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

Why your Enterprise Social Network is your most valuable social learning platform

Jane Hart

In the workplace, social learning comes through social collaboration. Social learning is a natural everyday phenomenon; simply put, we learn from our colleagues as we work with them. It is not just about managing the interaction but also being part of the social interaction.

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The social Web before social networks: a report from 2003

David Weinberger

The Web was social before it had social networking software. It just hadn’t yet evolved a pervasive layer of software specifically designed to help us be social. a new class of application, unsurprisingly called “social software.” But what sort of sociality were we looking for? The two talks, especially Clay’s, serve as reminders of what the Internet looked like before social networks. Clay gives an extended, anecdotal example.

5 Use Cases for a Corporate YouTube in Organizations

Dan Pontefract

1) Social Learning. I’m referring to user (employee) generated videos that are created on whatever topic is imaginable. That is social learning. TED , for example, has many short videos you can embed into your platform.

Civic crowdfunding and the future of government and taxation

Ross Dawson

My background in capital markets and long-standing perspective of the living networks has made it a natural space for me, in looking at new ways our collective financial resources can yield the greatest economic and social benefit.

Introduction to Social Networking

Harold Jarche

Introduction to Social Networking. Online social networks facilitate connections between people based on shared interests, values, membership in particular groups (i.e., They make it easier for people to find and communicate with individuals who are in their networks using the Web as the interface. Note you can learn more about the concept of ego-centric vs object-centric networks here ). It is also the network of choice for most professionals.

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.

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.

cities as learning platforms

Harold Jarche

Sometimes she is referred to as a ‘taxpayer’. As the network era connects people and things, society needs to reconnect with the multifaceted citizen. For example, co-working spaces are one way to enable the necessary cross-pollination of ideas and action.

Coherence in complexity

Harold Jarche

The network of strategic accelerators complements the formal systems; it does not replace them. Collaborative networks are not a new concept, but Kotter’s application of them to the arena of strategy is very insightful. Many of our older business models are not working any more.

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. Stock is organized for reference and does not change frequently.

New Hire Practices

Harold Jarche

I’ve looked at several examples and am very interested in unique practices (outliers) beyond the corporate norm. I’d appreciate any unique examples if you can share them. Reference : Onboarding bookmarks on Diigo.

Working Smarter in Social Business

Jay Cross

To be successful, a social business’s learning function must break out of the training department and spread throughout the organizational infrastructure. Installing social network software and encouraging people to exploit their connections is only the beginning.

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A Few Words on ePortfolios

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I was asked, I think that it would be of a great interest that you (as a world wide reference in education) can write a very brief review (between 200-300 words) about your vision regarding ePortfolios. A good example of such a system is the Desire2Learn ePortfolio system.

Emerging Asynchronous Conversation Models

Tony Karrer

However, I've struggled with the problem of destinations vs. social networks and the spread of conversation (see Forums vs. Social Networks ). The comments are also stacked and color-coded on the right side of the screen for reference.

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

Luis Suarez

Ok, back to Social Business. After the last few days where I have been blogging a number of different times about some musings on redesigning and refining further along the workplace of the future, it’s time to get down to business again and continue to share further insights around social networking / computing for business or the good old Social Business itself. Social collaboration is all about a mindset. without perhaps even relying on (social) tools.

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.

Response to Dron

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

We''ll discuss this too. -- Let''s let Dron introduce connectivism: The Connectivist account of individual learning, in which the nervous system is understood as a neural network with emergent properties and behaviours resulting from its connections that we describe as ''learning'', is certainly compelling. There is one trivial sense in which every theorist agrees that learning is based on a neural network as described - they agree because they have to.

Taking the time to cross the chasm

Harold Jarche

Tweet I was asked by Ryan McClure, a regular reader of this blog, in an email to “ have a go at the fear of change by addressing it directly “ He was referring to situations where senior executives seem to be on a different plane of reality.

smart cities need smart citizens

Harold Jarche

But this is merely the tip of the iceberg of the real potential of smart cities and digital networks. Sometimes she is referred to as a ‘taxpayer’. As the network era connects people and things, society needs to reconnect with the multifaceted citizen.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Great New PaperVision Examples - 3D in Your Browser

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Small Basket of Virtual World Items | Main | Using GMail and Thunderbird.thoughts? » February 28, 2008 Great New PaperVision Examples - 3D in Your Browser Ive blogged before about PaperVision.in

intangible value

Harold Jarche

I have learned a lot from Verna Allee over the years, and frequently referred to her work on this blog. It was her work on value network analysis [PDF] that particularly influenced my thinking. Value networks are purposeful groups of people who come together to take action.

STRETCH Is An Excellent Book To Help You With Tomorrow’s Workplace

Dan Pontefract

They urge us to, “Stretch how we learn, stretch to stay open in our thinking, stretch to build diverse networks and experiences, and stretch our motivation.” You Need Options (one size definitely doesn’t fit all – build a diverse network and be greedy about experiences).

The Smart Worker : relies on a trusted network of friends and colleagues

Jane Hart

What is different though, for many Millenials – as well as (indeed) for many other older workers – is that they now have quick and easy access to a much wider group of friends and colleagues through their online social networks, who they can call on for help. For example -.

On cryptocurrencies, blockchain and all that

Doc Searls

These transactions are verified by network nodes and recorded in a public distributed ledger called a blockchain. “A cryptocurrency system is a network that utilizes cryptography to secure transactions in a verifiable database that cannot be changed without being noticed.”

Open Education, MOOCs, and Opportunities

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

military, developed the Sharable Courseware Object Reference Model (SCORM) to both describe learning resources and enable them to communicate simple messages with LMSs. This movement predates the development of the world wide web in 1994, as seen for example in the Gutenberg Project, an open access archive of public domain works of classic literature. Content Syndication Networks The concept of content syndication originates with the newspaper industry.

The Dangers of Mediocrity and The Power of the Dip

Luis Suarez

He uses the example of his blog , which is just a part of himself, as his own voice out there on the Web. That is, his presence, his digital footprint and personal brand for that matter, in contrast to his light involvement on the various social networking spaces out there.

Theories Related to Connectivism

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

In his formulation it is mostly about social learning in a network, and was probably derived from Constructivism. I considered this theory to be essentially the same as what I had been calling Learning Networks, but with the addition of the idea that the mind - and not just society - is a network. For example, a person could learn mathematics and logic for themselves by making their own computer programs. See, for example, David Hume, a Treatise of Human Nature.

I’m Boycotting Mixtent, Here’s Why

Dan Pontefract

Working together in a proactive manner to tackle objectives, goals and actions through transparent and social ways, cemented by collaboration and collaborative-based technologies is the ‘ new black’ I am, however, somewhat disturbed by a recent find in the Web 2.0

Knowledge and Recognition

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Using 'domains' allows us to recognize that *any* network, appropriately constituted, can be a learning and knowing system. I should have said 'entities' instead of 'people', where 'entities' refers to *any* set of entities in a connective network, not just people in a social network. And is the nature of this quality based in the physical properties of the network in which it is instantiated? Observe, for example, a murmuration of blackbirds.

Thoughts on the future of workplace communication

Ross Dawson

Workplace is not a good term to refer to the future – people will be working from anywhere so workplaces will have less impact than they have today. Those that tap the networks, to access expertise, to bring together people who can learn from each other. Also, these networks are not just within organization. Workplace communications is just as much about communicating across your extended business network as it is inside the organization.

Social Business in 2013 – A Challenge

Luis Suarez

More than anything else, because in the last three months, while I was mostly away from this blog, I kept bumping into a couple of relatively new challenges that I think are going to present lots of great opportunities for us all in the year ahead in the space of Social Business.

Friday’s Finds 200th Edition

Harold Jarche

Friday’s Finds: Every second Friday I review what I’ve noted on social media and post a wrap-up of what has caught my eye. oscarberg – Our future relies on our social networks.

Connectivism as Learning Theory

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

But if the sort of perspective of connectivism that you''re given is one where ''you look up answers through your network instead of remembering them'' then your understanding of connectivism will be significantly limited. According to connectivism, learning is the formation of connections in a network. The learning theory, therefore, in the first instance, explains how connections are formed in a network. They are not (for example) conceptual connections in a concept map.

Open Learning, Open Networks

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Adapted from a talk given March 9, 2017, at the State University of New York in Syracuse, this essay describes several key innovations shaping the future of open learning: distributed social networks, cloud infrastructures and virtualization, immersive reality, and personal learning environments.

How to Replace Top-Down Training with Collaborative Learning (3)

Jay Cross

Technological infrastructure for social learning. In its place enters social and informal learning hubs like on-demand content, live online discussions, wikis and forums, and searchable content archives. Social computing. Learning Networks. Third post in a series.

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

Luis Suarez

Yes, blogging is healthy, energising, inspiring, mind-blowing, in a way, if you would want to add, and perhaps what makes the Social Web unique, regardless of what other people out there keep telling you about the power of social networks.

The Collaborative, Sharing Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

then gave way to the many-to-many social media phase. We refer to this trend as the Collaborative Economy , defined as. This trend is also referred to as the sharing economy , the name NY Times columnist Tom Friedman used in a recent OpEd, Welcome to the ‘Sharing Economy’.

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. Ditto for social network mapping and analysis. Social network mapping is a skill that people need to learn.