The Hazards of Groups and Group Work

Jenny Connected

Last week I came across this fun video, which caused me to reflect once again on the potential problems of groups and group work, both on and offline. First I noted that all members of the group look very much alike, almost like clones of each other.

Group Works

John Tropea - Delicious Faciliatation

Group Works. Welcome to the Group Pattern Language Project. The Group Works deck of 100 full-colour cards (91 patterns + 9 category cards) names what skilled facilitators and other participants do to make things work. Check out Group Works videos on YouTube!

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An Alternative Perspective on Group Dynamics

Jenny Connected

In my last post I discussed the hazards of group work and group think. Ironically, in an experience I had last week, I really wished for more group work. Not group think, but group commitment and group responsibility.

Alternative: Facebook Groups App Gone – Sep 2017 – Australia

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Dear Students, just a quick note – the Facebook Groups app for Android and iPhone will be gone Sep 1st 2017. The alternative I’ve currently found is to bookmark the hidden groups newsfeed. fb://groups/gridtab. Thank you again for using the Facebook Groups app.

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Facebook Groups Revisited

Online Social Networking

In October 2010, I wrote New Facebook Groups Wreak Havoc. The “new” Facebook groups were brand new, and they were ruffling quite a few feathers. Facebook Tones Down Group Notifications. If I don’t like a group, I leave it. My Favorite Facebook Groups.

Ideal group sizes

Chris Corrigan

Second, a friend asked me the question “What is the idea group size for collaborative process?” Small groups can help refine and test good ideas, and large groups can help propagate ideas and connect them to larger patterns. In small group work, in general, working with an odd number is helpful because it creates an instability that keeps the group moving. First of all there is no such thing.

The three biggest networking mistakes of advocacy groups

Net-Map Toolbox

A member of our new Net-Map LinkedIn Group asked about how Net-Map can be used to improve the effectiveness of advocacy groups. So here are three things that advocacy groups often do that hampers their success and where Net-Map can help them understand these limitation better: 1.

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Helping a Group Resolve a Problematic Discussion

Michael Sampson - Currents

While I was enjoying a quiet dinner ahead of the week, a group of 8-10 people behind me were engaged in a heated discussion. That group needed some serious help. A couple of weeks ago I flew into an overseas city on a Sunday afternoon in advance of a week at a client’s site.

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Group Process Design Principles in Times of Turbulance

Full Circle Associates

The social sciences were dominated by a position known as methodological individualism, which treated all social phenomena as reducible to individual-level phenomena, as if groups were not legitimate units of analysis in their own right (Campbell 1990). Ready for a thinking ramble?

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How to Benefit from the New Facebook Groups

Online Social Networking

In New Facebook Groups for Better or Worse , I shared my reservations about the new Facebook groups and their potential to annoy Facebook users. On the other hand, the notifications from the old groups had come to be viewed as total spam and were no longer the least bit effective.

Communities, Networks and Groups

Jenny Connected

But perhaps of interest to those who follow discussions about the differences between groups and network s in relation to connectivism, will be the introductory section (pages 9-13) where the authors discuss their understanding of the terms ‘community’ and ‘network’ – how these are similar, different, overlap. A new article by Etienne Wenger, Beverley Trayner and Martin de Laat has just been linked to on Etienne’s Facebook page. Wenger, E., Trayner, B. & & de Laat, M. 2011).

Real Story Group: Enterprise Collaboration and Social Software Market in 2016

Michael Sampson - Currents

Real Story Group released its 2016 briefing on the state of the enterprise collaboration and social software marketplace, and a blog post with some highlights. I have been a long-term fan of this report from Real Story Group, and have recommended its purchase to many clients.

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Office 365 for Business – a New Meetup Group in Christchurch

Michael Sampson - Currents

Over the past year I have been doing a lot of work around the effective use of Office 365, and have been wanting to develop a group of people in Christchurch who are interested in making the most of Office 365 in their businesses and organisations. With the arrival of 2016, it is time to push ahead with that idea, and to that end, I am delighted to announce a new Meetup group in Christchurch called Office 365 for Business.

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Shared Group Discourse Impacts on Productivity

Michael Sampson - Currents

Those with the closest ties to others in their group were more productive and less likely to quit than those who worked alone. The ability for people doing similar tasks to talk together helps with both productivity and retention. A recent analysis at Bank of America demonstrated this dynamic for call centre agents, reinforcing the productivity-driving benefits of strong ties: Humanyze’s smart work badges contain microphones and and precision positioning technology.

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New Facebook Groups for Better or Worse

Online Social Networking

There are the old Facebook groups , and there are also the new Facebook groups that will very soon supersede the old. I wrote several articles last summer about the old Facebook groups: Facebook Groups as Alternatives to Ning Sites. 10 Tips for Maximizing Facebook Groups.

Group Works Card Deck – A Joyful Announcement

How to Save the World

Here is our announcement: ——– The Group Works card deck , the first product of the Group Pattern Language Project, is now out! The deck is designed to support your process as a group convenor, planner, facilitator, or participant.

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Mini-Workshop at the Office 365 and SharePoint User Group Meeting

Michael Sampson - Currents

Last week I was the second of two presenters at the Office 365 and SharePoint User Group meeting in Christchurch. In two groups, with three subgroups in each group, I gave one of the six resulting sheets … and asked them to spend 5 minutes answering the questions.

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The simplest facilitation tip to build group capacity

Chris Corrigan

Imagine: you have just done an elegant and energetic Open Space opening and you are ready to hand the process over to the group. Just as you start to walk out of the circle and let the group take over, a hand goes up “Excuse me, but what if no one comes to my session?” You are entraining the group into your perceived expertise instead of letting them discover possibilities on their own. I think it was a question that the whole group should have heard.”

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Table: Facebook Pages vs. Facebook Groups (vs. LinkedIn Groups)

Influence

Are you buffudled by the difference between Facebook Pages and Facebook Groups? Are you often confused about the difference between Facebook Pages and Facebook Groups? And how they compare to LinkedIn Groups? I often am. It's the most common question I receive when presenting on social media. This post helps end the befuddlement. read more. Influence Social Media

Connecting individuals in a large group meeting

Viv Mcwaters

Groups are strange beasts, made up of individuals – and no matter how often groups come together, each time they are unique, even if the people remain the same. What really interests me is the human connection between individuals that forms the glue of groups.

State of Enterprise 2.0 Collaboration Survey by Chess Media Group

Elsua

This piece of research by the Chess Media Group is eventually sponsored by both the Enterprise 2.0 If you have been following the #e20 and #socbiz hash tags in Twitter over the last few days (You should!,

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Why do groups need a facilitator?

Viv Mcwaters

It’s easy for people who are not facilitators to see the work of a facilitator as that which happens in front of a group. Why do groups need a facilitator? If the job of a facilitator is to get out of the way, why have one in the first place? Because boundaries matter.

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Nielsen Norman Group Names Best Intranets for 2010

Portals and KM

Nielsen Norman Group has announced winners in their 11 th annual contest for best intranets for 2010. It is ironic that such weight is placed on social networking since social media was seen somewhat skeptically by the same group when the 2006 winners for best intranets were announced. The report is available for download from the Nielsen Norman Group website.

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OnTime Group Calendar for Microsoft Exchange and Office 365

Michael Sampson - Currents

The team at OnTime announced the upcoming release of its group calendar product for Microsoft Exchange and Office 365. OnTime has worked with group calendaring for many years, with much of its historical work focused in the IBM ecosystem.

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Wiggio - Makes it easy to work in groups.

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Wiggio Media Player | Create New Group | Join a Group | My Profile | My Notifications | Tell a Friend | Logout Choose a Group Log-in. Group Links Resources Admin Settings Invite New Members Back to Wiggio Log-in. • There is no limit to how much your group can store.

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Small Group Creation Ideas

Nancy White

I believe in treating adults as adults. That doesn’t mean I, as a facilitator, cannot be inspired by techniques teachers use with children in their classrooms, right? Here are a few inspirations from Karen Moler of FlamingoFabulous in 2nd Grade. Facilitators, be inspired!

six groups -

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Turn your website into a community. sixgroups.com Start a Livecommunity and let the users of your community chat live on your website. Start What is a Livecommunity? No website? No problem! With Livecommunity, sixgroups.com has solved the problem of producer-consumer interaction." Alana Taylor, Mashable "#next08 Ha! Just saw me on a huge monitor twittering along! Way cool! They are showing the #next08 hashtag! Hope it will be on all rooms."

Work Together: 60+ Collaborative Tools for Groups

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

ContactOffice.com - Allows groups to share documents, calandars, contacts, and files. Glide - Facilitates group meetings to review projects together. PlanHQ.com - Specifically for groups working on business plans. TheOpenDoc.com - Create multiple workspaces with multiple documents, then share them for group editing. Tracbac.com - Workspace for your group that features versioning, IM, VoIP ad more. Glypho.com - Site for group writing of fictional stories.

Growing Our Social Media Group

Online Social Networking

I work at a watch company for which social media and web marketing are key tools for accelerating its business expansion. As Social Media Director , I flew with our team to Basel, Switzerland in March to attend Baselworld , the grandest and most important watch and jewelry event of the year.

(Intranets2011) "A social intranet - two years on" - Melissa Hendry, REA Group

Michael Sampson - Currents

In the second-to-last session for the day at Intranets2011 , Melissa Hendry from REA Group talked about their social intranet journey. People can join different groups - personal and business. -.

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The Group Work Site in SharePoint 2010 - "strange, inconsistent, weird, and unusable"

Michael Sampson - Currents

One of the new site templates is called the "Group Work Site," which is described in the creation dialog box as " a groupware solution that enables teams to create, organize, and share information quickly and easily. Calendared events from the calendar in the Group Work Site?

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. The above results in people being member of more groups than they were before.

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M/C Journal: "Stigmergic Collaboration: The Evolution of Group Work"

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

stigmergy collaboration

Guidelines for Group Collaboration and Emergence « emergent by design

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

schrage89) As a distributed group of individuals (agents) within a network, we form a complex adaptive system. An emergent, adaptive group does not exude these characteristics. Mututal Respect It’s easy to full tuned to the people in our group that think like us.

How to add Friends to Groups or Lists or Filters in Facebook

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Before the new Facebook interface was fully launched, I mentioned that it would be a good idea to plan some groups for you to filter your friends into. So, I was trying to figure out how to put my friends into different groups (filter them) in Facebook and found it a bit tricky so thought I’d share it here: EASIEST- WHEN ADDING AS A Facebook FRIEND. They hid groups, lists, filters, whatever you want to call them, under TOGGLE. Groups are hidden here.

groops.de - the community for local groups, clubs and associations

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Login | Registrieren | Hilfe | Deutsch Englisch Startseite Finde Gruppen & Treffen Finde Leute z.B. Köln, 80798 z.B. Kochen, Sport Groops ist die Freizeit-Community in Deiner Stadt.

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Thinking alone – crowd sourcing – tapping into the group brain?

Net-Map Toolbox

The body is more than a pile of sticks - group brain is more than a pile of brains (picture copyright by perpetualplum on flickr). Or: How can you help a group of people not just pile their thoughts on top of each other but actually multiply what one person can come up with by helping them truely think together and (at least for a few hours) tap into their combined group brain ? So what are the things that help you tap into the group brain?

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How my bad French made me a better facilitator

Net-Map Toolbox

My typical approach to a workshop like this would be to be the lead facilitator and have the local facilitators facilitate small group work and other less challenging, less complex and less visible work.

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Helpful facilitation resources for #Occupy groups

Chris Corrigan

If you are a part of an #Occupy group and are focusing on the facilitation teams, I’d like to offer you some resources from the Art of Hosting community. In terms of deeper hosting practice Here is a link to a document i wrote a number of years ago called “Hosting in a Hurry” it can be a useful printout to hand to Occupy Groups to help them think about process.

Life With Alacrity: The Dunbar Number as a Limit to Group Sizes

John Tropea - Delicious Community

« Post RSA Conference Wrapup | Main | Great Social Networking Posts » The Dunbar Number as a Limit to Group Sizes Lately Ive been noticing the spread of a meme regarding "Dunbars Number" of 150 that I believe is misunderstanding of his ideas. But, what is a "group"?

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