Connections are Different than Relationships

Alchemy of Change

Gideon Rosenblatt Follow me on Twitter RSS Feeds Home About Movement as Network « Networks and Autonomy How Connections “Wrap&# Our Engagement » Connections are Different than Relationships I used to use the words connection and relationship interchangeably.

Travelling a different road

Viv Mcwaters

And we need to experience before we process and analyse. I am confident though, that although it’s a different road that I’m travelling, it’s one worth exploring. Travelling a different road is a post from:

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Newsgator Integrates Social Software into Core Work Process

Portals and KM

Now it is moving beyond SharePoint to reach other work processes. When asked how can NewsGator make social more useful, they were told to integrate it into work processes. The real benefits come when it impacts work processes.

Collaboration over Process

Evolving Web

Fast, unedited, perhaps a little more politically incorrect here and there. ) The agile manifesto said "Individuals and interactions over processes and tools". Now, however, I would replace this with "Collaboration over process." Our process evolved rapidly during that project.

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Fair Process and Social Computing

Governance in a Networked World

I was reminded recently of a diagram published in one of my favourite HBR articles on organisational change management called "Fair Process"by Kim and Mauborgne back in 1997.

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Understanding where you are, not where you think you are: some tips and a process

Chris Corrigan

These helped me to reflect on a conversation I had with a client yesterday, where we designed a process for dealing with this. First we are tempted to fit every outlier into a category, which renders difference and novelty impotent.

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Enterprise 2.0 Conference: Call For Papers Community, Voting Process

Collaborative Thinking

If you find them valuable, I hope you take the time to participate in the community process and vote for these proposals. The session will connect the process, cultural, and tooling aspects of profiles, social graphs, etc. In the session below, I wanted to bring together some pragmatic thought leaders to debate the different sides of how Enterprise 2.0 Leadership teams face a multi-generational workforce with different expectations, values, and work styles.

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The Power of Action Learning: A Process for Building a Collaborative Culture

John Tropea - Delicious Faciliatation

One of the most powerful tools for moving an organization’s culture toward collaboration and knowledge sharing is a process called Action Learning. Format 1 - Each Set Member Works on a Different Problem/Opportunity. Design and implement a materials-flow process for a new body shop. ?

Love and power, holons and process

Chris Corrigan

Much of the process evident at the three Occupy camps I have been to has been about inclusion and joining. Adam saw it differently. Power/love moves in process design. Graphic from

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The five major theories of how people "learn": a synopsis

The Bumble Bee

Carlton also identifies different computer games founded on each theory. Over the years, academics have proposed a number of theories to describe and explain the learning process - these can be grouped into five broad categories: 1. Think Differently

The Top 10 Most Common Mistakes in Consensus Process, and How to Avoid Them

How to Save the World

consensus process flowchart. Consensus Decision-Making is a group decision-making process that seeks not only the agreement of most participants, but also the resolution or mitigation of minority objections and concerns. Rushing the Process. (a guest post by Tree Bressen).

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Understanding the difference between Forums, Blogs, and Social Networks

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Ever been to a conference where different lunch tables had big white signs inviting people to sit and join others of like interest? It’s important to know the many different tools in your tool chest as every type of accessory fulfills a different need.

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Different perspectives

Viv Mcwaters

After all, these biological processes were inbuilt into we humans for a reason – so as we would stay alive. So once we get over ourselves and realise that we are not in any physical danger, is there really any reason NOT to try something different?

Enterprise 2.0: Two Success Stories on Connecting People with People to Make a Difference!


It’s amazing how, in most cases, we may all be working for different companies, different industries, different business areas, yet our challenges all seem to be down to the same dead-end: the corporate culture AND how to change it to make it more 2.0

Facilitate! Don’t be a Clever-Bully

Net-Map Toolbox

Remember, they don’t disagree with you because they maybe know their own story better than you do or they have a different perspective than you. Clever-Bully (picture by Diamond Select Toys). I’ve been teaching Net-Map a lot, lately.

Are You Tapping “Third-Order” Engagement?

Alchemy of Change

It requires a fundamental rethink of the organization – and how its processes for creating value can be opened up to people outside the organization. Engagement is the process of building relationships with people and putting those relationships to work to accomplish some goal. When you get it right though, it can make a huge difference. Reorganizing for Third-Order Impact Organizations that excel at third-order engagement don’t just tweak existing processes.

Three ‘new’ group processes

Viv Mcwaters

There’s probably no such this as a new process – variations on a theme maybe. The Wave Analysis uses the metaphor of the wave to explore different practices in a particular industry. There was the potential for each group to have 6 or 7 different values.

A very wicked new tool for process designers

Chris Corrigan

I have been a small part of a project over the past couple of years (along with a few other Art of Hosting stalwarts) to help co-create a pattern language for group process. The deck is designed to support your process as a group convenor, planner, facilitator, or participant.

Integrated scaffolding process model

Taming the spaces

We have worked with Tobias Ley, Sebastian Dennerlein and Merja Bauters to capture from different Layers designs the actions that fit to the universal process model. Learning (cognitive) perspective Collective knowledge perspective Scaffolding perspective. learning layers

McKinsey on Web 2.0 in the Enterprise (2008) - Adoption Pattern Makes a Big Difference

Michael Sampson - Currents

Here's what I noticed: In every case, SATISFACTION is HIGHER and DISSATISFACTION is LOWER if the business had some involvement in early process of adoption , compared to the second line approach of "The IT department finds and tests new technologies and then brings them to the business units."

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Beating Ourselves Up

Hildy Gottlieb

The difference then will be that all the pieces will be in place, which means that it won’t need to just be me doing the sleuthing. Please invite others along on this exploration of the creative process. Creative Process Sabbatical Writing

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The Change Process - 7 Tips to Stay on Top of What's Happening

Michael Sampson - Currents

I write about change in my book on user adoption , and this article outlines a very complementary set of tips on change: " Engaging workplace change can be an unpredictable experience because processes and people evolve in diverse ways as they undergo change. In the same way, identical changes implemented in multiple areas of an organization can produce distinctly different outcomes. Read more: Staying on Top of the Change Process.

Public Shared Services Design: the service cost and quality balancing act

The Bumble Bee

I recently worked with colleagues to identify savings through collaboration between different local councils. STEP 3 - Harmonise the service costing information across the different councils. Think Differently

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Instant Customer Data Analysis using Excel: worked example

The Bumble Bee

You need to share these insights and the data you based them on with staff who are intimate with the operational details of the processes and you need to be open to have your conclusions challenged, destroyed, revised, improved or confirmed. Think Differently

Minimum viable process-practice-platform-product

Learning Alliances

Sean Murphy and I are continuing to explore the process whereby entrepreneurs and innovators figure out what the minimum viable P (process or practice or platform or product) could be. Challenges in understanding the embedded (often invisible) interests, incentives and assumptions of different groups.

Finding Process Ideas From Our Networks

Nancy White

This linked set of tweets tells the story about why we don’t have to k now all the different processes we can use in groups, in our work. This is also a nice Twitter Story which I can point to when we are talking about Networks at CSIR in Pretoria next week!).

Workforce Democracy: Put heart back in the workplace

The Bumble Bee

I invited Mark to write a short intro on the subject as part of my "Think Differently" series because it resonates strongly with Bioteams. Think Differently

Culture: Dealing with differences

Joitske Hulsebosch

I read Dealing with differences by Nico Vink, who looks at communication as scanning of social spaces and positions, rather than exchange of information. So where do we currently find the cultural differences? Yet there is a difference.

Leaders rule - differently, though

Viv Mcwaters

The question remains however if there is a different form of leadership required in such communities. This puts processes like strategic planning exactly where they belong - in the meaningless time wasting basket.

Similar people - different people

Net-Map Toolbox

Heterogeneity and boundary spanning between different kinds of networks lead to innovation. On the other hand… sometimes you meet people where you feel like even the basic structure of their brain must be completely different from yours. Getting to understand each other can become a tough job of explaining and misunderstanding and you feel like learning a different language altogether just to make yourself understood.

Two very different publishing experiences!

Governance in a Networked World

His time to market was similar to my second experience, though with a superior editing process happening concurrently as the book was being written. It will probably never happen again (at least for me) but having never published a book before I had two books hit the market in the same month! My book on IT Governance in the Networked World [link] went down the traditional route. 6 months to write and then 12 months from final manuscript to book on my shelf.

Can web2.0 improve decision-making processes?

Joitske Hulsebosch

I understand the Dutch embassy, but think they are flawed in their decision-making process. So I started wondering whether in this flawed decision-making process, web2.0 Would this be very different from listening to the stories or formal evaluations?

Uncover the hidden physics of your business processes

The Bumble Bee

Sometimes the most obvious business process improvements are totally overlooked and the 'no-brainer' process improvements we confidently implement only make things worse. This is what the hidden physics of business processes reveals.

The difference between consonents and vowels

Joitske Hulsebosch

So at home she wanted to know what the difference is between consonents and vowels. This shows that at times it is easier to learn from a person who has recently gone through the same process. Both my children are in mixed classes at school.

Is Leading in the Digital Age Different?

Leading Virtually

Technology is changing the fundamental human processes that underlie leadership. When we use technology, the mental processes that are triggered change due to the absence of nonverbal cues and lack of social presence. We bring different information and emotions to bear on a situation.

The Customer is not always right you know!

The Bumble Bee

However the process was somewhat fraught. Think DifferentlyLast night I asked my 12-year old son Jamie to design a logo for a new idea I had. He came up with a neat three cogs logo on the theme "The whole is greater than the sum of the parts".

PhD defense


The difference between weblogs and other publation tools like twitter is functionality and space. Tags: PhD process This is something I wanted to blog for a while, but – hey – it’s better late than never :).

Schein's ten step culture deciphering process for enterprise2.0

Joitske Hulsebosch

I read it in 2001 with the organisational change processes of Ghanaian organisations in mind. About a learning culture in organisations Schein writes that we don't know tomorrow's world,but we know it will be different, more complex, more fast-paced and more culturally diverse.

The Art and Science of Resilience and Survival: 12 Rules Of Life

The Bumble Bee

In "Surviving Survival" Laurence Gonzales looks deeply into the mental processes that enable us to cope with the trauma that often sets in during and after a challenge to our survival. Think Differently

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Fostering online networks in development (south-south learning processes)

Joitske Hulsebosch

I've always believed in south-south learning since you can learn a lot of people who face similar difficulties and practice- just slightly different. Not that everybody in the south can learn from everybody else, but for instance cocoa producer organisations in Ghana can learn a lot from cocoa producers in Ivory Coast- similar difficulties but different context which pushes you to think creatively.