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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Creating Business Value

Alchemy of Change

Mission & Outcomes mission value Stop for a moment and think of something you own that you really value.

2013 142

Focusing on the Positive for Positive Team Outcomes

Leading Virtually

Perhaps an AI approach to virtual team leadership could help minimize negative behaviors in a team that is having or facing difficulty by focusing on positive interactions and outcomes and reinforcing them, rather than pointing out trends of negative behaviors. The other day I found a link to a book review on Twitter. The book is called Yes! 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to be Persuasive. It provides summaries of research about persuasion and how to be successfully persuasive.

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.

2013 142

WordPress as a Regenerative Business

Alchemy of Change

Mission & Outcomes impact mission regenerative WordPress WordPress maker, Automattic''s latest "regenerative" $50 million investment round keeps it focused on the long road ahead.

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.

2013 130

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.

2012 143

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.

2007 138

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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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.

2018 142

Transformation of communities of practice

Joitske Hulsebosch

This is the young swan swimming in the waters near our house (there is a lot of water in our area, something which made a Malian friend exclaim that this is a very dangerous place!). The swan is slowly transforming from a grey into a white swan.

Announcing the C3/A3 Project: The Connected Future of Communities, AI & Automation

Online Community Strategy

A new set of technologies is emerging to augment human cognition (AI), enhance human agency (Agents) and shape digital experiences and outcomes by taking advantage of a rich set of tools and APIs (Automation). The C3/A3 Project. C3: Community, Crowd, Collaboration.

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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

2014 148

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.

2011 180

What is Working? A Question of Discovery

Michael Sampson - Currents

The form of every activity or process can be analysed for current performance outcomes – the good, the bad, the challenging. The intent of an appreciative inquiry session is to focus on the current positive outcomes – to create a place for talking and discussing these.

2018 142

‘Communities’ and ‘Networks’: A Conceptual and Linguistic 2.0 Mess | Sonnez en cas d'absence

Delicious/choconancy/community

Lot has been written about the need or not to embed community-based outcome into existing business processes.

2010 51

Building Modern Communities #SwarmConf

Online Community Strategy

Further, an emerging body of research (including my own primary research) has shown that helping community members discover, refine and actualize their purpose can create truly extraordinary outcomes and high levels of engagement.

2017 64

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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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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Purpose Will Power Future Online Communities

Online Community Strategy

What if there was a way to create sustained engagement in communities and collaborative experiences that harnessed genuine motivation and strove for positive outcomes for participants? Purpose.

Purpose Will Power Future Online Communities

Online Community Strategy

What if there was a way to create sustained engagement in communities and collaborative experiences that harnessed genuine motivation and strove for positive outcomes for participants? Purpose.

Announcing the C3/A3 Project: The Connected Future of Communities, AI & Automation

Online Community Strategy

A new set of technologies is emerging to augment human cognition (AI), enhance human agency (Agents) and shape digital experiences and outcomes by taking advantage of a rich set of tools and APIs (Automation). The C3/A3 Project. C3: Community, Crowd, Collaboration.

2018 46

Communities in the Crowd Economy: #CSWEurope15

Online Community Strategy

I would also assert that Collaborative Economy initiatives should be focused on sustainable methods and equitable outcomes for all stakeholders. Shared vision of activities and outcomes. Shared risks and equitable outcomes.

2015 71

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

2012 143

How The Beatles Share Knowledge!

Chris Collison

One band which cropped up repeatedly was the Beatles, which got me thinking, and digging through my own collection of Beatles singles – and I thought I’d share the outcome here (there and everywhere…).

How AI Can Help Solve The Biggest Problem With Crowdsourcing

Online Community Strategy

Investors save time on research and improve the quality of their deal flow, and Startups get critical and timely feedback to help increase their odds for successful outcomes. The concept of engaging “the Crowd” through digital platforms has been around for some time.

2017 55

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.

2011 148

To Develop a Community, Think Network First

Online Community Strategy

Network, defined as “ a group or system of interconnected people or things” describes a set of connected entities but does not imply or assign activities, relationships or outcomes the way “community” seems to.

2016 70

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?

2017 114

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.

2011 182

The Customer Community

Online Community Strategy

This thinking leads to strategies and outcomes that fail to realize the full value of customer communities, and is rooted in a long standing dependence by some companies on customer support communities. Image © Leigh Prather.

2017 58

Building Modern Communities #SwarmConf

Online Community Strategy

Further, an emerging body of research (including my own primary research) has shown that helping community members discover, refine and actualize their purpose can create truly extraordinary outcomes and high levels of engagement.

2017 46

Community network mapping: just get going!

Making CommunitySense

Don’t just look at those involved in doing the interaction, but also those participants who play a role in getting the interactions going, and interpreting their outputs and outcomes. Mapping a community network is an art as much as a science.

2018 219

How AI Can Help Solve The Biggest Problem With Crowdsourcing

Online Community Strategy

Investors save time on research and improve the quality of their deal flow, and Startups get critical and timely feedback to help increase their odds for successful outcomes. The concept of engaging “the Crowd” through digital platforms has been around for some time.

2017 46

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!

2013 267

Communities in the Crowd Economy: #CSWEurope15

Online Community Strategy

I would also assert that Collaborative Economy initiatives should be focused on sustainable methods and equitable outcomes for all stakeholders. Shared vision of activities and outcomes. Shared risks and equitable outcomes. image credit: Xavier Damman @xdamman.

2015 54

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.

2013 194

My First Year as a Consultant and what 2016 Holds for Online Communities (I hope)

Online Community Strategy

Shared vision of activities and outcomes. Shared risks and equitable outcomes. Reign in sales-driven organizations that over-promise and under-deliver on community quality and outcomes. Sonoma Sunrise in honor of the dawn of 2016. Honestly, I wasn’t going to do this.

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