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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. 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

Loyalty in Social Networks

Luis Suarez

I suspect that, somehow, the Social Web slows down a fair bit when blogging kicks in and that may well be the reason why I am having plenty more conversations over here in this blog, since I resumed my blogging mojo just recently, than in the last few months on media tools.

Innovation is not a repeatable process

Harold Jarche

Can innovation be promoted through better processes? I have not been able to find any regular correllation between well adopted innovation processes and actual innovation outcomes, and I’ve been looking pretty hard. I want every knowledge worker to discover his or her own processes.

Have social networks replaced groups?

David Weinberger

Maxim Weinstein responded in an email to my post about what the social structure of the Internet looked like before Facebook, making the insightful point that Facebook meets the four criteria Clay Shirky listed for social software in his 2003 keynote at eTech. Google Docs are functionally wikis, except without the draft>compile>post process.) At those sites you can jump into borderless networks, connecting to everyone else by some degree.

Job-Killing Processes

Martijn Linssen

I’ve been wrestling with a thought lately – if organizations are complex systems, and complex systems are continuously self-organizing, then why do we believe formal processes make these complex systems more efficient?

What is possible: how the social enterprise drives differentiation

Ross Dawson

As such I gave a big picture view of how our increasingly networked world is changing organizations, spent some time on the vision of what a better-connected company can be and can achieve, and wrapped up with some of the realities to recognize in achieving the grand vision. A process-bound organization is by definition not flexible. One that functions by tapping the most relevant resources and social connections is able to adapt and respond to circumstances and condtions.

My Views on Learnist, the latest ‘social learning’ venture

Dan Pontefract

Brought to you by the makers of Grockit – an online social learning test prep service for items such as GMAT, SAT, ACT and GRE – Learnist is an attempt to crowd-source knowledge, information and content into a manner that is a cross between Web 2.0

Enterprise 2.0 Conference: it’s about people to people

Dan Pontefract

That is how knowledge transfer, networking and collaboration first begins. Sure, we may have situations where content can connect people, but the process typically starts within the confines of your strong and weak tie network. social networking enterprise 2.0

My Views on Learnist, the latest ‘social learning’ venture

Dan Pontefract

Brought to you by the makers of Grockit – an online social learning test prep service for items such as GMAT, SAT, ACT and GRE – Learnist is an attempt to crowd-source knowledge, information and content into a manner that is a cross between Web 2.0

Yelp leaps into the underserviced consumer review space in Australia

Ross Dawson

It is in the process of hiring community managers in Melbourne and Sydney, where it is initially focusing. As I’ve noted before, for example in this interview I did on SkyNews , the shift to more visible reputations is a major trend, with two of the more prominent participants in Australia Word Of Mouth Online (which has recently changed its name from Word Of Mouth On the Web), which was founded in 2007, and Customer Underground , which is a bit over a year old.

The Anti-Social Social Dilemma

Dan Pontefract

The problem I see on the horizon for leaders, teachers and parents is what I’m referring to as the anti-social social dilemma. I believe I am social media, social networking and social learning’s number one fan.

Formal learning & social networking

Clark Quinn

is about informal learning, but the organization was moving to using social networking tools to scaffold their move from face-to-face to more online learning. So I was asked to talk about social networking and formal learning. That is, the first reason to use social networking around formal learning is to make it part of the repertoire of the community. I then segued to my second point, which is that social networking tools are better formal learning.

Job-Killing Processes

Martijn Linssen

I’ve been wrestling with a thought lately – if organizations are complex systems, and complex systems are continuously self-organizing, then why do we believe formal processes make these complex systems more efficient?

Other PKM processes

Harold Jarche

It seems that Stephen Downes isn’t enamoured with my PKM process : My first thought was, do I do it this way? “categorizing’, for example, is something I do only if my head is in a vise and I have no alternative – and even then, I use scripts to do it for me.

Six steps to success in a world driven by cloud computing

Ross Dawson

process in his six steps to success, which covers everything from more flexible approaches to working, to. Enabling effective processes and ways of working is critical,’ Dawson says. ‘It’s Crowd sourcing is an example of how you can start to explore and find resources and new capabilities,’. Social networks I recently gave the keynote for an event series on cloud computing run by Telstra Business across five Australian cities.

transparency sets the stage for trust to develop

Harold Jarche

Businesses that are open, transparent, and cooperative are more resilient because they rely on people, not processes. In the second example above, people worked together because the remuneration was transparent. Knowledge networks are similar.

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My Network is my Net Worth: A Personal Story

Dan Pontefract

It’s our network. Example #1. That is one cool example that demonstrates through my own writing and thoughts, someone else is gaining, learning, and in turn, helping others to understand the knowledge and insight elsewhere. Example #2. My Network is indeed my Net Worth.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Social networks and Organizational Governance

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Home Archives Subscribe « The Complex Chemistry between Brands and Customers - Some Personal Experiences | Main | On Demand Five Years Later - a Personal Reflection » October 15, 2007 Social networks and Organizational Governance This past July I spent a week at Imperial College in London, most of it working in the Innovation Group where I have an appointment as adjunct professor. We need to better harness the power of our 350K people networking.

knowledge catalysts add value

Harold Jarche

For example, merely tagging an article in a system like Diigo , does not create knowledge. Professional and enterprise social networks are becoming the norm.

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The Connected Workplace

Harold Jarche

Complicated work, for which standardized processes can be developed, usually gets outsourced to the lowest cost of labor. Implicit knowledge is best developed through conversations and social relationships. In this emerging network era, social learning is how work gets done.

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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.

engineering our own serendipity

Harold Jarche

The author, Greg Lindsay , concludes that social networks are the key. Serendipity is the process through which we discover unknown unknowns. Johnson, and with social media, any mind can be connected today. For example, I often take public transport when traveling.

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?

Why mastering personal knowledge is critical to success

Harold Jarche

Social Media are changing Relationships … to a ubiquitously connected and pervasively proximate world. Examples include lawyers replaced by software, bank staff replaced by websites, travel agents replaced by apps, and soon drivers will be replaced by robots.

The Seek > Sense > Share Framework

Harold Jarche

Personal knowledge management is a set of processes, individually constructed, to help each of us make sense of our world and work more effectively. Building a network of colleagues is helpful in this regard. Good curators are valued members of knowledge networks.

Why Content Curation Should be in Your Skillset

Jay Cross

Curation helps individuals keep professional skills sharp, improve critical thinking, earn professional recognition, build reputation, grow personal networks, and “work out loud.” An example: How Jay Cross Curates Content. Here’s an example of a no-cost, one-person curation project.

Social Learning Handbook

Harold Jarche

This post is an excerpt from Jane Hart’s recently published Social Learning Handbook 2014. Complicated work, for which standardized processes can be developed, usually gets outsourced to the lowest cost of labor.

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.

A new way to work

Harold Jarche

For example, the open source model has shown that software can be developed faster and cheaper (and many would say better) without a corporate, hierarchical structure. Corporations, as we know them, are obsolete for a network economy. Networks are not markets.

Four Basic Skills for 2020

Harold Jarche

I’ve added links to examples of each, three years later. A computational world, as computer networks connect – Internet of Everything. Ten future work skills were derived from these drivers and these were seen to be critical for success in the emerging network era workplace.

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a new business ideology

Harold Jarche

The following table shows how ideas, technology, organizations, and institutions are changing as we enter a network economy. Intangible knowledge exchanges include strategic information, planning knowledge, process knowledge, technical know-how, collaborative design, policy development, etc.,

innovation means learning at work

Harold Jarche

Innovation has been described as a combination of observing; questioning; experimenting; and networking. The challenge for distributed teams and organizations is to find ways of understanding what is happening throughout the system and ensuring it is communicated within the network.

gamers, artists, and citizens

Harold Jarche

Personal computers are just one example. While we cannot all be computer geeks, we live in a computer-driven network age. This literacy is also social. It is learning through communities of practice and knowledge networks, which we have to engage with to make collective sense.

How to learn and learn-to-learn

Clark Quinn

In your working life, how have you learnt effectively from experience, please provide an example if possible? For example, the very first time I ran a workshop for the eLearning Guild, while most liked it two people asked for their money back. (I

tensions of modern learning

Harold Jarche

I have appended these new practices with examples and elaborations of what Clark has presented. As networks become the new companies, we may be moving toward a more democratic future of work, with authority distributed throughout the network. Learning is a process.

The Future of Work and Learning 2: Chatbots

Jane Hart

Firstly, use of mobile devices has now exceeded use of desktop machines to access the Internet, and secondly, people are now spending more time in messaging apps than in social networks. Examples of their use might therefore be to. Social learning

The Future of HR

Harold Jarche

As they grew to their current size, control processes were put in place to create efficiencies. Typical strategies of optimizing current business processes or reducing costs only marginally influence the organization’s overall performance. But hierarchies are just centralized networks.

Engaging Knowledge Artisans

Harold Jarche

For example, working and learning out loud in online social networks significantly change the flow of knowledge and influence power structures. Even leadership has to be exercised in a different way from the hierarchical organization, understanding the dynamics of networks.

mastery and models

Harold Jarche

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. Building a diverse network of colleagues is helpful in this regard.

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Network Era Skills

Harold Jarche

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.

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