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British Gas, Yammer, and Adoption Approach

Michael Sampson - Currents

Simply Communicate details the adoption approach at British Gas for Yammer. British Gas, the largest UK energy and home services company, started to pilot their Yammer-based employee social network (ESN) in October 2013. “Initially, we trialled Yammer with a small group of 500 staff.

The Sequestering Approach and Personal Kanban

Evolving Web

Coming up next: The Task Based Personal Kanban Approach in Detail. This is the 9th post in Jim Benson’s Personal Kanban series. Personal tasks are often repetitive or open-ended.

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Developing a Strategic Approach to Office 365

Michael Sampson - Currents

My talk will be on developing a strategic approach to Office 365. Developing a Strategic Approach to Office 365. In this session, Michael provides a snapshot of the capabilities available in Office 365, and outlines a roadmap for taking a strategic approach. Tonight at the Christchurch SharePoint User Group I will be presenting the first session of the evening. Office 365 offers a tremendous set of capabilities in a quick to acquire, quick to start consuming model.

Broaden Your Network – Fog Creek’s Approach

Michael Sampson - Currents

” One company that is actively encouraging this approach between its employees is Fog Creek : One initiative we’re trying at the moment is CoffeeTime.

Developing a Strategic Approach to Microsoft Office 365 (my slides)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Last week I presented at the Christchurch SharePoint User Group meeting on Developing a Strategic Approach to Microsoft Office 365. Tactical approaches emphasise short term gains. A strategic approach is different. Agenda Topic – Developing a Strategic Approach. My slides from that session are above. Presentation flow (slides): 1. Title slide. About Michael and what I do for clients. Agenda. Office 365 offers many features.

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An Alternative Approach for Social Media Analytics

Portals and KM

Here is an alternative approach. Sandeep Raut recently provided some useful guidelines for Implementing and Using Social Media Analytics. As he noted companies have started using the huge unstructured text data with social media for customer service improvements, for understanding what customers are talking about themselves or competitors, and general market awareness. Sandeep offers what he refers to as “typical steps in implementing social media analytics.”.

2011 30

Open Letter – Take a Strategic Approach to the Use of Microsoft Office 365

Michael Sampson - Currents

Trying to answer the above perplexing reality surrounding the use of Office 365 is the focus of my current research, under the headline of Take a Strategic Approach to the Use of Office 365. As a potential outcome of our discussion, there may be some notable approaches you are embracing in your use of Office 365.

Taking a Strategic Approach to the Use of Office 365 – my Session at the Digital Workplace Conference 2016

Michael Sampson - Currents

A couple of weeks back I presented the opening keynote at the Digital Workplace Conference 2016 in New Zealand, followed a couple of hours later by a session called Taking a Strategic Approach to the Use of Office 365. 2] what does a strategic approach look like?, slides 9-10) my four part strategic approach to Office 365. – [2] do a SWOT analysis on the approach. What’s your approach for Office 365?

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Two Mapping Approaches for Change Networks

Networking Action

Last week I presented maps for a Renew Boston (RB) group. Although the maps are preliminary, they provide a good illustration of how the two methodologies used can be complementary. They present a nice case study about use of… Net Dev mapping

2011 30

Reflecting on my TAFE Workshop Approach

Nancy White

At dinner one night just past the mid-point, my host Brad Beach and I were debriefing and he wondered if this approach was recognized or “seen” by the participants (between 20-35 people per session. First, a bit about my approach – I welcome your feedback. Phew!

2011 23

Executive Briefing: Why an Adoption Approach is Required

Michael Sampson - Currents

IT departments frequently approach new collaboration and social business initiatives as a technology project. An adoption approach translates the vision of improved ways of collaborating into relevant business terms that resonate with business users. - An adoption approach is a shared statement of approach for how to demonstrate the value of new ways of collaborating. - Current Practices Don’t Work. -

New Year’s Resolution: This year I won’t take the caterpillar approach to personal growth

Net-Map Toolbox

I cannot fly! I know that from experience! Change Management musings opportunities original Artwork personal development Uncategorized Caterpillar Change Musings New Year''s Resolution Original Artwork Personal Growth Refusal for Fly

If You Want a Community Initiative to Be Successful, Don’t Forget the Direct Approach

Managing Communities

Please Update Your ManagingCommunities.com RSS Feed Subscription This feed has moved to: [link] I apologize for the trouble. For more details, please read my post on the matter. Thank you. Community Cultivation

A New Approach to Multi-Stakeholder Network Assessment

Networking Action

Assessing the effectiveness of networks is a notoriously under-developed field. I recently took my hand at it with the co-leadership of Horacio Trujillo and iScale. We applied our thinking to the International Land Coalition , a multi-stakeholder… M&E ILC

Thinking About How Real Workers Use New Collaboration Tools – the Ford Approach

Michael Sampson - Currents

Among other changes, he comments on the new approach Ford IT took with helping users understand how to make use of the various tools available to them in their work: Many IT departments have had to cut back on their help desk and user support in recent years and have ended up leaving users to their own devices — figuratively, and even literally in some cases.

Site Closure Policy: Maturity Impacts Approach

Michael Sampson - Currents

I have been reviewing the data on how SharePoint organizations approach site closure. One interesting fact that the data shows is that the longer an organization has had SharePoint in place, the less likely it is to take a strict policy to site closure. Let's put that another way.

Moving to a Multi-Vendor Approach to Handling Today’s More Complex Content Management Requirements.

Portals and KM

In the past firms have taken a product-specific approach to their enterprise content management (ECM) strategies: “document management for office docs, web content management for online content, records management for corporate records, and so on.”   They suggest taking a content centric approach rather than a tool centric approach to handle this complexity.

2011 22

Coveo: An "Intentional Approach" to Technology Adoption

Michael Sampson - Currents

Trent at Coveo blogged that slow adoption for technologies has been the leading cause of underperformance, and wonders whether a more intentional approach is required: " However, despite this acceleration, broad adoption of new technologies often takes years. I fully agree - and this is why I wrote a whole book on user adoption for collaboration technologies and approaches. Read more: Coveo: The "Intentional Approach to Technology Adoption - Part 1.

A Call to Organizations with IBM Connections - How Are You Approaching User Adoption? #connections #useradoption

Michael Sampson - Currents

I am currently running a survey on how organizations approach user adoption for collaboration tools. and I'm very interested to read the pulse on your approach. Many people have filled out the survey in the past couple of months, but I only have 25 responses from organizations using IBM Connections. I know there are a lot more of you out there. Here's an offer for organizations with IBM Connections.

2012 27

C3: a new approach to Collaborative Project Management

The Bumble Bee

Most approaches to project management concentrate on the tasks which need to be successfully completed to achieve the project goal. The C3-CPM approach addresses the hidden side of project management - the people-collaboration-end-result perspective.

2013 10

Collaborative Decision Making - the IBM Approach

Michael Sampson - Currents

IBM is hosting a webinar next week on making decisions collaboratively using Cognos Business Intelligence and Lotus Connections : " IBM Cognos Business Intelligence provides built-in collaborative and social networking capabilities to fuel the exchange of ideas and knowledge that naturally occurs in decision-making processes today. Teams can lose tremendous productivity as they search for invaluable information hidden in various meeting notes, manual processes, emails and people’s notebooks.

My Generally Laid Back Approach to Guideline Violations

Managing Communities

So, when I say I am laid back about how I approach guideline violations, that is not what I mean. photo credit: swanksalot I take our user guidelines very seriously. If a post violates our guidelines, it is removed, documented privately and the member is contacted. What I mean is that guideline violations aren’t, in [.]. Managing Staff Managing the Community

Two Mapping Approaches for Change Networks

Networking Action

Last week I presented maps for a Renew Boston (RB) group. Although the maps are preliminary, they provide a good illustration of how the two methodologies used can be complementary. They present a nice case study about use of… Net Dev mapping

Why “Fail Fast” Is the Wrong Approach for Social Change Efforts

Hildy Gottlieb

And then, from the moment we began our online conversation, Phil’s story and approach captivated me. . Many of you who are involved in social change efforts, especially those involved in the world of social enterprise, are familiar with the Fail Fast mantra born of the Lean Startup approach. Last week I shared that my most recent podcast guests have been almost mystically aligned with the work I’m currently focused on.

The Task Based Personal Kanban Approach in Detail

Evolving Web

The task-based personal kanban approach changes the tasks into swim lanes, and allows for a large number of simultaneous tasks. The task based approach helped me track and complete about 35 simultaneous responsibilities during a very stressful time.

Making Microsoft Office More Collaborative: The Google Approach

Michael Sampson - Currents

Google will soon release a new tool, Cloud Connect for Microsoft Office, that enables users to upload their Microsoft Office documents to Google Apps, and then work collaboratively on them with others. Google plans to formally introduce the new Google tool, called Cloud Connect for Microsoft Office, later this week after releasing it to early testers in November.

Executive Briefing: Why an Adoption Approach is Required

Michael Sampson - Currents

IT departments frequently approach new collaboration and social business initiatives as a technology project. An adoption approach translates the vision of improved ways of collaborating into relevant business terms that resonate with business users. - An adoption approach is a shared statement of approach for how to demonstrate the value of new ways of collaborating. - Current Practices Don’t Work. -

How are you Approaching User Adoption? Please take the Survey

Michael Sampson - Currents

How are you approaching user adoption? In the months leading up to the publication of User Adoption Strategies: Shifting Second Wave People to New Collaboration Technology last year, I ran a survey to gauge the use and effectiveness of the various strategies I was profiling in the book.

Enterprise Social Networks Fail Without the Proper Approach—a Roadmap is Needed

Michael Sampson - Currents

The Altimeter Group has reached the same conclusion as I have: without the proper approach to enterprise social networking it will fail : " Enterprise social networking (ESN) software can improve communication and collaboration among employees, but most companies aren’t implementing and using these products properly, leading to unmet goals, according to a new study.

2012 14

An Ecological Approach to Learning Dynamics

Taming the spaces

We have recently published a paper based on spatial ecological approach of supporting learning An Ecological Approach to Learning Dynamics Peeter Normak, Kai Pata and Mauri Kaipainen Educational Technology & Society, 15 (3), 262–274. New approaches to emergent learner-directed learning design can be strengthened with a theoretical framework that considers learning as a dynamic process. [.]. ecological approach to learning learning ecosystem

An ecological learning design approach

Taming the spaces

I have summarized my last years ideas into the Ecological Learning Design approach. This is the paper that i am going to present and test out on my colleagues in Tallinn University where our research is focused on various (digital) learning ecosystems. elearning 2.0 hybrid ecology ecological learning design learning ecosystem

The lexical approach revisited

Ken Carroll

Below is a passage taken from an old ChinesePod blog post about the lexical approach. One outgrowth of these studies was the development of the ‘lexical approach’ to language teaching. The first description of a lexical approach is attributed to Michael Lewis, who wrote a book of that title in 1993. Tags: Lexical approach It is a subject I hope to revist as I think it has certain connectivist implications, so here it is : .

Personal Kanban Approaches

Evolving Web

What follows are a few personal kanban approaches I’ve used to try to overcome these variability issues. Some of the approaches are not coordinate with traditional kanban rules, but the variability of personal work requires some creative application. Time capsule approach: Say you are faced with a ton of small tasks that have been building up. Throughput approach: The variable nature of personal work means that small tasks can languish behind larger tasks.

IT Governance and compliance approaches

Governance in a Networked World

I introduce corporate social capital as a means for offering a complementary co-operative approach to IT governance and a new frwamework for IT governance inclusive of it

Blog>> An Empirical Approach to Taxonomy Development

Green Chameleon

Last week I presented a session at Taxonomy Bootcamp in Washington DC on “Empirical Approaches to Taxonomy Development” – the session grew out of a realisation that taxonomy developers are often held hostage to multiple (often conflicting) opinions without any evidence base, or are forced to call on experts when this is not appropriate, or simply defend themselves by withdrawing into an opaque process to avoid being interfered with.

10 approaches to digital inclusion

Social Reporter

Tim identifies 10 approaches to digital inclusion: Community Development can work both building up existing community development outreach, and looking to radical models that draw on the work of Paulo Friere. Community development approaches start from the concerns of. communities, and bring in digital skills and approaches where these are. Basic skills approaches seek to deliver packages. Mediated access approaches accept that some people.

BIG promotes a positive approach to community building

Social Reporter

If Government were promoting the approach you might be suspicious that it’s all part of deficit-reduction and cuts … but coming from BIG it is perhaps more credible, not least since they have a lot of successfully-funded projects to point to.

User Adoption: The Fun Approach

Michael Sampson - Currents

The "fun theory" to behavior change. A couple of thoughts: - was the change one-off, or was it long lasting. Eg, did the people on day 2 (or 3, or 4, or 5), revert to the escalator? - how do we apply this to collaboration tools? What do you find "fun" about what you're doing?

Organising Knowledge>> Cross Post: Empirical Approaches to Taxonomy Development

Green Chameleon

Last week I presented a session at Taxonomy Bootcamp in Washington DC on “Empirical Approaches to Taxonomy Development” – the session grew out of a realisation that taxonomy developers are often held hostage to multiple (often conflicting) opinions without any evidence base, or are forced to call on experts when this is not appropriate, or simply defend themselves by withdrawing into an opaque process to avoid being interfered with.

The Throughput Approach to Personal Kanban in Detail

Evolving Web

This throughput approach might help mitigate the need to use that approach. In the throughput approach, the small items are placed daily, and addressed first. Stay tuned for: The Subproject Approach to Personal Kanban in Detail.