When Organizational Goals Clash with Social Change Goals

Alchemy of Change

This morning I received an online petition to support changes to US fuel efficiency standards, and the reasons I didn't sign it say a lot about the problems of the social change sector today. People Power advocacy climate engagement permission marketing

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Community Goals and Measurements

John Tropea - Delicious Community

What goals and measurements should be defined for communities, community members, community managers, and community program managers? Goal-oriented, 2. Goal-oriented measurements relate to employee goals and allow assessment against those goals.

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Trending Sources

Open Business Strategies – Helping Someone Else Achieve Their Goals


More of a reflection than a question, actually, but here it is: How can I help you achieve your goals if I don’t know what you are doing, or working on? . “ But what if your responsibilities include helping other people reach their goals?

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Community Management is About Kicking Field Goals

Managing Communities

Please Update Your ManagingCommunities.com RSS Feed Subscription This feed has moved to: [link] I apologize for the trouble. For more details, please read my post on the matter. Thank you. Thinking

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Composition Goals in PostBox 4

Michael Sampson - Currents

Postbox announced a new composition goals feature in its latest email client. Postbox 4’s new Composition Goals feature helps you achieve two important things that are basic to emailing effectively and efficiently: 1. See more: Stay on Target with Postbox 4’s Composition Goals. Keeping each message concise and to-the-point. Studies show that recipients are more likely to read emails that are simple and easy to read.

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How to get strategic insights from Net-Map

Net-Map Toolbox

Goals. Understanding reasons / motivations / fears / aspirations behind goals. Changing actor goals toward more positive. Just a bowl of spaghetti with toys on top?

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I'm a Collaboration Strategist: How Can I Help You Reach Your Goals?

Michael Sampson - Currents

I'm really keen to work with many new organizations in 2011 on making collaboration work - maybe there is some way I can help you reach your goals? I'm a Collaboration Strategist - How can I help you reach your goals this year?

Lean Management and The Pull of Goals

Evolving Web

Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives. In this quote, Frankl suggests that goals are a pull system. Goals are indeed a pull system. Goals come from internal processes. We have individual and shared goals that motivate us to act.

Goal Setting to Close the Knowing-Doing Gap

Leading Virtually

A simple intervention that works on a personal level is goal setting. Goal setting involves creating a list of desirable leadership behaviors, setting targets for those behaviors (e.g., The power of goal setting has also been shown in areas other than management.

Telecommuting goal to reduce carbon footprint in Hubei province

Endless Knots

Remember my obsession with " green teams " and ideas generated by readers to use virtual meetings to clean up the carbon? Encouraging article in China Business News: " Telecommuting to solve Hubei’s carbon emissions problem." " Check out the optimistic last paragraph about the impact of virtual meetings on carbon emissions. (My

Goals for 2010 and Beyond

Hildy Gottlieb

To create these conditions, we have three major goals (and a lot of smaller goals / objectives) for the next 12-24 months. The goal of igniting and keeping a fire under a new conversation will include ongoing discussion at this blog, as well as the development of other blogs.

InformationWeek: Genentech Fights Social 'Noise' By Setting Goals

Michael Sampson - Currents

Thomas captured some of the key ideas for InformationWeek: - Key message: "social without a goal is just a whole lot of noise.". I like the emphasis on goals aligned with current organizational issues - such as using social tools to reduce the cost of drug development. Last month at the Enterprise 2.0 Conference in California, two people from Genentech talked about their approach to making collaboration work.

Back to Basics: The Strategy Team & Goal Definition

Online Community Report

Define Business Goals and Objectives. As I mentioned at the beginning of the post, the Organization's goals are half of the equation for a successful community strategy. This post is part of an ongoing series about developing an online community strategy.

Collaboration Tool Errors: No Goal? (Or is it more subtle than that?)

Michael Sampson - Currents

It's a good checklist of things to avoid, but I keep coming back to number 1: " The No Goal Error. collaboration" is not a goal in itself). But to say that there is "no goal" sees too extreme in my view. I think the reality is more subtle, as in: - The goal is not articulated for others to understand and embrace. The goal was clear 3 years ago when a new tool was put in place, but with staff turnover, the champions have left and that thinking has been lost.

Part 2: From Change Initiatives to Change Systems

Networking Action

and “What must it do well, in order to realize its change goal?” Part 1 described global energy as a change system with five subsystems. The question was then asked: “What makes a (sub) system successful?” Academically, these questions lead … Change

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The Stakeholder Collaboration Game

The Bumble Bee

One of the challenges for teams is that the achievement of some of their goals are not fully under their own control - they need to be achieved in partnership with, or even in spite of, external parties (stakeholders) who are working to their own agendas and priorities.

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Back to Basics: The Community Strategy Team & Goal Definition

Online Community Strategy

Define Business Goals and Objectives. The key elements of the brief generally include: A statement of purpose or intention for the online community strategy; Business goals for the online community initiative, ideally showing support of organizational mission and goals, and with initial metrics of success; Key findings from the stakeholder interviews (which will have informed, and ideally support, the two points above).

The Path to 2030

Networking Action

What are the trends that will influence our ability to realize the Sustainable Development Goals for 2030? This was the question that I was asked to address in a keynote to the annual meeting of the Global Donor Platform for … Net Dev

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Instant Team: Game-Based Learning for Accelerated Team Development

The Bumble Bee

Briefing for the teams on these challenges with specific deadlines and goals but without any instruction about how they are to behave other than that "they are a team". Sadly, you cannot create a High-Performing Team in a day or afternoon or even over lunch.

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Change Leadership Challenge 3: Embedding Change

Partnering Resources

Create Goals Linked to the Success of Your Initiative. Identify High-Level Goals for Each Business Unit. From there, continue setting goals until every affected division and department has at least one strategic goal associated with the initiative.

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Musings on “community management” Part 2 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I’ll come back to that word “management.&# ) Read through his goals which I think are different than what we have come to expect for what I’ll call “traditional online community management.&# It is indicative of short-term, achieving goals within a given budget.

Green Chameleon » Intranet Innovation Awards 2009

Green Chameleon

The goal is to find these ideas (whether large or small), and to share them with the wider community.&# www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Intranet Innovation Awards 2009 It’s that time of year again! “The Intranet Innovation Awards are global awards that celebrate new ideas and innovative approaches to the design and delivery of intranets.

Strategic engagement – with snakes, elephants, baboons, mosquitos and meercats

Net-Map Toolbox

Rather, I led my participants deeper into the complexity of their challenge (identifying who the actors are, how they are connected, what their influence and goals are, a.k.a. And for each, there are a number of strategies to explore: Elephants: High influence, positive toward your goals.

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Net-Map Certification Training, Washington DC, Nov 20-21, 2015

Net-Map Toolbox

Join us for our next two day Net – Map training, where you will learn this tool for mapping formal and informal influence networks, developing strategic networking plans and uncovering the hidden drivers that propell you or hold you back from achieving your goals.

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Tribute to Michael Gurstein – founding father of the Community Informatics Field

Making CommunitySense

On October 8th, Michael Gurstein – founding father of the field of Community Informatics – sadly passed away. I first met Mike when I stumbled into the wrong” workshop room at the first Communities and Technologies conference in Amsterdam in 2003, chaired by Mike.

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Doing What You're Passionate About

Collaborative Thinking

with the ability to objectively apply that insight to help customers reach their goals, and share those learnings with the broader community at-large interested in those issues. If you’re lucky, there is some aspect of your professional life that your passionate about – something that sparks your intellectual curiosity, something that compels you to advocate for something or someone – something that actually inspires you.

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Webinar Series on Transformation and Large Systems Change

Networking Action

The goal is to support development of the LSC field by creating conversation amongst practitioners and knowledge developers about theories/strategies and … Blog Change

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Guiding your network weaving: Net-Map training in DC (June 27-28)

Net-Map Toolbox

At our trainings you dive into using Net-Map in your own context pretty quickly. Last fall one of our participants actually took a break from the map he was drawing because it made him realize that he had to make a few phone calls to some key influencers that he had not been quite aware of.

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Collaboration vs. Cooperation

Michael Sampson - Currents

Danny was first to answer with: Collaboration is “working together toward a shared goal” I don’t know the formal definition of cooperation but guess it means “working together” People do not require a shared goal to cooperate. On Quora someone asked about the difference between collaboration and cooperation.

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Community Engagement Planning in 3 Steps

Hildy Gottlieb

Step 1: What Do We Need to Accomplish, and How Can Engaging the Community Further Those Goals? The very first step is to consider all your organization’s goals for the year. The goals of your Community Impact Plan. The goals of your Organizational Wellness Plan.

Why Donor Coordination Fails

Net-Map Toolbox

I think it has something to do with the fact that there are two kinds of goals: One kind is out in the open while the other is treated like a dirty secret. So what happens when the non-profit world denies the existence of self-serving goals in their own ranks?

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How to Network From Your Desk (For Introverts and Busy People)

Partnering Resources

I know their interests, hobbies, and future goals. If you know two people who have a similar interest, are pursuing congruent goals, or might help each other out, see if they’re interested in meeting. Image by Vincent Fournier for Henkel Advertising.

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Blog>> Too Busy for Knowledge Sharing

Green Chameleon

One of this are people saying: “I am too busy for knowledge sharing; I have other priorities” As a knowledge professional this sounds out of place; knowledge sharing will help you to achieve your goals faster because you can dig into many more solutions, isn’t it?

What is collaboration?

Michelle Laurie

This blog post from Cloudhead is a good start on differentiating terms we use in the world of working together: “When collaborating, people work together (co-labor) on a single shared goal. When cooperating, people perform together (co-operate) while working on selfish yet common goals.

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The Inside Scoop on the International Association of Business Communicators Conference

Partnering Resources

Her questions signal a very different goal. Denise Jacobs , a self-professed tech geek turned creativity evangelist, gave every conference participant an assignment: move a little closer to your goal by adopting a tiny habit. Here’s how to do it: Set a goal.

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Social Media Strategy Course – Valentine’s Day Competition

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Shares SOCIAL MEDIA COURSE: How to do a social media strategy online course with homework and writing content calendars, setting goals, target audience and key influencers.

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An Exercise in Balancing Engagement

Alchemy of Change

Many of you know that I write a lot about engagement and think about it as “ the process of building relationships with people and putting those relationships to work to accomplish some goal.”

New publication: “It’s the Conversation, Stupid!” – Social Media Systems Design for Open Innovation Communities

Making CommunitySense

Conversations are the lifeblood of communities, building the common ground of shared meanings, beliefs, interests, norms, goals, trust and social capital. My joint book chapter with Mark Aakhus, “It’s the Conversation, Stupid!”

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

Green Chameleon

This is partially connected to how the audit is scoped, the engagement methods deployed, and how communications are managed, particularly in getting consistent understandings of the goals. 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.

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Networking for Introverts: A Starter List of Tips & Techniques

Partnering Resources

I know their interests, hobbies, and future goals. If you know two people who have a similar interest, are pursuing congruent goals, or might help each other out, see if they’re interested in meeting. Introvert v. Extrovert. Image by Jeff Wysaski.

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