Sat.Jan 28, 2017 - Fri.Feb 03, 2017

The New IT Department

Michael Sampson - Currents

The experience of Hollands Kroon, on reimagining what it means to work in a municipal government, and the impact on the IT department: One of the key decisions that Hollands Kroon administrators made as part of the workplace transformation was to empower employees by eliminating standard job hierarchies and reporting structures, freeing up more of the workers’ time and energy to help them better serve citizens.

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Painting of Yellow Pepper New Orleans

Portals and KM

Here is a 12" x 16" painting of a yellow pepper in New Orleans. The best way to easily see most of my paintings for s ale is to go to my Facebook page -  - and look at Photos and albums within Photos. I have three photo albums covering my art.

2017 15

Trending Sources

How to create a Civilly Disobedient #shitstorm online & off #socialmedia

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

How to create a resistance movement using social media and the steps to do so. This framework came from one I developed for social media campaigns for companies (workshops) but hey! it works for grassroots activism too! Social Media puts the media in YOUR hands now.

2017 11

Understanding the power of deep story

Chris Corrigan

Spent an hour in conversation with a friend in the US last night discussing the role of dialogue in connecting communities together. My friend has extensive experience working with immigrant, refugee communities and in working with inner city agencies.

Intranets 2017

Michael Sampson - Currents

My friends at Step Two in Sydney are producing the seventh annual intranet conference in Australia : Intranets2017 is in its seventh year, and it continues to power on as the biggest intranet conference in the southern hemisphere, running in Sydney on 31 May-2 June 2017. Today we officially open for registrations, sharing details on the first of our international speakers. At Step Two, we know intranets and digital workplaces, and what teams need to know.

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Update on Microsoft Teams

Michael Sampson - Currents

Update from Kirk on the Office 365 Team on the new (still in preview) Microsoft Teams service in Office 365: … Microsoft Teams has picked up momentum since its launch last November. In the last month alone, 30,000 organizations across 145 markets and 19 languages have actively used Microsoft Teams. snip). We’re especially inspired by this early usage.

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Painting of Creole Tomatoes in New Orleans

Portals and KM

Here is a 24" x 30" painting of Creole tomatoes in new Orleans.    The best way to easily see most of my paintings for s ale is to go to my Facebook page -  - and look at Photos and albums within Photos.

2017 11

The Mushroom at the End of the World

How to Save the World

A nna Lowenhaupt Tsing’s book The Mushroom at the End of the World is subtitled “On the possibility of life in capitalist ruins”. She’s not talking about the future, when the industrial economy has completely collapsed.

Two tactics: resist and connect

Chris Corrigan

Last weekend the conversation on facebook about my previous posts took a turn. We are in an emotionally charged time and misunderstanding are everywhere.

A Workshop – One Day? Two Days? Longer?

Michael Sampson - Currents

Agnes outlines her thinking on workshop length : The most common question I get about my upcoming workshop, SharePoint 2016 and Office 365 Search in Practice, is why I’ve decided to choose a two-day format. I know it could be one day. Also, it could be three days, or even up to five. I do have ten years of experience teaching and doing workshops around the globe. I’ve tried several formats. Some worked, some didn’t. What I’ve found is that I don’t like frontal teaching. It’s not my style.

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A Change of Pace in 2017

Michael Sampson - Currents

In early 2013 I was attending a conference in the United States, and on the man-made beach at the hotel resort was introduced by one of my readers to her boss. It became evident fairly quickly that my interest in user adoption and collaboration strategy was commonly held between the three of us, and after getting back to New Zealand I was invited to present a one-day workshop based on my user adoption book for their clients. That happened in June of that year.

Conversations across the divide

Chris Corrigan

Last week we were out in Tofino hosting a three-day leadership workshop on dialogue with sixty people, most of whom were from the Port Alberni and west coast area.

One organizing strategy against Trump

Chris Corrigan

I have been spending my Saturday inside watching a bit of soccer and engaging with Donald Trump supporters on twitter. You might consider that a waste of time.