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Loose hierarchies for knowledge management

Harold Jarche

Knowledge-sharing practices are highly contextual. This makes sense when you consider that knowledge sharing is deeply personal as well as social, so it reflects the larger culture and the particular workplace.

theTeam – Knowledge Management Done Right

Luis Suarez

Have you seen “ Using Knowledge Management “? and Social Business are pretty close to some of the basic key principles behind traditional Knowledge Management, drafted back in the day, like I have blogged about, just recently, under the heading “ KM, Enterprise 2.0

Is Twitter Where Connections Go to Die? – The Unfollowing Experiment – The Follow-Up

Luis Suarez

highlighting how there may well be other more effective and engaging ways of connecting, learning, collaborating and sharing our knowledge with others, but that we may not have discovered just yet.

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Teamwork Needs Healthy Friction to Collaborate and Get Work Done More Effectively

Luis Suarez

Knowledge Management Learning Open Business Open Leadership . Who would have thought something so relatively simple and mundane as food would be the glue for your team(s) to work together more effectively?

Stop Blaming the Tools when Collaboration Fails

Luis Suarez

It’s something that should be very much encouraged as our mere means of survival for us all knowledge Web workers. Innovation Knowledge Management Learning Open Business Open Leadership

Social Computing Guidelines and Why You Would Still Need Them

Luis Suarez

Rules, control, entitlement, arrogance, (a certain) position or status, micro-management, etc. Collaboration Communities Knowledge Management Open Business Learning Enterprise2.0

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?

How Meaningful, Smarter, Freelance Work Is Redesigning the Social Enterprise

Luis Suarez

Plenty of food for thought for those internal social computing evangelists out there who feel they are on to another league trying to shift gears and change their corporate culture as they know it to start living social.

2013 – The Year of Social HR

Luis Suarez

You can’t engage knowledge workers by treating them like kids playing silly games of gaining points here and there, competing with one another in an unhealthy manner, showing with pride their badges. Knowledge Management Open Business

Don’t Underestimate the Value of Your Community Managers

Luis Suarez

Key concepts like social capital skills, open knowledge sharing, collaboration, engagement, commitment, passion, trust, etc. To train the entire organization on social media, internal social software, social business, social processes and workflows and community management.

40-Hour Work Week – The Magic of Sustainable Growth

Luis Suarez

But what happens when you stumble on perhaps the most essential and critical article you have come across in a long while that manages to question a good number of the things we have been taking for granted at work for years?

Reflections from 2011 – Is Employee Engagement Still a Myth?

Luis Suarez

Yes, I know, we have seen , or been exposed , to a good number of really good articles that talk extensively about how to keep your employees , i.e. your knowledge workers , motivated to do their best and keep growing further in their career aspirations , contributions, purpose, meaning , etc.

The Collaboration Cycle

Dan Pontefract

In a previous instalment entitled “ The Collaboration Curve ”, I discussed the basic premise that over a period of time and as the use of collaboration methods increase, a user’s knowledge, engagement, network and ultimately their performance would increase.

Reflections from 2011 – A World Without Email – The Documentary

Luis Suarez

Like I have been saying in a good number of occasions, there are a couple of incredibly good use cases for corporate email to still survive nice and dandy: 1) Managing Calendaring & Scheduling events and 2) Hosting 1:1 confidential, or rather sensitive, conversations in a private manner.

How Fun and Creativity Can Shape Your Own Social Computing Guidelines and Policy

Luis Suarez

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5 Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save You From Information Overload

Luis Suarez

world that have managed to help me live, rather successfully, “ A World Without Email &# for the last 4 years and counting… Now, do I feel overloaded because of them? Yet, in the world of Activity Streams both serendipitous knowledge discoveries and informal learning, a.k.a.

Don’t Underestimate the Power of (Social) Collaboration. It Is Not a Given

Luis Suarez

Indeed, I am referring to good old Knowledge Management and Collaboration, once again, just to detail a bit more the parallel roads both fields have been running all along. And it’s interesting to notice how when I used to work within the European Knowledge Management deployment team inside IBM, about 11 years ago, we faced the very same upsetting reality: KM (And Collaboration, for that matter), wasn’t the business top priority at the time.

Transforming the Workplace with Radical Management by Steve Denning

Luis Suarez

Well, it’s been, all along, about culture, corporate culture , about organizational change , about change management (i.e. And, of course, the one on Radical Management : .

The State of Social Business – A State of Maturity?

Luis Suarez

It’s down back into a culture shift, a new mindset, about inspiring a new wave of working habits where people become more open, public and transparent. Innovation Knowledge Management Open Business

The Standalone LMS is Dead

Dan Pontefract

Those organizations (and frankly public learning institutions) that are clinging to their standalone learning management systems as a way in which to serve up formal ILT course schedules and eLearning are absolutely missing the big picture. If you want to change the culture (as Will Kelly describes here ) it’s surely not just about the technology. collaboration formal informal jon husband knowledge management learning management system social training

Social Business – *The* Ecosystem

Luis Suarez

Well, because no matter how much of your knowledge you share out there, as a business, out in the open for everyone to enjoy, like KM extraordinaire Bob Buckman would say even today, the person or entity who / that still knows the most about that piece of knowledge is yourself.

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.,

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

Luis Suarez

This time around though by one of my favourite thought leaders and KM / Complexity mentors, the always insightful and incredibly knowledgeable Dave Snowden , whose blog , along with Euan’s , are two of my most essential, critical reads of the day, every day.

Narrate Your Work, Working Out Loud, with Google Plus

Luis Suarez

Once again, nothing to do really with technology, but more with attitude (One of my favourite key terms when talking about corporate culture as of late. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Open Business Personal KM Productivity Tools

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!

Restoring the Human in Humanity by Simon Sinek

Luis Suarez

The knowledge workers themselves, once again. People who come together, because, after all, “ humanity is made up of humans, of individuals”, and, like I have been saying over here for a long while now, we are social animals with an ability to form a community, a culture.

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

Luis Suarez

So, eventually, Louis picked up some of the biggest pain points that every single knowledge worker faces at the moment and for each of them he provides a potential solution from the Enterprise 2.0

Community Managers and the Art of Facilitating Communities Effectively

Luis Suarez

Of course, I am talking about the role of the Community Manager , or Community Facilitator , which has been my preferred term from the beginning. Who else out there nowadays doesn’t consider themselves a community manager, right? Project Manager.

What’s Needed First? Culture Change or Enterprise 2.0 Adoption

Dan Pontefract

Do we first require an organizational culture adaptation prior to any meaningful Enterprise 2.0 tools need to become so simplistic, easy to use and of course generally available to an organization before a culture can be considered connected, flat and more collaborative?

Social Business in 2013 – A Challenge

Luis Suarez

Why Do I Share My Knowledge? 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!) IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Open Business

From Adaptation into Engagement by Luis Suarez

Luis Suarez

Regardless of the organisation or the management layer. So, instead of driving the adoption of middle managers from the European Commission, we talked about business purposes and how social technologies could act as a rather valuable and unprecedented enabler towards achieving a certain number of goals. Most people may not realise about this, but middle managers are the social bridges within organisations. Language matters.

Want to Trust Your Employees? Give Them All Unlimited Vacation Days

Luis Suarez

So considering that you have got a whole bunch of hard working networked knowledge workers, why wouldn’t you allow them to take as many holidays as they would want to? IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Life Social Enterprise Work Life Integration

How traditional management is killing microcredit

Steve Denning

Main | Rachel Botsmans cool TED video: Getting rid of our addiction to things » January 14, 2011 How traditional management is killing microcredit Traditional management has a wonderful track record of sidelining, downsizing or eliminating anything that is creative or imaginative or innovative.

Social Business – Where Ideas Keep Fighting Hierarchy

Luis Suarez

Indeed, as Jon himself wrote over 13 years ago: “ In an increasingly interconnected world, a new organising principle is emerging… “ “ Wirearchy is a dynamic two-way flow of power and authority based on: Knowledge. Steve Jobs talks about managing people [video] youtu.be/f60dheI4ARg

CommunityBuilders: The State of Community Management 2011 with Rachel Happe

Luis Suarez

So I am pleased to share over here with all of you “ The State of Community Management 2011 with Rachel Happe “ That’s right! Interest in Community Management Has Increased. The Community Management Discipline Is Evolving.

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

Luis Suarez

Still think your organisation could live by without breathing a collaborative corporate culture? IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Learning Life Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Enterprise

IBM’s Social Business Jam – The Fun Part Starts Now!

Luis Suarez

how they have shaped up IBM to become what it is today with the Innovation Jams and, specially, the Values Jam , how they have helped transform customers’ corporate culture as well, and how they tap into the Social Web as a complement of what’s already available.

Social Business Accelerates Work as a State of Mind

Luis Suarez

A few days back Scott Edinger put together a very insightful article on the topic of whether remote knowledge workers are more engaged , or not, than people working at the traditional office. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Life Open Business

The Social Enterprise and The Circular Economy

Luis Suarez

That last sentence is probably as good as it gets and it reflects how, once again, nature may be a whole lot wiser than all of us in managing her own resources to create, cultivate and nurture progress.

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David Gurteen

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