New Computer – 2014 vs. 2018

Michael Sampson - Currents

Several years ago I had the opportunity to help the husband and wife team of a small business go from one computer to two new laptops.

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Notes from the Keynote at the SharePoint Conference 2018

Michael Sampson - Currents

On the Silverside blog, I share five key takeaways from the SharePoint Conference keynote earlier this week: The SharePoint Conference North America 2018 in Las Vegas is the place to be this week if SharePoint is critical to the collaboration strategy at your organisation.

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Workplace Analytics for Teams

Michael Sampson - Currents

Delve Analytics at an individual level is good; at a team project level it would be fantastic. While Microsoft undoubtedly has its own research to draw on for such analytics, it would be worth reviewing Google’s research on itself on what makes a perfect team.

2018 116

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

Joitske Hulsebosch

The members of our design team live in Namibia, Switzerland, Suriname, Nairobi and the Netherlands. The design team knew each other pretty well. The design team was used to Zoom instead of Adobe, but we chose Adobe Connect because of the whiteboard, and the ability to work in groups.

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Information Theory and Uncertainty in Collaborative Teams

Michael Sampson - Currents

In the early time slices of a new team or group – which could range from minutes to weeks depending on the velocity of interaction and information sharing – team members develop a shared base of information. Introduce one or two new people into the team or group.

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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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5 Types of Content Calendar and Social Media Planning – Sydney Australia Course 2018

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Create collaboration teams and tag/share! Here are the 5 types of social media planners you need. Depending on your organisation you may want different sections, different colour coding or completely different calendars: Most people know content calendars for social media.

2018 142

Community network mapping: just get going!

Making CommunitySense

Communities refer to developing a shared identity around a theme and collectively learn and develop knowledge about it (see Team BE for a great explanation). Mapping a community network is an art as much as a science.

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Creativity and experience on the distributed web

Jenny Connected

Students are required to work in teams to solve simulated ‘real-world’ problems. Most painters create their work individually, even if they employ teams of people to produce their ideas. The topic for the penultimate week in the E-Learning 3.0

2018 148

You can stimulate curiosity for self directed learning

Joitske Hulsebosch

A team of teachers and staff have organized a SPOC (Small Private Online Course), supported by me and Sibrenne from Ennuonline. This morning I cycled in the sun to a school for higher eduction to a look back at a fun and successful project.

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Identity from the perspective of authentication

Jenny Connected

Or a Team Dropbox where the server can’t leak your files or be hacked.” In this video Stephen Downes, convener of the E-Learning 3.0 MOOC explains that in the future our safety and security online will be managed through the use of identification keys.

2018 139

Recovering from NotPetya – the DLA Piper Story

Michael Sampson - Currents

– the IT team put in 15,000 hours of paid overtime in the first three weeks in order to recover. – the IT team re-created the entire infrastructure in the third week. There is no doubt that this cost of lost productivity was many, many times the cost of the IT team.

2018 153

Data Residency in Office 365 – It’s Complicated

Michael Sampson - Currents

Microsoft announced data residency for data in Microsoft Teams for Canada, with Australia and Japan coming before the end of August as well. – current customers who have a tenant based in Canada but who have never opened nor touched Microsoft Teams.

2018 116

Test the Idea at (Small) Scale

Michael Sampson - Currents

Here’s how to get started: Find a person or team to work with. If you are not running the process yourself, you will need to find a person or team who is. The team you engage with needs to be aware that they are going to be testing an idea, and that there will be some rough edges.

2018 136

Nudges in MyAnalytics

Michael Sampson - Currents

Microsoft is adding small coaching nudges to Outlook – on the Web shortly, in Outlook for Windows during 2018, and perhaps sometime for Outlook on Mac, iOS and Android. – reducing after-hours work and team impact, e.g., by signaling urgency levels on emails sent out of hours.

2018 116

What is Working? A Question of Discovery

Michael Sampson - Currents

One of the questions to ask when evaluating a current work activity or process (at whatever level you engage with that – e.g., business model, system) is what is working? What is going well?

2018 142

Confessions of a Super Fan

Community Guy

We all have a passion, whether it’s for cooking, supporting a sports team, restoring cars, or watching Game of Thrones every week.

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How is learning organized in a self-managed organization?

Joitske Hulsebosch

New teams receive training on 'problem-solving approaches' and learn techniques for decision-making within teams. They learn the basics of collaboration, communication, meeting, coaching and other practical skills for self-managed teams such as conflict management. A coach supports 40-50 teams. An important (unwritten) rule is that a coach does not provide solutions, but allows the team to make its own choices. Every month I read a management book.

2018 138

Sightedness: The Lesson

Michael Sampson - Currents

Or if you can only see the world through SharePoint shaped glasses, what does Microsoft offer in Teams, Planner, Yammer, and the other capabilities in Office 365 that could be useful to individuals, teams and groups?

2018 136

Thinking with SAMR – SharePoint News Changes

Michael Sampson - Currents

During the keynote from the SharePoint Conference 2018 in Las Vegas yesterday, Microsoft made several announcements of new goodness coming to SharePoint.

2018 116

Finding Human Space

Evolving Web

One of my favorite things to do when working with Swedish (or Norwegian) teams or audiences is to get them to laugh. The world is filled with different people. Wonderful people. Interesting people. I have sat on hilltops in Capetown, drinking wine and eating kudu carpaccio.

2018 130

Improving Personal Capability to Embrace New Ideas

Michael Sampson - Currents

Before you know it, they’ll be chomping at the bit for more for themselves and their team, and you won’t be able to keep up with demand. We held a push-up competition several years ago at my house.

2018 127

On Interpretation and Artistry

Michael Sampson - Currents

Going shopping for inspiration to see how other people and teams are changing and embracing change. Meeting rooms have their place, and a well-designed and well-appointed meeting room is a great addition to the re-imagining activities of all teams.

2018 127

Confessions of a Super Fan

Community Guy

We all have a passion, whether it’s for cooking, supporting a sports team, restoring cars, or watching Game of Thrones every week.

2018 116

More Human Moments from Microsoft

Michael Sampson - Currents

To share any updates on where the team was at, and what was happening. Our first responder team is about to go off-duty, and the second team is starting in 4 minutes. After a pretty good run, Microsoft Office 365 had a major outage in San Antonio TX this week.

2018 116

Walking a Different Path

Michael Sampson - Currents

A year after the migration to Google Cloud, it looks like things are still going well – the core collaboration team is happy, and so are the users. Colgate-Palmolive needed to refresh its collaboration tools portfolio, and unlike most of its industry peers, did not embrace Office 365.

2018 116

Shopping for Inspiration

Michael Sampson - Currents

Learning what others have done with the new tools and resources available to them provides inspiration and challenge on what could be possible in your work, team and organisation.

2018 127

Protecting Mobile Devices

Michael Sampson - Currents

The Microsoft Intune Team just announced a new integration with BETTER Mobile for leveraging signals from BETTER ActiveShield to trigger Intune policies around conditional access and other mitigation policies. Mobile devices as endpoints to corporate information have taken the world by storm.

2018 116

Excel for Mac Plus Excel MVPs

Michael Sampson - Currents

I don’t do a lot with Excel anymore, and my days of charging $25 per hour are very much last millennium, but it’s fascinating to see the Excel team keeping on working with a product that directly and indirectly touches so many of the decision making processes in the world.

2018 116

Community and organization intertwine

Learning Alliances

The formation of a process team that’s focused on governance in Shambhala prompts me to write some of my thoughts down. I’ve been thinking about how community and organization are intertwined, especially when they are interdependent like they are in churches, synagogues, or mission-driven organizations like Amnesty International. Community and organization are different social entities that represent different ways of participating in our human world.

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Walking a Different Path – Redux

Michael Sampson - Currents

A year after the migration to Google Cloud, it looks like things are still going well – the core collaboration team is happy, and so are the users. I applaud the courage to make a counter-flow decision, and wish the team at Colgate-Palmolive all the best.

2018 116

Trust in the steps. Focussed and whole picture thinking

Jenny Connected

She described a point at which, when having to cross a crevasse by walking over a ladder, she was so afraid of taking the first step that she held up her team on the freezing slopes of Everest for 20 minutes.

2018 130

From Out-Hustle to Out-Look

Michael Sampson - Currents

Having someone on the investment team that studies disruptive-change is a great precaution against making stupid decisions. Fortune Magazine interviewed Dennis Lynch in early 2014 about his investment philosophy at Morgan Stanley.

2018 116

Re-Imagining a System for Health and Safety

Michael Sampson - Currents

Principle: Teams become saturated with information; everything that the team knows is eventually reflected in how they operate and interact, until there is no uncertainty left. The construction division at one of my clients used a health and safety database.

2018 116

Backlash Against Group Chat

Michael Sampson - Currents

The focus on the hyper-short-term steals time and space from thinking on deeper issues and longer-term concerns for the team and its work. Social signals and team dynamics within a conversation space become confused in Group Chat.

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Using Data Analytics on People for Better Decision Making

Michael Sampson - Currents

In process transformation, by comparing and contrasting process productivity across different teams within a company. If one team is significantly more productive, they are a “bright spot” (showing that something different is possible), and can be engaged to teach other teams.

2018 116

#XED is Essential for #DEX

Michael Sampson - Currents

Because with AI, machine learning and other mega trends coming down the pike that threaten many jobs, learning to see the opportunities and positioning yourself and your team with the skills and abilities to thrive in the new world of work is essential.

2018 116

Who Switched the Drawers?

Michael Sampson - Currents

From controlling the world through Outlook to collaborating with the world through Teams, Yammer and Skype. I have 21 drawers by my office desk.

2018 116

Effecting Change – the Cohesive, Larger Vision

Michael Sampson - Currents

The ability of email to facilitate business, to bring project teams together, to offer strong data protection in the new world of GDPR, to enable participation across the organisation in communities of interest and practice … just isn’t there any more.

2018 116

From Changing Tools to Making Progress – Improving Amenability

Michael Sampson - Currents

Hire new people into the team or group who have different expectations and mindsets, and who have some experience with similar changes in other settings. For example, fire half the team and bring in new talent.

2018 116

Embrace the Stupid First Draft

Michael Sampson - Currents

Propose your idea in your team meeting. All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident. Arthur Schopenhauer]. People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.

2018 116

Goals Not Tools

Michael Sampson - Currents

Several years ago at the Australian SharePoint Conference (hosted by ShareThePoint ), Lou Zulli presented a session called Making Sure That the SharePoint Solutions Your Team Has Created Don’t Go to Waste.

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Don’t Get to Perfect Too Soon

Michael Sampson - Currents

For touching base with someone beyond the immediate team to seek their perspective. Getting to perfect too soon reduces the available space for collaboration.

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