2017

PhD by Publication

Jenny Connected

Today I can christen this mug which was sent to me by my friend and collaborator, Mariana Funes (herself a Dr of long-standing) at the end of March, when I was told by my examiners that I had been awarded a PhD subject to three minor revisions.

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The Beginning of a New Work Adventure – Joining panagenda!

Elsua

. On January 20th, it will mark the 20th year anniversary since I started working in the IT industry. A lot has happened over the course of the last two decades both on a personal and work levels, as you can imagine, and, yet, it feels as if it was just yesterday.

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Sydney, Australia – Facebook Course June 2017

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Dear Students, my next Facebook course is on June 21st & June 22nd (two day course) so please bring your laptop and charger on both days. Lunch and teas and online courses/workbooks are included with the course being run in Sydney CBD in a training room.

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The Superintelligent Organization: create total competitive advantage?

The Bumble Bee

I have been studying one of the most highly regarded books on the future of AI (Artificial Intelligence), "Superintelligence - paths, dangers, strategies" by Nick Bostrom.

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There’s training, and then there’s Creative Facilitation training!

Viv Mcwaters

There’s lots of things I can’t do well – way too many to list here – but I can cook a pretty good risotto and I can host facilitation training that’s memorable. I know this to be true because I love designing and delivering training that rocks.

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Dispatch from the 2017 Association of Change Management Professionals Conference

Partnering Resources

My first time in New Orleans didn’t disappoint! The annual conference of the Association of Change Management Professionals was lively, friendly, and fun. Didn’t attend? Scroll down for my take on what was new and hot at the 2017 conference. Prefer visuals to text?

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Microsoft’s Intelligent Communications Strategy

Michael Sampson - Currents

One of the more challenging aspects for organisation’s embracing Office 365 is the overlapping functionality between different tools, leading to “analysis paralysis” (to use Mary Jo Foley’s term).

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Systems Change Funding

Networking Action

Wondering how grantmaking can be more systemic and transformative? A great Systems Grantmaking Resource Guide helps answer that question. Although aimed for grantmakers, it’s also valuable for donor agencies and those applying for funding. The guide is the product of … Net Dev

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PhD by Publication – Selection of Papers

Jenny Connected

In her book, PhD by Published Work , Susan Smith writes that one of the disadvantages of this route to a PHD is that ‘ it is tricky to retrospectively shoe-horn diverse papers into a post hoc theme’ (p.34).

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Teaching English with Technology – does it work? Part 1

e-Moderation Station

Photo by Nico Cavallotto. Creative Commons license CC BY-NC-ND 2.0. If you’ve had any contact with youngsters over the last few years, you’ll have noticed that they seem to spend a significant amount of their time glued to a range of digital devices.

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Does Social Media Activism work? Social Media for Awareness Raising #metoo

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Will the Harvey Weinstein issue raise awareness or bury us in memes? Social media and in particular Facebook & Twitter raising awareness of issues that womens’ nonprofits have being trying to direct attention to FOREVER.

2017 54

The Prisoners Dilemma, Trust, Cooperation and Effective Teams

The Bumble Bee

Image Source: Chalkdust Magazine. I have been reading Lord Sacks daily thoughts "Celebrating Life" and was impressed by his piece on "The Prisoners Dilemma" which I have written about previously and in my new book.

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Mapping complexity theory

Chris Corrigan

If you are as much as a complexity theory geek as I am becoming, you might appreciate this map by Brian Castellani that links to the founders of the various branches of complexity science.

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Blog>> Practitioner Guidelines for Knowledge Audits

Green Chameleon

These guidelines were compiled by the participants in the Kuala Lumpur Knowledge Management Roundtable, May 3 2017, hosted by Securities Commission Malaysia. BEFORE THE KNOWLEDGE AUDIT. a)Framing: Examine the organisation’s structure, and the distinct functions of each department. Get hold of the department business process workflows.

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Mapping the community networks of Centres of Expertise: the “Rotterdam Connections”

Making CommunitySense

My community mapping work is taking off. I have been very busy with it, and have had little time to share the stories recently. Upcoming a series of blog posts introducing some of the very interesting mapping projects I have been doing since last year.

2017 65

Painting of a Trio of Poblano Peppers

Portals and KM

Here is a 16' x 20" acrylic painting of three poblano pepper. I  I completed it as another demonstration at the painting class I am teaching at the Community Commitment Education Center (Leonidas and Spruce) in New Orleans.

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The Inside Scoop on the International Association of Business Communicators Conference

Partnering Resources

In June, I traveled to Washington, DC for my first International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) conference. I discovered the organization several years ago when they invited me to write an article for their flagship e-magazine, Communication World.

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The New IT Department

Michael Sampson - Currents

The experience of Hollands Kroon, on reimagining what it means to work in a municipal government, and the impact on the IT department: One of the key decisions that Hollands Kroon administrators made as part of the workplace transformation was to empower employees by eliminating standard job hierarchies and reporting structures, freeing up more of the workers’ time and energy to help them better serve citizens.

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Conferences for ENGAGEMENT…rather than display

Networking Action

“Conferences can lead to both knowledge exchange and impact – we just have to do them differently,” writes Mark Reed. Amen to that. I, too, don’t want to go to conferences designed around cutting off the top of heads and … Net Dev

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The power of silent learners

Jenny Connected

This week I attended a webinar which focussed on silent learners. Thank you to Martina Emke for drawing this webinar to my attention. The title immediately resonated as recently I have found myself increasingly troubled by the constant noise of the online environment.

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Teaching English with Technology – does it work? Part 2

e-Moderation Station

This post continues to address the question posed in Part 1 : Do digital technologies actually help students learn English? I pose two more statements and consider some related research for each.

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Facebook Course – Sydney Intensive September 2017 – Australia

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

The 2 Day Facebook Course (Intermediate) is here again! With me! Curriculum of the Facebook course (Sydney, Australia September 2017): Are you interested in: Facebook Content Creation, posting, creating, images, videos, livestream, when to post?

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Instant Team: Game-Based Learning for Accelerated Team Development

The Bumble Bee

Sadly, you cannot create a High-Performing Team in a day or afternoon or even over lunch.

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Principles for living reconciliation meaningfully

Chris Corrigan

Wednesday is National Aboriginal Day and ten days later, Canada commemerates its 150th birthday.

2017 28

Blog>> Developing a KM Maturity Assessment that Supports Action Planning

Green Chameleon

I have always been very cautious about KM Maturity Assessments. They carry a lot of assumptions about how KM should be implemented, that may not always be true for everybody. They often have features that get in the way of action planning that really matches the need of the organisation concerned. They can just be paper exercises to support a check-box mentality rather than supporting a real capability development.

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Tribute to Michael Gurstein – founding father of the Community Informatics Field

Making CommunitySense

On October 8th, Michael Gurstein – founding father of the field of Community Informatics – sadly passed away. I first met Mike when I stumbled into the wrong” workshop room at the first Communities and Technologies conference in Amsterdam in 2003, chaired by Mike.

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Painting of Coffee at a Parisian Cafe.

Portals and KM

Here is a 24" x 30" acrylic painting of coffee at a Parisian cafe. It is painted from a photo I took in Paris in 2008. I have done works from this photo six times now and always enjoy doing another version. This one was done for a friend by request. 

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The Paradox of Self-Management

How to Save the World

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The Power of Outsiders

Michael Sampson - Currents

A recent Art of Manliness podcast Doing More With Less , with guest Scott Sonenshein, talked about the difference between chasing and stretching. It’s a good discussion, with some great ideas throughout the 43 minutes. I’ve listened to it three times.

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Webinar – What is “Transformation” and why is understanding its qualities important?

Networking Action

Date: Thursday, May 18. Time: 10 am US Eastern Time; 16.00 This Webinar is Hosted by Future Earth, and supported by the SDG Transformation Forum, the Future Earth Transformation Knowledge Action Network, Transformations2017 , and Geneva2030. Topic: What … Net Dev

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Why do a PhD by Publication?

Jenny Connected

Why do a PhD at all? I have considered this question many times since I completed my MA in 1997 when I was asked by the awarding University department to continue to do a PhD. I declined.

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New Leadership Tools: Finding Direction through Network Maps: Mini Case #1

Partnering Resources

Companies create organization charts that show hierarchies and reporting relationships. But work rarely gets done as it appears on an org chart. Instead, people operate through networks: informal webs of relationships that people instinctively form in the workplace.

2017 37

More than Rumours: Facebook Changes #Australia

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

For my students: So Facebook has around 1,000 to 1,500 versions running at anyone time (split A/B testing of interface, algorithms etc). Some of the interface changes I am seeing or have seen: . ENGAGEMENT swapped out for Likes in the public facing ‘numbers’ area of a Page.

2017 46

Group Process Design Principles in Times of Turbulance

Full Circle Associates

Ready for a thinking ramble? Payoff isn’t until the end. Fair warning! I have found myself pointing to Donella Meadows’ “ Leverage Places: Where to Intervene in a System ” more and more these days.

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