Adoption Strategy for Office 365 at Merck

Michael Sampson - Currents

Here’s the paragraphs in the announcement about the user adoption approach: Merck is using Office 365 to replace a group of disconnected technologies including Lotus Notes, Sametime, and WebEx, that we had deployed over the years. The goal is to enhance productivity and reduce operating costs within the organization. I also see the use of the Facilitated Group Re-Imagining strategy, run by the change agents. Adoption Microsoft Office 365

2015 141

I'm a Collaboration Strategist: How Can I Help You Reach Your Goals?

Michael Sampson - Currents

I'm really keen to work with many new organizations in 2011 on making collaboration work - maybe there is some way I can help you reach your goals? I facilitate in-house workshops on making collaboration work. For those focusing on user adoption, I have a workshop on that too.

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


Adoption: Does It Have To Be So Hard? and it’s rather interesting to see how almost three years later the challenge seems to be there still, alive and kicking: Social / Open Business Adoption is hard. What are your goals?

2013 245

Feedback on an In-house User Adoption Workshop

Michael Sampson - Currents

Last week I had the privilege of running a two-day in-house workshop for an organization in New Zealand on user adoption strategies for their new SharePoint-based intranet. The project manager who arranged the session sent in this feedback: " I have had great feedback from your workshop - and almost every participant is now also meeting with me Monday to develop the adoption strategy. User Adoption

Enabling Early Adopters to Lead Your Change Initiatives


You are now ready then to execute on enabling your early adopters to help you transform your business….

2016 141

Facilitating adoption of weblogs in knowledge-intensive environments


Weblogs support serendipity – finding ideas that fuel innovation and interesting people to talk to or to combine efforts for a shared goal. What is essential for facilitating adoption of weblogs in knowledge-intensive environments? Facilitate the broadest possible reach. Integration Weblog research blogs in business PhD technology adoption Tags: blogs in business , PhD , technology adoption.

[KMers] Training Community Managers and Facilitators


It would also be rather helpful to go through for those folks who may be interested in online communities in general and who would want to learn a lot more about how they operate them and what it is like being a community facilitator / builder. For others it is sufficient to facilitate.

Facilitating Networking

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Facilitating Networking by Paula Thornton December 26, 2007 at 2:07 pm · Filed under 2.0 Bill has previously reported both on a major software developer, Serena, which has adopted Facebook to REPLACE their intranet (supporting 800 employees — the numbers can matter here) and WorkBook. The success of social networking technologies depends on adoption and buy-in. Adding another interface is not the goal here; adding a capability is.

Report On Intranet Analytics – Required Reading for Collaboration Teams and Analytics Vendors

Michael Sampson - Currents

At the end of 2011 I published Collaboration Roadmap , and then faced a decision about what to do regarding User Adoption Strategies. Adoption & Effective Use Microsoft Office 365 Microsoft SharePoint Tools & Technologies

2016 116

Launching a Collaboration or Content Management System: 8 Tricks for Adoption


User adoption is a tricky beast. Naturally, clients tend to focus on the technical aspects that surround adoption: picking a solution that meets the list of user needs they have identified. But what about the people/social factors that influence adoption? While there is no universal set of truths about user adoption (it inevitably depends on your needs, goals, users, and other situational variables), there are some tricks that we’ve discovered along the way!

AI Use Cases For Communities & Networks

Online Community Strategy

has / have specific goals to make progress towards. We think future communities will thrive with AI if the ultimate goal of the community is enabling member agency and purpose. Artificial Intelligence is arguably the buzziest of buzz words these days.

2018 51

The State of Social Network Analysis in Business: LINKS Workshop Report

21st Century Organization

My goals in attending were to understand how UCINET , the analysis tool developed by Steve Borgatti "thinks" and grow my expertise at applying SNA to projects to improve collaboration effectiveness. Hence we don't have a good measure of adoption. Will such tools be adopted?

On constructing rules of engagement

Platform Neutral

It’s a ecology of patterns that members experience in different places at different times to achieve different community goals. When you think about it, this means that any ‘platform’ should be doing more listening than publishing, aggregating and making sense of distributed activity, than telling people how to behave and forcing them to adopt set rules of behaviour in one walled garden.

Training in structures that support humanity

Chris Corrigan

in this video, Organizational practices applied by Tim Merry he talks about an organization that adopts basic practices to restore humanity to its structures. Art of Hosting Conversation Facilitation Organization

2014 81

Understanding where you are, not where you think you are: some tips and a process

Chris Corrigan

These quotes reminded me how much evaluation and planning is directed towards goals, targets and patterns that cause us to look for data that supports what we want to see rather than learning what the data is telling us about what’s really going on. Adopt all of the the schemes.

2015 101

Working with the United Nations

Evolving Web

While the UN will be quick to admit they aren't early adopters of the last two methods, they are nevertheless appreciative of the power of lean and social media, and are ready to begin implementing them in earnest. Jim and Tonianne helped devise a group writing system using a variety of online tools to facilitate communication and collaboration. The goal here is to provide the maximum benefit for OzonAction without getting caught up in the fads or hype of the social media movement.

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


Luis will be driving the successful adoption of Connections across IBM, in support of our Workplace of the Future goals of transforming the way employees work in a globally integrated enterprise. This is it! The moment of truth! The wait is over.

2013 262

Social Business Begins by Unleashing Your Business Talent


In “ Experimenting on Themselves &# Erica comes to describe one of my all time favourite programs inside IBM, which, in my opinion, has been much responsible for IBM’s breath-taking adoption of social software, technology and rampant innovation, over the course of the last 15 years!

2011 214

Behavioural Transition Strategies for E2.0 by Lee Bryant


Adoption " Back then I mentioned how just this presentation was worth the over 50 hours I did in transit (Coming back and forth!) and Social Software "Adoption" And how to "do it right!" Earlier on, over at " Enterprise 2.0

2009 169

Ken Carroll » Blog Archive » Designing conversations

Ken Carroll

Speakers use conversational structures to engage listeners, create cohesion, and facilitate comprehension. If I want to connect with readers in book format, then I adopt the most effective discourse starategies for that medium. Ken Carroll networks, languages, and learning 2.0 About Ken Carroll « Skype, social networks and language learning Confucius meets web 2.0

2013 – The Year of Social HR


This is the one area where HR would surely need to go through a major transformation from being right at the centre of managing employees / resources, to be shifted around the edges facilitating alumni networks, freelancers, and a small core group of employees to be part of the same ecosystem.

2013 251

Community Is A Management Approach, Not Just a Role

John Tropea - Delicious Community

A better understanding of how to incorporate real-time conversation into traditional workflows in order to improve communications, expectation-setting, quality, and adoption of a business process. Well, companies need to adopt that approach as well. facilitation

Roles 58

Moving community informatics research forward


  As always, the conference was a great meeting of minds of researchers and practitioners from all over the world, and from many different backgrounds, ranging from cultural anthropologists and process facilitators to hardcore computer scientists.

2008 141

Open Business and The Power of Habit


Whether we can model new behaviours and new habits and, if so, how can we achieve such goal, because something tells me that it’s not going to be an easy one.

2013 210

Notes on CCS102 The Emergence of Business Networks and Communities - connect.BASF

Michael Sampson - Currents

goal of connect.BASF - to complement hierarchies and teams with a network of formal and informal communities, so as to be fully connected. -. 4) engage employees - facilitating the first steps, pull use (not push), and have exciting launch communication (eg., It was gratifying to note the similarity in the stages to what I talk about in User Adoption Strategies ). 36% of users are invited by colleagues ("viral adoption"). -.

2012 109

Conversations With a Wonderful Client

Full Circle Associates

So this idea of creating space for dialog is a good way to test if paying attention to hearing, listening, and understanding – particularly around shared goals and issues – can be of benefit. I am interested in early adopters. I am VERY interested in second wave adopters.

2015 67

Let The Next Adventure Begin – The What Next (The System of Me)


Goals are for losers. Luck can be manipulated” He gets to talk about how goals no longer cut it in today’s constant world of change. Social Business Enablement and Adoption / Adaptation (Including IBM Connections). Online Community Building and Facilitation. After yesterday’s blog post, I guess today’s the one everyone has been waiting for. Myself included.

2014 211

The Future of the WorkPlace – Social Business


Even BlueIQ , the Social Software Adoption program I have been working in for the last three years gets a lovely mention as well on helping address and facilitate the impact social tools have had inside and outside IBM.

IBM’s Lotusphere 2011 Highlights – Get Social, Do Business!


Another week on the road has just gone by without me hardly ever noticing it, as I was doing some more business travelling to both Madrid and Barcelona, meeting up with customers to talk further on around the subject of Social Computing and Social Software Adoption.

2011 192

NESTA announces details of hyperlocal research and funding

Social Reporter

Our goal in funding the prototypes is to understand what new business models may be required, what types of service work well with audiences and the challenges and opportunities of using mobile technologies. We’ve championed, cajoled, encouraged, developed and celebrated the great work which goes on up and down the country since we were formed in 2009 and welcome both the focus the initiative will prompt, as well as the coming together of expertise it is facilitating.

2012 147

Community management: The 'essential' capability of successful Enterprise 2.0 efforts | Enterprise Web 2.0 |

John Tropea - Delicious Community

This view prescribes the need to actively deal with any potential risks such as inappropriate use, low return on investment, and lack of alignment with business goals. Adoption Council , a rapidly growing private community of practitioners of Enterprise 2.0 Community management can be identified not only as a risk mitigator but also as a way to ensure that participation takes place, members can get help, ROI is measured, and business goals are being met.

Enterprise 2.0 vs. Social Business – The Final 2.0 Transformation


Adoption ] Council is expanding to embrace all facets of social business. itself, and how it needs to move into the next challenge: facilitate the transition for companies to become successful social businesses. .

2010 219

Amplified Individuals in the Cloud

Social Reporter

As Chris Brogan puts it, Pursue the Goal not the Method. In addition, the tools are not useful unless people adopt the social behaviours to go with them. Some social media discussions may be getting a bit tired and inward looking, as I wrote here.

Cloud 176

From workplace courses to global conversations

Nancy White

′ or ’social networking’) which allow an individual to build a unique online presence and profile including what they know; and, they facilitate connections between individual users, allowing each user to build a personal network around a knowledge area. They require the diverse “ears&# of communities, the wider net of networks, seeking to make connections between people that advance our organization’s learning and goals.

Red-Tails in Love: Birdwatchers as a community of practice | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Open ended conversation – conversations that continue to rise and fall over time without a specific goal (i.e.

The Future of Collaboration Lies in Human Resources AND Management’s Hands


Indeed, Human Resources is right in the eye of the hurricane in terms of trying to figure out whether it stands, that is, whether it would want to continue sustaining a rather sick, corrupted and disturbing system of mismanaging resources commanded by senior management or whether it would finally want to transform itself into what it should have been in the first place: ( facilitating) Human Relationships.

2014 215

Social Media Planning and Evaluation for NGOs | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Like any good communications strategic planning, social media strategy takes into consideration goals and target audiences AND the technology implications. Whenever considering adopting a solution consider asking the following three questions. (1)

Leading from the Bottom

Governance in a Networked World

Try as we might the management hierarchy, with its military heritage adopted by industry in the last century, has been a hard one to shake. There have been several sources of suggestions for facilitating the required changes. We have been long term advocates of J.B.

2013 130

Moving community informatics research forward


  As always, the conference was a great meeting of minds of researchers and practitioners from all over the world, and from many different backgrounds, ranging from cultural anthropologists and process facilitators to hardcore computer scientists. Case in point is the adoption of the Living Labs methodology, already used in some development informatics projects in South Africa, as presented at the conference.

2008 100

Defining and Measuring Enterprise Collaboration - Managing Technology - Dennis D. McDonald's Web Site

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

The above definition is relevant to answering at least two important questions about collaboration: What is the best way to apply technology to facilitate the communication and collaboration that are needed when people need to work to a common objective?

2011 47

Building a Solid Library of Use Cases


It’s the one that helps us shift gears and change the way we work and live our lives, but at the end of the day tools are just tools, enablers that allow us to achieve a specific goal whether on a individual level or within a collective.

2016 201

Social Business Accelerates Work as a State of Mind


And this is, indeed, when work is no longer considered a physical place, i.e. the traditional office, but more that state of mind: work happens around you and your networks (physical or virtual) who collaboratively share your knowledge to achieve a common goal.

The Soft Skills of Collaboration and The Social Enterprise


We get to decide how critical and paramount collaboration and sharing amongst groups is going to be from now onwards, because originally, and that was to be expected, social networking tools do facilitate, or even make it easier, for collaboration to take place.

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