3 Ways to Supercharge Your Onboarding Process

Partnering Resources

3 Ways to Supercharge Your Onboarding Process. If your company is like most, your onboarding process is a big part of the problem. Too often, people’s onboarding experience leaves them feeling bored, frustrated, or confused. Instead, design a process that sends powerful messages about the company and employees’ roles in it. Here are three ways to supercharge your onboarding process. They were hired with good intentions, but they never really fit in. Their fault?

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Newsgator Integrates Social Software into Core Work Process

Portals and KM

Now it is moving beyond SharePoint to reach other work processes. When asked how can NewsGator make social more useful, they were told to integrate it into work processes. The real benefits come when it impacts work processes.

Trending Sources

Collaboration over Process

Evolving Web

Fast, unedited, perhaps a little more politically incorrect here and there. ) The agile manifesto said "Individuals and interactions over processes and tools". Now, however, I would replace this with "Collaboration over process." Our process evolved rapidly during that project.

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Chrysler tweet: an issue of process

Community Guy

Over the weekend, I had several people from big brands ask me what I thought about the Chrysler tweet debacle, and whether I thought the right actions were taken. Ask to see the process with your own eyes. Documenting process is easy, sticking to it in real life is really hard.

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The five major theories of how people "learn": a synopsis

The Bumble Bee

Over the years, academics have proposed a number of theories to describe and explain the learning process - these can be grouped into five broad categories: 1.

Open Business – From Document-Centric to People-Centric Collaboration


Essentially, making the successful transition from content is king to people AND their conversations are king. Such presentations can be sent around so that even other people can speak to the same ‘powerpoints’. People become unnecessary.

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Fair Process and Social Computing

Governance in a Networked World

I was reminded recently of a diagram published in one of my favourite HBR articles on organisational change management called "Fair Process"by Kim and Mauborgne back in 1997.

2011 21

What Social Media and Enterprise 2.0 Can Bring to HR Processes

Portals and KM

with an emphasis on HR process because of the audience.  I first set some context with the classic 2006 McKinsey report on IT spending most of their budgets on transactions but the real business value is in the interactions between people and this area has been underinvested. A key is the alignment of these new tools with business process and tasks. I am sure the MIT people would have appreciated having these capabilities in their 2004 efforts.

2011 63

“How New Tools and Processes Can Help People and Their Organizations Succeed”

Michael Sampson - Currents

Alan Lepofsky, VP and Principal Analyst at Constellation Research, shares his wish list for 2014 : I would like to see less discussion/marketing about the technology itself and more focus on how new tools and processes can help people and their organizations succeed. We in the industry live too close to our own hype to realize that most people don’t operate the way we do. There is a huge opportunity to improve the way most people work.

2013 14

OutStart’s Participate Enables the Social Side of Enterprise Work Processes

Portals and KM

To fit people’s existing work patterns, email can also be used to send subscription digests, immediate notifications of people, groups, or conversations they are following, and tasks assigned through workspaces. People can also rate contributions.

2011 64

People, Process, Product: How Marcus Lemonis’ Three P’s Apply to Online Community

Managing Communities

Please Update Your ManagingCommunities.com RSS Feed Subscription This feed has moved to: [link] I apologize for the trouble. For more details, please read my post on the matter. Thank you. Developing Your Community Interacting with Members Managing Staff Managing the Community

2015 11

The Meeting Map: Making Both Process and Content Explicit

How to Save the World

Last weekend Arthur Brock and his amazing team at Emerging Leader Labs showed us the work they’ve done with Gameshifting , a tool that promises to do for meeting process what mindmaps do for content — making it explicit.

Understanding where you are, not where you think you are: some tips and a process

Chris Corrigan

These helped me to reflect on a conversation I had with a client yesterday, where we designed a process for dealing with this. They have over 17,000 pieces of data from the engagement process and a consultant nrolled these into a number of themes. What if people try to game the system?

2015 27

State of the Net 2012 – People Tweet Tacit Knowledge – Part Two


Truly enjoyed his definition of such concept as well as that other notion that we all live in a state of messy-coherence, although I won’t be saying much more on it, other than encouraging those folks in favour of management, and managing things and people, in general, to go and have a watch.

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IT Talent: Technology Leaders with People Problems

Partnering Resources

Similarly, some leaders are never going to be great at managing people. The most obvious answer is to shift poor people managers into individual contributor roles. With this solution, people aren’t forced to do something they can’t do well.

Enterprise 2.0 Conference: Call For Papers Community, Voting Process

Collaborative Thinking

If you find them valuable, I hope you take the time to participate in the community process and vote for these proposals. The session will connect the process, cultural, and tooling aspects of profiles, social graphs, etc. We should end up with 3-4 people on this panel. For the upcoming Enterprise 2.0 conference in Boston this year, I have submitted three sessions that I hope the community finds helpful and relevant.

2011 26

The Power of Action Learning: A Process for Building a Collaborative Culture

John Tropea - Delicious Faciliatation

One of the most powerful tools for moving an organization’s culture toward collaboration and knowledge sharing is a process called Action Learning. Design and implement a collaborative process for long-term strategic vision development and deployment. ?

IBM’s Lotusphere 2011 Highlights – People-Centric vs. Content-Centric by Louis Richardson


Welcome to the successful transformation from a content-centric organisation to a people-centric one! People-Centric vs. Content-Centric: A Copernican revolution needed to become a social business from louis richardson on Vimeo. . .

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Building a network for People Powered Change

Social Reporter

Over the past week the partners in Big Lottery Fund’s People Powered Change initiative have provided some updating posts about their work, on BIG’s blog. Testing ideas on the use of social media with projects funded under the Silver Dreams Fund and the Jubilee People’s Millions.

2012 28

The Metamovement: Moving Beyond Marches and People in the Street

How to Save the World

Occupy Portland, like other Occupy cities, has posted their evolving General Assembly consensus process on their website, so that other Occupy groups can adapt and learn from them. The self-organization and self-management extends far beyond meeting and decision processes.

Reconciliation: a practical guide for non-indigenous people

Chris Corrigan

Most non-indigenous people think it was “all in the past.” For most non-indigenous Canadians, residential schools was something that happened to others, who suffered injustice at the hands of people who are long dead. Don’t wait for other people to create that legacy for you.

10 messages in planning digital engagement with young people

Social Reporter

Below are 10 messages to consider in planning any project using digital technology to engage young people and address the key challenges they face. I think most are relevant to any digital engagement process. In a packed two hour session we took some headline challenges faced by young people (youth unemployment; lack of youth influence of local decision making), and dug a bit deeper into them to find underlying challenges and unmet needs. Who are the young people?

10 messages in planning digital engagement with young people

Social Reporter

Below are 10 messages to consider in planning any project using digital technology to engage young people and address the key challenges they face. I think most are relevant to any digital engagement process. In a packed two hour session we took some headline challenges faced by young people (youth unemployment; lack of youth influence of local decision making), and dug a bit deeper into them to find underlying challenges and unmet needs. Who are the young people?

The Top 10 Most Common Mistakes in Consensus Process, and How to Avoid Them

How to Save the World

consensus process flowchart. Consensus Decision-Making is a group decision-making process that seeks not only the agreement of most participants, but also the resolution or mitigation of minority objections and concerns. Rushing the Process. Attaching Proposals to People.

2011 26

Love and power, holons and process

Chris Corrigan

Much of the process evident at the three Occupy camps I have been to has been about inclusion and joining. Power/love moves in process design. This comes from Barry Johnson’s work in polarity management, and for process designers, it has important implications.

2011 11

Action storming for tackling difficult people

Viv Mcwaters

The question comes up sooner or later: “How do you deal with difficult people?” We’ve developed a rather nifty process that we’ve named Action Storming. You can see a physical shift in people when they get it – when something they try just works.

2012 21

How helpful is journalism for People Powered Change? Further thoughts.

Social Reporter

People need to share stories and tips, chat about what’s worked for them and what hasn’t, and get some help in filtering the mass of information evolving online. There was a very thorough and protracted process of specifying the system, and procuring the contractor.

2011 34

Focus on the Process - The "Why" Not the "What" for Social Software

Michael Sampson - Currents

Jordan at Traction Software reviews the recent Deloitte study and my User Adoption book , and comments: " When you focus on the "why," people stop looking at the platform as a "blog" or "social" system but rather as a work-process system. They take it more seriously and part of their daily work, rather than a destination to only enjoy and engage in when they have a (very rare) free cycle. The patterns that take over become hardened and information infrastructure starts to take root.

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

Michael Sampson - Currents

Previously: - Post 1 looked at the three P's of collaboration (potential, process, and practice). My (broad) definition of collaboration is people working with other people towards a common outcome. This is the fourth post in a series about defining collaboration.

Three Reasons Why People Protect the Status Quo

Michael Sampson - Currents

Melba looks at the reasons why intelligent and well-meaning people resist change : " When you view resistance to change in the context of guarding the Performance Engine and apply it to your workplace, your boss’s resistance begins to look different and maybe even solveable. If a change agent tries to sell her idea that it “breaks all the rules,” people responsible for things running smoothly will do whatever they can to crush the new process or product. ".

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State of the Net 2012 – People Tweet Tacit Knowledge – Part One


followed by lots of additional self-reflection and learning on the sides from watching video clips, mainly of conference event recordings available on YouTube and, eventually, come back to the blog to reflect on some of the stuff I have learned in the process.

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Blog>> People Process Technology

Green Chameleon

Dave Snowden has been having a hoity toity about stupid categorisations over at Cognitive Edge, and he’s included the “People, Process, Technology&# triad (some people add Content) into the Domain of the Damned. we need some process and people support here!&#.

Running a Pro Action Cafe for 300 people

Chris Corrigan

In all, 450 people from across the country gathered together in a traditional conference of panels, workshops and tours to learn and develop their own practices of social entrepreneurship, community development, planning and research.

Green Chameleon » People Process Technology

Green Chameleon

He asks: “All three have to co-evolve; why or why do people fall into the pit of reductionism and categorisation with such ease?&# Technology people do need to be reminded (forcefully and painfully sometimes) that process and people (and content) matter.

Twitter is Not a Social Network

Alchemy of Change

Just because a service connects people doesn’t automatically mean we should call it a “social network.&# What’s more important is what the service actually does with all those connected people. Yes, Twitter connects people – lots of people.

Enterprise 2.0: Two Success Stories on Connecting People with People to Make a Difference!


It’s all about accelerating your knowledge workers’ productivity and efficiency, which, in return, will result in helping accelerate the execution of the specific business processes in place. Focus on the people and I can guarantee you it will be coming around!

Facilitate! Don’t be a Clever-Bully

Net-Map Toolbox

Clever-Bully (picture by Diamond Select Toys). I’ve been teaching Net-Map a lot, lately.

Three ‘new’ group processes

Viv Mcwaters

There’s probably no such this as a new process – variations on a theme maybe. I’ll often use it early in a workshop to gauge people’s experience and breadth of knowledge. I dropped the New Edges (seems to be a step too far for many people).

A very wicked new tool for process designers

Chris Corrigan

I have been a small part of a project over the past couple of years (along with a few other Art of Hosting stalwarts) to help co-create a pattern language for group process. The deck is designed to support your process as a group convenor, planner, facilitator, or participant.

In Frankfurt Enterprise 2.0 = Organizational Change & People Challenges

21st Century Organization

Implementing enterprise social software platforms is changing organizations but that's a topic not being discussed widely in adopting companies because people don't like change. . is about People. Telecom Italia - Alessandra Pelagallo, Process Design/Optimization Manager, Rome.