Group Works

John Tropea - Delicious Faciliatation

Group Works. A Pattern Language for Bringing Life to Meetings and Other Gatherings. Welcome to the Group Pattern Language Project. Why is it that some meetings bring life to your soul, while others leave you wishing youd never stepped in the room? Skip to main content.

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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So You Want to Host a Web Meeting? A Resource

Full Circle Associates

A long time ago in a planet far far away, a group of people asked if I could share some of my web meeting tips. Many pages later we have So Yo Want to Host a Web Meeting ?

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Not Every Meeting Room Can Have a Surface Meeting Hub

Michael Sampson - Currents

Microsoft is working to improve the meeting experience for people worldwide, and its Surface Meeting Hub is a good step in that direction. But that’s not going to see widespread adoption for a while yet (due to high pricing), and so there is Project Rigel : Over 97 percent of meeting rooms are currently equipped with traditional projectors or displays and only a telephone for including remote participants. Meetings

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Connecting individuals in a large group meeting

Viv Mcwaters

This week I’m taking part in a global meeting of about 80 or so people and have about an hour to do some connecting activities. What really interests me is the human connection between individuals that forms the glue of groups.

Bring your meetings to life in 2016 – February workshop dates announced

Viv Mcwaters

Beyond the traditional ‘facilitator’ role – What does leading a meeting mean in today’s workplaces? Participatory approaches – Ways of sharing information, gathering ideas, and making decisions that helps a group connect and engage with the content.

2016 54

Brain science meets social media

Joitske Hulsebosch

I'm very happy to work with Ria van Dinteren to prepare a session on Brein meets social media on the 16th of February in the Netherlands. I once had a group experiencing a lot of technical problems with the first webinar.

Large Group Ice Breakers: Free Twenty Questions Activity

Partnering Resources

Effective large group ice breakers can be hard to find. However, icebreakers have a good purpose: they help people get oriented to who is in the room, focus their energy on the meeting, and participate actively. It can be used with groups as small as ten and as large as two hundred.

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Microsoft Surface Hub – Reinventing Meeting Dynamics

Michael Sampson - Currents

It is intended to be used for collaborative meetings, brainstorming, and other group activities. Meetings At the Windows 10 event today, Microsoft announced Surface Hub.

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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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Four rules for collaborating well in meetings

The Bumble Bee

A lot of my work involves facilitating large meetings where groups need to collaborate to resolve difficult issues or develop future plans for working together. Now the other side of that coin is that 96% of people are trustworthy - ie 24 out of 25 people you meet.

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Communities & Technologies finally meeting Community Informatics

Making CommunitySense

To give you a flavor, here are the notes I just took of the discussion about the possible points of intersection in a breakout group consisting of Volker Wulf, Michael Gurstein, Susanne Bødker, Marcus Foth, and Aldo de Moor. I’m currently in Siegen, Germany.

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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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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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Meet Your New CEO – Your Kid

Elsua

I keep telling them how long would you think it’s going to take a group of younger folks to recreate their knowledge just good enough to get by and rebuild from there?

2013 28

All you ever learned about meetings is wrong

The Bumble Bee

I have developed a radical new approach to meetings which I call "Egoless Meetings" which addresses three popular unwritten rules about good meeting practices which are unfortunately totally wrong. RULE 3 is that when you meet you must work as a team not as individuals. People come to meetings with an "expectation of airtime". This is often related to their grade or their perception of their role in the meeting. and waste the meeting.

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Why do groups need a facilitator?

Viv Mcwaters

Compare that to your typical meeting or event. The content is often known in advance, which raises the question of why have a meeting in the first place? 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.

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Christchurch Office 365 and SharePoint User Group Meeting – Thursday October 6

Michael Sampson - Currents

On Thursday I will be speaking at the next meeting of the Christchurch Office 365 and SharePoint User Group. Here’s what’s happening: Session 1: Ngāi Tahu (Donald Harman, SharePoint Administrator). A sneak peak of Ngāi Tahu’s new intranet and the journey they took to get there. Session 2: Re-Imagining Productive Work with Office 365: An Exploratory Approach (Michael Sampson).

The Meeting Map: Making Both Process and Content Explicit

How to Save the World

I have long been a fan of mindmaps as a tool for recording what transpires at a meeting, displayed up at the front of the room so that everyone can see the ‘official’ record (and correct it when needed).

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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.

Tech steward meet tech mentor

Digital Habitats

Techne-mentor refers to a role that someone plays in aiding an individual or group with adopting or supporting some aspect of technology use in a specific context, but being a techne-mentor is not a permanent role. (Cross-posted from my Learning Alliances blog.).

Three Networking Types: People You’ll Meet while Searching For Your Next Job

Partnering Resources

But we do use our networks for job searching and, in this guest post by Irene Brank, we learn about three types of people that we meet while networking for a new job. Asking this group of folks for help is difficult for me; it is the group that is most uncomfortable helping.

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Sense making, friend making and glaciers

Michelle Laurie

A group of glaciologists from ICIMOD , locally organizing the international scientific symposium, and the IGS scientific steering committee, wanted people to leave saying ‘ Wow! Group cheer at Symposium on Glaciology in High Mountain, Asia.

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Graphic Facilitation 2015 – Skills, Innovation and Fun!

Michelle Laurie

Being immersed in this creative process for two whole days is an amazing experience, I would recommend it to anyone interested in learning more about graphic facilitation and how it can help positively transform group process.”

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Meetings or Meetups?

Viv Mcwaters

Today meetup.com facilitates off-line group meetings on any imaginable topic, now in 101 countries. I participate in two Meetup Groups in Melbourne: The Creative Performance Exchange and The Collaboratory Melbourne. Generally, I’m not a joiner of groups, especially if there’s even a sniff of agendas, minutes, and traditional meeting procedure. Nor am I a fan of meetings per se. They complain about these meetings. Meetings or Meetups?

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.

The theatre of meetings

Viv Mcwaters

Contrast that experience with ones you may have had at work when attending a meeting. Scripted Play Work Meeting. Theatre Meeting room. Usually enjoyable Not another *%^$# meeting! Meetings are not scripted. Some meetings are scripted. There’s usually no script for a meeting. Related posts: Meetings.

What are the 3 big mistakes that Meeting Leaders make that keep them frustrated with drawn out meetings and a lack of enthusiasm?

Viv Mcwaters

This means you are in front of the group, maybe chairing the meeting or leading a workshop, and seem to be doing all the work, while the participants sit passively – you’re not even sure if they are listening. There are also all those ‘carry over’ items from the last meeting.

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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. Information Transfer – The purpose of these meetings is to inform.

Do you eat burgers? Do you meet online?

Joitske Hulsebosch

I had a consultation in the north of the Netherlands (only 150 km but still a 2 hours journey) and we proposed to do the meeting online. We had proposed this earlier last year, but the group thought it was very important to see each other. "

Business meets connectivism

Ken Carroll

It informs strategies and objectives and is generally defined (or refined) by a sub-group within the organization over a relatively brief time period. When hierarchies meet networks, hierarchies lose. Gary Harpst defines a business as a fit between a purpose and its execution.

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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More graphic facilitation coming your way Sept 29-30th, 2014

Michelle Laurie

Being immersed in this creative process for two whole days is an amazing experience, I would recommend it to anyone interested in learning more about graphic facilitation and how it can help positively transform group process.”

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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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Slideshare Launches Zipcast - Online Meetings for Everyone

Michael Sampson - Currents

Slideshare changed the dynamics of giving presentations - conference speakers could now leverage their conference work to reach a broader audience beyond their assigned meeting slot, and people who didn't get an invitation to talk at the conference could put their thoughts up alongside those who did. Last week, Slideshare took a big leap into online meetings , with the launch of Zipcast. Have you ever wished you could jump into an online meeting from anywhere?

Graphic Facilitation Workshop September 23-24, 2013 – Registration Open!

Michelle Laurie

Think about when communities plan and imagine their futures, when teams consider the possible outcomes for their projects, when groups create maps to track their progress. You can use visual thinking to improve teamwork, communications, meetings, build engagement and to plan and evaluate work.

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The Evolution of Cooperation

Jenny Connected

Group selection . When humans were hunter gatherers they moved around in extended family groups. A group which was comprised of cooperators had an evolutionary advantage. David Sloan Wilson Cooperation in his book Darwin’s Cathedral discussed religious groups as mechanisms for group selection. Reputation depends on a reliable history and whether cooperators will meet again. When group became too large for all to be groomed this was the start of gossip.

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A quick harvest from Art of Hosting Water Dialogues

Michelle Laurie

There were a few sessions dedicated to explaining the underpinnings of the philosophies however most of our time was spent experiencing the art and reflecting as a group and on our own. I recently experienced 2.5

10 Tips for Maximizing Facebook Groups

Online Social Networking

I recently discussed Facebook Groups as Alternatives to Ning Sites from a group creator’s vantage point. Here I look at ways you can get the most out of your Facebook Groups from a general member’s point of view. Abide by each group’s preferences.