Connections are Different than Relationships

Alchemy of Change

Gideon Rosenblatt Follow me on Twitter RSS Feeds Home About Movement as Network « Networks and Autonomy How Connections “Wrap&# Our Engagement » Connections are Different than Relationships I used to use the words connection and relationship interchangeably.

Travelling a different road

Viv Mcwaters

And we need to experience before we process and analyse. I am confident though, that although it’s a different road that I’m travelling, it’s one worth exploring. As we approached Machapuchare Base Camp I was in awe of the scenery.

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The Principled Approach

e-Moderation Station

If it means “effective for acquiring fluency” or “effective for engaging students” or “effective for teaching technical skills,” these are all quite different issues. The study used process writing techniques with students working in groups of 4, and took place over two months.

What makes Facilitating With Confidence different?

Viv Mcwaters

We don’t focus on processes or techniques. We focus on who we are as facilitators – presence, commitment, curiosity, noticing – rather than what we know – processes, techniques, activities. This is also a model for meetings and facilitation approaches.

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

Chris Corrigan

These helped me to reflect on a conversation I had with a client yesterday, where we designed a process for dealing with this. First we are tempted to fit every outlier into a category, which renders difference and novelty impotent.

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Love and power, holons and process

Chris Corrigan

This dynamic approach to love and power invites us to become skillful at both. The approach is fundamentally Taoist! Much of the process evident at the three Occupy camps I have been to has been about inclusion and joining. Adam saw it differently.

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. It often relies on complex workflows or business process management to drive processes.

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. Integrated access to blogs, wikis and message boards let you expand the reach and impact of your information and gather input from different perspectives. ".

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Are You Tapping “Third-Order” Engagement?

Alchemy of Change

It requires a fundamental rethink of the organization – and how its processes for creating value can be opened up to people outside the organization. Engagement is the process of building relationships with people and putting those relationships to work to accomplish some goal. When you get it right though, it can make a huge difference. Reorganizing for Third-Order Impact Organizations that excel at third-order engagement don’t just tweak existing processes.

Three ‘new’ group processes

Viv Mcwaters

There’s probably no such this as a new process – variations on a theme maybe. The Wave Analysis uses the metaphor of the wave to explore different practices in a particular industry. There was the potential for each group to have 6 or 7 different values.

McKinsey on Web 2.0 in the Enterprise (2008) - Adoption Pattern Makes a Big Difference

Michael Sampson - Currents

Here's what I noticed: In every case, SATISFACTION is HIGHER and DISSATISFACTION is LOWER if the business had some involvement in early process of adoption , compared to the second line approach of "The IT department finds and tests new technologies and then brings them to the business units."

Instant Customer Data Analysis using Excel: worked example

The Bumble Bee

To master this approach you simply need to understand the power of 3 excel functions - IF, COUNTIF (single criteria) and COUNTIFS (multiple criteria) along with their cousins SUMIF and AVERAGEIF. Think Differently

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Personal Kanban Approaches

Evolving Web

The massive variance in work item types, sizes, and dependencies make personal kanban a very different animal than work group kanban. 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. allowing me to put a check in the “processing” column.

The Change Process - 7 Tips to Stay on Top of What's Happening

Michael Sampson - Currents

I write about change in my book on user adoption , and this article outlines a very complementary set of tips on change: " Engaging workplace change can be an unpredictable experience because processes and people evolve in diverse ways as they undergo change. In the same way, identical changes implemented in multiple areas of an organization can produce distinctly different outcomes. Read more: Staying on Top of the Change Process.

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.

Uncover the hidden physics of your business processes

The Bumble Bee

Sometimes the most obvious business process improvements are totally overlooked and the 'no-brainer' process improvements we confidently implement only make things worse. This is what the hidden physics of business processes reveals.

PhD defense


Wouters: Want a conventional PhD or do you want a blogging approach? Lilia reminds that the blogging approach and learning online cq knowledge creation also has its limitations for research. Tags: PhD process

Complicated or Complex? The "suck it and see" approach

Governance in a Networked World

The proposed problem resolutions that might arise between the two are quite different, with the complicated regime supporting our natural tendencies to break thing down to analyse things in smaller chunks before combining them back up into a hopefully good solution. On the other hand for complex environments it is suggested that this approach is simply fruitless, and one needs to probe and experiment and then observe emerging patterns before taking action.

Communities of practice: two disastrous approaches

Joitske Hulsebosch

The two disastrous approaches he sees are: "1 - Creating an organisational template for communities of practice, with a full roll out plan, dedicated staff etc. This is the classic engineering approach which assumes that there must be a top down, designable RIGHT answer. In practice different communities work in different ways and in different ways at different times. A point may arise where you need a taxonomy, formal roles, start up processes etc.

Enterprise 2.0 Conference Notes: Three Approaches to Social Computing Platforms

Green Chameleon

I think there are markets for each of the three approaches on this panel. (I Jive - we have a strong client base - we meet with them constantly to understand problems and challenges - we include clients in our development process - we produce many iterations to incorporate these changes from clients. I went to an interesting session at the Enterprise 2.0 conference on Wednesday led by our very own Jevon MacDonald.

Leadership Maxims, Avoiding a CoP Mid-Life Crisis, Library Clips, Knowledge and Learning Toolkit, Ten Commandments for Business Failure

John Tropea - Delicious Community

It might establish annual goal-setting and assessment processes or simply make sure the purpose of its work is clearly articulated. differs from web 2.0. The tools presented provide different frameworks which can be used to plan, monitor and evaluate knowledge and learning initiatives. As so much of knowledge and learning is about change, and this change takes place in a variety of different domains, the MSC tool could prove invaluable.

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Since there’s no Big Society Big Plan, can we expect Big Process? Probably not.

Social Reporter

Louie argues that there are some fundamental paradoxes we must face if Big Society is to come alive: it will take longer than an electoral cycle; there is no simple solution in handing over power; we need to work with complexity and a whole system approach; we need a process to evolve a shared vision, through a dialogue and partnership building. So, if David Cameron really wants to make a difference, I suggest he would need to be coming at this in a completely different way.

My KM World Notes: Evolve From a Tactical E-Discovery Approach to Search and E-Discovery

Portals and KM

    It is titled:  Evolve From a Tactical E-Discovery Approach to Search and E-Discovery   by  Brian W. Lacking an end-to-end approach to gather and filter information, few enterprises report having a holistic approach to e-discovery. Security and metadata can be very different and not connected. There are different stakeholders including legal and regulatory and large set of technology options. Create a consistent process.

McKinsey on Making Enterprise 2.0 Work is Reminder of Process Centric KM in Early 90s.

Portals and KM

might end up having a greater impact that such recent enterprise approaches as ERP and CRM. Not only did I agree with them, but these six were some of the exact same success factors we found for process centric KM in the early 90s, at least at the headline level. Now some of the details are a little different to no surprise but the essence is the same. In addition, there is an historic continuity of the early process-centric KM and enterprise 2.0

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The social process | Web 2.0 and business process management

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

” The impact on process Aviva is also an organisation that is further down the road of business process management than most. to business processes promises to have just as evolutionary an impact as it does in the realm of knowledge management, if not greater, says Redshaw. “They are based around a very old-fashioned view of static business processes executed by people.” “Let’s take a warehouse dispatch process.

In Praise of Collaborative Processes - Taking Turns, Working Together, Developing Shared Understanding

Michael Sampson - Currents

We know how to do this when we are clustered around a physical whiteboard, but this approach to co-working on ideas, to collaborating on developing shared understanding, is much more difficult across geographical boundaries. This is one of the reasons I like the promise of the eBeam approach - it's collaborative by design. Conversation is about taking turns. I talk and you listen. You talk and I listen.

Share2010 Session: Andrew Jolly from OBS on "Aligning SharePoint Governance with Your Business Processes"

Michael Sampson - Currents

Key points from Andrew around governance and business processes: What's the problem? Other changes - social model ("we know best" vs. "you know what's best"), decision process (top down vs. bottom up), and organizational structure (command and control vs. devolved responsibility). It's an approach to providing a structure on how to govern. This is different from information architecture ("how is our information organized?").

Twiitering = learning?

Joitske Hulsebosch

I often have conversations about the role of social media in learning processes. Cognitivism: learning as information processing; the mind and thought process is put at the centre of the learning process. I would now respond differently.

Community Is A Management Approach, Not Just a Role

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Over the last nine months working with and speaking with a wide array of individuals who are practicing community management it has become apparent that community management is not only an explicit role or career but also a general approach to management.

Own it – with a smile

Net-Map Toolbox

How do you approach your work and your family life when it gets stressful? Are you inclined to focus on all the different ways that you have messed it up? (Picture by Alan Cleaver on flickr). How do you deal with situations you are not 100% comfortable with?

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Creative Facilitation – the Book!

Viv Mcwaters

Johnnie Moore wrote significant parts that I’d forgotten, edited my clumsy words, challenged my thinking and was there throughout the whole process, providing encouragement and support. Exactly two years ago, I spent six weeks with my ankle in plaster after an operation.

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Collaborative Discussions

Michael Sampson - Currents

Having a discussion is one of the fundamental patterns of human interaction that can be approached collaboratively … or not. I have been reflecting on what “taking a collaborative approach” means in the context of discussions; here are five ideas: 1. Approaching a discussion with the outcome specified as “getting what I want from the others” is an imposition, not a collaboration. Be willing to do something different.

Notes on Paul Culmsee, "Wicked Problems and SharePoint: Rethinking the Approach" (Paul Culmsee, Seven Sigma Business Solutions)

Michael Sampson - Currents

An early client of Paul's asked "What's the difference between SharePoint and Skype?" Answering this question has framed Paul's approach since then. Paul says that one of the things that different about his session is that he has a way of understanding chaos. solutions differ based on interests, values and ideology of participants. - There are inappropriate methods. - "it's a process problem". process can amplify divergence. - "let's reduce the scope".

Cultivating Collaborative Behaviour

Michael Sampson - Currents

The presentation looks at the fundamental human practices of collaboration, and gives a series of strategies and approaches for individuals, teams and groups, managers, and executives to cultivate such behaviour in organizational life. – slides 4-7: about the topic of collaboration, which is a word that be used to mean many different things (and thus cause confusion and misunderstandings). What strategies and approaches are you embracing?

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Social Networks: Communities: a difference or two

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Blog About Ed Projects Services Social Networks: Communities: a difference or two October 19, 2007 – 11:49 am There is some confusion about what ’social networks’ and ‘communities’ are, and where they differ. To complicate this, I have heard people relating the different words to different technical platforms differently, if you know what I mean. Communities have shared values and decision-making processes.

‘Easy and safe’ is over-rated

Viv Mcwaters

We don’t have the luxury of patiently explaining what will happen (describing the menu/agenda/process) and easing people into the main game. They describe the difference between cold cognition – logical and rational thinking processes – and hot cognition – non-logical and emotionally driven thinking processes. As I said earlier, I disagree with this approach. Working with groups generates lots of dynamics.

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Social Factors in Collaboration

Michael Sampson - Currents

The presentation has three main sections: Approaches to improving adoption (slides 4-18) … a brief review of adoption fundamentals, such as adoption happens in an organizational / IT context, it’s a process not an event, and there are cultural and behavioural aspects to adoption. What people care about creates different styles of sharing, and thus ways of collaborating.

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The Pedagogy of ModPo

Jenny Connected

The focus in ModPo is on the process rather than the content, although there is plenty of content. This approach recognizes that society has changed. Knowledge can no longer be possessed by HE institutions and transferred, but is instead the process of forming connections.

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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?

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Social Software, Community, and Organization: Where Practice Meets Process « Skilful Minds

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Ross suggests that even though we may see the emergence of a Chief Community Officer to align and coordinate internal and external communities, communities are more likely to arise around organizational processes as 360 degree process communities.