Change Leadership Challenge 4: Meaningful Employee Participation

Partnering Resources

This is the fourth in a series of posts about change leadership. Previous posts covered active, committed leadership , building a compelling business case , and embedding change. Meaningful employee participation is important during change.

Change Leadership Challenge 2: Compelling Business Case

Partnering Resources

This is the second in a series of posts about change leadership. What motivates you to change? Too often, leaders introduce the rationale for their change efforts in murky terms like, “It will help improve our bottom line” and then expect employees to jump to action.

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Change Happens Through People – Even at Walmart

Alchemy of Change

Part 1 of 4: Marc Gunther just reviewed Force of Change , the story of Walmart’s conversion to sustainable business practices. When the world’s largest public corporation makes any big change, it’s noteworthy. The type of change we seek will vary considerably.

My TEDxRainier Talk on The Soulful Company

Alchemy of Change

This talk will serve as a catalyst to shift my focus here at Alchemy of Change into a place for exploring some of the questions I hope to pique with this talk. The Soulful Company B Corporation corporations drive meaning mission soulful companyI'm excited to share my TEDxRainier talk on "The Soulful Company."

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Large Systems Change: An Emerging Field of Transformation and Transitions

Networking Action

Large Systems Change: An Emerging Field of Transformation and Transitions. Journal of Corporate Citizenship(58). Waddell, S., Waddock, S., Cornell, S., Dentoni, D., McLachlan, M., & Meszoely, G. 2015). In this paper we put forward a theory of large systems … Published Articles

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The Case for Corporate Social Networking

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

The key to achieving success in using a corporate social networking tool is not in the tool, but in the objective behind using the tool. The biggest driver of this change is a more technologyaware workforce which is demanding increasingly consumeri.

Looking for interview partners on innovation in large corporations or government agencies

Net-Map Toolbox

How do mid- to higher level managers in large corporations or government agencies use their formal and informal influence networks to achieve innovation? career coaching case studies Change Management opportunities Organizational Learning personal development Social Networks

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Call for Papers: Large Systems Change, Transformations and Transitions: An emerging field

Networking Action

Call For Papers: The Journal of Corporate Citizenship. Special Issue: Large Systems Change, Transformations and Transitions: An emerging field. NOTE: THERE IS A VERY TIGHT PRODUCTION SCHEDULE. The Editorial Team. This issue is being developed by the GOLDEN Ecosystems Lab … Net Dev

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Blogging and Corporate Hippies by Luis Suarez


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

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The Divine Right of Capital: The Corporation as Feudal Estate

Alchemy of Change

Chapter 3: The Corporation as Feudal Estate. The Principle of Property: Like a feudal estate, a corporation is considered a piece of property — not a human community — so it can be owned and sold by the propertied class. Democracy Good Companies capitalism corporations

Social Media for Training Departments in Companies

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

I was invited to speak on social media in the Enterprise by Cadre eLearning to a group of corporate training people. Training for Corporates is changingCorporate Education Event Online Communities social media social networks Australia corporate training Course Facebook online Training Twitter workshopHere are the slides for them. Training departments and social media. View more presentations from Laurel Papworth. The diagrams I used are on Flickr.

Zadek on Business, Sustainability and Incremental Versus Disruptive Change

Networking Action

Simon Zadek is a leading thinker about paths of change that truly respond to the sustainability challenge. He is founder of AccountAbility (although left), and works with numerous academic, corporate and governmental entities; 80% of his time is spent … Blog Change GOLDEN zadek

People Powered Change needs ppchange communications

Social Reporter

The launch of Big Lottery’s People Powered Change, which I wrote about earlier and have just attended, generated the usual mixed reaction online and in the room from romantics, boosters and critics. For People Powered Change to succeed, it needs People Powered Communications.

Enterprise: List of 40 Social Media Staff Guidelines

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

I’ve done a few press (radio, print) interviews this week re: Telstra so I thought I should have another look at how Enterprise, Government, Corporates, Not for Profits are handling the fact that their staff are members of social networks too. .

Change Management for Digital Transformation – my Keynote at the Digital Workplace Conference 2016

Michael Sampson - Currents

It was a great privilege to be able to speak at the conference, especially on the topic of change management for digital transformation, an area I have focused on for most of the past decade. slides 15-16) there are various names applied to these changes, and one commonality is that “tec(h)” is central to them all. slides 17-22) digital transformation is about digital-enabled change, and it has direct and indirect effects.

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In Frankfurt Enterprise 2.0 = Organizational Change & People Challenges

21st Century Organization

e20s was a management rather than technology conference, with organizational impact and change the elephant in the room. Outstanding corporate presentations from: TMobile - Dr. Frank Schönefeld , Chief Technology Officer, T- Systems Multimedia Solutions GmbH, Germany.

Corporate Communications: Talk or Tell?

Governance in a Networked World

The dictionary throws up definitions like “…a document or message imparting views, information etc.”; “the science or process of conveying information especially by electronic or mechanical means…”; which in the world of corporate communications, its all about crafting and sending the message.

Changing the world of work: it takes a network

Patti Anklam

My network of folks who are not part of corporate enterprises were there all the time, an emergent learning enterprise of hugely scaleable value. I joined too late to provide an essay for the inaugural publication: Changing the World of Work.

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The Divine Right of Capital – A Summary

Alchemy of Change

The Principle of Worldview: In the worldview of corporate financial statements, the aim is to pay stockholders as much as possible, and employees as little as possible. Chapter 3: The Corporation as Feudal Estate. Chapter 10: New Citizens in Corporate Governance.

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Trust and Networks

Alchemy of Change

When people trust each other, it’s easier to respond to change in a smart, coordinated way. Similarly, a division of a corporation isn’t autonomous because final say on important matters sits outside, in the parent corporation. Trust makes networks work.

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SXSW Notes: Content As a Means for Social Change

Portals and KM

This is the session on Content As a Means for Social Change led by Biz Stone, CCO/Co-founder, The Obvious Corporation and Brian Sirgutz, SVP, Social Impact, AOL/Huffington Post. As social and Internet entrepreneurs search for ways to effect IRL social change by using online tools and platforms, the focus has been on social media. His life has changed as a result on the need to impact social change. Here is another in my series on SXSW events.

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The Divine Right of Capital: Corporations Are Not Persons

Alchemy of Change

Chapter 11: Corporations Are Not Persons. The Principle of Justice: In keeping with equal treatment of persons before the law, the wealthy may not claim greater rights than others, and corporations may not claim the rights of persons. The issue of corporate personhood has deep roots.

F-Suites for C-Suites: 4 Futures Thinking Toolkits To Help C-Suite Leaders Thrive in a World of Change « emergent by design

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F-Suites for C-Suites: 4 Futures Thinking Toolkits To Help C-Suite Leaders Thrive in a World of Change. The world is changing. Power is the chief means to social change. The Covenant-Formed Base Community: Personal Liberty, Corporate Power, and Cocreativity → 7 Comments.

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If Companies are People, Where’s Their Soul?

Alchemy of Change

One such question that we wrestle with today is whether our Constitution provides corporations the same rights of “personhood&# it grants to real people like you and me. This legal fiction, that corporations are “persons,&# is counter-intuitive to most people. The U.S.

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Grand Circle’s Corporate Leadership for Social Change Blog

Portals and KM

Here is a new blog on leadership from Grand Circle that offers stories and examples of how their leadership principles “helped Grand Circle Corporation grow over 15% per year from a small travel business to a major global company that systematically delivers on its motto to "change people's lives." This just one example of the stories found on the Grand Circle’s Corporate Leadership for Social Change Blog.

The Divine Right of Capital: New Citizens in Corporate Governance

Alchemy of Change

Chapter 10: New Citizens in Corporate Governance. The Principle of Democracy: The corporation is a human community, and like the larger community of which it is a part, it is best governed democratically. Chapter 3: The Corporation as Feudal Estate.

Social Computing Training Is All About Changing People’s Behaviours


On provoking a social change both inside and outside of the corporate firewall and using the social tools as what they have been all along: just enablers!

Apple Goes Corporate - BusinessWeek

Michael Sampson - Currents

Peter at BusinessWeek looks at Apple's move into the corporate market , lead by the widespread adoption of the iPad: ". the iPad faces little competition among corporations such as financial services and pharmaceutical firms. That has helped set the stage for Apple’s Mac computer to make its own inroads in the corporate world. “We The real threat to the corporate-technology industry is if Apple decides to pursue the market more aggressively. ".

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SEC Climate Change Disclosure 10-k Race Opens 2012

21st Century Organization

It’s ironic that the SEC’s 2010 interpretation of a previous Climate Change 10-k Disclosure ruling of the material impacts to a business is equivalent to a 10k foot race. An excellent panel discussion – SEC Climate Change Disclosure Requirements and what you need to know took place in late November at Baruch’s Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity. The panelists painted a landscape of conflicting behaviors from all stakeholders interpreting climate change impacts.

Techy lunch in the City shows community spirit of corporate lawyers

Social Reporter

They have offices in One New Change , the big shopping and restaurant complex across the road from St Pauls. City of London Corporation – and Things to Do.

Green Chameleon » Corporate Alzheimers

Green Chameleon

When major changes are required, it’s again on the scale of decades, and there’s never enough documented context to recall the rationales for why particular decisions were made in particular ways. And this can have important consequences, if changes are made blindly.

Green Chameleon » David Vaine on Corporate Blogging

Green Chameleon

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.

Australia Enterprise: list of business online communities

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

A “top list&# of social networks and online communities for business and corporate. Hoover’s Connect - manage professional network and connect to corporate network (Tagline: Find the people you want to meet through the people you know). Meetup - Look up business,entrepreneur, and social networks based on location ( Tagline: Do something • Learn something Share something • Change something.

Stop Banging Your Tanker Corporate Microclimates

Evolving Web

One would have to think that a distributed system of power on the boat would have resulted in a few key changes. A microclimate is a small area that has differing weather than the surrounding area. Architects often design buildings specifically to avoid or create a microclimate.

Large Systems Change: Producing the Change We Want

Networking Action

Turning point – large systems change: Producing the change we want. Journal of Corporate Citizenship, 2014(53), 5-8. Transformation and large systems change is not something that … Published Articles Waddell, Steve, Hsueh, Joe, Birney, Anna, Khorsani, Amir, & Feng, Wen. 2014). doi: 10.9774/ ma.00003.

College Presidents Blog and Tweet Much More Than Corporate CEO’s

Portals and KM

Nora and Ava Lescault recently published an interesting report, College Presidents Out-Blog and Out-Tweet Corporate CEO’s ?as This needs to change. Nora Ganim Barnes and her colleagues at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Marketing Research.

10 options for implementing a KM strategy

Chris Collison

This is the traditional “someone at the top has said this needs to happen” approach, usually accompanied by a cascade, a change initiative, communications and engagement plan, brown-bag presentations, training programmes, mugs and mouse mats.

The Divine Right of Capital: Wealth Reigns

Alchemy of Change

The Principle of Sovereignty: Corporations assert that they are private and the free market will self-regulate, much as feudal barons asserted a sovereignty independent of the Crown. Economic sovereignty trumps political sovereignty in the corporation.

Learning to Change - Changing to Learn


Last week one of folks I follow in Twitter, John Hovell , shared a link to perhaps one of the most thought-provoking, controversial, enlightening and spot on YouTube video links I can remember since I started getting exposed to social software back in 2002!

Goodbye, Corporate Data Silo; Hello Linked Data

Green Chameleon

Alas, the corporate data silo that we’ve all learned to love and cherish is slipping away. It means profound changes to the way we look at work, relationships, and the enterprise itself. However, the enterprise, cross-enterprise, and cloud-based metadata and semantic data world taking its place means more than just lots of more data available to everyone. Paul Miller provides a summary of Kingsley Idehen’s comments at the recent Linked Data Planet conference in New York.