Welcome to the Era of Radical Openness


It looks like this is the year of Transformation, of Change, of Thinking Forward -out of the box- in terms of what may well be awaiting us in the next 5 to 10 years, within the corporate world, trying to figure out what next. Open vs. Closed. Or Radical Openness for that matter. .


The Business Model for MOOCs

Jenny Connected

HEA/SEDA Conference on OER and Staff Development: Open Horizons: Sharing the future. What is Necessary and what is Contingent in Design for Massive Open Online Courses? However, there was one very interesting, topical and pertinent question, which was, What was the business model for the FSLT12 MOOC? But I wonder whether it would be better to think of the benefits and strategic advantages of offering MOOCs in non-direct monetary terms.


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Open Business and The Power of Habit


So when thinking about that Social / Open Business Transformation I just couldn’t help thinking whether we have got it figured out how we can inspire those new habits in terms of how people connect, collaborate and share their knowledge across.


An alternative perspective on the meaning of ‘open’ in Higher Education

Jenny Connected

With the rise of MOOCs there has been much speculation about the meaning of ‘open’, particularly with respect to the Higher Education business model. It is clear that ‘open’ can be interpreted in a number of different ways. In relation to MOOCs the termopen’ relates principally to open access, i.e. anyone can attend – there are no entry requirements. So, if the adoption of ‘openness’ is going to be a slow process, what are the alternatives?


Situational Leadership in the Era of Open Business


If you look into the world today, not just the business world, by the way, but the world in general, you would see how there is a massive crisis in terms of both Management and Leadership. That one that would thrive in an Open Business world.


Beyond Ideas: Building Open Innovation Communities

Online Community Strategy

Open Innovation Communities – where companies and customers collaborate on ideas for new products and services – can be one of the most valuable ways to invest in community engagement. The Four Stages of Open Innovation Communities.


Connected Learning in an Open World

Jenny Connected

This related to how you can work out your exact location on the open seas, by knowing how to fix your latitude and longitude positions. Open’ means open in all senses, particularly in the sense of open sharing of thought processes, and should be the default position in Universities.


Giving Up Control in the Era of Open Business


Open Business


Open Business – The Narrative vs. The Ruthless Measurement


It seems like everyone has finally come to terms with the fact that, whether we like it or not, Social / Open is here to stay. Knowledge Management Learning Open Business Social Analytics. Don’t you just love it?


Twitter is Not a Social Network

Alchemy of Change

Yes, it’s “powered by people&# but note that they’re not using the term “social network&# and they’ve become increasingly deliberate about this choice of terms just recently. The long-term challenges to Google are no less real.


Lotusphere 2012 Notes: Opening Session

Portals and KM

The opening general session included: Keynote Speaker: Alistair Rennie, IBM General Manager, Social Business ; and other speakers, including Kurt De Ruwe, CIO, Bayer; and Premier Healthcare. This is why I prefer the term social business over enterprise 2.0,


Can we role model graphic recording? Part 3 in the series

Full Circle Associates

This third part shares the graphic recordings I did with a little reflection on my own process and the element of role modeling graphic recording skills – particularly the listening and synthesizing skills.


What motivates humans to collaborate? – 100% Open

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

-->. 100% Open. Open innovation. About Open Innovation. About 100%Open. My nagging doubt about this model though was that the apex of human motivation is shown to be more selfish, concerned with fulfilling one’s own potential to the utmost.


The Illusion of Control


It’s probably one of the main reasons, if you look into it a bit deeper, as to why (social) analytics, in whatever form or shape ( big data, small data, or just simply data ), has surpassed, in terms of attention and commitment from the business , the Social Business transformation journey.


Open Policy Making promises engagement as well as digital innovation

Social Reporter

A couple of posts on the Open Policy Making blog this week provide insights into how digital technologies, network thinking, and new ways for government to operate may change the way we receive services, engage as citizens – and maybe develop our own community-level innovations.


Mastering the Art of Collaboration Through Conversation


worker, you are what I call feeding the beast , essentially, switching gears successfully from the good old push model into a pull model. Let’s see how sustainable that premise of collaboration = conversations really is in terms of Andrew’s article. .


Vanity Killed the Social Media Star


Or, better said, it all comes down to, finally, come to terms with the fact that our very own self-importance has managed to destroy Social Media and just leave it at Media , as we become … it. General Interest Knowledge Management Learning Open Business Open Leadership


Stop Blaming the Tools when Collaboration Fails


That’s why collaboration keeps failing us all, because we keep thinking about how we all view traditional collaboration, through 20th century models, (i.e. Innovation Knowledge Management Learning Open Business Open Leadership


Are You Tapping “Third-Order” Engagement?

Alchemy of Change

It requires a fundamental rethink of the organization – and how its processes for creating value can be opened up to people outside the organization. It seems this is just a fancy business term for something we’ve been doing for a few years now–enable people to share to their networks. #2 Gideon Rosenblatt Follow me on Twitter RSS Feeds Home About Movement as Network « Climate Skeptic Monument Are You Tapping “Third-Order&# Engagement?


What’s Your Purpose?


I realise how plenty of businesses would want to jump the shark and join those very same cool kids on the open Social Web, interacting with their customers, business partners, even their competitors, but then again still operating, pretty much, as v1.0


Twitter's Golden Egg

Alchemy of Change

Understanding the “Information Networker&# I’m using the term “Information networker&# to describe a group of people whose work centers on creating and connecting information.


Adaptation: The Key to Become a Socially Integrated Enterprise


A few months back I wrote about transitioning from Adoption into Adaptation in order to achieve maximum impact to become a successful social / open business. are plenty of the new mantras that matter in terms of helping inspire such transformation.


Cetis 2013 Keynote - Digital Citizenship: Underpinning Open Education


adoption of open learning technology specifications and standards is. It's also great to be speaking in and supporting Open Education Week , and to be part of a worldwide community who are committed to promoting and. creating open education opportunities for all, through free and open.


cMOOCs and xMOOCs – key differences

Jenny Connected

xMOOCs encourage a huge diversity of participants, but in cMOOC terms diversity is more than broadcasting the same message to thousands of people, i.e. the model of a centralized network. In contrast xMOOCs have adopted more of a transmission model of instruction.


Enabling Early Adopters to Lead Your Change Initiatives


An open community of volunteers where not only social networking advocates are welcome to join in but also everyone else for that matter who may be interested in this new way of working. Knowledge Management Learning Open Business Open Leadership


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


A few weeks ago I put together the attached article for CMSWire where I tried to reflect on what I feel is the number #1 challenge for today’s corporations in terms of embracing a much more open, transparent, knowledge sharing culture through the emergence of social technologies behind the firewall. HR is at a critical crossroads in terms of figuring out how it’s going to transform itself to recognize people for doing their work collaboratively.


Solutions for An Ageing Population in the Era of Open Business


Yet, somehow, I do feel there is another much more fundamental problem that we even haven’t come to terms with when thinking of the huge impact it’s going to have over the next 20 years. At least, in the short term. . Open Business


The Downsides of Freelance Work


collaborate openly to compete in a healthy manner) is just plain good old vicious competition. However, that’s not the main downside I’d want to highlight in terms of payment methods. Anything else is an open call for even bigger trouble.


How the Client Experience Defines the New ROI of Social Business – Finally, A New KPI in the Making


To the point where, to me, it became my new KPI over the course of time in terms of how I would value and measure the success of my own work across organisation(s). In the Social Era it remains a challenge to measure emerging 21st century business models with a 20th century mentality. From 53 percent to 83 percent through applying and embracing social technologies and a new kind of leadership, Open Leadership. Open Business Open Leadership


Social Computing Guidelines and Why You Would Still Need Them


Here is the thing, if you let that happen you are just opening a can of worms you don’t want to open. Openness, transparency, publicy , trust, engagement don’t work well with rules. Collaboration Communities Knowledge Management Open Business Learning Enterprise2.0


Social Business Adoption – The Laggards, The Critics and The Skeptics


and it’s rather interesting to see how almost three years later the challenge seems to be there still, alive and kicking: Social / Open Business Adoption is hard. Whether we like it or not, we, social / open business evangelists live on the laggards, the critics, the skeptics.


What Do You Sell?


Now, I fully realise that in some cases both don’t align well with each other in terms of what we keep selling may well not be what our main purpose is right from the beginning, but, in my case, it certainly is. Freelancing Learning Open Business Open Leadership


Himmelman Model - Networking Collaboration Cooperation Coordination

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Collaboration Enhancing the capacity of the other Risks, resources, rewards and responsibilities Resources/Tool: The Continuum of Collaboration Worksheet Collaboration is a term that is appearing everywhere. This common type of exchange occurs when two professionals exchange business cards; when a meeting opens with members’ descriptions of whats new at their organizations; or when a neighborhood gathering begins with a check-in.


Lead Social Business Enabler for IBM’s w3 and www Connections – Job Role and Responsibilities


Now that the word is out there, and since I have been in the new job for a couple of weeks already, I guess it’s a good time to reflect on what does the Lead Social Business Enabler for IBM’s w3 and www Connections do on a daily basis in terms of my job role and responsibilities.


Google Plus – Who Owns the Filter Bubble?


Yes, I know I may have well been one of the very few, but all along I have always felt that in terms of features, capabilities, blending of online and offline interactions and, above all, the deeper level of engagement in conversations is what made G+ special.


Communities in the Crowd Economy: #CSWEurope15

Online Community Strategy

In a recent article from Harvard Business Review , a study between Deloitte and a team of independent researchers examined 40 years of S&P 500 data to examine how business models have evolved with emerging technologies.


#LeadWithRespect Meme: a Challenge for 21st Century Management


If we are to define the overall client experience around the employee experience we would first need to help identify what the new role of management / leadership should be like, because the current model, and for obvious reasons, cannot be even more broken than what it is at the moment.


Changing the World One Idea at a Time


I am not sure why, but it’s really interesting to see how both March and September themselves seem to be the busiest times of the year, at least, this year, in terms of public speaking and attending various different conference events over the course of a short couple of weeks.


Collaborative Thinking: Opening Up The Social Graph: An Identity Perspective

Collaborative Thinking

Collaborative Thinking Perceptions on collaboration and social software by Mike Gotta « More On Presence And The Social Feed | Main | Google FeedServer » January 10, 2008 Opening Up The Social Graph: An Identity Perspective A worthwhile blog post from our Identity group.


Fundraising True Confessions

Hildy Gottlieb

The current system looks loosely like this: Organizations need short term funds. We use systems and approaches and tactics aimed at generating short term funds. That said, though, the result of those fundraising systems is that they do indeed raise short term dollars.