NEW ARTICLE: Realizing the Benefits of True Globalization

Partnering Resources

Many organizations say they’re global. Few achieve the benefits of globalization. Their Global Public & Government Affairs (GPGA) division had offices all over the world, but they usually worked independently. The benefits of globalization weren’t apparent.

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Global, Local, Personal


It’s all about going Global, Local, Personal. What really resonated with me from the video itself though was the main theme permeating through these three keywords: Personal , Local, Global.

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Business Models for Global Transformation Networks

Networking Action

What are the business models for Global Action Networks (GANs) – global multi-stakeholder change networks like the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), Transparency International (TI) and the Global Water Partnership (GWP)? That was the question addressed by a new report for … Net Dev

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1st Global Conference on Positive Change

Networking Action

Join me and others at the 1st Global Conference on Positive Change 13 – 14 April 2017, The Netherlands … Net Dev

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Competences for Global Collaboration MOOC

Jenny Connected

A new MOOC – Competences for Global Collaboration – is due to start on April 22nd. This has been designed by my colleagues from the University of Applied Sciences in Graz, Austria.

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Global Mobile Awards

Nancy White

An important part of this conference is the 17th annual Global Mobile Awards. In less than two weeks, mobile leaders worldwide will be gathering in Barcelona for the GSMA Mobile World Congress, the world’s largest mobile exhibition.

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Frameworks for Global Change Network Strategy Development

Networking Action

A couple of weeks ago I spent some time with staff of the UN Global Compact Office (GC). We used some frameworks from my work with Global Action Networks to explore their applicability and potential usefulness for the… Net Dev Global Compact GRI PRI TI

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Internationalism is not globalization

Chris Corrigan

What I think needs to change is globalization. Globalization is the mechanism of standardization that makes is possible for capital to move quickly around the world. It is in some ways the antithesis of globalization. The EU was born on the twin pillars of internationalism and globalization. In North America we are entirely helps within global trade agreements with very little internationalization.

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Blog>> Knowledge Audits in Practice - Report on Global Survey

Green Chameleon

Let me thank the 150 respondents from all over who generously responded to my survey on knowledge audit perceptions and experiences. Some very useful insights from the responses, which I summarise below. The detailed report can be found in the attached pdf. Many of you expressed willingness to be contacted – I will be working on the interview plan over the coming weeks.Thanks again for all your help! Main Insights: 1.

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NYC Book Event with Global Compact

Networking Action

Join us for the book launch and discussion about a new strategy to address global issues! Global Action Networks: Creating our future together. Join author Steve Waddell , Global Compact Executive Director Georg Kell and Social Accountability … Events

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UN Global Compact: a Global Action Network Case Study

Networking Action

UN Global Compact Executive Head Georg Kell became frustrated with the lack of understanding about how the Compact differs from government agencies. It leads to wrong-thinking about how it should be “run” and what it can and cannot do. He… Net Dev

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Creating a Global Ecosystems Change Strategy

Networking Action

At MIT’s Sloan School of Business last Friday a group of leading large systems change experts explored how to advance global change strategies focused on transformation of industry ecosystems, through “(Industry) Ecosystems Labs”. The meeting was enlivened through participants’ deep, … Blog Net Dev

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Boeing's New Global Collaboration Tool

Michael Sampson - Currents

Boeing has just announced its new global collaboration tool - the 747-8 Intercontinental. The unveiling comes almost 42 years to the day since the maiden flight of the 747, which went on to become the world's most recognised jetliner and transformed the global travel industry.

IBM Global CMO Study: Highlights

Portals and KM

I am looking forward to attending IBM's Connect 2013 next week. Here is a relavnt post. In IBM's  2011 IBM CMO Study  they interviewed more than 1,700 of the world’s most prominent Chief Marketing Officers – face to face – to find out what they feel is important for their success. These executives control many billions in marketing expenditures. IBM found that these CMOs “painted a picture of a marketing landscape in the midst of major changes. 

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Virtual Talk on Global Action Networks

Networking Action

The Leadership Learning Community is hosting me for a webinar to talk about Global Action Networks. Join us Monday, October 22, 2012 | 11AM – 12PM PDT/ 2-4PM ET/ 8-9PM CET. Information and registration here.… … Events

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Wednesday Transformations Webinar: Global Partnership for Prevention of Armed Conflict

Networking Action

Topic: The Global Partnership for Prevention of Conflict: Transforming conflict. Date: Wednesday, Sept. Time: 8am PT/ 11am ET/ 3pm UK/ 4pm CET. Place: j/953860378 ; or +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) or +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) … Net Dev

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Design Guidelines to Address Global Challenges

Networking Action

Just published is an article that asks the question : What design principles should guide people who aim to address global challenges like climate change, food security and the global financial crises? The article identifies four key “integration” challenges that … Net Dev

2014 Global Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises (MAKE) is Accepting Votes

Portals and KM

It is time to vote for the 2014 Global Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises (MAKE). Here is an executive summary of the 2013 Global MAKE study and here are the 2013 winners. Your participation is critical to ensure that your leading knowledge organizations are represented in this study.

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2013 Global Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises (MAKE) Winners

Portals and KM

 Teleos, in association with The KNOW Network, has announced the 2013 Global Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises (MAKE) Winners.  Here are the 2011 Global MAKE Winners. Apple was recognized as the Overall Winner of the 2011 Global MAKE study.

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Death and Rise of Global Action Networks

Networking Action

And at the same time, new efforts are rising to create global multi-stakeholder change networks to end the trade of blood diamonds. The Kimberley Process (KP) is falling apart. A clear lesson of the demise is that “trust”… Net Dev

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Design Guidelines to Address Global Challenges: Lessons from Global Action Networks

Networking Action

Design Guidelines to Address Global Challenges: Lessons from Global Action Networks. Abstract : Traditional organizations appear incapable of adequately addressing critical global issues such as war, climate change, and inequality. (Forthcoming). Organizational Design. Addressing these issues suggests the … Published Articles

Engaged, Big Science for Global Action Networks

Networking Action

Harnessing science for the scale and type of issues of Global Action Networks (GANs) requires an “engaged big science” (EBS) approach. I’ve discovered that while working with GOLDEN — the most ambitious and comprehensive initiative ever to develop the knowledge … Blog Net Dev

Google Tiers Search into the Global, Social and Personal

Alchemy of Change

By connecting Google+ to search, Google is tiering web search into three, very useful, layers: global search, social search and personal search. Connection Technologies Contextual Computing Google Google Search Plus Your World personal search search social search

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Global Change Research: Radically Inter- and Transdisciplinary Environments

Networking Action

Traditional science is failing our large systems change challenges. Climate change, for example, not only requires non-scientists to change – it requires scientists and the way they work to change as well. This is the core message of a new … Net Dev

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Nohria: "Global century of business"

Endless Knots

Nohria: "If the 20th century was the American century of business, the 21st century really is becoming the global century of business." See Denison and Bray's " Harvard Business School Dean Is Bent on Change ," covering Nitin Nohria 's first day with the new students. "Nohria said he intends to open Harvard Business School to wider influences, a job for which he feels particularly well suited."

The Global Compact: An Organizational Innovation to Realize UN Principles

Networking Action

The Global Compact: An Organizational Innovation to Realize UN Principles. Global Compact Governance Paper Series. Published Articles

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Towards a Charter Moment – why we need Large System Change in Global Governance for Sustainability

Networking Action

Global environmental protection has featured high on the … Change By: Ruben Zondervan – Executive Director, Earth System Governance Project. This is one of a series of guest blogs on large systems change written as part of GOLDEN’s Ecosystems Labs activ ity.

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Creating Global Knowledge Sharing Networks at ConocoPhillips

Portals and KM

On Friday I attended Driving Business Excellence With Formal, Global Networks led by Dan Ranta , Director of Knowledge Sharing, ConocoPhillips. Instead of assuming that technology either was the solution or was irrelevant when creating online communities, senior managers understood that effective global communities required new processes, roles, cultures, and technologies. Last week I attended Forrester's Content & Collaboration Forum 2011.

Australia: Electrolux Global Social Media Summit

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Electrolux hosted a global social media summit from Stockholm, Sweden on Monday night. Australia: Electrolux Global Social Media Summit is a post from: Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy.

Recommended Resource: Global Intranet Trends for 2011

Michael Sampson - Currents

I spent an hour yesterday afternoon reviewing Jane McConnell's latest publication - the Global Intranet Trends 2011 report. This is the fifth year Jane has surveyed intranet managers on the state of intranets, and thus Jane has a wealth of real world data to aggregate and share.

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Government to Networked Governance: A global trend

Networking Action

Networked governance is greatly increasing in importance and influence. That’s highlighted in a recent report to the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) titled Networks for Prosperity: Achieving Development Goals through Knowledge Sharing. And what are the implications for … Net Dev

The GOLDEN Global Network Sustainability Change Strategy

Networking Action

For over a year I’ve been working with an emerging academic research center – business network called GOLDEN. It has produced a very powerful strategy to realize the depth, speed and focus necessary to transform business into sustainable enterprises.… … Net Dev

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Global Intranets Survey 2010 Now Open

Michael Sampson - Currents

Jane McConnell's Global Intranet Survey is in its 5th year. At the end of the survey process, Jane writes a very helpful summary of the key trends in Intranets. I have seen two of the reports, and if Intranets is your life, you need to as well.

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Global finance as an action research domain: Testing the boundaries

Networking Action

Global finance as an action research domain: Testing the boundaries. Action Research. Published Articles

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Locally global


Facebook fans amongst customers of a furniture store in Belgium are allowed exclusive use of a number of parking places at the company's stores. Will those who can't find a space go home and sign up, or go elsewhere for their stuff? I guess the idea could become quite interesting if it gets generalised to local traders in a specific place; or if it were adopted in the public sector - a leisure centre for instance?

2012 Global Most Admired Knowledge Enterprise MAKE Winners

Portals and KM

Teleos, in association with The KNOW Network, has announced the 2012 Global MAKE Winners. An even more select group of organizations form the 2012 Global MAKE Hall of Fame. A panel of Global Fortune 500 senior executives and internationally recognized knowledge management / intellectual capital experts selected the Winners. The Return on Revenues (ROR) for the 2012 Global MAKE Winners was also 3.2

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Global Voices in the top 200 blogs

Joitske Hulsebosch

I've been a fan of Global Voices , since I discovered it. The slogan of Global Voices is: " The World is talking, are you listening ?" Reuters , the news agency, places a feeds from Global Voices. See above for the example of Global Voices of Ghana on the Ghanaian page.

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Global Action Networks: Creating our future together

Networking Action

Book discussion. Events

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Take the Intranet 2.0 Global Survey 2010

Portals and KM

Global Survey. Global Survey 2010 reveal that nearly 60% of organizations have blogs on the intranet. Toby Ward of Prescient Digital Media is running an Intranet 2.0 The more participants, the better the results. If you participate you can get a free copy so there is a double benefit. The survey will remain open until the end of March preliminary results will be available in April. The final report will be available in late April or May.

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2011 Global Most Admired Knowledge Enterprise (MAKE) Winners

Portals and KM

The winners of the 2011 Global Most Admired Knowledge Enterprise (MAKE) Awards have been announced by Telos. Apple was recognized as the Overall Winner of the 2011 Global MAKE study. A total of 157 organizations have been named Global MAKE Finalists since the MAKE research program began in 1998. And, of this group, only 56 organizations have been recognized as Global MAKE Winners. An even more select group of organizations form the 2011 Global MAKE Hall of Fame.

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