Social networks drive Innovation
SEPTEMBER 12, 2011
Tweet I’m always looking for simple ways to explain how networks change business and how social media help to increase openness, driving transparency and increasing innovation. complexity Wirearchy
The Untold Costs of Social Networking
AUGUST 17, 2016
Little did we know that, fast forward to 2016, all of those networking activities would come with a really high price tag: your own data in unwanted hands. We, human beings, have got an inner urge to wanting to belong to a group, a tribe, a team, a community, a network, you name it.
If Your Enterprise Social Network Is a Ghost Town It’s Probably Due To Your Corporate Culture
MAY 29, 2015
We deployed our enterprise social network last year, but it’s a ghost town. In part, it’s why enterprise social networks haven’t fully become a crucial component to an organization’s operating practice. enterprise social networks leadership esn
How Social Networking Can Improve Work Meetings
MAY 18, 2013
You may be thinking that one of the disadvantages of having moved into this new job as Lead Social Business Enabler at IBM is that I basically spend far too much time meeting up with my new team.
social learning for complex work
MARCH 20, 2016
Is it in our organizational filing systems and intranets, or rather on the Web or in our professional social networks? It’s a question of complexity. Complex systems and learning how to work with them cannot be controlled. Complexity SocialLearning
Build trust, embrace networks, manage complexity
JULY 24, 2014
Hierarchies, simple branching networks, are obsolete. We have known for quite a while that hierarchies are ineffective when things get complex. Most organizations still deal with complexity through reorganization. Networks. Networks are in a state of perpetual Beta.
Google Plus – One Social Networking Tool to Rule Them All
JULY 5, 2011
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.
Networks thrive in complexity
MAY 28, 2012
In complex environments, weak hierarchies and strong networks are the best organizing principle. One good example of complexity that we can try to fathom is nature itself. Networks thrive in nature. The Internet has given us a glimpse of the power of networks.
Growing a Bigger Brain with a Larger Social Network
JANUARY 31, 2011
Monday, January 31, 2011 Growing a Bigger Brain with a Larger Social Network The bigger your social network, the bigger your brain - well, at least your amygdala. To calculate your social network, fill out the Social Network Index here.
Organizing for diversity and complexity
SEPTEMBER 28, 2011
Tweet I’ve been looking at ways to explain why social learning is so important for business today. It comes down to the fact that what we know and do inside our organizations is insufficient to address external complexity or to be innovative. Communities complexity
Social Learning, Complexity and the Enterprise
APRIL 20, 2011
Tweet The social learning revolution has only just begun. Social learning. Why is social learning important for today’s enterprise? It is with each other that we can make sense, and this is social. From replaceable human resources to dynamic social groups. Social.
hold space for complex problems
APRIL 27, 2015
Every one of the major challenges facing us is complex. But our organizations are not designed for complexity. Our education institutions do not teach an understanding of complexity. Our workplace training does not factor in complexity. Complexity Democracy
Have Online Social Networks Become Boring?
MAY 31, 2012
I love this new video from the Case Foundation about the power of social media for social change. The numbers illustrate how far the field has come in adopting social media, although not 100% adoption. The video reminded me of the classic video, “ The Machine is US/ing Us.”
The Power of Networks in a Complex (Business) World
JULY 6, 2013
To them, social networking is just a complete waste of time. Did I just read right that we, networks of species , are connected by bacteria with one another throughout our very own history, from way back at the beginning of time?
Learning in Complexity
DECEMBER 16, 2011
” @webestime – “Simple rules lead to complex behavior. ” @CharlesJennings – “in a complex world, continuous learning is the only option available to us” – Globalization, Complexity & Change. The challenges of jobs that deal with high levels of complexity and tacit interactions are best addressed through the development of core skills and capabilities, not through trying to teach sets of processes or facts.
Nurturing Your Social Networks To Help You Find Your Purpose
DECEMBER 17, 2013
Even more so when plenty of my closed networks strongly discouraged me to publish it, because they thought it just wasn’t me. I guess it’s now a good time to resume my regular blogging activities, once again, don’t you think?
Social Networking: The Benefits Outweigh the Constraints
AUGUST 24, 2012
If you sit in the average conference room with, say 40, executives from both the public and private sector and enthuse them about the power, speed and, indeed, empowerment of social networking, you have all the heads nodding in seconds. Take this same, enthusiastic and smiling group and ask them how many people work for companies that restrict access to social networking software or ban it outright, and 35 hands shoot up, and the smiles immediately stop. “It?s
Social as a Weapon of Class Destruction
SEPTEMBER 3, 2013
The aforementioned line is recognized as the first known use of the term ‘weapons of mass destruction’ But today, in 2013, I want to discuss a new weapon — a weapon of class destruction — and that weapon is social.
networked knowledge triad
MARCH 12, 2017
Informal Structure – Influence – Social Leadership. This model of structure, power, and leadership reflects how knowledge flows in a networked society and economy. If you have a large and diverse social (Connectivity) network, everything else will fall into place.
The Business Value of Social Networks
FEBRUARY 18, 2010
The January 30 issue of The Economist included a special report on social networking. 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.” There is plenty of doubt about the benefits of online social networking in the office.
innovation in perpetual beta
JANUARY 1, 2017
The perpetual beta working model tries to show how work and learning are related as we negotiate various types of networks to get new ideas, test them out, and innovate how we work. Our social networks can help us increase our awareness of new ideas.
adapting to perpetual beta
FEBRUARY 18, 2015
There is no such thing as a social business strategy. There are only business strategies that understand networks. Cooperative and distributed work is becoming the norm in the network era. Social learning is how work gets done in networks. Social Learning.
we are the media
JULY 26, 2016
As we shift from a market-dominated to a network-dominated society, we do not lose our previous tribal, institutional, and market organizational forms. Social media can extend the emotion of our words, while obsolescing the linearity of long-form writing.
The Connected Workplace
APRIL 15, 2013
Our increasing interconnectedness is illuminating the complexity of our work environments. On the positive side , complex work can provide unique business advantages and creative work can help to identify new business opportunities.
opportunities to connect
SEPTEMBER 2, 2015
Michael Simmons shows that Jobs had the ability to be a member of many networks, meaning that he was often the outsider, but this gave him a larger perspective than someone in a closed network, where everyone knows each other. Complexity Innovation
The many and varied risk factors in Facebook’s IPO
FEBRUARY 1, 2012
Certain competitors, including Google, could use strong or dominant positions in one or more markets to gain competitive advantage against us in areas where we operate including: by integrating competing social networking platforms or features into products they control such as search engines, web browsers, or mobile device operating systems; by making acquisitions; or by making access to Facebook more difficult. Social media Social networks Uncategorized Web 2.0
cooperation for the network era
AUGUST 12, 2015
That’s why you see it in networks. Cooperation makes more sense as the term to describe working together in a networked and non-directed relationship. For example, Jérôme Delacroix also sees cooperation as the suitable term for what we do in networks [in French].
Visualization for Understanding
OCTOBER 27, 2014
Visualization can be a very powerful tool in sharing complex knowledge. The visualization of social network analysis (SNA) can give us significant new perspectives, not available from looking at a series of data points. Value Network Analysis (example) by Patti Anklam.
Location and social networking
MAY 2, 2010
Location is the hot topic in social networking. With FourSquare and Gowalla as early leaders (Facebook will respond shortly), location-based social networks are the next logical progression in social media. The concept is simple: you “check in to physical locations on your mobile phone and let your social network know where you are located. In a learning context, location-based social networking could be quite valuable.
the keystone of the intelligent organization
JUNE 8, 2015
The intelligent enterprise has to be founded first and foremost on intelligent communication, which in the network era is much more than just passing information. The intelligent organization is based on a simple structure that has the flexibility to deal with complex situations.
Reflections from Stanford Nonprofit Management Institute: New Skills for a Complex World
SEPTEMBER 13, 2012
The New Social Economy. In fact, Lucy has been terrific in finding new ways, like Branch , to use the social tools to facilitate a global brain around these ideas. The new social economy includes all the ways we use our private resources to create social good.
JUNE 26, 2012
In A Wicked Problem , I said that all levels of complexity exist in our world but more and more of our work deals with real complex problems (in which the relationship between cause and effect can only be perceived in retrospect), whether they be social, technological, or economic.
Network Era Skills
MAY 28, 2014
It is only through innovative and contextual methods, the self-selection of the most appropriate tools and work conditions, and willing cooperation, that more productive work can be assured in the network era. This is where enterprise social networks have helped organizational learning.
Network Era Fluency
JULY 8, 2013
Today, it’s all about networks, something you were most likely not taught about in school. What happens as we become a quadriform society (Tribes +Institutions +Markets +Networks)? Big data is also networked data. We need network fluency.
DECEMBER 16, 2015
It was her work on value network analysis [PDF] that particularly influenced my thinking. Only through the power of value networks can we address our complex issues – together – and create a more hopeful future.” – Verna Allee. “A Complexity NetworkedLearning
The knowledge sharing paradox
MARCH 24, 2013
An effective suite of enterprise social tools can help organizations share knowledge, collaborate, and cooperate – connecting the work being done with the identification of new opportunities and ideas. Individuals who own their knowledge networks will invest more in them.
Small thoughts, loosely joined
AUGUST 29, 2014
With a hyper-connected society, enabled by over 2 billion connected people and an expected 50 billion devices in the near future, the environment any organization is facing is much more complex than it was a couple of decades ago. Complexity
Organizations and Complexity
OCTOBER 20, 2010
Tweet I’ve discussed this table before, but I’d like to put it all the links together to highlight what we need to do with our organizations and structures to deal with complexity. From the evolving social organization we developed this table to show the differences between three archetypal organizations. Complexity. Value Networks. Social. How we can support emergent practices in the increasingly complex enterprise: COMPLEXITY. SOCIAL.
Leadership is an emergent property of a balanced network
MAY 29, 2012
He has a good perspective on the integration of work and learning, and how technology is only a very small part of social business. Investment in social business platforms and mobile solutions are great – we’re finally on the right path.
Principles of Networked Unmanagement
OCTOBER 14, 2012
In networks, cooperation trumps collaboration. As we shift to a networked economy, our organizational frameworks have to change. Cooperation in our work is needed so that we can continuously develop emergent practices demanded by increased complexity. Networks.