Changing people's attitude toward change

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Filed in Changing behaviour , Collaboration. Collaboration brings with it change and complexity and uncertainty. My first blog is about my experience in managing collaboration and change and an interesting technique - a 10-second test! To pursue my passion for knowledge, narratives, complexity, people, culture, and change, I’ve flown all the way from UK (where I did my MBA) via Mumbai (India, where I am originally from) to Canberra. Let’s change that.

Building Social Business: Connecting, Sharing and Collaborating

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Using social technologies the forming stage is by self selection based on connection and storming and norming is facilitated by sharing - which gets round to performing as a collaborative group. India License. Building Social Business At the intersection of Enterprise 2.0

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The Case for SmOOCs

Jenny Connected

Canada, USA, South America, Africa, Europe, India, the Far East and Australia were all represented and at the time of writing 60 people have accessed the Moodle site within the last 3 weeks. It was interesting to observe this in FSLT12, which was open enough to ensure diversity, but small enough to ensure that ‘cliques’ didn’t form and that there was a very good mix between novice and experienced participants, different ages, disciplines and cultures.

Not Ready to Do What’s Needed

How to Save the World

forms of activism, adapted from the book Deep Green Resistance. The first is that social change happens by moral suasion. The problem with persuasion as a strategy is that it only works on people who can be relied upon to act from their position after their minds have been changed.

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Mapping a community – easy and not-so-easy

Learning Alliances

Here is a world map showing where KM4Dev members are from: If you are a member of KM4dev you can have a look for yourself, as membership changes and the screen-shot above is now out of date:

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IBM Global CMO Study: Highlights

Portals and KM

IBM found that these CMOs “painted a picture of a marketing landscape in the midst of major changes.  IBM reported that while Investments in IT have long been the domain of the CIO, this is changing as CMOs increasingly impact IT investments in our changing social and digital world. Finally, shifting demographics are occurring around the world from the expanding middle class in India to the rising proportion of Hispanics in the US.


The Case for Corporate Social Networking

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

One of our clients, India First Life, uses the intranet to communicate with fifty thousand agents who are not employees, but are the people actively selling their insurance and financial products.

Blog Cases from 2005: Gautam Ghosh on Management

Portals and KM

At that time he was a human resource, training & organizational development professional located in Bangalore, India. Gautam was no longer posting for himself anymore.having a readership (however small), and a knowledge of this readership, changed his objectives. There were a few changes he made in the blog template that sometimes messed up his formatting but there has been nothing significant as he continued his blogging. 

What is Collaboration?

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

That “something to be created” depends on the type of work we do, but common forms are a document that argues a position (for an academic), a proposal for a client (for a sales manager), a report for the executive team (for a manager), a new product for a particular group of customers (for a product development team), a two-day conference (for an event management company), or some alternative variation from a multitude of possibilities. India. ??. ??. Free shipping on all orders.*.

HR Magazine - Exclusive: Google research heralds arrival of the human systems director

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Personnel manager, human resources director and chief people officer - over the years the changing title of those responsible for people policy in organisations has reflected the increasingly strategic nature of the role. If businesses dont change, though, they will face the consequences. She begins her day at 7am with a virtual meeting for an outsourcing project shes working on with a freelance team in India, conducted on her mobile phone on her way to the office. Features.

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Social Network Sites: Definition, History, and Scholarship

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

We then present one perspective on the history of such sites, discussing key changes and developments. While networking is possible on these sites, it is not the primary practice on many of them, nor is it what differentiates them from other forms of computer-mediated communication (CMC).

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Conspicuous, but not Consuming | GOOD

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

This may change with age, but the comparable activity of older people on other sites indicates it may not: the fastest growing demographic on Facebook is users over 35. Like cell phones in India, social networking will have a tremendous impact in the developing world.

Harnessing the power of informal employee networks

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The McKinsey Quarterly Home McKinsey & Company McKinsey Global Institute Help [+] Log In Register close Register Member Center The McKinsey Quarterly is the business journal of McKinsey & Company. Register now for immediate access to hundreds of articles. First time here? Read our Quarterly Basics. Forgot Password?

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Linking research to policy – my new project

Michelle Laurie

I will have the opportunity to work with research institutes in Nepal, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka (to start) on sustainable development issues in the urban sector. I would love your feedback as its still in draft form. Did the research lead to a change?

Links for the Month: September 30, 2012

How to Save the World

But I sense that for others there is a sense of sadness that they can’t persuade me to join their particular modestly world-changing project. There will be that form in the grass. A portrait of the old man as an artist (me, taken by Nancy White ).

On Twitter and in the Workplace, It's Power to the Connectors - Rosabeth Moss Kanter -

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

This changes the nature of career success. Wherever teamwork across positions is desirable, natural connectors who instinctively reach across divides to form relationships get the plum jobs, on small sports teams as well as in large companies. Posted by Mark Drapeau November 16, 2009 11:34 PM When I first encountered corporate politics after college, I turned to Change Masters for guidance.


Why people participate in online communities

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Elder) - On his way to leaving the community, perhaps to another community due to a particular change in the community or personal choice Power Law of Participation According to Ross Mayfield : “The vast majority of users will not have a high level of engagement with a given group, and most tend to be free riders upon community value. Therefore it’s important for online communities to allow users to form friendships easily and encourage a high level of interaction between users.

Internet Evolution - Executive Clan Editor's Blog - Social Net-Based Onboarding Boosts Productivity

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Terry Sweeney IQ Crew Friday April 23, 2010 4:18:55 PM no ratings Login to Rate Good point about the nomenclature, which is all that really seems to have changed. Is the idea to form a Ning group or some such?

Twitter as Search Engine or Community Seed

Nancy White

I leave you with this: An ounce of chocolate contains about 20 mg of caffeine… recr : @MortgageChick They say it takes 21 days for a ‘change’ to become a habit. Climate change gave me on the first page a lot of links and serious tweets about the issue.

The Power Of Pull: Joi Ito And Yossi Vardi Have Pull, And So Can You (Book Excerpt)

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Seasoned as he was, Joi wasn’t prepared for what happened the first time he visited India. Only by setting sail for India did Columbus find America. But in a world characterized by more unpredictable change, simple access has diminishing value.

Tethys Solutions Moves Business Process Automation into Enterprise 2.0

Portals and KM

is changing the paradigm here and Tethys Solutions is a prime example. Tethys Solutions was founded in 2003 and the name comes form the Greek goddess of water. They have an R&D center in India and their main sales office is in San Jose.

10 Community Manager Responsibilities that Don't Involve Twitter.


These are leads that click a link, go to the site, and fill out a form or call. So we have the 100 visitors, and out of those we have 15 people filling out a form or calling, 15% of them will convert. HR india April 6, 2010 at 1:01 am Que peut bien faire ton père ?

A tasty intro to digital – Tea, Toast and T’Internet

Social Reporter

Quotes from residents: I was never interested in learning about computers and always thought I’d stick with pen and paper but the demo of tablets has changed my mind. From this, an idea formed: why can’t technology become more human, rather than humans having to adapt?

Green Chameleon » Dead KM Walking

Green Chameleon

Obviously i am talking about State Bank of India having corporate centre in india. On the more elective side: rather like making an egg consumable, there may be only a few ways to prepare an egg in any certain given form (e.g. 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.

Seven Steps to Graphing Your Facebook Strategy

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Because it isn’t really the technology that’s novel… rather it’s the change in human behavior brought about by the Feed that is so new and interesting. When technology changes behavior, that’s when you know you’ve made a real breakthrough. Facebook Platform Anatomy diagram courtesy of Yee Lee However, the environment in which these apps live is maturing and changing rapidly. Orkut is big in Brazil & India, but not in the US.

Social Software Is Not Enough - The BrainYard - InformationWeek

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Individuals have both explicit and implicit roles that have been played for years, making those worn grooves difficult to change. Some form of community management. InformationWeek India. Light Reading Light Reading India Light Reading Mobile. Login | Register | Membership Benefits. COMMENTARY. WHITEPAPERS. SLIDESHOWS. VIDEOS. EVENTS. ABOUT. BRAINYARD COMMENTARY. ABOUT THE AUTHOR. Rachel Happe.

34 More Ways to Build Your Own Social Network

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

AlstraSoft, Blogtronix, Boonex, Broadband Mechanics, DZOIC, phpFox, PHPizabi, Telligent, Web Scribble Solutions, and Webligo form the minority that provide non-hosted solutions (although Blogtronix and Broadband Mechanics provide software as a service, or SaaS, solutions as well, and others might be willing to locally install their traditionally hosted platforms). Want to change a user template or update an image?

Monitor: Better ways to collaborate | The Economist

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Based on protocols that were created long before the internet took its current form, e-mail continues to thrive for two reasons. ”, a book on the subject. ); Yet despite recurrent complaints that “e-mail is broken”, little seems to change.

Competitive advantage from better interactions

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

These "tacit" activities—involving the exchange of information, the making of judgments, and a need to draw on multifaceted forms of knowledge in exchanges with coworkers, customers, and suppliers—are increasingly a part of the standard model for companies in the developed world. They are typically a companys most highly paid workers and make huge contributions to its competitive prospects in a fast-changing global business landscape.

Are Collaboration Killers Roaming Your Halls? - The BrainYard - InformationWeek

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

The early adopters/innovators are the ones willing to jump in when things are unclear and not yet formed. If you provide "mini-wins" (or from psychology, ways for people to step thru "mini-confirmations") that show theyre on the right path, then you wont have a change-management problem on your hands. For those interested in participating in my "gaming meets the enterprise" experiments on Xbox Live, fill out the gaming experiment form (

Collaboration - Mapping the value of employee collaboration - Organization - Strategic Organization - The McKinsey Quarterly

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Competitive advantage from better interactions Creation nets: Getting the most from open innovation Loosening up: How process networks unlock the power of specialization The future of the networked company Organization Change Management Strategic Organization Talent Strategy Globalization Innovation Strategic Thinking Premium Membership Already a Quarterly member?

Links of the Month: July 24, 2012

How to Save the World

John Michael Greer writes eloquently about this in a recent post about how those with power today only really have veto power, the power to prevent change. The result being stasis, power gridlock, with no group able to bring about change, or respond effectively to new crises.].

Civilization Systems: How would hunter-gatherers run the world? (pssst. They Do!)

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

More importantly an additional problem relating to scalability of biological altruism and loss of related forms of proximity. All of that changed who we are, changed the path of the human race. to the use of GMO's in rural India.

Oldie but goodie: "CompuServe's Intranet Forum"

Endless Knots

Alistair Bruce: Trying to cause change by forcing the business case will fail.   Even CompuServe has changed its name to CSI, CompuServe Interactive.  Jessica Lipnack: Every time you run a forum, your group forms a temporary virtual team. He said that someone had found that it is more difficult for the human brain, to assimilate, remember and analyse text and data presented on a computer, than it is in print form.

Links (and Top Tweets) for the Week: May 30, 2009

How to Save the World

We don't need to learn or practice anything or change at all, just come with empty hands and see. It is a form of self-hypnosis. It is a well known phenomenon which has been practised for thousands of years in India —Mantra Yoga it is called.

Robert Muller (1923-2010): A truly happy man

Endless Knots

Humanity is evolving toward a coherent global form best described by the metaphor of a human brain; each person, young or old, able-bodied or handicapped, is an important neuron in the emerging planetary brain that is constituted by the myriad “networkings” among people. From the moment you have recognized both your entity, and being part of the total human family and universe, from that time you will change and the world will change. Networking is a form of happiness.

'Not a Site, but a Concept': Tapping the Power of Social Networking - Knowledge@Wharton

John Tropea - Delicious Community

According to Li and other speakers at the conference, too few companies study how people actually interact with the web and utilize online collaborative tools, yet much of todays Internet revolves around individual users, the content they create, the communities they form and the transactions they choose. Then you can decide what you want to accomplish, plan for how your relationship with your customers will change, and finally decide what social technology to use."

5 Predictions for the Future of Collaboration - The Platform

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

The Platform Opinions and Insights from Cisco Join the Conversation The Platform Collaboration Data Center Networks DigItAll Consumer DigMediaRev Ecolibrium Healthcare Industry Insights High Tech Policy Innovation Mobility SP360: Service Provider Virtual Worlds Web Experience Cisco Featured Posts Recent Posts President Clinton’s Message on Earth Day: Tackling Climate Change is about Good Economics! These groups will form dynamically to achieve a shared outcome.

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

They are well-read, andmost of them know that climate change and other social andenvironmental threats are real. Let-Self-Change & Self-Experimentation. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays. In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works.

Chris Corrigan " Going deep into Open Space

John Tropea - Delicious Faciliatation

I have been doing community development work in India for some time now and have been using a range of facilitation techniques that are part of the art of hosting family… i am still a beginner but everything you say about open space rings true… Spending a long time in a community, i think, helps to nurture a really different perspective on things like open space and facilitation… even ‘workshops’ or ‘gatherings’ in general.