How Social Networking Can Improve Work Meetings

Elsua

I am not too sure whether meetings lower our IQ or whether they make us all more stupid, as my good friend Stowe Boyd reflected on a recent blog post , but I can certainly confirm they do take a toll on your own productivity. Well, apparently, the same thing happens with meetings.

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Meeting Rules

Michael Sampson - Currents

” They struck me as directly transferrable to meetings: 1. Make an effort to have a conversation with someone you haven’t met before at the meeting, or for whom you don’t get to speak to regularly. When I was in Europe last month I spent a few days in Rotterdam.

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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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How to disrupt meetings

Chris Corrigan

With tongue in cheek, this would make an excellent set of guidelines to reflect on at the start of a meeting. My friend Tim Merry found this gem, from a 1944 CIA manual on how to perfrom acts of simple sabotage.

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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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300,000 Hours a Year For One “Non-Essential” Meeting

Michael Sampson - Currents

In a conversation about the application of Delve Analytics, Ryan Fuller shares a story of how the tool was used to identify the overall time spent every year for one weekly executive status meeting (from 6:15 in the video above). Result: a re-evaluation of the meeting.

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Why aren’t Australian politicians meeting CEOs of Facebook Twitter etc? #auspol

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

But when it comes to social media, Australian politicians simply do not understand the scope of metagovernment, scoff at grassroots movements and are not following the lead of overseas Leaders who meet and work with CEOs of Facebook and Twitter. In Bed, Much?

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Simple meeting design

Chris Corrigan

In my experience good participatory meetings result from good design and preparation. In this diagram the meeting itself is the last thing we design. A meeting that has too small a purpose has no life in it. A good invitation process makes the meeting easy. Meeting.

HUMAN – sci-fi meets aid

Viv Mcwaters

As a long-time fan of science fiction, I was delighted to hear that J. was writing a new novel, the world’s first humanitarian science fiction. is a fabulous writer as his previous books – fiction and non-fiction, all with humanitarian themes – attest.

2016 21

New Deloitte Collaboration Study laments meetings & distractions costs

The Bumble Bee

According to a new Deloitte Australia report, The Collaborative Economy, overlong meetings, distractions and failed projects are costing their economy $5.4

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Best practices for better meetings

The Bumble Bee

"If we want to do something creative, outside the box, innovative and un-traditional I am doubtful that sitting in a traditional meeting room, having a traditional meeting and following a traditional meeting script is going to move us toward that vision".

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. Brain learning is currently a hot topic in the Netherlands amongst learning professionals. I read the book Brein@work van Ria van Dinteren en Nina Lazeron.

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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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? Bring your meetings to life in 2016 – February workshop dates announced is a post from: vivmcwaters.com.au.

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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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Insider Trading, meet Outsider Traders, #SocialMedia style #Tesla

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Wall Street should be monitoring social media. So should companies around the world. Cos we are just too smart as a crowd.

2013 55

Communities & Technologies finally meeting Community Informatics

Making CommunitySense

The common theme is really about how the larger societal context meets the relevant community technologies. Conference attendants could meet members of specific communities, and e.g. work with them in separate community-driven workshops. I’m currently in Siegen, Germany.

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Design Experiences, Don't Plan Meetings

Michael Sampson - Currents

John talks about the need to design the learning experiences at meetings , rather than leaving them up to chance: " "For far too long, meeting professionals have been in the planning business. We plan on inviting the same people to the same meeting to discuss the same issues, yet we expect different results. Meetings, by definition, are all about the human interface. So why don’t we spend more time designing informal learning at meetings?

"'Let's [not] meet'"

Endless Knots

Eli Stein cartoon, reprinted with permission Scott Kirsner's round-up today on how people feel about meetings - and what they do about it - is "likely" to be one of the most "liked" articles in modern Boston Globism. Other than. Business

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. Managing Meetings. Opportunity Analysis … Meetings happen without an agenda, and no minutes are captured.

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Improving Meetings

Michael Sampson - Currents

Meetings are essential to collaboration, but they're the bane of people's existence. A couple of academics in 2006 wrote about the problem of attending too many meetings and spending too much time there. Based on earlier research on meetings, the academics did the following: " They devised a pair of hypotheses, educatedly guessing that: 1. The more meetings one has to attend, the greater the negative effects; and.

Meet Jenna Woodul, the First Chief Community Officer

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. Managing the Community Thinking

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Unconventional Meetings

Michael Sampson - Currents

In Jeffrey Baumgartner’s newsletter last year, he wrote about unconventional meetings. I happened to read the article again today, and it has some great ideas for re-imagining effective work: Most likely, you have a process of booking meeting rooms (at least if yours is a larger company), sitting around a table and following a structured approach to your meeting which is all very conventional and, let us be honest here, boring. Have a standing meeting.

Unconventional Meetings

Michael Sampson - Currents

In Jeffrey Baumgartner’s newsletter last year, he wrote about unconventional meetings. I happened to read the article again today, and it has some great ideas for re-imagining effective work: Most likely, you have a process of booking meeting rooms (at least if yours is a larger company), sitting around a table and following a structured approach to your meeting which is all very conventional and, let us be honest here, boring. Have a standing meeting.

Where were we again? Re-starting that last meeting

Michael Sampson - Currents

I’m sure you’ve been in a meeting where you had to pick up where you left off from last time … and the quick questions are “What were we talking about again?,”

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Meet Your New CEO – Your Kid

Elsua

Summer time is usually one of the busiest times of the year for me in terms of extra curricular work related activities. I know that this may sound a bit weird, but it’s actually rather accurate.

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Taking a Toshiba Z20T to a Meeting

Michael Sampson - Currents

I’m used to seeing those in meetings, but he had one of the Toshiba Z20t hybrid tablet/laptop devices instead. He’d left the keyboard behind, and just carried the tablet head down to the meeting.

2016 19

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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Effective Meetings - What are the real research numbers?

Michael Sampson - Currents

SmartDraw is on a mission to improve meetings. There are estimated to be more than 11 million business meetings in the US every day. Most executives attend about 62 meetings every month. hours per week is spent in 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. Even groups that meet often and where the participants are well known to each other can go a little deeper in connecting and knowing each other.

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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Tech steward meet tech mentor

Digital Habitats

(Cross-posted from my Learning Alliances blog.). Recently I finished a remarkably useful book: Mizuko Ito, et al. Hanging Out, Messing Around, and Geeking Out: Kids Living and Learning With New Media (Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2009).

Join us: Largest international Net-Mapper meeting ever!

Net-Map Toolbox

Wouldn’t it be great if Net-Mappers from all over the world could share their experience, learn from each other, build a common knowledge-base and just hang out and enjoy each other’s company?

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Stand-Up Meetings #meetings

Michael Sampson - Currents

The Wall Street Journal reports on the rise of stand-up meetings : " Atomic Object, a Grand Rapids, Mich., software-development firm, holds company meetings first thing in the morning. Stand-up meetings are part of a fast-moving tech culture in which sitting has become synonymous with sloth. Stand-up meetings are part of a fast-moving tech culture in which sitting has become synonymous with sloth. Atomic Object even frowns upon tables during meetings.

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.

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Sense making, friend making and glaciers

Michelle Laurie

Thus, participants leave a 5 day meeting possibly having seen 100’s of presentations yet having no time to digest them, let alone understand the bigger picture they might contribute to. Leaving meetings tired and burnt out is not unique to science meetings.

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Why Work Doesn’t Happen at Work – A World Without Meetings?

Elsua

So by the time I could go and sit down at my desk to start doing my work it would be after 1pm in the afternoon; then meetings and conference calls would kick in and before you knew it off it goes your entire work day dedicated to stuff you probably could have done without just that day.

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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. 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. I know people whose days are just full of meetings, and their email full of meeting notifications. They complain about these meetings. Meetings or Meetups?

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.

Graphic Facilitation 2015 – Skills, Innovation and Fun!

Michelle Laurie

Effective meetings #rosviz communications effective meetings engagement graphic facilitation WorkshopsI am very excited to be co-hosting the 6 th Annual Graphic Facilitation Workshop in Rossland, BC July 13-14 th , 2015.

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