If Your Enterprise Social Network Is a Ghost Town It’s Probably Due To Your Corporate Culture

Dan Pontefract

We deployed our enterprise social network last year, but it’s a ghost town. They’re windowless and the carpets look as though designers around the world have colluded with one another to see who can come up with the most bizarre patterns possible.

What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

What Universities Must Learning About Social Networks. Increasingly, businesses are looking to more social approaches to employee learning and development. THE ISSUE IS NOT whether you are going to become a socially networked university but how soon.

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The Business Value of Social Networks

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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.” Why are so many companies reluctant to embrace social networking?

The role of informal social networks in building organizational creativity and innovation

Ross Dawson

For the last decade I have examined and applied social network analysis in and across organizations, for example in large professional firms , technology purchase decision-making , high-performance personal networks , and other applications. Social networks Uncategorized

Thoughts on Learning Design Strategy

Clark Quinn

At the DevLearn conference, I ran a Morning Buzz on Learning Design Strategy. I started with a set of questions to address, so I’ll go through their comments in roughly that order (though we didn’t exactly follow this structure): What is learning design strategy?

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Social Networks and Urbanization

John Hagel

The article provides an interesting overview of social network sites and the various roles they tend to serve, especially for kids. Here’s an early typology of social network sites that I sketched out after reading the article.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Social Networks and Urbanization

John Hagel

The article provides an interesting overview of social network sites and the various roles they tend to serve, especially for kids. Here’s an early typology of social network sites that I sketched out after reading the article.

eLearning Guild Mobile Learning Research Report now available

Clark Quinn

I’ve had my head down on a couple of projects, but I can now announce one of them: the eLearning Guild’s Mobile Learning Research Report is now available. of organizations either implementing, designing, or building the business case for social networking and only 25.7%

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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. A social computing evangelist at heart.

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Impressive startups! Report from PushStart Australian accelerator Demo Day

Ross Dawson

They say that social media is not designed for business, it is designed for individuals, so. 80% of US businesses use social media, many of them with $10 billion spent, mainly on people. Social media marketing yields 30% conversion of visitors to their landing page. They also sell to digital agencies, both for their use, and for collaborating with their clients on social media activity. . Tonight: The social network for what goes on after dark.

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Employee Access to Social Media in the Workplace Decreases

Dan Pontefract

You might find it odd for a law firm, but they’re really interested in social media too. The firm recently published the third version of its “Social Media in the Workplace Global Study” The first survey and research report was based on results from 2011.

LinkedIn removes reply before accepting invitations, accelerating the devaluation of connections

Ross Dawson

” Sound advice, yet much of the design of the site suggests LinkedIn’s strategy is in fact to encourage new and in many cases meaningless connections. Business relationships Social media Social networks Uncategorized

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?

Workshop content: Creating results using social media – the HR perspective

Ross Dawson

I will be MC for the conference day, and will also run a half-day workshop on Creating Results Using Social Media on the following day. Workshop: Creating Results With Social Media in HR. This is the workshop description: CREATING RESULTS USING SOCIAL MEDIA.

7 Shifts: The Future of Social Media and Internal Communications

Ross Dawson

Melcrum recently released a report on How to use social media to solve critical communication issues , with as usual some great case studies and many practical insights. Go to the report website for a full overview and executive summary. I was asked to write the closing section in the report, on The Future of Social Media and Internal Communications. The Future of Social Media and Internal Communications. Email use will be eroded by social media.

Seeking talent in Sydney: Amazing Content and Web Project Managers – Part-time

Ross Dawson

Looking for skills in high-value reports, web publishing and communities, web apps, iPad apps, events and more. In most cases project managers will supervise writers, coders, designers from our global talent pool. High-value reports. We have upcoming reports on topics such as the future of news, social media in retail, branded apps, tablet strategy, social business etc. Web project managers will design specifications and supervise developers.

Conferences can be better, a whole lot better

Jay Cross

Encourage social networking. The 20-page research report is here. DesignThe conference business is booming yet every participant has some major gripe about the way conferences are run. We all think we know better. It goes with the territory.

Musings on “community management” Part 1 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Social network mapping and analysis skills. Today we are not often working in the confines of boundaried communities (see Post 2) so being able to see and understand the larger network is critical. Adding to Chris’s section on Strategy Understand our community’s relationship to other communities and networks in our domain. Adding to Chris’s section on Reporting I like that Chris framed this as “in my organization.&#

a workable future

Harold Jarche

In the IFTF report Ten Strategies for a Workable Future , the authors highlight issues for the US labour force, which I believe are applicable to many other countries and economies. full report PDF ).

Your social wishlist

Jay Cross

How will you take advantage of your in-house social network? Use networks to create services and share collective intelligence. Your company will install an in-house social network. Social business is the flavor of the day in the C-suites of the Fortune 500.

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? in light of social media. These sound a lot like the definition of Social Learning. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Catch Up Post: Virtual Worlds Saving Lives, Experience Design and an RFI for an MMO for NASA (acronym attack!)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Arrgghh!!! Main | Great Quote from Interview with Raph Koster » February 04, 2008 Catch Up Post: Virtual Worlds Saving Lives, Experience Design and an RFI for an MMO for NASA (acronym attack!)

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solving problems together

Harold Jarche

Exception-handling is becoming more important in the networked workplace. The challenge for organizational design is to make it easy to move new problems into the knowable space. Social tools, like enterprise social networks, enable us to be transparent in our work.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Virtual Worlds Management Industry Forecast 2008

Mark Oehlert

Also examined in the report are the 2008 business goals for many of the leading companies in the industry.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): SHOCKER: Most Kids Think That Learning from Games Would Be a Good Idea

Mark Oehlert

According to the report the responding schools were 97% public schools – 3% private schools, 32% Urban – 40% Suburban – 29% Rural, 43% Title I eligible; and 29% majority – minority student population.

Ensuring knowledge flow through narration

Harold Jarche

As with knowledge artisans , many learners now own their knowledge-sharing networks. Today, content capture and creation tools let people tell their own stories and weave these together to share in their networks. Narration of work in social networks is flow.

Become a More Productive, Empathetic, Creative Person With the Help of AI-Based Tools

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Designing and training smarter algorithms may be cheaper and easier than retraining smart people,” wrote Schrage. “Advocates of autonomous systems and machine learning typically innovate to minimize or marginalize human involvement in business processes.

Cities reconfigured: How changing work, shopping, community, and transport will transform our collective lives

Ross Dawson

One of our companies, Future Exploration Network , recently created a detailed report for a client delving into the most important shifts shaping the next decade and beyond. Networked transport.

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from modernity to meta-modernity

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. If a favorite idea fails a well-designed test, it’s wrong!” I call these Friday’s Finds. “I should have followed Ni Kuang’s process for doing work.

Coherence in complexity

Harold Jarche

Anecdote reports that John Kotter, leadership guru , is accepting that methods like his 8-step process for leading change may not be effective in the face of complexity. The network of strategic accelerators complements the formal systems; it does not replace them.

Usability and Learnability

Clark Quinn

To start at the beginning, when Jeff Hawkins designed the first Palm, he cut a block of wood to the size he wanted as a form factor, and then took it with him wherever he went, asking himself “what would I do with this if I could have it make me more effective&#. but we can also assume it has memos and ToDos, as it has already been reported as having as cut/copy/paste. Tags: design strategy Palm has just announced the Palm Pr?

Social Media Planning and Evaluation for NGOs | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Social Media Strategy Planning & Measurement – What’s Working? With social media, however, strategy is a compass, not a map, because it is a fast changing territory. Social media, however, is like a river you swim in.

Determinism, Best Practice, and the ‘Training Solution’

Charles Jennings

If a chemical engineer is looking to design a new process or parameters for distillation in a chemical plant she may be able to identify the volumes and sequences that produce the highest amount of pure distillate.

soft skills are human skills

Harold Jarche

First of all, work in networks requires different skills than in controlled hierarchies. It is in networks where most of us, and our children, will be working for the foreseeable future. A foundational behaviour for effectively working in networks is cooperation. Design Mindset.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Flash and Silverlight Content becoming Searchable - Kinda.

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « How Well Does Your Company Learn? odd twist, as of 3 July its reported that MSFT Live Search isnt indexing Flash content. and a Learning Organization Survey - both from Harvard | Main | Day 3 - Forecasting the Future: Predicition Markets and MMOGs » July 15, 2008 Flash and Silverlight Content becoming Searchable - Kinda.

A new way to work

Harold Jarche

A network economy can retrieve artisans and guilds, distributing power to those who do the work, and reconnecting thinkers and doers. Corporations, as we know them, are obsolete for a network economy. Knowledge artisans not only design the work but they can do the work.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Off Topic: Lets look at this at this as a chance to learn about oil

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Soapbox for the Day: Academic Journals like Field Methods, that dont support things like access to their content | Main | The Danger of "Quick Wins » June 19, 2008 Off Topic: Lets look at this at this as a chance to learn about oil Just FYI people - According to a report released in May 2008 by the Energy Information Administration - an office within the Dept.

Saving the Internet—and all the commons it makes possible

Doc Searls

By nature and design, it can’t be tragic , any more than the Universe can be tragic. See, the Internet is designed to support every possible use, every possible institution, and—alas—every possible restriction, which is shy enclosure is possible. They aren’t designed for that.

Ideabox for #andyasks

Andy McAfee

I designate it with the hashtag #andyasks and suggest that all those responding do the same. Thx Here's the question for #andyasks: how are collaborative or social networking technologies impacting organization structures/reporting relationships today, and how are organizations adjusting their structures to realize the potential of these technologies? (or Can you tell me the average daily participation for an online user of social networks???

Job-Killing Processes

Martijn Linssen

A process-heavy enterprise isn’t cold and impersonal – because humans are still warm and social. Instead, a process-heavy enterprise creates the need for larger social networks.

The Spinner’s hack on journalism

Doc Searls

The Spinner* is also a hack on journalism, designed like a magic trick to misdirect moral outrage toward The Spinner’s obviously shitty business, and away from the shitty business called adtech, which not only makes The Spinner possible, but pays for most of online journalism as well.

The future of higher education and other imponderables

George Siemens

As a result, they have not developed systemic capacity to function in a digital networked age. The Rockefeller Institute released a report in 2012 (.pdf) pdf) continues impressive growth: In 2011 report, TD Economics emphasized (.pdf) The same report (.pdf)

Peeragogy

Jay Cross

A landscape designer’s goal is to conceptualize a harmonious, unified, pleasing garden that makes the most of the site at hand. A workscape designer’s goal is to create a learning environment that increases the organization’s longevity and health and the individual’s happiness and well-being.

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