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.

2017 21

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Collaborators, Cooperators and People I Learn From

Elsua

So I decided to look deeper, in retrospect, and try to define for myself the kinds of relationships I have built over the years with the people who I used to follow on Twitter and see how I would be able to group them accordingly. Collaborators , Cooperators and People I Learn From.

2015 76

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. People added their friends en masse causing them to receive unwanted notification emails. My Favorite Facebook Groups.

2012 25

Social Business Is People to People Business – The Iberia Story

Elsua

As part of the series of “ Social Business Is People to People Business “, here’s the next take of what living social is all about. Essentially, no matter what people out there may well say, that’s what customers care about.

The five major theories of how people "learn": a synopsis

The Bumble Bee

Over the years, academics have proposed a number of theories to describe and explain the learning process - these can be grouped into five broad categories: 1.

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.

Shared Group Discourse Impacts on Productivity

Michael Sampson - Currents

The ability for people doing similar tasks to talk together helps with both productivity and retention. Those with the closest ties to others in their group were more productive and less likely to quit than those who worked alone. 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.

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.

Experiencing Cynefin physically in a group

Chris Corrigan

I’ve had a couple of requests to share the exercise that helps people understand Cynefin physically. Begin by having the group stand and clear a large space so that everyone can move around comfortably. Have people divide into four new groups.

2014 31

Ideal group sizes

Chris Corrigan

Second, a friend asked me the question “What is the idea group size for collaborative process?” ” and in trying to answert the question I emailed him the following (please note that this is all off the top of my head, and in practice I usually go with intuition, relying more on patterns than rules): Innovation generally starts with individuals, so I like to build time into to processes for people to just be quiet and think for a bit.

2012 25

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.

Why you should Block people and your Community responsibility

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Blocking People on Facebook: It’s not censorship -they are free to continue talking bollocks – I am exercising my freewill to say enough is enough. I belong to some pretty atrocious Facebook groups.

2017 40

Group Process Design Principles in Times of Turbulance

Full Circle Associates

People are hungry for clues about where to intervene in the complex systems within which they work and live. People get it. Ready for a thinking ramble? Payoff isn’t until the end. Fair warning!

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

Partnering Resources

It can be hard for introverts to do a lot of the activities normally considered to be networking, especially the large group meet-and-greets. I have a list of my top ten connectors: people who have gone out of their way to connect me to others. Connect People.

2013 99

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.

2012 36

Social Business Is People to People Business – The Movistar Story

Elsua

It’s about understanding how as important and paramount as corporate brands are (Specially, in the context of B2B), it’s actually people the ones who make business. People to People. . People are people.

What’s more important? People or structures?

Net-Map Toolbox

If you look at any great change, in your organization, in history, and you ask people to describe who this happened, most likely you will get one of these two stories: Story 1. It’s all about the people: There was this inspired leader, or evil man, or group of passionate individuals, or conspirators, or clever people, who came up with this grand idea who made all of this happen. Because typically group members would either lean toward story 1 or story 2.

The simplest facilitation tip to build group capacity

Chris Corrigan

Thinking that the facilitator has the answers is one of the biggest problems with the way people are entrained to relate to facilitators. Because you are guiding a process, many people will feel that you are also an authority on what to do. Imagine: you have just done an elegant and energetic Open Space opening and you are ready to hand the process over to the group. Invite people to keep their hands up, and then utter these magic words.

Getting People to Change

Hildy Gottlieb

If creating the world we want means getting people to change what they currently do, how can we get people to change? That’s a question we hear a lot when we tell people what we’re doing at Creating the Future. But how will you get people to change their ways?”

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. The question has been asked as to why we need connecting activities when ‘most people know each other’?

State of the Net 2012 – People Tweet Tacit Knowledge – Part Two

Elsua

Truly enjoyed his definition of such concept as well as that other notion that we all live in a state of messy-coherence, although I won’t be saying much more on it, other than encouraging those folks in favour of management, and managing things and people, in general, to go and have a watch.

2012 81

Why do groups need a facilitator?

Viv Mcwaters

It’s way to easy to stretch the boundaries, to include more, to dilute the purpose with ‘can we just…’ And a facilitator can find ways to help people engage with the content and work with each other – and then get out of the way and let them get on with it.

(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. -. People were more involved across the business.

2011 50

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.

2008 43

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?

The Metamovement: Moving Beyond Marches and People in the Street

How to Save the World

The group is about half the size of Portland’s, though attendance at their General Assembly was almost as high. The Eugene group is in close communication with the Portland group and have adopted a number of the same operating protocols.

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

Partnering Resources

At Partnering Resources, we prefer to talk about networking as an ongoing activity, not just as something people do when they need a new job. They could be former colleagues, employees, or people you’ve worked with along the way.

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John Tropea - Delicious Community

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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.

Action storming for tackling difficult people

Viv Mcwaters

The question comes up sooner or later: “How do you deal with difficult people?” This involves trying different approaches in quick succession, and as soon as someone in the group makes a suggestions along the lines of, “Why don’t you try…?”

2012 21

10 messages in planning digital engagement with young people

Social Reporter

Below are 10 messages to consider in planning any project using digital technology to engage young people and address the key challenges they face. Tim writes at socialreporters.net : This Thursday we brought together a fantastic crowd of 25 thinkers, social entrepreneurs, funders, youth workers and young people at the RSA in London to explore some of the messages that had been emerging so far in our Young People and Digital Technology exploration. Who are the young people?

10 messages in planning digital engagement with young people

Social Reporter

Below are 10 messages to consider in planning any project using digital technology to engage young people and address the key challenges they face. Tim writes at socialreporters.net : This Thursday we brought together a fantastic crowd of 25 thinkers, social entrepreneurs, funders, youth workers and young people at the RSA in London to explore some of the messages that had been emerging so far in our Young People and Digital Technology exploration. Who are the young people?

How helpful is journalism for People Powered Change? Further thoughts.

Social Reporter

People need to share stories and tips, chat about what’s worked for them and what hasn’t, and get some help in filtering the mass of information evolving online.

2011 34

Defining Collaboration - 4. Mapping People, Work, and Outcomes to Technology Capabilities

Michael Sampson - Currents

My (broad) definition of collaboration is people working with other people towards a common outcome. Thus there are three aspects in here: (1) people, (2) working together, and (3) common outcome. Type 2 - Group (group, community of interest, community of practice).

Stop people making bad commitments and poor estimates

The Bumble Bee

You just stopped short of a group hug. People are even claiming they don't remember taking any actions. Imagine the scenario. The workshop went so well. You finished off by agreeing the actions. Everyone was so pumped up and serious. Fast forward 2 weeks. none of the actions happened!

2012 25

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

Bas Rues

People are nodes, and they are connected to other nodes. I’d like to see a connection as “works together with”, and nodes as people in a certain context, for example a large organization. The above results in people being member of more groups than they were before.

It’s not about the thing; It’s about the people

Hildy Gottlieb

Tech people. Fundraising people. Whatever you work with, whatever you sell, whatever you promote, whatever you make – it’s not about the thing, it’s about the people. It’s not about the tech; it’s about the people. . Grocery store salespeople.

2014 31

Three Reasons Why People Protect the Status Quo

Michael Sampson - Currents

Melba looks at the reasons why intelligent and well-meaning people resist change : " When you view resistance to change in the context of guarding the Performance Engine and apply it to your workplace, your boss’s resistance begins to look different and maybe even solveable. If a change agent tries to sell her idea that it “breaks all the rules,” people responsible for things running smoothly will do whatever they can to crush the new process or product. ".

2011 30

Connecting people in large groups

Chris Corrigan

Viv McWaters posts her thoughts on how to connect people in large group settings. This post is a great start: I learnt from one of my facilitation mentors, Antony Williams, that individuals generally come to groups with the need to be seen as an individual within the group (everyone likes to be recognised for being themselves first, a member of the group second) and to understand the connections.