An Exercise in Balancing Engagement

Alchemy of Change

” While recently at the Web of Change , I developed an exercise to help people better balance this tension between tasks and relationships. Rather than write it up as an article, I figured I would try presenting this exercise to you in video format.

Social Media Exercise: Hoyts Cinema

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

An exercise for social media students and practitioners – what do you do when someone goes on a Twant (Twitter rant)? I chose Hoyts for this exercise cos I believed and had experienced every word (the rant came first, post second).

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Grids & Gestures Exercise. The text behind my experience.

Jenny Connected

Nick Sousanis’ Grids and Gestures 5 day online exercise has come to an end. And I will also say again that Nick Sousanis’ book – Unflattening – (which provides the background to this exercise) is fascinating, thought provoking and visually stimulating.

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Teaching the five Cynefin domains using physical exercises

Chris Corrigan

The exercise went this way: We taped the framwork on the floor, which is the standard way I teach it. The first exercise was a simple challenge: to arrange the group by height. The second exercise was for people to arrange themselves by age and year of birth.

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Blog>> Conducting a KM Planning Exercise

Green Chameleon

This video tutorial takes you through a rapid planning exercise on the KM Planning Canvas using input from a real organisation as an example. Followers of my company Straits Knowledge will know that we have produced a number of KM job aids out of our consulting experience.

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Help! Testing a network mapping exercise | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Testing a network mapping exercise Published by Nancy White at 2:31 pm under knowledge sharing , networks I often use a variety of paper networking mapping exercises in my face to face workshops.

Blog>> How to Approach a KM Strategy Exercise

Green Chameleon

So here’s an introduction to some of our most important lessons learned over the years in how to approach a KM strategy exercise with some chance of it moving off the page of the consultant’s report and into some form of reality. OK, it’s been a bit of a video tinkering period, partly stimulated by the launch of some new public workshops on knowledge audits, taxonomy development and this month, building a KM strategy.

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A Five-Minute Social Media Strategy Exercise

Charmed Particles

I'm one of those people who believe that things are almost always simpler than we think. Too often we make things less clear as we try and describe things - we make them hard to understand with a fog of language that hides a lack of conceptual rigor and clarity. We - all - get caught in this as we try and engage the language rather than the underlying concepts.

Green Chameleon » How to Approach a KM Strategy Exercise

Green Chameleon blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about How to Approach a KM Strategy Exercise OK, it’s been a bit of a video tinkering period, partly stimulated by the launch of some new public workshops on knowledge audits, taxonomy development and this month, building a KM strategy.

Green Chameleon » The Need to Share: Find It, Exercise It

Green Chameleon

Technology: post-it exercise to introduce the dynamics of asynchronous online communication

Joitske Hulsebosch

We used it as an introductory exercise, but if you make it longer, you could probably use it to go much deeper into some of the aspects of asynchronous communication. Today I could not get into my own blog :( and I really wanted to get my experiences out so I felt frustrated. Already addicted?

Shawn Callahan's CoP Affinity Building Exercise Picture


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Experiencing Cynefin physically in a group

Chris Corrigan

I’ve had a couple of requests to share the exercise that helps people understand Cynefin physically. I am continuing to develop this exercise but here’s how I do it now: 1. You can constrain the exercise further by instructing people to complete the task in 15 seconds.

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Network Pattern Cards

Net-Map Toolbox

In many cases this will be more of an exploration and an exercise to understand other’s preferences better – because every pattern carries challenges and opportunities, there is no one perfect solution for the group to discover.

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Walk your dog even if you don't have one

Endless Knots

Get a Dog :" [A]mong dog owners who took their pets for regular walks, 60 percent met federal criteria for regular moderate or vigorous exercise. Nearly half of dog walkers exercised an average of 30 minutes a day at least five days a week.

The 10 Principles of Social Media for Education

Evolving Web

One of these was the University of Lisbon who asked for a brief thought-exercise. After the 10 Principles of Social Media for Business came out, people began to engage us on different real-world applications. They wanted us to think of ways the 10 Principles would apply to education.

Social Media Strategy Course – Valentine’s Day Competition

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

STUDENTS: Course Discussions are here make sure you have chosen a project for your strategy document (either Social Good, Gov, B2B or B2C) as it’ll make it easier to complete the homework and exercises.

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#NRC01PL Personal Learning Assistants

Jenny Connected

She was wonderful because in all that time no two sessions were ever exactly the same, she talked throughout the sessions making them seem like social events rather than gruelling exercise, she knew exactly what I needed to keep me fit and also what would motivate me.

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Leadership is an activity, not a position

Net-Map Toolbox

The most important thing is to start exercising, start leading something, somewhere, some time. Over to you: Where have you exercised your leadership muscles lately? Writing it on the wall will not make you a leader, sorry. picture by Ziggy_Mo on Flickr).

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How I use social media | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I figured it would be good to exercise my memory a bit and unearth some of the key stories that led me to to my social media use today, and perhaps surface some of my patterns.

San Francisco

Michael Sampson - Currents

That was just fantastic for dealing with jet lag, getting good exercise, and doing something out of the ordinary while away from home. I exercised 6 out of 7 days – slightly more than at home. Last month I flew to San Francisco for a week of meetings. My new colleagues at Silverside were coming across for a conference the week of February 20, so we split the distance and met half way.

Innovation for Erratic Meatbags

Evolving Web

For a week leading up to the DC day, he gave his teams exercises that slowly helped them understand who their clients were, the sensibilities and needs of other people, what problems these people might be having, and then license to invent products that might solve those problems.

Green Chameleon » There’s Something About Failures

Green Chameleon blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about There’s Something About Failures Two weeks ago I completed two weeks of reserve military exercise, at the end of which I participated in - observed, really - an After Action Review. Because this was a staging exercise for a larger one to be held the following year, he was emphatic about how important it was to surface mistakes so that we wouldn’t repeat them the following year.

The Innovation of Loneliness


Pen and paper sense-making 2.0

Chris Corrigan

This time I used prepared post it notes for the sense making exercise, which you can see here: Our process went like this: At Cafe tables of five for 20 minutes, discuss the question “What is a story of the future you are anticipating for this sector?”

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Develop Your Networked Business Pilot in Less Than an Hour: Worksheet

Online Community Strategy

This process is another element of a concept I am calling “Network Thinking” I’ve developed a short exercise to help organizations think through ideas, threats and opportunities, and develop a simple plan to start pilot programs.

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Green Chameleon » Arcehtypes Online: Flame Warriors Unveiled

Green Chameleon blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Arcehtypes Online: Flame Warriors Unveiled A while back we did an exercise to derive the archetypes of an online community.

Lessons from VizEd Vancouver

Full Circle Associates

We will warm up with some exercises to banish our inner critics, then explore practices for going visual in our work. We pulled exercises from both of our practices. It was interesting to see where we had developed different versions of similar exercises.

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Blog>> Practitioner Guidelines for Knowledge Audits

Green Chameleon

KM assessment, KM evaluation, knowledge audit, KM audit, knowledge mapping, KM needs analysis, KM planning exercise, etc.). Document the issues raised by participants during the exercise. Provide regular updates on the progress of the exercise. These guidelines were compiled by the participants in the Kuala Lumpur Knowledge Management Roundtable, May 3 2017, hosted by Securities Commission Malaysia. BEFORE THE KNOWLEDGE AUDIT.

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Back from a Cynefin deep dive

Chris Corrigan

It was a packed full four days with many many many bits and pieces of philosophy, natural science, organizational theory and a few exercises thrown in. It was presented in a straight up lecture format, eight hours a day with one or two exercises and some short periods of conversation.

Blog>> KM Practitioner Interview Series: Arief Amron

Green Chameleon

Currently, we are engaging with those 18 departments and sharing the outcomes of the knowledge mapping exercise. We plan to involve the remaining 25 departments in the knowledge mapping exercise.

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Your Future with SharePoint? Answer the 5 W’s

Michael Sampson - Currents

That was an exercise in listing numerous principles and frameworks to build an evidence set, not the work of synthesis across the frameworks to look for patterns, similarities, and common items. Earlier in this series: 1 – Your Future with SharePoint? Looking Back.

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Green Chameleon » Beware the Patterning from RSS Feeds

Green Chameleon blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Beware the Patterning from RSS Feeds Blogging is like exercise – you need discipline and if you’ve stopped for quite a while, it’s so hard to get back into the rhythm.

Announcing a New Online Workshop: The Collaborative Economy Kickstart

Online Community Strategy

hours, participants will get a briefing on the Collaborative Economy, a facilitated exercise to guide ideation and action planning and 30 minutes of group coaching to begin their journey in the Collaborative Economy.

The importance of the disorder domain in Cynefin

Chris Corrigan

One of the ways I teach the Cynefin framework these days is by using a series of exercise to illustrate what it is like to be in each of the five domains. The exercise I use for the disorder domain is to ask people to organize themselves according to a word that is both a verb and a noun. Usually it is a short exercise that easily drives home the point. I forgot the word I was going to use to prompt the exercise. and feel complete with the exercise.

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Social Media is Dead, Long Live Big Data

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Look I could keep going, and delving into Volume, Variety, Velocity, Veracity, etc is a reasonable exercise but for a short intro into how business are using big data and social media this should give you some idea.

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What does “digital native” imply? Just sayin…

Full Circle Associates

They did enjoy drill and practice exercises and referred to these as “games” which they “played”.The A quote worth sharing from my blog draft backlog… emphasis mine. Smash stereotypes and remember many roots of learning are social, even online!

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Desire lines for strategy and change

Chris Corrigan

Naming and making visible these entrained desire lines (including the ones that that group takes into the darkness of conflict and unresourcefulness) is a helpful exercise in beginning to first reflect and then disrupt and develop capacity.

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John Tropea - Delicious Faciliatation

[ ? ] Subscribe To This Site 4-Word Build Written for the Trainers and Facilitators section - Newsletter 1 Retweet this page to your Twitter followers: An exercise to elicit a shared understanding, or a shared vision of an idea or concept. The exercise can also provide an insight into the ways in which decisions are made within any given team or group, and as such is an excellent teamwork exercise. The exercise: Ideally groups of 4, 8, 12, 16 etc.

The Sharing Economy


Do you think we would benefit from that act of sharing as a result of that transparency exercise? In the recent past you may well remember a couple of blog posts that I put together over here around the subject of the Circular Economy , right?,

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