October, 2016

Mastering the Art of Collaboration Through Conversation

Elsua

. Can you have too many conversations at work?

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Seeing Deeply Through the Medium of Technology

Alchemy of Change

As medium has become message, we must learn to see more deeply, beyond our distracted, glassy reflections. Featured Soul

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Your Future with SharePoint? Looking Forward

Michael Sampson - Currents

Earlier in this series: 1 – Your Future with SharePoint? Looking Back. Looking Forward.

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‘Easy and safe’ is over-rated

Viv Mcwaters

Working with groups generates lots of dynamics. I want to focus on the dynamic between the facilitator and the group. There’s a long held position about facilitation that the facilitator needs to make the task easy for the group, and to create a safe space. I disagree. When I’m tired, feeling a bit vulnerable, and wanting to be cared for I relish the easy choice in a restaurant of the chef ‘just bringing food’ I don’t want to make choices, or decisions.

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Societal Change Systems: A Framework to Address Wicked Problems

Networking Action

Issues such as climate change, poverty, sustainable agriculture, and health care are described as wicked, messy, complex, and multi-level: they involve many hundreds of o rganizations at a national level; at a global level this easily increases to many thousands. … Net Dev

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Interview with Cirrus Insight on User Adoption – for Salesforce

Michael Sampson - Currents

I had a discussion recently with Joshua from Cirrus Insight on applying the strategies in my User Adoption Strategies book to Salesforce implementations. Salesforce adoption is one of the biggest issues facing orgs today.

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Triptych of Paintings of Roy Rogers Slide Guitar Master

Portals and KM

Here is a 20" x 48" triptych of the slide blues guitar master, Roy Rogers, and his fiddle man. It is based on three photos I took at Jazz fest 2014 and combines three 16" x 20" paintings. 

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The Future of Crowdsourcing: An Interview With Bastian Unterberg of Jovoto

Online Community Strategy

Bastian Unterberg, Founder & CEO of Jovoto.

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The Power of Marrying Facilitation and Sector Expertise

Net-Map Toolbox

Last week I talked with my colleagues from the IFC , Sumit Manchanda and Anja Robakowski-Van Stralen , and Amit Nag (Net-Map facilitator) who have used Net-Map to facilitate their political economy analysis in setting up Public Private Dialogues in developing countries.

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Becoming a Successful Socially Integrated Enterprise – The Long Journey

Elsua

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Household activities as part of homeschooling curriculum

Mathemagenic

Emily have learnt how to vacuum clean and is very proud of it. I still smile thinking of her beaming face when she told her grandmother that clean carpet at their feet had been cleaned by her. I always say that in our family household work is an important part of the curriculum.

2016 10

Your Future with SharePoint? Answer the 5 W’s

Michael Sampson - Currents

Earlier in this series: 1 – Your Future with SharePoint? Looking Back. 2 – Your Future with SharePoint? Looking Forward. Answer the 5 W’s. Microsoft’s future with SharePoint offers increased simplicity (e.g., new modern libraries and lists), mobile interaction (e.g.,

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Painting of Greek Fishing Boat

Portals and KM

Here is a 24" square acrylic painting of fishing boat on the island of  Samos. I did s smaller version (12"square) on a recent trip there. I redid it larger because I wanted both he scale and the additional detail that can be applied to larger painting. 

2016 11

The two not-so-secret secrets about Creative Facilitation

Viv Mcwaters

There’s no big secret to Creative Facilitation , it comes down to two things: using creative processes that allow people to really participate, and showing up as a facilitator that people feel able to trust. The hard part is letting go of all those practices that squeeze the life out of meetings. We are social creatures, fundamentally wired for socialising, playing and creating together. To release energy into our meetings, we need to disrupt some conventions.

Can we actually practice graphic recording after just a 4 hour workshop? Yes! Part 2

Full Circle Associates

Background : This is the second of three posts about some recent visual experiences at the 7th Annual GFRAS Meeting in Limbe, Cameroon, where I was invited as their graphic recorder!

Can IBM Watson Workspace Save Our Productivity?

Elsua

Apparently, our productivity as employees has been plummeting since the mid 70s. Yes, indeed, you are reading it right, since the mid 70s ! And yet we seem to be working more hours nowadays than ever before with a rather horrifying effect on us all for that matter.

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How I share online

Joitske Hulsebosch

This is my contribution to the blogcarnaval of the LOSmakers. The subject is online sharing of knowledge and experiences. " We all talk about online knowledge sharing, but who is really practising it? And if you don't why not? "

Acknowledging the Work of Others

Michael Sampson - Currents

Writing for HBR Online, last year Amy Gallo wrote an article entitled How to Respond When Someone Takes Credit for Your Work : There’s nothing more infuriating than someone taking credit for your work.

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Painting of Lemons, Mytilini, Samos Greece

Portals and KM

Here is a 16" x 20" square acrylic painting of lemons in  Mytilini  Greece on the island of  Samos. It was done in 2012 on a trip there but it got ripped in shipping so this is a remake. 

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Social Media for Schools #NBN October 2016

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Hey there, teachers and school type people, tomorrow (Tuesday 19th October) I’m running some webinars with TTEDSC and NBN on how Schools can us Social Media Marketing Strategies. There are Q&A sessions and so on starting at 4pm.

Can we learn graphic recording in 4 hours and actually DO something? YES! Part 1

Full Circle Associates

Rarely do I get to go to an event with graphic recording as my primary duty. It is often an “extra” that I include in my facilitation practice. This year I was invited to the 7th Annual GFRAS Meeting in Limbe, Cameroon as their graphic recorder!

Never Underestimate the Power of Education and Enablement

Elsua

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Third best job in the world

Viv Mcwaters

My job – working with groups, helping them come alive, unearth their creativity and make discoveries – is the third best job in the world.

Transitioning to Office 365: Becoming the Adoption Superhero for Your Firm

Michael Sampson - Currents

My talk at Ignite 2016 was called Transitioning to Office 365: Becoming the Adoption Superhero for Your Firm. Microsoft’s Channel9 team were at the conference, and the video of my talk is above. Enjoy. Adoption & Effective Use Microsoft Office 365

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Painting of Church, Mytilini, Samos Greece #3

Portals and KM

Here is a 24" square acrylic painting of church in  Mytilini  Greece on the island of  Samos. I did s smaller version (12"square) on a recent trip there.

Can you engage introverts in social learning?

Joitske Hulsebosch

Introverts love to stay indoors and have difficulties expressing themselves, while extraverts are outgoing and enjoy telling all their stories. That is the image we often have about intro/extraverts. How does this relate to social learning? Can introverts engage in social learning?

I am the Immigrant to my Neighborhood Crows…

Full Circle Associates

I have been intrigued by Seattle’s crows since I moved here in 1981. They attacked my sons walking to school during nesting season one year and I went out and told them “hey, I’m a mom too. Don’t bother my kids, and they won’t bother yours.”

Enabling Early Adopters to Lead Your Change Initiatives

Elsua

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Societal Change Systems: A Framework to Address Wicked Problems

Networking Action

Issues such as climate change, poverty, sustainable agriculture, and health care are described as wicked, messy, complex, and multi-level: they involve many hundreds of organizations at a national level; at a global level this easily increases to many thousands. Their … Published Articles

Becoming an Adoption Superhero – My Session at Ignite 2016

Michael Sampson - Currents

At the time of writing, Microsoft Ignite New Zealand starts in 21 days, 21 hours, 48 minutes, and 55 seconds. This will be the first time I have participated in this conference in New Zealand, and I’ll be there for the opening – and early I hope too.

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Update on Living Well in the Digital Age 3

Social Reporter

My recent blogging is at mediablends.com including these posts about the Joined Up Digital initiative I’ve been working on with the Centre for Ageing Better. The @agenoretirement Festival builds on #joinedupdigital connector plans: create local community coops where #agedoesnotmatter. Ideas for connecting citizens and building local communities – developed in the Joined Up Digital initiative – moved forward significantly at The Age of No Retirement Festival yesterday.

Citizen science and public engagement perspectives

Taming the spaces

I attended in Oslo Science Park the seminar on citizen participation, expertise, and knowledge sharing in cultural heritage archives and natural history institutions. The seminar dealt with different aspects, which i found interesting to keep a record about. Bernard Schiele from University of Quebec emphasised the need to overcome the Deficit model in explaining the […]. museum research

My elephant in the dark

Mathemagenic

A visit from Gabriela , bringing back memories of the golden era of blogging and triggering an exploration of optics uses in medieval paintings , also brings something else. I look back at my own path and wonder how all of my experiences of work and blogging are useful now and what I’m going to do in the future with my experiences now.

Never Underestimate Your Innate Ability to Network Through Conversation

Elsua

. Summer is over. ‘ Back to work. Back to blogging! Those were the first few words that came to my mind earlier on today, after having returned, over the weekend, from a short holiday break in Barcelona , Spain.

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