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

Jane Hart

2 – Yammer and social collaboration platforms. The acquisition of Yammer by Microsoft was big news last month. “First, the notion of learning technologies as separate from working technologies continues to keep learning separate from work. ” 4 - Change.

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. That may change as collaboration technologies mature but for now any large organization should be looking at all three.

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Changing the mechanistic mindset

Harold Jarche

Without fail, in the past five years every new client I have been engaged by has specified one of two things they really wanted to see change in their organizations culture. Work is changing as we get more connected. Visualization is a powerful change agent.

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? How do foundations address power, technology, and audience differently in the 21st century? Leadership that Values the Role of Technology is Key to Success.

What’s Your Learning Tool Stack?

Clark Quinn

You can see the results of Jane Hart’s annual survey, but I’m carving it up into a finer granularity, because I think it changes depending on the ‘level’ at which you’re working, ala the Coherent Organization. meta-learning social technology

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Social Learning, Complexity and the Enterprise

Harold Jarche

Corporations that understand the value of knowledge sharing, teamwork, informal learning and joint problem solving are investing heavily in collaboration technology and are reaping the early rewards. ~ Our relationship with knowledge is changing as our work becomes more intangible and complex.

What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

The social business bandwagon has arrived and companies are installing Chatter, Jive, Connections, Socialcast, Yammer, Socialtext, Sharepoint, HootSuite, and more to replace outmoded intranets and improve the way they transact business. What Universities Must Learning About Social Networks.

‘Social Business’ is Past Retirement Age

Andy McAfee

I 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. I’ve found that the phrases “business is social&# and “people, process, and technology matter&# have lost most, if not all, of their power to persuade decision makers. Ditto with emphasizing people, process, and technology. So the movement is, in no small part, about the 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. Some aspects: Wireless access is becoming more common in places where presentations occur. If you are a conference organizer and you don't arrange for wireless, be prepared for some negative comments. See Better Conferences.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Twitter, Yammer), wikis, blogs, discussion groups, etc. Learning technologies are becoming social, collaborative, and virtual. Convergence of educational institutions to the supply chain of corporate training will change the supplier landscape. eLearning Technology.

Can Leaders Lead From the Side?

Dan Pontefract

At the Yammer corporate blog , author Maria Ogneva has found there to be significant benefits of social networks and social media within the organization, specifically as it relates to CEO priorities. McKinsey believes social media technologies are already in fact extending the organization.

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 Again, these tools don’t facilitate emergence, although this may be starting to change. Business or Pleasure? -

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.” Other studies have reached similar conclusions, such as this recent State of Workforce Technology Adoption conducted by Forrester Research.

Sideways Leadership of Social Media

Dan Pontefract

At the Yammer corporate blog , author Maria Ogneva has found there to be significant benefits of social networks and social media within the organization, specifically as it relates to CEO priorities. McKinsey believes social media technologies are already in fact extending the organization.

New Book: How To Implement Multichannel Online Campaigns

Beth Kanter

Colleagues Allyson Kapin who founded a web agency called Rad Campaign (they designed my blog) and Amy Sample Ward, who the NTEN Membership Director (and I’ve known since 2007 ) have published a new how to book called “ Social Change Any Time Every Where.”

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. Technology is never the most important part of this. Technology, be it web 2.0 Technology is moving ahead, with or without you 63.

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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. Change the work approach, and the tool is no longer such a barrier. Yammer does a good job at this, but if you spend all your time on Yammer – chances are you are not getting work done.

Make imperfect copies

Harold Jarche

Meanwhile, Yammer started making some headway in business micro-blogging, but it’s a proprietary platform that could go the way of Ning and suddenly change its pricing model. Tags: Technology Work

Working Smarter, March 2012

Jay Cross

Working Smarter draws upon ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 March 1, 2012 to March 30, 2012.

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 #. I’ve updated my State of Learning in the Workplace Today with 20 reasons why the Training/L&D function needs to change [link] #. Running a Successful Yammer Event [link] via @ Yammer #. RT @ alc47 : Culture and Technology – synergistic in creating Communities of Practice by @ olliegardener [link] #. Tweet.

2010 - year in review

Martijn Linssen

I syndicated a few at Capgeminis Technology blog (Capping IT Off) , one or two on ZDNet and I now regularly syndicate at CloudAve. Ive had CIOs, CTOs and CEOs comment here, among others from Amplify , Yammer and SocialMediaToday. Business or Pleasure? -

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

Martijn Linssen

I could tell more about that, but wont - sorry Open-ended statements dont make for very good slogans Tweet op 11/16/2010 02:34:00 PM Labels: 1.0 , 2.0 , change , E2E , Globalisation 2reacties: Steve Brammer said. Business or Pleasure? -

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. The next 10 years or so will challenge older workers who have to deal with these changes. The management psyche needs to change across the board.

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

Dan Pontefract

Over the last several months, at the job that actually pays me, I’ve been on somewhat of a soapbox speaking, writing, blogging, yammering about the link between culture, leadership philosophy and Enterprise 2.0 technologies. technologies become part of that new philosophy.

Sideways Leadership of Social Media

Dan Pontefract

At the Yammer corporate blog , author Maria Ogneva has found there to be significant benefits of social networks and social media within the organization, specifically as it relates to CEO priorities. McKinsey believes social media technologies are already in fact extending the organization.

Models for Learning Questions

Tony Karrer

My portion was a fast paced look at several important environmental trends such as: Decreased L&D budgets (see Business of Learning ) Faster pace Increased workforce mobility Shorter job tenure Increased job fragmentation - fewer numbers in any one role Constant increase in complexity Greater concept work Need for faster proficiency Changing expectations for learning The bottom line is that Learning and Development needs to do more with less these days or they will be marginalized.

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

Martijn Linssen

Hence, one should be very careful to abuse technology: your organisation might be very much against it by the time you do need it, and are actually ready for it If its too complicated for humans, machines cant do it for you. My point is that we must not confuse the technologies with the ideas.

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. Markets such as software, financial services, consulting and consumer goods have to continuously adapt their offers to keep up with changing demands and advances in technology.

KMRC Conference Blog: Snowden

Dave Snowden

I also made the strong point that we should not be seduced by technology; its a tool and should be treated as such. I 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. Tweetdeck, Yammer, Wikipedia, Skype, Ecto and Shrook (I should really have added in the Cognitive Edge Ning as well.

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. Q : Do you feel LinkedIn Answers is as valuable for introducing a completely new technology vs. something that people are familiar with?

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. I do think that digital natives use technology differently than us older digital immigrants, but we can learn. I’d introduce this change by announcing on the ‘go live’ date of the new E2.0 But technology can be a large part of the cure for what ails them.

Find 100 things to say

Andy McAfee

I 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.&# 32 comments… read them below or add one } Peter Kim January 26, 2009 at 8:37 am Sounds like you're still learning how social technologies work. Perhaps it should be changed to read, “What's interesting enough to share with thousands of people right now?&#

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. May: The Shibumi Strategy: A Powerful Way to Create Meaningful Change. Chip Heath: Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard. Dorf & Byers: Technology Ventures.