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Change Leadership Challenge 5: Use Networks for Change

Partnering Resources

This is the fifth in a series of posts about change leadership. Previous posts covered active, committed leadership , building a compelling business case , embedding change , and meaningful employee participation. “I’ll Covert influencers can make or break a change process. Image from

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Literature Review: Improving Work Practices in Times of Change

Collaborative Thinking

The idea is to become comfortable with the purpose of a Review and leverage prior work done on the annotated bibliography completed earlier.

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Forrester: Mobile Apps Will Change the IT Market and Drive Software Innovation

Portals and KM

This second wave of innovation will leverage cloud-based services. Forrester has issued a new report, Mobile App Internet Recasts The Software And Services Landscape: App Innovation On Phones Will Spread To Cars, Appliances And Entertainment by John C. McCarthy. Apple has over. I was pleased to receive a review copy of the report.  

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Group Process Design Principles in Times of Turbulance

Full Circle Associates

I have found myself pointing to Donella Meadows’ “ Leverage Places: Where to Intervene in a System ” more and more these days.

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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. support.

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Funders Can Change the World

Hildy Gottlieb

This 25 minute podcast unpacks layer upon layer of the forces that can move foundations to create more significant social change.

Primer on Organization Network Dynamics & Analysis

Partnering Resources

The new NTL Handbook of Organization Development and Change features thirty-four chapters designed to help leaders and practitioners bring about meaningful change in organizations. Critical connectors : the five to ten percent of nodes in a network that have disproportionate influence over the whole and how to leverage them.

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How to Serve Government A Shitstorm Online #SocialMedia #Auspol #LGBT

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

For social change. Leverage new facts – so people can keep repeating the core message in new ways. And then it didn’t.

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Yammer: Better for Teams

Michael Sampson - Currents

The changes are part of an ongoing effort to make Yammer better for teams – those focused on projects and initiatives – as opposed to more loosely defined groups or communities of interest / practice. The Office Team announced another round of improvements to Yammer.

Organization Next: Managing the Networked Workspace

Collaborative Thinking

The type of agility necessary to achieve breakthrough levels of innovation and growth will rely on people and the ability of the organization to leverage the network of relationships that inter-connect them. Don’t miss these webcast takeaways: How should my organization position and ready itself for change? Commentary In The News

How To Get The Content Advantage

Ken Carroll

Leverage For Your Business. It's the content that builds brands and changes minds. Content is where the leverage for your business lies.

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Social media training on Foursquare Google Plus Pinterest Facebook Training for June and July 2012

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Perhaps the biggest threat and opportunity with Google Plus is how it will change search online. Session Details . Set up Circles and Sparks.

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Thinking about systems change practices - letting go

John Tropea - Delicious Community

But in reality, it is always about change. Changing practices or habits. Changing our perspectives. Look at that lovely tension.

Design Considerations For Enterprise Social Networks

Collaborative Thinking

conference, attendees heard from companies like GE, Nike, and Virgin America shared how they are leveraging an enterprise approach towards social collaboration. Also, speakers in sessions throughout the event frequently identified the need for organizations to invest in change management and adoption practices. Work and personal value.

Challenges of Social Business in the Workplace


What advice (or insight) can you share about utilising social tools to leverage workplace learning? Chief Emergineer, People Enabler and Charter Member of Change Agents Worldwide and a well seasoned Social / Open Business evangelist and 2.0 That’s right! Who knew, right? So, what were the questions you may be wondering, right? Daily.

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DomainPatrol Social for IBM Connections

Michael Sampson - Currents

DomainPatrol Social is an uber-admin toolkit for working with, managing, and leveraging content in IBM Connections, providing capabilities not available out-of-the-box in Connections. – Moving files between users, with transparent changes in ownership. – Merging user profiles, for handling changes in staff types.

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Theorizing On Network Ties & Structures

Collaborative Thinking

Simmel, Granovetter, Burt, and others) that leveraging relations are an essential means for people to locate information, solve problems, find jobs, etc. Even the networks we are looking at will change over time and space – causing the structure and behaviors within the graph to change as well. Research has also show (e.g.,

Towards A More Participatory Culture: Enterprise Q&A

Collaborative Thinking

Below are several questions you might want to ask yourself if you are looking into this topic: Where should the question get published to maximize the change of getting a applicable answer? If activity streams are leveraged, is posting a question into a stream cluttered with lots of other items vying for attention the right approach?

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Why We Can't 'Afford' to Prevent Climate Change

How to Save the World

BLOG Why We Can't Afford to Prevent Climate Change. They also produce an addiction to debt (for most of us, total assets have doubled in the last forty years, but that increase has been totally financed by debt -- net worth hasn't changed at all, so the 'wealth' is all illusory). G rowth is unsustainable. Period. It merely decelerates.

Fundraising and outreach in a changing economy


As I learned from several presenters over the course of the conference, it's more important now than ever for organizations to set themselves apart, leverage people's preferences and interests, and deeply connect with their constituency. Organizations will have to change the way they do business, no matter what. convio. fundraising

Training in structures that support humanity

Chris Corrigan

Skills include the technical skills needed to do the job as well as adaptive skills needed to be able to respond to changing conditions.

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Social Skills Growing in Importance

Michael Sampson - Currents

There’s an interesting chart in the article, too, which plots the change in employment for people across four combinations of analytical and social skills. Writing on HBR, Nicole looks at how technology is making social skills more important. And jobs characterized by routine work have continued to decline.

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rPath Supports the New Dynamic and Cloud-based Vision for IT

Portals and KM

I recently spoke with Jake Sorofman, CMO at rPath , to get his perspective on these changes. Traditionally, operations views change as evil.

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Sharing our inspiration from the Learning Technologies conference with links to all our liveblogs

Joitske Hulsebosch

I was very much interested in their ideas about whether technology changes the work of instructional designers? Is that typical Dutch?

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Diebold on Re-Imagining Effective Work: Executives Don’t Have to Work Out of Head Office

Michael Sampson - Currents

In Re-Imagining Effective Work I look at how new technology enables a change in not just work practice, but also organizational structure, organizational culture, and even business model. Various Microsoft tools could also be leveraged to assist with in-firm innovation). That’s because many don’t work there. The result?

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Dealing with your slaves and seeing the world

Chris Corrigan

There is no simple solution, there is a frustrating degree of progress and even large shifts in public consciousness (think land mines or climate change) are met with initial enthusiasm but later are eroded by commercial or power interests that have a stake in the status quo and way more influence than activists. So what to do?

2014 17

Connections are Different than Relationships

Alchemy of Change

But the relationship database tools now available create a window to change those dynamics again. That line is their relationship. Figure 1.

Social Media Club of Boston 5th Anniversary Celebration: The Evolution of Social Business

Portals and KM

The discussion now is how to leverage the network of people. He said we will see a change in how organizations are structured. Home improvement changed in the 80s to the big box store from small stores. Next generation optimization means that you can bypass IT to upgrade or change things. It is change in performance.

Enterprise 2.0 Conference: Call For Papers Community, Voting Process

Collaborative Thinking

Employees can also leverage the participatory culture of E2.0 Whether you are a new or seasoned employee, our ability to leverage personal and professional networks helps us transition and excel in new roles, relationships, and collaborative work. The Multi-generational Workforce: Navigating Culture, Behavior, & Change.

Review of "Open Leadership" - By Charlene Li via Gil Yehuda

Michael Sampson - Currents

Open and Social business are not leaderless — quite the contrary, they are lead in a manner that leverages new behaviors. To leverage them, they must adopt and model them too — but from the perspective of a leader. Part 3, which looks at how the art and science of leadership are changing. You can no longer avoid the groundswell.

Balancing Tasks & Relationships – The Art of Engagement

Alchemy of Change

I think you’ll find a lot of GREAT insights about how businesses who really get engagement are changing the way they work. Engage.

Adventures in home working " Does improving collaboration depend on culture change?

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Home Oct 16 2007 Does improving collaboration depend on culture change? I work from home by the coast in the North West of England.

The Art of the Possible in London – with Automated Intelligence, Microsoft UK, and Others

Michael Sampson - Currents

Two weeks ago I was in London, Utrecht and Brussels for various events. Simon Cole, CTO of Automated Intelligence, went next.

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Boston E20 Notes: The Post-2.0 Era: Social in the Context of My Work

Portals and KM

Here is the session description: “The widespread adoption of Facebook, the embrace of activity streams by business applications, and the success of smartphone applications have significantly changed information worker expectations since Enterprise 2.0 This is a big change for IT. I am pleased to be back for my sixth Enterprise 2.0

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Some lessons about capacity building in social media for development organisations in the South

Joitske Hulsebosch

They further want to host a wiki on climate change, one of their areas of work. together with Josien Kapma and Sibrenne Wagenaar.

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Visions of Business Ecosystems

Partnering Resources

Others found a hobby could be leveraged to create additional income.” Incredible complexity. So many moving parts. There’s good reason to do so.

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Mirror Mirror, On the Wall: Learning in a Crowded Life

Full Circle Associates

There were the things we had dealt with, change, reformations of assumptions and operating conditions, etc. Would something change?

Learning While Building eLearning: Part 3 – Facilitating Online

Full Circle Associates

I want to kick this off with a quote from the amazing Beck Tench talking about facilitating online learning : Learning and change are super complex.

2016 32

Social Commerce: Connecting Bricks with Clicks

Ant's Eyeview Blog

“ Fashion changes, but style endures. &# – Coco Chanel. Leverage ratings and reviews sharing capabilities. Make it opt-in.

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Executive Briefing: Why an Adoption Approach is Required

Michael Sampson - Currents

An adoption approach provides a timeline for introducing new ways of collaborating to the organization, enabling stakeholders to focus effort on the most compelling changes. - Planning, Implementing, Monitoring, Adjusting … drive a sense of the value and benefit the organization can achieve by changing to a new way of working.

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