From Change Initiatives to Change Systems

Networking Action

But is there a way to strengthen them and speed the pace of transformation to address critical issues of health, climate and poverty? Global change systems are evolving all around us.

2014 205

The wilting initiative - Are you at risk?

Governance in a Networked World

A new corporate initiative has been established. Business sponsors are hand picked, a program office is established to manage it and the change team is driving the initiatives across the organization. They knew that this needed to be addressed.

Initial Darwin Edition™ Series is Now Available

Portals and KM

  The initial themes for our Darwin Editions include: general news (our original alpha), social media on the web, social media in the enterprise, US immigration news and discussions, and oil and gas industry news.

Cancer Commons - another open-science initiative

Endless Knots

There are many efforts to address this, e.g. I recently learned about Improve Care Now , which links pediatric GI docs and their data, thus providing them with access to greater research pools than their practices alone can provide. (If

Collaboration Approaches for Addressing Social Issues: Interview With David Witzel

Online Community Report

The sustainability consortium was initiated by Walmart and is coordinated by Arizona State U and U of Arkansas. Cross-posted from the Good Ideas Blog : David Witzel has spent a lot of time thinking about online collaborative approaches to solving social issues.

Online Community Summit 2009 - Initial Topics & Session Leads

Online Community Report

Each year we gather a select group of senior online community professionals to discuss topics addressing business strategy, emerging technologies, key trends, as well as many tactical issues during the breakout sessions. The Online Community Summit will be held October 8th & 9th in Sonoma, CA. It is hard to believe that the Online Community Summit is now in it's eight year!

2009 43

Why so many community initiatives fail to take flight…

Ant's Eyeview Blog

Bob: “Ok, what are the 3 most common set up/installation issues you want to address?”. ….etc. As we move from an era of experimentation (flush budgets) to one with much higher accountability for results (frugal investments), it’s even more important to look at why projects fail – and conversely why projects succeed. Plenty has been written on this, so I’ll focus on what is becoming the most common conversation for me with clients – I call it the “general purpose” problem.

A Journey In Social Media: Recruiting Initial Communities

John Tropea - Delicious Community

» September 06, 2007 Recruiting Initial Communities Ive come to think about the spread of social media (more properly thought of as community-building) as a viral phenomenon. Yes, theres a need for community around it, but its not as attractive for initial targeting as one where theres change moving quickly. So, Here Are My Initial Communities: Social Media @ EMC -- this is our virtual steering community. Your Information (Name and email address are required.

Green Chameleon » Explaining Knowledge Management #1

Green Chameleon blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Explaining Knowledge Management #1 In this first video blog post from Professor Gervaise Germaine, we address the differences between data, information and knowledge.

2006 130

Influence | Forum One: Internet Strategy, Social Media, User Experience and Web Site Development


Skip to Navigation Careers News Client login About Us Services Our Work Blogs Events Contact Us Home › Blogs › Influence Social Networking and #AIDS2010 Suzanne Rainey in Influence 15 Jul 2010 There’s a flurry of action this week as we await the start of the XVIII International AIDS Conference (#AIDS2010) in Vienna, Austria, next week. I wish I was able to attend, but am glad that many of my clients have the opportunity to go. The conference is held every two years, and is always.

2007 40

‘Communities’ and ‘Networks’: A Conceptual and Linguistic 2.0 Mess | Sonnez en cas d'absence


Not only is the understanding of what differentiates them is key to successfully implement socio-collaborative initiatives, but harnessing their complementarity also provides us with a valuable framework of building blocks to leverage the internal ecosystem of Enterprise 2.0.

2010 51

The Secret Ingredient for Customer Lifecycle Marketing? Community Management.

Online Community Strategy

Clearly Customer Lifecycle Marketing is incredibly valuable when all stages of the lifecycle are addressed. So if Community Managers know how to address the key gaps illustrated in the Demand Metric report, what’s the problem?

2016 67

Communities in the Crowd Economy: #CSWEurope15

Online Community Strategy

I would also assert that Collaborative Economy initiatives should be focused on sustainable methods and equitable outcomes for all stakeholders. Their total addressable market(s), connected via platforms & social networks.

2015 71

10 options for implementing a KM strategy

Chris Collison

This is the traditional “someone at the top has said this needs to happen” approach, usually accompanied by a cascade, a change initiative, communications and engagement plan, brown-bag presentations, training programmes, mugs and mouse mats.

Communities in the Crowd Economy: #CSWEurope15

Online Community Strategy

I would also assert that Collaborative Economy initiatives should be focused on sustainable methods and equitable outcomes for all stakeholders. Their total addressable market(s), connected via platforms & social networks. image credit: Xavier Damman @xdamman.

2015 54

Year-End Thoughts On Enterprise 2.0 Social Software (Part 2)

Collaborative Thinking

initiatives for the sake of "doing Enterprise 2.0. does not address all patterns of communication, information sharing, and collaboration. In my last post, Year-End Thoughts On Enterprise 2.0 &

Enterprise 2.0 Five Years Later: From Tools To Platforms To Ecosystems

Collaborative Thinking

With an initial focus on tools (e.g., initiatives began a long journey to improve the way employees build communities and collaborate on business activities. In parallel, early success stories highlighted the need for organizations to address cultural dynamics that often hinder these transformative efforts. In 2006, Andrew McAfee’s article on Enterprise 2.0,

2011 166

My First Year as a Consultant and what 2016 Holds for Online Communities (I hope)

Online Community Strategy

Launching Structure3C on February 4, 2015 to help brands create successful customer communities and crowdsourcing initiatives. Their total addressable market(s), connected via platforms & social networks. Sonoma Sunrise in honor of the dawn of 2016.

2015 54

Social learning circle- new ways of learning at a conference

Joitske Hulsebosch

I think the initiative super. However, there are few initiatives like the learning circles. Some didn't receive the invitation, others were unhappy that I had their email address. There were spontaneous initiatives for a whatsapp group and discussion afterwards.

2016 141

Work Stream #1 – Learning Is the Work


And, typically, after an initial round of conversations, I would work with clients based on two distinctively different contexts: A customer may have recently purchased a particular Enterprise Social Networking platform (i.e.

2016 164

100+ Tried & True Problem-Solving Tools

Partnering Resources

These are effective and elegant methods that you can use to address the four types of problems. Your job is to assess the facts, analyze the facts, and then develop a solution that addresses the root cause. Too many leaders choose the wrong tool for the problem at hand.

2016 138

At last we have a shared framework for deep thinking about digital engagement

Social Reporter

Any party or coalition that comes to power after the May election will have have to re-address the two main aspects of the government-social digital landscape. The good news is that we now have a framework within which to address the challenges, and come up with some ideas for moving forward.

2015 237

Enterprise 2.0 Study Needs Participants

Portals and KM

 The purpose of the survey is to address issues that executives will find relevant when considering to invest in enterprise 2.0 initiatives.  Jacob Morgan at Chess Media Group is conducting a study on enterprise 2.0 and collaboration.   They are asking questions such as: what tools organizations are using and why, how budgets are being allocated, and how the ROI is measured.

Stacking the Deck: Using Organizational Networks in Talent Management

Partnering Resources

Thoughtful, disciplined succession initiatives and talent assessment helps. The people in the initial top thirty were all known directly or second-hand by the executives. Avoid talent management snafus. Image by katerha on flickr.

2012 211

British Gas, Yammer, and Adoption Approach

Michael Sampson - Currents

Initially, we trialled Yammer with a small group of 500 staff. Yammer addressed a real business need (connecting engineers and other technicians). Simply Communicate details the adoption approach at British Gas for Yammer.

Yammer 164

Avoid Profile Potpourri

Collaborative Thinking

While initially identified as a social bookmark system for the enterprise (an "internal delicious"), the company has done a credible job of expanding the conversation beyond a tooling discussion.

2009 130

Changing the Way People Find Experts at CEMEX, Luis Garza (Social Connections V, Zurich)

Michael Sampson - Currents

The CEO created some initiatives for addressing these problems. Created five core innovation initiatives. Success with these innovation initiatives encouraged other groups to start new communities - in January 2013 had 2,000 communities. A couple of the innovation initiatives - ready-mix products, alternative fuels. Luis Garza from CEMEX is talking about how people now find experts at CEMEX. Some notes: 1.

2013 122

Enterprise 2.0 Boston June 2010 Highlights: Making Technology Work in Organizations

21st Century Organization

Drive to Innovation Rules If "social" ruled as the must have functionality in 2009 in 2010 "innovation" (not surprisingly given the challenging economic climate) seemed top of mind with a host of platforms touting their abilities to assemble ideas and facilitate new initiatives. initiatives?

2010 164

Techy lunch in the City shows community spirit of corporate lawyers

Social Reporter

I’ve been developing ideas with colleagues for a Maps, Apps and Storytelling initiative to provide people with better pathways to their interests, develop stronger networks in a community, tell stories, and help develop conversations online and off.

2015 173

The River Diagram: Strategic community change management

The Bumble Bee

Chris Collison has introduced me to The River Diagram - a great strategic tool for moving a community of groups forward via common initiatives and best practice sharing. On the x-axis you plot the different behaviours to be addressed and on the y-axis you record a score for each behaviour on a scale 1 -5. This reflects the behaviours none of the groups have yet been able to address. Here is the best place for initiatives for all the groups.

The influence of technology on professional identity

Joitske Hulsebosch

Surprisingly, I often read books & articles which are completely focussed on technology, or they are about other topics, and do not really address technology influences. Online it is incredibly easy to take initiatives with others with different expertise to contribute to new areas.

2017 141

A social reporting game for community builders

Social Reporter

We developed some challenges, reflected on how community builders might address them, and then used a set of cards to consider what tools might be relevant. We didn’t really know at the end of the workshop where our initial exploration would lead.

Game 184

A social reporting game for community builders

Social Reporter

We developed some challenges, reflected on how community builders might address them, and then used a set of cards to consider what tools might be relevant. We didn’t really know at the end of the workshop where our initial exploration would lead.

Game 184

Towards the idea that complexity IS a theory of change

Chris Corrigan

Often on application forms, funders provide guidance, asking that a grantee provide an articulation of their theory of change and a logic model to show how, step by step, their program will help transform something, address an issue or solve a problem.

2018 102

My first MOOC: diary of 1 of 24,000 students following a truly “Massive Open Online Course”

Making CommunitySense

Wonder if anybody will take the initiative? Even though I have been admitted to the course, I know feel like an inivisible ghost, not worthy to be seen by my course mates…” One of the replies to my Google+ post helped: turns out the reply address was wrong.

2013 253

Teamwork Needs Healthy Friction to Collaborate and Get Work Done More Effectively


Well, my first initial reaction was to eventually mention the very first project I started working on at IBM back in January 1997, but he kept insisting to go even further back, before I started working in the IT industry.

2016 173

From Crowdsourcing to Collective Intelligence at Work: Organizations are the Key

21st Century Organization

The Knowledge Innvovation Network (of the University of Warwick Business School) recently convened a diversely thought provoking workshop addressing "Knowledge and Prediction Markets". and generously shared their slides allowing others to learn from their initiatives. Qualcomm's Venturefest and Motorola's ThinkTank Exchange also highlight the exceptional " Whole Mind " management talent required to lead collective intelligence initiatives.

2009 159

“But what if our people dominate?”

Chris Corrigan

They are addressed by diving in together and looking for ways to tackle problems in new ways. There is an undercurrent to the base worry that clients share with me, and it’s worth addressing with them. Being honest helps people to show up in a trusting way, and helps them to know how much time and energy to spend on your initiative. I’m sure lots of experienced facilitators out there have other wisdom to add about how to address this concern.

2019 61

The Beginning of a New Work Adventure – Joining panagenda!


2017 will, definitely, be a year of change and milestones, I’m pretty certain, but it’ll also be a year of excitement, of new dazzling opportunities for learning and growth, of discovering wonderfully inspiring initiatives to experience, experiment with and learn from.

2017 213

Roles in communities of practice

Joitske Hulsebosch

Since we have taken the initiative to invite people we feel more responsible for the ins and outs of this network, but others also take initiatives and propose activities. But basically anyone can take the initiative to start operations and that happens.

Roles 242

When Context Transcends Change Management


What if we have been approaching change initiatives from the wrong side of the spectrum and we never realised about it till now when it might be a bit too late already? If you want to achieve change in a modern organisation, the last thing you should do is announce a change initiative.

2016 176

Prime Minister declares war on public sector procurement

The Bumble Bee

These are the issues (liability, insurance, trading history, networked supply chains etc) which must be addressed if this initiative is to really deliver for small businesses.

2011 171

Event: Preparing Teachers of Refugees

Full Circle Associates

Structured facilitated discussions : Text-based exchanges facilitated by guest Discussion Hosts (I am one) focused on addressing the question: What is sustainable, effective pedagogy for teachers-of-teachers of refugees, and how can it be enacted?

2017 67