Enabling Early Adopters to Lead Your Change Initiatives

Elsua

What’s really important about this exercise of giving them a reason-to-be is to essentially build a strong community of practice where they would feel and sense they are no longer the weird ones , but they will be on a new major, critical mission: transform the company they work at.

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New publication – Towards a participatory community mapping method: the Tilburg urban farming community case

Making CommunitySense

de Moor (2015), Towards a participatory community mapping method: the Tilburg urban farming community case. In Adjunct Proceedings of the Communities & Technologies Conference (C&T 2015), Limerick, Ireland, 27-30 June, 2015 (to appear in International Reports on Socio-Informatics ). Urban farming communities often consist of many disjoint initiatives, while having a strong need to overcome their fragmentation. Just published: A.

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On the Research Road: Meshing Physical & Online Community Mapping

Making CommunitySense

The overarching research theme of my road trip was to engage in some deep learning and sharing on my main current R&D focus: community mapping. The WHAT of my talk was about participatory community mapping. See the slides: Meshing physical and online community mapping.

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Online Community Building Strategy: Good Advice From Nancy White

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Online Community Building Strategy: Good Advice From Nancy White Building an online community is in my opinion the best investment you can make toward guaranteeing yourself greater influence, authority and opportunity for business. How do you keep the community going?

Online Community Building Strategy: Nancy White On Networks, Groups and Technology Choices

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Online Community Building Strategy: Nancy White On Networks, Groups and Technology Choices Interested in better understanding what is the difference between an online group and a network of people? Trying to build your own community of loyal readers and fans?

Community Building: How To Create Your Own Social Media Network With Ning - Robin Good's Latest News

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Community Building: How To Create Your Own Social Media Network With Ning Stop [social] networking: Build your own network! - Social networks create easy to access online communities out of shared interests and passions.

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Why so many community initiatives fail to take flight…

Ant's Eyeview Blog

I call it the general purpose problem because too often I see brands that are wanting to build general purpose communities for their brand. If you don’t know this and you are trying to build a community – I wish you luck. You have to know the tasks and then you have to make sure that whatever you are going to do with community dramatically improves success with those tasks. Consider the following dialog: Bob: “Tell me about you community project" ”.

Why so many community initiatives fail to take flight…

Ant's Eyeview Blog

I call it the general purpose problem because too often I see brands that are wanting to build general purpose communities for their brand. If you don’t know this and you are trying to build a community – I wish you luck. You have to know the tasks and then you have to make sure that whatever you are going to do with community dramatically improves success with those tasks. Consider the following dialog: Bob: “Tell me about you community project" ”.

Co-creating the CIRN Commons

GrowingPains

At the Prato 2009 conference, we decided to set up a wiki, dubbed the "CIRN Living Knowledge Base" At this year's conference, we decided to change its name into the "CIRN Commons", as this much better reflects what it is about: a shared, active knowledge resource, used and jointly created by the members of our global community: //cirn.wikispaces.com/. " The CIRN Commons is one means by which we can help close the "resource divide" in our community. -

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A Journey In Social Media: Recruiting Initial Communities

John Tropea - Delicious Community

» September 06, 2007 Recruiting Initial Communities Ive come to think about the spread of social media (more properly thought of as community-building) as a viral phenomenon. Most everyone wants to live in a world of multiple, vibrant communities. A smaller audience of people I talk to want communities to serve their business needs. But fewer are willing to invest the time and effort to build them.

Community mapping with Kumu: making sense of your community network

Making CommunitySense

Communities are the building blocks of collaboration in today’s networked organizations. Communities of practice, communities of interest, innovation communities, and so on, help to bridge knowledge gaps and cross collaboration barriers within and between organizations.

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Communities in the Crowd Economy: #CSWEurope15

Online Community Strategy

They may sell products or services, build relationships, share advice, give reviews, collaborate, co-create and more. One key strategy is to develop customer communities where customers connect to people in the business (as hosts) as well as other customers and prospects (as peers).

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Want to Know What Community Members (a.k.a. Customers) Need? Just Ask.

Online Community Strategy

In its most basic form, a community strategy is a balance of an organization’s goals and its member’s (a.k.a Any community development (or refinement) initiative * requires * the input and direction of the members. HOW do they want to build relationships with each other? .

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Gamification and school professional community

Community Capers

Many of you will be thinking about BYOD or one-to-one 1:2:1 technology initiatives. Many of you will also be thinking about how to further develop a professional community within your school. Community capers Community case studies gamification social interaction Teacher PD

Becoming a Successful Socially Integrated Enterprise – The Long Journey

Elsua

Building a solid library of use cases. Enabling early adopters to lead your change initiatives. Far too many times I have witnessed, first hand, how plenty of really well thought-out and about-to-be-executed change initiatives get lost in the far too many intricate details discourse.

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Communities in the Crowd Economy: #CSWEurope15

Online Community Strategy

Crowd, Communities & Collaborative Organization. They may sell products or services, build relationships, share advice, give reviews, collaborate, co-create and more. These communities translate into real value for the customer and for the host business.

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A social reporting game for community builders

Social Reporter

Recently Drew Mackie and I ran a training workshop about social reporting with community builders at Forever Manchester , as I trailed here. Briefly, we gave a presentation about how we saw social reporting supporting community building, with a strong focus on mapping and building networks.

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A social reporting game for community builders

Social Reporter

Recently Drew Mackie and I ran a training workshop about social reporting with community builders at Forever Manchester , as I trailed here. Briefly, we gave a presentation about how we saw social reporting supporting community building, with a strong focus on mapping and building networks.

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My First Year as a Consultant and what 2016 Holds for Online Communities (I hope)

Online Community Strategy

Launching Structure3C on February 4, 2015 to help brands create successful customer communities and crowdsourcing initiatives. Helping a growing portfolio of brand and startup clients with briefings, crowdsourcing strategy, online community development and product design.

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Want to Know What Community Members (a.k.a. Customers) Need? Just Ask.

Online Community Strategy

In its most basic form, a community strategy is a balance of an organization’s goals and its member’s (a.k.a Any community development (or refinement) initiative * requires * the input and direction of the members. HOW do they want to build relationships with each other? .

2016 46

Dr. Strangeshare or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the “Collaborative Economy”

Online Community Strategy

Back in 2008, when I was producing events and conducting research focused on Online Communities for Forum One, the word “social media” hit broad adoption. Tagged: collabecon , Online Community , social business , social media.

2014 62

Work Stream #1 – Learning Is the Work

Elsua

And, typically, after an initial round of conversations, I would work with clients based on two distinctively different contexts: A customer may have recently purchased a particular Enterprise Social Networking platform (i.e. Collaboration Communities elsua Employee Engagement Enterprise2.0

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#CMAD 2013 and Sharing Some Appreciation

Online Community Strategy

Today (ok, technically tomorrow) is Community Manager Appreciation Day, or #CMAD. I see #CMAD as a way to raise the visibility of the role of Community Management in addition to a whole lot of gratitude for Community Managers being passed around. My “A” is still appreciation, but I wanted to call out a handful of people in the industry who have really helped shape my thinking about Community Management, and consequently, my career in the industry.

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3 sacred cows about online community that need to be challenged

Online Community Strategy

The sacred cows I mention below have been on my mind for sevral months now, but I was inspired to take action after a community management panel that I attended at SxSWi. Build it and they will come). Photo cred: [link].

2010 73

Burton Group Field Research Study: Social Networking Within the Enterprise

Collaborative Thinking

Also, we are making the initial project summary document available as a free download (the link follows the press release reference). Almost universally, organizations participating in the study felt they were behind their competitors -- or the market in general -- when it came to internal social networking initiatives. Today, we formally announced our findings from the field research project on social networking conducted August-November 2008. The press release is below.

Avoid Profile Potpourri

Collaborative Thinking

While initially identified as a social bookmark system for the enterprise (an "internal delicious"), the company has done a credible job of expanding the conversation beyond a tooling discussion.

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AIIM Conference: Communities Social Networks

Collaborative Thinking

COL02: Improve Productivity, Talent Management, Collaboration and Knowledge Sharing with Communities and Social Networks. What solution areas are driving organizations to pursue community and social networking solutions. Examine the key critical issues commonly encountered within social networking initiatives (based on an actual field research project). Learn about the organizational issues that can make or break community-building and social networking strategies.

Growing the Tilburg urban farming community map

Making CommunitySense

Introduction: The Tilburg Urban Farming Community. The Tilburg Urban Farmers Community is part of the Urban Farmers for a Liveable Brabant project. The project aims to strengthen and expand the urban farming communities in the cities of Tilburg, Den Bosch and Oss in the southern Dutch province of North Brabant. One of its sub-projects, driven by CommunitySense, is to literally map the Tilburg Urban Farming Community. What does it mean to map a community?

2015 164

Back to Basics: Want to Know What Your Community Members Need? Just Ask.

Online Community Strategy

This post is part of an ongoing series about developing an online community strategy. In this post, I will discuss the crucial role of member research in creating a successful community strategy. What role should you play as host, and what community activities should you facilitate?

2010 63

Work Stream #3 – Public Speaking and the Exposure Economy

Elsua

And, initially, on my first year as a freelancer, those kind invites to speak at conferences kept coming through like crazy! ‘ The secret art of building online communities through connections (pun intended!) ’ [Social Business, Social Networking, Online Community Building] .

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Introducing Lobbi – with bold aims to change politics locally and globally

Social Reporter

Earlier this week Lobbi , a new initiative promoting citizen engagement and action through social media, hosted a Downloading Democracy event in London. Firstly, just build it … and they probably won’t come.

2013 192

Looking Back - Moving Forward

Collaborative Thinking

Looking Back Since 1996 when I joined Meta Group, I have had the opportunity to be in a role that provides a unique type of trusted advice and community advocacy for clients. Organizational dynamics (culture, productivity, learning, teaming, community-building, governance).

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Social Marketing Compensation Research | Online Community Report

Online Community Strategy

The Social Marketing Compensation Study was initiated in December of 2009 as a joint research project between the Online Community Research Network and WOMMA. Social Marketing Compensation Research. Posted on09 March 2010.

From Enterprise 2.0 Boston To Catalyst San Diego: Enterprise Social Networking Workshop

Collaborative Thinking

Social networking promises to address an array challenges and opportunities within the enterprise such as bridging generational shifts in the workforce, facilitating collaboration and community building, and supporting strategic talent initiatives. Indeed, analysis of the study data reveals a repeating pattern of 15 critical issues organizations will likely encounter as the move forward with their internal social networking initiatives.

Community reporting grows up with its own Institute

Social Reporter

Good to see another burst of energy from the Manchester-based People’s Voice Media , with the launch of their Institute of Community Reporters, and also a European Network for community reporters. This chimes in with some discussion sparked by Richard Millington, who blogged that hyperlocal sites were struggling , because of too much focus on technology and on news-style content, adding: What we need is a genuine community building approach.

2012 147

Community reporting grows up with its own Institute

Social Reporter

Good to see another burst of energy from the Manchester-based People’s Voice Media , with the launch of their Institute of Community Reporters, and also a European Network for community reporters. This chimes in with some discussion sparked by Richard Millington, who blogged that hyperlocal sites were struggling , because of too much focus on technology and on news-style content, adding: What we need is a genuine community building approach.

2012 146

Enterprise 2.0 Conference, Social Networking Workshop

Collaborative Thinking

I'll also be moderating a panel on best practices on adoption of enterprise social networking on Wednesday afternoon with folks from Genentech, Sabre, and Harvard University (Community & Social Network Sites: Think Adoption, Not Deployment) and presenting a brief summary of the workshop below on Thursday morning. Business and IT staff whose job responsibility involves the following: innovation, talent management, collaboration, knowledge management, or community-building.

Burton Group Workshop: Enterprise Social Networking

Collaborative Thinking

The interviews covered topics such as making the business case, metrics, compliance, talent, generational shifts, community building, technology concerns, and cultural factors. This workshop will discuss the study’s findings: what’s working, what isn’t, and how organizations are delivering real business value from social networking initiatives.

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Connecting With Customers Through Social Media

Collaborative Thinking

with demonstrable impacts in addition to the relationship and community-building aspects: There’s no shortage of folks who have been saying that social media is the next big thing. Focus on building a tighter integration between Dell.com, Support.Dell.com, our Dell Community sites with our presence in social networks. Continue our focus on scaling support of social media initiatives into the Dell business units. Direct2Dell - Direct2Dell - DELL COMMUNITY.

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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 initiatives.

CommunityBuilders: The State of Community Management 2010 with Rachel Happe and Jim Storer

Elsua

in order to help and support one another facilitating their own communities much more effectively. And so far the model seems to have been working really well, specially nowadays when online communities seem to be more popular and resourceful than ever!

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Replay Information: Enterprise Social Networking

Collaborative Thinking

The interviews covered topics such as making the business case, metrics, compliance, talent, generational shifts, community building, technology concerns, and cultural factors. This workshop will discuss the study’s findings: what’s working, what isn’t, and how organizations are delivering real business value from social networking initiatives.

Playing the game of saving Slapham community spaces

Social Reporter

The Community Matters annual conference last weekend gave Drew Mackie and I a chance to test out a new workshop game that we hope will help local groups plan take over and run community buildings – or improve the ones they have. Marshall Street Community Museum – 2.

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