10th Anniversary of the OnlineFacilitation Group

Nancy White

When we started, there were very few places to talk about facilitating online groups and communities. Now there are groups springing up all over , and some steadfast old-timers as well. Last week I asked people to share some stories about their involvement with the group.

Groups 130

Organising Knowledge » Why You Need a Taxonomy

Green Chameleon

I have the same approach but in my experience 7 groups… By Tim Suoer great, such a fun United Nations group.

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

John Tropea - Delicious Faciliatation

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. All that would have to change for an accurate Sweet Spot Futures Primer. Log Out / Change ).

2012 75

Data Residency in Office 365 – It’s Complicated

Michael Sampson - Currents

The details such as – this only applies to two groups of customers in 2018: – brand new customers who are creating a brand new tenant based in the Canadian geo; or. From 2019, you will have the option of migrating it to Canada.

2018 116

Linking Files and Notes in Yammer with Office 365 (read SharePoint)

Michael Sampson - Currents

We don’t yet have the ability to use a SharePoint document library in a Yammer Group, but you can create and save Office documents into the Yammer Files tool. Ultimately the files tool should just be the SharePoint document library that’s associated with the Office 365 group of which Yammer is a part as well. These foundational changes will make the replacement of the Yammer Files tool with a SharePoint document library easy-peasy (well, easy-peasy’er).

2017 98

An Early (and Smart) Step Towards “Mainstreaming� Enterpise 2.0

Green Chameleon

In my opinion this reinforces a major trend that I believe will redefine how knowledge work is designed (I wrote about this massive trend and its importance in the Ark Group publication " Making Knowledge Work - The Arrival of Web 2.0 "). . Ross Mayfield, for my cell phone camera last night, explains the changes in this 18-minute video. So, why are these changes important?

2008 100

Adoption Strategy for Office 365 at Merck

Michael Sampson - Currents

Here’s the paragraphs in the announcement about the user adoption approach: Merck is using Office 365 to replace a group of disconnected technologies including Lotus Notes, Sametime, and WebEx, that we had deployed over the years. Our employees are realizing that this change is much larger than just getting a new version of Office or a new email system. In each location we trained a member of the IT staff to act as a change agent.

2015 141

Notes on “Deployment of SharePoint 2013 document, records and collaboration solution at AUT” (Alan Marshall, Stephen McWilliams, Shelley Tasele)

Michael Sampson - Currents

people involved in the project – SharePoint specialists, records management, project management, business group, ICT, subject matter experts (content and process owners), and change management. content migration? Day two of the New Zealand SharePoint Conference is starting.

2014 156

You Arent The Boss of Me! Reactance and Rules

Evolving Web

For this reason, when we make rules or set process, we need to understand that no matter how well we explain these new rules – no matter how great the buy-in from others in the group – there will be those that resent or break those rules. Do you like people to tell you what to do?

2011 173

Collaboration and Culture Analytics: Answering Key Questions During a Merger or Acquisition

Michael Sampson - Currents

However, measuring culture change remains a common goal for analytics. But can your product help the HR manager see changes in staff engagement on a weekly or monthly basis? Does the acquired firm simply migrate their tenant to the tenant of the acquiring firm?

2016 136

Corporate Communications: Talk or Tell?

Governance in a Networked World

I recall many years ago, when working for a large corporation, I was asked to attend a ‘focus group’ being conducted by the corporate communications folks. Corporate Communications could tick the box on another focus group having been ‘communicated to’.

2015 130

Should You Move Your Email To The Cloud?

Portals and KM

This will change everything in workplace IT support from designing workplace information strategies for collaboration, to delivering content experiences to people across channels, to engaging the next-generation workforce to serve customers better. For this reason companies are moving to the “big bang” all at once approach to migration. Migration costs tend to run about.5 Lessons learned include the need to have representatives from all groups in your pilot.

Cloud 192

(Intranet2011) "Evolving an Intranet Team as Intranet Evolves with SharePoint" - Hugh Coughlan, CBA

Michael Sampson - Currents

Key points: - Mid-2008 - 250 authors requesting publication of simple changes. 50-60 change requests per day. Measuring what you're doing each day / week / month, is critical to showing what's changing.

News Updates (July 10, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

These are tools focused on the individual or small groups. Zoho added new capabilities for migrating Microsoft Access databases into Zoho Creator and Reports. " So, what happens when you migrate your database (MDB file) from Microsoft Access to Zoho Creator? Your entire database structure and data are migrated to Zoho Creator and an application is automatically created with Forms (Tables) and Views etc. KM and Enterprise 2.0.

2009 89

Share2010 Session: Michelle Goodwin from AGL Energy on "Waddya Mean I Have to Move All My Content?"

Michael Sampson - Currents

Michelle Goodwin from AGL Energy Limited talked about content migration for a new intranet, especially around getting people involved. Change management (real world), "a structured approach to dragging individuals, teams, and organizations kicking and screaming out of their comfortable world into a new unknown one against their will.". Four groups involved in deciding how to set up SharePoint - took 6 months. For migrating documents and policies, how did you manage volume?

2010 117

Facebook Removal of Fanpages. Community Pages.

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

If you lose one along the way because they changed the rules, you haven’t lost everything. IMMEDIATELY Facebook changed the terms and conditions – Westfield ran something similar and had to get special permisssion. Fanpage vs community vs brand vs groups.

Links of the Quarter: June 2019

How to Save the World

Teaser: Unluckily for us, climate change is not a moral fable, a point [David] Wallace-Wells [author of the much-debated essay The Uninhabitable Earth ] makes but then seems to forget. Climate change is bigger than any individual moral choice.

2019 58

Re-visiting the challenge of networking civil society as Khub closes

Social Reporter

You can recruit some volunteers for different groups, but they need support too. The emphasis on open access and sharing changes where value may reside: so what are the new business models? Because of a change of emphasis in their work, they were looking for a new home for the system. That would be a good demonstration of migration from old to a new organisation-based model. Introducing Lobbi – with bold aims to change politics locally and globally.

2013 153

How Can We Prepare For an Unknowable Future?

How to Save the World

It means dealing with dysfunctional, discordant and unpleasant community members, modelling needed behaviours, showing (not telling) people how to do things, learning to need and want less, learning greater self-awareness, and continuously adapting to ever-changing circumstances.

2019 69

A Complex Predicament: How Our Energy, Economic and Ecological Systems are Connected (repost)

How to Save the World

I am reposting, in their entirety, the ten articles I wrote that were published in SHIFT magazine (which is now on hiatus) between 2013 and 2015, since some of the links have changed and so that my blog contains the full text of these articles (useful for searches etc.)

2016 74

harmon.ie Expands Its Social Email Offering to Include Lotus Notes

Portals and KM

Their new Notes edition now enables Lotus customers, many of whom have deployed SharePoint, to bring SharePoint functionality into the email environment for Notes users, without a costly migration to an all-Microsoft platform. Temporary groups is the main way work gets done now and harmon.ie

Twitter's Golden Egg

Alchemy of Change

This group of users is the goose that laid Twitter’s golden egg – it’s real time information network. We’re also talking about a group of people with the collective power to shape public perception.

Key Differences Between Social and Collaborative Networks

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Collaborative Networks are focused on groups accessing and organizing data into actionable formats that enable decision making, collaboration and reuse. and information migration (how do we make it into a destination?).

News Updates (October 14, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

On Changing Vendors. Linda looks at the issue of changing vendors and products, for various reasons. " The move off Oracle, of course, wasn't trivial -- the majority of the newspaper's databases were under Oracle -- and problems that "could never happen" during the migration happened, but it saved the ailing company more than $100,000. Still, how does a CIO decide when the savings are worth the risk and the time spent researching and migrating of changing technology vendors?

2009 109

Scenarios 2011 to 2022 – Media/Military Complex: New Year Resolve

21st Century Organization

Revolution in fabrication of physical computing (making things), which changes business models for how we buy, uses and store objects. When Fish and Farmland Are Scarce: Yemen and the Horn of Africa -Climate change feeds anarchy in poor societies.

2011 148

2014, The Year That Was


2014 is one of those years that I will be remembering for a good number of different reasons (good and bad, in equal terms), but, mainly, because, if anything, it has been a year of change for myself, both on a professional and personal levels. The business world changes around you.

2014 206

Blog Cases from 2005: Pito Salas on Technology and More

Portals and KM

As his thoughts became more formal, he migrated them from the blog to the web site. They provided Pito with his main way of keeping up with the world, along with email and email news groups.

2005 151

Do we all live on one massive social graph?

Connectable Dots

People have evolved with social and physical walls, borders, and segmented places where people can behave differently or be in different group contexts. We carry this desire to extend, block and retract our connections into our online interactions, so we create filtering, privacy controls and the ability to convene a new group and invite or exclude people. Groups of people have mixed degrees of cluefulness about what to gossip about, and when to be silent.

2007 89

Implementing Wikis in the Age of Enterprise 2.0 at Océ

Portals and KM

This manager wanted to create an internal version of the Wikipedia to share best practices and refine processes in their R&D group. Lots of people in the R&D group use it, if only to read the content. When there was change by someone else, it usually started a conversation over best practices. For example, Samuel set up a section here to share information within the Dutch knowledge management group.

Is Social Business Ready to Face Internet Traffic Jams?


About 2 weeks ago that changed drastically and deteriorated to a rather unbearable level: 5 mbps download and 0.58 so even if I would change ISPs I would still have the same speeds as I have got now.

2012 209

Scenarios 2011 to 2022 – Media/Military Complex: New Year Resolve

21st Century Organization

Revolution in fabrication of physical computing (making things), which changes business models for how we buy, uses and store objects. When Fish and Farmland Are Scarce: Yemen and the Horn of Africa -Climate change feeds anarchy in poor societies.

2011 116

Green Chameleon » Delightful MOMster

Green Chameleon

Their lessons learnt: involve senior management early on in the process; their Dy Secretary gave them some directions; start small but think big; beta version and pilot with key users first; manage change early; engage users early – “designed by you, for you&# ; focus on governance and education; created Intranet Team and writing toolkit. I have the same approach but in my experience 7 groups… By Tim Suoer great, such a fun United Nations group.

2010 116

Links of the Quarter: September 2018

How to Save the World

Another research study concludes it’s too late to prevent runaway climate change , and explores the consequences. For the Rich, the Future of Technology is About Escape: So says Douglas Rushkoff, who was recently wined and dined by a billionaires group.

2018 59

Reality Check 2.0

Collaborative Thinking

The conversation quickly migrated beyond the soft benefits of social collaboration to the hard, measurable benefits businesses need when navigating through tough times. Changing behaviors and getting people to alter their mindset concerning what tools to use has always been a huge barrier in the collaboration space. Business transformation (at least in my head) is more than just changing a process. I love the title "Reality Check 2.0"

2008 116

In Defence of Inaction

How to Save the World

We cannot hope to ‘fix’ these systems through political or economic or legal or educational reform, or putting some more democratically-minded group ‘in control’ of them. Fighting for possession of the steering wheel of a car careering over a cliff cannot produce useful change.

2014 102

Requiem for a Species

How to Save the World

I ‘ve added professor Clive Hamilton’s new book Requiem for a Species: Why We Resist the Truth About Climate Change to my “Save the World Reading List” (retroactively). conception of post-civilization all-weather wear by mary mattingly.

2014 101

Links of the Month: Sunday, June 8, 2014

How to Save the World

Both groups seem to be suffering a bit of a crisis of confidence as the news gets worse (mostly about runaway climate change; most people still seem pretty clueless about the fragility of our economic and energy systems).

2014 88

Enterprise 2.0 Conference Notes: Three Approaches to Social Computing Platforms

Green Chameleon

nGenera - we see the change to enterprise 2.0 The cultural change is the big deal, not the technology. The new generation and globalization will drive this change. Then bring solutions to play once these change issues are worked through. Jive - we have a strong client base - we meet with them constantly to understand problems and challenges - we include clients in our development process - we produce many iterations to incorporate these changes from clients.

Social Media in International Development Podcast: Bill Anderson

Nancy White

This fascinates me because of the work I do for the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), the Food and Agricultural Organization of the UN (FAO) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD, and also a UN organization).

Links of the Quarter: June 2017

How to Save the World

Approaching a Minsky Moment: Nicole & Ilargi update their primer on the financial collapse that is likely to precipitate the collapse of our industrial economy (and the end of affordable energy) long before runaway climate change weighs in full force.

2017 68

News Updates (September 17, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Peter comments on some of the upcoming changes in SharePoint 2010. UtilityCollaboration is divided into several topic groups, some of which will follow the subject matter at the conference. Another set of topic groups will also be released, which will allow utility companies to collaborate freely on specific topics during the conference and beyond. New executive boards make group decisions about Cisco's strategic direction. Who's Bending to Who?

2009 117

News Updates (February 11, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

The hierarchy is essentially an operating committee (11 people) which is the C suite brain, ‘Councils’ that run $10 billion opportunities, ‘Boards’ which run $1 billion opportunities, and ‘Working Groups’ that can support the councils and boards or other transactions within the company. For iPhone and Windows Mobile users, " Sync is a two-way service, you can make changes on your phone or in your Google Account. Mobile Working.

2009 89

News Updates (January 30, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

I wonder if that will change behavior. ". Users can choose from a set of standard colors with the option of changing pen sizes. This new release also supports the migration of security access control (ACL) information between Lotus Notes, Lotus Quickr, and SharePoint (WSS, SPS 2003, and MOSS). Administrators can now centrally manage and modify security on SharePoint 2007 servers, quickly establishing group memberships and permissions. EverNote and Google Notebook.

2009 89