Collaborators, Cooperators and People I Learn From

Luis Suarez

Finally, after a good few days of tinkering Collaborators , Cooperators and People I Learn From were born. . Collaborators , Cooperators and People I Learn From. Working together, for me, can be seen in terms of two different types of interactions: collaboration and / or cooperation. To then finish up with this other really nice quote that clearly differentiates what collaboration and cooperation are, and what they are not: . Teams, groups, and markets collaborate.

Piecing together collaboration and cooperation

Clark Quinn

In an insightful piece , Harold Jarche puts together how collaboration and cooperation are needed to make organizations work ‘smarter’, integrating workgroups with the broader social network by using communities of practice as the intermediary. Note that the firewall tends to cross the middle of the diagram, and by blocking access you’re effectively cutting off a portion of the corporate brain!

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Technologies for collaboration and cooperation

Harold Jarche

I find the model useful to look at what kinds of social tools are most suitable for the type of collaboration or cooperation we’re trying to foster. For instance, there is a big difference between Sharepoint and Facebook, though both enable some kind of collaboration. Structured, goal-oriented collaboration is typical of what happens inside the firewall in a controlled access environment.

Firewalls and Security in Software as a Service

Tony Karrer

One of the interesting outcomes of my recent course - Collaborative Learning Using Web 2.0 For us to be successful doing this, we first need to make sure that the system will work with whatever firewall restrictions exist. Elluminate did not work through several firewalls, so we had to switch to WebEx. Do not believe any vendor claim that "it works through firewalls" because a firewall can be configured to stop anything it wants.

The Soft Skills of Collaboration and The Social Enterprise

Luis Suarez

Use It To Drive A Successful Social Business &# where she comes to confirm what a whole bunch of us have been saying all along for a while now; that for an Enterprise to succeed in living social culture is going to play a key role at the same time that online communities will continue to be the major drivers of social software adoption, both inside and outside of the firewall. Specially, since not all of us are true, natural collaborators. Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

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How to Replace Top-Down Training with Collaborative Learning (3)

Jay Cross

What we’re talking about is a social work hub where every employee and external partner can come to collaborate, share information, get information and provide updates and ask questions. When it comes time to build your new collaborative and social learning center, some of those consumer applications are simple to replicate in-house. You probably can’t afford, and definitely don’t need, to create your own Facebook or Google behind your firewall. Third post in a series.

State of Enterprise 2.0 Collaboration Survey by Chess Media Group

Luis Suarez

and Collaboration where they are gathering input from 2.0 experiences behind the firewall. Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0 If you have been following the #e20 and #socbiz hash tags in Twitter over the last few days (You should!,

Need for collaboration continues to grow

Harold Jarche

collaboration projects, I see growth. Because the business will find their collaboration needs to grow in 2009, while they see IT providing them with fewer services. Collaboration needs grow as a result of layoffs, mergers, and deepening external partnerships (requiring new infrastructure to collaborate outside the firewall with trusted, external partners).

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. “ Here we are, 2014 and still wondering what the future of collaboration is — as if we didn’t know already. Collaboration Communities Employee Engagement Enterprise2.0

Harold Jarche » Need for collaboration continues to grow

Harold Jarche

collaboration projects, I see growth. Because the business will find their collaboration needs to grow in 2009, while they see IT providing them with fewer services. Collaboration needs grow as a result of layoffs, mergers, and deepening external partnerships (requiring new infrastructure to collaborate outside the firewall with trusted, external partners).

Collaborative Learning Using Web 2.0 Tools - A Summary

Tony Karrer

Background Over the past six weeks, I've been leading a course: Collaborative Learning Using Web 2.0 / eLearning 2.0 Approaches Course Description: The purpose of this course is to give you an opportunity to learn about collaborative learning by participating in collaborative learning. This course is designed to teach how to design and build collaborative learning experiences using Web 2.0 / eLearning 2.0 Our teams had mixed results in really collaborating virtually.

The Illusion of Control

Luis Suarez

. 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!), Collaboration Communities Employee Engagement Enterprise2.0

Dear C-Suite: We Don’t Do Training Anymore

Dan Pontefract

But it is my argument learning professionals must help the C-Suite understand that training is merely an event and that learning must now be defined as a connected, collaborative and continuous process. “Then I lead them down the logic path that points to social and collaborative learning – then they get it,” she concluded. The combination of social and informal learning alongside new collaborative technologies has created a sharing culture at ING Direct.

Peeragogy

Jay Cross

Peeragogy is a set of techniques for collaborative learning and work. Persistent reputations, as at eBay, so you can trust who you’re collaborating with. You can’t afford to replicate Facebook or Google behind your firewall. Be skeptical if your collaborative infrastructure that doesn’t include these minimal functions: Profiles – for locating and contacting people with the right skills and background. Collaboration Workscaping

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Lead Social Business Enabler for IBM’s w3 and www Connections – Job Role and Responsibilities

Luis Suarez

And that is a good thing, that’s one of the many reasons why I got hired into this position in the first place: help Social / Open become the new fabric of how fellow knowledge workers get work done by becoming part of their collaboration DNA. Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

Social Business in 2013 – A Challenge

Luis Suarez

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!) deployments have / will fail to deliver, which doesn’t sound too welcoming for those knowledge workers who see the many benefits for themselves with regards to Social, yet, it hasn’t struck a chord when they enter the firewall. . Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

Why Don’t You Have an Internal YouTube Video Sharing Service?

Dan Pontefract

Security issues arise from an organization’s inability to trust their people, thus believing employees would inappropriately share videos and knowledge with those outside the organization and/or firewall. For starters, it’s another achievement in our quest to drive The Collaboration Cycle throughout the organization. collaboration social video sharing bert sandie google video jambok khan academy tedx videos youtube

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IBM’s Client Experience Jam Is Now History

Luis Suarez

” and I am now more convinced than ever that is all what it is all about: not only learn by doing, but do what you believe in , i.e. in those ideas you keep throwing out there on the table for others to make them better, to work with you, to collaborative, to eventually co-create something better, something that would have such a significant impact that will change the industry for good! Collaboration Communities Employee Engagement Enterprise2.0

My New Cheese – Lead Social Business Enabler for IBM’s w3 and www Connections

Luis Suarez

And serendipity, as you all know, works in various mysterious and magic ways, so after having looked both inside and outside of the firewall, I am now pleased to announce I have got a new job. Collaboration Communities Employee Engagement Enterprise2.0 This is it! The moment of truth! The wait is over. The long hiatus of silence is now a thing of the past. The soul-searching period is finished and dealt with.

The State of Social Business – A State of Maturity?

Luis Suarez

So much so that this time around I decided to keep quiet on the blogging front on purpose and, instead, enjoy and get the most out of the face to face conversations I have been participating in with a wide range of Social Business evangelists and Social Collaboration enthusiasts, amongst several other people. Lucky enough, businesses, in general, have finally understood as well that they don’t need to have an exact copy to mimic Facebook’s behaviours behind the firewall.

Building a Solid Library of Use Cases

Luis Suarez

I have been advocating for social software tools (as an opportunity to explore their huge potential in terms of how they help us become more effective at what we do by becoming more open, collaborative and innovative) from as early as 2000, when I was first exposed to different instances of blogs and wikis, whether inside or outside of the firewall, along with what today would be known as social profiles. Collaboration Communities Employee Engagement Enterprise2.0

The Future of Work by 2020

Luis Suarez

Collaboration Communities Employee Engagement Enterprise2.0 Fascinating topic, don’t you think? And here we are, still in 2013, and already thinking about what the workplace of the future would be like by 2020. Well, one thing for sure is that it won’t be anything like we have today or what we may have had over the course of the last 50 years.

Social Business in 2013 – An Opportunity (Open Business)

Luis Suarez

In previous blog entries I have reflected on the fact of how I keep seeing how more and more businesses seem to stagnate in their adoption efforts of becoming a Socially Integrated Enterprise after the first or second year of deploying social technologies behind the firewall (Never mind the external side for a minute… More on that one later on…). This is while we have witnessed and experienced the rampant adoption of social networking tools behind the firewall.

Pardon the Interruption … From Adaptation into Engagement by Luis Suarez #soccnx

Luis Suarez

That special flair of an incredibly strong sense of community that goes beyond the borders of vendor(s), customers (and their firewalls) and business partners. Purely an intense two day long learning experience of passionate knowledge (Web) workers wanting to make the world, their world, a better place by sharing, collaborating and innovating out in the open. . Collaboration Communities Conference Events Employee Engagement Enterprise2.0

2013 – The Year of Social HR

Luis Suarez

Probably I would go with Behavioural Dynamics, which has got completely different connotations to what gamification has been all along, and perhaps I should develop further in additional blog posts what is meant with that behavioural dynamics, to help influence how knowledge workers engage through social technologies behind the firewall. . Collaboration Communities Employee Engagement Enterprise2.0

Adaptation: The Key to Become a Socially Integrated Enterprise

Luis Suarez

Over the course of the last couple of years there has been plenty , and rather extensive, literature (along with some pretty interesting and insightful frameworks ) shared across all over the place about the whole topic of social networking for business and its wider adoption beyond just the initial wave of early adopters, even behind the firewall with social intranets. Collaboration Communities Employee Engagement Enterprise2.0

The Future of Open Business At Stake

Luis Suarez

They thought that people would find it difficult to navigate if it didn’t follow the familiar patterns “ I guess nowadays it’s what most people would be calling Collaboration, but this time around happening through social software tools. In fact, for vast majority of practitioners social / open business is all about, and just about, collaborating with your peers, although perhaps nowadays with a fancier set of collaborative and knowledge sharing tools.

One Month Anniversary on the New Job as Lead Social Business Enabler

Luis Suarez

Will it change me for good to the point where I may not come out of the firewall in a good while? Not to worry, I will be expanding further on with regards to this one, since I think that the new job role is going to help re-shape, once again, how I would want to participate in social networks out there outside of the firewall. Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

Why Looking After Your Personal Brand in the Social Era Still Matters

Luis Suarez

It’s essentially around that ability to recognise, and fully embrace, the fact that personal branding also happens on the inside, I mean, within the firewall, in each and every organisation, that’s where it all starts, because, after all, it does bring you one key aspect that we surely need more and more in today’s tougher than ever corporate environment: job satisfaction. Collaboration Employee Engagement Enterprise2.0

Business Can’t Succeed in a World That’s Failing

Luis Suarez

We probably have got nowadays much better collaboration and knowledge sharing tools than ever before, allowing work to flow versus stagnate thanks to those unstoppable open knowledge flows amongst knowledge workers, whether inside or outside of the firewall, participating in meaningful conversations with customers, business partners, competitors, thought leaders, etc.

What’s Next for the Social Enterprise? – #SocBizChat

Luis Suarez

Q2 They are not, should be kept separate, because *some* conversations still *need* to happen behind the firewall #brave #SocBizChat. Collaboration Communities Employee Engagement Enterprise2.0 Tweet Jams.

The Trials and Tribulations of an Independent Freelancer – Your Online Bio Profile and Digital Footprint

Luis Suarez

I resurfaced as well back from the dead quiet into the social streams and it’s been quite a surprising and reenergising experience altogether diving into the social networks while not thinking anymore there is a firewall out there! Collaboration Communities Freelancing General Interest Learning Open Business Personal KM Productivity Tools

Social Business in 2013 – A Commitment

Luis Suarez

” That’s the Commitment (with the Capital C) that we are about to see unfold and unleash, both inside and outside of the firewall for most businesses out there. Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

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. Understand that serendipity happens because the seeds of collaboration are sown throughout the organization. Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0 ( Note: You see?

Social Business – Rethinking Innovation, Organization and Leadership

Luis Suarez

Yesterday afternoon, in our microblogging social tools, my good friend and long time KM & Collaboration extraordinaire, Scott J Smith , shared along this absolutely wonderful YouTube 4 minute video clip under the heading “ Social Business – Rethinking Innovation, Organization and Leadership “: And from there onwards, it’s been making the rounds time and time again all over the place. Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

Why Blogging Still Matters

Luis Suarez

As I am about to enter the 3rd month in the new job as Lead Social Business Enabler for IBM Connections , I am finding that I am spending more and more time in social networks behind the firewall than on the Social Web out there, resulting in me dropping off plenty of my external social activities in detriment of participating in internal conversations. Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

State of the Net 2012 – People Tweet Tacit Knowledge – Part One

Luis Suarez

And all thanks to having watched, in much anticipation, two of my favourite mentors and thought leaders in the space of the Social Web, Knowledge Management, Collaboration, Narrative and Sensemaking: Euan Semple and Dave Snowden. Collaboration Communities Conference Events Enterprise2.0

Four Principles for the Open World by Don Tapscott #hippie2.0

Luis Suarez

Indeed, I am talking about the recent TED Talk from Don Tapscott under the suggestive title “ Four Principles for the Open World “, which lasts for nearly 18 minutes, and which talks quite a bit around some of the major key themes from social networking for business that have become some of my favourite topics as of late in the realm of Social Business: Openness and Collaboration in new, more powerful ways. . Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

Let The Next Adventure Begin – The Origins

Luis Suarez

But then you realise that in the world of the Social Web, you are not going away from people, you are just breaking up the firewall , while trying to help all of those folks embrace that notion that networks are *not* organisations. Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0 Life works in mysterious ways, doesn’t it? It comes and goes, never leaving you indifferent.

Narrate Your Work, Working Out Loud, with Google Plus

Luis Suarez

Well, in that context of narrating your work, working out loud, I keep getting asked by folks outside of the firewall what it is that I do for work eventually inside IBM as a Social Computing Evangelist. Google Plus though is just about to help amplify and augment that voice one notch higher… Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

Hybrid Worlds

elsua: The Knowledge Management Blog

of unlearning a few things in the space of knowledge sharing and collaboration tools. Just one ESN within your firewall and the magic would happen just like that! They were using a plethora of collaborative and knowledge sharing tools to get their work done.

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How the Social Enterprise Defines the 21st Century Workplace – Moving To The Edge

Luis Suarez

is the creation of an Army of Social Intra/Entrepreneurs , who mingle amongst each other, both inside and outside of the firewall, so the traditional concept of a company’s walls are no longer there, fully networked and wired into a complex matrix of personal (business) relationships, that are going to define work for themselves without even, if it needs to be, counting on those employers in the long run. Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

There Can Be No Resilience Without Transformation

Luis Suarez

I guess time flies when you are still having lots of good fun enjoying what you do the most: enabling and helping practitioners adapt to a new way of working where collaboration and knowledge sharing through social technologies take a new meaning by becoming more open, trustworthy, public and transparent. And not just externally, but also internally, behind the firewall, with all of those Enterprise Social Networking tools and across the corporate world.