The Most Overlooked Asset in Organization Change

Partnering Resources

Organizations have been changing for millennia, but people still struggle to lead change effectively. Luckily, organizations have a hidden asset that leaders can use to accelerate change. Partnering Resources.

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Community and organization intertwine

Learning Alliances

I’ve been thinking about how community and organization are intertwined, especially when they are interdependent like they are in churches, synagogues, or mission-driven organizations like Amnesty International. Community and organization are different social entities that represent different ways of participating in our human world. The most important point is that community and organization can support and augment each other, or can hobble each other.

2018 100

Active Lurkers – The Hidden Asset in Online Communities

John Tropea - Delicious Community

emergencemarketing.com google yahoo bing Active lurkers – the hidden asset in online communities February 18th, 2010 francois Posted in Hyper Social Enterprise , Interesting Links , Strategy , communities , social media , social networking | 33 Comments » If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. TheCR @fgossieaux: New blog post: Active lurkers – the hidden asset in online communities [link] / Another fine read!

Overcoming Information Overload on the Web: Part 3: Organic Semantics

Portals and KM

Issue Three: Organic semantics: The Semantic Web and semantic analysis require human classification intervention and semantic model algorithms to infer and interpret meaning.   A by-product of our technology is an organic semantic model that can be used to see the relationships that exist between terms over a period of time.   The use of such a resource can help in creating recurring pattern forecasts and improve variation detection for semantic analysis tools.

2011 133

My KM World 2010 and Enterprise Search Summit 2010 Notes: Dave Snowden on Resilient Organizations

Portals and KM

I attended the keynote session, The Resilient Organization led by  Dave Snowden , Founder & CTO - Cognitive Edge. In trying to create robust and successful enterprises, organizations have traditionally attempted to eliminate uncertainty through techniques such as scenario planning, risk assessment, process control, and using such programs as Six Sigma. The nature of the system determines how to organize it.

2010 126

Twitter's Golden Egg

Alchemy of Change

A number of organizations take advantage of “User Generated Content,&# but only a few have built the kind of momentum we see with Twitter. They’re also news organizations like The Guardian , Tech Crunch , and NPR.

Lessons on the hard job of designing communities in the organization | Bertrand Duperrin's Notepad

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Links for this week (weekly) Links for this week (weekly) Lessons on the hard job of designing communities in the organization Jun 14 2011 Share Tweet Summary : If communities have a real value for organizations, there are still few certainties about their positioning and management.

2011 61

Collaboration - Mapping the value of employee collaboration - Organization - Strategic Organization - The McKinsey Quarterly

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

The article Mapping the value of employee collaboration has been sent to the following recipients: Mapping the value of employee collaboration As collaboration within and among organizations becomes increasingly important, companies must improve their management of the networks where it typically occurs. Falling communications costs, globalization, and the increasing specialization of knowledge-based work have made collaboration within and among organizations more important than ever.

Leading and Creating Collaboration in Decentralized Organizations — HBS Working Knowledge

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Search HBS Working Knowledge: HBS Home HBS Index Working Papers Leading and Creating Collaboration in Decentralized Organizations Published: June 5, 2007 Paper Released: May 2007 Authors: Heather M. Caruso, Todd Rogers, and Max Bazerman Executive Summary: No matter how a multi-divisional organization is designed, it will need to find effective ways for its units to spontaneously and responsively cross boundaries.

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Efficiency and the commons

Chris Corrigan

Resources like fish and trees and pastures and water and air and minerals and energy all used to be commons, and some are still commons. Under its spell, we have not only privatized once abundant shared natural resources, but we have also privatized our intellectual and cultural commons.

2016 74

The Value of Community Ecosystems

Online Community Strategy

My first taste of what might be possible with communities of practice was volunteering to be one of the first Fast Company Company of Friends organizers in Louisville KY in 2000. Yet organizations continue to regularly debate this.

2019 46

Three Ways Human Networks Can Help Drive Change

Partnering Resources

Luckily, leaders already have a powerful resource that can supply these competencies in their own organizations. This resource is the informal human network. Hidden Systems, Untapped Resources. These relationships aren’t represented on organization charts.

2014 236

Green Chameleon » Competencies Redux

Green Chameleon

I’ve started putting together some references on prior work on The Knowledge Bucket (this is a wiki reference resource for KM professionals), and it would be good if you could add references to any other work you know about. Cross, Andrew Parker, Rob Cross: The Hidden Power of Social Networks: Understanding How Work Really Gets Done in Organizations Theodore Zeldin: Conversation: How Talk Can Change Our Lives © 2006-2008 Straits Knowledge.

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Preview of the Brands & Collaborative Economy Research Project

Online Community Strategy

In March I embarked on a series of qualitative research projects to help organizations prepare for the disruption and opportunity emerging from the Collaborative Economy, and understand what resources they need to be successful.

2015 66

Boston E20 Notes: Building an Online Community from Strategy, Planning, and Launch to Effective Engagement and Adoption

Portals and KM

Yet sometimes organizations grab a packaged-off-the-shelf community offering and launch a site and find that it is not gaining the engagement and adoption that was hoped for. In 1982 38% of assets were intangible. In 1999 84% of assets were intangible and I am sure it is higher now.

2012 191

Communities in the Crowd Economy: #CSWEurope15

Online Community Strategy

There are two great resources I would recommend to see the range of sectors and technologies that make up the Collaborative Economy: Collaborative Economy Honeycomb – via Jeremiah Owyang / Crowd Companies. Crowd, Communities & Collaborative Organization.

2015 71

Collaborative Thinking: Socializing At Work - No Longer A Waste Of Time

Collaborative Thinking

Many organizations, as a result, foster a leadership, decision-making and information-sharing environment that values certain types of management activities and styles (e.g., Consequently, few organizations think and plan strategically when it comes to human capital management. offer business and IT leaders the opportunity to gain a better appreciation of how social interaction can become a valuable resource and a force of change (e.g.,

2008 100

Preview of the Brands & Collaborative Economy Research Project

Online Community Strategy

In March I embarked on a series of qualitative research projects to help organizations prepare for the disruption and opportunity emerging from the Collaborative Economy, and understand what resources they need to be successful.

2015 46

The Customer Community

Online Community Strategy

Unfortunately, for the majority of programs reliant on mass social platforms like facebook and twitter, organic reach has dropped effectively to 0 and companies are now forced to pay to engage sporadically with the “audiences” they worked so hard to build. Image © Leigh Prather.

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Communities in the Crowd Economy: #CSWEurope15

Online Community Strategy

Crowd, Communities & Collaborative Organization. There are two great resources I would recommend to see the range of sectors and technologies that make up the Collaborative Economy: Collaborative Economy Honeycomb – via Jeremiah Owyang / Crowd Companies.

2015 54

SharePoint's Potential: Enabling the Networked Enterprise

Portals and KM

In addition, these surveys noted a correlation between higher operating margins and “a willingness to allow the formation of working teams comprising of both in-house employees and individuals outside the organization.” These results are consistent with the rising percentage of business value derived from intangible assets, primarily people, as opposed to tangible assets such as equipment, buildings, etc.,

2012 143

Visions of Business Ecosystems

Partnering Resources

In this post, we’ll look at a few different ways organizations depict and understand their business ecosystems. Corvallis’ major assets were a large university (Oregon State) and Hewlett Packard. Incredible complexity. So many moving parts.

2013 259

My First Year as a Consultant and what 2016 Holds for Online Communities (I hope)

Online Community Strategy

Conducting the first research study on Brands & The Collaborative Economy – exploring a range of organizations level of knowledge, interest, priority and current activities in the Collaborative Economy. The ability, motivation and assets to work towards a common purpose over time.

2015 54

The Customer Community

Online Community Strategy

Unfortunately, for the majority of programs reliant on mass social platforms like facebook and twitter, organic reach has dropped effectively to 0 and companies are now forced to pay to engage sporadically with the “audiences” they worked so hard to build. Image © Leigh Prather.

2017 46

Evolving to Social Business (and beyond)

Online Community Strategy

A Sustainable Business (or organization) is a business that creates generative (net-positive) value in the form of: Social Capital – Stakeholders are engaged and help shape the business, products and policies.

2010 83

Business models for communities

Learning Alliances

We can focus on a set of relationships, conversations, resources, and trajectories that move will our learning forward. We have seen many cases where an organization funds a community of practice to make a big splash but when their attention shifts, support for the community is withdrawn.

Model 182

Changing Minds Inside the Enterprise

Portals and KM

There is a lot of talk about changing leadership styles in response to shift from tangible to intangibles assets becoming the most significant source of value to enterprises.    In addition, McKinsey has shown that the lower the decision making in an organization, the higher the operating margin. All of this calls for new leadership models where top down authority is no longer the best operating model.

2012 174

Sustainable Enterprises: Innovation Intervention

21st Century Organization

Over the years I have wrestled with a graphic to depict what we do when we support an organization catalyze their good ideas into market worthy innovations and depict when value is created.

Achieving "Eureka!" (Martin White, Intranet Focus) #intranets2012 @intranetfocus

Michael Sampson - Currents

information is a corporate asset - do our senior management believe this? -. Martin's assertion - information is only an asset when it enables a task to be completed. need to be able to make the asset / information work - not that it should just be there ("We have 60 TB of information assets. in a 2011 HBS survey on information, 64% of businesses basically said "we are not in a good position to use information as an asset." search takes a lot of resources.

Focus 120

Letter of Termination

How to Save the World

Dear Powers That Be Consortium: This is to inform you that the services your organizations have been providing to us, as our agents, no longer meet our needs, and we are terminating our agreement (the Industrial Civilization Management Agreement ) with you and will in future provide the needed services directly ourselves. They have incompetently managed our services and our resources. image from Fill at Pixabay CC0.

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Findability is Power II Social Media Principle #10

Evolving Web

If an organization can tax your patience by making it difficult for you to figure something out, it can destroy your desire for it. Findability is power – Unfindable assets are waste. For business: information, people, and objects are all assets. In order for assets to be worth holding, they need to be usable in some way that creates more value than their cost of storage, management and maintenance. We expect to go to KUOW and intuitively find assets.

The End of Central Governments?

How to Save the World

Civilizations, being inherently large and complex human creations, require a huge amount of infrastructure, resources, transportation networks, hierarchy and propaganda. Even the drug czars will probably find that organized crime no longer pays, as the value of currencies collapses.

2014 94

Online Communities: Surviving & Thriving - Part 3

Online Community Strategy

In this post, I’d like to focus on the advice that the research respondents gave for thriving during the downturn, and what key resources they are relying on for advice and support. The intention of the study was to get a broad look at how online community programs are fairing within organizations in light of the recent economic changes. The most common responses were related to streamlining their resources / costs and focusing on bottom line objectives.

F1- KM is Not Enough! " Apin Talisayon's Weblog

John Tropea - Delicious Faciliatation

External linkages/networks, relationships with customers and suppliers, teamwork and trust within the organization, trust/reputation of the organization, support from peers, inspiration and recognition of bosses , etc.:

KM World Session Notes: KM for the Future

Portals and KM

Longtime KM practitioners and industry pioneers reflect on the key strategies that are necessary for successful knowledge-sharing and application in any organization. They will definitely stimulate your thinking about the future of knowledge-sharing in your organization.”. Verna said in the early days KM seemed to pull together treads form several fields, organization learning and communities of practice. His organization doubled its speed of innovation. 

KM 126

Notes on SW303 LeasePlan and Pensco Trust

Michael Sampson - Currents

Siloed organizations. -. embraced by leaders, broadly adopted by people, develop skills within organizations, and empower your existing process champions. The firm specializes in alternative assets.

2013 159

Big Lottery, Media Trust and People Powered Change. Positively.

Social Reporter

The rise of community and citizen reporting and journalism and the critical need in communities for vibrant local media, as revealed by the Goldsmiths Leverhulme research we commissioned last year, is the reason that we feel a UK-wide project to connect, resource and amplify this grass roots activity is needed. That emphasises making the most of the assets in any community – the buildings, services and above all the people.

2011 136

Himmelman Model - Networking Collaboration Cooperation Coordination

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Systems Planning Customized Consulting Keynote Addresses Tools and Resources About Tom Wolff Contact Us Collaborative Solutions A Newsletter from Tom Wolff & Associates Contents of Summer 2005 Collaborative Solutions Newsletter: In this issue: Collaborative Solutions - True Collaboration as the Most Productive Form of Exchange 1. When individuals and systems interact effectively, we can maximize our resources and find solutions to seemingly intractable problems.

Model 28

The Fire This Time

How to Save the World

What complicates the future scenario for our planet is that we are also nearing End Games in our global economic and energy/resource systems, as I diagrammed in my post last month.

2013 93

Rebooting the conference

e-Moderation Station

Best of all, there are plenty of digital assets you can check out from our unconference – the best place to start are the conference bloggers’ pages: Olga Dolganova. Many of the blog posts have resources, PowerPoints, and posters produced by participants.

2010 84

Understanding Cisco's Collaboration Strategy (Part1)

Collaborative Thinking

Cisco believes that the collaboration market is in transition – that there are structural changes in the market that opens the door for Cisco to leverage its assets (voice, video, and networking) in ways that will enable it to take a leadership position. Formulates strategies, adjusts its own business model(s), and arrays resources to capitalize on market opportunities created by those shifts. So on the one hand, its move into collaboration is defensive to protect its UC assets.

Twitter is Not a Social Network

Alchemy of Change

One of Amazon’s most valuable assets is its user-contributed product reviews, which are essentially just Amazon connecting people who know something about a product with people who want to know something about a product. For Google, it’s organizing the world’s information.

An Ant’s Eye Point Of View – Employee Engagement and Getting it Right!

Ant's Eyeview Blog

Our people are our most valuable resources in business. Employee engagement is something that needs to be activated across the entire organization and embedded and embraced at every level. They will work not just with the organization – but FOR it. Highly engaged employees are more likely to remain a part of your organization longer leading to a decrease in costs nearly across the board. In most business operations they also sit in an under-utilized state.

2012 60