Balancing Tasks & Relationships – The Art of Engagement

Alchemy of Change

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The Importance of Team Game Plans and RAPPORT

The Bumble Bee

Team Game Plans are essential when team is faced with a new and challenging task , such as a business simulation game. So to have RAPPORT in your team you need to quickly agree your team's: R OLES. How will we divide up the team responsibilities?

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Teams, communities and networks: a case of our homeschooling group


What we had before was broken with lots of pain (and learning that comes with it and there we live there is no critical mass of like-minded homeschoolers with the kids/rhytms/values that match to make it work easily. Being social Unschooling communities distributed teams unschooling

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Digital Habitats for project teams

Learning Alliances

Kathy Milhauser mentioned that she assigned Digital Habitats to students in a course on globally distributed project teams. That got me thinking about the difference between a project team and a community as far as their digital habitat is concerned. Project teams.

Digital Habitats for project teams

Digital Habitats

(This post is cross-posted from my blog at Learning Alliances.). Kathy Milhauser mentioned that she assigned Digital Habitats to students in a course on globally distributed project teams. Project teams. Who is on a project team is not always as clear as we’d like.

Collaborators, Cooperators and People I Learn From


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.

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You can stimulate curiosity for self directed learning

Joitske Hulsebosch

A team of teachers and staff have organized a SPOC (Small Private Online Course), supported by me and Sibrenne from Ennuonline. For this type of online learning you need a certain level of capacity for self direction. How to stimulate self directed learning?

2018 169

The Art of Collaborating Effectively in Virtual Teams


So I thought I would go ahead and spend some time today covering those same 5 reasons she talked about extensively and build further up on some additional tips distributed teams could apply to help avoid those specific issues.

Relationship Centric Teaching – Part 3 of ISS Fellowship

Full Circle Associates

In it Clay talks about the importance the access online learning has provided. I also wanted to focus on relationship centric teaching using conversational approaches. The first group at Chisholm were the Learning Leaders working on community based education.

2015 56

Fully Distributed Team + Face-to-Face Communication

Michael Sampson - Currents

Andrew shares the thinking and practices of’s fully distributed team , looking at the history underlying his way of managing the firm, the role of face-to-face communication, and how to work day-to-day in a distributed environment. Here’s the piece about the importance / role / benefits of face-to-face communication: The biggest thing missing from fully distributed teams is true face-to-face communication. that tend to occupy this role in co-located teams.

2016 89

Book review: the new social learning

Joitske Hulsebosch

I read 'the New Social Learning' by Tony Bingham and Marcia Conner. There was actually less new information than I had hoped for, I missed a deeper layer of understanding how social media changes learning processes. And the relationships built through that stream.

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The Messiness of Rhizomatic Learning – Words Steal My Intent

Jenny Connected

Week 2 of Dave Cormier’s open online course - Rhizomatic Learning – the community is the curriculum – is at end, and what a messy week it has been. Belbin’s team roles). ‘ What do the adjectives ‘rhizomatic’ and ‘deep’ add to the abstract noun ‘learning’.

2014 212

If space is a becoming what kind of spaces do we need for learning?

Jenny Connected

The second keynote at the Networked Learning Conference 2016 was presented by Sian Bayne. The title of her keynote was Campus Codespaces for Networked Learning , which she framed around the question ‘Do we need other ways to think about networked learning space?’. E-Learning.

2016 164

Bioteams and the beliefs of high performing teams

The Bumble Bee

Team Beliefs are the fuel which can really energise or kill team effectiveness. Unfortunately this is often the most neglected aspect of a high-performing team initiative. In this article I remind people of the key beliefs of high-performing teams. In a earler article, The seven beliefs of high performing teams , I suggested that members of High-Performing Teams (HPTs) share a common set of beliefs. The major output of the 3 teams was software products.

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Tips for learning that sticks

Viv Mcwaters

I believe this is true in learning too. It’s the difference between learning that sticks, and learning that ticks the boxes. I’m interested in learning that sticks, what I like to call visceral learninglearning that happens not only in your head, but in your body too. Balls Up (a competitive, team-based ball throwing game) – Introduction to different forms of evaluation. What are your tips for sticky learning?

2012 133

When the Leader is the Only One Remote From the Team

Leading Virtually

On my LinkedIn profile , I received a suggestion in response to one of my recent posts that I cover a particular configuration of virtual teams. In this configuration, the team leader is in one location and the rest of the team is in another. Team performance is likely to suffer.

2015 57

More on the purported "study" of virtual teams

Endless Knots

As per my post yesterday , I've pursued a bit more about the "research" from VitalSmarts , a company I'm not familiar with, which claims "that 13 out of 14 common workplace relationship problems occur far more frequently within 'virtual teams' (teams with members scattered across various geographies) than within teams located in the same building." Tags: Virtual Teams

Getting Lessons Learned Right! Part 1: Customers.

Chris Collison

Having spent the last few weeks exploring what’s wrong with lessons learned, it’s time to turn our attention towards the elements that contribute to successful organisational learning. Just who is customer for the learning? The current team. The next team.

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Part 2 - Relationships and Identity: Two Sides of the Social Networking Coin

Collaborative Thinking

Part of the learnings published on Mary’s blog provide insight on the marketing characteristics of products people are commenting on during call center calls. Members of the marketing team who had previously discounted Mary’s insights in the discussion forum discover these tags since they follow the product strategists closely. Over time, Mary finds a change in tone to her discussion forum comments over time as she gains credibility in the eyes of the marketing team.

#betreat12 Communities of practice and learning

Jenny Connected

These notes are from the Academic BEtreat reading on communities of practice and learning, pages 72 -102 in Etienne’s book Communities of Practice: Learning, Meaning and Identity . How does social learning theory relate to complexity theory and connectivism? Chapter 3 on Learning gave me a surprising ‘Ah-ha’ moment in the following three lines. Learning is not reified as an extraneous goal or as a special category of activity or membership (p.95).

BBC Learning Unplugged: event report

Platform Neutral

This is a report on the BBC Learning Unplugged event in Bristol, 26 June 2009. James Richards ( BBC Learning Development ) and Myles Runham (BBC Learning) co-hosted the event with Clare Reddington ( Ished ); I designed and facilitated it with help from Jack Martin Leith.

Learning While Building eLearning: Part 3 – Facilitating Online

Full Circle Associates

I want to kick this off with a quote from the amazing Beck Tench talking about facilitating online learning : Learning and change are super complex. I love this quote because it reminds us that facilitating online learning is about the teacher’s expertise. Part of the team.

2016 72

What I learned from winning the Cup with my team

Chris Corrigan

Last Friday night, beneath the lights on the Bowen island football pitch, my co-ed soccer league team won our Cup Final 5-0. We played the best team in the league for the Cup and although were prepared for a tight game. Train and learn together.

2010 52

Gossip, Collaboration, and Performance in Distributed Teams

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

A couple of studies released this summer dealing with performance and collaboration in teams merit consideration. Not so much for what they specifically say about performance and collaboration as much as what they imply about the promise of social media in the relationship. Tags: Change Management Collaboration Learning Experience Social Business Design Social CRM Social Media Social Networks e-Learning 2.0

Using social software to reinvent the customer relationship | Enterprise Web 2.0 |

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Application , Productivity , Web 2.0 , Product Marketing , Customer Relationship Management (CRM) The elimination of decades of inadequate communication channels will suddenly unleash a tide of many opportunities, as well as challenges, for most organizations.

Starting a community of practice - fostering relationships

John Tropea - Delicious Community

We encourage people to retell their stories in these small group conversations as this also helps to foster relationships. To encourage relationship building in the early stages, we run an "Object Sculpture" exercise. People are placed in teams and each team is told to create a sculpture incorporating the same number of objects as team members (they are not told to use one object per person - this is something they may decide for themselves).

Using Machine Learning to Help Process Email – Microsoft Adds Clutter to Declutter the Inbox

Michael Sampson - Currents

The Office 365 team announced (and released) Clutter for Office 365 today , a machine learning method of decluttering a user’s inbox by automagically moving lower priority items out of the Inbox and into a secondary folder.

2014 161

Bridging the Participation Gap – Networks, Learning, and “Play”

Collaborative Thinking

Fostering a more participatory culture and work experience that motivates people to contribute beyond the minimum required of the job requires leadership teams to re-think the ways we engage and recognize employees. The centerpiece of the discussion revolved around the pro’s and con’s of potential solutions such as “gamification”, social networking, and “in-flow of work” learning.

2012 136

The Power of Action Learning: A Process for Building a Collaborative Culture

John Tropea - Delicious Faciliatation

One of the most powerful tools for moving an organization’s culture toward collaboration and knowledge sharing is a process called Action Learning. There are four elements that make Action Learning effective: 1. There are many formats for Action Learning.

2012 72

Collaborating Across Borders: Five Keys to Creating Powerful Partnerships

Partnering Resources

If we don’t develop close relationships with the department, we’ll never know enough to please our customers.” Coming up with this kind of business rationale for collaboration is the first step in building a successful relationship across divisions. Collaborating across borders.

2014 253

eModeration Station » Mobile learning #1: The big picture

e-Moderation Station

2 The language learning picture. The implications for education in general, and language learning in particular, are enormous. Increased connectivity via Internet enabled mobile devices means access to learning content cheaply and easily. Subscribe to the comments for this post?

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Conference networking at Online Information 2008: report and lessons learned

Platform Neutral

This is a brief report and things we learned about the experimental ‘knowledge networking’ and ‘social reporting’ facilitation work done at Online Information 2008 , co-authored between David Wilcox and Emma Wallace and me. Lessons Learned from the experiment available for all to see).

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Ken Carroll » Blog Archive » Networks and learning

Ken Carroll

Ken Carroll networks, languages, and learning 2.0 Apart from information flow, networks exhibit other learning-friendly properties. From random access data retrieval, to an endless array of presentation formats, the network allows us to learn in unique ways.

Security, identity, voice, opportunity and agency on the distributed web

Jenny Connected

The topic for the final week of the E-Learning 3.0 Off the top of my head I would associate choice with the word agency, i.e. learners have the freedom and ability to make choices about their learning. What are the forces that will shape the next generation of learning and technology?

2018 187

Bridging the Participation Gap – Networks, Learning, and “Play”

Collaborative Thinking

Fostering a more participatory culture and work experience that motivates people to contribute beyond the minimum required of the job requires leadership teams to re-think the ways we engage and recognize employees. The centerpiece of the discussion revolved around the pro’s and con’s of potential solutions such as “gamification”, social networking, and “in-flow of work” learning.

2012 100

The Learning Layer Has Potential to Push the Envelope of Enterprise 2.0

Portals and KM

  Here is an interesting concept that is well articulated in a new book, The Learning Layer by Steven Flinn. You have a more clearly defined set of users and many more interactions to data mine, along with more related teams who collaborate and generate more behavioral data.

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Boston E20 Notes: Organization Next Workshop: Bridging the Participation Gap – Networks, Learning, and "Play"

Portals and KM

I attended workshop hosted by Mike Gotta - Organization Next: Bridging the Participation Gap – Networks, Learning, and "Play"   Mike is now Senior Technical Solution Manager for Enterprise Social Software, Cisco. Here is the session description for this year’s workshop: “Companies are becoming more reliant on their employee’s ability to thrive in a complex work environment where relationships, projects, processes, and business priorities are in a constant state of flux.

2012 152

The social networks of virtual teams - The Bumble Bee

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Manifesto | About | Contact | Library | Gallery | Archives | Site map The social networks of virtual teams April 21, 2006 | article by Ken Thompson in Bioteams Features (83) Stumble It! This can have huge implications for relationships and connections within bioteams.

What did Confucius know about Knowledge Management?

Chris Collison

Confucius is the next in my series of famous leaders on knowledge management, although he spoke much more about learning and wisdom than knowledge itself. Rén relates to humanity, and the relationships between two people. You cannot open a book without learning something.”. “If

Diversity is hard

Jenny Connected

dana boyd points to more diverse teams outperforming homogeneous teams and claims that diversity increases cognitive development. The removal of relationships, i.e. the reduction of difference in the system, will distort our understanding of such systems. Source of image.

100+ Tried & True Problem-Solving Tools

Partnering Resources

Simple problems have easily seen cause and effect relationships. Complicated problems have cause and effect relationships that are harder to discern than those in simple problems. Change Navigation Leadership Project Management Strategy Team Performance

2016 141

And then I said.

Endless Knots

Manuela Zoninsein's " Keep it Personal: Technology certainly has its place when managing virtual teams, but it’s the relationships that truly count ," in this month's PM Network, hits all the right notes about virtual working.

2010 156

Team-based CoPs compared to cross-functional CoPs


The aim of this post is to illustrate the dynamics between a Community of Practice (CoPs) and a Team. Communities of Practice typically are a group of people coming together to share and learn about a common interest; as well as building a voluntary output of materials. These are usually not driven by management, instead participation is voluntary, and traditionally the goal is about learning and building capabilities rather than performing tasks. Learning and sharing.

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