Hybrid Worlds

Luis Suarez

Over the course of the last six years, since I went independent, I have had the opportunity (and still do!) 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!

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Mastering the Art of Collaboration Through Conversation

Luis Suarez

and, probably, it has been like that over the course of the last 25 years or so, when it first came about while being associated with the whole concept of groupware. More than anything else, because, if anything, as a knowledge (Web 2.0) . Can you have too many conversations at work?

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The Illusion of Control

Luis Suarez

Whether that may well be rather accurate, or not, you can tell me in the comments below what you think about it, if you wish, I have got this little theory going on in my mind that we, knowledge (Web 2.0) Where will your organisation knowledge go after it dies in their own Inboxes?

Collaborators, Cooperators and People I Learn From

Luis Suarez

The company firewall and bureaucratic business practices? A business and management system that haven’t changed much fundamentally in the last 150 years or perhaps even more so our very own mindset and behaviours and our inability to change even more so, if for the better?

Building a Solid Library of Use Cases

Luis Suarez

That framework is based on 5 different pillars that I consider essential for every Digital Transformation programme to be successful over the course of time and since I have already written about the first two ( What’s your purpose? Of course, I am talking about email.

The Future of Work by 2020

Luis Suarez

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. Even more, I am suspecting that over the course of time, if not happening already today, we are going to make a very healthy split between work and jobs.

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

Luis Suarez

A few of you have asked me over the course of time whether there were some recordings made available of the different presentations and all along I mentioned that they would become accessible online, eventually, since they were all recorded live, while we were there.

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.,

2013 – The Year of Social HR

Luis Suarez

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.

I Will Dispense This Advice on Blogging

Luis Suarez

Or perhaps jot down something that you would want to come back to over the course of time as you mature that idea further along. I have been blogging myself since early 2002; first, in an internal blog behind my former employer’s firewall, and, secondly, since 2005, over here in this blog.

Social Business in 2013 – A Challenge

Luis Suarez

Why Do I Share My Knowledge? Ok, back to what I feel would be the main two key business challenges for Social Business over the course of the next few months. My initial reaction, of course, is… Really ? IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Open Business

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?

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

Luis Suarez

An adrenaline rush of new ideas, trends of thought, connections and a massive number of serendipitous knowledge discoveries that can leave you with a wonderful aftertaste to confirm why the Social Web matters: hyper-connectedness of both ideas AND people. Tweet Jams.

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

Luis Suarez

Organisation Change Management. As I am getting more and more involved with it though it’s starting to make sense, after all, it’s all about how you manage and facilitate change to take place. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Learning Open Business Personal KM

Enterprise 2.0 – A Joyful Definition

Luis Suarez

In previous blog posts I mentioned how, over the course of time, I would be putting together a bunch of articles on some of the major highlights from the recent Enterprise 2.0 Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Social Enterprise

The Future of Open Business At Stake

Luis Suarez

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. I am pretty much in favour of collaboration and knowledge sharing.

How Playing Games at Work Can Help Boost Your Productivity

Luis Suarez

on how more and more businesses are continuing to block the use of social software tools inside of the firewall, just because they feel their employee workforce may be goofing around more than they should.

Community Management Fundamentals – Where Do I Start?

Luis Suarez

If you have been reading this blog for a while now, you would know how there have been a good number of topics I have been covering over the course of the years and still going strong. Yes, of course, I am talking about (online) communities and community building.

Writing Ourselves into Existence through a Choral Act

Luis Suarez

It looks like over the course of time I’m shifting away from social media first into blogging first. Over the course of the years I have noticed, I’m pretty sure you may have as well, how we hardly ever read anything else on media tools anymore other than our very own broadcasted messages.

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

Luis Suarez

Here they are … The Four Princples for the Open World : Collaboration : Essentially, we are consciously evolving into a new business world, as well as a society, where there are no longer any boundaries in / throughout organizations, where the firewall (Even our very own personal one!)

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

Luis Suarez

Yes, I am referring to the so-called Knowledge Web Workers. Knowledge workers are not getting hired, because social computing tools are helping solve most of the companies’ problems / issues without having to spend extra money on hiring new resources.

Work Stream #4 – Speaking at Client Events

Luis Suarez

And ‘knowledge workers’ are simply those people whose job consists of having interesting conversations ’ and along with Biz Stone ’s wonderful write-up about how ‘ the future operating system for humanity is conversation ’ I don’t think it can get any better than that.

Reflections from 2011 – A World Without Email – The Documentary

Luis Suarez

All in a single place so that you can take a look into how things developed further during the course of 2010. Over the course of the last few months we have witnessed how something is happening with email. Can you imagine if they eventually manage to pull it off?!?!

Social Business – Rethinking Innovation, Organization and Leadership

Luis Suarez

However, traditional management doesn’t seem to be keeping up nicely with those rampant changes we have all gone through over the course of decades. Innovation Knowledge Management Learning Life Social Computing

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.

Dare to Disagree through Critical Thinking

Luis Suarez

The old world is broken but we can’t see the shores of a new one yet” as perhaps one of the biggest challenges that corporate knowledge workers keep facing in today’s business world.

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?). Of course, we do have silos, as well.

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BlueIQ at IBM Finally Goes External!

Luis Suarez

One of the many things that you realise about, while you are on vacation, and something that over the course of the years you tend to come to terms with is the fact that, while you are away, life goes on , work goes on; with or without you. ( Note: You see?

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.

State of Enterprise 2.0 Collaboration Survey by Chess Media Group

Luis Suarez

All of the responses will be treated as confidential and, of course, they will not be used for other purposes. experiences behind the firewall. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Social Computing

IBM THINK Forum – Optimism, Outrageousness and Smart Sense-Making on Leadership

Luis Suarez

On the topic of making sense of today’s complex knowledge world to try to make and reach the best decisions, as a leader. For any knowledge worker out there. Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Social Enterprise

Reflections from 2011 – Focused and Purposeful Social Networking

Luis Suarez

Effectiveness , that’s all the rage coming along for 2012, and beyond, with regards to our overall user experience with social networking tools, whether inside, or outside of the firewall.

Living “A World Without Email” … in Google Plus

Luis Suarez

but what I am rather surprised about is the fact that hardly anyone has talked or blogged about the fact that Plus does present a real threat to the king of communications, collaboration and knowledge sharing: email! Worse still, e-mail is a black hole for knowledge.

Google Plus and Twitter – How They Work for Me Hand in Hand

Luis Suarez

I am back to making active use of one of my favourite social networking tools out there, where I have been spending a large chunk of time over the course of the last four years and counting. Of course, who wouldn’t, right?

The Hybrid Experiment

Luis Suarez

Eventually, conversations and multiple threads of a rather enlightening and engaging dialogue start flourishing rampantly, like mushrooms would grow after a heavy rainfall, and there is, of course, a time where one has got to make a decision as to what needs to happen next.

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

Luis Suarez

Now, to give you a sense of the level of dialogue that happened this year on Social while at Lotusphere, I can tell you how last year, all in all, I probably got to talk to about 5 customers on the topic of social computing within the firewall.

From workplace courses to global conversations

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Aug 27 2008 From courses to community: Josien Kapma and Nancy White Published by Nancy White at 6:42 am under communities of practice , learning This is an article that Josien Kapma and I wrote for the Dutch journal, “Leren in Organisaties&#. As HR managers prepare for the future, training efforts must respond to this culture shift.

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How to Use Employee Engagement to Boost Your Business

Luis Suarez

along with listing some of the main issues I have always believed are some of the main drawbacks from a lack of engagement by knowledge workers within their organisations and businesses (No, I am not going to spoil those for you, you would have to watch the video! Of course!

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From courses to community: Josien Kapma and Nancy White | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Aug 27 2008 From courses to community: Josien Kapma and Nancy White Published by Nancy White at 6:42 am under communities of practice , learning This is an article that Josien Kapma and I wrote for the Dutch journal, “Leren in Organisaties&#. As HR managers prepare for the future, training efforts must respond to this culture shift.

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PKM is not a technology

Harold Jarche

My definition of personal knowledge management is quite short: PKM: A set of processes, individually constructed, to help each of us make sense of our world, work more effectively, and contribute to society. Usually the barriers stem from the organizational structure or from management.

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Working smarter

Jay Cross

My must-reads include David Snowden on complexity, George Siemens on network learning, Jonah Lehrer on neuroscience, Steven Denning on management practice, Nancy White on building communities, Dan Pontefract on collaborative culture, and Ross Dawson on living networks. Higher ground.

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

Luis Suarez

Interestingly enough, and over the course of that quiet period from the Social Web, I eventually spent plenty of time talking to people in my close networks about the massive change and what it could well mean for yours truly as I move forward into an uncertain, yet, exciting brave new world. Well, because if you ever manage to make your network(s) successful, there is a great chance that you would be as well.

2013 – The Year of Social HR

Luis Suarez

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. From the moment that knowledge workers are keen on going digital, using whatever the social Web technologies in place, this is no longer a growing trend, but a well established one.