What’s Your Purpose?

Elsua

When looking into it with a bit more detail though, one can find that perhaps, right at the heart of the matter, one of the most powerful reasons as to why that happens is because most organisations haven’t been able to answer properly the one question that matters: ‘ What’s your purpose?’.

Purpose Will Power Future Online Communities

Online Community Strategy

Purpose. that taps into the power of purpose to drive community engagement. Purpose-Driven Communities. What might happen if the community and collaborative experiences we designed supported the discovery, refinement and actualization of a person’s purpose?

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Social Media and The Purpose to Serve

Elsua

Of course, I am talking about Servant Leadership and its inherent nature of having a purpose to serve. . They are very conscious of their purpose to serve others.

Purpose Will Power Future Online Communities

Online Community Strategy

Purpose. Through my work as a Fellow with Life Reimagined, I have (with my team of Fellows) developed an approach that taps into the power of purpose to drive community engagement. Purpose-Driven Communities. Early Development of the Purpose Model – In Flight Now.

Reflections from 2011 – Focused and Purposeful Social Networking

Elsua

Because right along with focus we have another concept I have grown rather fond of during the course of this year: purpose (Or purposeful ). Because it provides me with a purpose to shape up my focus on where I want it to be.

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Power of Purpose: How Solid Purpose Generates Strategic Strength

Partnering Resources

Purpose is one of the most powerful tools organizations have to support strategy. A good purpose places a stake in the ground, declaring what the organization values. Powerful Purpose Statements. A recent visit to UT’s website showed that they watered down their purpose.

Be lazy. Abandon all purpose. Remember who you are…

Net-Map Toolbox

I don’t know where and how you live, but in Washington, DC, where I live and work, I have the feeling that everyone (and I am one of them, don’t get me wrong…) is here with a purpose. Abandon all purpose.

Deb Lavoy on Promoting the Purpose Driven Organization and Designing the Collaborative Enterprise

Portals and KM

Deb said that one way to create engagement is with a clear sense of purpose for the organization. It is a sense of purpose. Even the best people are not successful without a sense of purpose. Deb expanded on this is a recent blog post, The Pursuit of (Organizational) Purpose. The purpose acts as the primary criteria for decision-making. I have also seen the power of a shared sense of purpose.

Nurturing Your Social Networks To Help You Find Your Purpose

Elsua

Well, two words to define it that I can think of, so far, to explain such a quiet period: (re) focus and purpose. . is letting serendipity do its magic, once more, and help my purpose re-find me again. .

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What Brings Us Together? The Importance of Purpose

Michael Sampson - Currents

The why of collaboration - that grand idea that brings us together in the first place - is all about purpose. Lokesh offers a set of steps for getting your purpose clear: " 1. Does the team have a clear and shared understanding of the purpose? What's the business problem you are trying to solve? Why do you want to solve this business problem? Are you sure if the answer to the problem really addresses the business challenge? So, what outcomes do you really need, precisely?

In The Next Version - The Rise of Purposeful Collaboration: From Simply Sharing to Getting Work Done

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

The Rise of Purposeful Collaboration: From Simply Sharing to Getting Work Done. The Rise of Purposeful Collaboration From Simply Sharing to Getting Work Done Collaboration tools enable people to discover and interact with, the content, colleagues and communities, that can help them get their jobs done. Purposeful collaboration from Alan Lepofsky Culture, Technology and Business Practices are evolving to adapt to today’s more social working environment. In The Next Version.

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The purpose of practice is practice

Chris Corrigan

We talk about the Art of Hosting as a practice. It is a way of being with self and other. This is sometimes a difficult concept to understand, because the world is full of lots of instructions about what to do. Telling me what to do is very useful in situations where I am doing things that can be repeated. For example, if I am building a cabinet, fixing a car, creating a budget or processing a claim, then you can give me a set of instructions that will be very helpful in most situations.

What is the purpose of a conference?

Viv Mcwaters

And therein lies the problem – it’s risky, and if the (unexpressed) purpose of a conference is to get bums on seats and make money, then it’s better to give people what they expect, to not be too edgy. What is the purpose of a conference?

Purpose to Practice [Flickr]

Full Circle Associates

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Purpose

Chris Corrigan

Within the report is a lovely little quote from My dear friend Toke Moeller: “Purpose is the invisible leader.&#. Lovely report here on the use of the Art of Hosting apaproach, Theory U and others of our social technologies in health care renewal in Nova Scotia. Given some of the work I’m doing in the next couple of weeks, that is a very good motto for me.

What’s the purpose

Net-Map Toolbox

Sometimes I find that the simplest tools are the best and most powerful and one thing I am doing a lot lately is to make a list of: “What’s the purpose? Being clear about my purpose feels like being wide awake instead of going places in a passive dream-state.

Online Community Purpose Checklist | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Purpose/Outcome What is the desired purpose and outcome for the group? What is the INTENT behind the purpose? People are busy and if they don’t see and understand the purpose and its value, they won’t participate.

Green Chameleon » Purposeful Metadata

Green Chameleon

www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Purposeful Metadata I’ve blogged over at www.organisingknowledge.com (my book-blog) on the need for a sense of purpose when we design metadata. Here’s how the blog post starts: When we do taxonomy projects we almost always come to a point where we are having a conversation with our clients about metadata.

Online Community Purpose Checklist | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Purpose/Outcome What is the desired purpose and outcome for the group? What is the INTENT behind the purpose? People are busy and if they don’t see and understand the purpose and its value, they won’t participate.

Online Community Purpose Checklist | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Purpose/Outcome What is the desired purpose and outcome for the group? What is the INTENT behind the purpose? People are busy and if they don’t see and understand the purpose and its value, they won’t participate.

Online Community Purpose Checklist | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Purpose/Outcome What is the desired purpose and outcome for the group? What is the INTENT behind the purpose? People are busy and if they don’t see and understand the purpose and its value, they won’t participate.

Common Purpose: the perils of being closed

Social Reporter

Some years back I went on a course run by Common Purpose , during which over a year a group of us made visits to schools, prisons, newspaper offices and the like, and took part in discussions all in the pursuit of civil leadership. The Common Purpose founder Julia Middleton evidently had strong views on how things should be done, so it definitely wasn’t in my experience a very bottom-up sort of organisation.

Gurteen Knowledge Cafe: The purpose and limits of KM

Platform Neutral

The next Gurteen Bristol Knowledge Cafe is going to be held in the ever-purposeful Pervasive Media Studio , Bristol, on Thursday June 11th, from 18:30. Similarly, there is a purpose to KM - well there is isn’t there! please let there be a purpose!!!).

My Fear for SAP #StreamWork: Too Special Purpose #12sprints

Michael Sampson - Currents

Rather, it's because SAP has created a special purpose product (service) with a particular use case in mind. People also have general purpose collaborative working tools available.

Our letterboxes aren’t fit for purpose: so involve neighbours

Neighbourhoods

Our letterboxes aren’t fit for purpose. Royal Mail today announced that it will be rolling out its ‘Delivery to Neighbour’ initiative which I’ve mentioned a few times. With Ofcom’s approval, they’re pre-empting the consultation , for which the deadline is a week today. I’ve just been talking to Nikki Bedi on Radio London about some of the neighbourliness issues.

Organising Knowledge » Taxonomies Without Commensurate Knowledge = Mistakes

Green Chameleon

www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Taxonomies Without Commensurate Knowledge = Mistakes Here’s a story from Annalee Newitz of the problems that can arise when a taxonomy created for one purpose and one knowledge community, is used by others for new purposes.

Peter Drucker said “The purpose of a business is to create a customer.”

Ant's Eyeview Blog

I thought, how would I change that today if I could and this is what came to mind: “The purpose of a business is to create customer’s who create customers!”. It might be tempting to say “the purpose of marketing is to create customer’s who create customers.” I was catching up on a number of blogs today and someone included this Peter Drucker quote in a comment that I hadn’t seen in a long time.

Peter Drucker said “The purpose of a business is to create a customer.”

Ant's Eyeview Blog

I thought, how would change that today if I could and this is what came to mind: “The purpose of a business is to create customer’s who create customers!”. It might be tempting to say “the purpose of marketing is to create customer’s who create customers.” I was catching up on a number of blogs today and someone included this Peter Drucker quote in a comment that I hadn’t seen in a long time.

How to Write a Social Media Strategy in 9 Steps

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Which Covers: Purpose vs Values, Tribes & Customer Avatar (Targeted Comms),Spaces and Platforms, Roles and Personal Brand Gamification, Engagement Life Cycles & Call To Actions, Key Influencers, Voice & Etiquette, Campaign & Activities, Rituals & Conversation Diary.

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Snippets — If cooperation is how humans get things done, then a sense of community is the fuel to optimise our purpose

John Tropea - Delicious Community

If cooperation is how humans get things done, then a sense of community is the fuel to optimise our purpose. One well-known example of this is Pixar, where the building was designed so that everyone who works for the company – whether they are computer animators or accountants – would have to meet in a common space to eat or have meetings so as to encourage cross-pollination of ideas and insights, if not also to help remind one another of how they share a common goal or purpose.

Purpose of collaboration: collaboration « Bas Reus' quest on self-organization and online collaborative spaces

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Skip to content Skip to search - Accesskey = s Bas Reus' quest on self-organization and online collaborative spaces Purpose of collaboration: collaboration Posted in online collaborative spaces , self-organization by Bas Reus on September 7, 2009 Why do people collaborate? That makes collaboration an important purpose of collaboration. That said, there must be an initial purpose to start the collaborative process in the first place.

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Dispatch from the 2017 Association of Change Management Professionals Conference

Partnering Resources

What’s Deep: Connecting to Our Greater Purpose. Lisa McLeod , in her keynote talk on Leading with Noble Purpose, reminded us of the importance of having a clear and compelling purpose. For a practical example of how powerful purpose can be, stop asking people what they do.

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Green Chameleon » Knoco on KM Metrics

Green Chameleon

www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Knoco on KM Metrics The latest issue of Knoco’s newsletter has a very good, practical feature on the different kinds and purposes of KM Metrics.

Stephen Billing's Blog " A Baker's Dozen of Facilitation Practices that Defeat Their Purpose

John Tropea - Delicious Faciliatation

Tags: Facilitation — Posted in: Facilitation , Uncategorized 2 Comments » Hi Stephen, I agree with your view that the facilitator’s primary purpose should be to encourage, assist and enable healthy, free-flowing conversation around real business issues.

KM4Dev and Bev and Etienne Wenger-Trayner – April 6-7 2017

Full Circle Associates

As practitioners, we will share stories and cases on day 1 to extract patterns and insights with a particular focus on the purpose of a CoP in a particular context, its fitness for purpose and practices that support success. Care about communities of practice?

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Use and Adoption of IBM Connections – A Survey

Michael Sampson - Currents

The purpose of this survey is to assess current use of IBM Connections in organizations, and understand current and future plans around the use of IBM Connections. I am running a research survey on how organizations are using IBM Connections. The survey has 17 questions, spread across four pages: – Demographics and Current State of Connections. – Current and Forecasted Use of IBM Connections. – Upgrading to Connections 5.0. – Satisfaction, Value, and Next Steps.

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Green Chameleon » Prudence and Courage

Green Chameleon

Everywhere you see people – mostly men – either sitting and staring vacantly, or marching rapidly in different directions with an intense air of purpose. www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Prudence and Courage Last week was one of great, irresolvable contrasts. I spent the week in Dhaka, Bangladesh, working with a client on how to use their knowledge about their customers to improve their customers’ journeys.

The Essence of Connected Learning

Elsua

One of my other passions, that, coincidentally, don’t get to talk much about on this blog, but perhaps I should, is that fascinating topic of Learning.

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The Crisis of Meaning in the Knowledge Workforce

Elsua

But what happens when each and everyone of those work styles don’t have a meaning, nor a purpose, for what they usually do?

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Poster: The New Political Map

How to Save the World

This is not to say that these people exemplify these worldviews; nor are they the authors of the ‘taglines’ I show in the poster for purposes of defining and differentiating the worldviews. Full-sized downloadable PDF version with hyperlinks here.

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