Envisioning a New Approach

Michael Sampson - Currents

Envisioning a new approach has two inputs: your understanding of the current reality of the work process or activity, and your newly developed understanding of what’s possible.

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Conversations for Understanding – the Amway RealTalk Approach

Michael Sampson - Currents

Claire from Amway explains their RealTalk initiative to create the context for people to talk about difficult subjects without trying to “win” the conversation. The overall intent was to improve the culture at Amway.

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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 : .

Climate Change Transformation Requires a New Research Approach

Networking Action

Ioan Fazey , Councillor – SDG Transformations Forum; Professor Social Dimensions of Environmental Change – University of Dundee. The world is becoming a confusing place, with change all around us. Issues are ever more complex and interconnected and humanity is … Net Dev

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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

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.

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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.

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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.

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The Principled Approach

e-Moderation Station

The process approach to writing was supported by blogging groups and/or blogging ´buddies’ working in pairs for feedback, editing and redrafting. They seem particularly well suited to the process approach to writing. Tired of hearing that technology brings nothing to the classroom?

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?

The Principled Approach 2

e-Moderation Station

Most classrooms had IWBs (Interactive Whiteboards), but teachers were having difficulty moving away from a teacher-centred lecture approach with these. Technology is increasingly ubiquitous in the world around us.

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!

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.

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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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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

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.

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

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.

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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.”.

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.

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.

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

Introducing Network Thinking: A Mobile Approach to Customer Communities

Online Community Strategy

Lean, customer-focused approaches aren’t as opaque or profitable as slow, heavyweight and complex technology and approaches. A fractured approach to customer experience inevitably leads to a fractured understanding of the customer and multiple silos of valuable customer data.

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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.

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.

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.

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. -

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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.

iRise - A Collaborative Approach to Building Agreement for Software Development

Michael Sampson - Currents

I recently spoke with iRise, a developer of simulation software for software development, about its approach to improving software development.

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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.

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.

Kapow Software - A New Approach to Application Development

Michael Sampson - Currents

When building applications that integrate data from multiple systems, Kapow Software offers an alternative to manual coding or relying on poorly-implemented APIs : " In my books and workshops on collaboration, I talk about the technology being "at most 10% of the equation" when it comes to success.

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

2014 167

LeasePlan's Approach to Adoption of Social Business with IBM Connections

Michael Sampson - Currents

Conference in Boston, Vim de Gier from LeasePlan talked about their approach to rolling out IBM Connections. A couple of weeks ago at the Enterprise 2.0 One of Vim's main points was the importance of "adoption, adoption, adoption," and he went on to explain some of the strategies they used - including the wider strategy of making it about business, the use of real-to-life scenarios, and executive support.

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

The Subproject Approach to Personal Kanban in Detail

Evolving Web

You have some choices with the subproject approach when its combined with the personal kanban. Roll Up: The subproject approach can be a roll-up task, tracking the progress of the large project while individual tasks still move through your personal kanban.

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. -

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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.

Green Chameleon » How to Approach a KM Strategy Exercise

Green Chameleon

www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about How to Approach a KM Strategy Exercise OK, it’s been a bit of a video tinkering period, partly stimulated by the launch of some new public workshops on knowledge audits, taxonomy development and this month, building a KM strategy. I have the same approach but in my experience 7 groups… By Tim Suoer great, such a fun United Nations group.

User Adoption Strategies: The Central Desktop Approach

Michael Sampson - Currents

Download User Adoption Strategies: The Central Desktop Approach (March 2010) (PDF, 20 pages, 0.4 Published: March 2010. This report analyzes the use and effectiveness of user adoption strategies for the Central Desktop service, among a reference group of current Central Desktop client organizations. Table of Contents. The report is 20-pages in length. The report contents includes: The Strategic Context. Central Desktop Plus Other Tools (Question 1).

Blog>> How to Approach a KM Strategy Exercise

Green Chameleon

So here’s an introduction to some of our most important lessons learned over the years in how to approach a KM strategy exercise with some chance of it moving off the page of the consultant’s report and into some form of reality. OK, it’s been a bit of a video tinkering period, partly stimulated by the launch of some new public workshops on knowledge audits, taxonomy development and this month, building a KM strategy.

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.

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.

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