Luis Suarez

Distributed Work in Exceptional Times

Luis Suarez

We live in truly exceptional times, literally. There is not a single doubt about it. The current COVID-19 pandemic has changed our daily lives for good to the point where we know now we will never be the same again. No matter how much we may try to hide it all in that so-called new-normal.

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Unlearning

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Back on January 20th, I celebrated ( quietly ) my 23rd anniversary in the IT industry. Quite an achievement, indeed, if you would ask me, for someone who graduated as an English teacher back in the day and who didn’t have much of an interest in technology in the first place.

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Impact of Data Analytics in Today’s Digital Workplace

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Over the course of the last few weeks it’s become a bit of a challenge finding the time to focus and write my next blog post over here. Just like that, March is now gone and April is nearly half way through already.

IntraTeam – Mastering the Art of Persuasion through Stories

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It has been a short while since I last had a chance to create a new blog post over here. If I were to summarise what’s been going on throughout the last couple of weeks, I would probably do it with a single sentence: We truly live in extraordinary times.

Hybrid Worlds

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Over the course of the last six years, since I went independent, I have had the opportunity (and still do!) of unlearning a few things in the space of knowledge sharing and collaboration tools.

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Transitions

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If I were to describe with a single word the last three years since I wrote a blog post over here, that word would definitely be Transitions. You know what they say, change is hard; change is a constant, and, therefore, the only thing you can do is delay the inevitable.

Top 10 Tools for Learning 2016

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10th Year Blogiversary – The Unfinished Journey of Blogging and Why It Matters

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Remember the good old days when people were writing about the death of blogging thanks to social media tools ?

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

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Over three years ago I wrote a blog entry over here about Twitter under the provocative heading: ‘ Twitter is where conversations go to die ’. It was a cathartic article I needed to get out of my system in order to re-find my love with that social networking tool.

My Top 5 iOS Apps of the Week – Week #2

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I never thought I would be enjoying this much putting together this series of blog entries around my Top 5 iOS Apps of the Week as I am currently doing at the moment.

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Enterprise 2.0, Where Art Thou?

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While I was putting together yesterday’s blog post I kept thinking about something that’s been on my mind for a while and which I think is also going to help redefine, or reassure, depends on how you look into it, the next stage of my blogging mojo over here.

The Illusion of Control

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. The illusion of control is coming back, and it’s coming back with a vengeance , apparently, according to this article from Henry Mintzberg , who has been noticing, how, lately, most organisations seem to have put more tight-in controls within, and outside, the firewall in order to control what seems to be uncontrollable anymore (if it ever was!),

The Beginning of a New Work Adventure – Joining panagenda!

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. 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.

How Do I Make Sense of Social Networking Tools

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In one of my earlier blog posts from last week, I got asked the following question: “ So, what we all want to know is what have you been doing and what/where can we find you in the future? ”

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What’s Your Purpose?

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Apparently, ‘ two thirds of digital transformation projects fail ’.

Loyalty in Social Networks

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One of the best decisions I ever made upon becoming a freelancer, nearly three years ago, was to consciously spend plenty more time doing tons of additional reading (Whereas in the past I just couldn’t, for whatever the reason), whether it was books, white papers, reports, studies, research, articles, long-form blog posts, etc.

Collaborators, Cooperators and People I Learn From

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My Top 5 iOS Apps of the Week – Week #3

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. Last week I didn’t have much of a chance to put together another blog post from the My Top 5 iOS Apps of the Week series, as I was away on a short holiday break to Barcelona, Spain.

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Becoming a Successful Socially Integrated Enterprise – The Long Journey

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Building a Solid Library of Use Cases

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. You may still remember how a while ago I put together over here a couple of blog posts, where I was talking extensively about the Social Business Adaptation Framework I’m currently using when working with clients in their various different change initiatives as part of their own Social Business journey.

The Untold Costs of Social Networking

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Stop Blaming the Tools when Collaboration Fails

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. 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. Apparently, it is way easier to blame them (or others!),

Never Underestimate Your Innate Ability to Network Through Conversation

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. Summer is over. ‘ Back to work. Back to blogging! Those were the first few words that came to my mind earlier on today, after having returned, over the weekend, from a short holiday break in Barcelona , Spain.

Never Underestimate the Power of Education and Enablement

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The Innovation of Loneliness

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Working Out Loud with Google Plus – Part Deux

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One of the themes around both Social and Open Business I have grown rather fond of over the course of the last 2 to 3 years is that one of Working Out Loud (Other related topics would be as well narrating your work or observable work , a.k.a. owork ).

Resisting Change – Luddites Unite!

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Who would have thought that, after 20 years in the IT industry, I am, essentially, a Luddite. No, not necessarily a technophobe, nor someone who is opposed to industrialisation, automation, computerisation or technology in general. No, not like that! Just what the original Luddites were all about.

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The Trials and Tribulations of Freelance Work

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Ever since I went independent, nearly two years ago , a recurring theme has been coming up in plenty of conversations I have been having, whether offline or online, with a good number of people going from former colleagues, to family members and friends, to several acquaintances.

When Context Transcends Change Management

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What if everything we have been told about Change Management over the course of the last few decades was all just … plain wrong? What if research keeps telling us, over and over again, how ’ most change efforts fail ’ ?

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Teamwork Needs Healthy Friction to Collaborate and Get Work Done More Effectively

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. Who would have thought something so relatively simple and mundane as food would be the glue for your team(s) to work together more effectively?

Happiness at Work Starts with #NoeMail

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After nearly 9 years of actively advocating for #NoeMail I guess I can now say this pretty safely: doing #NoeMail all along (and still going rather strong at it, by the way, in case you are wondering!)

Life Without eMail – 5th Year Progress Report – The Community, The Movement

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Radical Transparency in the Era of Open Business

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In a work context, I have always been fascinated by transparency. And, lately, even more about radical transparency.

My Top 5 iOS Apps of the Week – Week #1

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. It’s been nearly 6 years since the last time I have put together an entry over here in this blog, where I was recommending some of my favourite Productivity & Social Apps for iOS, in order to get work done more effectively, that I keep using on a regular basis, even to today.

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IBM’s Client Experience Jam Is Now History

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You may have noticed how over the course of the last few days, things have been a bit too quiet over here in this blog and for a good reason.

Can IBM Watson Workspace Save Our Productivity?

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Apparently, our productivity as employees has been plummeting since the mid 70s. Yes, indeed, you are reading it right, since the mid 70s ! And yet we seem to be working more hours nowadays than ever before with a rather horrifying effect on us all for that matter.

Open Business – From Adoption into Adaptation

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As I have mentioned in a recent blog post, you would remember how I have now moved into a new job role within IBM, as Lead Social Business Enabler for IBM Connections (both internal and external), where I am much more heavily involved with IBM’s knowledge workers’ own adoption efforts of social business and social technologies.

The Humanity of the Web: Reflections of a Social Computing Evangelist

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A little while ago Courtney Hunt , from the talented Denovati Group , reached out to me through Twitter, and then LinkedIn, to ask me whether I would like to contribute to a book project they are working on to go and celebrate the World Wide Web’s Coming of Age , since this year, 2014, we all, collectively , celebrate its 25th anniversary.

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

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. Once again, it’s that time of the week where we dive into the My Top 5 iOS Apps of the Week series and recommend further along the next round of apps I think would be worth while exploring some more for iOS devices.

My Top 5 iOS Apps of the Week – Week #4

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The Arbejdsglaede of Employee Engagement

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If you have been reading this blog for a little while now, you would probably remember how concepts like Employee Engagement make me cringe a little bit.

The Power of Networks in a Complex (Business) World

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Why Do I Share My Knowledge?

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A couple of days ago, one of my favourite Enterprise 2.0