Instant Team: Game-Based Learning for Accelerated Team Development

The Bumble Bee

Sadly, you cannot create a High-Performing Team in a day or afternoon or even over lunch.

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The evolution of effective team working and how you can accelerate it

The Bumble Bee

By observing newly formed and existing teams playing business simulations I have learned some important insights into how team-working 'evolves' and offer here some specific ideas on how you might accelerate this evolution in your own organizational teams. Accelerating Team Development.

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Social Business Accelerates Work as a State of Mind


A few days back Scott Edinger put together a very insightful article on the topic of whether remote knowledge workers are more engaged , or not, than people working at the traditional office.

Accelerating the Business Digitization Processes - McKinsey

Portals and KM

McKinsey recently issued a useful report - Accelerating the digitization of business processes. They go on to add that, “To meet these high customer expectations, companies must accelerate the digitization of their business processes.

SXSW Accelerator Finalists Announced

Community Guy

The SXSW Accelerator finalists have been announced, and I’m personally looking very forward to the event. And here’s some more info about the program: The newest addition to the mix of activities in Austin is Microsoft BizSpark Accelerator at SXSW.

SAP StreamWork for Direct Relief International: To Focus and Accelerate Projects

Michael Sampson - Currents

Recently, the organization opted to try a new SAP solution – the SAP StreamWork collaborative decision-making application – to help focus and accelerate projects among teams that are distributed across states and countries.

Selling the Case for Accelerating Business Performance with Enterprise Collaboration Technologies: Enterprise 2.0 Conference Notes

Portals and KM

This post covers the workshop, Selling the Case for Accelerating Business Performance with Enterprise Collaboration Technologies. This is the first in a series of my notes on the Enterprise 2.0 conference in Boston , June 14- 17. It was led by Oliver Marks, Partner, Sovos Group and blogger, ZDNet Collaboration 2.0, and Sameer Patel, Partner, Sovos Group and blogger, PretzelLogic.or. Oliver and Sameer are some of my favorite tweeters and bloggers so I was pleased to attend the session.

SharePoint Intranets-in-a-Box v2 – from Clearbox

Michael Sampson - Currents

Sam and his team at Clearbox Consulting have published another great report: the 2016 update of their SharePoint Intranets-in-a-Box report: Our comprehensive guide to turn-key SharePoint solutions will accelerate your purchasing decision and ensure you make the right choice.

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From Intranets to DEX in 2018

Michael Sampson - Currents

To accelerate progress, this conference brings together intranet teams, digital teams, internal comms, IT and HR. The team at Step Two have re-branded their annual Intranets conference to the Digital Employee Experience conference , or DEX. I have attended Intranets three times.

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The Inside Scoop on the International Association of Business Communicators Conference

Partnering Resources

A great crowd attended my session on “ Spreading Like Fire: Using Networks to Streamline and Accelerate Communication.” These Critical Connectors are the key to streamlining and accelerating communication.

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Re-Imagining Effective Work – at Cisco

Michael Sampson - Currents

This program has increased the quantity and quality of customer interactions that help to accelerate the sales cycle and increase revenue while also providing a better work/life balance and productivity for the specialists. There is a shorter write-up here – Cisco sales department accelerates productivity by over 20% with the Cisco WebEx Technology Group , but the longer report has greater richness of information).

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The FASTForward Blog " More on War as the accelerant for Social Software: Enterprise 2.0 Blog: News, Coverage, and Commentary

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

More on War as the accelerant for Social Software by Rob Paterson November 29, 2007 at 7:44 am · Filed under 2.0 War has been the agency that accelerates the development of key new technology.

Redefine the Workplace of the Future with Social Learning


And it would be through that autonomy, decision power shift and that lowering of the centre of gravity that their learning would accelerate to places you even didn’t think they could happen at any given point.

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Visions of Business Ecosystems

Partnering Resources

Chambers seeded the diagram with Corvallis landmarks, like the Business Enterprise Center (depicted just below Acceleration). Think coworking, hackerspaces, regular café co-working, incubators and accelerators, and educational institutions.”. Incredible complexity. So many moving parts.

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Reinventing IT to Support Digitization of Business Processes - McKinsey

Portals and KM

Here is another McKinsey report that complements the one I discussed on Monday,   Accelerating the digitization of business processes. They recently discussed - Reinventing IT to support digitization.

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The Beginning of a New Work Adventure – Joining panagenda!


They primarily focus on helping organisations understand and make sense of the different IT and Collaboration solutions they may have been using over the course of time in order to help accelerate and improve their various business transformation processes and tooling.

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Taking on the Sustainable Enterprise Challenge

Networking Action

Vastly accelerating the transformation of business into sustainable enterprise requires addressing at a global scale the economic (eg. markets), political (eg. regulations) and social (eg. values) factors that limit and enable any one firm’s actions. In GOLDEN , I’ve been … Change Net Dev GOLDEN

IBM Connect 2014 – I’ll Be Speaking

Michael Sampson - Currents

Fred Doyle, Knowledge Accelerators. Many thanks to Fred and Keith at Knowledge Accelerators for inviting me to speak during their session. In a fortnight I leave for Florida to attend IBM Connect 2014. This is the third year I have attended Lotusphere / Connect, and for the first time I will be speaking too. I can’t yet find the session on the IBM Connect web site, but here’s the details and timing. Would be great to have you there. Wednesday January 29, 3:30 to 5pm.

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A few thoughts about what it’s like to be a free agent gleaned from John Hagel’s talk

Viv Mcwaters

The very reason I was at the event last night where John was speaking) Co-working for me is the epitome of accelerated serendipity. He mentioned accelerated learning and surviving and thriving in the increasingly complex and uncertain world.

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Getting the Message Across: Five Levels of Change Communications

Partnering Resources

Or that the IT team should accelerate development? You told them… and they did the opposite. You told them… and they ignored what you said. You told them… and they got it. People often tell me that change communications are the most challenging implementation task.

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Measuring the Full Impact of Digital Capital

Portals and KM

The first two posts this week covered  Accelerating the digitization of business processes  and  Reinventing IT to support digitization. I hope you are having a nice summer. This is McKinsey week on Portals and KM as I look back at what is happening in new technology.

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Highlights of The Build Network Conference in Boston

Partnering Resources

Dan and Nelson said that this simple technique reduced conflict and accelerated design from months to five days in a recent intensive session with Google. “Make Change Stick” at Boston Build, 6/2013. Graphic: dpict info.

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Online Community Software | Leverage Software

John Tropea - Delicious Community

A lynchpin to our social media strategy, it accelerates the evaluation, sales and support processes." - Jason Newton, HP Trusted by the worlds smartest organizations.

May Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

Nancy White

Prof says courses/learning was accelerated #slide2learn - uLearning Blog , May 3, 2011 Glossary III: Rise of the Smartphones - Float Mobile Learning , May 12, 2011 Other Sources The following are the top items based on social signals.

Can Cloud Computing Elevate the Role of IT, Making It More Strategic?

Portals and KM

Looking further into the results, IT professionals believe cloud computing can accelerate agility (63 percent), innovation (58 percent) and collaboration with the enterprise (57 percent). Here is an interesting study by IDG that found that cloud computing is enabling a more central role for IT in shaping business strategy and driving innovation. The research polled 200 IT managers in the U.S. and Europe.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

May 17, 2008 Saturday Links for the Week -- May 17, 2008 All Over But the Shouting: A new and exhaustive joint scientific study shows that species biodiversity on Earth has plummeted almost a third in the past 35 years , and the pace of extinction is accelerating. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays. In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works.

Overcoming Information Overload on the Web: Part 3: Organic Semantics

Portals and KM

This representation accelerates the identification of terms to be included in Semantic Web classes, but also captures the intensity of relationships over time in an organic semantic web.  We feel that our key differentiator is our ability to overcome information overload by accelerating information consumption through synthesized visualizations outlining relationships and acceleration of emerging themes without attempting to analyze the meaning of the aggregated information.

Overcoming Information Overload on the Web: Part 2: Popularity Versus Temporal Correlation Ranking

Portals and KM

  This suggests an emerging or accelerating movement.  Example:  The BuzzTape on Darwin Awareness Engine’s General News Edition displayed the relative acceleration of the term “Lou Dobbs”.   The emergence was detected by our technology, as a result of his name being a term with great acceleration over just a few hours.

Changing Minds Inside the Enterprise

Portals and KM

The tools for social business can accelerate things but also expose any attempted short cuts. There is a lot of talk about changing leadership styles in response to shift from tangible to intangibles assets becoming the most significant source of value to enterprises.    In addition, McKinsey has shown that the lower the decision making in an organization, the higher the operating margin.

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My New Cheese – Lead Social Business Enabler for IBM’s w3 and www Connections


Yes, indeed, I will be doing lots and lots more work on enablement, adoption, education, facilitation, adaptation, consultancy, and so forth around accelerating our very own social / open business transformation. This is it! The moment of truth! The wait is over.

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Making a rough and ready pattern language as a creativity tool

Chris Corrigan

One of the pieces of work we are doing is supporting these folks in launching or accelerating some community based projects using the social networks they have in place here.

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Blog>> Visual Collections for Sharing and Collaboration

Green Chameleon

It is definitely not a new trend, though it is accelerating fast; new tools like Since a few months there is a big trend on the web: visualisation of data and information. have been launched and Pinterest has developed to the third most popular social sharing tool in 2012.

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Open Business – From Document-Centric to People-Centric Collaboration


Lately, I have been thinking quite a bit around the topic of Social / Open Business Transformation.

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Case Study: Analyzing the political economy of the charcoal sector in Tanzania

Net-Map Toolbox

High population growth rates coupled with accelerated urban development and relative cost increases of alternative fuels indicate that the importance of charcoal is unlikely to decline in the near future. Charcoal business in Tanzania (copyright by CIFOR 2009).

More Evidence of Drupal's Rising Star


" Drupal is an enabler and accelerator: Reflecting on last week's Drupal CapitalCamp, it's clear to me that Drupal keeps accelerating its value for organizations doing important work in the world.

Social Business Adoption – The Laggards, The Critics and The Skeptics


The more reluctance I get exposed to, the bigger I get and I am finding it really fascinating how that growth has accelerated tremendously in the last two weeks. A couple of years back, Giovanni Rodriguez put together a guest blog post over a ReadWriteWeb on the topic of Enterprise 2.0

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Good Presentations Matter to Rock an Audience


Over the course of the last couple of years I have developed that habit of watching the recordings of the presentations that I give myself at public speaking events.

Why Social Business Keeps Failing to Deliver


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Adaptation: The Key to Become a Socially Integrated Enterprise


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Google Plus – One50, Two50 and TheRest


The group from which I learn plenty of new tricks and further insights every day on everything social, where a good number of conversations take place on the stuff we are all truly passionate about, i.e. helping accelerate the adoption of these social tools, both inside and outside of the firewall.

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