Who to Focus On

Alchemy of Change

It got me thinking though… Knowing where to focus is only partly about knowing what to focus on; it’s also about knowing who to focus on. Being effective is part what and part who because so much of what we do in life these days, we do with other people.

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Reflections from 2011 – Focused and Purposeful Social Networking


Greg mentions on that succinct tweet how he will be looking forward to potentially settle down on a single social networking site for 2012 and beyond to stay focused, which seems to be, and rightly so, the focus of attention nowadays for plenty of people, if I may add so myself.

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Trending Sources

Collaborators, Cooperators and People I Learn From


So I decided to look deeper, in retrospect, and try to define for myself the kinds of relationships I have built over the years with the people who I used to follow on Twitter and see how I would be able to group them accordingly. Collaborators , Cooperators and People I Learn From.

2015 76

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

The Bumble Bee

Cognitivism focuses on the transmission of information from someone who knows (such as an 'expert' as opposed to facilitators) to learners who do not know.

2012 108

How People Define Smart Organizations: The Biology of Great Organizations Part II

Alchemy of Change

If there’s such a thing as an organizational membrane, it needs to be able to respond both logically and emotionally to a world deeply shaped by the thoughts and actions of real people. That shift is the long-term focus and purpose of my work as a writer, builder, citizen and father.

2011 143

Create Slides People Will Remember by Nancy Duarte


Design slides people can “get” in 3 seconds.

2013 56

Socialtext Continues to Focus on Workplace Integration

Portals and KM

Eugene said that when Socialtext Signals and its microblogging capability, was introduced in 2008 the focus was on integration from the start. They wanted make it easy to create activity feeds with a specific focus like a project. You can filter activities by people or the type of event. As Eugene said, it is people who do the work so you need to push social tools more into the workflow where people actually work.

"Focusing on Improving Practices" - Oscar Berg re Collaboration Technology

Michael Sampson - Currents

Writing for CMSWire, Oscar from Sweden advocates focusing on improving practices via collaboration technology : " The key question is not if people have adopted a certain technology, but rather how they are using it and how new and improved practices are being adopted. It’s when people change the way they behave — for the better — and find better ways do their work. It is possible to re-educate people to do things differently.

2011 conference season focuses on consumer behavior

Ant's Eyeview Blog

This spring, a new topic seemed to be repeated at every event I went to: a focus on consumer behavior. When people touch, levels of a bonding hormone called oxytocin go up in the brain. An Ant's Eye View on 2011 Social Media Conferences. View more webinars from Eric Weaver.

2011 16

State of the Net 2012 – People Tweet Tacit Knowledge – Part Two


As a starting point, Dave gets to talk about tacit knowledge , about the differences between knowing and knowledge and where we should be focusing on. Brilliant point as well to focus on exaptation , not adaption citing Apple as being the prime example.

2012 81

Do People in Virtual Teams Need Face Time?

Michael Sampson - Currents

Yesterday I presented a condensed version of the driving effective use workshop , albeit without a specific Office 365 focus. The “masterclass” was presented online to 10-12 people in Australia.

2016 36

The Power of “No”: Escape From Overload and Focus on What Matters

Partnering Resources

One of the most important things a leader can do is to help people stay focused. It also means having the willingness to protect the interests of your organization when people push back. But too many toys make it impossible for people to focus. By DWRose on flickr.

2015 21

IBM’s Lotusphere 2011 Highlights – People-Centric vs. Content-Centric by Louis Richardson


Welcome to the successful transformation from a content-centric organisation to a people-centric one! People-Centric vs. Content-Centric: A Copernican revolution needed to become a social business from louis richardson on Vimeo. . .

2011 74

Building a network for People Powered Change

Social Reporter

Over the past week the partners in Big Lottery Fund’s People Powered Change initiative have provided some updating posts about their work, on BIG’s blog. Testing ideas on the use of social media with projects funded under the Silver Dreams Fund and the Jubilee People’s Millions.

2012 28

The Metamovement: Moving Beyond Marches and People in the Street

How to Save the World

Since it only needs to be agreed to by consensus if it is put forward as a proposal at a General Assembly, does this encourage people to circumvent the collective decision-making process by just saying “I’m going to do this — who’s with me?”

2011 41

Ken Carroll » Blog Archive » Language and social distance

Ken Carroll

About Ken Carroll « Constructionism works FrenchPod is a PLS » Language and social distance Most traditonal language teaching focused on grammar, tests, and structures - the forms, in other words - often to the exclusion of the way that people actually spoke the target language.

Achieving "Eureka!" (Martin White, Intranet Focus) #intranets2012 @intranetfocus

Michael Sampson - Currents

At the start of day two of Intranets 2012, Martin White from Intranet Focus in the UK is talking on the topic of Achieving Eureka. Key points: - assertion: people have two main passions - (a) a delight when you find something you are looking for ("yes!"), and (b) a delight when you are able to tell people something you know. Some people say 'we have SharePoint and SharePoint search.' Did people find what they were looking for? -.

IT Talent: Technology Leaders with People Problems

Partnering Resources

Similarly, some leaders are never going to be great at managing people. The most obvious answer is to shift poor people managers into individual contributor roles. With this solution, people aren’t forced to do something they can’t do well.

2013 31

Racing to the Top Where Corporations Are People


And it all has got to do with a key concept that we have been discussing over here for a while: corporations are people and people are corporations, after all, so we may start behaving as such. As (responsible) people. “[…] The race to the top is focused on design and respect and dignity and guts and innovation and sustainability and yes, generosity when it might be easier to be selfish.

10 messages in planning digital engagement with young people

Social Reporter

Below are 10 messages to consider in planning any project using digital technology to engage young people and address the key challenges they face. Tim writes at socialreporters.net : This Thursday we brought together a fantastic crowd of 25 thinkers, social entrepreneurs, funders, youth workers and young people at the RSA in London to explore some of the messages that had been emerging so far in our Young People and Digital Technology exploration. Who are the young people?

10 messages in planning digital engagement with young people

Social Reporter

Below are 10 messages to consider in planning any project using digital technology to engage young people and address the key challenges they face. Tim writes at socialreporters.net : This Thursday we brought together a fantastic crowd of 25 thinkers, social entrepreneurs, funders, youth workers and young people at the RSA in London to explore some of the messages that had been emerging so far in our Young People and Digital Technology exploration. Who are the young people?

It’s not about the thing; It’s about the people

Hildy Gottlieb

Tech people. Fundraising people. Whatever you work with, whatever you sell, whatever you promote, whatever you make – it’s not about the thing, it’s about the people. It’s not about the tech; it’s about the people. . Grocery store salespeople.

2014 31

Focus and Concentration - Minimizing Interruptions

Michael Sampson - Currents

For the most part, I believe people work best in bursts. This way I had more focused time during the week. This is further validation of the idea of focus and concentration on the task at hand, and equally, creating a structure to allow that to happen. When the conditions are right and there is space to focus and concentrate for weeks at a time, a lot gets done. Other people have reported similar effects. Kent shares five lessons he learnt at college.

Focus on the Process - The "Why" Not the "What" for Social Software

Michael Sampson - Currents

Jordan at Traction Software reviews the recent Deloitte study and my User Adoption book , and comments: " When you focus on the "why," people stop looking at the platform as a "blog" or "social" system but rather as a work-process system. I think this means we have agreement on what to focus on between three parties - Jordan, Deloitte, and Michael.

Focus. I mean: FOCUS!

Net-Map Toolbox

Find people who are very different from you ("Altaic People": Copyright Historygirl08 on flickr) Some people are good at about everything. And learn how to spot people with talents vastly different from yours.

State of the Net 2012 – People Tweet Tacit Knowledge – Part One


We need to be able to re-find our focus, our purpose and our meaning, without fear taking over our actions and interactions, and keep thriving on that journey to become a successful social organisation, whatever that may well be.

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Trusting People in This Social Age Is a Tough Job!


Anke starts building up her blog post with a rather clear idea, which she describes on the following quote: ‘ When I taught people how to be on social media, back before it was all marketing, it was very much about building circles of trust.

Switching focus from Ageing Better to Living Well with tech: it’s all personal

Social Reporter

Meanwhile the main conclusion in our report is that we should switch our focus from programmes, to exploring in more detail what digital technology means to the individual – in different situations, with different interests, needs, capabilities and support. It‘s been a voluntary effort so far, and we needed to focus. At this stage – in February 2015 – we are considering a change of focus towards the individual.

Twitter is Not a Social Network

Alchemy of Change

Just because a service connects people doesn’t automatically mean we should call it a “social network.&# What’s more important is what the service actually does with all those connected people. Yes, Twitter connects people – lots of people.

Focused attention

Viv Mcwaters

Focused attention is one of the 12 Pillars of Wisdom as devised by the Medical Research Council Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in Cambridge, UK. Here’s how the boffins describe focused attention: “Read a word and you will automatically hear it pop into your head.

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


Focus on the people and I can guarantee you it will be coming around! right from the start: the opportunity to successfully connect people to people AND make a difference as a result of such serendipitous encounters.

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Enterprise 2.0 Summit: Learning from Alcatel-Lucent, IBM, Yves Caseau, BASF & More "How People Matter"

21st Century Organization

Yves Caseau, Executive Vice-President, Bouygues Telecom At Bouygues Telecom’s Dr. Yves Casea u is responsible for “Technologies, Services and Innovation” but his presentation focused on organization theory, social networks, CMC (computer-mediated communication) and information flows.

2012 31

Defining Collaboration - 4. Mapping People, Work, and Outcomes to Technology Capabilities

Michael Sampson - Currents

My (broad) definition of collaboration is people working with other people towards a common outcome. Thus there are three aspects in here: (1) people, (2) working together, and (3) common outcome. Where do you need to focus more in 2011?

Three Reasons Why People Protect the Status Quo

Michael Sampson - Currents

Melba looks at the reasons why intelligent and well-meaning people resist change : " When you view resistance to change in the context of guarding the Performance Engine and apply it to your workplace, your boss’s resistance begins to look different and maybe even solveable. If a change agent tries to sell her idea that it “breaks all the rules,” people responsible for things running smoothly will do whatever they can to crush the new process or product. ".

In Frankfurt Enterprise 2.0 = Organizational Change & People Challenges

21st Century Organization

Implementing enterprise social software platforms is changing organizations but that's a topic not being discussed widely in adopting companies because people don't like change. . is about People.

A new focus for my blog: the new social learning

Joitske Hulsebosch

Going back to my first blogpost I became nostalgic about the clear focus I had. I decided to think through a new focus and I found it in the term: the new social learning. In 2005 I started this blog around communities of practices.

on knowing people

Social Abacus

People are interesting. But this 'interestingness' is: Casually applied - assuming people do/want things and, for example, designing programs or products to fulfill needs we don't really have, Sometimes misapplied - misunderstanding findings; overly simplifying complex concepts; and, Often spectacularized - media coverage of psych studies, for example, showing how irrational people are. Interesting, as defined in many ways and identified in even more.

10 Ways to Help Your People Shine

How to Save the World

But we’ve discovered that this Pattern Language is being applied by some of the 2000+ people and organizations using it in ways we had never imagined. Unearth Your Organization’s Shared Values (and those you share with the people using your products and services).

The 10 Principles of Social Media for Education

Evolving Web

After the 10 Principles of Social Media for Business came out, people began to engage us on different real-world applications. Tags: Management Focused Social Media social software 10 Social Media Principles Cooperation Business Cooperation

The future of online sharing is mobile, appified and people-centred

Social Reporter

I first posted this on socialreporters.net , where John popham and I are blogging for Big Lottery Fund about development of People Powered Change. I wanted to find whether experience in the private and public sector could be useful in development of People Powered Change as a knowledge-sharing space. An increasing problem in knowledge sharing is that people want a kind of one-stop-shop, but find content spread around lots of different places.