Blogging and Corporate Hippies by Luis Suarez

Elsua

What were some of the themes that helped me get back on track on keep on pushing for Open Business with that rather well known, by now, flair of being the outlier , the corporate rebel , the outrageous heretic and free radical optimist, and, essentially, that hippie 2.0

2013 186

Social Business in 2013 – A Challenge

Elsua

More than anything else, because in the last three months, while I was mostly away from this blog, I kept bumping into a couple of relatively new challenges that I think are going to present lots of great opportunities for us all in the year ahead in the space of Social Business.

2013 227

The challenge of networking civil society

Social Reporter

Plus, when we focus on skills and capabilities, we don’t limit the sorts of purposes they can be put to. The challenge of supporting sharing and local innovation was picked up last year by the Big Lottery Fund (BIG) under its banner of People Powered Change , with investments of £5.76

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

Elsua

In fact, today’s entry will be about a 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).

2013 197

Seven misconceptions about corporate social networking - SmartPlanet

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

7) You can control your brand: The power of brand creation is shifting away from corporate corner offices and toward consumers. My corporate writing work usually consists of crafting research white papers about some aspect of technology.

The Man Who Should Have Used Lotus Connections – On the Business Case for Corporate Blogging

Elsua

Well, it looks like Jean Francois decided to tap into this very same thing as well and the second episode of " The Man Who Should Have Used Lotus Connections " is now based on blogging and the many benefits of having a corporate blog.

Lotus 130

AI Use Cases For Communities & Networks

Online Community Strategy

For business leaders shaping online community strategy, AI holds promise to help solve two of the biggest challenges with online communities: 1) Quantifying the value of community investment and delivering timely and actionable insight and 2) Managing large networks of relationships at scale.

2018 51

A minor case of Corporate Amnesia. US forgets how to make Trident missiles…

Chris Collison

“At the beginning of the W76 life extension program in 2000, NNSA identified key technical challenges that would potentially cause schedule delays or cost overruns. Finally, NNSA had to build a new facility at the Y-12 plant because the facilities that produced Fogbank ceased operation in the 1990s and had since been dismantled, except for a pilot plant used to produce small quantities of Fogbank for test purposes.

Diva Marketing Blog - Marketing blogs and corporate social media strategies for innovative companies

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Blogger Stories Blogs: A Womans New Best Friend - p1 Blogs: A Womans New Best Friend - p2 Bloomberg Marketing Business-to-Business - Blogs: Beyond A Corporate Handshake By Toby Corner Grocery Store Relationships Corporate Blogging Guidelines Diva Marketing Talks - Radio Show Does Your Biz Blog Make The Grade? Nancy White: Full Circle , Full Circle Blog I help people do purposeful stuff together online. The one thing that seems to show up is some sort of shared purpose.

2007 28

Influence | Forum One: Internet Strategy, Social Media, User Experience and Web Site Development

Influence

Read More » Collaboration for Funders: Understanding the Challenges Joe Anderson in Influence 1 Jul 2010 This is part two of a series on online collaboration for grantmakers.

2007 40

Year-End Thoughts On Enterprise 2.0 Social Software (Part 2)

Collaborative Thinking

There needs to be some business purpose - that purpose may be very intangible in terms of ROI, but there should be some localization and internalization of what E2.0 From an organizational viewpoint, adoption challenges remain the most significant hurdle.

Always say yes to grad students: an interview about virtual teams

Endless Knots

" This interview was for her final dissertation, "The Challenges of Virtual Project Management," enabling her to graduate from Tampere, following her spending time as an exchange student at Portsmouth University in the UK.

The Crisis of Meaning in the Knowledge Workforce

Elsua

But what happens when each and everyone of those work styles don’t have a meaning, nor a purpose, for what they usually do? We probably have already made up our own minds, but thing is, the challenge here is, is it *the* right decision, *the* right choice?

2011 264

Business Can’t Succeed in a World That’s Failing

Elsua

This country was not built by the huge corporations or government bureaucracies. “ Business can’t succeed in a world that’s failing “ Indeed, I do strongly believe that the corporate world has been, long enough, perhaps for far too long!,

2012 241

Social Business in 2013 – An Opportunity (Open Business)

Elsua

This piece would also highlight a shift of focus and purpose for yours truly with regards to the overall theme of Social Networking for Business. It’s just a matter of figuring out the How, so that you can incorporate it into your overall business processes and corporate culture.

2013 249

Reflections from 2011 – Is Employee Engagement Still a Myth?

Elsua

Of course, I’m talking about Employee Engagement or, in other words, how do you keep your employees motivated to excel at what they already do, driven by their distinctive passions, purpose and meaning? Which corporation could sustain that?

Social Media Intensive Course – August 2016 – Sydney Training

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

This course is normally only available privately (to Government, Corporate and Conferences) but a couple of times a year I open it up publicly. This 3 Day Social Media course is a mix of lecture, group challenges and computer based exercises (bring your own laptop or use ours).

2016 189

Life Without eMail – Year 6, Weeks 1 to 20 – (Back to Basics)

Elsua

And while I can imagine there would be plenty of you folks out there who may be wondering whether I am on the brink of giving up on giving up corporate email, I am afraid nothing further than the truth, despite the fact it may look as if I have lost the war ( on email ) altogether.

2013 236

Take your pick - Facilitating, leading, managing, hosting, community-ship

Delicious/choconancy/online_community

So what do I mean by an online community or shared interest/purpose group space? A sense of shared purpose and fate. Groups exist because they have operational purposes. developing a relationship, understanding it and nurturing it, treating with respect and co-purpose.

The Beginning of a New Work Adventure – Joining panagenda!

Elsua

My goodness, quite a challenge trying to summarise 20 years of working experience, don’t you think? . On January 20th, it will mark the 20th year anniversary since I started working in the IT industry.

2017 213

NetDocuments and Office 365

Michael Sampson - Currents

The benefits of bringing in complementary tools include better fit-for-purpose capabilities (as compared with general-purpose capabilities), streamlined task execution for IT and end-users, and more. For law firms and corporate legal departments, that is often its document management system. After linking up with Office 365, the challenge for NetDocuments becomes how to retain its unique and differentiated advantages in the face of rapid change of Office 365.

2016 89

Happiness at Work Starts with #NoeMail

Elsua

Why is it so difficult then to challenge the status quo of corporate email and somehow accept its extended (ab)use as a necessary evil ? Just like that, all along, it’s been our choice to do something about it, and yet, are we up for the challenge?

2016 170

JAC 2012 – Joint Alumni Conference Event Highlights

Elsua

It helped me understand as well how if IT would listen to the Business on the many various different challenges, problems AND opportunities it faces and if the Business would try to understand how IT could help address the vast majority of those, we would ALL be in a much much better position.

2012 212

Never Underestimate the Power of Education and Enablement

Elsua

This is also the main reason as to why context is so critical, because whenever that enablement programme misses the context of why it was put together in the first place, i.e. for what purpose, it will fail within the first few months of having it in place.

2016 186

Spigit Provides ICON as a Free Crowdsourcing Platform

Portals and KM

  What once took managers and corporate hierarchy can now be done in the context of a community. Spigit has launched ICON as a free service to promote the use of mass crowdsourcing with the purpose of innovation and growth.

Icons 198

The Call to Adventure – On Doing What You Love

Elsua

They can well be quite an inspiring and motivational round of resources to remind you why we are all here in the first place in terms of finding our very own purposes and meaning on what we do.

2014 223

How Do I Make Sense of Social Networking Tools

Elsua

Mostly accessed through Tweetbot (whether on iOS or Mac), is where I spend most of my online time on social networks today, even more so nowadays after nearly 6 weeks of running a rather fascinating experiment that’s certainly helped me challenge the status quo of how we all use it.

2015 248

Life Without eMail – 5th Year Progress Report – The Community, The Movement

Elsua

Did I give up on giving up on corporate email? The (corporate) world is not going to do it. Either way, that’s why I feel it’s probably a good time to move on to the next challenge. eMail still has got its place in the corporate world.

2013 270

Social Task Management – When Social Business Got Down to Work – #e2conf Highlights

Elsua

Social networking with a clearer than ever business purpose: that is, empower employees to become smarter at what they already do at work, with perhaps a lot less effort involved altogether! The New Challenge for Social Business.

2012 213

Reflections from 2011 – A World Without Email – The Documentary

Elsua

And that basically means that I have consistently gone down on the amount of incoming corporate emails year in year out. And that, basically, means that in Year 4 of reporting progress the average of corporate email I’m receiving on a weekly basis is now down to 16 emails per week.

Email 260

Dare to Disagree through Critical Thinking

Elsua

In a rather insightful blog post (“ Fear of Freedom “) my good friend Euan Semple quotes: “ Our old worlds of corporate stability are crumbling – the job for life, status and authority from a fixed place in the hierarchy, individual certainty at the price of loss of soul.

2012 226

#betreat12 Communities of practice and learning

Jenny Connected

This was an ‘Ah-ha’ moment for me because last year I had difficulty relating to the cultural context and work on communities of practice done by the large corporate organisations represented at BEtreat11. And then recently when Etienne and Bev spoke to the FSLT12 MOOC , Bev caught me on the hop when she challenged me to explain what I meant by my blog post and I realised that I hadn’t thought this through clearly enough and wasn’t able to articulate what I meant.

Sydney Social Media Course – 3 Days with Laptop

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

This 3 Day Social Media course in Sydney is a mix of lecture, group challenges and computer based exercises (bring your own laptop or use ours ). Sydney social media course 2013. Walk away with a social media strategy, campaign, tools. Small classes, bring your laptop.

2013 264

Enterprise Microblogging Use Cases: Help Reduce Your Inbox Clutter!

Elsua

“ Both of them are worth while reading through, as they would help folks out there get some further insights on how microblogging / microsharing is taking the corporate world by storm at the moment, and we are just getting started with it all!

Productivity Tips on Presentations: Inform, Inspire and Motivate

Elsua

One of the things that I am enjoying the most about the impact of the Social Web in our businesses is its innate ability to keep humanising the corporate world and be capable of getting away with it with little effort.

2012 217

How Social Networking Can Improve Work Meetings

Elsua

Just like 5 years ago I started challenging the status quo of corporate email with the “ A World Without eMail ” movement, I think this week it’s a good time to start its follow-up: Life Without Meetings. .

2013 269

This Is *Your* Ninth Day – Humanise Work #CAWW

Elsua

The massive, and rather drastic, change from having worked for the last 17 years in one of the largest IT corporations out there (IBM) to running your own business, on your own, can be quite something.

2014 189

Always say yes to grad students: an interview about virtual teams

Endless Knots

" This interview was for her final dissertation, "The Challenges of Virtual Project Management," enabling her to graduate from Tampere, following her spending time as an exchange student at Portsmouth University in the UK. Once that began, geography became less the definer of co-workers than purpose, which brought disparate people together regardless of who they were working for. What are the main difficulties and challenges of running virtual projects nowadays?

From Adaptation into Engagement by Luis Suarez

Elsua

So, instead of driving the adoption of middle managers from the European Commission, we talked about business purposes and how social technologies could act as a rather valuable and unprecedented enabler towards achieving a certain number of goals. So when looking into a business purpose or problem to tackle with the emergence of Social Business employee disengagement is just as good for them as for everyone else. Language matters.

2014 180

Giving Up Control in the Era of Open Business

Elsua

People who can disrupt the system from the inside out strongly enough to provoke a stir and continue to challenge the status quo.

2013 201

One Month Anniversary on the New Job as Lead Social Business Enabler

Elsua

The challenges, as well as the opportunities, are just so different , yet so rewarding. The interesting thing though would be to figure out whether OCM would eventually manage to help commoditise and industrialise Social / Open Business in a corporate environment.

2013 236

Let The Next Adventure Begin – The What Next (The System of Me)

Elsua

After 17 long years working in the largest corporate IT environment there is out there at the moment, and having had a blast all along, it’s now time for me to embrace both the unknown and the uncertain: to become an independent, a free spirit, a solopreneur , a provocateur of sorts , a change agent, a free radical, an outrageous and true optimist hippie 2.0 And, somehow, in whatever form or shape, I quite enjoy both the challenge and the opportunity of being part of it. .

2014 211

Transforming the Workplace with Radical Management by Steve Denning

Elsua

Plenty of folks have been talking about the consumerisation of IT and the corporate world for that matter, and yet what we are seeing, more and more often, is the industrialisation of what we once knew as social networking (sites).

2012 206