Goals Not Tools

Michael Sampson - Currents

The something greater was when the goal changed – to that of cross-disciplinary collaboration. If you focus on the goal (outcome), process improvements and tools are just implications. It doesn’t affect the goal.

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cRaggy 2018: design, feedback & reflections

Learning Alliances

This blog post describes the cRaggy event at the June 2, 2018 Cascadia R Conf , its design, the logic behind its design, feedback from participants and reflections on how such an event might be better in the future.

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Security, identity, voice, opportunity and agency on the distributed web

Jenny Connected

What Peace Means to Me Dec 20, 2018 video The only path toward peace and freedom from authoritarianism is the path that leads toward the creation and maintenance of the civil society. The topic for the final week of the E-Learning 3.0 course is Agency.

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Consensus and community in the distributed web

Jenny Connected

As of August 2018, about 1000 pages are deleted from Wikipedia each day. HolonIQ, Nov 30, 2018 Though dated last June this market map appeared in my inbox from Holon only today. It does not emphasize the goal of full agreement. The topic for this week in the E-Learning 3.0

2018 166

Community network mapping: just get going!

Making CommunitySense

What goals or themes are the interactions about? Mapping a community network is an art as much as a science. Solid methodology is important for professional purposes, of course (see for heavy-duty mapping processes the CommunitySensor methodology for participatory community network mapping).

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Four Things to Remember When "Planning"

Evolving Web

Build a system of honest work like this: Goal - Have one. Let this goal and the options around it evolve as you learn. Options - Create small projects to help you achieve your goal. The faster these are completed, the faster you get value realize your goal.

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‘Betweenness’ : a way of being in the world

Jenny Connected

Mariana Funes & Jenny Mackness (2018) When inclusion excludes: a counter narrative of open online education, Learning, Media and Technology, 43:2, 119 138, DOI: 10.1080/17439884.2018.1444638.

2018 148

Reflections on PGviz18

Michelle Laurie

The place was bustling with activity intended to bring families together and support their educational goals. I am inspired. Icon jam with the word feathers.

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Links of the Quarter: June 2018

How to Save the World

photo by Ian Nelson of Hanalei Bay, Kaua’i after the April 2018 floods, which swept away some livestock fences and introduced some species to some novel ecosystems. multimedia reprocessed/washed/painted photo produced by my friend Ron Woodall.

2018 46

How to stimulate creativity in online teams: A 100% online process to design a blended learning trajectory

Joitske Hulsebosch

My own goal with this project was therefore to try and release online creativity. Although the idea was to shape the goals and building blocks together online, this has proven difficult. Joehoe!

2018 151

Envisioning a New Approach

Michael Sampson - Currents

But the two are not done simultaneously and intertwined, otherwise there will be the risk of quick solutions, premature fixation on an immediate solution, and becoming enamoured with just updating the current form without questioning the ongoing validity of the goal.

2018 136

Rosviz18 reflection part 2

Michelle Laurie

Our group this year was looking to solve some very complex problems – to find more ways to engage their groups authentically, to facilitate respectfully, with curiosity and goals in mind.

2018 130

Four Things to Remember When "Planning"

Evolving Web

Build a system of honest work like this: Goal - Have one. Let this goal and the options around it evolve as you learn. Options - Create small projects to help you achieve your goal. The faster these are completed, the faster you get value realize your goal.

2018 130

Slinging Mud

Michael Sampson - Currents

At their best both change management and adoption management aim high and for a similar goal: to create beneficial change by setting up the context, equipping people with competence to embrace the change, and providing craft skills to make the changes the new and accepted way of working.

2018 127

A Better Word Than Change?

Michael Sampson - Currents

There’s a sense of different in the word “change,” but no sense of goal directedness or a better destination. To make progress towards goals and dreams. Change. Doing something different. Learning. Mastering a new area. Building new knowledge and skills. Progress.

2018 116

Workplace Analytics for Teams

Michael Sampson - Currents

Measure and improve — Make sure your change programs are successful by measuring progress against goals over time.

2018 116

#XED is Essential for #DEX

Michael Sampson - Currents

Because it enables and furthers your goals. DEX, or Digital Employee Experience, is the new thing to orient around. The term “intranets” has been deprecated for a while, and even the term digital workplace could become last year’s idea.

2018 116

How to use Net-Map in Monitoring and Evaluation

Net-Map Toolbox

Or maybe connecting people to opportunities or strengthening the networks of the people you work with is an explicit goal of your work? However, for the most part Net-Map is not a tool to tell you a lot about the WHAT, to answer whether you have achieved your goals.

2018 116

Do You Have a Productive Partnership or a Tug of War?

Partnering Resources

They merge their unique perspectives, resources, and interests together in the interest of a greater goal. They’re supposed to be your ally. Your co-conspirator. Your partner. But instead it feels like every conversation is a struggle. This isn’t how it is supposed to be.

2018 141

Conversation and Silence, Part One

How to Save the World

They are about using a deliberative process to move beyond the fixed thoughts and ideas in our own heads and to appreciate others’ ways of thinking and seeing, with the goal of achieving agreement and cohesion with others we live and work with.

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Beat the Conference Blahs

Partnering Resources

The head of the organization had charged us, the conference designers, with two seemingly simple goals: (1) Help people take ownership for the coming year’s goals and (2) Increase collaboration across the “white spaces” (organizational silos). The second goal was the trickier one.

2018 130

Moving in a direction

Chris Corrigan

INstead of requiring everyone to work together towards a common goal, you give space to people to work in small and diverse ways to discover how they might nudge the system towards a better THERE.

2018 80

AI Use Cases For Communities & Networks

Online Community Strategy

has / have specific goals to make progress towards. Image Source: Constellation Research 2018 Artificial Intelligence Study. We think future communities will thrive with AI if the ultimate goal of the community is enabling member agency and purpose.

2018 51

A sense of community

Mathemagenic

In the first couple of years there were a lot of explicit discussions about shared goals, norms and values, as well as a relation-forming activities ranged from shared dinners and stayovers to camping together as a group. Now, as our homeschooling community goes through what I’d call ‘growing pains’ and will morph into something new I feel like catching up a few thoughts of what made it as it is. Weekly rhythm: Thursday meetings.

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June in review

Mathemagenic

So, July and August will be a time of rethinking and repacking lots of things: homeschooling goals and plans. The whirlpool of transitional events and general “end of spring travel crazyness” seem to be quieting down and now it’s time to start setting in a new rhythm while enjoying the things that do not change (the berry harvest from the garden is pretty stable although which berries are there change.

2018 89

Non-Duality Dude: A One-Act Play

How to Save the World

There was nothing to do but return to meditating dualistically on contents of consciousness, with self-transcendence as a distant goal. image from Pixabay, CC0. Scene One: Mid-afternoon, summer. The main floor of a small, open concept house.

2018 57

Principles focused evaluation and racial equity

Chris Corrigan

I have seen many examples of these stories over the years: An orderly sequence of steps will get you to your goal. I was happy to be able to spend a short time this week at a gathering of Art of Hosting practitioners in Columbus, Ohio.

2018 83

Gratitude to my partners

Chris Corrigan

Several years ago I made it a goal to work wth more collaborators than clients. I think I did it again this year. These days there is a beautiful blend between those with whom I collaborate and create projects and those whom I call friends.

2018 51

Networking to Find Better Work

How to Save the World

Tell them at the very outset what you have in mind and what your goals are in the conversation.

2018 46

Short time, World Cafe to the rescue

Chris Corrigan

The goal of the process is to get clusters. Helping a friend with a design challenge today. He is running a small group process at the end of a day of presentations about energy futures in a small community.

2018 51

How complexity principles can inform participatory process design

Chris Corrigan

We want to always be heading towards a goal, despite the fact that in complex systems such controlled progress is impossible. Traditional vision, mission goals and objectives planning has little usefulness in a complex system.

2018 46

Crafting Research

Jenny Connected

The conversation seemed to endorse these sentences from Baer and Shaw’s paper: Our goal was to reaffirm the notion that scholarly pursuit in the management sciences is a form of craftsmanship—we are craftsmen! 2018 4th edition).

2017 130

Boston E20 Notes: Got Numbers? Community Metrics and Analysis

Portals and KM

There will be 190,000 data analysts needed by 2018. What is the end goal? Four major take ways: First, before you start, make sure you know what your goals are. I am pleased to be back for my sixth Enterprise 2.0 conference in Boston. Here is a link to a summary of last year’s notes. This is another of my notes for this year. There will be more to follow. I attended session - Got Numbers? Community Metrics and Analysis led by Jillian Bejtlich, Community Manager, Autodesk.

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Links of the Quarter: March 2017

How to Save the World

Will the Crash of 2018 Be the First Stage of Civilization’s Collapse?: T he events of the last three months have made it increasingly clear that we’re well into the first wave of global industrial civilization’s collapse.

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