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Stop Blaming the Tools when Collaboration Fails


. We, human beings, seem to always be very keen on blaming the tools (and technology, in general, for that matter) whenever things just don’t work out all right , specially, in the collaboration space. We will just go ahead and keep blaming the tools.

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Should Companies Block Access to Digital Tools?


are blocking the use of social networking tools for their employees, so that they wouldn’t waste time at work, or goof around unnecessarily. Open Business Personal KM Productivity Tools

2013 81

Google Plus – One Social Networking Tool to Rule Them All


As most of you folks already know, my first exposure to social software was inside IBM, back in 2001, with a Profile Social Aggregator called Fringe ; then I started experimenting with the instant messaging social capabilities of IBM Community Tools (a.k.a.

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How Social Networking Tools Enable Heutagogy in Learning Organisations


Hope you enjoy the presentation, just as much as I did back then, and I still do today, as a self-empowered lifelong learner through applying heutagogy’s principles and making extensive use of social networking tools.

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Changing with technology: the example of collaborating with slack

Joitske Hulsebosch

driven by new technologies. I think it''s a funny example of the influence of technology on our communication and how our habits are sometimes matching older technologies. It is like some of our habits are one step behind the new technology and can not catch up.

2014 61

Maybe Enterprise 2.0 Is About the Technology

Portals and KM

There seems to be a reoccurring theme that “it is not about the technology” (see for example: Ted Sapuntziz’s excellent post, My lesson from Enterprise 2.0: However, I am beginning to think a large part of it is about the technology. I have been reading about the Enterprise 2.0

2011 87

Curating our personal technology configurations

Nancy White

(Crossposted on Technology for Communities and Network Weaving CoP ). What is a Technology Configuration? While many communities used similar tools, the individual variations were fascinating. There is a lot of talk these days of dashboards and tools like Social Base.

Technologies of Cooperation

Jenny Connected

Brand Yourself is a tool which was mentioned. Open source tools e.g. PLOTs – which is a community which develops such tools to apply to environmental exploration and investigation. but that they have been made easier by new technologies.

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Technologies of Cooperation

Jenny Connected

Brand Yourself is a tool which was mentioned. Open source tools e.g. PLOTs – which is a community which develops such tools to apply to environmental exploration and investigation. but that they have been made easier by new technologies.

2013 23

A free Leadership Development Benefits Estimator Tool

The Bumble Bee

Here is a simple Excel-based tool which will get you started and which you can easily enhance if you need more. Once you have completed steps 1-3 in the tool you can then do steps 4-6. " How do you justify investment a specific people development activity (e.g.

2014 42

My Network Curates My Tool Choices

Nancy White

Of course since I can no longer keep up with the rapidly growing and changing constellation of tools (volume and a 53 year old sleep deprived brain) , I turned to my network — this time using Twitter as I find it a fast, effective environment for these quick, specific questions.

It’s Time to Try Social Technologies by Kevin Jones


Even thoughit will redefine the whole strategy of how I make use of social tools out there on the Social Web. Let’s keep plussing and trying out these social technologies!

2011 56

A Webinar on Facilitating with Technology With 36 Co-Presenters

Full Circle Associates

My aspiration is that the technology would feel invisible, or better yet, would be a catalyst for connection. Everyone is interested in technology, but often in very different ways. Some want to know about the latest technologies.

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Technology Review Tackles Collaboration Tools

Michael Sampson - Currents

MIT's Technology Review publication kicked off its new topic for the month: Collaboration Tools. Throughout March we will look at the latest tools for collaboration within and between organizations. We'll analyze why some technology-enabled collaborations work and why others don't. We'll explain why some collaboration tools have failed to prove useful to the employees meant to benefit from them. But the technology to support collaboration is.

Some ideas about a tool for community reflection

Learning Alliances

We experimented with [link] (or “wiki surveys”), a tool for public opinion and consultation, and indeed we got new ideas and some interesting guidance on the most popular and resonant ideas. More about Wiki Surveys as a tool for communities.

2013 21

Responding to Clark Quinn: Technology or preparation? 

Full Circle Associates

And that’s what I started wondering: are we using smart technology to enhance an optimized workforce, or to make up for a lack of adequate preparation? To put it another way, would we get better returns applying what’s known about how we think, work, and learn than bringing in technology?

Communities & Technologies finally meeting Community Informatics

Making CommunitySense

attending the Communities & Technologies Vision workshop. Goal of the workshop is to build more common ground between the two very related fields of Communities & Technologies (C&T) and Community Informatics. I’m currently in Siegen, Germany.

2014 34

Pete Kaminski: Tools as Substrates for Community

Full Circle Associates

” And, “Remember not to fetishize the tools; rather, use them as part of enabling people to work better together.” community Digital Habitats technology stewardship

2015 13

The influence of social media for learning - technology is more than just a means to a goal

Joitske Hulsebosch

I often hear: "technology is just a tool and should be the starting point, let's start with the goal and the technology will follow". In this blog post, I argue that technology is much more than a means. Social technology is a driving force behind social learning.

2015 28

Is Twitter Where Connections Go to Die? – The Unfollowing Experiment – The Follow-Up


It just works, pretty much like some other traditional tools we have been using for decades, like *cough* email *cough*. As an opportunity to use Twitter this way, that is, a learning and networking tool, it’s just brilliant! .

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Blog>> Users Demands for Collaboration Tools

Green Chameleon

We recently asked a number of business users what they require from collaboration tools within the company. The scope reached from communication tools, documents sharing, collaboration in teams, social networking and a personalized portal. half of the people we asked would require at least once per week to have offline access to the provided tools. In my view, it is far more important to give clear guidelines to the users how to use which tools in specific situations.

Blog>> The Technology Question in KM Tools

Green Chameleon

In my work, we focus around 80% of our time on these soft ingredients; but still, 20% of the work is the underlying technology. In order to enable knowledge sharing, we require tools and platforms. One of a repeating topic regarding tools is the choice of technology: which provider has the best tools; on which technology platform shall we build our applications. The user needs to be clear which tool to use for which purpose.

Technology Stewardship: App Integration Testing

Full Circle Associates

I can never fully leave behind my passion for Technology Stewardship that came out of co-writing Digital Habitats. Because while we all get excited looking at a new tool, if it is not in our day to day “line of sight” we will forget about it.

Can Starting with the Technology Be Business Aligned?

Michael Sampson - Currents

In the ideal (or perhaps idealistic) view of the world, the use of new collaboration tools and approaches is solely “driven by the business.” One of the concepts I have been talking about for a while now is starting the collaboration journey with “Really Understand the Technology” (the R in the ROADMAP model I outline in my book Collaboration Roadmap ). What is your approach for linking the capabilities in collaboration tools with business strategy?

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Don’t Start with the Tools: They Are Not Your Final Destination


Don’t start with the tools. It looks like years have gone by and we are still stuck on the very same problem we used to have 10 years ago: tools, tools, tools! Show them the way, and don’t start the conversation with the tools alone. “?

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Useing Semantic Technology and Machine Learning for Consumer Advice; Retrevo

Portals and KM

He has a PhD in Computer Science with a specialization in Machine Learning and Statistical Pattern Recognition, as well as significant experience with business applications of this technology. Aditya said that Watson takes what the e-discovery tools do a step further. However, it can still make errors, just as the e-discovery tools often deal with the probability of being correct. This is a great example of the right place to use machine learning and semantic technology

2011 43

My Top 5 iOS Apps of the Week – Week #13


I have been having tons of great fun with this app over the course of last few weeks as it’s helped me time and time again to make the best picks and editing effects on plenty of the pictures I have shared across in different media tools and I’m quite enjoying the overall outcome.

2016 68

Transforming collaboration with social tools

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Paradoxically, the metadata—the context around the communications which new social technologies are now surfacing—offers the secret to eliminating communications chaos, moving enterprises closer to fully shared knowledge. Whats the appropriate rationale for adopting a new tool in this case?

Free Learning Technologies webinars January – June 2013

e-Moderation Station

At The IATEFL Learning Technologies SIG we are kicking off our 2013 webinars with a debate on interactive whiteboards, or IWBs (see below). We also have a line up of speakers talking about a range of projects using technologies with their English language learners, every month.

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Email vs. Collaboration Tool - "Better Attention, Enhanced Focus, More Tidy"

Michael Sampson - Currents

Ana comments on the difference between using email to collaborate and using an online collaboration tool: " So despite prioritizing messages and labelling them, the fact is that in a tool such as email it is hard to focus (not to mention keeping track of the discussion when you easily mix subjects in different threads). I already saw the advantages of online collaboration tools, but let’s just say that regarding email I had one of those aha moments today! ".

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Enterprise 2.0 Five Years Later: From Tools To Platforms To Ecosystems

Collaborative Thinking

With an initial focus on tools (e.g., Today, the challenges of culture and metrics remain persistent issues for the industry, but there have also been two significant technology-oriented transitions that are worth noting as we look ahead to the upcoming Enterprise 2.0 conference in Boston this June: A shift from tools to platforms. In 2006, Andrew McAfee’s article on Enterprise 2.0,

2011 41

Report On Intranet Analytics – Required Reading for Collaboration Teams and Analytics Vendors

Michael Sampson - Currents

– Dorje and Sam have provided multiple easy-to-scan tables, summaries, and visual dashboards for comparing and contrasting the tools. This is required reading for every product manager of an analytics tool.

2016 70

Work Together: 60+ Collaborative Tools for Groups

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Business Productivity - Maker of collaboration tools including Basecamp Basecamp reviews (others listed below). - A collaborative tool from Intuit, the makers of Quicken. - Collaborative workspace with voice chat and numerous drawing tools. - Email service with collaboration tools. WebBrush - Focuses more on graphical sharing and includes drawing tools. Lots of technology here.

Weaponised Devices

Michael Sampson - Currents

With widespread adoption of such technology, everybody would be carrying weaponised devices that could be activated in the case of theft (the positioned use case), but also run the risk of compromise (time-based malware, GPS-based activation, etc.). Tools & Technologies

2017 42

Green Chameleon » The Technology Question in KM Tools

Green Chameleon blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about The Technology Question in KM Tools In my recent posts I was rather focusing on some soft factors of implementing knowledge related activities, like suggestions for organising your knowledge or on how to promote knowledge management initiatives. In my work, we focus around 80% of our time on these soft ingredients; but still, 20% of the work is the underlying technology.

No Laptop Onboard. Now What?

Michael Sampson - Currents

Tools & Technologies Almost a decade ago I wrote about my mobile office using an iPAQ 212 and foldable Bluetooth keyboard.

2017 42

Thinking About How Real Workers Use New Collaboration Tools – the Ford Approach

Michael Sampson - Currents

Among other changes, he comments on the new approach Ford IT took with helping users understand how to make use of the various tools available to them in their work: Many IT departments have had to cut back on their help desk and user support in recent years and have ended up leaving users to their own devices — figuratively, and even literally in some cases. There are the traditional office productivity tools like instant messaging and email and [Microsoft] Office.

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Solving collaboration issues with technology is a myth

Joitske Hulsebosch

Do you think new technologies make collaboration internationally easier or harder? The new technologies make communication easier and cheaper for sure, you can work with Skype, webinars, email, Yammer, and other tools. This interview is also posted on our Dutch blog Ennuonline.

Google vs. Microsoft on Mobile Productivity Apps (US Data Only)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Tools & TechnologiesGregg recently wrote on ComputerWorld about the comparative monthly active user base for Google’s mobile productivity apps versus the Microsoft offerings.

2016 61

SharePoint: Is It Worth Using as a Collaboration Tool?

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Im already subscribed SharePoint: Is It Worth Using as a Collaboration Tool? Then, we need to look at what kind of collaboration you’re planning on doing, because that’s really what should drive your decision to use a given tool. technology collaboration

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