Why Is Knowledge Sharing Important? A Matter of Survival

Elsua

That man has got plenty of golden nuggets to share around the topics of Knowledge Sharing, Collaboration, Communities, Learning and Enterprise 2.0 Have you checked out one of his most recent blog posts on Why is Knowledge Sharing Important?

The KM and Social Computing Culture Changes

Elsua

I know that for a good number of years Social Computing and Knowledge Management have been walking different paths. They are both trying to help improve the overall productivity of knowledge workers. From “Knowledge is mine” to “Knowledge is ours”.

Microsoft Social Computing Overview

Collaborative Thinking

Notes from Christian Finn, Director, Social Computing. 13 sessions in "social track". Microsoft design point is to co-mingle structured collaboration tools alongside social computing tools - it's unrealistic to think of social computing disconnected from collaborations strategies. find knowledge, share ideas, work in teams, feel valued, manage projects, build= a network and use content.

Social Computing Training Is All About Changing People’s Behaviours

Elsua

I know there are plenty of people out there who have been claiming all along that if your social software tools would require extensive training and education for your knowledge workers you are not doing things right, because they are far too complex to be used in the first place.

Validating Social Computing by Living a Historial Moment at IBM

Elsua

most of the time around the area of Knowledge Management, collaboration, communities and social computing. My initial first contact with social software dates back to 2000 and 2001, when I was a member of one of the most active IBM communities (And still going strong!

Enterprise 2.0 Summit Highlights – “Knowledge Shared Is Power”

Elsua

Like I mentioned in yesterday’s blog post, there are lots of things that I would want to share across with you folks over the next few weeks, but for today I thought I would go ahead and get started sharing some initial highlights from the Enterprise 2.0

Why Intel Is Investing in Social Computing - Leading by Example

Elsua

Well, today I thought I would share with you what I exactly meant yesterday with that article and also what Rachel probably meant as well in hers: stop all the fuss you are going through to figure out the ROI of social software, and, instead, just go ahead and do it! Collaboration

Collaboration Is More Important Than Ever – 3 Barriers To Adoption

Elsua

Last Friday, my good friend Jack Vinson put together a rather good blog post where he was reminding us all how crucial collaboration has become for all businesses and knowledge workers out there. So why is it that we are not that good at collaborating then, in the first place?

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Collaborative Culture: On Reinventing the Social Enterprise

Elsua

Those folks who have been following this blog for a long while now would probably realise how, for quite some time, I have firmly believed that the main challenge with regards to the successful adoption of social computing within the enterprise is no other than a cultural one.

Collaborating Externally with Your Customers: The Final Frontier of Enterprise 2.0

Elsua

10 years later one keeps hearing that very same inhibitor (Or excuse, who knows), when trying to collaborate and share their knowledge with external parties. Thus both email and IM still remain *the* main collaboration tools suite as back then.

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The Future of Enterprise Computing and Collaboration by Alan Cohen

Elsua

or Social Computing within the corporate world and beyond. So I thought I would go ahead and share with you folks another interesting video interview I bumped into from another executive at Cisco Systems. Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Social Computing

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Connected Collaboration by Alan Lepofsky

Elsua

It was shared in Slideshare by my good friend Alan Lepofsky , former IBM colleague, now with Director of Marketing at Socialtext , a couple of months ago, and it is one of those presentations whose incredibly accurate value is going to remain valid for a long while. Collaboration IBM

The Child-Driven Education: Where Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Collaboration Come Together!

Elsua

I surely agree with Will’s statements shared above on the role that school should be playing, as well as Sugata’s on the power and strong influence that technology, in general, could have to help shape up how people learn today.

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Social Business Forum 2011 – On Collaboration by Luis Suarez – Part Deux

Elsua

As I have mentioned in a blog post a couple of days ago , on June 8th I will be participating in the upcoming Social Business Forum 2011 event in Milan, Italy. And see what you think on this rather important topic around fostering and boosting collaboration within the workplace.

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Cognitive Edge - cops and social computing

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Are they dead, are they at the end of their life cycle, will Social Computing Tools replace them, are they something so fundamental they will continue regardless. Social Computing is what most CoPs have been waiting for a long while now.

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The Man Who Should Have Used Lotus Connections — Collaborating Effectively through Wikis

Elsua

It will make you think twice about how you may have viewed email as a collaboration tool all along. That online web collaborative space where people can keep adding content top of each other’s content in a very open and transparent manner.

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The Power of Collaborative Innovation by John Chambers

Elsua

That’s the case of this recent video interview where John Chambers , CEO of Cisco Systems , spends a little bit under five minutes sharing some great insights around the topic of Enterprise 2.0 In which new ways are people and organisations collaborating? Collaboration

Big Blue’s Collaboration Challenges with Mark Hennessy

Elsua

So I am afraid you will have to head over there and watch Big Blue’s Collaboration Challenges. where they both talked about social software and the business value they are both getting from making use of these social tools.

LotusLive Engage - Collaboration with Customers Just Got a Whole Lot Easier

Elsua

A couple of them I may not be able to comment on just yet (Once I get the clearance to go ahead I shall do, not to worry), but I can certainly share a couple of insights on all the others. Well, it looks like collaboration with customers just got a little bit easier!

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A World Without Email - Year 2, Weeks 11 to 14 (Email as a Collaboration Tool? No, Thanks!)

Elsua

And here I am, once again, putting together another blog post where I will be sharing a quick update on how things are going. I know I may not be able to share some further insights on interesting links I may bump into, but I think I am willing to give it a try.

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The Business Case for Enterprise Social Bookmarking: $4.6 Million a Year in Cost Savings!

Elsua

Indeed, social bookmarking / tagging! Not sure what you would think, but I strongly believe that social bookmarking and social tagging are still an important and rather critical part of a successful Enterprise 2.0 Like any other standard social bookmarking site.

Knowledge Is … All About Working Smarter, Not Necessarily Harder!

Elsua

The first one is coming from IBM under the heading “ IBM Business Solutions: CIO Collaboration Tools for a Smarter Planet &# and it lasts for nearly one minute. You could probably say that it is not even knowledge work altogether, right? “ Passion for Knowledge (!!). .

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Communities of Practice: Conversations to Collaboration by Steve Dale

Elsua

For a good number of years, while working as a community builder for various different business units , I have been saying that the major driver of the adoption of social software within the Enterprise are actually communities themselves. Collaboration

Twouble with Twitters and Smarter Collaboration Your Way

Elsua

And in the midst of an incredibly amount of interesting things that I have bumped into so far, I thought I would ahead and share with you folks a couple of interesting ones, while I try to keep things short as well. Thus let’s get started and share the fun!

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IBM’s Trip to Become A Socially Integrated Enterprise

Elsua

Over the last couple of weeks there have been a number of rather interesting and insightful blog posts that have been covering IBM’s journey to become a social business. That’s an important aspect of the role predictive analytics will play as social analytics evolve&#.

Clay Shirky on Institutions vs. Collaboration – Business 2.0

Elsua

And perhaps a bit more loaded than what I thought it would come out as… Well, shortly after my good friend Jon Mell (From Headshift ) shared the following tweet responding to that one I just shared above: " @elsua hold that thought, I should have a blog post for ya this afternoon. "

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IBM Lotusphere 2009 Highlights - The Business Value of Collaboration Software

Elsua

Specially since it ties in, quite nicely, with a couple of blog posts I have shared over here recently around the topic of Social Software and figuring out its Return on Investment or ROI. But with it, social software can transform the way we collaborate and share information."

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Us Now - On the Power of Mass Collaboration, Government and the Internet

Elsua

Then while exploring the Web site further I bumped into another wonderful video interview that I would surely encourage everyone involved with Knowledge Management to listen to as well. Innovation Knowledge Management Learning Social Computing

Forget Social Strategy, Think Social Philosophy: Hippie 2.0

Elsua

For Social Computing to sink in and be that critical and crucial part of the ins and outs within the corporate world we would ALL need to make that blunt move. For a successful adoption of social software within any business, it needs to be, right there, part of the company’s DNA.

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Why Ideas Are Obvious to You But Amazing to Others

Elsua

I stopped sharing them across altogether, since no-one was going to find them valuable. Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0 Fun Stuff and Musings Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Life Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing

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A World Without Email – Year 3, Weeks 29 to 51 (The Email Starvation Continues…)

Elsua

So I thought I would go ahead and spend a few minutes today sharing plenty of the good progress I have made over the last five and a half months, since the last update. Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

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From Command and Control to Collaboration and Teamwork - Preparing Business Leaders for the Knowledge Economy

Elsua

Remember the blog post I put together a few days back highlighting a superb video interview with John Chambers , CEO of Cisco Systems , talking about The Power of Collaborating Innovation ? Yes, indeed, have a look into From Command & Control to Collaboration & Teamwork.

5 Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save You From Information Overload

Elsua

capabilities that any company can turn into, if they would want to dive into the fascinating world of Enterprise Social Computing, and start seeing the business value right away. Yet, in the world of Activity Streams both serendipitous knowledge discoveries and informal learning, a.k.a.

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Welcome to the World of Socialnomics

Elsua

series of YouTube videos as some of the most provocative, inspiring and eye opening clips to help folks understand a little bit the kind of significant impact social computing and social software are having not only in our workplace (And the corporate environment in general, for that matter!),

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Gamers – A New Breed of Knowledge Workers in the Making?

Elsua

Wouldn’t you want your knowledge workers to have such amazing qualities to make a difference in your day to day business operations? Fun Stuff and Musings General Interest Innovation Learning Life Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing Work Life Integration

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The Evolution of the Knowledge Web Worker

Elsua

“ A knowledge worker is someone who gets to decide what he or she does each morning “, by Thomas A. Stewart, (Journalist & Author) is probably one of my all time favourite quotes that my good friend David Gurteen keeps sharing every so often in a couple of places.

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Why Social? To Help Colleagues Work Together Much More Effectively

Elsua

One of my all time favourite social networking tools for informal learning , as well as information discovery, on a good range of interesting and relevant topics, and specially Enterprise 2.0 / Social Computing and Social Business as of late is Slideshare. Why social?

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10 Reasons NOT to Ban Social Media In Organisations – The Meme

Elsua

side ) blog post where I shared a couple of thoughts on the Top 10 Reasons to Ban Social Media in the Organisations that Jane Hart shared over at her blog coming from a YouTube video put together by Ron Desi with that same title. Social Media is a time waster.

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How IBM Uses Social Media to Spur Employee Innovation

Elsua

I have mentioned already a couple of times how my first contact with social software tools inside IBM , my current employer, was around the year 2000, when one of the communities I still belong to (And still one of my favourite ones , too!)

Is Multitasking Bad for the Brain?

Elsua

Do you think that, as the title of this blog post suggests, all of us, knowledge Web workers, are damaging our brains when we multitask? is tackling my biggest source of multitasking, which happens to be one rather common to most knowledge workers out there already: meetings!

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A World Without Email — Year 3, Weeks 19 to 23 (Breaking the Email Addiction)

Elsua

But might social media ever win the war with email? I can certainly recommend folks have a read at Tony’s HBR piece, as I am sure that plenty of the tips he shares on breaking our email addiction could also be applied to taming that very same addiction leaning towards social networking.

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IBM’s Lotusphere 2011 Highlights – People-Centric vs. Content-Centric by Louis Richardson

Elsua

It was one of those great presentations that makes you think about the daily challenges we all face when confronting work and our own productivity and how by shifting gears and opening up to social tools, we may find plenty of solutions to the problems we face today.

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A World Without Email — Year 3, Weeks 24 to 28 (Email Is Where Knowledge Goes to Die – The Presentation)

Elsua

It has been a while now since the last progress report I have shared over here around the topic of living “ A World Without Email “, that experiment that has been going on for over 2.5 Even your knowledge! Tags: Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

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