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.

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.

2013 130

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

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 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 116

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.

2007 100

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 100

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 140

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

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 66

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.

2008 35

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.

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 65

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

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.

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

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

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.

2010 35

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

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

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 59

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

‘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 36

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 116

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

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

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 122

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…).

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 116

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.

2015 54

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 46

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.

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 51

You can stimulate curiosity for self directed learning

Joitske Hulsebosch

An example of this approach is benchlearning Let professionals put their teeth into a wicked problem, a challenge for which the outcome is unpredictable Look for information that is contradictory to what people believe in the organization Encourage curiosity.

2018 141