Five Uses for Virtual Worlds in the Workplace

Dan Pontefract

You could conduct focus groups, instructor-led learning sessions, widget/gadget/service demonstrations, or through the use of contests a way to recognize customers or at least appreciate their business.

Five Uses for Virtual Worlds in the Workplace

Dan Pontefract

You could conduct focus groups, instructor-led learning sessions, widget/gadget/service demonstrations, or through the use of contests a way to recognize customers or at least appreciate their business.

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Creating a Return on Investment (ROI) calculation for Enterprise 2.0 and internal social media

Ross Dawson

Cost of traditional market research such as focus groups and surveys. Future of work Social media Social networks Uncategorized Web 2.0A major challenge for organizations that are considering internal social media initiatives is that a business case including a financial justification is frequently required.

Follow-up from the Leadership Learning Community Webinar

Nancy White

Communities, Networks and Engagement: Finding a Place for Action. Any tips or recommended resources for facilitating hybrid online/phone focus groups with smaller groups (5-15 max)? Also, any recommendations re: optimal group size for this sort of interaction? If the group is all online – you are lucky. The most challenging groups are mixed online and offline. 3) Group size issues are similar to those F2F.

Puppetry of the Meanest

Dan Pontefract

In it the authors note: Based on qualitative data gathered from focus groups, narrative interviews, and target drawings, the analysis describes how bullying can feel like a battle, water torture, nightmare, or noxious substance. Corporate bullies. I’m fed up with them. In 2006, Sarah J.

SenseMaker® in marketing

Dave Snowden

It's taken a bit of time but we are starting to make breakthroughs in marketing with one expert suggesting that SenseMaker® will replace focus groups and polling, although he did add that vested interests may try and prevent that! That is something you don't find with collections of stories/anecdotes through direct questions and workshops which really don't move the agenda on that much from focus groups.

Insights on using crowdsourcing for marketing

Ross Dawson

It is persistent rather than a one-off survey or focus group. The post Insights on using crowdsourcing for marketing appeared first on Trends in the Living Networks. As I will be running a Crowdsourcing for Marketing workshop in New York this Thursday, I was keen to attend the Marketing session at CrowdConf today. Here are brief notes from the speakers through what was an excellent panel discussion: Neil Perry, CEO, Poptent.

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Social Media at Work

Luis Suarez

Indeed, this is a rather short video clip that lasts for a little bit over 13 minutes where you will see a whole bunch of thought leaders sharing their insights, experiences and know-how around the impact of social networking, not only behind the firewall, but also outside.

How about making better coffee?

Doc Searls

Starbucks Announces Free Wi-Fi, Proprietary Content Network , the headline says, in a story by Eliot Van Buskirk in Wired. Focus groups have been quite receptive to the free Wi-Fi and local content customers will get in return, says the CEO.

Reconfiguring the world of business around the customer

Ross Dawson

No more “thinking a reflection of the moon in the pond is the sun” proxy approaches, no more focus groups, no more control samples. Not just across one company’s supply chain or distribution network, but “organised around the customer”. Customers and businesses becoming part of the same networks, with the ability to speak as well as to listen, is the second step. The esteemed JP Rangaswami , who was at the very front of creating Enterprise 2.0

Social Business Is People to People Business – The Movistar Story

Luis Suarez

I have always been saying that the day both telcos and airlines, along with government, amongst a couple of others, start embracing social networking for business that may well be the day where we can consider it a historic moment.

LinkedIn Guide for Knowledge Workers

Tony Karrer

LinkedIn Basics Tips on using LinkedIn The Unofficial LinkedIn User's Guide for Executives and Professionals LinkedIn Tips 10 Ways to Use LinkedIn LinkedIn Tips and Tweaks: Do More with your LinkedIn Account 20 Ways to Use LinkedIn Productively Making Your LinkedIn Business Network Pay Dividends Ten Etiquette Tips for LinkedIn LinkedIn Learning Center LinkedIn How-Tos The Social Media Starter Kit: LinkedIn How to Use LinkedIn 10 Part Series: Can LinkedIn Work for You?

New Resource for Nonprofits: The Data Playbook – Practices for Purpose-Driven Work

Beth Kanter

It has been almost exactly four years since I published Measuring the Networked Nonprofit: Using Data to Change the World , with co-author, Katie Paine. Within the same group at different points in time. Between groups at the same time or at different points in time.

Not Your Father’s ROI

Jay Cross

It features an article in which Jon Husband and I delve into how to measure the impact of learning in the network era. Productivity in a Networked era: Not Your Father’s ROI. The network era now replacing the industrial age holds great promise. Increase in Network Size.

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Giving Away Four Free Passes To Millennial Donor Summit 2012

Beth Kanter

This year’s study had more than 6,500 Millennials, 3 focus groups and 90 nonprofit professionals respond/participate. This session will feature examples from organizations building movements to engage Millennial through their peers, friends, and social networks.

Do Capacity Building Programs Help Nonprofits Achieve Better Results?

Beth Kanter

In addition to the countless lunches, coffees, roundtables, focus groups and other opportunities for feedback and discussion I engaged in I also dug into the evidence on the impacts of capacity building on organizations.

A call for IIW participation

Doc Searls

DiSo Di stributed So cial Networking Project. ITU-T Focus Group on IdM and subsequent activity. ID-Legal Workingn group at Identity Commons. Kids Online Working group at Identity Commons. UserCentric Health Working group at Identity Commons.

Four Early Lessons Learned in the Quest to Improve Feedback Loops in Philanthropy

Beth Kanter

They use a variety of methods including focus groups, surveys, and one-on-one conversations. In Urban Institute ’s work with Feeding America —a network of over 200 food banks across the country—they were careful to avoid collecting feedback in November and December.

Notes from ALT-C

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

one FACEBOOK) - scruffy works: let the links fail to make it scale - democracy rules: open, free and universal (it''s an experiment that can never be rerun (but there''s ways we could kill it) - but we lost (for a time) conceptial and contextual - the semantic web - missing links - search engines fill the gap - "You couldn''t build Google until there was enough of the web to make it." - the web is a network of netword that grows because we put stuff on it - web 2.0,

[berkman] Zeynep Tufecki on the boom-and-bust cycle of social-media-fueled protests (with live reporting)

David Weinberger

The media focused on Taksim Square in Istanbul, but the action was actually in Gezi park. When it broke up, the govt mostly decided to treat the protestors the way GW Bush treated the anti-Iraq War protests: not as a threat, but more like merely a focus group. Media dependency brings distortion, censorship, and counter propaganda — but also dominance, focus, and singular narrative. Network internalities for social media-fueled protests are weaker.

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Learning and KM: Separated at birth?

Jay Cross

What might a PKM program in your organization look like, and how can it leverage social networking tools? This panel shows how individuals and organizations are successfully implementing and gaining value from a PKM strategy that includes social networking tools.

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Understanding justice - citizen engagement

Dave Snowden

The way people signify what their story means will give us quantitative data, as will which images were chose by which age groups or other demographic criteria. Too many surveys and focus groups are one off sessions or staccato events with significant gaps between data capture points. Can you think of societies, pressure groups and other third parties who might be interested in participating (we can capture some narrative material for them in parallel).

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Getting Insight from Facebook Insight Requires Sense Making Skills

Beth Kanter

So, you must have an outcome or result identified and know how each metric you pick helps you take a step towards that outcome. The goal of my Facebook page is serve as a focus group to listen to nonprofit practitioners and their ideas, concerns, and needs to use social media effectively.

Nonprofits Collect Lots of Data, But Most Don’t Use It Says NTEN/Idealware Report

Beth Kanter

These barriers are precisely why I wanted to write ” Measuring the Networked Nonprofit: Using Data to Change the World ” with KD Paine. In Chapter 3 of our book, we talk about the skills and practices of a data-informed organization.

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Packard Foundation OE Launches Their Strategy Refresh Site

Beth Kanter

4) Engage grantees, consultants and other stakeholders, possibly through interviews, focus groups and webinars. Flickr Photo by Pink Sherbet Photography.

Tell the Packard Foundation’s Organizational Effectiveness Program How You Think They Should Do Their Work!

Beth Kanter

Here is a partial list of what we’ve completed as part of this review: Program evaluation based on a sample of 169 OE grants closed in 2007-2009, conducted by TCC Group (2011). Assessment of 46 OE grants to networks awarded 2009-2011, conducted by Monitor Institute (2012).

How To Think Like An Instructional Designer for Your Nonprofit Trainings

Beth Kanter

All of my work these days is focused on designing and delivering effective training for nonprofits -primarily on the topics of social media, strategy, networks, and measurement. People can’t be as focused on content when they been sitting longer than 10-20 minutes.

Beyond prototype fidelity: environmental and social fidelity

Adaptive Path

Usually, it was one person in front of a computer in an office-like setting, even if he or she was doing something like gaming or social networking. I have been working on projects that focus on convergent devices, multi-channel environments, product ecosystems, and more broadly, experiences for more than one person that occur across time and place. left: focus group duck | right: flock of ducks in action].

To Promote or Not to Promote? (…and Is That The Question?):GlobalGiving’s Experiment With Facebook Promoted Posts

Beth Kanter

Alison Carlson from Global Giving was a participant in the a learning group of 60 Packard grantees that served as a focus group during the writing of the book, “ Measuring the Networked Nonprofi t.”

About Nancy White | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

White Full Circle Associates Seattle Washington (206) 517-4754 – nancyw@fullcirc.com [link] Skype: choconancy Twitter: NancyWhite (and informally, choconancy ) SKILLS International practitioner in understanding and practicing online group facilitation of distributed work, learning and community groups (presenter, writer, teacher, coach, facilitator, rapporteur). Technology steward, designer and builder of online interaction spaces (events, teams, learning groups).

About Nancy White | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

White Full Circle Associates Seattle Washington (206) 517-4754 – nancyw@fullcirc.com [link] Skype: choconancy Twitter: NancyWhite (and informally, choconancy ) SKILLS International practitioner in understanding and practicing online group facilitation of distributed work, learning and community groups (presenter, writer, teacher, coach, facilitator, rapporteur). Technology steward, designer and builder of online interaction spaces (events, teams, learning groups).

About Nancy White | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

White Full Circle Associates Seattle Washington (206) 517-4754 – nancyw@fullcirc.com [link] Skype: choconancy Twitter: NancyWhite (and informally, choconancy ) SKILLS International practitioner in understanding and practicing online group facilitation of distributed work, learning and community groups (presenter, writer, teacher, coach, facilitator, rapporteur). Technology steward, designer and builder of online interaction spaces (events, teams, learning groups).

About Nancy White | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

White Full Circle Associates Seattle Washington (206) 517-4754 – nancyw@fullcirc.com [link] Skype: choconancy Twitter: NancyWhite (and informally, choconancy ) SKILLS International practitioner in understanding and practicing online group facilitation of distributed work, learning and community groups (presenter, writer, teacher, coach, facilitator, rapporteur). Technology steward, designer and builder of online interaction spaces (events, teams, learning groups).

Have Things Really Been THAT Bad?

Andy McAfee

Outsourcing , joint ventures, industry consortia, partnerships with academia, network organizations , vertical disintegration, a focus on ‘core competencies,’ comparative advantage, transaction cost economics, the theory of the firm, lead user innovation , and countless other trends, concepts, arrangements, and bodies of theory all predate the 2.0 Outsourcing, joint ventures, industry consortia, partnerships with academia, network organizations, etc.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Thoughts on the Use of the Word Ethnography

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Quote of the Day | Main | VisualComplexity.com: A Resource on the Visualization of Complex Networks » August 17, 2007 Thoughts on the Use of the Word Ethnography Im working on a more complete post about the Adaptive Path conference, UX Week 2007 , that just finished up yesterday.