Hastily formed networks

Viv Mcwaters

In times of crisis, disaster or uncertainty we often find ‘hastily formed networks’ (HFNs). This ‘hastily formed network’ and its very practical activities was achieved without plans, workshops, proposals, or performance indicators. In researching HFNs, I was surprised to find web sites devoted to ‘how to’ This seems a bit odd to me, and here’s why. A couple of weeks ago the husband of a friend of mine was killed in an accident.

Adding email notification to Google Forms and Google Spreadsheets

Learning Alliances

Here’s a picture of what it does: Adding email notifications to a Google Form and a Google Spreadsheet. sends a version of the "row snapshot" below to the person who completed the Google Form and to a designated list of other people. *.

How self-organization works: short form

Chris Corrigan

A small elevator speech I shared on the OSLIST yesterday: Self organization works by a combination of attractors and boundaries. Attractors are things that draw components of a system towards themselves (gravity wells, a pile of money left on the ground, an invitation).

BAN FORMS! IT just can't keep up with business networks

Governance in a Networked World

Have you ever been frustrated by being asked to fill in a form where the requesting organisation already has most if not all of the information being requested on one of their systems somewhere?

"The world's most powerful form of networking"

Endless Knots

On this, Memorial Day, take a look at the expanded points of the "most powerful form of networking" from Joshua at Design Pepper , which I ran across thanks to one of the newest forms, which I'm loathe to call networking at all because in truth it's merely linking and clicking. The oldest, most powerful form of networking in the world: genuine friendship.

Those close by, form a Tie

TNT - The Network Thinker

Both sets of research support what I have observed in social network analysis projects: those close by, form a tie -- and as a result get things done. Birds of a feather flock together. so do entrepreneurs.

Knowledge Jolt with Jack: There are many forms of network

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

There are many forms of network In Turning Informal Networks into Formal Ones Craig Roth talks about the latest in a McKinsey Quarterly "series" on collaboration, Harnessing the power of informal employee networks by McKinsey consultants Lowell Bryan, Eric Matson, and Leigh Weiss.

Connections are Different than Relationships

Alchemy of Change

Let me explain why I don’t anymore because I think it sheds some light on how relationships form over time. A connection, or point of contact, in a relationship can take many forms.

Inactive democracy was always a bad idea: street reps and new forms of governance

Neighbourhoods

I spent the whole of yesterday afternoon in a traditional oak panelled, leather-benched council chamber in Shipley, Yorkshire, with a group of practitioners discussing their work with street reps across the district. Symbolically, the room was dilapidated and its pomp had been subjected to un-ceremonial uses. Conceptually, the meeting served to accentuate the anachronistic surroundings, exposing many of the issues of our accelerating transition from the age of authority.

Snippets - Communities of Practice are self-forming and operating units are not.

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Communities of Practice are self-forming and operating units are not… Q: Would you include project teams or operating units as communities of practice (CoPs)? Communities form around people who share a common specialty, interest, or concern. Project teams and operating units share some characteristics, but they are not self-forming. How can we put this succinctly: CoPs are self-forming and operating units are not. Archive. /. Snippets.

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i went through a gruelling emotional journey and all i got was this lousy evalution form

Engineers without Fears

Evaluation forms are rarely for facilitators or participants in the room. Viv's antipathy to evaluation forms reminds me of Johnnie's dislike of action item lists & flip-chart write-ups. I don't mind evaluation forms & action item lists. I was a witness (& sparing contributor) to the "happy sheet" debate that Viv describes. Evaluation is a tricky thing. And is carried out for many purposes. They are artifacts for those that weren't there.

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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.

CoP Series #2: What the heck is a Domain and why should I care? | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Sep 12 2008 CoP Series #2: What the heck is a Domain and why should I care?

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Collaborative Thinking: Lotusphere 2008: Unified Communications & Collaboration Keynote

Collaborative Thinking

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Green Chameleon » It Ain’t Over Till the Fat Wiki Sings

Green Chameleon

Sessions are posted in video and podcast form (would be great if they’d post the slidesets too), there are poll results, a link to a delegates’ social networking site, photos, and commenting ability.

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E L S U A ~ A KM Blog by Luis Suarez " Blog Archive " Social Media Today - The Art and Science of Forming Successful Online Communities

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Social Media Today - The Art and Science of Forming Successful Online Communities By Luis (tags: collaboration community) [.]

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Green Chameleon » Why Knowledge Doesn’t Move

Green Chameleon

It was a great talk and here it is in podcast form. www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Why Knowledge Doesn’t Move Back in April iKMS hosted a talk by Professor Gabriel Szulanski of INSEAD on his fascinating research into knowledge “stickiness&# – ie the factors that inhibit knowledge transfer.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

piwakawaka (nz fantail) -- photo by pete mcgregor ShirkingOur Personal Responsibility: Jason Godesky is back in great form in a brilliant essaythat pillories the rhetoric that were all personally responsible forour own story , our own historyand our own success or failure.

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Monday, February 9, 2009 Co-operatives: The Feeling is Mutual BLOG Co-operatives: TheFeeling is Mutual Thevirtuous cycle of the Natural Economy, described in thisearlier post A co-operative, basically, is a form of organization whosemembers share a common purpose ( not earning a profit) and whose members are all equal. They are different from other forms of organization that arehierarchical or have different levels of authority (not all equal).They

Active Lurkers – The Hidden Asset in Online Communities

John Tropea - Delicious Community

While it is inevitable that larger communities will end up with 1% of their members being very active users who provide enough value for the 9% of somewhat active users, who together provide enough value for the 90% of lurkers, the largest form of participation in online communities happens to be active lurking, which according to an MIT research study can make up 40-50% of your community membership.

Announcing the C3/A3 Project: The Connected Future of Communities, AI & Automation

Online Community Strategy

Complex human networks are springing up on and across myriad social media, social network and topic-based communities, forming community ecosystems that transcend technological, geographical and organizational boundaries. The C3/A3 Project. C3: Community, Crowd, Collaboration.

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Our Relationship with the Ego

Alchemy of Change

An exploration of the ego, its connection to will and attention and how its forms a triad with these two organs of the mind to lock its grip on our consciousness. . An exploration of the ego, its connection to will and attention and how its forms a triad with these two organs of the mind to lock its grip on our consciousness.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

May 10, 2008 Saturday Links of the Week -- May 10, 2008 Photo of an electrical storm that formed in the plume of the erupting Chilean volcano Chaitén. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays. In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

As the diagram above shows, we are theproduct of: our culture (the language which determines how theneurons in ourbrains form, peer pressure, others ideas, and the educational,economic, political and social systems in which we live), our genes (instincts, hormones, metabolism, emotions,physicalstructures and appearance -- and dont tell me that your appearancedoesnt shape who you are), and our senses, experiences and memories.

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Factors Determining Digital Learning Ecosystem Smartness in Schools

Taming the spaces

Based on the observation grid to investigate schools as learning ecosystems the unified dataset was formed to answer the questions i was interested in how digital [… It has taken a while to jointly prepare an empirical data-collection in three countries from different economic background together with my two PhD students James Quaicoe and Eka Jeladze.

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Understanding Communities of Practice

Collaborative Thinking

Social networks permeate communities - they are the rails so to speak that community relationships ride on - networks enable relation connections and grouping to occur, helping communities to take shape, form identity, and persist over time - but social networks continue beyond whatever domain or border a community has - which in turn, enables an ebb-and-flow of people to participate (or lurk) in the community.

Announcing the C3/A3 Project: The Connected Future of Communities, AI & Automation

Online Community Strategy

Complex human networks are springing up on and across myriad social media, social network and topic-based communities, forming community ecosystems that transcend technological, geographical and organizational boundaries. The C3/A3 Project. C3: Community, Crowd, Collaboration.

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Building Modern Communities #SwarmConf

Online Community Strategy

I was honored to be asked to keynote the SWARM Community Managers Conference in Sydney this week, hosted by conference Co-Founders Alison Michalk and Venessa Paech. The conference featured a range of topics and an impressive group of expert practitioners sharing their views on Community building.

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Influence | Forum One: Internet Strategy, Social Media, User Experience and Web Site Development

Influence

Skip to Navigation Careers News Client login About Us Services Our Work Blogs Events Contact Us Home › Blogs › Influence Social Networking and #AIDS2010 Suzanne Rainey in Influence 15 Jul 2010 There’s a flurry of action this week as we await the start of the XVIII International AIDS Conference (#AIDS2010) in Vienna, Austria, next week. I wish I was able to attend, but am glad that many of my clients have the opportunity to go. The conference is held every two years, and is always.

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Introducing Network Thinking: A Mobile Approach to Customer Communities

Online Community Strategy

Answering these five simple questions forms a succinct and cogent foundation for your next strategic steps. I would encourage you to spend 15 minutes answering the questions as completely as you can, and also noting what barriers prevent you from forming any answers.

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Influence | Forum One: Internet Strategy, Social Media, User Experience and Web Site Development

Influence

Skip to Navigation Careers News Client login About Us Services Our Work Blogs Events Contact Us Home › Blogs › Influence Social Networking and #AIDS2010 Suzanne Rainey in Influence 15 Jul 2010 There’s a flurry of action this week as we await the start of the XVIII International AIDS Conference (#AIDS2010) in Vienna, Austria, next week. I wish I was able to attend, but am glad that many of my clients have the opportunity to go. The conference is held every two years, and is always.

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‘Communities’ and ‘Networks’: A Conceptual and Linguistic 2.0 Mess | Sonnez en cas d'absence

Delicious/choconancy/community

Emergent practices will then rise which will stitch people together and allow them to work in new, collaborative ways, maybe independently from pre-existing or new formed networks.

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Great meeting and art? Try Graphic Facilitation

Michelle Laurie

This could be in the form an ice breaker but also in how we achieve the concrete tasks of the meeting as well. Lovely facilitator drawing by Nancy White, graphic facilitator extraordinaire.

To Develop a Community, Think Network First

Online Community Strategy

Nevertheless, we now realize that no whole, be it a family, a business, a community, or a nation, can be managed without looking inward to the lesser wholes that combine to form it, and outward to the greater wholes of which it is a member.” .

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Happy Holidays: Free download of Digital Habitats!

Digital Habitats

The book’s Table of Contents in PDF form, the full index and a glimpse into some sections of the book to help you get a better idea of what it is about. It is hard to believe we finished “ Digital Habitat: Stewarding technology for communities ” back in 2009.

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Building Modern Communities #SwarmConf

Online Community Strategy

I was honored to be asked to keynote the SWARM Community Managers Conference in Sydney this week, hosted by conference Co-Founders Alison Michalk and Venessa Paech. The conference featured a range of topics and an impressive group of expert practitioners sharing their views on Community building.

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Want to Know What Community Members (a.k.a. Customers) Need? Just Ask.

Online Community Strategy

In its most basic form, a community strategy is a balance of an organization’s goals and its member’s (a.k.a Are you “Member Shy”? customer’s) needs.

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The Secret Ingredient for Customer Lifecycle Marketing? Community Management.

Online Community Strategy

A modern definition of online communities expands the location of “community” to be any on or offline touchpoint where customers can meet and form relationships.

2016 67

Beyond Ideas: Building Open Innovation Communities

Online Community Strategy

Companies come out of the Overwhelming Backlog phase with the key insight that shaping the topic, type and form of ideas they would like to receive is critical to realizing value and long term success.

2016 63

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

Online Community Strategy

As more and more young people are looking to alternative forms of work, and more and more global business are looking to the future and to open innovation, the chances happening are already helping establish this new reality. Bastian Unterberg, Founder & CEO of Jovoto.

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