Enabling Early Adopters to Lead Your Change Initiatives

Luis Suarez

You are now ready then to execute on enabling your early adopters to help you transform your business…. Knowledge Management Learning Open Business Open Leadership

theTeam – Knowledge Management Done Right

Luis Suarez

Have you seen “ Using Knowledge Management “? and Social Business are pretty close to some of the basic key principles behind traditional Knowledge Management, drafted back in the day, like I have blogged about, just recently, under the heading “ KM, Enterprise 2.0

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Social Connections VI – From Adoption to Adaptation, from Enablement into Engagement, while #WOLWeek Kicks Off

Luis Suarez

Not every day do you get to work in multiple dream jobs at the same firm, while living in paradise island , with your HR manager physically located in another continent different than yours and with your project manager working in one other (different) continent altogether. What if instead of “driving” adoption within your organisation, you could inspire and facilitate adaptation instead? Knowledge Management Learning Open Business Personal KM Travelling

Becoming a Successful Socially Integrated Enterprise – The Long Journey

Luis Suarez

Enabling early adopters to lead your change initiatives. From there onwards, we get to define, jointly with the knowledge (Web) workers themselves, what are the potential constraints, guidelines, policies, etc.

Never Underestimate the Power of Education and Enablement

Luis Suarez

Finally, a quick short tip in terms of helping you potentially identify how many ways, and methods of delivery, you would want to make available to knowledge (Web) workers for whenever they may ask you what kinds of enablement materials are out there.

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

Luis Suarez

Indeed, instead of focusing on the whole world, which may have been a bit too ambitious and perhaps over demanding on everyone as in too large to cover, I am switching gears and instead adopt a new mantra towards it: Life Without eMail. .

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IBM’s Trip to Become A Socially Integrated Enterprise

Luis Suarez

The amount of knowledge, expertise, know-how, skills, experiences, project / team / community related work that has come out as a result of using these social tools can be quite overwhelming, given the sheer numbers.

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Social Business in 2013 – An Opportunity (Open Business)

Luis Suarez

Knowledge workers ultimately adopt and embrace as well a much more open, public, trustworthy and transparent manner of collaborating and sharing their knowledge. Ever heard of Talent Management or Talent Wars?

2013 – The Year of Social HR

Luis Suarez

You can’t engage knowledge workers by treating them like kids playing silly games of gaining points here and there, competing with one another in an unhealthy manner, showing with pride their badges. Knowledge Management Open Business

I'm sorry, you're just not incompetent enough to get it

Martijn Linssen

They do so, because they lack knowledge of prior events, and because they are afraid to let go of their mental models unless forced to do so. adopt knowledge management marketing maturity social media trustOlivier Blanchard made me do it.

The Soft Skills of Collaboration and The Social Enterprise

Luis Suarez

She eventually comes to talk about the stuff that most folks haven’t considered just yet in any open and transparent collaborative and knowledge sharing environment. Sharing your knowledge will relinquish your power, don’t you think?).

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Google Plus – One Social Networking Tool to Rule Them All

Luis Suarez

Like I have mentioned yesterday, it’s been a few days already since I jumped the shark and joined the bunch of early adopters who have been hammering down, and taking for a spin, the latest iteration of Google to get social with Google Plus , right after Google Wave and Google Buzz.

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Reflections from 2011 – A World Without Email – The Documentary

Luis Suarez

Like I have been saying in a good number of occasions, there are a couple of incredibly good use cases for corporate email to still survive nice and dandy: 1) Managing Calendaring & Scheduling events and 2) Hosting 1:1 confidential, or rather sensitive, conversations in a private manner.

The Fallacy of Social Networking

Luis Suarez

That is, their end-user base making the most of the social technologies, whether developers or early adopters or mainstream end-users to get the job done? IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Enterprise

Twitter Is Where Conversations Go To Die

Luis Suarez

When was the last time you were trying to catch up on a conversation from those wonderful people you decided to start following, because you felt they would manage to rock your world, if you would give them a chance (And, yes!,

Don’t Underestimate the Power of (Social) Collaboration. It Is Not a Given

Luis Suarez

Indeed, I am referring to good old Knowledge Management and Collaboration, once again, just to detail a bit more the parallel roads both fields have been running all along. And it’s interesting to notice how when I used to work within the European Knowledge Management deployment team inside IBM, about 11 years ago, we faced the very same upsetting reality: KM (And Collaboration, for that matter), wasn’t the business top priority at the time.

The Future of Work by 2020

Luis Suarez

Long gone are the times where knowledge workers were aiming at fitting in within a working environment for which they were perhaps not ready for it, while carrying on their work, with very little motivation, waiting for the payslip at the end of the month.

Google Plus – One50, Two50 and TheRest

Luis Suarez

David Armano has put together an excellent blog post that describes, pretty nicely, the kind of impact that Circles will have with how we manage and participate further within our social networks.

Snap Bird – Experimenting with Curation of Live Tweeting at Conference Events

Luis Suarez

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Welcome to the Era of Radical Openness

Luis Suarez

You would remember how at the beginning of the year I decided, for myself, to start making the move away from Social Business into Open Business , and how, just recently, I also decided to move further along from driving adoption of Social Business into facilitating the adaptation to Open Business.

What’s Needed First? Culture Change or Enterprise 2.0 Adoption

Dan Pontefract

adoption? Steve Dale also wrote that storytelling is invaluable when it comes to knowledge sharing. To me, knowledge sharing is as “Enterprise 2.0” Maybe we need to publicly state that, for once and for all, knowledge is going to be shared across the organization.

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. Yet, in a business environment, knowledge workers typically keep hoarding and protecting their own knowledge as an opportunity to not relinquish their own power (i.e.,

The Trials and Tribulations of a Mobile Knowledge Worker in a Social Business World

Luis Suarez

And, finally, make my way to Barcelona, where I took a couple of days off to unwind and recharge my batteries to finish off the business trip with conducting an IBM workshop for managers on Why Social Business, Why Now and How to get started. .

The Collaboration Cycle

Dan Pontefract

In a previous instalment entitled “ The Collaboration Curve ”, I discussed the basic premise that over a period of time and as the use of collaboration methods increase, a user’s knowledge, engagement, network and ultimately their performance would increase.

Social Business Forum 2011 – Communities or Organisations – The New Collaboration Ecology

Luis Suarez

Well, a couple of weeks ago my good friends from Open Knowledge announced that the video recordings from the different keynote and breakout sessions are now available for public viewing over at the Social Business Forum Agenda Web site.

IBM’s Lotusphere 2011 Highlights – People-Centric vs. Content-Centric by Louis Richardson

Luis Suarez

So, eventually, Louis picked up some of the biggest pain points that every single knowledge worker faces at the moment and for each of them he provides a potential solution from the Enterprise 2.0

From Adaptation into Engagement by Luis Suarez

Luis Suarez

or “ adoption ” or the combination of both: driving the adoption (of Social Business). Regardless of the organisation or the management layer. So, instead of driving the adoption of middle managers from the European Commission, we talked about business purposes and how social technologies could act as a rather valuable and unprecedented enabler towards achieving a certain number of goals. Language matters.

Community Management Fundamentals – Where Do I Start?

Luis Suarez

Knowledge Management, Collaboration, Learning, Social Computing within the Enterprise, Productivity, Work Life Integration, etc. Well, how about some Community Management Fundamentals ? Community managers anyone? Community Management Fundamentals.

Social Business in 2013 – A Challenge

Luis Suarez

Why Do I Share My Knowledge? Whether businesses are still blocking the use of social networks behind the firewall empowering inadvertently their knowledge workers to make that assumption (and rightly so!) IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Open Business

Making Business Sense of Social Media and Social Networking – Twitter For Business

Luis Suarez

I think we have got a unique opportunity that we didn’t have last time around, which is basically spend enough time to educate our knowledge workers into how to make effective use of these emerging collaborative and knowledge sharing tools within the social computing realm.

Social Business Begins by Unleashing Your Business Talent

Luis Suarez

In “ Experimenting on Themselves &# Erica comes to describe one of my all time favourite programs inside IBM, which, in my opinion, has been much responsible for IBM’s breath-taking adoption of social software, technology and rampant innovation, over the course of the last 15 years!

Open Business and The Power of Habit

Luis Suarez

So when thinking about that Social / Open Business Transformation I just couldn’t help thinking whether we have got it figured out how we can inspire those new habits in terms of how people connect, collaborate and share their knowledge across. Remember Knowledge Management?

Enterprise 2.0 – A Joyful Definition

Luis Suarez

Summit Fabian presented about Dundu , a collaborative research project that aims at helping teams become more effective around open knowledge sharing and collaboration. Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Social Enterprise

Social Task Management – When Social Business Got Down to Work – #e2conf Highlights

Luis Suarez

There will be other entries that I will be putting together over the course of the next few days sharing along what else I learned throughout the event, but for now, let’s get things started with this one: Social Task Management – When Social Business Got Down to Work.

Peer to peer knowledge flow

Dave Snowden

I promised yesterday to talk about peer-to-peer knowledge flow. Removing mediating layers of interpretation reduced the dangers of misunderstanding; the same applies to knowledge flow. he then takes that highly visual and pragmatic material to his own parents and they adapt and adopt.

Social Business Forum Highlights – Social Business on the Shoulders of Giants

Luis Suarez

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Social Business Forum and a Touch with Reality

Luis Suarez

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Shell All of That Knowledge, Please!

Luis Suarez

Can video make a difference in Knowledge Transfer? Nick actually shares along a few reasons as to why it may well be a rather effective method for transferring knowledge across. Specially, with senior knowledge workers.

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The Future of High-Performance Work Systems – Towards Meaningful Work

Luis Suarez

Even more, from a Social Enterprise perspective, it’s perhaps the final frontier for all of us, knowledge (networked) workers, out there to claim that our work is now done! IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Enterprise

Social Business Accelerates Work as a State of Mind

Luis Suarez

A few days back Scott Edinger put together a very insightful article on the topic of whether remote knowledge workers are more engaged , or not, than people working at the traditional office. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Life Open Business