Patti Anklam

The Net Work of Change Agents

Patti Anklam

Change management has been on my mind a bit of late — especially since I was invited to participate in a panel on the topic in the knowledge management track at the SLA annual conference in San Diego last month.

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What’s New with SNA/ONA?

Patti Anklam

I just spoke with Carol Rozwell a few days ago. Carol is a Gartner analyst who has been following social network analysis for almost as long as I have been practicing it. Last year, she and her colleagues published the Market Guide for Social Network Analysis. I have worked with a couple of the companies listed, as well as a few others.

Trending Sources

KM 102

Patti Anklam

My last post generated a bit of interest and I was asked to do a “ KM 101 ” for a consulting company that develops customized performance management solutions.

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Changing the world of work: it takes a network

Patti Anklam

After a 3-year focus in the non-profit world where I have been supporting network weaving projects with social network surveys and analyses. See Networks and NonProfits ). I slowed, then dropped out of the social media stream of tweeting and blogging as my internal compass shifted.

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Co-Creation — because the knowledge is in the network

Patti Anklam

I heard a great talk this morning by Francis Gouillart, who along with Venkat Ramaswamy, authored The Power of Co-Creation: Build It with Them to Boost Growth, Productivity, and Profits. I’ve been hearing the term “co-creation&# in a number of contexts, so it was really good to get a real feel for what’s been happening

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A New Book for Big KM

Patti Anklam

I have written about the Three KMs: Big KM is about enterprise-wide knowledge management programs that start with a top-down strategy and seek to reach the farthest corners of the corporation Little KM is about the quiet application of KM methods to business problems in a way that just makes sense The third KM, personal

New themes for “Enterprise 2.0?

Patti Anklam

I spent two days at the Enterprise 2.0 conference in Boston last week to get the pulse of this emergent ecosystem of vendors, practitioners, consultants, and thought leaders and to connect with many of my favorite fellow travelers from the KM world. A lot has been written already about the conference, and as usual the

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Patti Anklam

It’s always a rich pleasure to hear June Holley talk about network weaving. A few weeks ago, she talked about Network Weaving in the Leadership Learning Community’s ongoing seminar series. In her talk, she outlined four key roles for network weavers and the primary activities for each.

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Net Work Investment

Patti Anklam

Since my book came out four years ago, I have been increasingly connecting with groups in the nonprofit sector, consulting with nonprofits, and trying to navigate the differences between enterprises and nonprofits.

Network Tensions

Patti Anklam

I was reminded recently during a meeting with a client about the importance of both distinguishing and acknowledging the tensions inherent in intentional networks.

Leadership & Networks: Complexity & Self-Managed Teams

Patti Anklam

A visit to Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts to see the marvelous glasswork of Dale Chihuly resonated in many ways, but salient for me was how looking at and reading about how these works are put together. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about leadership and networks. One of the key “tenets&# in my list

The Net Work of Leadership: Create the Space

Patti Anklam

My book, Net Work, is four years old. I was asked, recently, if it was still “authoritative&# or if there were newer works. I responded that I believe that it is still valid, especially since I only presaged the onslaught of social media and did not talk about particulars. Good thing, as Twitter had hardly

On the Platform

Patti Anklam

Enterprise 2.0 is in Boston next week. Since my press pass was approved, I’ve received emails from a number of vendors who’d like to talk to me about their products. Many of these emails refer to their products as platforms. I’m intrigued about platforms, not because I don’t understand the term, but because since reading

It takes a network: strategic planning

Patti Anklam

The Leadership Learning Community hosted a very good webinar this afternoon with Eugene Eric Kim, who talked about the process of strategic planning for the creation of the Wikimedia foundation. He spoke to the central question, inherent in creating large networks, is how to position and leverage the planning process to engage the network itself.

Intentional Networking à la Engelbart

Patti Anklam

Doug Engelbart passed away last week , and there have been modest acknowledgments about his passing, and his accomplishments, among which, of course his most famous — the invention of the computer mouse. The Economist had a nice obituary , too.).

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Patti Anklam

I’ve had the good fortune over the past two years to see my work shift into the nonprofit space. I miss some of my corporate clients, but it has been both a rewarding and a good learning experience to participate in this other world.

I’m with Phil. Won’t You Help, Too?

Patti Anklam

I suspect that not many people noticed there have been a small number of articles in fairly well-known media over the past several months about the Phil Campbell convention, the 2nd of its kind, planned for June 17 and 18th this year in the town of (can you guess it?) Phil Campbell, Alabama. Here’s what

The 5th SM

Patti Anklam

When I wrote the “first SM&# in my blog introducing The Four SMs, I added the note: During this time I’ll also be mulling (and hoping for your ideas) on the shadowy “5th” SM — the networked, community, purposeful use of social media to bind networks, causes, and events. I just don’t have a name for

The 3rd SM: Enterprise SM

Patti Anklam

The use of social media in the enterprise is, of course the playing field articulated by Andrew McAfee as Enterprise 2.0, first in his seminal article and then in his great book. He nicely captured the adoption of web 2.0 tools within the bounds of organizations. I think of the trajectory from the introduction of

Knowledge in the Network

Patti Anklam

Pulled off the bookshelf last month. The past few months I have been working on a few different projects for nonprofits, initially focused on network mapping or the development of a NetWorkShop, but slowly morphing into (or taking sideroads down) knowledge management.

Making SNA visible

Patti Anklam

I have written recently about the difficulty of “selling” or introducing network analysis projects. A couple of developments this week.

Connecting to Change the World

Patti Anklam

I’ve worked with Madeleine Taylor and Pete Plastrik on a number of network analysis projects over the past four years. They were writing Net Gains , a handbook for network builders, at the same time that I was writing Net Work, but we didn’t meet until a few years after that. They have both continued to contribute to understanding how the intentional creation, weaving, and nurture of networks supports social change.

Integrating Network Analysis into a Social Media/Collaboration Project

Patti Anklam

I have been recently been requested to participate in proposals (some leading to projects!) in which an organizational network analysis (ONA) is used in an integrated way during the development of a collaboration strategy. In each instance, I’ve found it necessary to write some educational “addenda” for attachment to the proposals.

New ONA Resources

Patti Anklam

This past week brought a few nodes in the interconnected map of resources (articles, papers, blogs) related to organizational network analysis (ONA). Maya Townsend (@mayapar), Partnering Resources , has begun to blog on Change, Talent, Strategy, and Collaboration. Two of her first posts reveal how intimately she combines her expertise in ONA with her organizational development and strategic consulting expertise.

Learning Opportunities for ONA

Patti Anklam

I’m pleased to announce that I’ve teamed with the Cai Kjaer and Laurie Lock Lee at Optimice and Marc Smith of Connected Action to offer an Online ONA Practitioner Course. The course includes: Access to my self-paced ONA learning module. Three 2-hour interactive virtual sessions with fellow learners. These sessions cover Scoping and Designing Your Project (with moi), Hands-On with ONA Surveys (with Kai and Laurie) and Hands-On with NodeX with (Marc).

Speaking of Networks and Net Work

Patti Anklam

I’ve been working (sometimes at full bore, sometimes in the background) on an organizational network analysis project since the spring. I’ve had the pleasure of working with clients in the nonprofit/NGO sector looking at the changes in networking behavior across countries in Asia Pacific. (I’m I’m just sharing the final report with my clients now, so

#e2conf Keynotes JP Rangaswami

Patti Anklam

JP Rangaswami, CIO and Chief scientist, BT Design was the first keynote speaker at Enterprise 2.0 in Boston Tuesday morning. Clearly aware of the high volume of tweeting, he acknowledeged that he knew he was talking at the “risk of being tweeted out of existence.&#. He is a person profoundly aware of the ways that the Internet

#e2conf The Real Story on Software Selection

Patti Anklam

Tony Byrne,( CMSWatch,which is now a component of The Real Story) is always worth listening to. He has such a rich experience in understanding how software applications meet user needs and is so knowledgeable about specific features of different software application that he has been able to condense a complicated subject into a useful set

#e2conf – Selling the Case

Patti Anklam

My posts over the next few days will be “live blogs&# from the Enterprise 2.0 conference in Boston. Rumor has it already that 50% of attendees are practitioners. I take this to mean that we are well over the “chasm&# in adoption and that the focus now is going to be on how to implement

Leadership and Networks

Patti Anklam

In the concluding chapter of my book, Net Work, I focused on “The Leader’s Net Work.&# From reading about and talking to leaders of networks, I arrived at the following set of prescriptions: Network intentionally (high performers are those who pay attention to their personal networks) Practice network stewardship (you can’t manage a network, you can only

Fernando Flores, Speech Acts, and Networks

Patti Anklam

One of the most powerful learning experiences in my time at Digital Equipment included immersion in a set of practices for effective communication. What I and my colleagues called “Contextual Management&# was derived from philosophies articulated and propagated by Fernando Flores. At the heart of these philosophies are speech acts, a linguistic concept identified by

Women actually say things

Patti Anklam

Catching up — and trying to get ahead of 2010. Some interest bits from latest reading. Saba, a company that specializes in enterprise-wide human capital management, has created 8 predictions for how social computing will improve the enterprise value chain. A key thread in the predictions themselves is the importance of supporting the ability of people

The Three KMs, Redux

Patti Anklam

A few months ago, I posted a series of blogs on theAppGap on what I called the “three KMs:&#. Big KM Little KM Personal KM (I also followed these with one of my latest themes, Personal Net Work.) These 3KM blogs were picked up on by the folks over at InMagic, who were kind enough to asked me to do

The Year of Personal Net Work

Patti Anklam

Chris Brogan writes about his strategy for deepening his personal networks. He starts off his list of tips with this one: “Devote two hours a week to this effort. If, out of the 60 hours an average person works, you can’t find two for this, reconsider how you’re running your day. This is not the only new

Socializing

Patti Anklam

I recently tweeted an observation of David Weinberger’s on how our language has shifted: Over the past decade, we’ve gone from talking about social circles to social networks. A circle draws a line around us. Networks draw lines among us. I liked the way he phrased it, and I also note that it is the word social

Dear Ada

Patti Anklam

I’m late, but haven’t forgotten my pledge to blog on Ada Lovelace day! I did include, in a talk that I gave this morning on social media, and to wish everyone a merry. I included the image above in my preso. This year, I’d like to honor my own cohort in technology, and the many

The Four SMs

Patti Anklam

Last year I wrote a short series of blogs on the AppGap called the “3 KMs:&# Big KM, Little KM, and Personal KM. I had made this set of distinction in preparing a talk for people who had no prior exposure to knowledge management, as a way of positioning for them the different ways that

The Second SM: Customer SM

Patti Anklam

Two years ago, I was invited to deliver a keynote about net work at a conference called “Community 2.0.&# Immersed as I have been for almost two decades in the work of communities of practice and networks, I expected to hear from and meet practitioners like myself. Instead, this conference was one of the first of

The Fourth SM: Personal SM

Patti Anklam

Social SM, Customer SM, Enterprise SM, and now the fourth (but not last!) SM: Personal SM. I think of personal SM as the collection of technologies and practices (note these are still entwined) support the development of personal intellectual and social capital. Social media supports: Finding and making connections, for example with LinkedIn. You can find out

#SOCRMx Week 5: Data Analysis

Jenny Connected

In this second half of the Introduction to Social Research Methods course the focus shifts from data generation and research methods to data analysis. Click on image for source).

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