10 Strategies for Integrating Learning and Work (part 2)


In my last post I listed ten strategies for integrating learning with work. They are a combination of concepts and methods that build knowledge and bring learning into day to day activities and workflow. 10 STRATEGIES FOR INTEGRATING LEARNING AND WORK. However, from the perspective of integrating learning and work, social media is a technical platform (like none before it) for sharing, collaborating and communicating while work is being accomplished.

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Telligent Releases an Integrated Suite of Collaboration Tools with High Powered Metrics | The AppGap

John Tropea - Delicious Community

s products also includes enhancements that address the issues that have impeded the adoption of community-driven collaboration technologies in the enterprise, such as integration with existing business applications, manageability, ease-of-use, measurability and ROI.

Notes on "Social Business: Moving the Business Needle Forward" at AusLUG 2013 - Chris Crummey, IBM

Michael Sampson - Currents

For social areas - social networking, social analytics, social content, and social integration. It's integrated and seamless by design. -. integrating Connections into Notes 9 Social Edition, Microsoft Outlook and Office, and Mobile Clients. Various Microsoft customers say, "IBM integrates better with Outlook and Internet Explorer than Microsoft does." Want to integrate other applications into there. Can approve an SAP workflow item. -.

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Notes on “Deployment of SharePoint 2013 document, records and collaboration solution at AUT” (Alan Marshall, Stephen McWilliams, Shelley Tasele)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Plus various AUT wide information, events, and processes. - … … governance included decisions around authentication, integration with other systems at AUT, etc. - … … using RecordPoint for records management. Day two of the New Zealand SharePoint Conference is starting.

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IGLOO Software Embeds MicroStrategy BI Tools for Social Insight

Michael Sampson - Currents

IGLOO Software announced a partnership with MicroStrategy , for the integration of MicroStrategy's business intelligence tools into IGLOO's social business suite: " The solution will allow IGLOO customers to track user participation, influence, activity and engagement in a social intranet or extranet. As social technologies are introduced to business, workflow and employee interactions become more and more visible.

SpringCM Enhances Its Mobile Capabilities and Offers Enhanced Support for Salesforce.com

Portals and KM

There is some self-learning material to further support the self-service approach. They also made extensive use of the touch or gesture approach to navigation. Finally, the self-service approach is brought to procurement. Here is a sample screen showing Saleforce integration.

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Enterprise Social Software Will be Pervasive by 2016 - Perhaps

Portals and KM

If social software is outside the workflow and not integrated with traditional apps then it is facilitating coffee room conversations. You have to integrate the new social tools with the traditional apps. You have to link the new school systems of engagement with the old school systems of record (see - Integrating the Interactions with the Transactions and Maybe Enterprise 2.0

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Don’t Underestimate the Value of Your Community Managers


“To assess, reconcile and coordinate the ‘social’ approach across a wide range of enterprise functions. To train the entire organization on social media, internal social software, social business, social processes and workflows and community management.

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Notes from the Opening General Session at IBM Connect 2013

Michael Sampson - Currents

IBM Connections 4.5 - nested folders, social tagging, document workflow. -. communities - an integrated meeting room. -. Foresee in Germany, have integrated Connections with a full touch capable table. -. Notes 9 Social Edition - integrates social capabilities into the inbox. -. FileSync capability for integrating / synchronizing across multiple devices. decided to go for a holistic approach, bringing people together internally and externally.

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Are We In A "Post E2.0 Era"?

Collaborative Thinking

Free of up-front workflow. Portals represented the best-in-class capability back then to enable contextual collaboration since application and collaboration portlets could be composed into a single, integrated user experience. While there were plenty of technology limitations, it’s important to historically note that today’s siren call to integrate social tools into business apps and processes is not a new idea.

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Share2010 Session: Mike Rawson from DB Breweries on "The Art of SharePoint"

Michael Sampson - Currents

At DB, Mike is responsible for all integration between systems. Worked with Gen-i (a Telecom NZ systems integrator) on the project. SharePoint is integrated into many systems - SAP BW Reports, BizTalk 2007 and 2007, PerformancePoint, Microsoft Project Management, InfoPath, and Nintex. "We Would you do the big bang approach next time? Re Nintex, "the business people should be able to do their own workflows."

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Share2011 - The Seven Most Important SharePoint Success Factors (Richard Harbridge, Allin Consulting)

Michael Sampson - Currents

from working on a document alone, to working on it with others, to using workflow for getting things routed around, to analytics on what's happening. - Success principle 6 - take an iterative approach to SharePoint. It makes it more easy to integrate the tools into day—to-day work.

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SharePoint Conference 2009: Notes from Day 1

Michael Sampson - Currents

There are a range of new features in SharePoint 2010, including the Office ribbon interface, tighter Office integration, rich media support, and more. Day 1 of the Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2009 is underway. Here's what I've seen announced or discussed during the day.

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Life Without eMail – Year 6, Weeks 21 to 24 – (Newcomer Challenging for King Email’s Crown)


Somehow the latter approach sounds so much more of an effective use of our time than the selfish, egotistical use of email just to fit our own individual purpose(s).

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What is Next for Desktop Productivity Tools?

Portals and KM

These evolving productivity tools will help enterprises transform to a fit-to-purpose approach to productivity, establishing the foundation for the next wave of productivity that's focused on aligning tools with employee needs. In the words of the report, “ The next wave of  productivity will see today’s innovations dissolve into expected features, creating integrated touch points for content-related activities tailored to fit a business purpose or workforce segment.”.

Beyond Sharing: Reimagining the Digital Newsroom with SharePoint (Chad Schorr, Associated Press) - Share 2012, Atlanta

Michael Sampson - Currents

The AP built a new editorial approach on SharePoint for publishing news. use tags to classify the document, and to signal workflow (eg., didn't show you SharePoint - but there is very deep integration. Chad Schorr from Associated Press is talking about reimagining the digital newsroom with SharePoint. Three themes: - SharePoint can be used for your tier 1 mission critical applications. You can run your business on SharePoint. SharePoint is a foundation for solutions.

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News Updates (February 26, 2010)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Formotus provides mobile device integration with SharePoint. The mobile workforce can now be dispatched to job sites, collaborate in company workflows, submit and retrieve data from lists, and even download InfoPath forms for offline editing. Nordic River announced a partnership with Box.net, to integrate its document collaboration capabilities with Box. Central Desktop 2.0.

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OutStart’s Learning Content Management System Automates Key Components of Content Development

Portals and KM

This is different from the traditional artisan approach of hand building learning content one instance at a time. One of the main benefits of the modular approach is the ease in which personalized learning can be provided. The workflow and review processes are streamlined for rapid progress. OutStart’s LCMS integrates with Microsoft office, enabling the ingestion of SME created or legacy content for reuse and repurposing.

Are We In A "Post E2.0 Era"?

Collaborative Thinking

Free of up-front workflow. Portals represented the best-in-class capability back then to enable contextual collaboration since application and collaboration portlets could be composed into a single, integrated user experience. While there were plenty of technology limitations, it’s important to historically note that today’s siren call to integrate social tools into business apps and processes is not a new idea.

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Recommind Supports End-to-End eDiscovery

Portals and KM

This reflects a more proactive approach that is being adopted by many Recommind customers. This broader approach means that content collection is not an isolated activity but one that is integrated into an enterprise’s total information management system on an ongoing basis.

Cisco WebEx Connect Questions

Collaborative Thinking

Workflow story? Integration. Will SharePoint integration include Web Parts (similar to what Awareness has done with its SaaS solution)? What about portlets for integrating WebEx Connect with other portal platforms? What about integration with Lotus Connections, Lotus Notes/Domino, Lotus Quickr? Will there be a workflow capability (even if lightweight)?

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Notes on ASK102 Ask the Product Managers

Michael Sampson - Currents

Social integration features are great. Ditto re social integration. - (name?) - Domino Server. Focus on SAP integration, and IBM Forms. The current iNotes approach isn't ideal for XPages. What about workflow? In the third-to-last slot at IBM Connect 2013, the Ask the Product Managers session is kicking off. Each product manager is introducing themselves: - Ed Brill - he will be moving to a new role in IBM in the mobility area.

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What Social Media and Enterprise 2.0 Can Bring to HR Processes

Portals and KM

We are also seeing more integration of capabilities within a single tool set. This is what Bitrix supports with its ability to create workflows with interaction capabilities, visualizations of org charts, organized business discussions, calendaring, and the management of projects with trackable task assignments.    Others have taken similar approaches. Last week I had the pleasure of doing a webinar with the enterprise 2.0 software firm, Bitrix.

2011 159

News Updates (September 4, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

In its next evolution, email will remain at the heart of communication but it will be tightly integrated with a variety of collaboration approaches. Email integrated with social collaboration becomes a tool for both ad-hoc and process-driven workflow, from brainstorming to supply chain management to project monitoring to community interaction. EtherPad History.

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Al Gilman on 10 best practices for conference calls

Endless Knots

The challenge was to demonstrate closure, progress; in a workflow that resembled toothpaste. There was a mission imperative that blind people be fully integrated into the group. (We And I think that this lack of a rigidly-timed agenda was the best approach to finding a good balance of thought and action.

Oracle Beehive 1.5: Still A Work-In-Progress

Collaborative Thinking

Team workspaces, web / video conferencing, and integration with desktop productivity tools (including Windows Explorer) were the among the list of improvements cited in the press release. Team Collaboration (document library, wiki, team calendar, micro-blogging, search, RSS, workflow, etc). Beehive Platform (platform services including security, policy management, integration, object model, admin functions, and interfaces to related Oracle technology).

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My KM World Session Notes: Jeremiah Owyang on Architecting a Connected Enterprise

Portals and KM

He next presented a social media maturity model with the holistic approach at the top. This requires a dedicated team with workflow and crisis response methods.   They also integrate customer data with social media activity. Levis’ has integrated the Facebook Like button in its Web site. I am primarily posting my notes from the  2011 KM World  on the  Darwin blog. I will share a few key sessions here and then a list of all of them with links. I

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NewsGator Offers Social Sites ™: A Comprehensive Enterprise Social Networking Suite | The AppGap

John Tropea - Delicious Community

NewsGator has always been close to Microsoft as their RSS reader integrates with Outlook. and Ashley walked me through the many components of Social Sites that can be integrated with SharePoint.

Instant Communities: List of companies that provide Web Collaboration Suites or Platforms

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Of course it also has lots of CMS functionality builtin, such as versioning, flexible workflows, locking support, link integrity checking, an AJAX-interface for editing pages (just click any element on the page and edit it in-place) and much more.

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Circling Around To Enterprise 2.0 Again

Collaborative Thinking

I can use blogs in a very directed, workflow, formal way - that use case is not E2.0 The 2007 release was arguably the first concerted effort to deliver an integrated platform, adding additional components along the way. Few organizations back in 2003 adopted a formal enterprise-wide, top-down approach. Thomas Vanderwal posted an article on Microsoft SharePoint 2007 that has caught traction on other blogs ( Sharepoint as a Gateway Drug to Greater Efficiency. )

Microsoft's Unified Communications Predictions

Collaborative Thinking

I would add an open integration and interoperability framework - a UC platform should not equate to "single vendor". The idea of migrate at your own pace actually makes IBM's approach with its Sametime Unified Telephony approach suddenly look pretty good. UC will increasingly span across the PC, browser, and mobile phone for truly integrated voice calling, email, IM, conferencing and presence on the go.

Green Chameleon » Have You Done Something Wonderful With Your Intranet?

Green Chameleon

Since work focus, work patterns, coordination needs and organisation structure change on an increasingly frequent basis, big, highly integrated homogeneous environments are just not adaptive or nimble enough. I have the same approach but in my experience 7 groups… By Tim Suoer great, such a fun United Nations group. www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Have You Done Something Wonderful With Your Intranet?

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Are We In A "Post E2.0 Era"? (Collaborative Thinking)

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Free of up-front workflow. Portals represented the best-in-class capability back then to enable contextual collaboration since application and collaboration portlets could be composed into a single, integrated user experience. While there were plenty of technology limitations, it’s important to historically note that today’s siren call to integrate social tools into business apps and processes is not a new idea. Collaborative Thinking.

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Collaboration – If it Were That Easy We Would all Do It – Well

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Many individuals speak of collaboration as if it is a single business process or approach to communication and networking. The user community needs to decide which approaches they require and implement the right tool. There is of course some need for integration/overlap.

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Persistent Group Chat in Office Communications Server R2

Collaborative Thinking

Live Meeting has an auditorium metaphor (as do other web conferencing tools) yet there does not seem to be any alignment or integration between the two - should there be? I would hope that the two teams are working together from a user experience perspective - setting up forums (real-time or async) are different approaches to conversation and how people work together - they should have some similar contexts in terms of user experience and application behavior.

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Summary of Some Summaries of Enterprise 2.0 Conference

Portals and KM

Having experienced much of the unnecessary and expensive pain of old school large scale systems integration I would agree. They need to integrate and co-exist. In this context, he added that from his perspective the Sharepoint ’shared drive’ approach to structured data workflows is robust, but much of the current collaboration functionality is waited to be released. I greatly enjoyed this years Enterprise 2.0 conference in Boston.

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Collaborative Thinking: Why Is Social Software So Important?

Collaborative Thinking

data collection, document processing, and workflow management). Adhering to a form-follows-function approach to system design, IT organizations have delivered applications that automate the transactional, informational, and analytic needs of those work functions.

More collaboration

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

This leads me into another observation, that it looks like this process assumes that the collaborative technologies are in place and working but they are just not integrated in a content sense. Without this, these models are too quickly ignored when a "sexier" approach comes along. Engineers without Fears Saturday, September 15, 2007 More collaboration James Dellow takes up the conversation about collaboration.

Jumping Into Tibbr Social Collaboration With Both Feet - The BrainYard - InformationWeek

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

See Sparqlight Bets Social Workflow Beats Social Voyeurism. Rather than trying to create the perfect implementation from the start, CGI took an approach of "evolution, but with a clear vision," Leber said. The enterprise social software product CGI chose, Tibbr , was created by Tibco and builds on Tibcos integration middleware strengths. COMMENTARY. WHITEPAPERS. SLIDESHOWS. VIDEOS. EVENTS. ABOUT. BRAINYARD NEWS. ABOUT THE AUTHOR. David F. David F.

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Collaborative Thinking: Tagging Beyond Content: Applications & People

Collaborative Thinking

workspaces) or task management and workflow products to direct actions on certain work items. Tag Clouds could be integrated with applications as well, functioning as an alternative navigational technique. In this approach, tagging people becomes a form of social annotation.

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Michael's Thoughts: Thoughts on Andrew McAfee's "The 9X Email Problem", Oct 14

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Michael Sampson Improving the Performance of Distributed Teams Navigation Home Resources Library Currents (the blog) Seamless Teamwork Our Approach About Michael Sampson Contact Us « Weekly Roundup of Everything, Oct 9 | Main | Weekly Roundup of Everything, Oct 17 » Thoughts on Andrew McAfees "The 9X Email Problem", Oct 14 Andrew McAfee, an Associate Professor at the Harvard Business School recently opined on The 9X Email Problem. Workflow as Codification of Best Practices.

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Verifying Virtual Value - Chief Learning Officer magazine

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Yet, when it comes to measuring its value, a structured approach should still apply. Since networked or collaborative learning solutions are informal, integrated with the workflow and driven by the learners, these traditional assessments will not work.

The Second Leg Of The Social Business Stool - The BrainYard - InformationWeek

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Rigid management approaches must be replaced with a fluid approach that centers on encouragement, orchestration of social pressure, and promotion or exposure. This workflow can apply to any project work. In this environment, the leaders job is to maintain the boundaries around what is productive for the organization, monitor the gaps, encourage individuals to fill gaps, and facilitate the integration. Login | Register | Membership Benefits. COMMENTARY. WHITEPAPERS.

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