Networks of Experts – An Oxymoron

Elsua

I am not sure what you would think about this, after you watch Euan’s video, but over the course of the years, and way before getting immersed in the social computing world, I have always had a thing for the word and concept of experts. Yet, experts is quite the opposite.

Finding Experts in Your Company … Through Micro-Sharing

Elsua

There is no doubt that one of the big challenges in the corporate world that every single business faces more often than not is the ability to find experts successfully in a timely manner.

The Problem with Being an Expert

Hildy Gottlieb

What stops the Community Benefit Sector from achieving its potential to build a healthy, vibrant world? It is the fact that in this sector, everyone is an expert. Environmental experts and human service experts and historic preservation experts and music experts.

Online Community Expert Interview: Dawn Lacallade, SolarWinds

Online Community Report

This month's Online Community Expert Interview is with Dawn Lacallade. Stakeholders include your management team as well as management from any other groups that are involved in the funding, benefits, or strategy of the community) Here are my groups and a description of what they include.

Finding experts in your company.

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Blog Your path to success Finding experts in your company. I attended a KM conference recently where a speaker remarked on how difficult it was to find experts in his company. He suggested that HR create a database and every employee should declare that they are an expert in something.

Online Community Expert Interview: Ron Casalotti, BusinessWeek

Online Community Report

This week's second Online Community Expert Interview is with Ron Casalotti. With Business Exchange, we now complement that with a social media platform where our users contribute and share information found anywhere on the Web for the benefit of each other. What benefits does this connection offer to users and to the community at large? Tags: OC Expert Interviews Ron is a Social Media guy who got his first PC in 1994.

Online Community Expert Interview: Scott K. Wilder, Intuit

Online Community Report

This month's Online Community Expert Interview is with Scott K. A: Online communities provide not only a great way to answer to business and product relegated questions, but also provides the camaraderie that every entrepreneur can benefit from (and that most small business owners seek).

Three Big Benefits of Social Software | Blogs | ITBusinessEdge.com

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Neither Executives to Drive iPad Adoption By date: September 2010 August 2010 July 2010 June 2010 May 2010 April 2010 March 2010 February 2010 January 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 June 2009 May 2009 April 2009 2 Three Big Benefits of Social Software Posted by Ann All Jun 30, 2010 2:50:09 PM Collaboration is becoming an overused term, despite the fact that few people seem to agree on exactly what it is.

3 Benefits of KM, 3 Types of Community and Online Facilitation, Social Network Software, X-teams - Weekly Knowledge Management blog by Stan Garfield

John Tropea - Delicious Community

A: There are many benefits. The potential benefits are enormous. Take advantage of existing expertise and experience: Teams benefit from the individual skills and knowledge of each member. In large organizations, there are people with widely-varying capabilities and backgrounds, and there should be a benefit from this.

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Green Chameleon » How to be a KM Guru #1

Green Chameleon

They validate new concepts partly through their own practice, and partly because they belong to a community of experts that sets individual ideas into wider contexts and frameworks. She’s the value networks expert&# “Etienne Wenger? Should we be the surface skimmers bringing together all the flotsam and jetsom of everyday life for the experts to examine, or should we be investing our time and energy in finding scarce pearls ourselves.

2007 100

Green Chameleon » Trouble at the AOK Corral

Green Chameleon

Founded by Jerry Ash it uses a unique model: “star&# moderators - experts on some aspect of KM - are researched by Jerry, and brought in for 2-week long discussions. Would AoK be a more productive forum if it were a blog (s), with comments and perhaps benefit from more openness? (I www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Trouble at the AOK Corral The AOK Forum has been a distinguished discussion forum in KM for several years.

2007 100

Re-Imagining Effective Work – at Cisco

Michael Sampson - Currents

During a call yesterday afternoon I referred to a case study I had read from Cisco about how they re-imagined the role of a sales specialist, and the various benefits they had achieved by doing so. Additionally, this program has reduced growth in the number of expert staff and travel expenses.

2014 126

Want to Know What Community Members (a.k.a. Customers) Need? Just Ask.

Online Community Strategy

What activities are members prepared to participate in that will directly or indirectly benefit the host? Are you “Member Shy”? In its most basic form, a community strategy is a balance of an organization’s goals and its member’s (a.k.a customer’s) needs.

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Being Left Behind—A Refusal to Participate Leads to Isolation

Michael Sampson - Currents

When new tools such as Microsoft SharePoint, IBM Connections, or Jive (among others) are used to bring people together in these situations—or just in preparation for such situations—today’s experts with hard won knowledge have to choose whether to participate or stay on the sidelines. Experts with a full plate of work can shrug off participation by noting how busy they are. An expert is going to see that as a benefit.

2013 128

It’s Time to Flip the Social Media & Community ROI Equation on its Head

Online Community Strategy

Further, there is currently an explosion of expertise and talent marketplaces like Maven, PopExpert, Odesk, Google Helpouts and 100s of others , Community experts now have myriad marketplace options and some are starting to charge for their talent and expertise. Compensation to the community contributors comes in the form of either reputation and / or fulfilling on an altruistic need, with a very small percentage of member getting “MVP” benefits; 4.

2015 46

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

Portals and KM

There are many quantified benefits. There are many quantified benefits. Also, companies that use communities inside the enterprise can benefit. Another role is expert curation. I am pleased to be back for my sixth Enterprise 2.0 conference in Boston.

2012 191

My favourite things…

Chris Collison

It takes the energy and abilities of two facilitators to help 25 participants get the maximum benefit from their investment. Next month marks my tenth year as an independent consultant.

2015 57

Ant’s Eye View is hiring!

Community Guy

Benefits include: Healthcare plan. Chance to become an expert on Ant trivia. Here we go again! One of my colleagues at Ant’s Eye View just posted a new job opening on the Community Guy Job Board. That’s right, we’re hiring a Senior Consultant. Interested? Check out the job post , or see the details below. Ant’s Eye View continues to grow and we are looking for the next ant to join our colony.

2009 89

Getting Ahead of the Curve: Workforce Planning to Anticipate Talent Gaps

Partnering Resources

Recently, one of my clients was surprised to learn that 28% of their workforce would be eligible to walk out the door with full benefits within the next two years. Organization network expert Patti Anklam writes that “It’s not who you know. Mind the Talent Gaps.

2013 228

It’s Time to Flip the Social Media & Community ROI Equation on its Head

Online Community Strategy

Further, there is currently an explosion of expertise and talent marketplaces like Maven, PopExpert, Odesk, Google Helpouts and 100s of others , Community experts now have myriad marketplace options and some are starting to charge for their talent and expertise. Compensation to the community contributors comes in the form of either reputation and / or fulfilling on an altruistic need, with a very small percentage of member getting “MVP” benefits; 4.

2015 35

First they came

Neighbourhoods

First they came for the benefits, and I did not speak out, because I was not on benefits. Then they came for the care services, and I did not speak out, because I was not in care.

2014 74

Change Leadership Challenge 5: Use Networks for Change

Partnering Resources

Called Critical Connectors by network pioneer Karen Stephenson , they are informal leaders, trusted experts, and sought after teammates. As a result, not only do influencers become invested in change, but the change initiative itself benefits from these knowledgeable employees’ insights. Image from wikimedia.com. This is the fifth in a series of posts about change leadership.

2014 184

The Power of “No”: Escape From Overload and Focus on What Matters

Partnering Resources

However, leaders need to weigh the possible benefits against the potential drawback of overextending the organization. There are lots of exciting new methodologies, potential silver bullets, expert consultants, and attractive PowerPoint decks to catch people’s attention.

2015 138

Trust Falls at Work… Seriously? Trust in the Workplace

Partnering Resources

They avoid Jake even if he happens to be the resident expert on something. It may be that you can benefit from their expertise even if you never confide in them and take them as a trusted colleague. “I Trust You” video by RossCreations.

2013 256

Want to Know What Community Members (a.k.a. Customers) Need? Just Ask.

Online Community Strategy

What activities are members prepared to participate in that will directly or indirectly benefit the host? Are you “Member Shy”? In its most basic form, a community strategy is a balance of an organization’s goals and its member’s (a.k.a customer’s) needs.

2016 46

Interactions 2012 - Loving the Intranet: Re-Thinking Employee Adoption - Sam Marshall @sammarshall #iic12

Michael Sampson - Currents

Sam showed a great "benefits map," linking tools to capabilities, to benefits, to outcomes, to strategic goals. if Stimulating - connect with like-minded people, get involved as an expert, place to express yourself. Sam Marshall from ClearBox Consulting is talking about loving the intranet, and how to encourage adoption. Key points: - How do we encourage people to adopt new tools?

2012 122

Expertise Location: Not Just A Tooling Issue

Collaborative Thinking

Perhaps though, it is too enthusiastic about social tools (blogs, wikis, social networks, tagging) in-and-of-themselves solving a complex challenge in many large organizations (finding experts/expertise). Scarcity: In many situations - "the expert" is already very busy and/or there are not enough experts to go around. Having experts more easily discoverable and accessible may make matters worse for that individual. Every company has in-house experts.

2010 143

YouNetFast: Online Guide to Collaborative Networks

The Bumble Bee

I am pleased to launch the YouNetFast blog/online resource which is a unique and up-to-date resource on leading, facilitating and benefiting from collaborative business networks.

2010 142

Real-time dashboarding of Social Media conversations

The Bumble Bee

Ken Thompson is an expert practitioner in the area of bioteaming, swarming, virtual enterprise networks, virtual professional communities, virtual teams and management simulation and has published two landmark books: Bioteams: High Performance Teams Based on Nature's Best Designs.

The Networked Enterprise: NASA Video

The Bumble Bee

Ken Thompson is an expert practitioner in the area of bioteaming, swarming, virtual enterprise networks, virtual professional communities, virtual teams and management simulation and has published two landmark books: Bioteams: High Performance Teams Based on Nature's Best Designs.

Video 178

New Bioteams Project Management Video

The Bumble Bee

Ken Thompson is an expert practitioner in the area of bioteaming, swarming, virtual enterprise networks, virtual professional communities, virtual teams and management simulation and has published two landmark books: Bioteams: High Performance Teams Based on Nature's Best Designs.

New mobile version of bioteams.com

The Bumble Bee

Ken Thompson is an expert practitioner in the area of bioteaming, swarming, virtual enterprise networks, virtual professional communities, virtual teams and management simulation and has published two landmark books: Bioteams: High Performance Teams Based on Nature's Best Designs.

Mobile 136

Ten Collaboration Trends for 2010

The Bumble Bee

Ken Thompson is an expert practitioner in the area of bioteaming, swarming, virtual enterprise networks, virtual professional communities, virtual teams and management simulation and has published two landmark books: Bioteams: High Performance Teams Based on Nature's Best Designs.

2010 142

Unique Bioteams Reference Card

The Bumble Bee

Ken Thompson is an expert practitioner in the area of bioteaming, swarming, virtual enterprise networks, virtual professional communities and virtual teams and has published two landmark books: Bioteams: High Performance Teams Based on Nature's Best Designs.

2009 156

Bioteams and The Effective Executive

The Bumble Bee

Ken Thompson is an expert practitioner in the area of bioteaming, swarming, virtual enterprise networks, virtual professional communities, virtual teams and management simulation and has published two landmark books: Bioteams: High Performance Teams Based on Nature's Best Designs.

2010 159

Swarms 101: Introduction to swarming by computer and phone

The Bumble Bee

Ken Thompson is an expert practitioner in the area of bioteaming, swarming, virtual enterprise networks, virtual professional communities and virtual teams and has published two landmark books: Bioteams: High Performance Teams Based on Nature's Best Designs.

Swarm 148

The Networked Enterprise (TNE) Reference Card

The Bumble Bee

Ken Thompson is an expert practitioner in the area of bioteaming, swarming, virtual enterprise networks, virtual professional communities, virtual teams and management simulation and has published two landmark books: Bioteams: High Performance Teams Based on Nature's Best Designs.

2010 136

Video: How to raise venture capital Ali G style

The Bumble Bee

Ken Thompson is an expert practitioner in the area of bioteaming, swarming, virtual enterprise networks, virtual professional communities, virtual teams and management simulation and has published two landmark books: Bioteams: High Performance Teams Based on Nature's Best Designs.

Video 142

The 15 Coolest Cases of Biomimicry

The Bumble Bee

Ken Thompson is an expert practitioner in the area of bioteaming, swarming, virtual enterprise networks, virtual professional communities, virtual teams and management simulation and has published two landmark books: Bioteams: High Performance Teams Based on Nature's Best Designs.

2010 156

Bioteams Reference Card

The Bumble Bee

Ken Thompson is an expert practitioner in the area of bioteaming, swarming, virtual enterprise networks, virtual professional communities and virtual teams and has published two landmark books: Bioteams: High Performance Teams Based on Nature's Best Designs.

2009 152

Google drops Wave

The Bumble Bee

Ken Thompson is an expert practitioner in the area of bioteaming, swarming, virtual enterprise networks, virtual professional communities, virtual teams and management simulation and has published two landmark books: Bioteams: High Performance Teams Based on Nature's Best Designs.

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Expertise Profiles - How Links to Contributions Changed the Dynamics at IBM

Michael Sampson - Currents

Gia shares some of the findings from IBM about how the inclusion of links to contributions in internal systems changed the dynamics in the use of expertise profiles: " Seekers are always searching for an expert in something. They love extensive profiling systems, because it enables them to locate people who they think are experts in a particular topic. And if they are a true expert, their collaborative plate is already overflowing.

2011 120

Share2011 - Playing Piggy in the Middle - Having an Interpreter to Convert "Geek-Speak" Into User Friendly Lingo (Donna French, Disability Services Commission)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Listen to the subject matter experts, acknowledge their expertise, and give them credit. -. People can see the benefits in particular areas.

2011 142