Harnessing the power of informal employee networks

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Your e-mail address* Send me a copy. Recipient e-mail address* (Separate multiple e-mail addresses with commas. Limited to 20 addresses.) Subject Message ( characters remaining) (maximum length reached) *Required The e-mail addresses that you supply to use this service will not be used for any other purpose. Exhibit 2: Informal networks often have members who play such crucial roles that their departure would disrupt the network. Limited to 20 addresses.)

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Where do we gather on Big Society – besides London and Twitter?

Social Reporter

In between I had a couple of productive BS-related meetings … all in London, of course, where the public events were as useful for informal networking as the main content – good though that was. We will provide the practical tools and high-quality training needed for participating organisations to help people in their communities create local campaigns, innovative community projects and new social enterprises that address their passions and priorities.

Trending Sources

The ‘Sisterhood’ Goes Missing at Board Level

Governance in a Networked World

Women’s networks proliferate in the informal workplace and increasingly online. So wouldn’t the ‘old girls network’ be the best vehicle for addressing the board diversity issue? The size of the circles indicates the relative number of shared board memberships a member has.

Dennis McDonald - Managing Technology - The Use of Codevelopment and Networking to Improve Professional Association Membership Services

John Tropea - Delicious Community

This is Caravelis first paragraph (thanks to The Association Renewal Blog for bringing this article to my attention) : Many association leaders worry that today’s professionals lack interest in joining organizations, and they point to the declines in some association membership levels as evidence. She questions whether improved marketing and increases in the number and type of benefits really improves the value members gain from membership.

Where do we gather on Big Society – besides London and Twitter?

Social Reporter

In between I had a couple of productive BS-related meetings … all in London, of course, where the public events were as useful for informal networking as the main content – good though that was. We will provide the practical tools and high-quality training needed for participating organisations to help people in their communities create local campaigns, innovative community projects and new social enterprises that address their passions and priorities.

Gmail Motion - The Biggest Email Innovation Since RFC822

Michael Sampson - Currents

If you are thinking about taking out a gym membership, stop now. I believe this will greatly help the level of informality in our organizational cultures, and lead to the greater use of more casual clothing at the office. I would like to see Google do more to address this.

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ScienceDirect - The Journal of Strategic Information Systems : “It is what one does”: why people participate and help others in electronic communities of practice

John Tropea - Delicious Community

While online commercial enterprises have done little more than advertise their wares or provide information about their services, they rarely encourage customer-to-company and customer-and-customer communication. Participants are encouraged to interact to make informed purchase decisions.• Hansen Abstract Community membership expresses both personal identity and social identity.

Building Great Enterprise 2.0 Communities

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We keep thousands of people informed each week via concise updates. Privacy respected — we will never share your information. allows information to flow more smoothly and allows for more dynamic and spontaneous communication. Senior UX - Information Architect in Boston at Bridgeline Digital. Information Security Study Shows Increased Risk, Insufficient Spending. Information Security Study Shows Increased Risk, Insufficient Spending. Stay Informed.

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Using digital technology and asset mapping to tackle social isolation – without special funding

Social Reporter

The partnership is running co-design workshop sessions in which they will develop their new innovative programme to address the broad challenge: How can we help Slipham people and organisations use technology to help tackle loneliness and/or support living alone.

Five Realities of Enterprise Collaboration & Technology - Managing Technology - Dennis D. McDonald's Web Site

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

In Defining and Measuring Enterprise Collaboration I defined “collaboration&# like this: Collaboration: people working together and sharing information to achieve a common objective. Other types of collaboration might be more ephemeral, serendipitous, informal, or less well defined.

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Citizen journalists animate a virtual high street for independent living support and conversation

Social Reporter

The challenge that the ADTV project is addressing, explained here by Jonathan Waddington-Jones , is that the day-to-day lives of one in five people in Dorset are limited by disability. Access Dorset’s Virtual Centre for Independent Living via kwout.

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No, You Can't Pick My Brain. It Costs Too Much - Forbes

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

There’s training, classes to attend, reading (I have to buy books), gaining certifications, costs of memberships so I can network, attending conferences and mastering my skills that all cost me money. With the Internet being so widely available loaded with free information, people automatically assume that you too have to provide information for free. If you’re like (how I used to be) you’ve given away tons of valuable information. Business. Autos.

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Social Network Sites: Definition, History, and Scholarship

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

boyd School of Information University of California-Berkeley Nicole B. Sites also vary in the extent to which they incorporate new information and communication tools, such as mobile connectivity, blogging, and photo/video-sharing. Information Technology and Libraries, 26 (1), 23.

2007 41

Sorry but I'm not a member of your community - Bertrand Duperrin's Notepad

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Most of time, communities are used to address individual issues, leverage a membership feeling that does not exist and, at the end, have a result that’s the opposite of what was expected and cause misunderstandings between brands and their audience… that’s seldom a community. I don’t even mention isolated customers… The way one quality whom he addresses decided on the way they’ll be treated. information.

Differentiating Between Social Media and Community Management

John Tropea - Delicious Community

We recently spent a long time trying to tease this out, mostly because we felt the community manager role was unfortunately being rolled up into an overall social media one, since social media is currently 'hot' In an ideal world, the community manager has appropriate access to all stakeholders (internal and external), and adequate information to meet their demands except in very specific cases.

The Social Organization: Social Media is not Community

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Consultants Enterprise Social Software Subscribe Subscribe in a reader Enter your email address: Delivered by FeedBurner My Other Accounts Categories Best Practices Books Deep Thoughts. And to your point -- social media does not necessarily give a sense of membership to the members (i.e.

2008 15

Sorry, but I'm not a member

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Most of time, communities are used to address individual issues, leverage a membership feeling that does not exist and, at the end, have a result that’s the opposite of what was expected and cause misunderstandings between brands and their audience… that’s seldom a community.

2006 14

A lost opportunity

Viv Mcwaters

Apologies, this is a bit ranty… An information sheet for a local community group arrived in my letterbox today. Please provide us with an up-to-date email address as this facilitates communication and assists us in keeping costs to a minimum.

Community as Curriculum – vol 2. The Guild/Distributed Continuum

Delicious/choconancy/community

The scene paints a world where access to knowledge is privileged, access to mentors and inside information key, and getting in on the inside of the next big thing a one-time stroke of luck on which an entire successful—and linear—future could be built. People turn to passing fads in an attempt to stay current without the necessary experience or context to be able to make informed, professional decisions about them. “Community as Curriculum“, in: D. Araya & M.A.

Community vs. Social Network - Lithosphere Community

John Tropea - Delicious Community

The FB group very quickly got into six figures but the number of people who had visited the BBCs official consultation site to make comments was stuck at about 5% of the FB group membership. Yelp allows me to "follow" people I dont know but also to invite/connect with my friends from my address books. I will address this issue in greater depth in later posts. Hope this will temporarily address your comment for now.

The Four Tenets of the Community Manager

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Jeremiah Owyang wrote an informative post about The Four Tenets of the Community manager. Our jobs as communicators is to foster these environments, and serve the communities by providing information on demand, and to provide real value in our outbound initiatives.

2008 41

Communities Manifesto

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Community members deepen their understanding of the subject by interacting on an ongoing basis, asking and answering questions, sharing information, reusing good ideas, solving problems for one another, and developing new and better ways of doing things. Innovate through brainstorming, building on each other's ideas, and keeping informed on emerging developments. Communities need a critical mass of members; take steps to build membership. Take steps to build membership.

Leadership Maxims, Avoiding a CoP Mid-Life Crisis, Library Clips, Knowledge and Learning Toolkit, Ten Commandments for Business Failure

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Critical mass of engaged members - CoPs thrive on the work of a committed, stable, active core group of members who view membership as a key part of their job and/or their career; core members in some communities are expected to spend 10 percent of their time on community activities. Sense of accomplishment - CoP members have a strong sense of accomplishment knowing they are addressing vital problems that advance community goals.

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The conceptual framework for community development

Community Capers

Since the research was focussed on the management role in community development the key informants for this research became the community conveners. This blog and the collaborative activities planned to surround each case study are for me an unmissable opportunity to dynamically verify, moderate and challenge the findings by soliciting opinions and perspectives from a broader community membership. Attributes - ways the issue was realised or addressed.

On Stewardship : Scott London

John Tropea - Delicious Faciliatation

In a study I’m leading for the Harwood Institute, I’ve been exploring this question with community leaders from across the country — civic entrepreneurs working to reduce homelessness, address poverty, work with inmates, clean up the environment, and generally strengthen our communities.

The Primal Forces that Drive Social Networks | Digital Tonto

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

As with any transformation on a grand scale, a plethora of consultants, gurus, blogs, and how-to books have risen to meet the demand for information about the social revolution. Granovetter surmised that it is through weak ties that information is largely distributed. People want to connect: Connections between communities naturally grow over time for the same reasons that information wants to be free and dictatorships are expensive to maintain.

2009 10

Life With Alacrity: Dunbar Triage: Too Many Connections

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Any engineer or information theorist can tell you that a system that only has amplifiers will be out of balance, and that you need attenuators in the system as well. Thats why they have the people to keep them informed about people they are going to meet.

2005 21

Communities Manifesto

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Community members deepen their understanding of the subject by interacting on an ongoing basis, asking and answering questions, sharing information, reusing good ideas, solving problems for one another, and developing new and better ways of doing things. Innovate through brainstorming, building on each other's ideas, and keeping informed on emerging developments. Communities need a critical mass of members; take steps to build membership. Take steps to build membership.

Ten critical foundations for successful collaborative networks

The Bumble Bee

If you have only the Projects aspect, then eventually it will harden into a closed supply chain with no ability to attract new members or address new market opportunities. Here are the main areas that Ground Rules must address: 1. How will the information be shared?

Building networks, Selling KM, Meetings as KM behaviors, IBM in a KM shift, Super Crunchers

John Tropea - Delicious Community

The first thing to do is to decide what topic you wish to address in a community. The community leader should know the subject, have energy for stimulating collaboration, have sufficient time to devote to leadership, and then regularly spend time increasing membership, lining up speakers, hosting calls and meetings, asking and answering questions, and posting information which is useful to the members. Use existing networks to inform possible members about your community.

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Life With Alacrity: The Dunbar Number as a Limit to Group Sizes

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Read More] Tracked on Mar 15, 2004 7:43:57 AM » Dunbars Number from Information Is Not Knowledge I found this article on the Dunbar Number as a limit to group sizes by Christopher Allen via Many to Many. Life With Alacrity Alacrity, noun. From the Latin alacritus meaning promptitude.

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List of "White Label" or "Private Label" (Applications you can Rebrand) Social Networking Platforms

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Feature Rich User End, Advanced Admin Console, Paid Membership Integration, Flash Instant Messenger and Chat, Fulfeatured Modules&# Boonx “Use flexible and powerful community software and implement your brilliant idea in real life. Satmetrics (Formerly Informative) “Marketing 2.0

2007 20

The Second Leg Of The Social Business Stool - The BrainYard - InformationWeek

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Login | Register | Membership Benefits. The second leg is adapting management techniques to this new information environment. First Name*: Last Name*: Email Address*: Job Title: Company/Organization/Govt Dept.: COMMENTARY. WHITEPAPERS. SLIDESHOWS. VIDEOS. EVENTS. ABOUT. BRAINYARD COMMENTARY. ABOUT THE AUTHOR. Rachel Happe.

Online Community Building Strategy: Good Advice From Nancy White

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In part 2, next week, she will address technology choice and the idiosyncrasies of groups vs networks interactions. Because people are busy, they often belong to many communities we call multi-membership. Print this article July 29, 2009 ?

"Collaboration and Community" by Scott London

John Tropea - Delicious Community

If the right people are brought together in constructive ways and with the appropriate information they can not only create authentic visions and strategies for addressing their joint problems but also, in many cases, overcome their limited perspectives of what is possible. Stakeholders may have different levels of expertise and different access to information about the problems.

Understanding the Real Structure within Your Organization with NetAge OrgScope

Portals and KM

The LDAP data is potentially broader, Jeff says, as it includes contractors who have access to companies' information systems. Of course, Jeff points out, you can further enhance these maps with social networking information.

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Creating Passionate Users: How to Build a User Community, Part 1

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Read More] Tracked on Dec 4, 2006 8:59:21 PM » Useful Diagrams from Confluence: Susanne Dickel How can people cocreate information environments? !cocreation.png Without knowledge - this data can be hard to sift for "information". Name: Email Address: URL: Remember personal info?

2007 17

Knowledge Jolt with Jack: Blogs in relation to communities

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Active bloggers tend to read other bloggers and other sources of information that the official community may not consume. Working in both spaces gives bloggers and community members the opportunity to focus when needed and still get a breadth of information about the people with whom they are interacting. June 5, 2007 2:34 PM Leave a comment Name Email Address URL Remember personal info?

Skills for Learning Professionals Part 3 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

These three directly address the follow up question Tony left on Part 1 seeking more on what learning professionals need to know how to do to leverage the learning opportunities found in communities and networks.

Competitive advantage from better interactions

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

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