Poor Mental Models fail teams before they even start?

The Bumble Bee

One of the most powerful team exercises is to explore team leaders and team members "mental models" of teams, networks and groups. Mental models are the, often invisible, dictators of what actually happens in a team as opposed to what team leaders would like to happen.

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SXSW Notes: The Complexity Curve: How to Design for Simplicity

Portals and KM

This is the session on The Complexity Curve: How to Design for Simplicity led by David Hogue VP of Experience Design Fluid Inc I was lucky to go early as there was a line outside by the time it stated. The Complexity Curve describes how a project moves from boundless opportunity and wonderful ideas to requirements checklists and constraints then finally (but only rarely) to simplicity and elegance. David is an applied psychologist and UI designer.

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New Models for Creation and Collaboration | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Jul 18 2008 New Models for Creation and Collaboration Published by Nancy White at 10:26 am under collaboration I’m a Joss Whedon fan.

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Social Media Planning and Evaluation for NGOs | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

This topic is designed to give you some tools and ideas for including social media appropriately in your overall organizational strategic plan and to measure its effectiveness.

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Chart of group satisfaction by size, from Life With Alacrity E lisabet Sahtouris wrote an article in 2005 called The Biology of Business ,which began with a dubious recapitulation of Darwins model andexplanation of evolution, and then attempted to apply this model tobusiness ecosystems.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

September 17, 2007 Could You Be a Model Natural Entrepreneur? Likewise I dont believetechnologies will save us, because, as James Kunstler points out, theyare designed to enable us to continue to live the unsustainable way wedo now, a little longer. Some of these working models will be better, responsible, sustainable ways to live : Models of radical simplicity, love and generosity, let-self-change, self-sufficiency and intentional community.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

M y book on Natural Enterprises proposes a partnership model for new enterprise formation and sustainability. Is the corporation, as a model, a hopelesscase, or can it be reformed or reinvented? Thedysfunctional model of the corporation will suffer the same fate asevery other institution and entity that has ceased to evolve, innovateand serve our collective interests. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

June 25, 2007 Living a Natural Life I mentioned in a recent post that I am torn between the temptation to create Natural, Intentional Communities and NaturalEnterprises as working models that can help the survivors of ourcivilizations inevitable collapse later this century, and the temptation to just walk away, be selfish, live aradically simple lifestyle (a non -working model?),and Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

I need some assistance from readers to finalize a titleand subtitle, and to design the web tools that will accompany the book. Should I set up a very simple wiki orsome other tool to talk through its design? I doubt that anyonewill be able to make money developing them -- my hope is that they willserve as working models for other applications that need similarenabling processes and infrastructure.

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From workplace courses to global conversations

Nancy White

In the process, I learn a lot; about the content of the event, and about design of learning events. My peers provide great role-models, and along the way we develop our skills for working in a distributed way. the model for communication has been turned upside down. Role model by openly pursuing your own learning agenda, including making “not knowing&# ok.

Facilitation Card Decks | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

This is probably why I was so attracted to the “drawing on walls&# involved in graphic facilitation , kinesthetic modeling and just plain PLAY as a way to work together. IDEO Method Cards I’ve been using these cards for years and in almost every way except as design method cards.

Shareable: A Shared Workspace Must Be Built Through Collaboration

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

urban design. Collaborative space at The Hub Milan, designed by Andrea Paoletti, Marta Pietroboni and Roberto Siena. Design won’t create a collaborative space by itself. Good design can encourage connections and foster new ideas in businesses, but isn't always enough.

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Subject-matter Networks: The Origin Story - hypergogue

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

we just used social media to build more ways to get to SMEs, then we wouldnt fix what was broken.our ability to access the expertise that we need, when we need it - either in order to answer a question, provide input into a course design or for some other purpose - we didnt need better access to Subject-Matter Experts.we RSS — Design by MetaLab for Posterous. Simon is using Posterous to post everything online. Shouldnt you?

List of "White Label" or "Private Label" (Applications you can Rebrand) Social Networking Platforms

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Small World Labs “Small World Labs provides the design, implementation, and hosting services for your online social or professional network.&#

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Technology Stewardship at Libraries – Free Online Event | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Nancy is recognized internationally for her research exploring online communities today, and in her work as a technology steward, designer and builder of online interaction spaces. and her team at WebJunction are great role models.

Thinking about systems change practices - letting go

John Tropea - Delicious Community

If I can role model learning through my mistakes, I make the environment safer for my collaborators, clients and colleagues to do the same thing. I’m learning to design moments for story telling and meaning making into my practice.

Tom Vander Wall Nails My Sharepoint Experience | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

It is built on a tree-branching model. If you are trying to reify and support a hierarchical reporting and accountability model based on the org chart, SharePoint fits like a glove. Our mental models and values permeate the very coding of the software we use.

From workplace courses to global conversations | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

We had FAR more we wanted to write and had to edit out a lot, making us both appreciate how rich the topic is of moving beyond the formal workplace training model and blending it with the rich and ongoing learning we experience in our global communities and conversations.

Skills for Learning Professionals Part 3 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Network Weaver checklist from June Holley By the way, if you are interested in the topic of networks of communities, you might enjoy this upcoming SCoPE seminar , Exploring Networks of Communities: July 6-24, 2009 which starts TODAY !

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Social Media in Intl. Dev: Dr. Steve Eskow | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Dev: Gauresh Rajadhyaksh on iSimulate (crowd sourcing economic models) Social Media in Intl. Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Sep 28 2009 Social Media in Intl.

Matt and Nancy blather about slow communities | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

07:15 – Fast is good for social media experiments * and brainstorming, iterative design, and getting the chores done… 08:00 – We need to learn & reflect * do leaders role model reflection and learning?

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Tom Vander Wall Nails My Sharepoint Experience | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

It is built on a tree-branching model. If you are trying to reify and support a hierarchical reporting and accountability model based on the org chart, SharePoint fits like a glove. Our mental models and values permeate the very coding of the software we use.

Positive Deviant and True But Useless information #change - hypergogue

John Tropea - Delicious Faciliatation

Unwittingly, the best projects Ive worked on and designed have had a similar mechanic. RSS — Design by MetaLab for Posterous. Simon is using Posterous to post everything online. Shouldnt you? Simon Bostock owns this site 12 subscribers hypergogue Simon Bostock Too big for twitter, not ready to blog = here. Moving along.

Blog>> Is KM a Pseudoscience?

Green Chameleon

Now KM is neither a science nor a pseudoscience, but the basic principles of rationality versus irrationality articulated by Beyerstein turn out to be a pretty good checklist for scrutinising the theory and practice of KM as a rationally and “scientifically&# conducted pursuit. There was a bit of a spat on the actKM forum over the past week or so.

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What do we mean by engagement online? | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Role model passsion, and your own engagement. So if your goal was to design a lesson for 10th graders on Beethoven, ask them to design the perfect lesson where students would learn nothing.

4 Meta Skills for Learning Professionals | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Without awareness of our biases and preferences, how can we avoid the trap of simply designing for ourselves and excluding others? If you want to hold on to old models and ways of doing things, I suspect the next phase may be difficult.

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About Nancy White | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Technology steward, designer and builder of online interaction spaces (events, teams, learning groups). tools and approaches and community and instructional design. Strong emphasis on the design, deployment and evaluation of productive online interaction spaces. Design, implement and moderate/facilitate online communities and workgroups.

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Online Facilitation, Twitter, Backchannel and Keynotes | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I like to role model reciprocity. Firstly, it models so beautifully how to combine blogging and reflective practice – I think this post is an excellent template for teachers. I know I really value this role modelling for my personal learning.

About Nancy White | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Technology steward, designer and builder of online interaction spaces (events, teams, learning groups). tools and approaches and community and instructional design. Strong emphasis on the design, deployment and evaluation of productive online interaction spaces. Design, implement and moderate/facilitate online communities and workgroups.

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Free workshop: Facilitating online communities | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

This course has been developed by staff in the Educational Development Centre of Otago Polytechnic and is designed to help both formal and informal learners access and interpret models, research and professional dialog in the facilitation of online communities.

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Aggregative or emergent identity? Rethinking Communities.

John Tropea - Delicious Community

But we also have another model that we can look at using namely that of a crew. I think there might be some comparisons between this model and the Cynefin model, but havent really had chance to explore them yet.

Green Chameleon » Is KM a Pseudoscience?

Green Chameleon

Now KM is neither a science nor a pseudoscience, but the basic principles of rationality versus irrationality articulated by Beyerstein turn out to be a pretty good checklist for scrutinising the theory and practice of KM as a rationally and “scientifically&# conducted pursuit. www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Is KM a Pseudoscience? There was a bit of a spat on the actKM forum over the past week or so.

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About Nancy White | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Technology steward, designer and builder of online interaction spaces (events, teams, learning groups). tools and approaches and community and instructional design. Strong emphasis on the design, deployment and evaluation of productive online interaction spaces. Design, implement and moderate/facilitate online communities and workgroups.

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About Nancy White | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Technology steward, designer and builder of online interaction spaces (events, teams, learning groups). tools and approaches and community and instructional design. Strong emphasis on the design, deployment and evaluation of productive online interaction spaces. Design, implement and moderate/facilitate online communities and workgroups.

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Characteristics of Emergent Communities

Delicious/choconancy/community

XYZ Axis of Community Modeling. In the first post, I discussed how the model could be used not only to describe and “type&# communities, but also how it could streamline community development and design. The basic idea is that since certain community types share common characteristics, they should also share a significant number of best practices, risks, and overall strategies, particularly those related to design, management, moderation, and ROI.

CoP Series #3: Community – without people? | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Anthropologist Jean Lave and I coined the term while studying apprenticeship as a learning model.

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CoP Series #3: Community – without people? | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Anthropologist Jean Lave and I coined the term while studying apprenticeship as a learning model.

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CoP Series #3: Community – without people? | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Anthropologist Jean Lave and I coined the term while studying apprenticeship as a learning model.

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CoP Series #3: Community – without people? | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Anthropologist Jean Lave and I coined the term while studying apprenticeship as a learning model.

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Onramps to online engagement | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

To role model the value of thinking together while working, not just when we are done.

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Crap free computers | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Yes, there are design and usability issues. Got a great deal for being end of year and floor model. Once consideration for you might be the graphic design software you have. Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Aug 07 2008 Crap free computers Published by Nancy White at 6:53 am under technology stewardship It is getting to be that time again — computer replacement.

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Need Your Feedback on my Triangulating Thinking | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

This paper examines each phase, reflects on how this external triangulation relates to some exemplar learning theories, and finally, offers some examples and suggests how designing this external triangulation into learning and work efforts can increase project success.

The World Cafe Community – Virtual Cafes? | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Jul 10 2008 The World Cafe Community – Virtual Cafes?

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