
Participation Models: Observations On The Future Of Civic Engagement
FEBRUARY 23, 2011
Interesting study worth reading. Long-range "food for thought" as generational shifts change the nature of participation in the workplace as well. What engagement models transfer, etc. Does the Internet make for more engaged citizens? For many youth, the answer is yes, according to a new study by civic learning scholars. Posted February 23, 2011. IRVINE, Calif.
Screencast: Employee Profiles & Social Network Sites
OCTOBER 19, 2010
I recorded a short (11 minute) screencast this morning to help a customer better understand the role of employee profiles within social network sites.
Mock Thesis Proposal: Personal Support Networks During Periods Of Employee Transition, Part 1
DECEMBER 12, 2011
Abstract. Social Network Sites (SNS) create multiple affordances employees leverage during their employment lifecycle. In this Masters Thesis, I examine how a SNS helps employees during transitional periods such as: joining the company, moving into a new position, and navigating through organizational disruption.
Abstract: Tweet Tweet Retweet: Conversational Aspects of Retweeting on Twitter.
OCTOBER 10, 2011
Source: danah boyd, Scott Golder, and Gilad Lotan."Tweet Tweet Tweet Retweet: Conversational Aspects of Retweeting on Twitter." Proceedings of HICSS-42, Persistent Conversation Track. Kauai, HI: IEEE Computer Society January 5-8, 2010. Abstract. In this article, boyd, Golder, and Lotan briefly explain Twitter before assessing one type of Twitter syntax, its “RT” (retweet) function.
Getting Ready For Enterprise Connect
FEBRUARY 17, 2011
I will be heading to Enterprise Connect - looking forward to someplace warm without 80+ inches of snow! - the post below sets the stage for what I'll be doing (Cisco Quad): One of the new themes at this year’s Enterprise Connect conference is “The Social Enterprise”. The topic should be viewed as a welcome addition to the event. Until now, the Enterprise 2.0 conference has been the primary community gathering for those interested in collaboration, communities, and social networking.
Browse, Build and Share Real-time Streams with DataSift
JANUARY 17, 2011
An interesting read given my post today on Activity Streams: A core feature of the real-time web is the continuously updating real-time streams of information. These streams are commonly generated by social networks and with the continued uptake of social networking the amount of information is only going to increase. This will continue to introduce opportunities for companies to create products and services that extract value from that vast amount of data.
Social Network Sites As Connective Infrastructure
JANUARY 4, 2011
One of the more interesting articles I came across while on winter break was the dissertation abstract and presentation below on the role social network sites play as people adapt to different life transitions. The idea of "connectivity infrastructure" I thought was very relevant and influenced some of the points I made in an earlier post " Enterprise 2.0: A Transition From Destination Site To Platform Services ".
Expertise Location: Don't Forget Process & Cultural Factors
OCTOBER 25, 2010
The post below on expertise location is an update from an earlier Collaborative Thinking post " Expertise Location: Not Just A Tooling Issue " published on January 28, 2010. We have probably all found ourselves in a situation where we knew there was somebody in the organization that could help us with a problem but we had no idea of how to find them.
Collaboration: It's Not About The Tools
OCTOBER 21, 2010
A few of my recent blog posts have started a bit of a debate - which is great! Peter O'Kelly (former Burton Group analyst and now at Microsoft) responded to my points with this post. Peter remains committed to a framework we all contributed to that he has since refined. His post is worth reading. Craig Roth at Gartner (my old boss), has weighed in as well with this post " The Collaboration Spaces vs. Communication Channels Argument Continues ". Craig's post is also worth reading. .
Stigmergic Collaboration: Environments Matter
OCTOBER 13, 2010
Another interesting article (2006) - key points I think are relevant but overlooked when it comes to the concept of stigmerg y and its influence on collaboration: the role of communication to enable effective collaboration, and the influence of "social negotiation" to guide the collaboration process of small teams. Most concepts of collaboration are unfortunately very document and workspace centric. We tend to think of communication as something divorced from "joint work".
Social Media & Innovation
FEBRUARY 12, 2010
Now that the SharePoint 2010 report on social computing is in the production queue, time to move on to my next report: . Working Title: "Leveraging Social Media Within Innovation Strategies". Target Audience : Innovation program managers, innovation project teams, decision-makers involved in collaboration and social media strategies, IT managers, architects, and others involved in knowledge management efforts. Problem Statements: Have economic realities impacted innovation efforts?
Ten Reasons Why "Enterprise RSS" Has Failed To Become Mainstream
JANUARY 14, 2009
The article below is interesting in that it does call out a dark truth - enterprise adoption of feed syndication tools has been lacking. However, the article disappoints because it gives too much credit to feed readers as the reason. I wish it was that easy. There are a host of reasons why Enterprise RSS has not taken off yet (vs. died).
Can Ethnography Save Enterprise Social Networking
SEPTEMBER 20, 2012
To read the full article: Can Ethnography Save Enterprise Social Networking (guest blog post on Ethnography Matters ). Editor’s note: Enterprise software systems. Sounds a bit boring and inhuman. But they’re not!
Immersive Collaboration: "Design We Can All Live With"
SEPTEMBER 29, 2010
Very interesting to watch - and showcases the impact immersive collaborative experiences can have on transforming design practices.