"She brought Norm" - #NACD

Endless Knots

"She brought Norm ," said the speaker, introducing the recipient of the NACD Lifetime Achievement Award tonight. Norm Augustine (long list of major positions in companies, non-profits, government, and academia) then clarified, saying that in fact his granddaughter was asked to bring "a really old thing." " You never know who's going to bring down the house but Norm really did. Bring Norm, virtually speaking.

"Exceptions are not exceptional - they are the norm"

Governance in a Networked World

And if exceptions are now the norm, then perhaps we need to re-think what enterprise software really means. I got this quote from a recent Deloitte publication on Social Software for Business Performance. Based on recent experiences in dealing with various service organisations I had started to think that maybe I really did have peculiar requirements, though to me virtually none of them was exceptional. As we know nowadays if you fall outside the 6 sigma band you are nowhere!

All posts in The "Rules": Democracies Online Exchange: Democracies Online


In our social media workshop we are talking about rules, norms and agreements. Tags: guidelines TOS rules agreements online_community online_facilitation cgsocialmedia norms This is an example.

discussionworkshop - Constitution of Postmasters (yet to be ratified)


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2009 28

Naming & Shaming Channel 7 on Facebook

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

These dark moments will continue to be made public as transparency becomes the norm. Corporate Karma is immediate & irrevocable. Transparency & accountability arent just nice to haves they are part of every day reality. I will let this poor mother speak for herself.

2012 279

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays. In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. Monday, January 19, 2009 Becoming Light BLOG Letting Go Photoby Kevin at the Bastish blog. F orthe past 40 years, Ive led something of a double life.

2009 37

TakeTen: Elite Sports Performance techniques for all

The Bumble Bee

Elite sportsmen and women use advanced breathing and focalising techniques to get themselves "into the zone" where exceptional performance becomes the norm.

2012 127

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays. In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. October 3, 2007 Sketching the Future of Innovation L ast spring I wrote about Bill Buxton : Manyyears ago, when e-mail and Internet access were just becoming the normin business, I met a guy named Bill Buxton, who was then with AliasResearch.

2007 35

A sense of community


Sharing rides (and travel costs), opportunities to stay for a dinner to avoid rush hours or even stay overs for families from further away became a norm in the group. Not only it created a group norm, but also reduced the workload of a single family, making participation easier: taking ingredients saves time to prepare for the day, forgotten ingredients are often replaced by those of other people, kids can help preparing lunch and fiddly eaters have peer pressure of trying something new.

2018 98

How to start meetings on time

Viv Mcwaters

It becomes the norm, expected even. I’m asked this question a lot. Meetings start late, and run over time. Everyone knows, and everyone compensates in their own way – generally turning up late. It becomes part of the way the organisation operates. If this is true for your organisation, or your group, there’s an easy way to change it. Finish on time. Every time. No exceptions. How to start meetings on time is a post from: vivmcwaters.com.au. No related posts. Culture

2015 109

New publication: “It’s the Conversation, Stupid!” – Social Media Systems Design for Open Innovation Communities

Making CommunitySense

Conversations are the lifeblood of communities, building the common ground of shared meanings, beliefs, interests, norms, goals, trust and social capital. My joint book chapter with Mark Aakhus, “It’s the Conversation, Stupid!”

2013 222

Exploring a non-tech world…

Michelle Laurie

This experiment will help me relearn life as it was before email, Facebook and Google searching became my norms. It is a temporary escape into a non-tech reality that was my ‘norm’ only ten years ago. For the next three weeks, I will remove the computer from my life. My hope is to read books (off-line) and pay attention to all that is around me outside of my global connections facilitated through online mechanisms.

Can I Recover My Asynchronous Practice?

Full Circle Associates

Calm, asynchronous communication isn’t the norm. It’s going to take a major shift in thinking to recognize that focus and balance are vital assets that companies need to protect in order to be successful. Source: My Company Tried Slack For Two Years. This Is Why We Quit. Quite a while back this quote floated by … Continue reading Can I Recover My Asynchronous Practice? Source. facilitation online facilitation online interaction asynchronous attention

What did Confucius know about Knowledge Management?

Chris Collison

Li consists of the norms of proper social behaviour as taught to others by fathers, village elders and government officials. 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.

What does ‘edges of work’ mean?

Viv Mcwaters

On the crest of the wave is established norms – those practices that everyone uses; on the shore are dying practices , things we really should stop doing; out where the wave forms are emerging trends ; and way out on the horizon are new edges.

2011 151

Down the slopes with Stage IV pancreatic cancer

Endless Knots

I know this is not the norm; I offer it as testimony to what the human form can achieve, regardless of its "diagnosis" or "prognosis". There's an image we hold of people with terminal diagnoses, probably several images, frail, incapacitated, immobile. Stage IV cancer manifests many ways, and differently on different days. Here, one view of such a patient, Jeff Stamps , taken Saturday, Dec 11.

2010 109

How not to thank your customers

Community Guy

Navigating the difficult social norms and communication methods of human interaction. . Sometimes being a human is tough. Getting through the day with a enough sleep. Scrounging food that you can get excited about. Executing grand ideas at work.

2018 116

When Inclusion Excludes ….

Jenny Connected

This paper proposes a counter-narrative that surfaces certain operational norms of the internet and foregrounds their exclusionary nature. counter narrative of open online education.

2018 139

E2.0 Santa Clara: Architecting the Building Blocks of Enterprise Social Networking

Collaborative Thinking

We can then design "social infrastructure" (such as Social Network Sites) with more effective affordances to support those norms and behaviors. Slideshare did not handle the builds and colors correctly but you should be able to decipher most of how the presentation flows.

2011 201

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


At the same time the operational structure was more of a network, without a single core defining the norms.

2019 116

An Anti-Collaborative Pattern: Gossip

Michael Sampson - Currents

Trust disintegrates rapidly in a culture where gossip is the acceptable norm. What are you creating in your team as the acceptable norm? Pollyanna writes about the damaging effects of gossip on team performance : " Work place gossip (like gossip in any situation) undermines relationships. A successful team is built on solid healthy relationships which are built on trust.

2011 159


Viv Mcwaters

I started thinking (yes, indeed) how easy it is to slip into talking about being one thing while being something else – to talk about creativity, innovation and change while reinforcing existing norms.

2016 176

Learning is everywhere


Chatting with the seller in the farm shop (communication norms, relationship building) and learning when it’s ok to eat inside a shop (cultural practices and exceptions from a rule). Yesterday I went to pick up a few things at Viermarken , a little farm close to our house.

2015 237

The Social Engagement Journey

Community Guy

One-way communication with customers is the norm, and the various functional units in a company operate relatively independently. Customer listening is the norm, and multiple individuals within business units and functional groups are empowered to engage directly with customers and prospects.

The community is the guru


Each individual community has its own norms and values, practices and sense. Last week, in a meeting with a customer, I was introduced as a "community guru" Although flattered, of course, the label didn't feel right to me at all.

2011 169

Community and organization intertwine

Learning Alliances

Legitimate peripheral participation enables outsiders to experience community norms and values gradually. I’ve been thinking about how community and organization are intertwined, especially when they are interdependent like they are in churches, synagogues, or mission-driven organizations like Amnesty International. The formation of a process team that’s focused on governance in Shambhala prompts me to write some of my thoughts down.

2018 100

Homeschooling over time


Once the choice is made the need for acceptance and like-minded people becomes very strong: at the beginning the stress from explaining and defending “deviation from the norm” is very high and it helps a lot to be with people who share your views. I keep on thinking how needs of a homeschooling family change over time. No data-based generalisations here, just observations. In the beginning it’s all about role-models and information.

2018 89

From The Edge: Social Networks are Like the Eye

Portals and KM

He describes how models of health spread via behaviors (copying what those near us do), norms (observations about others that modify our expectations), and ideology (knowing what is right). His research indicates that it's the norms that are most influential because, as he says, "they can fly through the ether" whereas for behaviors to propagate we need to be physically together.

2008 100

Taking Knowledge for a walk

Chris Collison

Perhaps this new social norm is what it was like in the 60’s? My shaggy-dog story. In April we had a new addition to the family. Alfie the Labradoodle came into our lives, and for 98% of the time, we haven’t looked back. Charged with lawn-crime.

2012 57

Pedagogy First gets going again

Jenny Connected

There were a number of great blog posts this week, but Norm Wright’s introduction to a 3D rotating image cube caught my attention. Pedagogy First is a Programme for Online Teaching Certificate Class run by Lisa Lane and her colleagues at Miracosta College.

2013 178

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

Jenny Connected

Silvia and Jutta talked about how they are working to give vulnerable young people in Colombia, who have different and diverse learning needs from the norm, and are therefore marginalised by the education system, opportunities for finding their voice and identity, through shared storytelling.

2018 187

Fair Process and Social Computing

Governance in a Networked World

I have also written about how compliance systems de-energise staff and force them into a position where they attempt to minimise their responsibilities and therefore the risk of non compliance penalties.the result being huge service gaps when anything falls any distance outside the norm.

On socialisation and education


What about making friends, learning the norms, experiencing traditions, working in groups, going through conflicts… We also talked about our homeschooling community. Yesterday, in a discussion with our homeschooling friends we talked about schools. About socialisation as a big part of what happens in a school, even when everyone talks that schools are about education. In a sense that question that every homeschooler gets, often before any discussion about learning, confirms it.

2017 89

Let's improve our learning language as learning professionals

Joitske Hulsebosch

Social learning is a theory about how people are influenced by social norms and learn how to act from their social-ecological systems. It has become the norm to support the 70.

2015 223

Weather Forecasts and Kindness

Hildy Gottlieb

Kindness is the norm. And in fact, in those rare places where UNkindness is the norm, life is, in fact, unlivable.). And yet we believe that exception is the norm. Summer is lingering far too long here in the Arizona desert.

2010 81

Facebook's Zuckerberg Says The Age of Privacy is Over

Collaborative Thinking

That social norm is just something that has evolved over time. "We We view it as our role in the system to constantly be innovating and be updating what our system is to reflect what the current social norms are. "A But we viewed that as a really important thing, to always keep a beginner's mind and what would we do if we were starting the company now and we decided that these would be the social norms now and we just went for it.".

2010 157

Monitoring, Evaluation, Holidays and Poetry

Michelle Laurie

Look at the interrelationships, Of policies, patterns, and norms, These interact with the program, And impact how it performs. I recently received a holiday greeting from a colleague working in monitoring and evaluation (Kylie Hutchinson of Community Solutions ). The poem she wrote is brilliant and I want to share it with you! It Came From Using a Systems Lens. It came from using a systems lens, Such insights so glorious – behold!

Communities & Technologies finally meeting Community Informatics

Making CommunitySense

Community norms sometimes translate into goals, institutions. I’m currently in Siegen, Germany. attending the Communities & Technologies Vision workshop.

2014 201

‘Betweenness’ : a way of being in the world

Jenny Connected

This paper proposes a counter-narrative that surfaces certain operational norms of the internet and foregrounds their exclusionary nature. At the beginning of this year my colleague Mariana Funes and I published a paper in which we argued for ‘both/and’ thinking, as opposed to ‘either/or’.

2018 148

E-Learning 3.0 Task 1 completed!

Jenny Connected

Well if you are a ‘techie’ or a ‘geek’, then I would say to you that I am probably the norm rather than the exception and for me, this is quite an achievement. In the E-learning 3.0 MOOC being run by Stephen Downes, we have been given two tasks to choose from for this week.

2018 139

The skillset of a blended trainer or facilitator: technology is overrated

Joitske Hulsebosch

Blended training and coaching is becoming the norm. This week I co-organized the #Trainingtrends2018 session in Utrecht (the Netherlands) with some 90 participants. It was fun. Amazing that we are already working on blended designs for 10 years and for some this a really new area.

2018 130

Future interactions design: tapping the wisdom of the crowd

Making CommunitySense

We added the political dimension, as we believe that such an informed, evolutionary, co-creative way of working & learning is not operating in a political vacuum, but should directly help shape the norms, values, and directions of the society of the future. Preparing for the future.

2014 170

February 2015. Light and Shade.

Jenny Connected

Then that space which lies between the surface and the highest point becomes a sphere of play, or conflict, between opposites, representing the desire to break away and the inability to leave the norm.’. February arrived in light and went out in shade.

2015 176