Social Business in 2013 – A Challenge


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.

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Green Chameleon » When Can You Trust a Knowledge Manager?

Green Chameleon blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about When Can You Trust a Knowledge Manager? If its a tough job being a knowledge manager, it’s an even tougher job to trust them with your organisation’s culture and infrastructure.

KMOL Interview - Luis Suarez on Knowledge Management and Social Computing


A true honour and a privilege, indeed, since the interview was made for the super fine KMOL online resource on Knowledge Management and Organisational Learning. How is the Knowledge Management theory being translated inside organisations?

#LeadWithRespect Meme: a Challenge for 21st Century Management


After all, what could possibly go even more wrong with Leadership (and Management, in general) as it is today, perhaps one of the most profound, deeply routed and unprecedented management and leadership crisis in our entire recorded human history.

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Green Chameleon » Do Knowledge Managers Really Want to Share Knowledge?—Sharing as a Mating Game

Green Chameleon blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Do Knowledge Managers Really Want to Share Knowledge?—Sharing One of the questions asks what KM professional associations should do to support knowledge managers.

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A World Without Email - Year 2, Week 1 (Off to the Next Challenge!)


And so we move forward into the next challenge on my quest of eventually giving up on e-mail at work. To such extent that I am already getting started with year 2 of my giving up on e-mail at work, and thought I would share with you a few words on what lies ahead for me as my next challenge.

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The art of managing knowledge management

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Social Architecture Sustainable KM: The Challenges (Part 3) There Are Only Three Corporate Strategy Diagrams i. ► March (4) What I'm Reading: Late for Work What is Knowledge Architecture (the Short Version). Managers just dont get it.

Is Collaboration Enough for Knowledge Management? « Product Four

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

matter) HOME about my presentations Is Collaboration Enough for Knowledge Management? I’m working to ensure that we move the conversation away from collaboration per se, to what we’re actually trying to achieve - We want to increase the productivity of knowledge work.

Vanity Killed the Social Media Star


Or, better said, it all comes down to, finally, come to terms with the fact that our very own self-importance has managed to destroy Social Media and just leave it at Media , as we become … it. General Interest Knowledge Management Learning Open Business Open Leadership

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Mastering the Art of Collaboration Through Conversation


Now, let’s go back in time, about 17 years ago, when The Cluetrain Manifesto was first published , and let’s have a look into this particular quote from David Weinberger himself about the one main role of knowledge workers, according to him. . Can you have too many conversations at work?

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The Beginning of a New Work Adventure – Joining panagenda!


I can tell you they are an amazing team of rather talented, gifted, very helpful and knowledgeable folks doing some pretty mind-blowing things while helping organisations transform the way they work as they join the 21st century.

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Top 10 Tools for Learning 2016


Needless to say it’s been a bit of a challenge as well to try to summarise my own Top Tools List for Learning down to just 10, more than anything else, because of how varied and mixed my very own learning needs and wants have become over the course of the last few years.

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Becoming a Successful Socially Integrated Enterprise – The Long Journey


What’s your purpose? . As you can see, it all starts with asking the ‘ why? ’, that is, the purpose. Can we get to successfully challenge the status quo of how certain things operate?

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Resisting Change – Luddites Unite!


To prove it, they selectively destroyed the machines owned by factory managers who were undercutting prices, leaving the other machines intact’. . culture), from document centric to people centric computing, and, finally, from replacing knowledge (Web) workers (i.e.

2016 186

Never Underestimate the Power of Education and Enablement


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.

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Happiness at Work Starts with #NoeMail


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?

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How Social Networking Can Improve Work Meetings


Specially, when those meetings are not set up by you, but by everyone else, and therefore making you lose the control , once again, in terms of one of the most precious things all of us, knowledge workers, have that we don’t seem to treasure well enough: Time.

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The State of Social Business – A State of Maturity?


The stakes are high, for sure, but so is the passion and excitement about both worlds finally reuniting to strike for a common goal: improve our businesses’ overall performance through meaningful, purposeful, engaged, sustainable and responsible growth.

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Prepping for a Think Tank Presentation

Michelle Laurie

I chose a Think Tank, rather than a standard presentation, because we are only at the start of our understanding…so why not use the knowledge in the room to help advance our collective thinking? Whether there has been progress in advancing solutions toward a shared challenge.

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The Perks of Freelance Work


Purpose : It all starts with purpose. With having a purpose, more specifically, whether you are freelancing or working as a full time employee in a firm. That’s what I like the most from the whole exercise: co-create your own purpose with your clients.

2016 153

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


Either way, that’s why I feel it’s probably a good time to move on to the next challenge. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Open Business Personal KM Productivity Tools A-World-Without-Email Life-Without-eMail Thinking-Outside-The-Inbox

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The Downsides of Freelance Work


His response, after a long silence, was something along the lines of ‘ Hang on, but where is the challenge in that? It’s not that difficult, nor challenging, right? . . Freelancing Knowledge Management Learning Open Business Open Leadership

2016 158

Social Business in 2013 – An Opportunity (Open Business)


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. Ever heard of Talent Management or Talent Wars? The opportunity for Social Business in 2013 and beyond is going to start with a challenge.

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The Crisis of Meaning in the Knowledge Workforce


to me, are all part of the knowledge workforce and, if anything, instead of talking about different generations at work, I always tend to think that it is mostly about embracing and facilitating different working styles within the workforce.

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


Which certainly helps me get reminded about a quote that I recently blogged about by Don Tapscott that I think clearly defines the main big challenge ahead for the business / corporate world of the 21st century, very much along the lines of adapt to the new reality or die in the attempt: .

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From Adaptation into Engagement by Luis Suarez


Regardless of the organisation or the management layer. 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. Most people may not realise about this, but middle managers are the social bridges within organisations. Language matters.

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


The challenges, as well as the opportunities, are just so different , yet so rewarding. Organisation Change Management. There will be a need for some re-adjustments, although I don’t know at this point how much and how far or for what purpose.

2013 236

My Harvest from a Think Tank on Assessing Collaboration

Michelle Laurie

The session started with a summary of our initial thinking and was followed by a World Café brainstorm to help further our collective understanding using the knowledge in the room. Don’t get caught in the tangle of terminology between learning networks, knowledge networks, CoPs.

2013 185

Once Upon a Time … the Power of Storytelling for Business


“, that I can certainly recommend everyone reading through it, specially, if you are a public speaker, and, more importantly, if you like storytelling with a business purpose. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Enterprise

The More We DO, the Less Time We Have to REFLECT – Happy New Year 2013!


If interested, go and have a read at “ Social Business in 2013: A Challenge, An Opportunity, A Commitment “ . IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Learning Life Open Business

2013 236

Why Is Knowledge Sharing Important? A Matter of Survival


That man has got plenty of golden nuggets to share around the topics of Knowledge Sharing, Collaboration, Communities, Learning and Enterprise 2.0 Have you checked out one of his most recent blog posts on Why is Knowledge Sharing Important?

The Future of Open Business At Stake


In fact, for vast majority of practitioners social / open business is all about, and just about, collaborating with your peers, although perhaps nowadays with a fancier set of collaborative and knowledge sharing tools. I am pretty much in favour of collaboration and knowledge sharing.

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The Sharing Economy


as perhaps one of the most forward thinking initiatives towards sustainable, social, purposeful and meaningful growth, maybe much deeply inspired by the world of Social Business. “ In the context of real need few people will withhold their knowledge ” by Dave Snowden ).

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Reflections from 2011 – Is Employee Engagement Still a Myth?


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? The challenge is out there for everyone though.

Social Business – *The* Ecosystem


Well, more than anything else, because it’s probably one of the best, most comprehensive reads you will do to find out where Social Business comes from, where we are nowadays and what lies ahead as our next challenge. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Social Enterprise

2012 242

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


There will be other entries that I will be putting together over the course of the next few days sharing along what else I learned throughout the event, but for now, let’s get things started with this one: Social Task Management – When Social Business Got Down to Work.

2012 213

The Fallacy of Social Networking


I even finished it up with a positive, moving forward, flavour that we are at the point of no return, past beyond the tipping point of how the Internet is defining who we are as a society, and what purpose, meaning and focus we bring on to the table with it.

2012 245

Essential Qualities of Open Business Ambassadors


How can you transmit that energy, that enthusiasm, that subject matter expertise, or that purpose and focus on the topic if you are not passionate about it altogether, right? Innovation Knowledge Management Learning Open Business

2013 237

Is Twitter Where Connections Go to Die? – The Unfollowing Experiment – The Follow-Up


highlighting how there may well be other more effective and engaging ways of connecting, learning, collaborating and sharing our knowledge with others, but that we may not have discovered just yet.

2016 141

Productivity Tips on Presentations: Inform, Inspire and Motivate


What can we do to address and fix this current issue that’s managing, rather successfully!, Remember when I mentioned above that People-to-People flavour of conversing and sharing your knowledge, insight and experience across with others, just like they would with you?

2012 217

Dare to Disagree through Critical Thinking


The old world is broken but we can’t see the shores of a new one yet” as perhaps one of the biggest challenges that corporate knowledge workers keep facing in today’s business world.

2012 226

Smart Filtering – On Humanising and Socialising the Web


Eli comes to explain what he has coined, as a growing problem, as “ Filter Bubble “; basically, how we “ don’t get exposed to information that could challenge or broaden our worldview &# any longer when surfing the (Social) Web.

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Reflections from 2011 – A World Without Email – The Documentary


Like I have been saying in a good number of occasions, there are a couple of incredibly good use cases for corporate email to still survive nice and dandy: 1) Managing Calendaring & Scheduling events and 2) Hosting 1:1 confidential, or rather sensitive, conversations in a private manner.

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