The curse of predetermining outcomes

Chris Corrigan

Entraining your mind to outcomes is the hardest practice to beat as a facilitator working in complexity. Whether it is learning, strategy or design, if you are in the complexity domain your attachment to an outcome is highly dangerous. Courtesy WRme2 on flickr.

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Facilitators can’t predict the outcome

Viv Mcwaters

And there is no way for any system, process, model, magic wand or frigging incantation to be able to predetermine the outcome of any interaction among any arbitrary number of people from any, repeat ANY set of so-called backgrounds. To limit those opportunities by imposing a process or by channelling people to a particular outcome is to misuse the trust placed in us as facilitators. Neither can anyone else.

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Defining Collaboration - 4. Mapping People, Work, and Outcomes to Technology Capabilities

Michael Sampson - Currents

My (broad) definition of collaboration is people working with other people towards a common outcome. Thus there are three aspects in here: (1) people, (2) working together, and (3) common outcome. This is the fourth post in a series about defining collaboration.

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Virtual Meetings: Design for Worst-Case Scenarios for Best Outcomes

Michael Sampson - Currents

Nancy Settle-Murphy from Guided Insights writes a monthly newsletter about effective virtual teams. In her newsletter for February, she writes about being prepared for the bad things that can derail virtual meetings: " Normally, I ascribe to the 80/20 rule when it comes to planning meetings or designing training. That is, I know I can't possibly predict every single situation that might arise, so I do my best to anticipate what I think will happen 80% of the time for 80% of the participants.

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Reaching Better, Faster Business Outcomes - Guest Post from Ken Muir, Novell

Portals and KM

While tools like Facebook and Twitter started in the consumer space, people quickly realized they could extend these tools to produce more successful outcomes in the enterprise. People use these tools to produce faster, better outcomes that will improve their competitive stance. Today's post was written by Ken Muir, Chief Technology and Strategy Officer of Novell's Collaboration Business Unit.

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Social Impact Strategy and Business

Alchemy of Change

Mission & Outcomes impact mission strategy Social impact strategy aligns societal and business objectives, creating enormous brand value in the process.

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Defining What Social Means in Business

Alchemy of Change

Mission & Outcomes Social Media & Information Technology social business The Battle to Define "Social Business": A David and Goliath Story.

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Announcing The Vital Edge!

Alchemy of Change

Engagement & Collaboration Humanity & Soulfulness Mission & Outcomes Popular Stakeholder Ownership and Accountability Welcome to my new website, and the "disruptively good business" of The Vital Edge.

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Week in Review: May 21, 2012

Alchemy of Change

Mission & Outcomes Permeability & Networks Social Change Social Media & Information Technology contextual computing hybrid meaning mission mobile networks new economy philanthropySeven ideas on meaningful work, myth, mobile computing, philanthropy, and networks.

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Green Chameleon » KM is a Bad Bet?

Green Chameleon

He concludes: “In particular, the outcomes of my experimentation suggest that many across-the-board KM … untargeted interventions inevitably try to achieve smaller improvements across the board, typically in situations where there is a low probability of failures occurring. www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about KM is a Bad Bet?

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Green Chameleon » How To Use KPIs in Knowledge Management

Green Chameleon

www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about How To Use KPIs in Knowledge Management I’ve always been wary of KPIs in knowledge management, because they appeal to a tangible measurement mindset that is easily distracted from the intangible and hard-to-pin down outcomes of KM efforts.

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Green Chameleon » How to Use KPIs in Knowledge Management

Green Chameleon

www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about How to Use KPIs in Knowledge Management I’ve always been wary of KPIs in knowledge management, because they appeal to a tangible measurement mindset that is easily distracted from the intangible and hard-to-pin down outcomes of KM efforts.

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5 Types of Content Calendar and Social Media Planning – Sydney Australia Course 2018

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Social Media Outcome: Build Awareness. Social Media Outcome : Call to Action (CTA). Social Media Outcome: More engagement and better algorithm outcomes on Facebook, Instagram etc. Social Media Outcome: improved Reach into the non-Direct channel.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

February 19, 2008 Not Knowing What We Need O neof the challenges with complex systems is that understanding of theproblem and solution co-evolve -- you cant determine root causes, youcant identify all the variables that affect the outcomes, and youcant predict what will happen. 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.

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Influence | Forum One: Internet Strategy, Social Media, User Experience and Web Site Development

Influence

Skip to Navigation Careers News Client login About Us Services Our Work Blogs Events Contact Us Home › Blogs › Influence Social Networking and #AIDS2010 Suzanne Rainey in Influence 15 Jul 2010 There’s a flurry of action this week as we await the start of the XVIII International AIDS Conference (#AIDS2010) in Vienna, Austria, next week. I wish I was able to attend, but am glad that many of my clients have the opportunity to go. The conference is held every two years, and is always.

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The Power of Trust and Mistrust

The Bumble Bee

These facts are demonstrated dramatically when we look at the financial outcomes of companies that are among the best to work for and their peer companies that aren't. When trust levels are high, so is the quality and performance of business and the reverse is also true.

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NetworkingAction Intelligence

Networking Action

Need for much better outcomes. A guest blog by Jim Ritchie-Dunham, President of the Institute for Strategic Clarity. The bells are ringing for greater efficiency, effectiveness, and innovation around how humanity begins to address seemingly insurmountable issues at the … Net Dev

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Teaching English with Technology – does it work? Part 2

e-Moderation Station

1 Using cell phones in activities improves learning outcomes. hours per student – was the defining factor that improved their learning outcomes in this study. Can we see any difference in learning outcomes there?

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Simon Hearn on Online Community Facilitation

Nancy White

What Simon Hearn of the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) does for his community of Outcome Mapping practitioners is facilitation, management, technology stewardship and plain old leadership.

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40 Maps that wil help you make sense of the world

Net-Map Toolbox

Net-Maps often tell the story of formal and informal connections between people and how they influence a given outcome. (Veleripieris circle by Kenneth Myers). The map is not the territory. A map in the scale 1:1 would be useless – and cover the whole area that it intends to depict.

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Microsoft Whiteboard – Preview Now Available

Michael Sampson - Currents

Whether you use pen or touch, Microsoft Whiteboard Preview recognizes your intent and delivers your desired outcomes in an instant. Microsoft announced the availability of Microsoft Whiteboard , an app for freeform drawing on Windows 10 devices.

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Pedagogy, practice and learning theory

Jenny Connected

As luck would have it, Claire Major, a participant on the course, is writing a book on how teaching online changes our work as teachers and so has a particular interest in learning theories – and this led to some great discussion and outcomes. What a great final outcome to a 24 week course!

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Involuntarily airborne dog explains complexity

Net-Map Toolbox

It usually comes up when living people (in this case an animal) and their decisions and reactions are involved and influence an outcome. When humans are involved, outcomes are never predictable.

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Involuntarily airborne dog explains complexity

Net-Map Toolbox

It usually comes up when living people (in this case an animal) and their decisions and reactions are involved and influence an outcome. When humans are involved, outcomes are never predictable.

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5 Steps to Influence Mapping

Alchemy of Change

There are five steps: Articulate your desired outcome. Identify the decisions that lead to this outcome and the decision makers who make them. Include people who support your outcome, oppose it, as well as those who are neutral on it.

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Fear disguised as safety

Viv Mcwaters

And it’s easy to fall into the trap of catastrophising the possible outcomes of travelling to perceived unsafe – or even perceived safe, but different (read unknown) – places. We get a similar reaction to workshops and training: “will it deliver our outcomes?” Will it be safe? This is a key consideration for many travellers. It’s a key question asked by my family and friends when I travel to little-known places.

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First and second order management techniques video

The Bumble Bee

The difference in outcomes are as great as playing of basic scales on a piano versus the work of a great virtuoso such as Rachmaninov.

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Facilitating Online - WikiEducator

Delicious/choconancy/online_facilitation

Here is the course outline which includes course outcomes, assessments and a study schedule [1. This online course is designed to help people to access and interpret models, research, and develop professional expertise in online facilitation.

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Grids & Gestures Exercise. The text behind my experience.

Jenny Connected

I’m uncertain about the outcome – too busy? I tried not to get hung up on a perfect outcome, or even an aesthetically pleasing outcome, but simply to think about how I could depict the shape of my day.

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OER13 Conference, Tues 26 March

Jenny Connected

This paper/workshop is one of the outcomes of the FSLT12 MOOC , which we worked on last year and will run again this year from 8 th May to the 14 th June. We have also worked on three further papers as an outcome of FSLT12.

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Organizational Collaboration: The Four Foundations -- Introduction

Michael Sampson - Currents

I believe that "collaboration" means that people have an objective or outcome to be collaborating towards. Collaboration is outcome-relevant, not outcome-irrelevant.

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Monitoring, Evaluation, Holidays and Poetry

Michelle Laurie

So often when we evaluate, We think only outputs, outcomes, And fail to see the complexity, The system from which it comes. Consider the interactions, Within and between system parts, They help or hinder the outcomes, Ignoring them isn’t smart. Be conscious of what is left out, Think of the three factors above, And how they impact your outcomes, The influences thereof.

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Defining Collaboration - 2. Four Types of Work

Michael Sampson - Currents

I've said that collaboration is about "people working with other people towards a common outcome." The definition of the outcome for the work. The outcome is defined for them — imposed if you will — but the people involved have to decide how to complete the task.

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Sustainability Networks for Stability, Durability, Resilience and Robustness

Networking Action

Lack of sustainability is, to a significant degree, the product of governance – our decision-making processes and structures favor non-sustainable outcomes. What does “sustainability governance” look like? The book Dynamic Sustainabilities (DS) has expanded my thinking about this. … Net Dev complexity governance resilience

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Net-Map workshop in DC – May 1-2, 2015

Net-Map Toolbox

Net-Map is an interview-based mapping tool that helps people understand, visualize, discuss, and improve situations in which many different actors influence outcomes. Come summer and it is that time of the year to immerse into mapping your complex networks.

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Social Media Intensive Course – August 2016 – Sydney Training

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

OUTCOME: Students will gain an understanding of the 7 Steps of Social Media Engagement. OUTCOME: Students will have enough information to work on their own 9 Step Social Media Strategy. OUTCOME: Students be able to build a 5 Step Social Media Campaign.

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Things to write on making

Mathemagenic

So, not to produce yet another unfinished draft I’ll make a quick list of things to be written: digital threshold, early adopters, process vs outcome – useful in so many other ways. I’m longing to write, but the physical reality takes over. Two weeks in Russia with the kids, flu, Easter, laser cutter workshop and spring season in the garden, not to mention the kids, all need their share of attention.

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Words that drive me nuts

Viv Mcwaters

Words that are abstract, and open to many interpretations: outcomes, objectives, sustainable, collaborative, deliverables. Here’s an example (made up, of course) of how these words might be used: “We are an outcomes-focused organisation, that uses collaborative and sustainable approaches to ensure our strategic objectives and deliverables are congruent with our organisational values and aspirations.” Language, such an interesting topic.

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Blog>> KM Practitioner Interview Series: Arief Amron

Green Chameleon

Currently, we are engaging with those 18 departments and sharing the outcomes of the knowledge mapping exercise. We are planning to run a Knowledge Day to showcase outcomes of our knowledge mapping exercise and to bring in experts to give talks on KM.

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HR Monthly on Social Networks: You need a map!

Governance in a Networked World

The editor was really taken by the whole area of mapping informal networks, and the outcome was a terrific story just published in HR Monthly. A few weeks ago we were contacted the editor of HR Monthly , an Australian magazine aimed at HR professionals, for a story on social networks.

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