January, 2012

Michelle Laurie

Workshop Alert – Rosviz is back!

Michelle Laurie

I am excited to announce the 3rd annual graphic facilitation workshop (aka Rosviz!) in beautiful Rossland, BC, Canada, July 18-20th, 2012. Drawing on Walls at the 2011 Graphic Facilitation Workshop in Rossland, B.C. You are invited to this experiential workshop which takes place almost entirely at the drawing surface! We’ll start the evening of July18th by warming up our drawing muscles and silencing those pesky inner censors.

I support the protest….keep the Internet free and open

Michelle Laurie

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Michelle Laurie

My icons on networks, connections and strategy. As I blog into 2012, it’s important to reflect on what I hope to achieve with my blog this year. First, blogging is a personal practice where I reflect on work and ideas that intrigue me. The act of blogging forces me to consolidate my thoughts, articulate them and share. As an independent consultant, I don’t have office colleagues to do this with at the water cooler hence blogging is my metaphorical water cooler.

Facilitation Resource Alert

Michelle Laurie

Hello facilitators and non-facilitators! Where do you look for ideas, inspiration and validation when you want to design, host or facilitate a great meeting? I have a set of people, books and weblinks that I often go to when I get started on a new project that involves facilitation of a meeting/workshop/conference/etc. Recently, thanks to Full Circle Associates , I was led to a website that shares the Group Pattern Language Deck.

2011 in review – Thanks WordPress!

Michelle Laurie

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. It’s been great to review the stats they generated including the top 5 referring sites, top blog posts, searches by visitors and more. Thanks WordPress for all the great info! Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 6,300 times in 2011. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 5 trips to carry that many people.

Reflections from 2011 – Is Employee Engagement Still a Myth?

Elsua

My TEDxRainier Talk on The Soulful Company

Alchemy of Change

I'm excited to share my TEDxRainier talk on "The Soulful Company." This talk will serve as a catalyst to shift my focus here at Alchemy of Change into a place for exploring some of the questions I hope to pique with this talk. The Soulful Company B Corporation corporations drive meaning mission soulful company

Reading is (Still) Fundamental

Evolving Web

recently tweeted this after mulling over the differences I’ve seen while working with various clients. Some of them have practically been begging people to slow down, finish less with higher quality, and to take time out to read.

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List of 12 Top Social Media Podcasts in 2012

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Do you want to know the best social media podcasts for you or just want to increase your podcast listening around Facebook, Twitter, social media, online communities and so on? Here is a list I came up with – you might have more social media podcasts to add to the list. If so, yell out.

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Google Tiers Search into the Global, Social and Personal

Alchemy of Change

By connecting Google+ to search, Google is tiering web search into three, very useful, layers: global search, social search and personal search. Connection Technologies Contextual Computing Google Google Search Plus Your World personal search search social search

Place is a Tag: How Your Phone Should Work

Alchemy of Change

Get ready for the geo-tag - and a revolution in the way you use your phone to search the places around you! Contextual Computing Local Android crowd-source del.icio.us Diigo geo-tag geoloqi Google Google Maps GPS iPhone local meridian search semantic Wikipedia Windows Phone

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IBM Lotusphere and CONNECT 2012 – Here We Go Again! #ls12 #IBMConnect

Elsua

Yesterday was my last vacation day and today, once again, to kick off another exciting year ahead of living social , and a few other things, I am sure!, I am on the road again on what means my first business trip of the year, with plenty more to come along over the next few months!

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Want to Trust Your Employees? Give Them All Unlimited Vacation Days

Elsua

The Joy of Choice

Elsua

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Towards A More Participatory Culture: Enterprise Q&A

Collaborative Thinking

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.

The 1-minute guide to the mobile classroom

e-Moderation Station

Photo by Milica Sekulic. Wondering how to start introducing elements of mLearning (mobile learning) into your language classes? Here are five ways to do so, starting from simple recognition type activities to more complex project work. 1 Show and tell.

Building an Integrated Social Media Dashboard

The Bumble Bee

I have been looking for way to monitor and track all my websites/blogs plus all my social media accounts (linkedIN, Twitter etc) from a single dashboard. I figured this would be pretty easy - a thing that most people would want to do! Not so - despite the abundance of great social media tools I found it surprisingly difficult to find one which met all my requirements. Social Networking

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Enterprise Social Software Will be Pervasive by 2016 - Perhaps

Portals and KM

The Forrester report, Social Enterprise Apps Redefine Collaboration , predicts that enterprise social software twill become a $6.4 Billion market in 2016. Juan Carlos Perez provides a nice summary of the Forrester report.  He notes that according to Forrester, will grow strongly in the coming years, surpassing the demand for more traditional communications and collaboration products, The latter point is an interesting one. 

Missing Pieces: The Activity Stream Aggregator

Collaborative Thinking

Industry discussions on the value of activity streams have been going on for a few years. The concept is pretty straightforward. Social network sites (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn in the consumer space as well as many enterprise social software vendors) display a chronological list of human-readable content fragments that describe actions taken by people and applications. For example, in Facebook this capability is referred to as a News Stream.

Are We In A "Post E2.0 Era"?

Collaborative Thinking

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.

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The place of ‘the teacher’ in relation to open content

Jenny Connected

Change Mooc, Week 18: Richard DeMillo, Ashwin Ram, Preetha Ram, and Hua Ali. Social Networks, Learning Communities, and Web Science – [link]. See also. Web Concepts: Change in Education and the Laws of the Web . Updated pdf available for download from Rich DeMillo, Mike McCracken and Ashwin Ram’s first #change11 session for week 20. Social Capital : PDF available for download from Preetha Ram and Hua Ai’s #change11 session for week 20. _.

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The place of ‘the teacher’ in relation to open content

Jenny Connected

Change Mooc, Week 18: Richard DeMillo, Ashwin Ram, Preetha Ram, and Hua Ali. Social Networks, Learning Communities, and Web Science – [link]. See also. Web Concepts: Change in Education and the Laws of the Web . Updated pdf available for download from Rich DeMillo, Mike McCracken and Ashwin Ram’s first #change11 session for week 20. Social Capital : PDF available for download from Preetha Ram and Hua Ai’s #change11 session for week 20. _.

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Shifts in 2011 Inc. 500 Social Media Usage

Portals and KM

I have been writing about the work of Nora Ganim Barnes and her colleagues at the Center for Marketing Research at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth for some time. See my last post on them: Is Social Media Reaching a Plateau in America's Largest Companies? They recently released a new study on the usage of social media in fast-growing corporations. This new study continues the Center’s work on Inc.

JackBe Presto Provides Self-Service Business Intelligence on a Mobile Basis

Portals and KM

I have writtten about JackBe several times over the past few years and watched their evolution from a mashup provider to using their technology to support a new wave of business intelligence (see for example, JackBe’s Presto provides Real-Time Intelligence with a Focus on the Business User ).

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Lotusphere 2012 Notes: Monday Morning Press Q&A

Portals and KM

This is another in a series of my notes on Lotusphere 2012. I am very pleased to be back again after last year.

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Just Released: Why Plans Fail: Cognitive Bias, Decision Making, and Your Business.

Evolving Web

A few months ago, I wrote a series of posts in this blog about cognitive bias. Those became the pre-writing for this short ebook: Why Plans Fail. It’s $2.99, or free if you have Amazon Prime.

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Social Architecture (a manifesto) | Management Innovation eXchange

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Management Innovation eXchange. Its time to reinvent management. You can help. Search. Connect Log In. Management Innovation eXchange. Stories. Hacks. Barriers. M-Prize. Moonshots. Mavericks. MIX TV. About the MIX. Home › Hacks. Hack: Social Architecture (a manifesto). by Luc Galoppin - COO.

Blog>> The Confluence of Human Resource and Knowledge Management

Green Chameleon

I will be speaking to a group of HR professionals on the confluence of KM and HR ( webpage ). I am interested in the intersections of both business disciplines, and how one might support the other in better managing their organisation’s human capital.

Social Media Training for February March 2012

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

If you are in Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane I am teaching some one day hands on courses on social media campaigns, Facebook and Twitter, also 1/2 day courses on LinkedIn or Google Plus. Handson means the practical exercises are computer based (we have a lab).

Computer Science is not Digital Literacy

SocialTech

I'm a huge fan of the current wave of enthusiasm and political will to transform the way that ICT is delivered in schools. This morning at BETT, the UK's Education Secretary Micheal Gove will outline the Government's endorsement of the development of Computer Science and hopefully, a more interesting, relevant and creative computing curriculum.

Why is Twitter So Mad at Google?

Alchemy of Change

Twitter is mad at Google for connecting Google+ with search - and for commoditizing their service in the process. How this might not be such a bad thing. Network Strategies Facebook Flickr Google Twitter

Lotusphere 2012 Notes: Social Business for SMBs

Portals and KM

This is another in a series of my notes on Lotusphere 2012. I am very pleased to be back again after last year. It covers “Social Business for SMBs,” (Speakers: IBM Clients - The Law Offices of LaVan & Neidenberg, Czarnowski, and others). Ed Brill hosted the session.

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Instant Customer Data Analysis using Excel: worked example

The Bumble Bee

One of the most useful aspects of Microsoft Excel is its ability to quickly slice and dice customer data from live systems to identify important trends and behaviors which can inform strategy.

Innovation agency NESTA announces hyperlocal media research and funding

Social Reporter

The UK innovation agency NESTA is starting a major exploration of the future of hyperlocal media – covering everything from struggling local papers, and reduced local BBC services, through to new Government-backed local TV, and the blogs, online communities and radio stations run by passionate digital activists. Some work is underway to map the hyperlocal landscape, undertaken by Damian Radcliffe.

Lotusphere 2012 Notes: Mobile, Bring Your Own Device

Portals and KM

This is another in a series of my notes on Lotusphere 2012. I am very pleased to be back again after last year. These notes cover the Monday individual press session, Mobile, Bring Your Own Device, with Rob Ingram, Senior Manager, Mobile Communication Strategy, IBM. Rob said there are three parts to IBM’s mobile strategy: collaboration for end users, mobile apps for consumer Web sites, and security and device management including such issues as VoIP. 

The Intercession of a Thousand Small Sanities

How to Save the World

diagram from my earlier blog post explaining what complex systems are and how they differ from ‘merely complicated’ systems.

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Group Works Card Deck – A Joyful Announcement

How to Save the World

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How to Revive a “Dead” Online Community

Managing Communities

photo credit: ornello_pics Josh Barraza asked if I would talk about how you can revive a “dead” online community. That’s a great suggestion. Before we talk about the how, there are a couple of simple truths that we need to keep in mind. The definition of “dead” will vary by person, by community and by [.]. Community Cultivation Managing the Community Promoting Your Community

No, You Can't Pick My Brain. It Costs Too Much - Forbes

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Business. Autos. Energy. Logistics & Transportation. Media & Entertainment. Pharma & Healthcare. Retail. SportsMoney. Strategies & Solutions. Wall Street. Washington. The Business Of College Football. Investing. Advisor Network. Bonds. Commodities & Currencies. International. Intelligent Investing. Markets. Mutual Funds. Options. Personal Finance. Real Estate. Retirement. Stocks. Taxes. Best And Worst Gold Bets For Next Year. CIO Network. Data Driven. Games. Green Tech. Human Ingenuity.

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Blog>> KM and the Bigger Picture

Green Chameleon

Waltraut Ritter has a scathing and important critique of KM in general and the MAKE awards in particular, taking some pot shots at some of the participating case studies at KM Asia 2011 in the process (scroll down to the 22 Nov entry). “Knowledge management practices are often narrowly focusing on internal operations and not addressing larger questions about the nature and sustainability of the knowledge driving the organization.

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