Chief Learning Officer Job Description: Change Needed

Dan Pontefract

The use of emergent social software platforms as well as formal and informal competence exchange processes, between companies, partners and employees, to improve both productivity and business results. Social Learning. Flat-based culture innovation.

I Know It When I See It

Andy McAfee

Established vendors of collaboration software are modifying their offerings and repositioning them as social software platforms that have all the features and functions necessary to support the new modes of interacting and getting work done. Because of these facts I usually dodge questions about specific vendors and their offerings, and instead answer how I’d look at any particular deployment of collaboration software to see if it met my definition of Enterprise 2.0.

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The Hare, the Tortoise and the Jackass of Social HR

Dan Pontefract

To those social business, collaboration, HR technology and Enterprise 2.0 software vendors — on-premise and/or cloud — that continue to flog features versus behaviour change, your hare-like attitude is becoming annoying if not alarming.

IBM’s Trip to Become A Socially Integrated Enterprise

Luis Suarez

Over the last couple of weeks there have been a number of rather interesting and insightful blog posts that have been covering IBM’s journey to become a social business. That’s an important aspect of the role predictive analytics will play as social analytics evolve&#.

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Putting Enterprise 2.0 into Context

Andy McAfee

Three recent posts have done a great job of showing where we are in the spread of Enterprise 2.0 – the use of emergent social software platforms by companies to get work done. Social Business.&# She makes a brilliant point: Culture will change as a result of the pervasive use of social tools. Lack of cultural change is not social business’s biggest failure. Chatter will turn these into social objects to foster collaboration.

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

Luis Suarez

Setting up the stage, explaining where we are coming from, how we have always been reluctant to change (Even in the 15th century!), People-Centric vs. Content-Centric: A Copernican revolution needed to become a social business from louis richardson on Vimeo. . .

My top 10 favourite resources from February

Jane Hart

” 2 – Future hipsters - this video started off Social Media Week, 7 February 2012. “A workplace that encourages social learning can more easily become a social business. Social business emerges from social learning that itself emerges from collaborative work.

Diversity, complexity, chaos and working smarter

Harold Jarche

question “How do we get adoption for social software?” It is accepted that rapid change and the complexity of overlapping issues is the norm. Organizations are positioned more on the outer boundaries where change is happening.

Social Networking and Going Back to Basics

Luis Suarez

In “ Is Social Media Becoming a Vast Wasteland? Yet, very little seems to be happening in order to prevent the Social Web to become the new vast wasteland. It’s up to us to make it change. The core aspect of social networking and the good old Web 2.0

Network walking

Harold Jarche

There is an existing managerial culture that says we need to measure things in order to control them. But with enterprise social software, everything is different [Tom Kelly CEO of Moxie Software].

The Social C-Suite

Dan Pontefract

The Social C-Suite. Is the use of internal social media and social learning helping to drive up employee engagement? Should the C-Suite become more involved in social? How does the use of social by the C-Suite affect adoption of social learning in the organization?

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

Luis Suarez

Another week on the road has just gone by without me hardly ever noticing it, as I was doing some more business travelling to both Madrid and Barcelona, meeting up with customers to talk further on around the subject of Social Computing and Social Software Adoption.

100 eLearning Articles and White Papers

Tony Karrer

Keeping Up with the Pace of Change Informal learning will help employees survive in the future workplace 3. There are some very interesting changes going on in the world of e-learning that seem to have crept up on practitioners. re a new brEEd Still new on campus, social software tools can support students and staff beyond the classroom, reaching around the world for learning and communication 17. Knowing Knowledge: Home Knowledge is changing.

‘Social Business’ is Past Retirement Age

Andy McAfee

The single biggest group of books and articles we read, though, had to do with business as a social system. Social Network Theory, particularly Mark Granovetter’s 1973 paper “ The Strength of Weak Ties “ James MacGregor Burns’s ideas on leadership as collaboration, developed during the 1970s. “Should this movement be called ‘Social Business’ or Enterprise 2.0?’&# Because business is so social, this quantum leap is a big deal.

Why Corporate Training is Broken And How to Fix It

Jay Cross

Collaborative Culture 15. The world around corporate training has changed. What worked twenty years ago doesn’t work well in the social, always-on, networked world of business we now inhabit. The social revolution of the 1960s gave rise to the concept that learning is individual.

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[berkman] Anil Dash on “The Web We Lost”

David Weinberger

In the mid to late 1990s, the social Web arose. ” The idea that there was a culture with shared values has been dismantled. He challenges himself to substantiate this: “We have a lot of software that forbids journalism.” ” All the social networks operate as common carriers — neutral substrates — except when it comes to monetizing. A striking change.” Social technologies follow patterns.

Don’t Underestimate the Value of Your Community Managers

Luis Suarez

Nothing much has changed since the late 90s and beginning of the 2000s. . You would have expected that with the emergence of better community tooling with social networking tools that things would have improved quite a bit and the reality is that they have made things a whole lot better.

2013 – The Year of Social HR

Luis Suarez

Haven’t we learned anything in the last 18 years since we had the first instances of social software tools with blogs and wikis? Shouldn’t we be aiming higher with regards to HR and the impact of Social for that matter? .

Social Business – *The* Ecosystem

Luis Suarez

Well, more than anything else, because it’s probably one of the best, most comprehensive reads you will do to find out where Social Business comes from, where we are nowadays and what lies ahead as our next challenge. I was part of that social transformation.

What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

What Universities Must Learning About Social Networks. Increasingly, businesses are looking to more social approaches to employee learning and development. THE ISSUE IS NOT whether you are going to become a socially networked university but how soon. Networks Social Learning

Social computing in knowledge-intensive workplaces

Harold Jarche

Ross Dawson discusses a Gartner report on social software, looking at some particular forecasts for the next three to five years out: 20% of businesses using social media instead of e-mail by 2014. 20% of businesses will use social network analysis by 2015. 70-95% of IT dominated social media initiatives will fail through to 2012. I’ve highlighted the last point because it’s time to look at social media as a connecting force in the enterprise.

Reflections from 2011 – A World Without Email – The Documentary

Luis Suarez

into an incredibly powerful social messaging and notification system of content that’s stored elsewhere, i.e. social networking, collaborative and knowledge sharing tools eventually. Regardless of the huge, and rather disruptive, impact from corporate social networking.

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. ( Note: You see?

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Business or Pleasure? - why not both: Enterprise 2.0: The Prodigal.

Martijn Linssen

but Social Business In a post of over a year ago , appropriately titled Social Business Design - the beginning or end of E2.0? , is the use of freeform social software within companies Needless to say, that definition is hugely tool-focused, as is the entire post.

Simultaneity and Openness

Harold Jarche

One of the key lessons was that it was critical to have built their social media presence before it was needed. It will also change the nature of many jobs–the skills and knowledge, the processes, etc–in ways we can only imagine. It can show us how our current jobs may change and what we need to do to take advantage of change, rather than letting it happen to us. social media efforts know of open work - by @dhinchcliffe.

2013 – The Year of Social HR

Luis Suarez

Haven’t we learned anything in the last 18 years since we had the first instances of social software tools with blogs and wikis? At least, judging from that article Jeanne Meister published earlier on under the heading “ 2013 – The Year of Social HR ” and where she gets to develop further on a good number of different social media trends that will be affecting HR over the course of the next year.

The Future of Open Business At Stake

Luis Suarez

and Social Business, the social evangelists, were starting to become rather scarce and very rare to be seen out there on the Social Web. The organizational culture must change!”, “The technologies must be put into place!”, “The hierarchy and silos must fall!”.

Building a Solid Library of Use Cases

Luis Suarez

and Social Computing Guidelines and why you would still need them ) I guess it’s now a good time to talk further along about the next pillar in the framework: Building a Solid Library of Use Cases. . It’s a cultural one.

How I use social media

Nancy White

This afternoon I’m spending a half hour on a Skype video conversation to share a bit of how I use social media. I figured it would be good to exercise my memory a bit and unearth some of the key stories that led me to to my social media use today, and perhaps surface some of my patterns.

The key to understanding what’s going on

Jay Cross

The 50,000 foot view of what’s going on in social networks and informal learning has changed very little In the last five years. The focus of our culture seems to swing from technology to people and back. Social Software: Get Affiliated. mechanical | social.

Conversations about learning in organizations

Harold Jarche

He’s discussing all the details of bringing social software into a large multinational organization covering the social, data and technology dimensions. We’re nine hours into our global (free) 24-hour online conversation about learning in the workplace.

The OER Debate, In Full

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The first open source-style license for educational materials and other non-software content was the Open Content License, released July 14, 1998. The OCL removed software-specific terminology from the GPL and tried to make the license apply to a broader range of creative works. As Richard Tew (Donky) writes, “That's the thing with releasing mudlibs, people make a few trivial changes and then decide that it has changed so much that it is effectively something completely new.”(Tew,

“Ficciones y Aflicciones” By Ernesto Uria

Luis Suarez

And, indeed, I just did that, as I came back yesterday from my first one of those, this time around to Brussels , Belgium , where I had a wonderful time participating in a customer workshop talking about The Social Enterprise and its own wider adoption of social software.

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Learning and KM: Separated at birth?

Jay Cross

The mid-1990s saw a knowledge-sharing culture at E&Y that guided behaviors, activities, and goals and was viewed as a competitive advantage. What might a PKM program in your organization look like, and how can it leverage social networking tools?

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2.0 and Interesting Times

Tony Karrer

Definition (via Andrew McAfee ): the use of emergent social software platforms within companies, or between companies and their partners or customers HR & Org Implication: Enterprise 2.0 The nature and value of content production is changing. Interesting post by Dan Pontefract where he provides definitions of some different "2.0" definitions and the HR & Organizational impacts. It's worth taking a look at some of these: Enterprise 2.0

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Ready for Web 3.0?

John Hagel

I have enormous respect for Phil, one of the most insightful analysts regarding software trends. I am a loyal reader of both his Loosely Coupled and Software as Services blog. Phil is focusing on two related changes. and social software.

How I use social media | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I figured it would be good to exercise my memory a bit and unearth some of the key stories that led me to to my social media use today, and perhaps surface some of my patterns. It was life changing. Social media is a great place to fail. An interesting change.

[berkman] Beth Kolko: Form, Function and Fiction

David Weinberger

When we name a technology, she says, we assume technologies have consistent meanings across cultural contexts. How do you have a conversation that brings in the hardware and software folks, and the social science folks? ICTs as strengthener of social neworks. With demographics taken off the table, people who use conventional social networks are more likely to use technology. MoSoSo allows recommendations filtered through one’s social network.

Communities and Networks Connection Hotlists

Nancy White

The following are the top posts in March from featured sources based on social signals, with a few annotations from posts that I found useful. Social Media ROI: Measuring the unmeasurable? Future of Social Networks by Charlene Li - Elsua , March 20, 2009.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Social networks and Organizational Governance

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects. During one of the meetings, we had a fascinating discussion on why it is so difficult to make changes in the UK health system. There is no one to carry out the strategy and oversee the needed changes. These collaborative, social networks nicely complement the strengths and weaknesses of a companys classic hierarchy.