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How Playing Games at Work Can Help Boost Your Productivity

Luis Suarez

I am not sure whether folks may have noticed it, or not, but it surely looks like every couple of years, or so, we keep having an influx of articles , blog posts , mainstream media items , etc. But what happens *if* playing games actually makes you *more* productive?

Why Blogging Still Matters

Luis Suarez

It’s been a little while since the last time that I had a chance to write another post over here in this blog, so I guess it’s now time for another experiment then. No, I know what you may be thinking, but I am not going to stop blogging nor give up on writing for that matter.

Collaborators, Cooperators and People I Learn From

Luis Suarez

Well, initially, there is the reason of proximity , just like when I blogged back in the day how I work through Google Plus’ Circles with One50, Two50 and TheRest. The company firewall and bureaucratic business practices?

The Soft Skills of Collaboration and The Social Enterprise

Luis Suarez

Over at the BrainYard , my good friend, Rachel Happe , put together, just recently, a rather interesting and insightful blog post under the heading “ Got Culture? IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Enterprise

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Social Media at Work

Luis Suarez

Last week, upon my return from my last business trip, I was hoping to be able to resume my regular blogging activities and share with you folks some of the interesting conversations I have been engaging with and other interesting resources worth while sharing across.

Reflections from 2011 – A World Without Email – The Documentary

Luis Suarez

To get us started I thought it would be a good entry point to refer folks to the last article I published on this topic over here in this blog, where I covered the latest progress report up to Year 3, Week #51. We are now approaching the end of this rather long blog entry.

Narrate Your Work, Working Out Loud, with Google Plus

Luis Suarez

I have blogged about them in the past already a few times and it never ceases to amaze me the huge impact each and everyone of them have been having in helping transform the corporate world as we know it, within the larger context of Social Business.

Google Plus – One50, Two50 and TheRest

Luis Suarez

The truth is that I am ready to make plenty of blunt moves on redefining my social networking presence out there on the Social Web, and I will be sharing some further insights on that regard very soon, but one thing for sure is that at this point in time my blog will remain where it is.

Dare to Disagree through Critical Thinking

Luis Suarez

In a rather insightful blog post (“ Fear of Freedom “) my good friend Euan Semple quotes: “ Our old worlds of corporate stability are crumbling – the job for life, status and authority from a fixed place in the hierarchy, individual certainty at the price of loss of soul.

Reflections from 2011 – Focused and Purposeful Social Networking

Luis Suarez

Effectiveness , that’s all the rage coming along for 2012, and beyond, with regards to our overall user experience with social networking tools, whether inside, or outside of the firewall.

Living “A World Without Email” … in Google Plus

Luis Suarez

Perhaps we have seen far too many articles and blog posts on the topic and while I do think it’s just a bit too early to make such kind of statements, even if Google Plus has just reached over 25 million users already. Remember blogging back in the day? .

Social Business in 2013 – A Commitment

Luis Suarez

More than anything else, because over the course of the last few months, perhaps couple of years, I have seen very little of it, as I have blogged about a couple of times in articles like Why Social Business Keeps Failing to Deliver or Dear Social Business Evangelist, Where Art Thou?

Four Principles for the Open World by Don Tapscott #hippie2.0

Luis Suarez

Thus I thought that to close off this blog post I would focus on quoting those 4 key principles and what I learned about them, as I watched Don go through his presentation. It’s no longer about providing good value and good products, but about having core values.

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

Luis Suarez

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.

IBM’s Lotusphere 2011 Highlights – Get Social, Do Business!

Luis Suarez

Time to resume my usual blogging activities, once more! In previous blog entries I mentioned how this year’s Lotusphere has been *more* social than ever before! Innovation Knowledge Management Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing Travelling

becoming collectively smarter

Harold Jarche

Internal barriers include social media policies, firewalls, inefficient work practices, defining people by their job, and many others, too numerous to name. PKM is not productivity improvement, though that may be an emergent result of the discipline.

Connectivity – The Achilles Heel of Remote Knowledge Web Work

Luis Suarez

Never mind the good amount of conversations I could no longer have in terms of nurturing and continuing to build my personal business relationships, including blogging away over here, which I couldn’t, as some of you have well observed through offline interactions.

BlueIQ at IBM Finally Goes External!

Luis Suarez

So, as I am ramping up the last few hours of my holidays, yesterday afternoon I found out, through my colleagues, that, after a long while, our IBM Social Software Internal Adoption Program is now ready to transcend the firewall and go external. elsua Blog: [link] Google Plus Profile.

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The Hybrid Experiment

Luis Suarez

I guess that one has got to evolve over time in how one makes use of their own blog(s). That’s something that I have been doing myself now for over the 7 years I have been blogging away and it looks like I am about to enter a new phase.

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Social Business in 2013 – A Challenge

Luis Suarez

More than anything else, because in the last three months, while I was mostly away from this blog, I kept bumping into a couple of relatively new challenges that I think are going to present lots of great opportunities for us all in the year ahead in the space of Social Business.

Through the Workscape Looking Glass

Jay Cross

Training a novice may lead to productivity gains in the future. You can see that the product is only as good as the weakest link in the chain. Blogs. Your Workscape is everything in your organization except the training department.

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The Future of Collaboration Lies in Human Resources AND Management’s Hands

Luis Suarez

A few weeks ago I put together the attached article for CMSWire where I tried to reflect on what I feel is the number #1 challenge for today’s corporations in terms of embracing a much more open, transparent, knowledge sharing culture through the emergence of social technologies behind the firewall. And because it’s happening inside the firewall, the vast majority of knowledge workers don’t notice.

The State of Social Business – A State of Maturity?

Luis Suarez

My head is still spinning along, but I suppose now that I’m back at home, it’s time to pick things up again and keep up with the blogging mojo. How do we, eventually, become more effective and productive at what we do by working smarter, not necessarily harder? .

You JUST hired this person.do you even know.

Mark Oehlert

Do you know if they have a blog/tumblr? When discussions about blocking networks like Twitter and Facebook at the corporate firewall seemed more common (they seem to have settled down but I could be just not hearing the stories), one example I always used was about ROI.

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There Can Be No Resilience Without Transformation

Luis Suarez

There is just a whole lot more in life than just being an ignored product of the system. And not just externally, but also internally, behind the firewall, with all of those Enterprise Social Networking tools and across the corporate world.

Adaptation: The Key to Become a Socially Integrated Enterprise

Luis Suarez

The Trials and Tribulations of an Independent Freelancer – Your Online Bio Profile and Digital Footprint

Luis Suarez

It’s been a month since I last posted a blog entry over here and I am sure plenty of you folks out there may be wondering what I have been up to and everything, right? And if there is anything that I have learned, and that I had a hunch for from way before about it becoming my new reality over the course of the years, was the fact that, whether you like it or not, you are the product of your networks and your networks are the product of you.

How the Social Enterprise Defines the 21st Century Workplace – Moving To The Edge

Luis Suarez

Why would you want to hire more people when your current workforce has tripled their productivity, as well as their customer satisfaction, by using social software tools, don’t you think?

Community Management Fundamentals – Where Do I Start?

Luis Suarez

If you have been reading this blog for a while now, you would know how there have been a good number of topics I have been covering over the course of the years and still going strong.

Beyond the Course

Nigel Paine

Enterprise software is more complex and expensive but is locked, securely behind a firewall and integrate with other existing products. I was asked to speak at a conference in Edinburgh organised by a smart British e-learning company called Brightwave and jointly run with Sky.

Why Corporate Training is Broken And How to Fix It

Jay Cross

They all offered great products. External blogs and news feeds. Workers are frustrated with corporate training because outside the firewall they have better equipment, enjoy unrestricted access to the riches of the Internet, and find it easier to network with friends and acquaintances.

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Learning With and From Others: Restructuring Budgets for Social Learning

Dan Pontefract

The trend may have started with Facebook and Twitter being used inside company firewalls as a toe in the water, but it quickly shifted to specific social media tools being developed for specific corporate uses. Originally posted to T+D Magazine, January 2011 Edition. Reprinted here with permission. original link here ). Now is the time for learning professionals to embrace social learning as an emerging and engaging way to enhance an organization’s learning strategy. By Dan Pontefract.

Pinterest? Not a fan.but I'm paying attention.the Re-Rise of the Visual

Mark Oehlert

Remember when people thought that stuff like folksonomies and tagging and wikis and blogs and micro-blogging and activity streams and GAMES would NEVER get inside the corporate firewall? I think I have a Pinterest account. I may have pinned something at some time.

Toward a Pattern Language for Enterprise 2.0 : Andrew McAfee’s Blog

Andy McAfee

Andrew McAfee’s Blog The Business Impact of IT Home Home RSS Search Toward a Pattern Language for Enterprise 2.0 a Vendor's QoS and image are the product of longstanding trust and publicity campaigns 2.0 lies in the increases in productivity, innovation and enjoyment it enables. Introducing the pattern examples you say: "[runaway successful products]. In an Apr 9, 2009 blog post ( [link] ) Andrew Gent did a great job responding to the question: ".

Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

So the worker checks Google or SlashDot or other resources on the web to see who’s got books or articles or blogs or case studies on her topic. The hunger for proprietary knowledge does not stop at the firewall. Ability to share information and comments, as with my blog.

Web 2.0 Applications in Learning

Tony Karrer

There were about 7 examples mentioned including Intuit using a Wiki-like system for customers to ask questions/get advice around taxes, using a group blog with students prior to a formal learning event, the US Army's use of collaboration tools to share best practices in Iraq, and several others. Question 1 - What are the most likely ways / places your organization might or does use Blogs, Wikis, Social Bookmarking, Social Networking or Collaboration Tools?

Tool Set 2009

Tony Karrer

The information in this series has been something I've been presenting, writing, blogging about and more recently doing workshops around. Sue's description of a personal learning network is: Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) are all about using web tools such as blogs, wiki, twitter, facebook to create connects with others which extend our learning, increases our reflection while enabling us to learn together as part of a global community.

Disclosures

Tony Karrer

Keeping with the theme of creating posts that really shouldn't be posts, but I need to have an appropriate page in my blog, I thought I should take the opportunity to create a page where I can list any and all disclosures about relationships with vendors, people, companies that may appear in my writing or speaking. That clause says: I have a responsibility to provide unbiased content in my blog, presentations and consulting.

IBM Lotusphere and IBM Connect 2011 – The Agendas #ls12 #ibmconnect

Luis Suarez

You can find a pretty good and comprehensive blog post with the scheduling over at this link , put together by Constance Daglis. You can surely feel the vibe and the excitement building up nicely over the last few hours.

More Discussion on Personal Work Learning Environments

Tony Karrer

There's some great discussion happening around the issues of control and resulting ownership of work product as we create personal work learning environments. if people will adopt these tools and approaches over time, then as a corporation, if you want to be able to keep the content after an employee leaves, especially blog content.