Group Process Design Principles in Times of Turbulance

Full Circle Associates

I have found myself pointing to Donella Meadows’ “ Leverage Places: Where to Intervene in a System ” more and more these days. Read the whole thing, but if you just want to scan the leverage points, check out the Wikipedia article. Her number one leverage place: 1.

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Growing Our Social Media Group

Online Social Networking

Now, in addition to leveraging our Internet properties to promote our firm and its many watch brands, it’s my intention, as well, to turn these websites into profit centers and totally new income streams.

Trending Sources

Work Together: 60+ Collaborative Tools for Groups

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

Social Dashboards: Leveraging Streams, Relationships & Social Identities

Collaborative Thinking

It also has a "Groups" feature, but its implementation was somewhat confusing. Interesting space to watch. understanding the intersect between social networks, relationships, and identity remains key: Enterprise Friendly Social Network Dashboard PeopleBrowsr Launches Real-Time Search.

Telebriefing: Leveraging Relationships and Managing Identity Two Sides of the Social Networking Coin

Collaborative Thinking

Next week, Alice Wang and I will be presenting our research and consulting findings on the intersect social media and social networking has with identity and security for Burton Group clients. If you are a Burton Group client, I believe you will find this presentation very informative. If you are not a Burton Group client, Alice and I will be presenting this topic again on Thursday, November 5 at the Enterprise 2.0 Register: Online (for Burton Group clients).

Need Your Feedback on my Triangulating Thinking | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

THANKS Triangulating for Success: a practitioner’s experience using external networks to leverage learning and outcomes within organizations and institutions Introduction Organizations and institutions are ostensibly places for learning and getting work done.

Collaborative Thinking: Integrating SharePoint And Confluence

Collaborative Thinking

Mathemagenic Microsoft Knowledge Network Team Blog Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies Team Blog Microsoft Team RSS Blog Microsoft Unified Communications Group Team Blog Nicholas Carr Peter OKelly Peter Saint-André Rashmi Sinha Robin Good Solution Watch Stowe Boyd Techcrunch You’re It!

Column 2 : Enterprise 2.0: Group Intelligence Panel

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Group Intelligence Panel Luis Solis of GroupSystems moderated a panel on Group Intelligence Across the Enterprise: 5 Keys to Success, with David Marshak of the Unified Communications & Collaboration group at IBM , Alex Pentland of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence and John Abele of Boston Scientific. Their intranet allows people to join groups that are geographic- or interest-based, then use that to harness the community knowledge.

Re-Imagining Effective Work (aka Digital Transformation) – What Is This?

Michael Sampson - Currents

” Since my mindset and view of the world is more fuelled by creative opportunities that leverage the new to improve the current, I definitely prefer the positive proactive re-imagining label over the creative destruction one, and while the term digital transformation is a correct application of new generation digital tools to drive transformation, I prefer the emphasis in the label on the world of work not the enablers thereof.

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Online Community Building Strategy: Nancy White On Networks, Groups and Technology Choices

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Online Community Building Strategy: Nancy White On Networks, Groups and Technology Choices Interested in better understanding what is the difference between an online group and a network of people? Theyre a group of people who had a fantastic experience together.

Activity Streams: Moving Beyond Event Aggregation

Collaborative Thinking

As the enterprise considers how activity streams can be leveraged, we see interest in role-based streams and process-related streams. The idea is that we can improve both productivity and collaboration needs by making events more visible and allowing people to take action more effectively (sometimes collectively) based on that level of event transparency (especially when compared to how people rely on their e-mail inbox for much of this type of group notification and work coordination).

Change Leadership Challenge 5: Use Networks for Change

Partnering Resources

Make sure your communication strategy leverages the network by disseminating information in ways that it can travel freely to all who need access to it. Have you invited representatives from the group of informal leaders to help shape the change? Have you taken action to build bridges to departments, areas, or groups where the communication network breaks down? Image from This is the fifth in a series of posts about change leadership.

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Towards A More Participatory Culture: Enterprise Q&A

Collaborative Thinking

If activity streams are leveraged, is posting a question into a stream cluttered with lots of other items vying for attention the right approach? If so, we can then define a notification process and ping those individuals and groups through different alerting options? Should submitting questions into an activity stream include the ability to specify people, roles, communities, or other group structures?

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Design Considerations For Enterprise Social Networks

Collaborative Thinking

conference, attendees heard from companies like GE, Nike, and Virgin America shared how they are leveraging an enterprise approach towards social collaboration. Other highlights included: Leverage affordance-centered design : While there are scenarios where social networking is explicit and directed towards a particular activity or outcome, there are many situations where employee participation is entirely voluntary.

Learning While Building eLearning: Part 3 – Facilitating Online

Full Circle Associates

First, what should I do about participants that belong to a group not responding to each other? I see the first person in that group posts and gets no response. I wondered about how to group participants in some way, to point out some challenges and invite others to react.

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Theorizing On Network Ties & Structures

Collaborative Thinking

In earlier posts (" Teams, Communities, And Social Networks "), I outlined some thoughts on how group structures are themselves social networks however the reverse is not always true: "Teams and communities are social networks. Ties between members of groups provide those networks with cohesion that makes their structure more recognizable. processes, projects) are other structures the enterprise leverages with participants performing in their defined roles.

Literature Review: Improving Work Practices in Times of Change

Collaborative Thinking

The idea is to become comfortable with the purpose of a Review and leverage prior work done on the annotated bibliography completed earlier. Gartner, Burton Group) researching topics related to collaboration, social networking, and “Enterprise 2.0”.

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Twitter for organisations

Joitske Hulsebosch

Recently, I have asked this question in the Facebook group with non-profit consultants and also found this blogpost by Steve Bridger talking about the same issues. How to leverage employee accounts?

Some lessons about capacity building in social media for development organisations in the South

Joitske Hulsebosch

Over the past half year I facilitated a social media capacity building trajectory for a group of 14 development organisations (and 2 networks) in countries like Vietnam, Mali, Bolivia etc., It was great to work in a group of three facilitators, because you create an enormous flexibility.

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5 Web Strategies that Paid Off in 2011

Online Social Networking

I credit just five very simple ideas with our success: Building a core group of websites around which the company’s entire web presence was built. Leveraging numerous online and offline sources, such as SEO , social networking sites , social bookmarking sites , email , print ads and word-of-mouth, to generate a flood of targeted traffic to the company’s web content.

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Sharing our inspiration from the Learning Technologies conference with links to all our liveblogs

Joitske Hulsebosch

There were a lot of instructional designers in the group; professionals analyzing learning questions and developing learning programs.

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Collaborative Thinking: Socializing At Work - No Longer A Waste Of Time

Collaborative Thinking

Social interaction has an immense (yet subtle) influence on how well an organization catalyzes relationships, leverages professional associations, and cultivates a sense of community among employees, customers, partners, and suppliers. IT strategists are exploring social software as the key IT component to support the innovation, growth and human capital management objectives outlined by their business counterparts (refer to this post on the Burton Group report on Enterprise 2.0 ).

The 1-minute guide to the digital divide

e-Moderation Station

For example, within a high resource context, we may have disadvantaged groups (such as migrants, or the homeless). Image by Lisa on Flickr.

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Executive Briefing: Why an Adoption Approach is Required

Michael Sampson - Currents

Identifying Initial Departments, Groups, and Teams … identifying the key departments, groups, and teams that would benefit from a new way of collaborating, and have a willingness to be involved in the first phase of the adoption program. Implementing the Adoption Approach … work with the various departments, groups, and teams to help them understand what is possible and re-imagine a new way of working. Current Practices Don’t Work. -

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Collaborative Thinking: Enterprise 2.0 Report: Table of Contents

Collaborative Thinking

Report: Table of Contents A few people asked for an executive summary of the report published recently on Enterprise 2.0 ( availability of the report for Burton Group clients was posted here ). Mathemagenic Microsoft Knowledge Network Team Blog Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies Team Blog Microsoft Team RSS Blog Microsoft Unified Communications Group Team Blog Nicholas Carr Peter OKelly Peter Saint-André Rashmi Sinha Robin Good Solution Watch Stowe Boyd Techcrunch You’re It!

Visions of Business Ecosystems

Partnering Resources

It depicts activities as a progression from outreach (in the top left corner) to facilitation, funding, acceleration, and cluster development (groups of self-reinforcing companies). Volunteer user groups share technical knowledge and contribute to eBay’s growth. Incredible complexity.

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Enabling Participation: More Art Than Science

Collaborative Thinking

The result might be a chaotic and inconsistent level of utilization and growth of the site but those groups that “stick with it” will shape the community environment and produce leaders that can help evangelize benefits upwards to management. A top-down approach enables project teams to leverage management as champions. There’s a belief by some project teams that those groups will begin to improve their readiness in anticipation of being the next winning pilot.

Balancing Tasks & Relationships – The Art of Engagement

Alchemy of Change

They’re able to do this because they understand the amazing leverage that comes from engaging people outside the organization in doing the work of the organization. The groups that are great at engagement are the groups that know how to create promise.

Lotusphere 2011 Notes: Future of Social Business – Rest of the Story

Portals and KM

They are also doing things to leverage the social network. Mike O’Rourke said they have the benefit of testing their collaboration tools on the 40,000 people in their group. This is another in a series of my notes on Lotusphere 2011. I am very pleased to be back after ten years.

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OrchestratorMail - Bringing Structure and Clarity to Email Communication

Michael Sampson - Currents

From some research I've been reading recently, it looks to me that OrchestratorMail has leveraged a number of academic studies, taken some pragmatic stances, and come out with a cool product to "bring efficiency to email communication" (their tag line).

The village as a venue

Chris Corrigan

Last week, we hosted a group of 35 emerging and legacy leaders in the human services sector on Bowen Island to kick off our sixth Leadership 2020 cohort. In Ballyvaughn a group called The Burren Call has set up to host gatherings at the Burren College of Art and on the land around it as well.

Social Media & Innovation

Collaborative Thinking

Working Title: "Leveraging Social Media Within Innovation Strategies". In the past, innovation efforts were often the purview of assigned groups and driven by formal processes (often with mixed results). However, leveraging the free-flow of ideas needs some level of structure to transform ideas into actual business outcomes. Now that the SharePoint 2010 report on social computing is in the production queue, time to move on to my next report: .

New Industry Report: The New Rules of the Collaborative Economy

Online Community Strategy

The role of brand in the collaborative economy presents an opportunity for large brands to take advantage by marketing on trust or partnering with sharing services to leverage their brand. Across all age groups, about a third of would-be buyers are swayed to consider sharing services if they offer conveniences like next-day delivery or a concierge to provide advice.

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Learning While Building eLearning: #4 Lessons from the Pilot

Full Circle Associates

Emilio: We have our own elearning team at FAO doing their own projects for specific groups. But you are right, the result is we don’t leverage, learn from each other, from a very valuable experience a colleague is having and have to go through painful process of learning myself.

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Enterprise Collaboration Requires Critical New Skills

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Small Groups of 2 to 5 People A well-composed team of just a few deeply committed and compatible people is a thing of true beauty. A small group of people can work passionately together. " Think of the Apollo 13 ground crew, The Beatles, the Group of Seven. " He focuses on duos, but something similar holds true in these slightly larger groups.

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Breaking down silos, what does that mean? | @Greg2dot0's Blog

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

By building groups where you share a shared set of goals, you effectively have an area of focus with a group of people interested in the same area and/or outcome. Lastly, breaking down silos enables expertise to be leveraged across the entire enterprise. @Greg2dot0's Blog.

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Infocomm Industry Forum 2009

Collaborative Thinking

Leveraging Social Media to Promote Workplace Innovation. Mike Gotta Principal Analyst, Collaboration & Content Strategies, Burton Group. Organisations are leveraging Enterprise 2.0 Blogs, wikis and social network sites, coupled with community-building practices, help organisations leverage relationships in ways that promote more effective information sharing and innovation.

Promoting Continuous Learning at Autodesk Through Smart Content Management

Portals and KM

As the case notes, these “communities are the long tail of the Autodesk ecosystem, where the Internet combines the insights from many small groups into a major web presence.”   They also needed to better leverage the content generated through online communities by capturing and curating the contributions of innovative customers. In February I wrote about an interesting report Making Greater Use of Smart Content in the Enterprise by Geoff Bock, Dale Waldt, and Mary LaPlante.

Social Media Club of Boston 5th Anniversary Celebration: The Evolution of Social Business

Portals and KM

The discussion now is how to leverage the network of people. To a question about IT, Andy said the Lowe’s IT group is one of the most progressive uses of social media. Last night I attended the Social Media Club of Boston 5 th Anniversary Celebration: The Evolution of Social Business. It featured a panel with Alistar Rennie, General Manager, Social Business and Collaboration Solutions, IBM; Andy Carusone from Lowe’s Home Improvement; and Ric Fulop, North Bridge Venture Partners.

ALGIM 2011 Web Symposium- I'm Keynoting

Michael Sampson - Currents

Collaboration offers a way for people to work together effectively - leveraging the best that each person best brings to the table. In his keynote presentation, Michael explores how to engage with people and groups in your organisation to be collaborative, referring to case studies and frameworks to help you apply the ideas at your organisation. ALGIM, the Association of Local Government Information Management, is running a two-day Web Symposium in early May 2011 in Wellington.