Social Computing Guidelines and Why You Would Still Need Them

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Those Social Computing Guidelines are your entrance door into modelling certain new mindset(s), behaviours and overall good business practices. . Now, let’s have a look into what it would be like not having those social guidelines in place.

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How Fun and Creativity Can Shape Your Own Social Computing Guidelines and Policy

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I remember the day when IBM was first facing that very same issue , on whether to put together a social computing policy and guidelines or not. which explains quite nicely their own social media policy that they are using: Fun stuff, eh? Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

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The Humanity of the Web: Reflections of a Social Computing Evangelist

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The title of the article / book chapter is “ The Humanity of the Web: Reflections of a Social Computing Evangelist ” and you would be able to find it as well over here. Back in my high school years, computing was one of the subjects that I kept struggling with time and time again.

2014 58

What Is (A) Community?

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You would remember how in the recent past I put together another blog entry around this very same topic trying to explain and define what a community is, and, most importantly, what it is not!, under the heading “ Community Management Fundamentals – Where Do I Start?&#

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Social Computing Training Is All About Changing People’s Behaviours

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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.

Community Managers and the Art of Facilitating Communities Effectively – Part Deux

Elsua

Great points altogether shared across by Glen, specially, the fun aspect of being a community facilitator, which helps us reintroduce, once again, the whole concept of fun@work , which I will talk about in an upcoming blog post, as I feel it’s got enough meat to discuss it separately.

2011 66

IBM’s Trip to Become A Socially Integrated Enterprise

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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&#.

The Social Enterprise – Welcome to the Era of Intrapreneurship!

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There are plenty of blog posts out there that have covered very well the topic of “ The Future of the Workplace &# and the impact of social computing in helping shape up the business world to become a whole lot more open, engaged, transparent and nimble.

2011 142

CommunityBuilders – Online Community Still Crazy After Years with Nancy White

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If you have been involved with virtual communities and online facilitation, I bet it’s almost impossible not having come across the absolutely fabulous work on facilitating online communities Nancy has done, and shared across!,

2011 62

CommunityBuilders: The State of Community Management 2011 with Rachel Happe

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So I am pleased to share over here with all of you “ The State of Community Management 2011 with Rachel Happe “ That’s right! View more presentations from The Community Roundtable. Interest in Community Management Has Increased.

2011 61

Reclaim Blogging – On Why Your Blog Still Is Your Best Personal Branding Social Tool

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Over the course of the years Hugh MacLeod has always been posting some of the most amazing content available out there on the Internet Blogosphere on various different topics, specially, related to Social Networking. Community Builders. Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

2011 127

Google Plus and Twitter – How They Work for Me Hand in Hand

Elsua

I am back to making active use of one of my favourite social networking tools out there, where I have been spending a large chunk of time over the course of the last four years and counting. It’s something difficult to see work just right and scalable in other social networking sites.

2011 125

Google Plus – One Social Networking Tool to Rule Them All

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Like I have mentioned yesterday, it’s been a few days already since I jumped the shark and joined the bunch of early adopters who have been hammering down, and taking for a spin, the latest iteration of Google to get social with Google Plus , right after Google Wave and Google Buzz.

2011 114

Social Media at Work

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This time around Social Media @ Work. With the existence, and abundance, of social networking tools, we are no longer having to depend on one or two individuals, or a small team of communicators, to help spread the message around. Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

How connect.BASF Helped BASF Become a Social Business

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In the recent past I have been blogging over here a couple of times already on some of the amazing piece of work that BASF ( disclaimer: An IBM customer) has been doing over the course of the last year or so on becoming a Social Business and behave and act as such.

2011 105

Google Plus – One50, Two50 and TheRest

Elsua

The truth is that I am ready to make plenty of blunt moves on redefining my social networking presence out there on the Social Web, and I will be sharing some further insights on that regard very soon, but one thing for sure is that at this point in time my blog will remain where it is.

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5 Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save You From Information Overload

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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. Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0 I heart Activity Streams. I mean, I * love* them to bits!

2011 106

The Evolution of the Knowledge Web Worker

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Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0 Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing“ A knowledge worker is someone who gets to decide what he or she does each morning “, by Thomas A.

2011 96

KM, Enterprise 2.0 and Social Business: One and The Same

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Now morphed into Social Business ) has started already to follow the same path that traditional Knowledge Management did back in the day. If you ask KMers about Social Computing, Social Networking or Enterprise 2.0 or Social Business today.

2011 89

Living “A World Without Email” … in Google Plus

Elsua

In the last few weeks a lot has been written about whether Google Plus is the ultimate killer social networking site of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or several others, you name it. And no longer just a social networking activity per se, necessarily, on its own.

2011 90

Radical Management – A Different Kind of CEO

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Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0 Innovation Knowledge Management Learning Life Social ComputingDuring the course of yesterday, my good friend, the always insightful Ana Silva was wondering, over in Twitter , and in her own blog, too!,

The Big Three – How To Handle Your Fragmented Social Life

Elsua

A few days back my good friend Jack Vinson posted a rather interesting and thought-provoking blog post that would be incredibly relevant for all of those folks who happen to be rather active in various different social networking sites and who may be facing such a common problem as well.

2011 81

The Secret Life of Your Bodyclock – Redefining How You Work for Best Performance

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Go figure! // Thanks for any insights / advice you can provide “ From there onwards an entire conversation developed where there was a mix of responses of people in my social network(s) who commented and shared their tips on why they would run in the morning, at midday or in the early evening.

2011 79

Google Plus – Bridging Together Too Irreconcilable Worlds

Elsua

The communities will come as a result. But what I think G+ provides us with is a new breaking ground that no other social networking tool, at least, till now, has dared to bridge just yet: combining both online (As in real-time!) Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

The Future of the WorkPlace – Social Business

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movement and, as we come to prepare things already for 2011 and beyond, one cannot keep but continue reflecting about the real impact of Social Computing within the enterprise and how it is changing the way we think (and behave!) Or not… Welcome to Social Business!

Why Ideas Are Obvious to You But Amazing to Others

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Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0 Fun Stuff and Musings Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Life Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing

2011 77

Why Best Practices Don’t Work for Knowledge Work

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Social Computing is no different! However, that’s typically not my answer to their amazement when confronted with the fact there aren’t any best practices for social software, and for knowledge work, in general.

2010 102

The Art of Collaborating Effectively in Virtual Teams

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Specially, now that we have got social software tools available to us all to help improve, augment and develop further our own collaborative skills altogether. Build a social life (integrated with your enterprise collaboration approach). Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

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?

2011 76

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

Elsua

Imagine now when people start relying more and more on these social tools and they reach similar levels to the ones I have been enjoying myself for the last few months. Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

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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.

2011 74

Social Business – Rethinking Innovation, Organization and Leadership

Elsua

Well, here is one potential answer to them all: Social Business – Rethinking Innovation, Organization and Leadership. Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0 Innovation Knowledge Management Learning Life Social Computing

How to Use Employee Engagement to Boost Your Business

Elsua

It’s what the Social Web has managed to unleash and awaken from all of those years. Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0 Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Life Metablogging Personal KM Social Computing Work Life Integration

The Tale Of The Social Brand

Elsua

And since we are just a few hours ago from getting ours started, why don’t we just sit back, relax, and start enjoying “ The Tale Of The Social Brand “? Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

2011 65

The Business Value of Serendipity: Improving Your Presentation Skills

Elsua

You gotta love serendipity, specially, when it is facilitated serendipity coming through to you, as if by magic, through your multiple daily interactions with your social networks, whether internal or external.

9 Ways To Increase Your Productivity While Working From Home

Elsua

Impose Time Limits on Specific Tasks: Oh, yes, ever since I have introduced The Pomodoro Technique to help me schedule time chunks on specific tasks, specially, rather complex ones, also even the time I spend on social networking tools, it’s made a huge difference for me.

2011 77

Life in a Connected Day

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Collaboration Communities Fun Stuff and Musings General Interest Innovation Learning Life Social Computing Work Life Integration

Life In A Perpetual Learning State

Elsua

Specially, if you are heavily involved with the Learning and Education field, which, as most of you know already, is another one of my other passions, specially the concept of Social Learning in a work environment. Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

2011 67

Google Plus – A Vitamin or an Aspirin?

Elsua

My good friend, and fellow colleague, Louis Richardson , is a tremendously engaging public speaker with an amazing talent in delivering key, powerful messages in various different topics; one of them being Social Business. I am not saying that social software is problematic.

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. Each of them placing the focus on the own key areas: KM on the processes and tools and Social Computing on the people themselves.