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Technology: gender and politeness in Computer Mediated Communication

Joitske Hulsebosch

Gender and politeness in Computer Mediated Communication. They studied computer mediated communication (CMC), specifically work related emails in the Indian context (494 mails written by men and women were analysed). They notice that "CMC provides a link between oral and written communication, producing a categorical change which affects not only the notion of what the conversation is but the speaking-writing dichotomy as well.

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Collaborative Thinking: WebEx Connect: Tough Decisions Ahead For Large Enterprises

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Despite the drop in share price, this is a very prudent move by the company. Web conferencing will soon be a feature in a unified communications platform.

Practical examples: Power relations in negotiating a shared object in NGO-development cooperation

Joitske Hulsebosch

Tiina Kontinen wrote a paper on Producing a 'project' -power relations in negotiating a shared object in NGO development cooperation. takes Foucault's methodological notion of intertwining of the relations of production, communication and power as a starting point. The projet budget was not shared and Northern representatives controlled the use of the project money.

Technology: the Dgroups success story

Joitske Hulsebosch

Dgroups was designed in 2001 from the desire to create a simple, reliable and accessible communication and information-sharing tool that could be used by development organisations and its partners.

Communities of practice during the Global Development Learning Forum

Joitske Hulsebosch

Photo of discussion during the World Cafe, shared by Erik Johnson Originally uploaded by joitske. Since the term "audience" implies one-way communication, the multidimensional interaction which takes place in communities/networks is something very different to support.

Blogging and communities from Knowledge Jolt with Jack

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They might gather because they share a common history (school, town, country, family), or a common event binds them (a success or tragedy), or because they share a common interest (chemistry, knowledge management, blogging, derivative markets, bicycling, basket weaving). Communities form around this shared interest , and the stronger groups turn that interest into a passion. At some level, all communities are about making human connection across a shared interest or passion.

Technology: gaming communities

Joitske Hulsebosch

Marinka shared some interesting observations, like the observation that there is a gap in the age group of 40-50, but that there exists a group of people above the age of 60 who is really involved in gaming.

Green Chameleon » Crisis Required to Eliminate Politics

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www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Crisis Required to Eliminate Politics I have just completed reading a book about what I would consider one of the major barriers to knowledge sharing. I recall that in a certain government agency that had concluded its major BPR study in 1998, the CE required that every staff member of the 900-strong organisation attend the communication sessions, which were held for 3 consecutive days.

Sharing your personal views

I collaborate, e-collaborate, we collaborate

The next interview took place at September 21, 2006 with Wouter Rijneveld from Woord en Daad. I only share my opinions and as my interests concern my professional life, some subjects overlap. Since I’m only blogging for myself, I want to avoid going trough the communication department.

Practical examples: Km4dev

Joitske Hulsebosch

I'm not sure if there are no examples, but there may not be many well-described cases of how communities of practice were intentionally nurtured and leveraged for enhanced knowledge sharing and innovation for development.

Communities of practice: interview with John Smith

Joitske Hulsebosch

Tacit knowledge is about sharing standards and perspectives whih needs people to spend time socializing. Netsquared had an interview with John Smith.

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Practical example: the tech forum in Kumasi

Joitske Hulsebosch

The idea was to advertise via a discussion list and see who's really interested in this - get people who are willing to invest in sharing.

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Green Chameleon » Punctuation Therapy

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www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Punctuation Therapy This is a brilliant, funny little elearning module about how to communicate professionally. Should be compulsory training for all KM consultants. Thanks Saul for the link. Posted by Patrick on 20/07/06 at 10: 14 AM | Categories: Video | Permalink 0 Comment so far Commenting is not available in this weblog entry.

Green Chameleon » Information and Records Management Policy Development Guidelines

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The organisation will need to make decisions and give clear guidance about how knowledge and information sharing is to be balanced with information security, for example. The requirements for a knowledge sharing system, including taxonomy and metadata requirements, will need to be balanced with the need to manage records according to legislative and regulatory requirements.

Collaborative Thinking: Socialtext Releases SocialPoint

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Asterisk » October 31, 2006 Socialtext Releases SocialPoint This could be the smartest yet made by an emerging wiki company, or a simple matter of good "marketecture" Ill follow-up with Peter OKelly (our resident wiki guru) and post a more conclusive opinion but questions in my mind are: How does this integrate with the underlying content management system of SharePoint 2007?

Collaborative Thinking: Microsoft Eyes Future of Teleconferencing with RoundTable

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Collaborative Thinking Perceptions on collaboration and social software by Mike Gotta « Reuters/Second Life US Congress launches probe into virtual economies | Main | Exchange Server 2007 Availability service » October 23, 2006 Microsoft Eyes Future of Teleconferencing with RoundTable Ive tracked the development of RoundTable for some time. We do little to help people capture, organize, share etc this type of collaboration and exchange of know-how.

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Green Chameleon » Technology, The Real World and Social Etiquette

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Posted on October 02, 2006 at 02:57 PM | Comment permalink Paolina Martin Perhaps these devices should come packaged with a handbook on social etiquette enclosed or a sticker that can be pasted on the unit to remind people of it. Posted on October 02, 2006 at 05:08 PM | Comment permalink (another) Green Chameleon Wonder i “touching&# and smelling&# are able to make human engagement “stronger&# my themselves?

Green Chameleon » How to Kill a Knowledge Environment with a Taxonomy

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Now while there is considerable benefit to be gained from developing consistency and standards in vocabulary and categories across an organization (because it underpins knowledge sharing and coordination), too much standardization can be a very destructive thing. Posted on October 19, 2006 at 07:07 PM | Comment permalink Patrick Thanks Steve, and nice post. Posted on October 19, 2006 at 07:30 PM | Comment permalink Page 1 of 1 pages Commenting is not available in this weblog entry.

Green Chameleon » Blog comments

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Passion is such a powerful and yet complex thing… misdirected, or too little of it can lead to dire consequences… don’t think the problem is in having too much passion though, just ‘misdirected’ [link] Posted on June 16, 2006 at 09:18 AM | Comment permalink I paused for 2 seconds to wonder if I should admit this in blogosphere, but to hell with it.

Technology: the power of web2.0 for African Civil Society

Joitske Hulsebosch

They mention some of the revolutionary promises like sharing information freely under the creative commons license, the easiness of sharing text, photos, video and audio materials via the web, communicating in real time through Voice over IP and teleconference-like tools, and the combination of mobile phone and the web (like I could blog by SMS from Ghana). Kabissa has written about the power of the social web or African Civil Society. The social web, also called Web 2.0

Technology: slide show by Nancy White

Joitske Hulsebosch

Then I found this slide set from Nancy White which she shared on her Australian blog. I especially liked slide 7 which talks about the different uses of communication technologies by different age groups, distinguishing it groups by 10 years age difference. After reading a post from Tony Karrer talking about the fact that powerpoint slides without the presentation will not easily make sense to anyone. He confesses he is too impatient to sit through an audio presentation.

Sharing knowledge with and between counterparts

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The features of the online portal The most important features of the website include: room for online communities, document sharing and locating partner organisations. (At The next interview took place in August 2006 with Jan van Ansum from OXFAM/NOVIB.

Technology: how to develop the Dutch online competences?

Joitske Hulsebosch

The idea followed from the observation (an observation I share!) People have to develop a certain trust in online communications; this type of trust is different from the face-to-face trust. There is an interesting article called communication and trust in global virtual teams by Leidner and Jarvenpaa, which I also blogged about here. I talked to Jos van Brummelen who is doing his thesis for the Erasmus University in Rotterdam about communities of practice.

Communities of practice: the ape in the corner office

Joitske Hulsebosch

We can't do away with group dynamics, even though we have more ways of influencing group processes than apes (communication!). I have read a book by Richard Conniff, The ape in the corner office ; I actually read the Dutch translation which is 'Gorilla's in krijtstreep'. On the website there is a quiz , music, postcards, you name it, and it's there! Couldn't resist the quiz ofcourse and this is my result: The Ape in the corner office says: Well, now! (5

Advising communities of practice: using stories and metaphors

Joitske Hulsebosch

There is a lot of talk about story-telling in knowledge management circles "Pretty much everyone interested in knowledge management knows that storytelling can be an effective knowledge-sharing technique, largely because it conveys context, causal relationships, and emotional content more effectively than most other modes of communication."

Green Chameleon » Blog comments

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In military terms, don’t just fight the enemy troops, disrupt their supply chains and communications as well. Notice how important it is with both baggage and timelines, to identify and map the most important stakeholders right at the beginning, engage them early, and communicate intensively with them, in order to influence their bits of infrastructure positively in your favour.

Culture: Absolutely intercultural

Joitske Hulsebosch

It had a link to Absolutely Intercultural a new site with weekly podcasts: "We’ll be releasing a new episode every second Friday evening, looking at all intercultural aspects of human intercultural communication. I received an email in Danish from Susan Nyrop and I was able to read it.

Technology: the relevance of web2.0 in Ghana

Joitske Hulsebosch

to blog some parts of the discussion before sharing it with my colleagues. :) Web2.0 It comes with some preconditions: having the equipment, being connected and willing to communicate in an open, transparent way. I did a presentation on web2.0 today in Ghana and thought it would be quite web2.0 was seen as very interesting, new and mindboggling.

Technology: trust in virtual teams

Joitske Hulsebosch

We can make judgements that others are predictably good or predictably bad through having communicated enough with them.' A team member is trustworthy if he/she: - Acts in our and the team's best interest - Is trustful - Keeps his/her promises or tells us when they can't keep them - Respects the citation and/or protection of information we send them - Shares mutually -valuable information with us Thinking outloud: in communities of practice and web2.0

Communicating with partner organisations through the internet

I collaborate, e-collaborate, we collaborate

The next interview took place at June 2nd, 2006 with Gerbina van den Hurk from NIZA. People thought it was a bit strange and preferred familiar means of communication. This also provides people with a shared story and is it easy to switch over to talk about the conditions somebody is in. A common framework can be created with shared stories. What is Skype and what can you do with it? With Skype you can talk to anyone, anywhere for free. Forever.”

Green Chameleon » How to Plan a KM Communications Strategy

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www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about How to Plan a KM Communications Strategy This concept map catalogues all the elements of a KM communications strategy that we’ve found useful, with some ideas for messages, media and audiences.

Communicate The Mission In Turbulent Times

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What I like about this article (well-worth reading the full story on the Wharton site) - is the focus on communication, people, and (perhaps implied) constructing a sense of community around the mission. In some organizations that I talked to as part of the social networking field research study, a resurgence in communication and employee engagement works well when it is not "at" workers but "with" workers. Kullman's third crisis leadership principle: Communication is key.

An information resource

I collaborate, e-collaborate, we collaborate

The next interview took place at Juli 19, 2006 with Aad Steenhorst from the Red Cross. Digital comfort “At a certain point in time it just becomes clear that you need to switch to digital ways of communicating and that happened at The Red Cross over two years ago.

To discuss or create

I collaborate, e-collaborate, we collaborate

The next interview took place at September 5, 2006 with Maarten Boers from ICCO. I was already familiar with knowledge sharing using mailing lists, because I was involved with the Grupo Chorlaví , a learning network in Latin-America.

Supporting an online course

I collaborate, e-collaborate, we collaborate

The next interview took place at July 6, 2006 with Mirjam Schaap from Wageningen International. What we hear is that people find it difficult to change from the relatively easy way of communicating at a face-to-face course, to the more complicated contact at the forum.

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Collaboration Loop - Exploring Google Docs and Spreadsheets

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Continue Reading » Tags: Microsoft , Shared Workspaces , Social Neteworking Microsoft No Comments yet Feb 20th, 2009 | Janetti Chon Crowdsourcing the Enterprise 2.0 If done correctly, there is opportunity to grow market share and strengthen your brand and its positioning.

Green Chameleon » Do Knowledge Managers Really Want to Share Knowledge?—Sharing as a Mating Game

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www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Do Knowledge Managers Really Want to Share Knowledge?—Sharing And this kind of behaviour is not untypical of knowledge sharing behaviours generally in the knowledge management space.

Collaboration Loop - Social Networks vs. Online Communities

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If done correctly, there is opportunity to grow market share and strengthen your brand and its positioning. Culture , Movers and Shakers , Teleconferencing , Unified Communications , Wikis No Comments yet Feb 12th, 2009 | Janetti Chon Enterprise 2.0

Working together across distances

I collaborate, e-collaborate, we collaborate

You can share files, track data and processes and get work done together with people who are not in the same location. A 60-day trial version is also available; after the trial period a number of features will no longer be operational, but the core - like the document sharing feature - will still function. The next interview took place at August 18, 2006 with Anja Panjwani from ETC. Communication “We wanted to improve communication with partners in the South.