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Pick of the Month: June 2012 – Informal learning, Yammer, collab platforms, change, and keep learning

Jane Hart

The acquisition of Yammer by Microsoft  was big news last month. The ” 4 - Change. Put on your crap detectors.

Technologies for collaboration and cooperation

Harold Jarche

There is an opportunity for platforms like Yammer & Socialcast or Brainpark to bridge the structured with the informal.

Changing the mechanistic mindset

Harold Jarche

The truly stunning aspect of this idea is that it may in fact be possible to implement on some level without the use of technology. OrgDevTalk

Are You Being Left Behind as Technology Ushers In a Whole New Approach to Philanthropy? #CoFLA

Beth Kanter

Are You Being Left Behind as Technology Ushers In a Whole New Approach to Philanthropy? Leveraging communications as an agent of change.

What’s Your Learning Tool Stack?

Clark Quinn

Here we (should) see organization wide Enterprise Social Networks like Jive and Yammer, etc. meta-learning social technology

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Social Learning, Complexity and the Enterprise

Harold Jarche

Organizations, in order to function, need to encourage social exchanges and social learning due to faster rates of business and technological changes.

What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

It takes a dedicated software provider to keep up with evolving user interface conventions and emerging technologies. No one works alone.

‘Social Business’ is Past Retirement Age

Andy McAfee

bring this up to make one point: the idea of a ‘ social business ,’ a hive mind guided by open leadership marshaling people, process, and technology, is not new. Most of us agree, though, that we need to persuade them that something really interesting is going on right now at the intersection of people, process, and technology.

Narrowing Gap between Face-to-Face and Online Presentations

Tony Karrer

Some percentage of that audience was taking notes and chatting on Yammer. The last bullet is probably the biggest change here. eLearning Technology. Are people noticing this? It seems that face-to-face and online presenting are becoming more similar. See Better Conferences. for how great the audience input can be).

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Twitter, Yammer), wikis, blogs, discussion groups, etc. Learning technologies are becoming social, collaborative, and virtual. Rovy F.

Can Leaders Lead From the Side?

Dan Pontefract

McKinsey believes social media technologies are already in fact extending the organization. Employee habits, therefore, are changing.

Finally a great E20 tool - and people play the social card!

Martijn Linssen

technology design principles to enterprise systems. E20 was about technology, but very strict technology : Not examples of Enterprise 2.0

The Business Value of Social Networks

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Overall, the special report concludes: “that social networks are more robust than their critics think, though not every site will prosper, and that social-networking technologies are creating considerable benefits for the businesses that embrace them, whatever their size.” Why are so many companies reluctant to embrace social networking? 

New Book: How To Implement Multichannel Online Campaigns

Beth Kanter

The book offers some recipes for culture change. Sometimes easier said than done!). Hold weekly interdepartmental meetings. Internet Director.

Sideways Leadership of Social Media

Dan Pontefract

McKinsey believes social media technologies are already in fact extending the organization. Employee habits, therefore, are changing.

Working Smarter eFieldbook $12

Jay Cross

The accelerating rate of change in business forces everyone in every organization to make a choice: learn while you work or become obsolete.

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Moron Facebook

Martijn Linssen

In fact, if we structured work to be social and collaborative – more aligned with our natural approach to interactions – then we would suffer a higher threshold of frustration regarding the technology in order to connect and engage. Unless your job is to increase Yammer adoption. Tongue is firmly encheeked. Not really.

Make imperfect copies

Harold Jarche

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Working Smarter, March 2012

Jay Cross

Yammer and why activity streams are a key foundation for integrated applications and organizations -  Ross Dawson , March 26, 2012. Here’s how.

My Twitter Weekly Links Digest for 2011-07-17

Jane Hart

Google Plus Sucks (And Here’s Why) ~ LockerGnome Social Media & Technology [link] <I’m tending to agree with this #. Running a Successful Yammer Event [link] via @ Yammer #. I’ve now updated my Leading Learning Forward article with Pt 2: Guidelines for moving forwards [link] Still a WIP though #. Tweet.

The Future of Workplace Communications - Live notes from Future Forum webcast

Ross Dawson

We have found a strong correlation between use of Yammer and staff retention. Deloitte Australia is world's largest user of Yammer, with over half of 4,600 employees using it, having sent over 24,000 messages. NICKY : The workplace has not changed, but workers and work have changed. Archived event available soon).

2010 - year in review

Martijn Linssen

syndicated a few at Capgeminis Technology blog (Capping IT Off) , one or two on ZDNet and I now regularly syndicate at CloudAve. Coffin. Klout.

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: Capgemini's comma-splice.

Martijn Linssen

There is a lot of discussion around this ongoing on Yammer, as you probably can guess. People matter, and results count? "People matter.

It’s Culture, Leadership and E2.0 … or fail

Dan Pontefract

technologies. technologies become part of that new philosophy. technologies. Does it flatten the organization? thomas malone

Sideways Leadership of Social Media

Dan Pontefract

McKinsey believes social media technologies are already in fact extending the organization. Employee habits, therefore, are changing.

Models for Learning Questions

Tony Karrer

So, I would agree that new technologies is less the issue. Yammer (internal twittering) is almost impossible to explain to someone who has no experience with any social networking (and probably not with anything more than email lists). My suggestion is that you don't really try to sell Yammer or a Wiki or any other kind of tool.

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: Semantic Web - a tech fix.

Martijn Linssen

The problem with discussions like these is that Semantic Web is not a technology, but rather a vision for the future of the web. Thanks Tim!

The Evolving Social Organization

Harold Jarche

Wirearchy: a dynamic two-flow of power and authority based on knowledge, trust, credibility and a focus on results enabled by people and technology. Here are some key organizational changes during the journey from simplicity to complexity: Simplicity. But I can write five lines on Yammer, which is about all it takes. Complexity.

KMRC Conference Blog: Snowden

Dave Snowden

also made the strong point that we should not be seduced by technology; its a tool and should be treated as such. finished with a phrase I first used over a decade ago: Technology is a tool and like all tools it should fit your hand when you pick it up, you shouldn't have to bio-re-engineer your had to fit the tool.

Social Grid Follow-up

Tony Karrer

tysg assistivetek : @ tonykarrer I rely on Skype and LinkedIn to reach out to others as well as my blog moehlert : @ tonykarrer #tysg Yammer.

The Enterprise 2.0 Recovery Plan

Andy McAfee

This knowledge is widely diffused, constantly changing, and not contained in the mind of any single person (As Friedrich Hayek pointed out many years ago), but it is out there. But technology can be a large part of the cure for what ails them. Will I let my part-time design contractors Yammer away with my finance wizards?

Find 100 things to say

Andy McAfee

think all of us fans of this technology would do well to keep in mind Voltaire’s insight that “The secret of being a bore is to tell everything.&# At work we use Yammer for this exact reason. She’s such a prolific tweeter as @sengseng that I thought there was no way she could give it up, even temporarily. Have fun!

Good Boss, Bad Boss on Five "Best Business Book" Lists for 2010.

Bob Sutton

Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP). Center for Work, Technology and Organization. Howard Gardner: Changing Minds: The Art and Science of Changing Our Own and Other Peoples Minds. Guy Kawasaki: Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions. Leading a Great Enterprise through Dramatic Change.