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!

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. I have a lot of tips, most of them learned from many many colleagues from all over, both from watching the masters work and from resources they have created.

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Trending Sources

Strategy & Resilience Take Center Stage at Partnering Resources

Partnering Resources

Partnering Resources helps organizations develop the strategic resilience they need to weather tumultuous times. At Partnering Resources, we believe that it is impossible for a small, insular group to set strategy effectively. Partnering Resources. Image: Nicole on flickr.

2017 21

The Future of Collaboration Lies in Human Resources AND Management’s Hands


Indeed, Human Resources is right in the eye of the hurricane in terms of trying to figure out whether it stands, that is, whether it would want to continue sustaining a rather sick, corrupted and disturbing system of mismanaging resources commanded by senior management or whether it would finally want to transform itself into what it should have been in the first place: ( facilitating) Human Relationships. And in this case from one particular group: Management / Leadership.

2014 64

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. On my site are scads of Facilitation Resources for use. My friend Tree Bressen offers a comprehensive set of consensus decision making resources on her pages and that is well worth a look. I hope these resources can be useful.

Group Process Design Principles in Times of Turbulance

Full Circle Associates

Many today see Nature as a stock of resources to be converted to human purpose. My group process practices in the last 18 months reveal a pattern where groups are getting more traction into creating insights on their work, and slightly increased traction on acting on those insights.

2017 25

e-mint: Valuable Resource for Online Community Professionals

Managing Communities

Group, the mailing list that all of the nearly 1,000 members are a part of. The group was originally founded in 2000 by Rebecca Newton (longtime [.]. Resourcese-mint is an association of online community professionals. But, if you say “e-mint” to any of the members, the first thing that will come to mind is the Yahoo!

2000 17

Minecraft Meetup - report & resources


We''ve rounded up all of the resources from the day in one handy place! In survival mode you are encouraged to make a house and to find resources that will help you defend your self or you will die. You can find information, tutorials and resources over at the MinecraftEdu wiki.

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"I Use SharePoint" - a New User Adoption Resource Site from Microsoft

Michael Sampson - Currents

Stage 1 is "Winning Attention," with the intent being to show why a target group should be interested. In my book, User Adoption Strategies , I show a four stage approach to gaining adoption of new approaches and new ways of working.

2011 73

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.”

2015 23

#openedMOOC Week 3: The 5Rs, CC, and open Licensing

Jenny Connected

Much of the discussion is about the re-use capabilities of open educational resources (OER). Stephen Downes has pointed out that this discussion pre-supposes that you have access to the OER in the first place, and we know that quite often the resource is only accessible if you pay for it.

2017 52

Facilitation Resource Alert

Michelle Laurie

I have a set of people, books and weblinks that I often go to when I get started on a new project that involves facilitation of a meeting/workshop/conference/etc. Recently, thanks to Full Circle Associates , I was led to a website that shares the Group Pattern Language Deck. The cards will be helpful for providing additional resources on the many ways to approach meeting scenarios as well as generating enthusiasm. Hello facilitators and non-facilitators!

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. Employees are the ultimate knowledge resource, and the winning intranets provided features to transform their behavior into manageable knowledge. 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.

2011 38

5 eLearning video resources to watch this summer

e-Moderation Station

My favourite bit: The videos are all accompanied by extra resources, links, and slides in downloadable pdf format. Summer is here. The skies are blue in Barcelona, and a lighter shade of grey in the UK.

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. • Each group gets its own Wiggio email address.

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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.

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.

2013 37

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.

Gevril Group Launches Ambitious Social Media and Web Marketing Initiative

Online Social Networking

That’s changing, as I’ve been engaged as social media and web strategist by the Gevril Group in Valley Cottage, NY , manufacturer and distributor of luxury watches, a forward-thinking business with ambitious marketing goals. The free Google Keyword Tool is my favorite SEO resource.

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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(Intranets2011) "Strategies for Creating a Social Workplace with Your Intranet" - James Dellow, Headshift / Dachis Group

Michael Sampson - Currents

dollar constraints - resource shortage.". -. Headshift and Dachis Group - very focused on "social business." After the keynote this morning (which was my presentation) at Intranets2011 , James Dellow kicked into creating a social workplace with your intranet.

Backchannel Resources

Nancy White

A DM Tweet today caused me to go and look and see what resources I’ve posted on the blog about back channel work. back channel facilitation in online groups where you make a decision to address issues privately and not “in front&# of the whole group.

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. When group became too large for all to be groomed this was the start of gossip. Would network reciprocity among groups of cooperators be more successful?

2013 66

Editable version of Chapter 10 – Action Notebook

Digital Habitats

Recently a group of students in the Foundations of Communities of Practice workshop completed a Word-Doc version of Chapter 10. We are considering having some systematic group discussions in CPsquare, comparing completed responses for many different communities.

2011 63

The 1-minute guide to the digital divide

e-Moderation Station

Even If you live in a resource rich country (let’s say Switzerland or Australia), where in theory technology is affordable and available, not everybody always has access to new technologies. Technology in low-resource ELT contexts. Image by Lisa on Flickr.

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#openedMOOC Week 5: Research on OER Impact and Effectiveness

Jenny Connected

Stephen asks where is the research on this – we need research on how open resources help society. openedmooc participants have responded to this week’s resources in different ways. Finally there are some great resources provided this week , which I have copied here for future reference.

2017 11

Altimeter Group Provides Useful Resource on Social Media Service Providers

Portals and KM

Charlene Li’s Altimeter Group is hosting a wiki that provides useful information on social media resources. The social media agencies and consultant are divided into five groups: independent consultants and experts, social media boutiques – US, social media boutiques – non-Us, PR agencies, and interactive marketing and search agencies.    This wiki is a nice service and great resource. There is more than simply resource lists.

Green Chameleon » NHS KM Resource Library

Green Chameleon blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about NHS KM Resource Library Many of you will have used the NHS’ public KM resources site.

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. When group became too large for all to be groomed this was the start of gossip. Would network reciprocity among groups of cooperators be more successful?

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Acting resourcefully in a space of community organizing

Chris Corrigan

The challenge for us as teachers in this was to explore and find a way to teach both so that we could help people become resourceful practitioners of a multitude of strategies. Advocacy requires clear speaking, storytelling and compelling argument on behalf of oneself or a group.

Resources for Facilitators

Viv Mcwaters

I promised I’d develop a slide show for a group as a thought starter for a discussion. Facilitators like me have traditionally drawn on processes, activities, and often the wisdom and experiences of other facilitators for inspiration when designing workshops. Today I had a completely different experience. I identified the key messages, developed a rough story board and started to search for information and pics I could include.

Who me? Yes. You are your own best resource

Viv Mcwaters

When facilitating, I draw on these choosing what I think might be best for this group at this time to do this task. I believe I am my own best resource. You are your own best resource is a post from: You are your own best resource appeared first on Over the years I have learnt and collected lots of processes, activities, a few frameworks, ideas and games.

Formicary Offers a Trial of Group Chat in Lync Server 2010

Michael Sampson - Currents

Formicary launched a free evaluation of Microsoft Lync Server 2010 , to allow firms to experience the benefits of real-time group chat before paying up: " Formicary Collaboration Group, a provider of real-time team collaboration solutions, has launched a hosted Group Chat evaluation portal. The new offering introduces Group Chat tools and enhancements and enables customers and prospects to experience the benefits of Group Chat as a business communication tool.

First Steps to Planning a MOOC

Jenny Connected

who want to move into HE/FE, Educational Developers who want to know more about Oxford Brookes University’s approach/resources. Keywords associated with the MOOC are: open education development resources oer mooc higher learning teaching pcthe further academy pgcert hea . (We Collation of Resources. EdDevMOOC learning teaching education resources MOOC #change11 OER oxfordbrookes open development higher pcthe further academy pgcert hea educational developers phd students

Green Chameleon » Resources for Knowledge Continuity

Green Chameleon blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Resources for Knowledge Continuity Five nuggets from various sources to help you in your knowledge continuity efforts (ie making sure your organisation keeps critical knowledge in flow while people come and people go). Courtesy of the National Health Service’s KM resources library (have you taken the survey that might keep it alive yet?)

10th Anniversary of the OnlineFacilitation Group

Nancy White

When we started, there were very few places to talk about facilitating online groups and communities. Now there are groups springing up all over , and some steadfast old-timers as well. Last week I asked people to share some stories about their involvement with the group.

Neighbourhood care groups


Neighbourhood care groups and organisations provide an astonishing social resource which seldom penetrates the policy-media consciousness.

Social Networks And Group Formation - Boxes and Arrows: The design behind the design

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Become a sponsor Social Networks And Group Formation Theoretical Concepts to Leverage by Shiv Singh on 2007/09/06 | [21 Comments] This is the first in a three-part series on academic research that illuminates social networks, one of the most important trends in design today.

A game about community resources


It was part of a workshop over two days and the purpose was to explore the implications of and context for a civic/community resource in the centre of a town. Even better, those working on client groups and projects came up with something quite special.