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 Make sure your next change initiative isn’t undermined by tapping proactively into your company’s hidden human networks. Covert influencers can make or break a change process. Chances are that they have reasons for opposing change that you should know.

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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. Improving Work Practices in Times of Change. Below is the literature review submitted today for my Understanding Media Studies course.

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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. It notes that while the explosion of app innovation started with the iPhone, the rise of the “App Internet” significantly impact the enterprise software and services market. Apple has over.

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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. Power is the chief means to social change. All that would have to change for an accurate Sweet Spot Futures Primer. Log Out / Change ).

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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. Read the whole thing, but if you just want to scan the leverage points, check out the Wikipedia article. Her number one leverage place: 1.

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Funders Can Change the World

Hildy Gottlieb

That is the question I asked Kathleen Enright, CEO of Grantmakers for Effective Organizations during the latest edition of my podcast for The Chronicle of Philanthropy – Making Change. Tags: Making Change Podcast

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. How to use networks to support organization change , team performance , and leadership. We know that networks exist.

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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. Leverage events that are occurring in community space. Ten Steps to Create a Shitstorm Online with Social Media. The Government allowed gay marriage. 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 new changes will roll out before the end of 2015, and include: – the Discovery feed, for showing related conversations from complementary groups in your network. 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? How can the strengths each generation brings be leveraged?

How To Get The Content Advantage

Ken Carroll

Leverage For Your Business. Your YouTube channel, corporate website, blog, or podcast - whatever it is you do with content - it has to grab attention, build a following, grow the business, change something. It's the content that builds brands and changes minds.

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

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Did you know that Google has changed their SEO (search engine optimisation algorithm) to make sure that your Business Page on Google Plus rules over everything else? Perhaps the biggest threat and opportunity with Google Plus is how it will change search online.

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Thinking about systems change practices - letting go

John Tropea - Delicious Community

In the end, it seems that leverage has less to do with pushing levers than it does with disciplined thinking combined with strategically, profoundly, madly letting go. But in reality, it is always about change. Changing practices or habits. Changing our perspectives.

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. Creates feedback loops between related design, HR, employee engagement, governance, and change management activities.

Challenges of Social Business in the Workplace


What advice (or insight) can you share about utilising social tools to leverage workplace learning? “ From there onwards, and perhaps now thinking in more practical terms of how to get started with it all I also ventured into answering this other one question: “ What advice (or insight) can you share about utilising social tools to leverage workplace learning? ”

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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. Infoware released an updated version of DomainPatrol Social for IBM Connections.

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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. That made a lot of sense and changed the way I looked at the issue.

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? Alone, it’s unlikely to transform the organization or cause dramatic cultural change.

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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). Because of these vicious cycles and their consequences, we can never 'afford' to deal with the unsustainable problems inherent in the Industrial Growth Economy -- especially climate change.

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.

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. Jake pointed out that the reality is that today's manual and ad hoc IT provisioning and change processes will collapse under the weight of self-service, cloud and other on-demand IT models.

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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. A weekly practice of PeerSpirit Circle for example becomes a strategic leverage point for better organizational life and more humane working environments.

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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. In terms of relative changes in employment, the underlying research report also looks at social skill intensity: He created a measure of social skill intensity — or the extent to which a job requires someone to have social perceptiveness, to negotiate and coordinate with others, and to involve persuasion.

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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? Sibrenne and myself arrived last Friday at Rotterdam airport with a head full of inspiration from the Learning Technologies conference and fresh air from our walk along the Thames.

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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. The good news and bad news is that it is impossible to influence change from outside the problem. Change must be made from within the problem.

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).

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Connections are Different than Relationships

Alchemy of Change

But the relationship database tools now available create a window to change those dynamics again. Some social outcomes can be leveraged for advocacy.

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.  Andy said that social media did not change their culture. 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 discussion is non-technological - and more about topcis related to leadership, communication, dealing with change, and the synergies or tensions you might expect as different generations have different expectations and values. .

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. Gil shares his thoughts on Charlene Li's book Open Leadership : " The premise: leadership remains a requirement.

Balancing Tasks & Relationships – The Art of Engagement

Alchemy of Change

They’re able to do this because they understand the amazing leverage that comes from engaging people outside the organization in doing the work of the organization. I think you’ll find a lot of GREAT insights about how businesses who really get engagement are changing the way they work.

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? They don’t need a change in “culture&# to make the transition, they need a change in “work practice&#.

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. We demanded quite a lot of the participants, acting as a change agent back in their organisations, introducing a networked way of working.

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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 an opportunity for the IT organization to get out in front of this change and start planning how to provide social infrastructure within an enterprise architecture. This is a big change for IT.

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Visions of Business Ecosystems

Partnering Resources

Others found a hobby could be leveraged to create additional income.” Dave Troy , a technology entrepreneur in Baltimore, and others are trying to change that. Incredible complexity. So many moving parts. Almost impossible to fully understand and depict.

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Social Commerce: Connecting Bricks with Clicks

Ant's Eyeview Blog

“ Fashion changes, but style endures. &# – Coco Chanel. Leverage ratings and reviews sharing capabilities. Like Fashion, technology might change, tools might come and go — but one thing remains constant.

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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. You could feel something change in the room. Then it began to flow, and the group unearthed first changes in themselves, the lessons they learned. Would something change?

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. - The size of the organization, the nature of the cultural change, and the number of work practice scenarios being revisited are all variables that affect the adoption program. Where appropriate, leverage the core strategies that have worked for the organization during the previous adoption activities.

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

Michael Sampson - Currents

” His key points were: digital transformation is the next industrial revolution, Microsoft is investing significantly in Azure, and customers are leveraging Azure’s capabilities to quickly deploy and create new services.

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Thinking about the Big Shift and the Social Enterprise – confused of calcutta

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

The shift covers many trends we have sought to document, understand and analyse: globalisation; demographic changes; the evolution of the digital infrastructure, of mobility, of ubiquitous connectivity; partnering, outsourcing, offshoring; open platforms and innovation; social networks, relationships and interactions; collaboration, co-creation, crowdsourcing and collective intelligence. The Big Shift is characterised by three “waves” of fundamental long-term change.

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