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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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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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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.

The New IT Department

Michael Sampson - Currents

All employees are now organized into self-governing teams based around shared specialties—for example, one group is all people who work on tax issues, while another covers youth and elderly social programs—and the emphasis is on outcomes, rather than micromanaging processes.

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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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3 Day Social Media Intensive – Hands on! Sydney 2014

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. OUTCOME: Students will gain a thorough understanding on how to create a Conversation Diary for better SEO, FBO and SMO rankings.

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Sydney Social Media Course – 3 Days with Laptop

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.

2013 88

New version of the chaordic stepping stones

Chris Corrigan

It has been useful and rich and created all kinds of outcomes that would not have been possible other wise. . Over many years I have been using the chaordic stepping stones as the basis for all work I do with clients.

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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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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.

2014 29

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.

2014 29

Connections Shape Us – Food for Thought from Scientific American

Full Circle Associates

Network thinking lets us scientifically understand the world around us as one of connections that shape observed phenomena, rather than as one where the intrinsic properties of people, genes, or particles determine outcomes. Good food for thought on a Monday morning.

2015 35

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.

2016 33

Developing a Strategic Approach to Microsoft Office 365 (my slides)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Strategic outcomes require more steps (and uncertainty). Last week I presented at the Christchurch SharePoint User Group meeting on Developing a Strategic Approach to Microsoft Office 365. My slides from that session are above. Presentation flow (slides): 1. Title slide. About Michael and what I do for clients. Agenda. Office 365 offers many features. Tactical approaches emphasise short term gains. A strategic approach is different. 12-13. Examples of tactical vs. strategic questions.

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Driving Effective Use of Office 365 – the Four Components #office365

Michael Sampson - Currents

A Valued Outcome. For example, if the valued outcome is a decision, a productive behaviour is to explore the options before prematurely stating a decision. In Auckland next week I’ll be presenting a new workshop focused on driving effective use of Office 365. One of the ideas I’ll be exploring during the day is what effective use actually looks like, and then by implication, what you need to put in place to help people get to that point.

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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?

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.

2016 46

This complex world is hard.

Chris Corrigan

Clients all the time approach me looking for certainty, answers and clear outcomes. My potential client asked me if I could say what outcomes would come from working with me. Sometimes those outcomes are incredibly concrete, sometimes it is more about building capacity, but it is always about acting strategically, and that sometimes means learning a new language and a new set of skills.

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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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Social Media Training: 3 Day Intensive Advanced Class

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

OUTCOME: Students gain a comprehensive toolkit for dealing with negative criticism online. . 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. OUTCOME: Students will know how to read or create a Social Media Measurement Report.

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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.

2015 29

Got Governance?

Ant's Eyeview Blog

Usually the energy of the process shows up in the form of a individual who is very passionate about the process or more importantly the outcome. Hoping for process outcomes is not enough. Audit and frequent review of operational metrics ensure that process (and more importantly the outcomes) don’t suffer from Social Process Atrophy (getting lax on social outreach service levels, infrequent content generation).

How to Strengthen Your Organization’s Influence Mapping

Alchemy of Change

It also helps to modify the database so it can track desired outcomes and connect those outcomes to the decision makers who impact them. Employees need to be constantly on the lookout for information on decision makers who are connected to the organization’s desired outcomes.

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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.

Collaborative Discussions

Michael Sampson - Currents

Specify the outcome properly. To drive understanding, to cultivate greater awareness, or to increase the number of perspectives that have been explored and shared are good outcomes for a discussion. Approaching a discussion with the outcome specified as “getting what I want from the others” is an imposition, not a collaboration.

Collaboration vs. Cooperation

Michael Sampson - Currents

Alternately, collaboration , if you embrace the strategy and behaviour of collaboration as more than just a current buzzword to which you give lip service, requires a shared values, the give-and-take of communication, a commonly valued outcome, and a few other things. On Quora someone asked about the difference between collaboration and cooperation.

2016 37

Your Future with SharePoint? Answer the 5 W’s

Michael Sampson - Currents

In light of the business outcomes being pursued by an organisation, why is SharePoint the right answer? Earlier in this series: 1 – Your Future with SharePoint? Looking Back. 2 – Your Future with SharePoint? Looking Forward. Answer the 5 W’s.

2016 53

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.

Probes, Prototypes and Pilot projects

Chris Corrigan

The actual outcome of the probe doesn’t matter much because the point is to create an intervention of some kind and see how your context responds. You need it to have an actual positive effect in its outcomes, and it’s less safe to fail.

2015 26

Graphic Facilitation 2015 – Skills, Innovation and Fun!

Michelle Laurie

Think about when communities plan and imagine their futures, when teams consider the possible outcomes for their projects, when groups create maps to track their progress. I am very excited to be co-hosting the 6 th Annual Graphic Facilitation Workshop in Rossland, BC July 13-14 th , 2015.

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