Change Happens Through People – Even at Walmart

Alchemy of Change

But it’s important to remember that there are real people running these organizations , and that personal experiences and personal relationships can have a very large impact on these people and the decisions they make about the institutions they lead. Meaningful People Power

IBM’s Lotusphere 2011 Highlights – People-Centric vs. Content-Centric by Louis Richardson

Elsua

Welcome to the successful transformation from a content-centric organisation to a people-centric one! People-Centric vs. Content-Centric: A Copernican revolution needed to become a social business from louis richardson on Vimeo. . .

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Trending Sources

How People Define Smart Organizations: The Biology of Great Organizations Part II

Alchemy of Change

If there’s such a thing as an organizational membrane, it needs to be able to respond both logically and emotionally to a world deeply shaped by the thoughts and actions of real people. We can learn a lot about organizations from biology.

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Reflections from 2011 – Focused and Purposeful Social Networking

Elsua

Well, I am afraid Alan is right, although I wouldn’t call it a prediction for 2012, but more a reality of today, 2011: the current state with all things social. Greg Lowe (@Greg2dot0) December 27, 2011.

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Reflections from 2011 – Redefining Your Social Web Presence

Elsua

The one I have been telling people about over the course of the last couple of months as the one that is going to mark a before and an after with regards to my own involvement with The Social Web. I do realise that some folks may not like it, and some other people may relate to it quite a bit.

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Lotusphere 2011 Notes: Work Trends 2021 Panel

Portals and KM

This is another in a series of my notes on Lotusphere 2011. One driver of change is the need to talk with people remotely so much technology has been focused here.  Scott said that greater resolution might help people become more sensitive or at least aware.

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Our OutStart Blog Posts – August 2011

Portals and KM

I am one of several people contributing to our OutStart Knowledge Solutions Blog (see: My New Role within OutStart’s Social Media Efforts ). Thoughts from 2011 mLearn Mobile Learning Part One: The Conference. Thoughts from 2011 mLearn Mobile Learning: Part Two: Preparation. Thoughts from 2011 mLearn Mobile Learning: Part Three: Presentation and Conclusion.

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Reflections from 2011 – The Year of Mobile, Again

Elsua

It’s even more interesting when some of those conversations have been going on around what we have done and learned in 2011 and right off it all turns into personal reflections for what’s happened throughout the year. At least, in 2011 with yours truly.

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My Favorite Tweets for April 1 - 14 2011

Portals and KM

RT @ drszucker : People who study.Cezanne's paintings.apply new ways of thinking HBR [link] @ digiwonk. Here is another in a series of posts that provide access to my favorite tweets that contain links to useful information.    Some of these I did to link to things I found useful and others are RTs that I want to save for the same reason. Since Twitter archiving is an oxymoron, I am now going to post my favorite links for the month so they can be easily accessed later.

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#e2conf 2011 Highlights – Offline Social Networking Still Rules!

Elsua

And that’s a new one, to be honest, because time and time again I always had that urge of wanting to check things online, see what people were thinking and commenting on, catch up with blog posts, etc.

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The Heart of the Occupation

Alchemy of Change

The Occupy Movement means different things to different people. The first similarity between the Tea Party and the Occupy Movement is that both provide an easy-to-understand frame to explain why so many people in this country are struggling so badly right now.

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Lotusphere 2011 Notes: Future of Social Business – Rest of the Story

Portals and KM

This is another in a series of my notes on Lotusphere 2011. Now you can give people the right data to make smarter decisions. You need to understand what people are saying about your company right now. I am very pleased to be back after ten years.

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Why Smart People are Reluctant to Share

Michael Sampson - Currents

In late 2009, Rajesh pondered why some smart people are reluctant to share , with the key insight being that "knowledge" becomes obvious to them, and (a) they think other people already have it, and (b) it becomes part of them (internalized) rather than something they can put into words. Rajesh writes: " Smart people want to give their best and as they learn more, they learn that they need to learn a lot more before they start sharing.

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My KM World 2011 Session Notes: Complete Listing

Portals and KM

Here is the listing with links of my notes from the 2011 KM World conference. It was a very useful event and a chance to see many friends and meet new people. I am looking forward to next year’s event. KM World Session Notes: Creating & Applying a Semantic Infrastructure Platform for Knowledge Sharing – Part One. KM World Session Notes: Creating & Applying a Semantic Infrastructure Platform for Knowledge Sharing – Part Two.

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Blog>> Knowledge Sharing Activities in People’s Daily Work

Green Chameleon

In my previous entries and at many other locations we discussed that it would be significantly beneficial if knowledge sharing activities of people are not an additional task but an integral part of their daily work. Many platforms - digital or not - require that people access another tool or step out of their daily routine. Integrating knowledge sharing into people’s daily work would be without doubt a strong driver for user adoption.

My OutStart Blog Posts – October 2011

Portals and KM

I am one of several people contributing to our  OutStart Knowledge Solutions Blog  (see:  My New Role within OutStart’s Social Media Efforts ). Hot Lava Mobile 2011 Fall Edition Offers Native Mobile Apps for Smartphones and Tablets, Streaming Video, and LMS Support. As I mentioned on this blog I am now helping  OutStart  with their social media efforts as part of the OutStart team.

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IBM’s Lotusphere 2011 Highlights – Get Social, Do Business!

Elsua

Even during the lunch time we had overflowing tables with people coming from all over the place to join us wanting to share a bite or two, but also engaging on the hot conversation(s) of the moment: how do I become a social business?

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My Favorite Tweets for August 15 - 31 2011

Portals and KM

Darwin Awareness Engine™ - KM World Trend Setting Software for 2011 [link]. Hurricane Irene: FEMA Urges People to Tweet, Facebook [link]. RT @jonhusband : 1st FF blog post in 1 1/2 yr (feels good) "Leading = Managing (Networked) People Must Evolve" [link]. Here is another in a series of posts that provide access to my favorite tweets that contain links to useful information. 

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Singapore Social Media Workshop for PR and Online Media: September 2011

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

On 13th of September, 2011 I am teaching a social media workshop in Singapore, AND presenting at a conference. develop a social media monitoring station to understand how and where people are talking about your business online. If you want to know how to put out a social media press release, how to set up an online community monitoring station and how to measure social media, this workshop is for you! Details below and also the brochure and a discount coupon for 15% off!

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The Metamovement: Moving Beyond Marches and People in the Street

How to Save the World

Since it only needs to be agreed to by consensus if it is put forward as a proposal at a General Assembly, does this encourage people to circumvent the collective decision-making process by just saying “I’m going to do this — who’s with me?”

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Graphic Facilitation Workshop July 2011

Nancy White

Graphic Facilitation Workshop 2011 ) We had a great time with the first version of this workshop in August of 2010 in BEAUTIFUL Rossland, BC. Graphic Facilitation Workshop 2011: Using Visuals for Effective Engagement. Earlybird Registration (before March 15, 2011): $640 CAD + HST (12%).

Lotusphere 2011 Notes: Press Conference

Portals and KM

This is the second in a series of my notes on Lotusphere 2011. Secondly, many examples offered in the morning demos were about finding people quicker. In addition, the people who are leading in the social space support transparency.

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Getting People to Change

Hildy Gottlieb

If creating the world we want means getting people to change what they currently do, how can we get people to change? That’s a question we hear a lot when we tell people what we’re doing at Creating the Future. But how will you get people to change their ways?”

How Come I Can’t Tune Klout?

Alchemy of Change

For those of you who don’t know Klout , it’s a social media analytics company with a tool for measuring people’s influence on Twitter, Facebook and other social networks. People Power Social Networks Google influence Influence Tuner Klout

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IBM’s Trip to Become A Socially Integrated Enterprise

Elsua

However, fast forward to 2011 and I still get asked, every so often, how is IBM doing in the social business space, not just from a vendor perspective, but also from its own internal social transformation. Or, even worse, in people’s heads (Not even shared, nor documented just yet!).

Reflections from 2011 – A World Without Email – The Documentary

Elsua

That’s why I’m including this entry as part of the “Reflections from 2011″ series. I know, a long time ago, but still worth while sharing across before we catch up with 2011′s, don’t you think? NO EMAIL DAY (@NoEmailDayHQ) December 30, 2011. .

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My Favorite Tweets for October 15 - 30 2011

Portals and KM

new study - 2011 Fortune 500 and Social Media Adoption [link]. RT @mfauscette : Economists See More Jobs for Machines, Not People - [link] - [link]. Here is another in a series of posts that provide access to my favorite tweets that contain links to useful information.    Some of these I did to link to things I found useful and others are RTs that I want to save for the same reason.

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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. When people trust each other, it’s easier to respond to change in a smart, coordinated way. Networks address people by name – not title.

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The Future of Work Is Learning

Elsua

More than anything else, because of how much it resonated with how I view work myself, but, perhaps much more importantly, because of how well it describes the current work I have been doing myself, and a whole bunch of other people!,

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The Crisis of Meaning in the Knowledge Workforce

Elsua

I’m supposed to come to work for you and work every day with the singular goal of maximizing the value of faceless, nameless people who can blow us off in a nanosecond if they had a bad hair day? People want rewarding jobs but business wants to pay the least they can get away with.

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Cooperation is Never Perfect

Alchemy of Change

My work spans lots of different networks of people and ideas, and through it I’ve run across many different attitudes towards the topic of cooperation. Sometimes I’m trying to collaborate with people who are not collaborating back.

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8 ways to deal with negative comments in online communities

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

But be warned, when Marketing are put in charge of social media, rather than customer service, people figure out very quickly that all they will get back is chatter, not fixes. How do you respond to a negative comment in an online community, on Facebook?

The Social Enterprise – Welcome to the Era of Intrapreneurship!

Elsua

I am not sure whether you folks may have read it already or not, but, if you haven’t, it’s probably one of those blog entries that I would consider an essential reading for people who are interested in getting a glimpse of what lies ahead, if not already!

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BIG’s People Powered Change may catalyse a more bottom-up big society

Social Reporter

With the launch this week of People Powered Change , the Big Lottery sets out its plans for a distinctive niche in the Big Society agenda , supporting local bottom-up community projects. The People Powered Change site offers a question and answer page that provides some insights into the policy behind the initiative: What is People Powered Change? BIG Lottery Fund is refreshing its England wide portfolio of programmes around the concept of People Powered Change.

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Complete Listing of My Lotusphere 2011 Notes

Portals and KM

This is listing of my notes on  Lotusphere 2011. I learned a good bit, saw some friends, meet some people I had only known through the Web, and had fun.    Introducing the Lotusphere Darwin Edition™    Lotusphere 2011 Notes: Opening Session.

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The 2011 State of Community Management Report: Best Practices from Practitioners

John Tropea - Delicious Community

These organizations understand that using social technologies successfully requires both business process adaptation and people that understand how to manage these new social environments – at both a tactical and a strategic level. While it’s a long read (95 pages), people seem [.]

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Google+ Hints at a Social Media Marketing Revolution

Alchemy of Change

Yesterday afternoon, I was doing a little experimenting with the Google+ page, a new feature intended for products, brands, companies, organizations, and other things that aren’t actual people like you and me.

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Occupy Wall Street – The Revolution is Twittervised

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Occupy Wall Street or #OccupyWallStreet – the demonstrations have turned nasty with NYPD arresting, macing hundreds of people. If the Police and Local Councils aren’t fixing the situation, then we will: thus spake the People. Regards, We the People.

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My Favorite Tweets for September 1 - 15 2011

Portals and KM

great post by @jonhusband - Leading and Managing (Networked) People Must Evolve [link]. Here is another in a series of posts that provide access to my favorite tweets that contain links to useful information.    Some of these I did to link to things I found useful and others are RTs that I want to save for the same reason. Since Twitter archiving is an oxymoron, I am now going to post my favorite links for the month so they can be easily accessed later.

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How “Membranes” Build Great Organizations

Alchemy of Change

As you were reading the above passage, you may have already started seeing analogies between how cells collaborate and the way organizations connect and engage with people and other organizations outside their organizational boundaries.

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