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.

Engineering Life Work Integration

Elsua

When we all know that happy employees are the ones who produce the better outcomes : happy customers. Innovation Knowledge Management Learning Life Personal KM Social Enterprise Work Life Integration

Becoming a Successful Socially Integrated Enterprise – The Long Journey

Elsua

Enabling early adopters to lead your change initiatives. Why are we embarking in such a journey to become a successful Socially Integrated Enterprise in the first place? People argue that it is easier to change an individual that to change the system and that may be right.

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Adaptation: The Key to Become a Socially Integrated Enterprise

Elsua

You would want to figure out whether you can apply some of your already existing day to day use cases, i.e. your tasks and activities to a new mentality, a new mindset, a new set of behaviours with a not too steep learning curve, so impact of change would still be meaningful.

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Badgeville Integrates with IBM Connections

Portals and KM

Recently I spoke with Chris Lynch about their integration with IBM Connections. He said that one of the biggest challenges in implementing enterprise social tools is changing old behaviors and I would agree. But how do you change 20 years of learned communication behavior?

Change Leadership Challenge 3: Embedding Change

Partnering Resources

This is the third in a series of posts about change leadership. Embed your change in to the fabric of your organization. Going through fire drills for some business trend the CEO read in an airline magazine is frustrating and draining for employees. Meaningful to employees?

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harmon.ie Connect Integrates with SharePoint

Portals and KM

Then, when employees leave the office, the experience can become even more messy and disorganized. Any changes made on one platform immediately become visible on the other. This integration makes a lot of sense to me and is consistent with the trends I am seeing across the social platforms I have covered harmon.ie before (see New harmon.ie for Office 2013 Simplifies SharePoint Access in the Cloud and Elsewhere and harmon.ie Mobile Brings SharePoint to the iPad ).

Badgeville Integrates with IBM Connections

Portals and KM

Recently I spoke with Chris Lynch about their integration with IBM Connections. He said that one of the biggest challenges in implementing enterprise social tools is changing old behaviors and I would agree. But the task remains to get people to actually change the way they work and use these tools. But how do you change 20 years of learned communication behavior? This sales best practices example is one of the ways that Badgeville integrates with IBM Connections.

Newsgator Integrates Social Software into Core Work Process

Portals and KM

When asked how can NewsGator make social more useful, they were told to integrate it into work processes. This was already happening for some work with their SharePoint integration. This requires changes in the way work is done.

Integrating the Interactions with the Transactions

Portals and KM

I recently read about the Five Top Challenges of Integrating Social Media Data with Business Applications by Elias Terman on the CTOEdge. And jobs involving the most complex type of interactions—those requiring employees to analyze information, grapple with ambiguity, and solve problems—make up the fastest-growing segment.”. Culture will change as  a result of the pervasive use of social tools. 

Traction Team Page 5.1 Integrates Project Management Capabilities

Portals and KM

Traction Announces New Integrated Micro-blogging and Solid Revenue Growth for 2008 ) and continue to respect their accomplishments. Now Traction is always been about supporting business, but it is now even more explicit with its current integration of project management capabilities.

It’s All About Work Life Integration; It’s All About You!

Elsua

Because, in my own experience, it’s not about striking a good work life balance, but eventually it’s all about Work Life Integration. Well, it starts with that concept I mentioned at the beginning of this post: it’s all about Work Life Integration!

The Call to Adventure – On Doing What You Love

Elsua

and which pretty much describes that inner urge from each and everyone of us of “ becoming the change”. And whenever that happens, it’s time to move on and become the change, because, eventually, it’s not the final destination what really matters, but the actual journey.

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There Can Be No Resilience Without Transformation

Elsua

That’s actually one of the reasons why I haven’t been actively sharing content across, but I have been observing how my networks have been interacting during that week, without me, and, interestingly enough, things have changed quite a bit and not sure it’s for the better.

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Notes on CCS105 Bayer MaterialScience - Integrating IBM Connections and Microsoft Technologies

Michael Sampson - Currents

Bert Oberholz and Cindy Schlebusch from BMS are talking about BMS's implementation of Connections, and the integration with Microsoft technologies. Global organization - 113,000 employees, in 291 subsidiaries. plan for 2012 - Bayer-wide availability, integration with SharePoint, and Connections 4 late in 2012. integration challenges: -. integrating Profiles. Need some changes from IBM. -.

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What’s Your Purpose?

Elsua

On the other hand, there are also plenty of other great purposes for which people/organisations have pretty much nailed their efforts into becoming a Socially Integrated Enterprise. Efficiency has never been a good friend of Change and Transformation programmes.

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.

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Building a Solid Library of Use Cases

Elsua

If you have got a chance to influence both behaviours and mindset you will have a great opportunity to witness your own change initiatives succeed n the long term. Collaboration Communities Employee Engagement Enterprise2.0

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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.

2012 89

How Twitter changed to include everyone

Endless Knots

jlipnack Mega thx to @panklam @isaacgarcia @clarashih @billives AND THE BRILLIANT AUDIENCE for #e2conf21 How Twitter Changes Everything!     theRab [link] - #e2conf21 panelists @jlipnack @panklam @isaacgarcia @clarashih @billives #e2conf How Twitter changes everything?!

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Never Underestimate the Power of Education and Enablement

Elsua

’ question); d) Insert a success story from a fellow colleague (one of the champions, for instance, since they have already changed the way they themselves work) where he/she can explain how they do it, so that people can relate to it with a real story.

2016 186

IBM’s Client Experience Jam Is Now History

Elsua

Yes, I know, this time around, and contrary to other Jams in the past, IBM conducted this one for IBM employees only. Something as exciting, as complex and as tough as changing our core values that have been guiding IBM over the course of the last few decades.

2013 274

How the Client Experience Defines the New ROI of Social Business – Finally, A New KPI in the Making

Elsua

To me, we are witnessing the unique opportunity of not only going more in-depth into the overall value proposition of Social Business, but perhaps re-define a new KPI around the client experience which, more and more, gets defined itself by the overall employee experience. How things have changed since then …. These provide the opportunity to truly change your business through the digital transformation. Happy employees = happy customers.

2014 198

Changing the Way People Find Experts at CEMEX, Luis Garza (Social Connections V, Zurich)

Michael Sampson - Currents

About 44,000 employees. For linking to business processes, integrating SAP worklist items in the Activity Stream. Roadmap for social business - one direction is to integrate internal and external collaboration tools to core apps. Luis Garza from CEMEX is talking about how people now find experts at CEMEX. Some notes: 1. Luis started by showing a video about how bringing ideas together improves current practices at CEMEX. CEMEX is a global building company.

2013 122

Working Out Loud with Google Plus – Part Deux

Elsua

Mainly, because we just don’t feel comfortable and open enough to think AND act different; to shift and change our very own behaviours and mindset; to show how vulnerable and limited we all are, after all, as we move on and transition into “ Knowledge SHARED is power ”.

2014 257

Work Stream #1 – Learning Is the Work

Elsua

Some of those clients have been small, medium businesses up to 1,000 employees and some other clients from major big corporations with over 40 or 50 thousand employees (or above, up to 100k). Collaboration Communities elsua Employee Engagement Enterprise2.0

2016 164

The Inside Scoop on the International Association of Business Communicators Conference

Partnering Resources

I was delighted to see IABC advocate for integrity. If not, it’s time to make a change. She cited BJ Fogg at Stanford University, who advocates for making small, incremental adjustments in habits and practices in order to create change. Employee Engagement

2017 163

My New Cheese – Lead Social Business Enabler for IBM’s w3 and www Connections

Elsua

Yes, I know you all know what I mean… that kind of change. Indeed, an openly Socially Integrated Enterprise. Collaboration Communities Employee Engagement Enterprise2.0 This is it! The moment of truth! The wait is over. The long hiatus of silence is now a thing of the past.

2013 262

The Future of Work by 2020

Elsua

Collaboration Communities Employee Engagement Enterprise2.0 Fascinating topic, don’t you think? And here we are, still in 2013, and already thinking about what the workplace of the future would be like by 2020.

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How Procter & Gamble Got Employees to Use Social Networking at Work - CIO.com - Business Technology Leadership

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Rate yourself in change leadership, strategy, customer focus and more. Subscription Services » Reprints » ); Practice Made Perfect How Procter & Gamble Got Employees to Use Social Networking at Work Procter & Gamble drove adoption of social networking tools by integrating them with existing with work processes. tools into a single platform to unlock weak and potential ties—employees with common goals or interests who have little to no contact.

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The Downsides of Freelance Work

Elsua

It helps you to constantly question AND challenge what you do, to confirm whether we feel we are on the right track, whether we have made the right decisions, or whether we need to perform a number of different changes before we move on.

2016 158

From Adaptation into Engagement by Luis Suarez

Elsua

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. How the time for command and control, or micro-managing your employees is a thing of the past. Chief Emergineer, People Enabler and Charter Member of Change Agents Worldwide and a well seasoned Social / Open Business evangelist and 2.0 Collaboration Communities Employee Engagement Enterprise2.0

2014 180

The Social Enterprise – Welcome to the Era of Intrapreneurship!

Elsua

While the various institutions I work with provide me some degree of support, their infrastructure and processes are geared to support their full time employees, not part-time professionals and contractors.

2011 264

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

Elsua

The number of followers hasn’t changed much in over a year tanking in, pretty much, at 12,250 followers, confirming, once again, no-one ever reads Twitter anymore, nor checks it on a regular basis, because vast majority of people still haven’t unfollowed me accordingly after I unfollowed them.

2016 141

10 Strategies for Integrating Learning and Work (part 2)

Delicious/choconancy/communities_of_practice

In my last post I listed ten strategies for integrating learning with work. 10 STRATEGIES FOR INTEGRATING LEARNING AND WORK. Change managers must help build new practices and communities to bring about changes that will make a constructive difference. However, from the perspective of integrating learning and work, social media is a technical platform (like none before it) for sharing, collaborating and communicating while work is being accomplished.

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Why I Fired Myself from IBM

Elsua

Most people may not know this, but back in June 2005, while I was still an IBM Netherlands employee, I got laid off and after having received the well-known compensation package I decided that I wasn’t ready, just yet, to leave the company. Chief Emergineer, People Enabler and Charter Member of Change Agents Worldwide and a well seasoned Social / Open Business evangelist and 2.0 elsua Freelancing General Interest IBM Learning Life Open Leadership Work Life Integration

2014 171

Work Stream #4 – Speaking at Client Events

Elsua

Enterprise Social Networking Adoption & Adaption plans: ‘ Once we purchase our very first Enterprise Social Networking platform, how do we get started to sustain our adaptation efforts, change plans and activities beyond the One Year Club milestone?

2016 130

Social Connections VI – From Adoption to Adaptation, from Enablement into Engagement, while #WOLWeek Kicks Off

Elsua

An honour to have stuck around for that long doing some pretty amazing things realising that, at some point in time, it was a good time to look for a change, to make yourself redundant, and start your new adventure. What if you would have the means to re-define a new way of working with your fellow colleagues and peers through that very same adaptation to become a successful Socially Integrated Enterprise? Collaboration Communities elsua Employee Engagement Enterprise2.0

2014 172

Gamers – A New Breed of Knowledge Workers in the Making?

Elsua

Those precious 20 minutes will surely change your perception, for the better, about the entire gaming industry. I mean, who wouldn’t want to have, as a business, an employee workforce with all of that amazing talent to perform while at work? I love TED Talks. Really.

2010 227

The new employee connection: Social networking behind the firewall - Computerworld

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Computerworld Daily News (First Look and Wrap-Up) Computerworld Blogs Newsletter The Weekly Top 10 More E-Mail Newsletters The new employee connection: Social networking behind the firewall Corporate social networking is more than an electronic water cooler. Companies may start with the idea of helping employees get to know one another better, but with easier and faster connections among people, cross-division collaboration suddenly happens more naturally, leading to greater innovation. ‹

Share2010 Session: Erica Toelle from InfoShare on "Don't Reinvent the Wheel: An Overview of People Change Management Research as Applied to SharePoint Maturity Model"

Michael Sampson - Currents

Erica Toelle from InfoShare in Seattle WA talked about people change management research as applied to SharePoint maturity. Key points from Erica's talk: Erica will be sharing a series of frameworks on change management, to help with engaging people in organizations about change. Erica's research methodology - went to the local Business School library, and read about 2,000 pages of research on organizational change management.

2010 117

Telligent Releases an Integrated Suite of Collaboration Tools with High Powered Metrics | The AppGap

John Tropea - Delicious Community

This enables you to see how all employees on the system rank in terms of these six contribution factors. Telligent allows enterprises to extend current IT investments with out-of-the-box integration for Microsoft Exchange, Active Directory, SharePoint, LDAP, and more.

This Is What The Circular Economy Looks Like

Elsua

It’ll change completely the way you view things, and the way they, too, see them themselves. It will change your life for good and plenty of your beliefs on what rules the world today and what should be eventually. Innovation Learning Life Metablogging Work Life Integration

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