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7 guidelines for managing open networks

Harold Jarche

Ed Morrison , Advisor for the Purdue Center for Regional Development, says that many of the familiar approaches to management no longer apply, and goes on to provide 7 keys to guiding an open network. I have added my images and one other that support this excellent set of rules.

Computer Use Guidelines

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Responding to Alfred Thompson's Ten Commandments of Computer Ethics : Leaving aside the questionable wisdom of framing generic advice within a construct specific to a certain religion. The commandments say, essentially, "don't take or use other people's stuff without permission," which is OK in itself, but the way it is repeated over and over reveals an unhealthy fixation on property rights, to the exclusion of almost all else.

Social Computing Guidelines and Why You Would Still Need Them

Luis Suarez

I know what you are thinking, here we are, already passed through 2015, and we still need guidelines? We no longer talk about rules, but guidelines. Now, let’s have a look into what it would be like not having those social guidelines in place.

Does Your Organization Have Social Media Guidelines for All Staff?

Beth Kanter

We adopted a set of Guidelines that TNT created (creative commons) to ENCOURAGE their staff to use social: bit.ly/YQe91n We adopted a set of Guidelines that TNT created (creative commons) to ENCOURAGE their staff to use social: bit.ly/YQe91n

How Fun and Creativity Can Shape Your Own Social Computing Guidelines and Policy

Luis Suarez

I remember the day when IBM was first facing that very same issue , on whether to put together a social computing policy and guidelines or not.

What is your PKM routine?

Harold Jarche

I do not have a secret formula, only some general guidelines developed through experience, plus a lot of ideas and suggested areas to explore. The most important aspect of PKM is that it is personal. In order to stick with a routine over time, people have to find what works for them.

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beyond the reach of automation

Harold Jarche

The simple guideline of self-direction, often enabled by network technologies, can create beautifully complex relationships amongst interconnected people. This week I am reviewing my posts from 2015 and putting some of the core ideas together.

Violate copyright? No Facebook for you!

David Weinberger

I’m not a lawyer, but I’m pretty sure that if Net Neutrality means that access providers don’t get to block access to sites, then this grotesquely violates the FCC’s Net Neutrality guidelines According to TorrentFreak , a leaked AT&T training doc indicates that starting on Nov.

How To Stop Your Nonprofit’s After Hours Email Habit

Beth Kanter

It is far better to address unhealthy attitudes toward digital communications at your nonprofit by carefully crafted and communicated email guidelines developed with everyone’s input. Some nonprofit workplaces have a rule about not sending any emails in the evenings or weekends.

enough training

Harold Jarche

Usually an industry association, with training specialists, develops the guidelines. Unclear expectations (such as policies & guidelines). In a recent CBC News story, a railway conductor lost her job following a derailment. She claimed she was not adequately trained.

Becoming a Successful Socially Integrated Enterprise – The Long Journey

Luis Suarez

Social Computing Guidelines and why you would still need them. From there onwards, we get to define, jointly with the knowledge (Web) workers themselves, what are the potential constraints, guidelines, policies, etc.

Corporate Policies on Web 2.0

Tony Karrer

use of Web 2.0 / social media for work and learning) is that organizations often have not established their policies or guidelines around the use of these tools. And most corporate guidelines out there around social media are fairly similar. I think IBM's policy is a pretty good starting point: IBM Social Computing Guidelines Other company policies or discussions of guidelines I've seen around blogging, social media, web 2.0:

The Internet of Everyone

Harold Jarche

Simple guidelines will serve people better in the long run. Technology will rapidly change, consolidate, and probably change again. – John Chambers. Stop chasing the latest technology wave. It’s much better to make sense of it while also watching for the next wave.

step aside for network era democracy

Harold Jarche

The community understands it is dealing with a state of complex unorder, while the bureaucrats still think it is merely ‘complicated order’, as the departmental guidelines on hub schools attest.

Case Study: How Human Rights Watch Leverages Employee Personal Brands on Twitter

Beth Kanter

To support the champions strategy, Human Rights Watch incorporated broad guidelines in its s ocial media policy for staff to participate as their personal brands – tweeting as themselves versus an organizational or department brand.

democracy at work

Harold Jarche

The simple guideline of self-direction, often enabled by network technologies, can create beautifully complex relationships amongst interconnected people. “ It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried. ” – Winston Churchill.

Social leadership

Harold Jarche

7 Guidelines for Managing Open Networks. What is social leadership? Simply put, it’s shifting the focus from you to we. All organizational leaders are part of complex human social networks. The great fallacy of leadership is that leaders control. Control is a mirage.

Autonomy and Value in Social and Workplace Learning

Charles Jennings

My colleague Jane Hart recently shared the diagram below on her blog. It shows the relationship between relative value and relative autonomy as they relate to different approaches to learning in the modern workplace.

in an increasingly complex world

Harold Jarche

This is a good set of guidelines (via David Hodgson ) and useful for conversations around organizational change.

Organize for Complexity

Harold Jarche

The book simplifies years of research and management practice and presents a lucid set of working examples, guidelines, and models that can be understood by all.

listening and learning

Harold Jarche

But when hospital staff no longer can see the use in filling out forms, going through guidelines and standards and they seek a different and less difficult way of improving quality, then of course I’ll listen.

MOOCs for Credit: Current State of the Art

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Question: were the guidelines for courses changed when applied to MOOCs? Response: for the MOOCs we reviewed, no, the guidelines were not changed. They are the guidelines described above, plus ensuring there are ways to prevent academic dishonesty.

The Value of Taking Mini-Breaks During the Nonprofit Work Day

Beth Kanter

Some additional ways to cut down on employee’s digital stress beyond a device free zone in the workplace: Encourage good email communications guidelines such as brevity, clear asks, and clear subject lines.

Happy National Walking Day! #walkatwork

Beth Kanter

Fitbit suggests that in addition to the CDC health guideline to fit in 2.5 Happy National Walking Day! Every year, the American Heart Association sponsors National Walking Day on the first Wednesday in April.

Measuring the Impact of Your Nonprofit Program

Beth Kanter

A few months ago, I facilitated a mini-innovation lab on measuring impact for grantees of the Google Nonprofit program at the Impact Hub.

IBM’s Trip to Become A Socially Integrated Enterprise

Luis Suarez

Over the last couple of weeks there have been a number of rather interesting and insightful blog posts that have been covering IBM’s journey to become a social business. A journey that started back in 2001, but that it had its main roots well substantiated within the company for much longer.

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Why do we need social business?

Harold Jarche

Clear guidelines allow everyone to speak openly on behalf of the company. Tweet The Dachis Group’s latest XPLANATiON of the attributes of a socially optimized business is a pretty good answer to the question, “What is social business?”

A roadmap for transition

Harold Jarche

The principle of subsidiarity, or the promotion of the furthest possible distribution of all authority, is a good guideline to begin with. There is general consensus in this part of the world that the modern enterprise is a broken structure.

One death too many

Mind Hacks

For this reason, organisations from the Samaritans , to the Centre for Disease Control , to an international panel of media organisations, have created explicit suicide reporting guidelines to ensure that no one dies or is harmed unnecessarily because of how suicide is reported. One of the first things I do in the morning is check the front pages of the daily papers and on the day following Robin Williams death, rarely have I been so disappointed in the British press.

Rules is rules

Dave Snowden

However calling all rules guidelines or seeking to remove them is throwing the proverbial baby out with the bathwater. This is where heuristics come into play, and they have a longer pedigree in human systems than guidelines.

Let’s use the ‘No Track’ button we already have

Doc Searls

Here are some other stories, mostly gathered by Zemanta : White House offers online privacy guidelines for consumers mercurynews.com ). You: White House Outlines Online Privacy Guidelines nytimes.com ). ( Cross-posted from the ProjectVRM blog.).

Trump Presidency Lesson Plan

Dan Pontefract

Use the following guideline: a. Donald Trump won the American presidency. If you happen to be a K-12 teacher/educator, here’s a handy lesson plan you may want to consider. you can download it as a PDF as well). Trump Presidency Lesson Plan. Lesson Plan Information. Subject/Course: All of them.

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Exploratorium: Mapping the Experience of Experiments

Adaptive Path

Teams quickly assembled maps of their chosen visitor in keeping with some very simple guidelines: Imagine the Spring 2013 grand opening. We're huge fans of our soon to be San Francisco waterfront neighbors, the Exploratorium.

Paid content needs REALLY BIG metadata

David Weinberger

HBR.com has just put up a post of mine about some new guidelines for “paid content.” ” The guidelines come from the PR and marketing communications company Edelman, which creates and places paid content for its clients. Short version: Edelman paid for a day of consulting on the guidelines. And, no, that didn’t include me agreeing to write about the guidelines).

Coaching Should Be An Expectation Of All Connected Leaders

Dan Pontefract

That is, if the guidelines and definition above are adhered to. The most overused yet inappropriately applied term in an organization is “coaching.”.

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

Ross Dawson

Establishing social media governance, guidelines and policies. Tomorrow is the Australian Human Resources Institute HR Technology conference. 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.

The Grail of Effective and Engaging Learning Experiences

Clark Quinn

For one, there are guidelines about Videos of experts and documents are available as resources, to support the learner in getting the best outcome. There’s a considerable gap between what we can be doing, and what we are doing.

Of artisanship

Dave Snowden

Now they are heavily constrained by guidelines designed for the centre of the bell curve. A couple of years ago at the Hay Festival there was a debate on the relationship between art and craft.

Checklist: transforming corporate learning

Jay Cross

establish guidelines and taxonomies for curating content. If you don’t get this, it will get you. Experience has taught us that making over a training department into a business learning function requires these activities: Sell the vision of learning as a value-creating component of social business. articulate the vision and value of Working Smarter to executive management. explain how to integrate learning & development into the fabric of the business.

Content Curation: The Art and Science of Spotting Awesome

Beth Kanter

Do you or your organization have formal guidelines for “ spotting the awesome ” like Upwell (see below) or is it more of ”we know it when we see it?” ” UpWell Content Curation Guidelines - The Mobilisation Lab. Flickr Photo by Soyignatius.