How Social Networking Tools Enable Heutagogy in Learning Organisations

Luis Suarez

Those absolutely mind-blowing and rather provocative sentences, as depressing and as exciting as they may sound, don’t come from a knowledge worker working in a particular corporation protesting about the poor state of workplace learning or learning in general. Again, replace ‘ kids’ for ‘ knowledge workers’ and ‘ school ’ for ‘ workplace’ and, once again, we would have the reaffirmation as to why workplace learning is currently broken within the business world.

Reflections from 2011 – Focused and Purposeful Social Networking

Luis Suarez

Of particular and relevant interest to this article I am putting together over here in this blog would be item #1 on “ The Social Buzz Wears Off ” where Alan comes to share this rather shocking , perhaps, too harsh statement: “ 2012 will be the year employees start hating social software “ Goodness! I mean, we have only been having social software tools for merely 15 years and we are already starting to hate them, as end-users?

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Making Business Sense of Social Media and Social Networking – Twitter For Business

Luis Suarez

Yesterday evening, my time, I attended a rather interesting webcast with Sandy Carter , IBM’s Worldwide Sales Vice President, IBM Social Business, Collaboration, and Lotus Sales and Evangelism, along with Jeremiah Owyang , Industry Analyst at Altimeter Group , on the topic of Why Be Social? Will Social Software follow the same trend? Will social networking tools become our next Pandora’s Box, just like email is today for most of us?

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) workers, may have to blame ourselves for that to happen in this Social, Digital Age. We seem to have become just that, pure data , i.e. * the* product , leaving out entirely our networks, connections and relationships. . We don’t need control in this Social Era , do we ?

Let The Next Adventure Begin – The With Whom (#CAWW)

Luis Suarez

That’s why it’s a great pleasure and true honour for me to announce I’m now part, as a charter member , of the Change Agents Worldwide network with a simple and rather clear mission: change the way we work ! Remember when I just mentioned above being part of a network of folks who walk the talk, leading by example, on redefining the workplace of the future? “We built our network based on the principles driving the evolving Web.

Life Without eMail – 5th Year Progress Report – The Community, The Movement

Luis Suarez

To design a new kind of work, a new mindset of work habits that would inspire each and everyone of us to become much more collaborative and keen on sharing our knowledge out there openly through digital tools, whatever those may well be. However, beyond those three use cases, there isn’t an excuse anymore to move the vast majority of our interactions into more open social, collaborative, knowledge sharing spaces: digital tools.

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Google Plus – Who Owns the Filter Bubble?

Luis Suarez

For a good couple of years I have been a huge fan, and big advocate, of what I think is one of the most empowering and refreshing social networking tools out there: Google Plus. Till a couple of days ago, where I discovered, by pure chance, which is how these things happen usually, I suppose, how it has been hiding away the best part of that social networking tool: the conversations themselves. At least, it is not my design. .

The More We DO, the Less Time We Have to REFLECT – Happy New Year 2013!

Luis Suarez

It makes you reflect on the things you are passionate about, on the things that drive you to work every day, on the many ideas that come through your brain on a daily basis and that you pick up one or two that you would want to share across in order to allow for them to grow further thanks to the wonderful exchanges with people in your (extended) networks. Way way too long since my last blog post on “ The State of Social Business – A State of Maturity?

The Downsides of Freelance Work

Luis Suarez

Three years ago, when I had already decided I was quitting my job at my former employer to start my own advisory firm around Social Business and Digital Transformation, I remember having a conversation with one of my managers where he was asking me what I was thinking about doing next as a freelancer. Freelancing Knowledge Management Learning Open Business Open Leadership

Vanity Killed the Social Media Star

Luis Suarez

Over the course of last few months a few folks have asked me about why I am not so active anymore in different social tools from the so-called Social Web, as well as why I stopped advocating and pontificating about their huge potential to transform the way we connect, collaborate, share our knowledge and, eventually, get work done more effectively. Our social network. General Interest Knowledge Management Learning Open Business Open Leadership

Work Stream #4 – Speaking at Client Events

Luis Suarez

I guess there is another kind of unexpected thrill around freelancing that I didn’t think would be possible before, and yet it’s been one of the most rewarding I can relate to from my nearly three years long journey as an independent adviser on Social Business and Digital Transformation: speaking at clients’ events. After having written about what are some of my current work streams as a freelancer in the realm of Social Business and Digital Transformation (i.e.

The Future of Open Business At Stake

Luis Suarez

and Social Business, the social evangelists, were starting to become rather scarce and very rare to be seen out there on the Social Web. 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. I am pretty much in favour of collaboration and knowledge sharing.

Five Myths of Social Learning

Xyleme

Home > Social Learning > Five Myths of Social Learning Five Myths of Social Learning December 3rd, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment There is no question that the rise of social networks is creating a profound shift in the way training departments are delivering knowledge to their employees, partners, and customers. Social learning is disruptive and training organizations need to evolve or die, there is no disputing this. E-Social CM Media?

Smart Filtering – On Humanising and Socialising the Web

Luis Suarez

In yesterday’s blog post under the heading “ 5 Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save You From Information Overload &# I mentioned how crucial and critical collaborative and social filtering of relevant content and people would become within the Social Computing realm in the coming years, if not already altogether, in order to allow knowledge workers manage their various streams much more efficiently and effectively.

Google Plus – One50, Two50 and TheRest

Luis Suarez

The truth is that I am ready to make plenty of blunt moves on redefining my social networking presence out there on the Social Web, and I will be sharing some further insights on that regard very soon, but one thing for sure is that at this point in time my blog will remain where it is. I would probably even venture to state that perhaps it will be one of the most critical key capabilities that this new social networking site would have to offer to the whole Social Web.

What Are the Chances of Pragmatic Pathways for Social Business?

Luis Suarez

It looks like the blog post I put together on “ The Fallacy of Social Networking ” seems to have hit a chord with a large number of folks out there and while I am still catching up with plenty of the conversations that have sparked as a result of it, including some pretty compelling commentary on the article itself (Thanks much everyone for those lovely comments! And eventually succeed as Socially Integrated Enterprises. What do these social technologies do?

Reflections from 2011 on The World of Social Media

Luis Suarez

While everyone else out there on the Internet Blogosphere gets busy blogging away their predictions for 2012 around the world of Social (And whatever other word you would want to insert right after !), And not just to present, attend or participate in various different conference events, but also, the vast majority to go and visit IBM customers to share the experiences of what a socially integrated enterprise is all about. The Social Web. The Social Web is a wonderful thing!

Racing to the Top Where Corporations Are People

Luis Suarez

But today I just want to highlight his, once again, brilliant insights around the area of Social Business and the Social Enterprise, because a couple of his recent blog posts have pretty much nailed it for yours truly on why social networking for business makes sense, business sense, that is. “[…] The race to the top is focused on design and respect and dignity and guts and innovation and sustainability and yes, generosity when it might be easier to be selfish.

What is the future of the Learning & Development department?

Trends in the Living Networks

Last Friday I gave the keynote for the first breakfast seminar run by CADRE , a leading elearning design company, for senior executives of its clients. Learning in a social network world: the new opportunities. • I haven’t spent a lot of time explicitly in the learning space, though my experience from the mid-1990s in the knowledge management arena means I have long considered many of the same issues as those in learning.

#e2conf 2011 Highlights – 10 Reasons Why I Enjoyed the Event

Luis Suarez

conference that took place in Boston, MA, a few days back, by yours truly, but the truth is that in the last couple of days I have been distracted by what seems to be raving the Social Web as of late: Google’s attempt to get social with Google Plus. Well, this year we had a new venue, so we were all, probably, a bit too skeptic that it may not work as designed / expected… The end result was phenomenal though ! Boston Social Web Coverage June 20, 2011.

mycorrhiza & scaffolding 1 of 2

Dave Snowden

Many years ago now, at the end of the Knowledge Wars in IBM, I ended up (as a part of the peace settlement) working in the Institute for Knowledge Management (IKM). and from that statement, Social Network Stimulation (SNS) was born.

filter success

Harold Jarche

I was discussing filters last week during an interview on personal knowledge mastery which will be used to inform a program we are developing for a client organization, a large global corporation. The interview reminded me that it’s time to refine my work on knowledge filters because times have changed since I first wrote up the work of Tim Kastelle and his five forms of filtering in 2011. The search engine optimization field is basically designed to game Google search.

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Social Business Forum Highlights – Highlights from Breakout Sessions and Final Keynote

Luis Suarez

But, for now, I thought I would go ahead and leave you folks with that other article from the series of the Social Business Forum event that took place in Milan a few days ago, and which I was due one last update. Reward individual participation (Which I guess I was hoping to see some progression from the traditional issues that have always come along with rewards and incentives in a knowledge sharing culture, but didn’t).

“… intire of it selfe”

Dave Snowden

A whole battery of organisational change consultants and departments organise around variations of what is known in political philosophy as social atomism. And if you work in the change field as a coach, consultant, or manager the pervasiveness of Jungian archetypes is hard to escape.

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adding value with teams

Harold Jarche

In working collaboratively & learning cooperatively I noted that team collaboration requires the transparent sharing of knowledge — using enterprise social networks and other technologies — so that everyone on a team knows what is going on and why. This method of work has to be supported by management by enabling — innovative and contextual methods, the self-selection of the most appropriate tools and work conditions, and willing cooperation between workers.

PLE: connectivist or constructivist

George Siemens

Viplav Baxi tosses out a few provocative questions , including: “If for a moment we were to ignore Connectivism as a theory, but recognize the MOOC and the PLE as technological platforms, could they be assumed as a logical manifestation of social constructivist practices in the digital age?&# But, what if we designed tools for specific connection forming purposes? NBTs (Network Based Training) will make possible persistent learning and knowledge management environments.

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Twelvetide 18:07

Dave Snowden

I’ve managed to pass the half way point in this series and I’m feeling confident about completion. During my time in IBM I gained a reputation in the field of Knowledge Management that didn’t go down well with those in the consultancy group who thought it was their bailiwick. A year later what became known as the knowledge wars came to and at a negotiated peace settlement in Nice, I withdrew my resignation got promoted and John was finally told to leave.

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Becoming explicit

Harold Jarche

Our old technology — paper — gave us an idea of knowledge that said that knowledge comes from experts who are filtered, printed, and then it’s settled, because that’s how books work. In order to let knowledge get as big as our new medium allows, we have to recognize that knowledge comes from all of us (including experts), it is to be linked, shared, discussed, argued about, made fun of, and is never finished and done.

solving problems together

Harold Jarche

This information can be mapped, and frameworks such as knowledge management help us to map it. We can also create tools, especially performance support systems to do the work and not have to learn all the background knowledge in order to accomplish the task. This is how complicated knowledge continuously gets automated. The main job of most knowledge workers is to solve problems and deal with exceptions. Each knowledge worker must also narrate their own work.

Coherence in complexity

Harold Jarche

The majority of the [ HBR Paywall ] article is focussed on a ‘new’ concept Kotter calls ‘Strategic Accelerators’ In effect, he is talking about using Communities of Practice/collaborative networks to tap into the power and agility of the informal capabilities of an organisation. The network of strategic accelerators complements the formal systems; it does not replace them. Complexity, driven by global networked communications, is the main factor.

Is There a Better Way to Social Learning?

Xyleme

Home > Learning Technologies , Social Learning > Is There a Better Way to Social Learning? Is There a Better Way to Social Learning? My conversation with George was no exception as we spoke at length about Connectivism , social learning networks, and the future of current learning technologies (LMS, LCMS, etc.) in light of social media. These sound a lot like the definition of Social Learning. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc.

Conversation with Harold Jarche: Sense-making in a networked world and personal knowledge mastery

Trends in the Living Networks

He started blogging in 2000 while I jumped in in 2002, so we were part of an initially small but burgeoning community exploring online connections before and as modern social media started to emerge. Let’s start to unpack that idea since [inaudible 00:10:58] in a network world.

a simpler approach to km

Harold Jarche

A recent posting for a six-week knowledge management contract was posted by the UNDP. The only way to enable the latter is to get everyone involved in knowledge sharing and then harvest what emerges. Here is a simple guide on how to enable organizational sense-making, not the mere management of data and metrics. Establish methods that enable tacit knowledge to flow. Examples of knowledge-sharing need to be made by decision-makers.

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Connected leadership is not the status quo

Harold Jarche

As organizations, markets, and society become networked, complexity in all human endeavors increases. The connected workplace is all about understanding networks, modelling networked learning, and strengthening networks. In networks, anyone can show leadership, not just those appointed by management. A guiding principle for connected organizational design is for loose hierarchies and strong networks. Better networks are better for business.

Pulling informal learning

Harold Jarche

Take a look at these 8 demand-side knowledge management principles by Nick Milton. People don’t pay attention to knowledge until they actually need it. People value knowledge that they request more highly than knowledge that is unsolicited. People won’t use knowledge, unless they trust its provenance. Knowledge has to be reviewed in the user’s own context before it can be received. Knowledge has to be adapted before it can be adopted.

Supporting self-managed team learning in the organisation

Jane Hart

But what these both have in common is that they are still a “ managed learning ” process. In this and my next post I am going to look at self-managed learning in an organization, and how that might be supported and scaffolded. Today I’m going to look at “supporting self-managed team learning”, and next time I will consider ”supporting self-managed personal and professional learning”. Social learning

digital workforce skills

Harold Jarche

“Are there new ways to think about our digital workplace skills that allows us to take our thinking up to a new plane, the next meta-level of thinking and working where we have much higher leverage, can manage change that is an order of magnitude or greater in volume than today, work in fundamentally better and smarter new ways — and perhaps even work a bit less — yet produce much more value?”. and provides an image that addresses a good spectrum of skills for the network era.

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Scaling knowledge

Harold Jarche

On the other hand, networked organizations can scale because they do not need to control every connection. Designers of these open organizational structures understand that in complex un-order, loose hierarchies and strong networks are best. Organizations that deal with complex knowledge and require creativity from workers need looser hierarchies to maintain flexibility in dealing with changing situations. But a network does not scale the same way a hierarchy does.

Enterprise 2.0, Where Art Thou?

Luis Suarez

Over the course of the years, if you have been a long time reader, you may remember how there were a number of themes I kept coming back to from Knowledge Management, to Collaboration, (Social) Learning, Online Communities and, specially, Social / Open Business. is the use of emergent social software platforms within companies, or between companies and their partners or customers. Tools) and Social Business (Processes AND People).

mastery and models

Harold Jarche

Personal Knowledge Mastery. Harvard Business Review described The Fifth Discipline by Peter Senge, as one of the seminal management books of the previous 75 years. These disciplines have influenced my professional work which is based on individuals taking control of their learning and professional development and actively engaging in social networks and communities of practice. Personal knowledge mastery ( PKM ) is a framework I have developed over the past 12 years.

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2014 Education + Sydney ALERT

Dave Snowden

We designed the course over four days with a much clearer division of content. As I said the four days are stand alone and there is a brochure , but to give you an idea of how it works: The opening day is suitable for anyone, including senior management (who can just turn up for the first half day). There is a basic overview of SenseMaker® from a management perspective in the first half day.

Social Learning doesn’t mean what you think it does!

Jane Hart

A few days ago my Internet Time Alliance colleague, Harold Jarche, shared this article, written by Deb Lavoy, with me: Social Business Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Does, Neither Does Enterprise 2.0. Social Business” is not about technology, or about “corporate culture.” So, for instance the first paragraph would now read: “Social Learning ” is not about technology, or about “corporate culture&#. We ban access to social media resources – just to make sure.

change the system, not the leader

Harold Jarche

Silicon Valley, in spite of all the hype, is based on the same outdated organizational models of leadership and management as the companies they are putting out of business. It puts too much power in the hands of individuals and blocks human networks from realizing their potential. Depending on one person to always be the leader will only dumb-down the entire network. In the network era, leadership is helping the network make better decisions.

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