From the field: tips for policy engagement

Michelle Laurie

Samoan Circle Discussion on Policy Engagement with ADB, UN-Habitat, ICIMOD and MOUD (Nepal). I have recently been reflecting on a knowledge sharing and learning session I organized in Nepal in March 2015 on the topic of Policy Engagement. Policy Brief session: [link].

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From the field: tips for policy engagement

Michelle Laurie

Samoan Circle Discussion on Policy Engagement with ADB, UN-Habitat, ICIMOD and MOUD (Nepal). I have recently been reflecting on a knowledge sharing and learning session I organized in Nepal in March 2015 on the topic of Policy Engagement. Policy Brief session: [link].

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Linking research to policy – my new project

Michelle Laurie

My role as knowledge management specialist is to build capacity of the researchers to undertake outcome focused research for policy influencing. The results need to inform the design of a template for policy influencing as well as a 2-day training for the centres.

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Tips for Researchers Drafting a Policy Engagement Strategy

Michelle Laurie

As part of the South Asia Urban Knowledge Hub all national centres are required to draft a policy engagement strategy. Researchers in the project I work with, do a policy engagement strategy for each work plan objective that focuses on making a change in the urban development sector.

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Tips for Researchers Drafting a Policy Engagement Strategy

Michelle Laurie

As part of the South Asia Urban Knowledge Hub all national centres are required to draft a policy engagement strategy. Researchers in the project I work with, do a policy engagement strategy for each work plan objective that focuses on making a change in the urban development sector.

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Visual Camp – or developing “Policy in Pics”

Social Reporter

Earlier this week I spent an evening in the Treasury, Whitehall, talking not about the economy but about how visuals and other creative approaches may be used to develop and communicate policy. Policy in Sniffs next time?

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Self-canceling policies

Endless Knots

Organizations that have public web pages that employees can't access from internal networks. Last summer I spent a lot of time with a patient in a NYC academic medical center. Guests could log on to the hospital's wi-fi network (shaky but it was there) but could not access the hospital website. Frustrating.as in what hours is the gift shop open?     Tags: Governance

Policy approved - and implemented?

Net-Map Toolbox

For example: Policy approval and implementation in Nigeria. The Nigeria Strategy Support Program of the International Food Policy Research Institute ( IFPRI ) aims at improving policy making and implementation through research. Through our discussions we realized that we can really only understand this system if we look at two steps separately: The process in which a policy is made and the process in which it is - or is not - implemented.

Site Closure Policy: Maturity Impacts Approach

Michael Sampson - Currents

One interesting fact that the data shows is that the longer an organization has had SharePoint in place, the less likely it is to take a strict policy to site closure. I have been reviewing the data on how SharePoint organizations approach site closure.

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Which organizations have the best virtual/flexible/agile work policies?

Endless Knots

This is a request for information: I'm looking for examples of how companies, nonprofits, and NGOs (even government agencies) implement their flexible work policies.

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Complexity principles and policy making

Chris Corrigan

Interesting paper released that demands that policy makers adopt a complexity approach to policy making around environmental decision making. Design policies that can adapt based on how the ecosystem changes.

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Crafting a Great Community / Social Media Policy

Web Social Architecture

I've said before that there are three crucial elements of online community policy: Legality, appropriateness, and relevance.

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Green Chameleon » Who Makes Policy?

Green Chameleon

www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Who Makes Policy?

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Corporate Social Media Policies are Advancing

Portals and KM

Pam Sahota has provided a useful post, Examples of Corporate Social Media Policies , that actually contained links to 14 examples. While it is always good to look at what others are doing, Pam started with the proper caution that there’s no right policy. It has a social media policy in place in order to avoid issues regarding privacy and other topics. You are expected to follow the social media policy that is extensive and has the tagline: “Be smart.

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Public Policy and the Idea of the Vietnamese State: The Cultural Political Economy of Domestic Water Supply

Net-Map Toolbox

We conclude that the formal, administrative practices of RWS policy are primarily to be understood in their function of reproducing the idea of the state and state legitimacy. A Net-Map study on formal and informal water governance in Vietnam , by Nadine Reis and Peter P.

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Collaborative Thinking: New Policy, New Voice

Collaborative Thinking

As things return to a more normal pace, there are a few updates I wanted to share: Gartner has a strict policy on personal analyst blogs when it comes to the topic of IT. Gartner also has policies on analyst participation in external events. To adhere to that policy, I've discontinued my participation on the Enterprise 2.0

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Time for Policy?

Ant's Eyeview Blog

Policy makes most of us cringe. Too often policy is associated with “thou shall not…” But policy also informs and educates our workforce on appropriate behavior. A policy is usually the starting point. A Social Media policy should inform your workforce and your customers what behaviors are acceptable and which ones will not be tolerated. The policy should encourage responsible participation, not scare the reader into paralysis.

Communities of practice: Linking knowledge, policy and practice

Nancy White

Communities of practice: Linking knowledge, policy and practice – is a paper that Simon Hearn from the Overseas Development Institute and I have been puttering on for quite some months. Communities of Practice: linking knowledge, policy and practice PDF.

Masters of Networks: Policy and Network Science in the same room

Endless Knots

Last week's Masters of Networks conference in Venice, which I blogged about earlier this month, brought network science down to earth and policy making into the 21st century. News flash: typically policy makers meet with policy makers and network scientists meet with their own kind.

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Power and policy

Neighbourhoods

"     Governance and participation Social policyToby Blume on 'community rights': "The greatest concern I have about the introduction of the community rights, is also my biggest fear about the whole Big Society agenda. that government seems to have very little concern about how they are taken up by different groups.

How Fun and Creativity Can Shape Your Own Social Computing Guidelines and Policy

Elsua

I remember the day when IBM was first facing that very same issue , on whether to put together a social computing policy and guidelines or not. which explains quite nicely their own social media policy that they are using: Fun stuff, eh?

Making pdf policy accessible through Simply Understand

Social Reporter

Simply Understand aim to cut your policy papers, manuals and programmes down to size! After the excellent efforts of Adrian Short to make council web sites more useful by providing news feeds, I found another no-cost digital engagement innovation. Again from an individual. Corinne Pritchard dropped a comment into a piece a wrote which bemoaned the way that a government department puts up pdfs for a consultation exercise instead of pages you can read on screen.

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Povertyism in policy: ‘troubled families’

Neighbourhoods

Here’s a good example of the distortion that can happen in that murky space between research and policy. There are purported to be between 117,000 and 120,000 'families with multiple problems' Last week Louise Casey, the government’s adviser on ‘troubled families’, appeared to be basing policy on interviews with sixteen pre-selected families.     Social exclusion Social policy

Food policy

Making Sense With Facilitated Systems

I heard part of a piece about food policy on Fresh Air recently, but I forgot about it until I read Marilyn Holt's A Locavore Manifesto by Michael Pollan in her Amicus Agraria. She points to Michael Pollan's thoughtful and thought-provoking letter to the US President-Elect called " Farmer in Chief " in the New York Times. Yes, it's long; yes, it's worth your time. You can see prior postings about food in A Prius for the pantry? ,

Social policy and empowerment

Neighbourhoods

Yesterday to an event launching new policy work by the centre-right Centre for Social Justice. Their new policy areas are elder care, youth justice, mental health, community cohesion, sport, and social return on investment; and given their realistic chances of influencing forthcoming policy, it's good to see these themes being researched and debated openly. Tags: Governance and participation Older people Social policy

Policy rushes in, where commonsense fears to tread

Neighbourhoods

Occasionally in my commentary on neighbouring and policy I’ve had a go at sketching out roughly how close policy and regulation can get to the everyday practise of neighbouring. Here’s an example where policy makers have decided that people should care more for their elders.

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Forrester’s Guidance to CIOs on Establishing Social Media Policy

Portals and KM

I recently received a review copy of the Forrester report, The CIO’s Guide to Establishing a Social Media Policy. it includes explanations of the topics that you should consider for inclusion in a social media policy, allowing you to tailor your own policy to the specific needs of your organization and industry.”. Secondly, the policy leads with a positive approach toward social media while acknowledge risk. Another 11% were not sure if a policy existed.

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What is the place of emotion in the making of policy?

Neighbourhoods

In the years I spent shuttling between local initiatives in low income neighbourhoods and oddly clean cupboard rooms in Westminster, I never really cracked the way the experience of disadvantage was absorbed or dismissed as ‘personal’ and disconnected from policy.

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House swap: the policy

Neighbourhoods

Tags: Social policy Space and place

What’s In A Social Media Policy?

Networking Action

Use of social media by change networks is absolutely essential. Rather than the traditional media that focuses on "telling" people things, social media strategies are about creating a platform for sharing and generating information. This is … Communications social media

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Green Chameleon » Information and Records Management Policy Development Guidelines

Green Chameleon

www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Information and Records Management Policy Development Guidelines It’s often difficult to approach KM in any large scale way in an organisation without bumping into the policy infrastructure. Knowledge, information and records form a continuum that needs to be managed holistically, and an integrated policy framework helps to support this.

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Green Chameleon » Don’t Set Policies For Behaviours You Can’t See

Green Chameleon

www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Don’t Set Policies For Behaviours You Can’t See The title of today’s post was inspired by this cartoon from Randall Munroe.

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Yammer for internal knowledge sharing for health care and policy making

Joitske Hulsebosch

What is Yammer? Yammer is booming, especially in the Nederland within Europe. Many companies have started their Yammer groups for rapid internal exchange.

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Anti-localism disease in social policy - from the Dieback Administration

Neighbourhoods

Policies that treat schools and libraries as if they were challenges in a demolition ball arcade game are part of the same disdainful, destructive attitude towards the places where people live.   Social policy

Social Media Policy Outside and Inside the Enterprise

Portals and KM

As the use of social media grows within the enterprise and on the Web, the need for policies and guidelines to govern employee behavior becomes more essential. Sun's policy begins with this statement, Many of us at Sun are doing work that could change the world. RightNow's guidelines state that, “RightNow has an open participation policy for all employees. I am cross posting this from FastFoward to get more feedback and perhaps additional examples.

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Vision Makes Policy Collaboration in the Obama Administration

Evolving Web

Policy, in corporations or business, isn’t a neutered word. Vision, policy, and culture are often as easy as stating an intent and then putting some good rules behind it. If you think you are annoyed at some of the policies of the company you work for … well, this is going to be like working for 30,000 companies simultaneously. During the Clinton Administration, I had the good fortune to be a certified National ITS Architecture expert.

Social Media Policies - The Altimeter Wiki

Delicious/choconancy/online_community

Links to examples of (mostly corporate) organizational social media policies. Tags: online_community policies social_media

Green Chameleon » What a Knowledge Sharing Policy Might Look Like

Green Chameleon

www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about What a Knowledge Sharing Policy Might Look Like When you want to introduce new information or knowledge management practices and habits in an organisation, it’s usually a good idea to make sure that your organisation’s policies reflect the things you want to happen. With Marita Keenan last year, I co-authored a guide to knowledge and information management policy development.

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Green Chameleon » What Would a Knowledge Sharing Policy Look Like?

Green Chameleon

www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about What Would a Knowledge Sharing Policy Look Like? When you want to introduce new information or knowledge management practices and habits in an organisation, it’s usually a good idea to make sure that your organisation’s policies reflect the things you want to happen. With Marita Keenan last year, I co-authored a guide to knowledge and information management policy development.

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canberra - information & knowledge policy

Engineers without Fears

Just a quick note to say that I enjoyed the presentations by Kylie Dunn, Sally-Anne Leigh and (of course) Nerida Hart at Information & Knowledge Policy Development gig. conferences