2013

Four Types of Status Updates for Improving Social Media Engagement on Facebook and Twitter

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Just because you’ve got a Facebook Page and Twitter Account doesn’t mean anyone is interested in what you have to say. Or your content is interesting but you feel you aren’t positioning it correctly.

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The Power of Networks in a Complex (Business) World

Elsua

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cMOOCs and xMOOCs – key differences

Jenny Connected

As xMOOCs become more successful and begin to experiment with pedagogies that go beyond the didactic video lecture approach, I have been trying to understand the essential differences between the original connectivist MOOCs such as CCK08 and the current xMOOCs such as those offered by Coursera.

Creative Facilitation – the Book!

Viv Mcwaters

Exactly two years ago, I spent six weeks with my ankle in plaster after an operation. With nothing better to do, I wrote a book. This week, we’re releasing it into the wild.

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Own it – with a smile

Net-Map Toolbox

(Picture by Alan Cleaver on flickr). How do you deal with situations you are not 100% comfortable with? How do you approach your work and your family life when it gets stressful? Are you quick to blame others for whatever goes wrong?

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Getting the Message Across: Five Levels of Change Communications

Partnering Resources

You told them… and they did the opposite. You told them… and they ignored what you said. You told them… and they got it. People often tell me that change communications are the most challenging implementation task. Everyone knows that communication is necessary.

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High performance leadership/decisions: business game findings

The Bumble Bee

Over the part few years I have been running in-house business games with a number of major enterprises who form executive teams for a global enterprise for a three year period over a single (intensive) day. So far 15 teams, of different levels of seniority, have fully completed the game.

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My first MOOC: diary of 1 of 24,000 students following a truly “Massive Open Online Course”

Making CommunitySense

Massive Open Online Courses are all the rage. A truly exciting and massive one (over 24,000 students enrolled!) is the Learn Creative Learning MOOC organized by MIT Media Lab, which will run from February- May 2013.

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CEOs Don’t Understand Social Media The Australian

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Australian CEOs are negligent in refusing to come to grips with Social Media, and their PR Media trainers are negligent in not training them to understand the impact of their communications in social networks.

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Life Without eMail – 5th Year Progress Report – The Community, The Movement

Elsua

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Personal Kanban Wins the Shingo Prize

Evolving Web

Personal Kanban won a Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence this year. This is the highest honor in Lean and we share the award with some pretty august company. This award is humbling.

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Pedagogy, practice and learning theory

Jenny Connected

When I was a teacher trainer, we used to debate whether trainee teachers should be introduced to learning theory before or after they went into the classroom to teach.

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Facilitating the transition from online to face-to-face conversations and vice versa

Joitske Hulsebosch

Photo by sparkzy I participated in the online facilitation course by Nancy White (long ago!) when we were practising a chat session, just typing without any audio. The flow was very fast, it was Friday, there were lots of jokes and I was enjoying myself.

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Writing techniques: Episode #1

Ken Carroll

In this first podcast on remarkable writing techniques , I look at 4 things: 1. Begins at 4:00 mins.) A simple but powerful technique that gets people to read and keep reading anything you write: How to create anticipation and suspense in your writing. Begins at 18:00 mins.)

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Net-Map training, 16th-17th August, Washington DC

Net-Map Toolbox

You want to understand the politics of a reform, manage the people side of your business, evaluate complex projects or do engaging qualitative, quantitative and visual network research? The most engaging part of a Net-Map training that is open to everyone is the diversity of participants.

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Newsgator Integrates Social Software into Core Work Process

Portals and KM

I have written about NewsGator on a number of occasions (see for example:  NewsGator Enhances its Social Sites 2010 Platform for SharePoint ). I recently spoke with their new CEO, Daniel Kraft, as well as Stefanie Lightman who runs marketing and corporate strategy.

How to Network From Your Desk (For Introverts and Busy People)

Partnering Resources

Image by Vincent Fournier for Henkel Advertising. It can be hard for introverts to do a lot of the activities normally considered to be networking, especially the large group meet-and-greets. It can also be tricky for those who are busy or those who hate networking.

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Wicked Problems, Governance as Learning Systems

Networking Action

Wicked Problems, Governance as Learning Systems. Anyone working on multi-stakeholder issues is probably working with a “wicked problem”. That is actually a technical, academic term that has spurred some valuable work on how to take action in such a situation, … Net Dev

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New publication: “It’s the Conversation, Stupid!” – Social Media Systems Design for Open Innovation Communities

Making CommunitySense

My joint book chapter with Mark Aakhus, “It’s the Conversation, Stupid!” ” Social Media Systems Design for Open Innovation Communities was just published in J.E. Lundström et al. eds.), Managing Open Innovation Technologies , Springer, Berlin. ISBN 978-3-642-31649-4.

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How 2nd Screen Apps killed off Television Advertising – Social Media TV

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

As viewers use Twitter, Facebook and apps like Zeebox to continue to drive attention to TV Shows, these social tools paradoxically kill off TV Advertising.

The Innovation of Loneliness

Elsua

The 10 Key Principles of Change Management

The Bumble Bee

Over the last 6 months I have been designing, testing and piloting an exciting new Change Management Game for leaders and teams which lets them experience what it is like to lead a complete 9-month change management project over the course of a single day.

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An alternative perspective on the meaning of ‘open’ in Higher Education

Jenny Connected

With the rise of MOOCs there has been much speculation about the meaning of ‘open’, particularly with respect to the Higher Education business model. It is clear that ‘open’ can be interpreted in a number of different ways. In relation to MOOCs the term ‘open’ relates principally to open access, i.e. anyone can attend – there are no entry requirements.

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Tendrils of Digital Habitats

Digital Habitats

It was a lovely surprise to see “Digital Habitats” show up visually in my Facebook stream today, via the graphic recording of Draw2Think , also known as Irene Mynthe. She was capturing a Skype presentation by Etienne! She gave me permission to share here! Thanks! Below is the full image.

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What did Einstein know about Knowledge Management?

Chris Collison

Quite a lot, it appears! Here are my top ten favourite “Einstein on KM” quotes, which I have roughly curated into a journey from information to knowledge, through to learning and simplicity, experimentation, failure, curiosity and imagination… Information is not knowledge.

Talk about corruption!

Net-Map Toolbox

“Monster, I see you!” ” (picture copyright by puuikibeach on flickr). I’m just back from a trip to a not so democratic nation in Africa and from an amazing Net-Mapping session with urban water managers.

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Blogging as Reflective Practice on this Sunny Monday Morning

Michelle Laurie

I started this blog in 2007 as a way to keep in touch with a remote team while working in the field in West Africa. Over the years, I have found it very useful to reflect on my work, reflect on my learning and share interesting things that I’ve come across with the blogosphere.

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Building Your Network: Making It Work with Your Boss

Partnering Resources

Is your biggest networking problem your boss? Read this article for tips and techniques on how to network with your boss. Ropes – fotobydave flickr. The relationship with your boss is one of the most important in the workplace.

2013 93

Leadership and Networks: A new resource

Networking Action

Traditional organization approaches to leadership can lead to disaster with networks – I’ve seen wrong headedness turn networks into hierarchical organizations that unwittingly eviscerate the benefits for choosing a network in the first place. What are the core principles of … Blog Leadership

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Connectedness – The New Differentiator

Governance in a Networked World

Back in 2005 Thomas Friedman wrote about the globalized world in his bestseller book ‘ The World Is Flat ’. The world was inthe process of being transformed to a level – and global – playing field opening up new opportunities.

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UNICEF: They Just Don’t Understand Social Media

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Sometimes Not for Profits and Charities diss social media to try and emotionally bully us into donating. It doesn’t work. Here’s UNICEF’s shocking attempt. What’s wrong with the image below?

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How Social Networking Can Improve Work Meetings

Elsua

I am not too sure whether meetings lower our IQ or whether they make us all more stupid, as my good friend Stowe Boyd reflected on a recent blog post , but I can certainly confirm they do take a toll on your own productivity.

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Business Continuity Management: The Ideal topic for Business Simulation

The Bumble Bee

I have invited leading Business Continuity Management (BCM) expert Pierre Wettergren to write a short guest blog on Bioteams.com to introduce this increasingly critical topic.

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The Evolution of Cooperation

Jenny Connected

Week 2 of Howard Rheingold’s course – Towards a Literacy of Cooperation – focuses on the evolution of cooperation. Here are some notes from Howard’s presentation during the live session last week. For wider reading see the Week 2 reading lists. And for another set of notes I can also recommend Roland Legrand’s. Week 2 notes. Week 1 notes. Why does cooperation exist? If Darwinian processes favour successful competitors why does cooperation exist?

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