Research consultancy: taking the plunge?

Making CommunitySense

one-man) research consultancy company. As an (academic) research consultant, you are a linking pin between science and society. When being a consultant, you are literally “all over the place&# and working more on a short-term contract basis.

Community Roles: Manager, Moderator, and Administrator

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Warning : join() [ function.join ]: Invalid arguments passed in /mnt/local/home/fastwonderblog/ on line 648 "> Skip to content Fast Wonder Blog: Consulting, Online Communities, and Social Media Consulting services for companies wanting to engage with online communities through social media.Focused on online communities, open technologies, open source, web 2.0,

Online Community Expert Interview: Dawn Foster, Fast Wonder Consulting

Online Community Report

This month's Expert Interview is with Dawn Foster, Online Community & Social Media Consultant at Fast Wonder Consulting in Portland, Oregon. Dawn Foster is a consultant, community manager, event organizer, blogger, podcaster, technology enthusiast and business professional.

Green Chameleon » Obituary: David Eusebius Vaine, 1959-2009

Green Chameleon

Dr Vaine worked as a top level administrator and thought leader in a number of commercial settings, including several posts in management, before his latest role as a leading consulting guru.

2009 179

Knowledge Sharing in the CGIAR – Tools and Methods for Sharing Knowledge: The CGIAR’s Wiki Approach | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

This evolving resource – continually updated, edited, expanded, and critiqued in wiki fashion – is targeted mainly on scientists, research support teams, and administrators in the 15 international centers of the CGIAR.

Knowledge Sharing in the CGIAR – Tools and Methods for Sharing Knowledge: The CGIAR’s Wiki Approach | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

This evolving resource – continually updated, edited, expanded, and critiqued in wiki fashion – is targeted mainly on scientists, research support teams, and administrators in the 15 international centers of the CGIAR.

2008 130

Is Today Tonight Breaking Facebook Competition Guidelines?

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Promotions are subject to many regulations and if you are not certain that your promotion complies with applicable law, please consult with an expert.

2012 222

Sponsors at Social Connections V (Zurich)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Collaboration Matters is a UK-based Social Business consultancy that marries business consultancy, advanced IBM Connections professional services and cloud-based delivery of Social Business platforms. Infoware Solutions is a consulting company, that also develops add-on tools for administrators for Domino and Connections. WebGate is a consulting firm, working on IBM Connections and other tools.

2013 134

SharePoint Swoop – The Intranet Makeover Show

Michael Sampson - Currents

Consultative makeovers of this kind normally take weeks. The need for server administration, configuration, monitoring, upgrading, etc., Microsoft published Season 1 of SharePoint Swoop: The Intranet Makeover Show , where three well-known MVPs swoop into an organisation for three days and make some SharePoint and Office 365 magic happen.

2018 104

Transparency at Treasury - The case of the missing org chart

Endless Knots

Otherwise, since the new administration has come in, nothing has changed. Most have the Bush-administration org charts still posted. Remarkably, they have become less transparent than their Bush administration predecessors.

2009 116

Boston Globe endorses John Barros and so do I

Endless Knots

Everyone who knows the work I do -- and have done over the years -- thought I was crazy to take this on, i.e. I essentially became his administrative assistant.

Boston 207

Blog>> Obituary: David Eusebius Vaine, 1959-2009

Green Chameleon

Dr Vaine worked as a top level administrator and thought leader in a number of commercial settings, including several posts in management, before his latest role as a leading consulting guru.

2009 179

School Educational Technologist Post - Job Description and Matrix


consultation with secondary schools, to create a new school post -. and experience, and that improve administrative functions. To ensure the efficient and effective administration and management of accounts, systems and processes as appropriate. I''ve been working with Leicester City Council''s HR Department, in. Educational Technologist. The career grade post - with three grades. defined - will be of particular interest to schools who make use of ICT.

2013 42

Implementing Connections in the Real World of Gore: Successes and Pitfalls, Brian O'Neill (Social Connections V, Zurich)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Take a consultancy approach to business teams at Gore. Hire expert Connections administrators. Brian O''Neill is presenting a case study on implementing IBM Connections at Gore.

2013 178

Let’s Have Another SharePoint Failure! #sharepoint #office365 #culture #failure

Michael Sampson - Currents

Any attempt by the SharePoint administrator to flag fundamental issues with the approach to moving to Office 365 are dismissed at worst, or put on a risks register at best. I used to offer a specific audit service, but now that type of assessment is part of my Planning Success consulting service. The third step of taking a strategic approach to the use of Office 365 focuses on creating the right organisational context for achieving value.

2016 114

Stacking the Deck: Using Organizational Networks in Talent Management

Partnering Resources

One of those laid off was a low level administrative assistant. Stacking the Deck: Using Organizational Networks in Talent Management is an original post from Maya Townsend , founder and lead consultant: Partnering Resources - Align. Avoid talent management snafus.

2012 215

Leadership Networks

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Focusing on What Works: Veteran Fund-Raising Consultants Offer Their.

MirandaNet: People

Community Capers

MirandaNet is managed by a small secretariat consisting of the Director and founder, a web editor, an administration manager, and a Fellowship secretary. Fellows may hold office in specific areas as Consultant Fellows, Mentor Fellows or Speaker Fellows. It is worth examining briefly the role of the Consultant Fellows as consultancy and funding is a key enabler in this community’s ongoing work.

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GE Goes Box (What about Its Other Collaboration Tools?)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Provide IT with the control and administrative capabilities required to govern and protect sensitive content at scale. From a presentation at JiveWorld last year: “ GE’s social business journey began with its small consulting business and a community that grew from 250 to over 4000 internal users. Box announced a new strategic customer : GE.

2014 129

Code Green: Earth is Hiring

21st Century Organization

Not surprising many of the administrative positions will require classic skills in finance, marketing, sales, HR and IT. Kevin Doyle, founder of the Boston-based consulting firm Green Economy. Great find for "green career" transitioners in June Outside Magazine's Code Green. Not all jobs in the "green economy" will require new technical expertise. You may be in a renewable energy company, but your work may not look much different from the consumer goods company you just left. .

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I Can’t Fill This Job!: Filling IT Talent Gaps

Partnering Resources

Improving administrative process efficiency can net company gains up to 41 percent of the total acquisition process, according to HR software company Taleo. Filling IT Talent Gaps is an original post from Maya Townsend , founder and lead consultant: Partnering Resources - Align. CIOs are having a hard time finding good candidates for open positions. They’re not alone.

2013 167

Spigit Offers Release S3 to a Maturing Market

Portals and KM

According to a Boston Consulting Group report on innovation from 2010, 72 percent of respondents said that their companies consider innovation a top-three priority, versus 64 percent in 2009. As part of S3, administrators now have the ability to move ideas across categories and communities.

Market 184

Cisco, The Social Experience Company?

Collaborative Thinking

Building out the surrounding professional consulting services (e.g., Cisco Eos is a powerful, integrated platform that integrates social networking, content management and site administration features into a single operating environment, allowing content owners to deliver immersive consumer experiences, while increasing revenue opportunities and reducing operational costs.

Engaging course alumni using Facebook: the case of Ruforum

Joitske Hulsebosch

The group has several administrators and an appointed Virtual Intern to moderate discussions (me). It's been a bit quiet on this blog because I had a nice long summer holiday - with a trip to Cambodja with my family which was wonderful.

2012 219

General Shinseki, a wargame, and the networks of hierarchy

Endless Knots

Thus began our involvement with the American military, particularly the Army, where we’ve discovered that some of its ideas, particularly in regard to leadership, are ahead of those we've encountered as consultants in the commercial and non-profit sectors.

2014 168

“Things We Need in Order to Do Our Jobs and Make the World Better Dammit” (TWNODOJMWBD)

Full Circle Associates

I have worked for non profits as staff, consultant and/or volunteer most of my adult life and all I can say to Vu is AMEN! Or, raise your paddle and then loudly proclaim, “I want my donations to support administrative expenses!” I strongly recommend all of you who (still!)

2014 84

Social Architecture (a manifesto) | Management Innovation eXchange

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Level One: Your Expertise Let’s face it: the days of boardroom consulting are over. To most consultants being the dummy - by definition: not the source of knowledge - is total agony. Then you offer them a platform, for example the administrative support of a company-wide program.

The dangers of social media for youth

Joitske Hulsebosch

Sexual Abuse Especially for girls a modeling offer may be tempting, and it comes with the instruction not to consult with the parents. Tips: If you suspect abuse attempts: contact the site administrator.

Access to a world of practice

Learning Alliances

In 1997 I decided to leave what seemed like a privileged and secure job in the administration at the University of Colorado to seek my fortune in corporate America and later as a solo consultant.

2011 194

Learning While Building eLearning: Part 3 – Facilitating Online

Full Circle Associates

You and the other consultants Cheryl, Terri and everyone were very helpful. Reflecting on it now, and putting into perspective from an administration standpoint, what I produced during those four weeks of the course, there is an increase in efficiency.

2016 72

The Intranet Management Handbook -Part 3. Operational Planning

Michael Sampson - Currents

As a comparison (and Martin doesn't have this in the book - I'm adding this in based on the surveys I have seen and written up), it's not unusual for large firms to have 1 full-time Microsoft Exchange administrator for every 3000 or so employees, and that's just for email!

The Anthill is Growing for More Listening

Ant's Eyeview Blog

Louis University where she majored in Business Administration & Marketing. Since graduating, she has worked as a Search Specialist for the global search engine marketing consultancy Outrider LLC. Ant’s Eye View is thrilled to announce the addition of Stephanie Nahas to the Austin anthill. Stephanie is a graduate of St. There she helped her clients reach their business objectives through strategic planning, insight, and execution of search campaigns.

Socialtext Continues to Focus on Workplace Integration

Portals and KM

Eugene mentioned how the customer service department of an accounting consulting firm has cut in half the time it takes to respond to difficult customer questions since implementing Socialtext. I have admired the capabilities within Socialtext for some time. It was one of the early enterprise 2.0 providers, well before the term was coined. They began with a wiki base and have added capability over time to build a comprehensive platform.

The literacy of messiness for philanthropy

Chris Corrigan

Many front line philanthropic workers – grants administrators, programs staff and consultants – know this approach but they are often constrained by donors, Boards and executives who demand simple outcomes, simple metrics and clear impact.

2017 50

Himmelman Model - Networking Collaboration Cooperation Coordination

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Systems Planning Customized Consulting Keynote Addresses Tools and Resources About Tom Wolff Contact Us Collaborative Solutions A Newsletter from Tom Wolff & Associates Contents of Summer 2005 Collaborative Solutions Newsletter: In this issue: Collaborative Solutions - True Collaboration as the Most Productive Form of Exchange 1.

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News Updates (December 11, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Many students that I have trained, consulted and listened to have expressed their pain points for SharePoint adoption. He points out that the path of ECM is littered with failure and that Microsoft's goal with SharePoint 2010 is to put the end user front and center (while providing more comprehensive back-end administration). IBM Cloud Computing Lab. IBM announced a new lab in Hong Kong, focused on IBM's cloud computing portfolio. "

2009 104

A Cynical Guide to Power and Organizational Dynamics

How to Save the World

The belief that ‘experienced’ executives, ‘experts’, consultants or other highly-paid (often obscenely so) people know anything more about what to do is sheer hubris. from by Hugh Macleod.

2015 98

Guest Post: Adejare Amoo on an Industrialist’s Role in eLearning in Africa

Nancy White

Most of the higher institutions in Africa are yet to apply technology in their education administration and delivery. Nancy’s Note: In June I was lucky to help facilitate a couple of events for UN University at eLearning Africa in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Africa 148

Harnessing the power of informal employee networks

John Tropea - Delicious Community

The McKinsey Quarterly Home McKinsey & Company McKinsey Global Institute Help [+] Log In Register close Register Member Center The McKinsey Quarterly is the business journal of McKinsey & Company. Register now for immediate access to hundreds of articles. First time here? Read our Quarterly Basics. Forgot Password?

2007 54

The Case for Corporate Social Networking

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

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

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Cisco’s EOS “Cisco Eos is a hosted software platform that gives you social-networking, content-distribution, and content-targeting features in an integrated administrative suite.

2008 55

News Updates (April 17, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Microsoft released the beta of Exchange 2010, with new features for IT administrators and end users. For administrators, there are new message rules options and federation capabilities. Renting a computer in the sky is simpler and don't need any consultant to help advise what configuration you need. Central Desktop Webinar. Central Desktop is hosting a Webinar on April 23, comparing its solution with SharePoint.

2009 89

Prizes to Promote Open Government


We've written previously about the Obama Administration's Open Government Directive. The memorandum encourages partnerships across corporations and consulting groups.