Time for a cull of memberships. Reflectively.

Social Reporter

I’ve written a fair bit about membership organisations and the impact that social media may have on them, and also helped start a project on the subject that’s now been taken forward by NCVO and RSA. If the offer/request is for Support, could I achieve more for my money through organisations like Global Giving ? But as someone said to me the other day: “I get more from my Twitter friends that I do from membership of xxx&#.

Overlapping communities by multiple group membership: quantum behavior in social networks

Bas Rues

Where people in organizational settings used to be member of one or two work-groups, nowadays with the rise in online collaborative spaces this membership is much more dynamic and volatile. In a global and large organization this would be quite problematic.

2013 63

What (globally) keeps you awake at night?

Social Reporter

I’m really looking forward to social reporting at the World Entrepreneur Summit on March 20, not least because the organisers are doing some honest agenda setting by asking “what is it about the current global situation that keeps you awake at night&# ? In the end though, this is a membership organisation that must be built from the “Base of the Pyramid” – i.e. it’s members.

Global 100

RSA rebranding: is Twitter the one to beat?

Social Reporter

The Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce ( RSA ) has survived my cull of memberships because, although the conventional benefits are thin, it is currently such an interesting place. I’m paid up for another year, and even pondered taking life membership to avoid such vacilitation in future. Tags: All posts Organisations membership rsa

2009 154

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Self-Management Principle: The MPNCs membership must be self-managed. Membership in the MPNC needs to be diverse and balanced. Global Democracy · The Political Process. 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.

2007 41

Digital Habitats for project teams

Digital Habitats

Kathy Milhauser mentioned that she assigned Digital Habitats to students in a course on globally distributed project teams. (This post is cross-posted from my blog at Learning Alliances.).

The Value of Community Ecosystems

Online Community Strategy

In 1999 I took a job with TechRepublic.com as “UX Program Manager” and spent 9 months helping design, build, launch and grow what would become one of the largest online communities of global IT Professionals. I’ve worked with some form of community my entire career.

2019 46

The ‘Sisterhood’ Goes Missing at Board Level

Governance in a Networked World

Using current ASX data on board memberships, we analyse in particular, those board members who sit on multiple boards. We assess relationships based on shared board memberships i.e. a relationship is inferred between directors on the same board.

Boards 141

Health Systems 'Ask the Expert' Session Starts Today

Influence

Click on the link to activate your membership. Tags: Global Health The 5th Health Systems Action Network ( HSAN ) Ask the Expert (ATE) Session starts today, May 4th, and runs up to Friday, May 8th, 2009, on GHDonline's TB Infection Control community.

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

We may appreciate things intellectually (global warming,the war in Darfur, poverty, the need for security against violence) butwe will not generally fight for them unless we relate to thememotionally, viscerally. The objective is toget kids to care about nature, and about global warming, and about theenvironment (as if that were somehow something apart from us) bygetting them to experience it first-hand. My membership in Greenpeace and Ontario Nature lapsed.

2007 39

Bioteams Practitioners Network Launched

The Bumble Bee

Network Membership is open to both Organisations and Individuals who are interested in applying Bioteams principles to the design of enterprises, organisations, networks, communities, groups and teams.

2008 152

Job Opportunity: Enterprise Community Manager (Pearson)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Pearson in the UK is hiring for an Enterprise Community Manager, for curation and ongoing support of Pearson's Jive-based global directory and online collaboration space. Pearson has developed a site (built on Jive) to host its global directory and online collaboration and communication space with sophisticated search capabilities to support communities of practice and innovation across Pearson.

2010 125

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

We may appreciate things intellectually (global warming,the war in Darfur, poverty, the need for security against violence) butwe will not generally fight for them unless we relate to thememotionally, viscerally. The objective is toget kids to care about nature, and about global warming, and about theenvironment (as if that were somehow something apart from us) bygetting them to experience it first-hand. My membership in Greenpeace and Ontario Nature lapsed.

2007 35

Using digital technology and asset mapping to tackle social isolation – without special funding

Social Reporter

However, the Slipham partnership has decided to turn the rejection into an opportunity, and develop an “austerity innovation” programme that focuses on local assets and global knowledge rather than external funding.

2014 239

Rethinking networks as passionate human clouds

Social Reporter

A meeting in London with Peggy Duvette , chief executive of WiserEarth, and also with Ed Mitchell, sparked some thoughts about networking - global, local, and organisational. We discussed this and other issues at tables: ours was focussed on membership organisations.

Cloud 186

Digital Habitats for project teams

Learning Alliances

Kathy Milhauser mentioned that she assigned Digital Habitats to students in a course on globally distributed project teams. That got me thinking about the difference between a project team and a community as far as their digital habitat is concerned.

HBS Working Knowledge: Virtual Teams

Collaborative Thinking

We present data from an exploratory study of learning processes in globally dispersed new product development teams. Moreover, our findings suggest that, in the virtual setting, the boundary of team membership is not centrally associated with different learning behaviors and outcomes, as argued in other team learning research. The citation link will bring you to the page where you can download the PDF. Worth scanning.

Where Will Collaboration Thrive as it Goes Social? Three Keys

Michael Sampson - Currents

Social business brings a mindset and a set of approaches that meshes with the large, global trends that are driving change in IT and business today. ". Adoption Council membership for inferring general trends. It's definitely an early adopter group, and is for large organizations - but that's evident based merely on membership entry requirements. About a month ago, Dion wrote a long post looking at where collaboration will thrive when it goes social.

2011 126

Lifecycle of Emergence

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Since its inception in 1992, The Berkana Institute has been experimenting with the lifecycle of emergence: how living systems begin as networks, shift to intentional communities of practice, and evolve into powerful systems capable of global influence.

How can social media support learning alliances/multistakeholder processses?

Joitske Hulsebosch

I liked the question raised: how can local practices become global without becoming prescriptive? Furthermore, boundaries tend to be more open, unless you use only private tools, password protected environments with which you can control membership.

Collaborative Thinking: Legal Profession Explores The Value of Social Network Sites

Collaborative Thinking

Unlike established professional networking sites such as LinkedIn, which is essentially an online directory of business cards, Legal OnRamp shares many of the same features that have turned Facebook into a global addiction, such as "walls" where users can post messages to each other, group functions which are closed to nongroup members and open forums for discussion and document sharing.

2008 100

The beauty of endless distractions in discussion forums

Jenny Connected

Identity and membership in communities was related to mustard shoots recognizing their genetic partners. Global Consciousness Project. Ervin Laszlo has written in his book ‘Quantum Shift in the Global Brain’ about the brain as a quantum computer, connecting to the mind of God. Diversity and distraction is what I am experiencing in Howard Rheingold’s Towards a Cooperation of Literacy course. One participant described it as ‘the beauty of endless distractions’.

Stowe Boyd, The collaborative tool manifestation of teams is.

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

In many cases, today collaboration tools don’t actually allow sharing of information except through membership. Bitcoin May Be the Global Economy’s Last Safe Haven | Paul Ford.

2013 38

My KM World 2010 and Enterprise Search Summit 2010 Notes: Stan Garfield on Communities of Practice

Portals and KM

Stan created the SIKM community that has close to 500 members on a global basis. He offers real-world examples and discusses tools while emphasizing key themes: Communities should be independent of organization structure; they are different from teams; are not sites, blogs or wikis; community leadership and membership should be voluntary; communities span boundaries; need a critical mass of members; start with as broad a scope as is reasonable; need to be actively nurtured; and more.”.

2010 146

The beauty of endless distractions in discussion forums

Jenny Connected

Identity and membership in communities was related to mustard shoots recognizing their genetic partners. Global Consciousness Project. Ervin Laszlo has written in his book ‘Quantum Shift in the Global Brain’ about the brain as a quantum computer, connecting to the mind of God. Diversity and distraction is what I am experiencing in Howard Rheingold’s Towards a Cooperation of Literacy course. One participant described it as ‘the beauty of endless distractions’.

21st Century Learning: The Art of Building Virtual Communities

Delicious/choconancy/online_community

Participants ask themselves what is the benefit of membership? Skip Zilla commented something similar over on the Techlearning cross post of this topic, you might want to check it out. -- Paul, The sounding board aspect is important to me too, especially having a global perspective! 21st Century Learning « Learning 2.0 | Main | Meme: 8 Random Facts » The Art of Building Virtual Communities This is cross posted over on techLEARNING. Come join in the conversation.

‘Identity in practice’, ‘Participation and non-participation’

Jenny Connected

Identity results from multi-membership of many communities and associated multiple convergent and divergent trajectories. Identity is an interplay between local and global and between the past, present and future. These are the titles of Chapters 6 and 7 in Etienne Wenger’s Book – Communities of Practice: Learning, Meaning and Identity. (p. 143-172).

Full Circle Associates " Musings on "community management" Part 1

Nancy White

Ability to think globally, not just in a linear manner. Multi-membership, global thinking, fast writing, and network mapping amongst other things show me just how much I’ve missed and what else I’ll need to consider for a future post. Second, I think that multi-membership, head-and-heart, and network sensibilities are more important than pattern recognition scores.

2008 100

Harnessing the power of informal employee networks

John Tropea - Delicious Community

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2007 54

Academic Betreat as a landscape of practice

Jenny Connected

ability to manage coexistence of membership and nonmembership. Focussing on the level of communities of practice is not to glorify the local, but to see these processes – negotiation of meaning, learning, the development of practices, and the formation of identities and social configurations – as involving complex interactions between the local and global.’.

2012 112

An Update on the Online Community Research Network

Online Community Report

A sample of participating organizations includes: Adobe, Autodesk, American Express, Business Week, Consumer Reports, CNN, Edmunds.com, Global Giving, Google, IBM, Intuit, Microsoft, Razoo, and Yahoo! Membership skews towards Senior Managers, Directors and VP-level staff.

Academy Awards: Oscars Social Media

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

So if The Oscars can turn television into a paying global concern with millions of viewers around the world, can they do the same with social media? The Oscars are currently on TV.

How Deloitte’s social network beat the isolation blues

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

As a Ragan Select member, you will join thousands of your professional peers in the global community at Ragan.com and enjoy these benefits of membership: Not Ragan Select? Learn more about Select Features Ragan.com Ragan.com with Ragan Select membership Unlimited access to archives FREE Toolkits $29.95

Who Invented Social Networking?

Online Social Networking

Throughout history social networking has been practiced at religious institutions, business associations, conventions, membership clubs and yes, pubs. Online social networking and social media are global. The ancient Babylonian Talmud [1] describes the Great Synagogue of Alexandria which was destroyed during the reign of the Roman Emperor Trajan roughly 1900 years ago. This synagogue was one of the most magnificent edifices ever built.

List of "White Label" or "Private Label" (Applications you can Rebrand) Social Networking Platforms

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Feature Rich User End, Advanced Admin Console, Paid Membership Integration, Flash Instant Messenger and Chat, Fulfeatured Modules&# Boonx “Use flexible and powerful community software and implement your brilliant idea in real life.

2008 55

Follow-up from the Leadership Learning Community Webinar

Nancy White

When we work globally, we have both similarities and differences to account for. Many global communities I’ve been involved with have very broad, generic domains. First, it is important to know it is a membership community. Last Monday I was a guest of the Leadership Learning Community for an short online gathering. The description was pretty loose and they expected around 50 people to show up. Communities, Networks and Engagement: Finding a Place for Action.

2011 126

The Number One Fear of Enterprise Social? Mutiny! - Forbes

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

The company in question decided to cut its subsidised gym memberships, saving an amount which in dollar terms was significant, although in percentage terms it was a drop in the ocean. Global CEO Conference. Log in with your social account: Or, you can log in. or sign up. using Forbes.

2013 65

The Illusion of Community

How to Save the World

The traditional places where people seeking community congregated — churches, higher learning institutions, guilds, cooperatives etc, are in disarray, their memberships falling.

2017 74

Community Netiquette: How to Avoid Stepping on Virtual Toes

Community Guy

Learn a little about the membership. Everything is global. The global nature of the internet combined with the widespread interest of nearly everything from knitting to tech support to gadget lust means that great communities attract large audiences. Understand what kind of global breakdown the community actually has. Your own language, even if you only speak English needs to be globalized.

The Networked Enterprise and Bioteams in China

The Bumble Bee

The group has fluid and/or complex structures such as groups within groups, groups within communities, overlapping group memberships or different types/levels of group membership.

China 116

"Collaboration and Community" by Scott London

John Tropea - Delicious Community

47] Building Collaborative Communities In "Bowling Alone: Americas Declining Social Capital," one of the most oft-cited articles in recent memory, Robert Putnam observes that membership in associations — from labor unions and womens groups to sports leagues and parent-teacher associations — has been on a steady decline over the last decade or two.

2008 56

Collaborative Thinking: Recommended Reading: HBR Working Papers

Collaborative Thinking

1 (January 2008) Abstract Professional service firms (PSFs), like so many other companies, are juggling the modern challenges of global competition, increased regulation, and rapid employee turnover.

2008 130

Competitive advantage from better interactions

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

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