When Context Transcends Change Management


What if everything we have been told about Change Management over the course of the last few decades was all just … plain wrong? What if all of that literature around change management could be smashed with just a couple of tweets?

2016 176

Why Project Managers Fail

Evolving Web

I’ve managed a lot of projects. As I’ve progressed in my career, I’ve embraced a succession of methodologies that cumulatively represent a rather predictable evolution away from zero sum game management towards non-zero sum game management. I tried to count them – I can’t.

How is learning organized in a self-managed organization?

Joitske Hulsebosch

Every month I read a management book. I am very curious about learning in self-managing organizations. Is self-management also self-directed learning? Does a knowmad want to work in a self-managing organization? Many are looking for space and opportunities to develop themselves and to deal with difficult job assignments, I read a funny blogpost about a manager of a law firm who googled how he wanted to reorganize his office.

2018 138

Knowledge Management & Climate Change Adaptation

Michelle Laurie

A few months ago, the KM4Dev Journal put a call out for contributions linking Knowledge Management and Climate Change Adaptation. I wrote a short story: Lessons on bridging knowledge management with climate change adaptation: a story from southeastern British Columbia, Canada. knowledge management climate change Visual Thinking Given these are two of my most passionate areas of work, I could not resist.

Introducing the Average Manager

Ken Carroll

The Average Manager. Someone tell this to the Average Manager. The Average Manager is everywhere – and I mean everywhere – but how obtuse do you have to be to think this approach works? The Average Manager average manager

How to Help Managers Lead Change

Partnering Resources

What can I do to help my managers lead change? Make sure your managers always know what’s going on. As soon as a client hollers, the change will get placed on the back burner unless you help keep your managers focused. Image: Lindsay Phillips on clker.com.

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Blog>> Knowledge Manager Lifespans Getting Longer?

Green Chameleon

In 2008 I ran a global survey on knowledge manager professional development and experience. It found that only 29% of knowledge managers had been in their role for more than 4 years, and only 25% were confident of moving on to another KM role. Nick Milton recently surveyed his KM contacts on LinkedIn and found that knowledge managers average lifespan seems to last about 6 years – which shows progress!

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Managing Meetings in SharePoint 2013

Michael Sampson - Currents

In my book Collaboration Roadmap (2011) I talk about managing meetings as one of the “collaboration scenarios” that can be enhanced / improved through new tools.

2014 187

Facebook Business Page Management

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Do you need a Business page on Facebook managed? Facebook and Twitter Social Media Management. We also manage spam and inappropriate comments within 24 hours. The Community Crew is an outsourced online community management and social media admin service.

Social Business – Where Bosses and Managers Become Servant Leaders


In the past we have talked a couple of times about the undeniable impact that social networking (for business) is having in traditional management and thought leadership by helping reshape and redefine some of their various long time existing conceptions. Management is service, not control.

2012 281

Gary Hamel, New Humanism, and management 2.0

Ken Carroll

Gary Hamel is the leading thinker on management 2.0 In fact, this video introduction to his excellent The Future of Management , is probably the best 90 seconds you will see on the topic anywhere. My own diagnosis of the problem is that management 1.0 Management 2.0

2011 187

Community Management Fundamentals – Where Do I Start?


Knowledge Management, Collaboration, Learning, Social Computing within the Enterprise, Productivity, Work Life Integration, etc. Well, how about some Community Management Fundamentals ? Community managers anyone? Community Management Fundamentals.

2011 241

Three Questions About Knowledge Management

Portals and KM

 The topic was knowledge management and I liked their questions. The results were posted on May 15 on the blog – see 3 Questions With Bill Ives About Knowledge Management. I was recently interviewed for the Simplicity 2.0

Dispatch from the 2017 Association of Change Management Professionals Conference

Partnering Resources

The annual conference of the Association of Change Management Professionals was lively, friendly, and fun. What’s Hot: Using Neuroscience for Change Management. Change management professionals can minimize those threats with a little education and foresight.

2017 153

How Will You Manage?


How are they managed? That’s also the incredibly provocative phenomenon that this YouTube video titled " How Will You Manage? " So you can imagine some scenarios sometimes…) will surely present new challenges for one specific part of the workforce: managers.

OpDemand Simplifies Cloud Management

Portals and KM

They announced General Availability of their cloud infrastructure management platform in April, which allows software development teams to leverage raw cloud infrastructure without being overwhelmed by technical complexity.

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Radical Management – A Different Kind of CEO


You would have to watch the video clip itself to find out more about another example, in my opinion, of what radical management is all about and why it’s this new kind of leadership the one we need to get us out of the financial crisis we have been living through the last few years.

Unified Endpoint Management – and Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security

Michael Sampson - Currents

Gartner published its latest analysis of the Unified Endpoint Management market late last week, with VMware, Microsoft, IBM, BlackBerry, and MobileIron ranked as the leaders. There are now more than 135M PCs and mobile devices being actively managed by ConfigMgr and Intune.

2018 116

Don’t Underestimate the Value of Your Community Managers


To train the entire organization on social media, internal social software, social business, social processes and workflows and community management. Only then would we be capable of seeing the job role of community managers survive for the next decades to come.

2012 242

Blog>> Benefits and Pitfalls of Knowledge Management

Green Chameleon

Nick Milton and I have written a couple of blog posts on the Kogan Page website to introduce our new book The Knowledge Manager’s Handbook , due out in 3 weeks. Nick has written a post outlining four reasons why knowledge management can benefit organisations, and I have written a post describing some of the pitfalls you might encounter in implementing knowledge management and how to avoid them.

2016 136

The 10 Key Principles of Change Management

The Bumble Bee

Over the last 6 months I have been designing, testing and piloting an exciting new Change Management Game for leaders and teams which lets them experience what it is like to lead a complete 9-month change management project over the course of a single day.

2013 208

Community Managers and the Art of Facilitating Communities Effectively


Of course, I am talking about the role of the Community Manager , or Community Facilitator , which has been my preferred term from the beginning. Who else out there nowadays doesn’t consider themselves a community manager, right? Project Manager.

2011 218

The Employees’ Wishlist: Three Things Employees Wish Managers Would Do

Partnering Resources

The post The Employees’ Wishlist: Three Things Employees Wish Managers Would Do appeared first on Partnering Resources. Image by Aitor Aguirregabiria on flickr. Your employees need you. But not in the way you think.

What did Einstein know about Knowledge Management?

Chris Collison

But one unexpected Einstein quote escaped the infographic – which has nothing to do with knowledge management, demonstrates his humanity and humour and makes me smile… Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.

Email Management = Top Information Management Pain Point

Michael Sampson - Currents

Whereas IT budgetary allocations for social media were in close alignment with just 11 percent of respondents focusing on managing Web 2.0 information, the research indicates that just 16 percent of organisations assigned the majority of their budget to addressing email management, despite being the UK’s top pain point. Given how much business communication is transported via email, it's critical to get the management side of it right.

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An Open Letter to Project Managers, the New Rock Stars

Partnering Resources

First things first: Project managers rock. There is simply too much at risk for companies to let so much depend on the project managers. Stop resisting project management methodology. Request a meeting with the project management office to talk about the specific rule, how it gets in the way, and some alternatives. An Open Letter to Project Managers, the New Rock Stars is an original post from Maya Townsend , founder and lead consultant: Partnering Resources - Align.

2013 185

CommunityBuilders: The State of Community Management 2011 with Rachel Happe


So I am pleased to share over here with all of you “ The State of Community Management 2011 with Rachel Happe “ That’s right! Interest in Community Management Has Increased. The Community Management Discipline Is Evolving.

2011 197

[KMers] Training Community Managers and Facilitators


Here we go: 4:01 pm johanlammers: [moderator] Welcome everybody to today’s #KMers Twitter Chat: Training Community Managers and Facilitators. 4:07 pm johanlammers: [moderator] – Does your org employ mostly full-time community managers?

Managing communities

Community Guy

My friend Patrick O’Keefe is a genius when it comes to online forum management. A few weeks back, he posted a video of his BlogWorld Expo panel … and I’m just now getting around to sharing it.

Managing sideways

Governance in a Networked World

Most of the themes in this blog are around ways for managing sideways. What I mean by this is how we manage to engage in peer to peer relationships without the benefit authority built into a senior position or a from a dominant organisation. I have been reflecting on who we might nominate as "world's best" sideways managers.

Transforming the Workplace with Radical Management by Steve Denning


Well, it’s been, all along, about culture, corporate culture , about organizational change , about change management (i.e. And, of course, the one on Radical Management : .

2012 206

Looking for a task management tool


I am looking for a task management tool to organise work across people and contexts. It was a combination of Remember The Milk for task management and iGoogle (discontinued) that I used to create an overview on the work to be done. At more busy times I missed the dashboard of iGoogle to manage the complexity and reverted to a combination of paper lists for urgent tasks and various reminders/events for long-term and repeating tasks.

2018 89

Trend Questions: Community “management?”

Nancy White

What is different this time around is the credibility that is given to those talented individuals who help steward, facilitate, care, lead, host, cajole and even “manage&# online communities. What is happening with online community management where you work/play?

Knowledge Management’s Fried Egg moments…

Chris Collison

If you haven’t read it, and you work in the field of knowledge management, organizational learning, improvement or in any medium-large consultancy, then please do. Behaviours Knowledge Management Knowledge transfer Learning Lessons Learned Organizational learning Storytelling

Martin White on Intranet Management

Michael Sampson - Currents

Martin White's new book, The Intranet Management Handbook , is now available. Universities and colleges do not offer courses in intranet management, and there is little in the way of continuous professional development support. Facet Publishing, The Intranet Management Handbook.

When Community Managers Bash Other Community Managers

Managing Communities

Please Update Your ManagingCommunities.com RSS Feed Subscription This feed has moved to: [link] I apologize for the trouble. For more details, please read my post on the matter. Thank you. Off Topic

2014 92

Intuit Brainstorm Offers Innovation Management

Portals and KM

Okay, I know what you might be thinking, but innovation management is not actually an oxymoron. In reality, as Tad Milbourn , Product Manager for Intuit Brainstorm and I discussed, most creativity is a group process.

#LeadWithRespect Meme: a Challenge for 21st Century Management


After all, what could possibly go even more wrong with Leadership (and Management, in general) as it is today, perhaps one of the most profound, deeply routed and unprecedented management and leadership crisis in our entire recorded human history.

2014 213

Good Management is Flexible

Evolving Web

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Blog>> Trends in Knowledge Management

Green Chameleon

builds on management to pass some control on to the network; they empower the knowledge workers to work and act autonomous. This has been my view on the new trends in knowledge management, which have been emerged in the last few years. Traditionally, KM was more often than not a top-down driven approach. For example, document taxonomies and knowledge sharing procedures were defined; identified experts shared their knowledge in defined communities.

The Forest and the Trees: Managing in Business Ecosystems

Partnering Resources

The Forest and the Trees: Managing Business Ecosystems. In this complex world, management by objectives doesn’t cut it. The Forest and the Trees: Managing in Business Ecosystems is an original post from Maya Townsend , founder and lead consultant: Partnering Resources - Align.

2013 235

Blog>> High Stakes Knowledge Management

Green Chameleon

I had the honour in October of facilitating a keynote dialogue with Nancy Dixon, Gary Klein and Nate Allen, on “KM to Save Lives” at the KM World 2012 Conference. Here’s the video capture of that fascinating conversation

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.

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