Balancing Tasks & Relationships – The Art of Engagement

Alchemy of Change

Gideon Rosenblatt Follow me on Twitter RSS Feeds Home About Movement as Network « Our Intentions on Feedback Profits » Balancing Tasks & Relationships – The Art of Engagement Getting work done with other people is tricky. The bigger the task, the bigger the relationship.

Will Social Software Replace Email in an Enterprise 2.0 World?


Perhaps, in a follow-up blog post I will talk a little bit about which social networking sites have now been become part of my recently created and ongoing " black list " Facebook, LinkedIn and Slideshare are just three of them, but there are a few more.

Collaborative Thinking: Why Is Social Software So Important?

Collaborative Thinking

Collaborative Thinking Perceptions on collaboration and social software by Mike Gotta « Lotusphere 2008: IBM Research - Glimpsing The Future | Main | Lotusphere 2008: Social Computing Keynote » January 22, 2008 Why Is Social Software So Important?

McAfee’s Hypothesis and The Adventures of Molly Discovering Social Software


And, most importantly, she knows who she is going to connect, reach out and collaborate with to get that job done. Well, of course, through her adventures discovering social software at IBM (that’s where she works, by the way!).

Impact of Social Software Within the Enterprise by Jon Iwata


Many folks have been questioning the relevance and importance of social computing within the enterprise. I am one of those folks who thinks along those lines of the latter commentary, having been exposed to corporate social software tools behind the firewall as early as 2001.

The Business Value of Social Software by Luis Suarez


We all know that plenty of people nowadays are trying to figure out what is the main business value and various benefits of using social computing within the enterprise. ROI) conversations for Social Software that I like to talk about so much lately.

Barriers of Social Software Adoption within the Enterprise: It Will Cost You More than You Think!


Something that, to me, comes pretty close home as the main problem, issue, bottleneck, challenge (whatever other term you would want to use) on the full adoption of Social Computing within the enterprise by knowledge workers.

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The Adventures of Molly Discovering Social Software – On the Importance of Status Updates


Yes, indeed, it looks like Molly’s adventures discovering social software at IBM continue and this time around, for episode #3 , on one of my favourite topics, although things around it haven’t been very smooth lately.

IBM Aims at Reinventing Relationships with Northstar: We Better Watch…


Did you have a chance to look into the brand-new shiny IBM’s Northstar tool suite that is supposed to provide us with an opportunity to reinvent relationships ? You know, one cannot get to reinvent relationships out of the blue and overnight, right?

social software & worldvision - interview with keith don

Engineers without Fears

A few weeks ago, I had a great conversation with Keith Don from WorldVision about using social software in not-for-profits. When did World Vision first get involved in social media? World Vision started using social media before I joined.

Even More Research on the Use of Social Software in the Workplace from IBM

Portals and KM

Millen, Werner Geyer, Casey Dugan recently published, Research on the Use of Social Software in the Workplace. It focused on their Beehive social networking website behind IBM’s firewall. Beehive was launched in 2007 by IBM Research as “an internal social network site for IBM employees designed to blur the boundaries of work and home, professional and personal, and business and fun.” I briefly mentioned BeeHive as part of Looking Closely at Lotus Connections.

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Giving up on Work e-mail - Status Report on Week 50 (Impact of Social Software in HR)


Still on the road, currently in Madrid (Where tomorrow I am scheduled to do a couple of internal events on Social Software at IBM ), and after a rather interesting event in Orlando with Lotusphere 2009 , here I am again back at my regular blogging, this time around with another weekly progress report on my quest to giving up e-mail at work that I have started a few months ago, as most of you already know. Connect Integrates with SharePoint

Portals and KM

Now ® has created a way to bridge the gap between Apple and Microsoft to create a unified social user experience for the enterprise across the iPad, iPhone and desktop with Connect™ for SharePoint. Today workers often collaborate with colleagues in the office via email, which they can supplement with SharePoint, IM, unified communications and other social apps. I have covered before (see New

Green Chameleon " Priming Social Software Adoption

John Tropea - Delicious Community

I’ve written about wiki raids , and other folks talk about barn-raisings (which makes the community connection much more clearly).

Social Software Is Not Enough - The BrainYard - InformationWeek

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Rachel Happe ( @rhappe ) is a co-founder and principal at the Community Roundtable , a peer network for social media, Read Full Bio >> See More From This Columnist >> SHARE. Social Software Is Not Enough. Companies considering using social tools in their organizations must also come up to speed on community management. Social software is a bit of a Trojan horse. This cannot be addressed with software alone. Cloud Connect.

Using IBM Lotus Connections 2.5


IBM’s Lotus Connections v2.5 My fellow colleague, and good friend, Luis Benitez , has already been sharing some details over at Lotus Connections 2.5 And relevant information resources are starting to become available for everyone as well, like the Lotus Connections v2.5

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The Elements in the Social Software Stack :: Personal InfoCloud

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Getting the two to mesh, while accounting for most of the important components of social software has been really difficult for me to square for quite some time. The strength of the graphic is having identity at the core of the social interaction.

Social Software, Community, and Organization: Where Practice Meets Process « Skilful Minds

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Collective understanding and collaborative understanding , as Thomas Vander Wahl makes clear, are different parts of what he refers to as the social sofware stack. The key fact is that social software is a way of cultivating shared experience rather than a mere means to an end, or goal, alone.

Cisco WebEx Connect Questions

Collaborative Thinking

Predictions: WebEx Connect will need a strong IdM (Identity Management) play and will do so either through expanding what exists within PostPath or through an acquisition or a deep partnership. The cloud-based identity service will be key to expand on social networking aspects that will emerge around WebEx Connect. More partnerships - perhaps with Jive or other white label/hosted social/community platforms vendors. Social Networking & Identity.

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One Way To Look At Social Computing

Collaborative Thinking

One of the slides that has been well-received is one that I use to peel away the different terms associated with social computing. It seems to add value and remove some of the confusion that people have when it comes to "social everything".

Cisco Community Central: Enterprise Social Software : Pushing The Reset Button On How We Look At “Collaboration”

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

The influx of new vendors and new “enterprise social software&# (ESS) tools (e.g., Over the past few years, the emphasis on “everything social&# has made collaboration a hot topic again. Communities and social networking have been the “next right answer&# just as virtual workspaces were thought to be the next right answer over a decade ago. Social tools (Enterprise 2.0)

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Launch Day of Communities and Networks Connection


For a good number of years, almost from the very beginning since I have gotten involved rather heavily with social software in my role both as a Knowledge Manager and Community Builder, I have been saying that the major drivers of social software adoption within the enterprise are communities, whichever flavour you would want to consider (of Practice, of Interest, of Purpose, etc. Thus as you can see a tremendous potential for Communities and Networks Connection.

The Man Who Should Have Used Lotus Connections – On the Misuse of Email


The rather interesting part of the video clip is from minute 2:14 onwards, where you will be able to see what a difference it would have made making use of a social software tool for file sharing.

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The Man Who Should Have Used Lotus Connections — Communities: The Driving Force of Enterprise 2.0


That one of having strong and healthy communities that can help accelerate, tremendously, the adoption rate of social software within the enterprise. It’s a completely new way of demonstrating the business value of social software and communities within the enterprise, I tell you!

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


It will also make you question, as a social computing evangelist / enthusiast (If you are one), what you have been advocating all along with regards to email and its (mis)use within the corporate world, to the point where perhaps it is not such evil after all.

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The FASTForward Blog " More on War as the accelerant for Social Software: Enterprise 2.0 Blog: News, Coverage, and Commentary

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

More on War as the accelerant for Social Software by Rob Paterson November 29, 2007 at 7:44 am · Filed under 2.0 There were no doubters - and like the adoption of the train, this new way of connecting people has transformed our world. So back to social software.

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Jive SBS Design Practices, Part 1 » Connected

John Tropea - Delicious Community

from Gene Smith’s Social Software Building Blocks (which grew from a few other frameworks), but we like to name our stuff after the peep s who bring it to our frontal lobes. Opinions expressed here are not necessarily those of Jive Software.

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The Man Who Should The Man Who Should Have Used Lotus Connections – Tag, You’re It!


In a way, it was triggered again by some of the conversations I had during the break(s) at the Social Business Summit, so I thought it would be a good time to finally address it, at least, with this initial blog post.

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The Man Who Should Have Used Lotus Connections – On the Business Case for Corporate Blogging


Well, it looks like Jean Francois decided to tap into this very same thing as well and the second episode of " The Man Who Should Have Used Lotus Connections " is now based on blogging and the many benefits of having a corporate blog.

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Building Social Business: Connecting, Sharing and Collaborating

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Building Social Business At the intersection of Enterprise 2.0 Facilitating Social Collaboration with Enterprise Social Networking. The answer is elusive and yet critical for us to understand the processes that lead from connecting to sharing and finally to collaborating.

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Enterprise 2.0 Conference: Session Proposals

Collaborative Thinking

From Social Site To Social Networking Services posted by Mike Gotta in Technology Foundations of Enterprise 2.0 The industry is transitioning from an emphasis on destination sites for communities and social networking towards one where networked services enable social information to be contextually integrated across a wide range of sites and applications. Strategies of leading social platform vendors will be examined in this panel.

Karma is Real Social Media Principle #6

Evolving Web

This post is fifth in a series of my Social Media Principles. The base post is 10 Social Media Principles. #6: He says: Not that this was An Bui’s intent for the blog, but I have trouble imagining saying “Karma is Real” when trying to ask the Big Boss for more social media budget.

Connected - IBM Lotus Connections, in plain English

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Connected Search Archives IBM Lotus Connections, in plain English Edit: I used to be the IBM Lotus Connections Technical Evangelist. I am now the Social Enterprise Evangelist at Jive Software. The social task management bit, however, is all about collaboration.

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IBM Lotus Connections, in plain English " Connected

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Connected Search Archives IBM Lotus Connections, in plain English Edit: I used to be the IBM Lotus Connections Technical Evangelist. I am now the Social Enterprise Evangelist at Jive Software. The social task management bit, however, is all about collaboration.

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Giving up on Work e-mail - Status Report on Week 51 (SNBC - Connect, Collaborate, Innovate)


Time for that weekly progress report on giving up e-mail at work where I am getting really, really , close to the one year anniversary of such remarkable quest: reducing my incoming e-mail count consistently over the last few months and, instead, use more and more social software tools to get the job done! Tags: Productivity Tools Social Computing Innovation Learning Communities Personal KM Knowledge Tools Knowledge Management Enterprise2.0 And we are back at it again, folks.

2009: Planning Considerations For Enterprise 2.0

Collaborative Thinking

Microsoft Office SharePoint 2007 (MOSS) is a disappointing platform for social computing in my opinion. My position for some time has been that the next release will be a tipping point for Microsoft's social computing efforts. Organizations will leverage SharePoint for traditional productivity and content management needs but will look for an alternative social platform to sit alongside SharePoint while a minority of shops that have not over-committed to SharePoint (e.g.,

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Job Description - Cisco Career Connection - Cisco Systems

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capabilities like blogs, wikis, and RSS feeds, with teamspace capabilities like file sharing and task lists, with social software capabilities like profiles, walls, and friends. More information can be found at: [link] The ECP team is looking for a motivated, high energy, passionate Product Manager with strong product management, customer, and software experience who is ready to work in a start-up like environment to ensure Cisco’s success in this new market adjacency.

Green Chameleon » Chris Collison on KM and Technology

Green Chameleon blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Chris Collison on KM and Technology The guys at eClerx Services have continued their short KM video series with an interview with Chris Collison on the relationship between KM and technology.

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The State of Social Network Analysis in Business: LINKS Workshop Report

21st Century Organization

June 7- 11 I had the good fortune of taking a deeper dive into social network analysis (SNA) at the University of Kentucky's Links Center Summer Workshop. . When automated tools perform the analysis, users may resent knowing that software is analyzing their behavior.

Collaborative Thinking: Making Innovation Strategy Succeed

Collaborative Thinking

Some key quotes from the interview: " we set out to perform a robust test of the relationship between R&D spending and corporate success and found no statistically significant connection" "Innovation and new technology are not the same thing.

Collaborative Thinking: Its All About Protecting The Member? Or, "How I Was Sold Out For 25 Cents".

Collaborative Thinking

Collaborative Thinking Perceptions on collaboration and social software by Mike Gotta « Societal & Economic Factors Establish IT Context | Main | Info 2.0: Sign up for virtually any social network these days, and youll be asked if you want to upload your contacts.

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Life With Alacrity: Dunbar Triage: Too Many Connections

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

How do I maintain meaningful relationships with over 300 people? For me, its the quality of relationships that enhances my professional and personal life, not the sheer numbers." How does someone like a member of the US House of Representatives manage their relationships?

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Collaborative Thinking: From Star Power To Network Power

Collaborative Thinking

Collaborative Thinking Perceptions on collaboration and social software by Mike Gotta « Meanwhile, Over At WebEx: A New Sheriff In Town | Main | IP Democracy: The Futility Of Internet Privacy? » January 25, 2008 From Star Power To Network Power While we tend to pay attention to the large social network sites (e.g., Now athletes and teams are taking social networking a step further, establishing communities outside league sites.

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