Open Educational Resources and the Distributed Web

Jenny Connected

Open educational resources in such a society are like the words in this conversation. Creating open educational resources is more than giving the resources we have created away for free. This is the promise of open education and open educational resources.

2018 225

How is learning organized in a self-managed organization?

Joitske Hulsebosch

I am very curious about learning in self-managing organizations. How is this organized? In April, therefore, I have read the much talked-about book by Frederic Laloux about new ways of organizing ( reinventing organizations ). Does a knowmad want to work in a self-managing organization? A knowmad wants meaningful work and is using online networks and resources to learn. George looked around for alternative ways of organizing.

2018 138

Community and organization intertwine

Learning Alliances

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. Community and organization are different social entities that represent different ways of participating in our human world. The most important point is that community and organization can support and augment each other, or can hobble each other.

2018 100

Strategy & Resilience Take Center Stage at Partnering Resources

Partnering Resources

Organization survival today depends on recognizing and adapting to business environments that bear little resemblance to what we saw five or even three years ago. Organizations Need Strategic Resilience. Partnering Resources. Image: Nicole on flickr.

2017 163

Leadership and Networks: A new resource

Networking Action

Traditional organization approaches to leadership can lead to disaster with networks – I’ve seen wrong headedness turn networks into hierarchical organizations that unwittingly eviscerate the benefits for choosing a network in the first place. What are the core principles of … Blog Leadership

2013 167

The Most Overlooked Asset in Organization Change

Partnering Resources

Organizations have been changing for millennia, but people still struggle to lead change effectively. Luckily, organizations have a hidden asset that leaders can use to accelerate change. Partnering Resources.

Assets 138

Primer on Organization Network Dynamics & Analysis

Partnering Resources

The new NTL Handbook of Organization Development and Change features thirty-four chapters designed to help leaders and practitioners bring about meaningful change in organizations. Partnering Resources’ founder Maya Townsend contributed “Organization Network Dynamics and Analysis” to the book. The article covers: Three kinds of organization networks: connectivity, action, and alignment networks. We know that networks exist.

2014 180

How People Define Smart Organizations: The Biology of Great Organizations Part II

Alchemy of Change

We can learn a lot about organizations from biology. In my last post, I wrote about how the membrane of the cell provides a new perspective on the way organizations connect with the world around them. Outward-facing roles in organizations are nothing new.

2011 277

Facebook Resources for Nonprofit Organizations


As part of that session, we are sharing a list of useful Facebook Resources. Causes Exchange Blog and Resource Center. Other Resources. Did we miss your favorite resource? My colleague Michaela Hacker and I are presenting a webinar on Aug. 17 for Network for Good titled " Nonprofit 911: Become a Facebook Rockstar Using Pages & Causes." " We will be joined by Sarah Koch of Causes.

Recommended Resource: Global Intranet Trends for 2011

Michael Sampson - Currents

In terms of practical details and background: - The results are from a 100-question survey, with 440 organizations. It costs €550 to purchase a copy for your organization.

2011 152

Acting resourcefully in a space of community organizing

Chris Corrigan

In this residential we spent a fair bit of time working on tactical community organizing, exploring how to teach this from the perspective of the Art of Hosting. Our goal then became exploring this space with an eye to creating resourcefulness in any given moment.

2011 60

Resource Guide to Learning Delivery Methods

Full Circle Associates

In 2014 Scott Leslie and I supported an analysis for decision making on training strategies for the International Labour Organization’s Microinsurance Innovation Facility, now the Impact Insurance Facility ( [link] ).

2016 52

Green Chameleon » Resources for Knowledge Continuity

Green Chameleon blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Resources for Knowledge Continuity Five nuggets from various sources to help you in your knowledge continuity efforts (ie making sure your organisation keeps critical knowledge in flow while people come and people go). Courtesy of the National Health Service’s KM resources library (have you taken the survey that might keep it alive yet?)

7 Introductory resources into web2.0 tools

Joitske Hulsebosch

Honestly, I don't have one great resource to recommend to them. Euforic is developing a web2share wiki, which is good basic resource. The organizer's toolkrib (less elaborate) and 7. Wikis, weblogs, mashups, photosharing, mapping, social bookmarking. People who start to learn about web2.0 tools, ask me where they can get a good and short overview of the various web2.0 tools. It's quickly overwhelming for people new to the field. Seven pointers: 1.

2008 100

Helpful facilitation resources for #Occupy groups

Chris Corrigan

If you are a part of an #Occupy group and are focusing on the facilitation teams, I’d like to offer you some resources from the Art of Hosting community. On my site are scads of Facilitation Resources for use. My friend Tree Bressen offers a comprehensive set of consensus decision making resources on her pages and that is well worth a look. I hope these resources can be useful. Art of Hosting Collaboration Community Facilitation Organization

What You Can Learn from Your Employee Networks

Partnering Resources

Employee Resource Groups provide ways for employees to connect with people like them. The question is whether a given organization’s specific ERGs are succeeding. The post What You Can Learn from Your Employee Networks appeared first on Partnering Resources.

2019 141

New ONA Resources

Patti Anklam

This past week brought a few nodes in the interconnected map of resources (articles, papers, blogs) related to organizational network analysis (ONA). Maya Townsend (@mayapar), Partnering Resources , has begun to blog on Change, Talent, Strategy, and Collaboration. They present five brief case studies focused on culture change in silo’d organizations.

2012 42

Overcoming Information Overload on the Web: Part 3: Organic Semantics

Portals and KM

Issue Three: Organic semantics: The Semantic Web and semantic analysis require human classification intervention and semantic model algorithms to infer and interpret meaning.   A by-product of our technology is an organic semantic model that can be used to see the relationships that exist between terms over a period of time.   The use of such a resource can help in creating recurring pattern forecasts and improve variation detection for semantic analysis tools.

2011 133

ECMHUB 2.0 – Another Comprehension Resource for ECM

Portals and KM

It services both the Enterprise Content Management (ECM) and Knowledge Management (KM) Industries and their members include IT professionals from both private and public organizations, including specialized vendors and consultants. This seems to month for new ECM sites. First, I mentioned Fierce Content Management, Last Friday, it was Informatics by AIIM. Now I recently heard about ECMHUB 2.0.

2008 100

Updated facilitation resources library

Chris Corrigan

For many years on this site I have kept a page of facilitation resources that is my working library. For your edification, my renewed library of Facilitation Resources , free for the taking. Tags: Collaboration Conversation Facilitation Leadership Learning Organization Stories I haven’t updated it for a long time, and so today, I went through folders and bookmarks and old emails and blog posts and revised the page. .

Deb Lavoy on Promoting the Purpose Driven Organization and Designing the Collaborative Enterprise

Portals and KM

 She began by noting that we are moving from a mechanistic model for organizations to a more human model. A study from HR consultancy Towers Watson found that organizations with high employee engagement had a 19 percent increase in operating income versus a 32 percent drop for companies with low levels of engagement. Deb said that one way to create engagement is with a clear sense of purpose for the organization.

Green Chameleon » Resources on Taxonomies and Tagging

Green Chameleon blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Resources on Taxonomies and Tagging For those of you who you don’t regularly follow my book blog, there have been a number of recent posts on taxonomies and tagging, including lessons from burglars and emperors.

Enterprise 2.0 Boston June 2010 Highlights: Making Technology Work in Organizations

21st Century Organization

ONRAMP is a suite of professional services and technical resources and InnoCentive@Work an "internal web-based collaborative community for problem solvers". As Marc Smith's Node XLS map reveals, recognized and aspiring Enterprise 2.0

2010 164

Great resource on communities of practice in a development context!

Joitske Hulsebosch

They made their small project quite big, as it resulted in a large and resourceful document with all kind of references that you can find online here. They are hopefully going to organize on online exchange still (the intention is there at least). Dorine had a blogpost on their work on communities of practice in the development sector. I planned to reblog it, but didn't find the time, till here in Ghana (as the saying goes, in Europe we have clocks, but here we have time).

2007 100

Open net?WORKing Organizations: Creating Sustainable Enterprises- ODNNY Pecha Kucha

21st Century Organization

WORKing Organizations: Creating Sustainable Enterprises and here are the slides: Open net?WORKing WORKing Organizations: Creating Sustainable Enterprises Building on work Victoria Axelrod and I have done together, and our contributions to The Sustainable Enterprise Fieldbook , 7 requirements are outlined. Thanks to ODNNY event organizers Lisa Locke, Barbara Christian and Mark Berns for an exceptional meeting of minds.

2010 105

Computing on R

Learning Alliances

It’s actually a global organism that grows information : insights, discussions, work methods, human relationships, and open questions as well as a massive amount of software and all the resources that document or support it. Communities of practice R resources Technology

2018 169

From Crowdsourcing to Collective Intelligence at Work: Organizations are the Key

21st Century Organization

Both Ricardo dos Santos and Rami Levy succeed because they have respect and support from executive leadership and can also build the relationships across their organizations to engage key stakeholders and contributions from diverse minds. I'm appreciating the organization the Social Media Advertising Consortium has assembled to collectively support the development of a common social media vocabulary and evolve their industry. RELATED RESOURCES.

2009 159

Community Organizations: Victims or Leaders?

Hildy Gottlieb

Such discussions typically revolve around issues such as collaboration - sharing resources for HR or fundraising or co-locating. How many of you don’t already either collaborate, share resources, or know you should?”

The Seven Habits (??) of Highly Effective Collaborators - Think Organizations, Not People

Michael Sampson - Currents

Hyoun from Aberdeen proposes a list of seven habits that highly effective collaborative organizations enact: ". For more on the human practices of collaboration, see my resource center on the topic. we focused on the plight of the Laggards: the bottom 30% of our respondents. These companies averaged a revenue loss of 7% last year and had very little quantitative value associated with their collaborative efforts.

2011 124

My KM World 2010 and Enterprise Search Summit 2010 Notes: Dave Snowden on Resilient Organizations

Portals and KM

I attended the keynote session, The Resilient Organization led by  Dave Snowden , Founder & CTO - Cognitive Edge. In trying to create robust and successful enterprises, organizations have traditionally attempted to eliminate uncertainty through techniques such as scenario planning, risk assessment, process control, and using such programs as Six Sigma. The nature of the system determines how to organize it.

2010 126

Twitter's Golden Egg

Alchemy of Change

A number of organizations take advantage of “User Generated Content,&# but only a few have built the kind of momentum we see with Twitter. They’re also news organizations like The Guardian , Tech Crunch , and NPR.

Becoming a Strategic HR Professional

Partnering Resources

To be strategic, HR professionals need to think ahead and anticipate the future needs of the organization. Their first concern is helping the organization succeed; HR is simply the domain in which they operate to achieve business goals. Human Resources Leadership Strategy

2013 252

Management Support Organizations - Their Highest Potential

Hildy Gottlieb

Management Support Organizations come in all shapes and sizes. Depending on the community, the list might include these and others who provide some form of management support for Community Benefit Organizations: • Nonprofit Resource Center. Leadership Organization. Neighborhood Empowerment / Community Organizing Organization. Community Convening Organization.

Building Social Business: What Is Social Collaboration in an Organization

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

and Organization Development. He writes The role power in a matrix organization is vastly diminished. Which means outside of the role structures & job descriptions in the organization? Typical of a matrix organization, no?

2011 61

NetAge Report #4: Organizing at the edge of chaos

Endless Knots

" Fourth in our series of NetAge Reports on virtual reorganization, we address the hidden forces that sit behind how we shape our organizations. Since so many organizations are undertaking reorganization right now, we feel compelled to contribute what we know.

2009 116

The Mission & Work of Management Support Organizations

Hildy Gottlieb

One thing is clear in speaking with leaders of Management Support Organizations of all kinds; they may have the potential to be catalysts for building extraordinary communities, but that is not how they are currently operating. As we consider the complex role of Management Support Organizations, let’s first examine the workings of a simpler organization - one with which almost all of us are familiar. (This is Part 2 of a 4-part article. Head here to start with Part 1. ).

Management Support Organizations - Catalysts for Community Potential

Hildy Gottlieb

What would it look like in practice if Management Support Organizations were catalysts for Community Potential? Here is just some of what that might be: • The board and leadership of Management Support Organizations would see the organization’s purpose as being a catalyst for community wellness, vibrance, resilience - and their decisions would all aim towards those results. • Management Support Organizations would be funded as critical community infrastructure. •

IT Talent: Technology Leaders with People Problems

Partnering Resources

If this is the problem in your organization, skip down to “It’s the Project, Not the Position” to learn what you can do. One way to get around the ego issue is to build what’s called an “assignment-based organization.” It’s a benefit for them and a benefit for the organization.

2013 207

Can Using Facebook Within Your Organization Add Value?

Leading Virtually

Research tells us that social interaction is very useful for facilitating knowledge transfer and innovation in organizations. In one of their studies , the authors found that social interaction across business units led to the exchange and combination of resources (e.g.,

Getting Ahead of the Curve: Workforce Planning to Anticipate Talent Gaps

Partnering Resources

Knowledge Is Important… Every organization has internal experts in programming languages, systems, product lines, business units, and so on. Organization network expert Patti Anklam writes that “It’s not who you know. Human Resources Networks and Networking Talent

2013 228

Five Tips to Support Multiple Organization Collaboration Online

Online Community Report

Organizations tackling difficult challenges (like Forum One’s many clients) frequently realize that the challenges are too big for any one organization to solve. But what is the best way to get separate organizations to collaborate online? Forum One has designed and managed networks of organizations over the years. We see the development of networks of organizations as a tremendously promising new opportunity for our clients.

Stacking the Deck: Using Organizational Networks in Talent Management

Partnering Resources

Yet many organizations face situations like this every day. The missing piece is the organization’s networks. Most leaders think they can name the key influencers in their organizations. The executives totally missed the rest of the organization.

2012 211

Networks and The Myth of Flattening Organizations

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Social Media 4 Mgmt Profs Subscribe Authentic Organizations aligning identity, action and purpose Networks and The Myth of Flattening Organizations by cv harquail on January 14, 2010 I was excited to hear from a few social media/Enterprise 2.0

2010 39