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.

Is George Siemens Right? Social Media is like Letters to the Editor

Dan Pontefract

While I was enjoying a separation from the external world of social media this past summer, George Siemens of Athasbasca University , authored a very stirring if not controversial post entitled “ Losing interest in social media: there is no there there “ .

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Professional services relationships as the primary portal to value creation

Ross Dawson

In my first book Developing Knowledge-Based Client Relationships I described how value in professional services resides to an increasing degree in the relationship with the client. The post Professional services relationships as the primary portal to value creation appeared first on Trends in the Living Networks. Business relationships Professional services Social networks Uncategorized

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The 2020 Workforce and the LMS Disconnect

Xyleme

Based on insights from her book , the podcast looks at trends and predictions about what the workforce will look like in 2020. By 2020, the workplace will be highly personalized and social. Social networks will be the first point of contact between companies and their future employees and internal social networks will be the primary way that workers communicate, connect and collaborate. By Jeffrey Katzman.

Why conversational skills are needed to create a high-performance, engaged, networked organization

Ross Dawson

We now all understand that markets are conversations, and organizations must have great ability to build real conversations with their customers in a world of social media. Organizational networks. The development of strong networks that allow the most relevant capabilities to be applied to emerging problems or opportunities happens through conversation. Social media skills. Future of business Future of work Social media Social networks Uncategorized

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solving problems together

Harold Jarche

This information can be mapped, and frameworks such as knowledge management help us to map it. We can also create tools, especially performance support systems to do the work and not have to learn all the background knowledge in order to accomplish the task.

1st update on 10 Tools Challenge 2013

Jane Hart

It has been good to see the varied interest in the 10 Tools Challenge both on my blog and Twitter as well as on other social channels – so here are a few updates. NETWORKING & COLLABORATION PLATFORMS. Public social networks. social networks.

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Neoliberalism and MOOCs: Amplifying nonsense

George Siemens

The argument is simple: Much of today’s economy is knowledge-based. In a knowledge economy, we need to be learning constantly. As a consequence, the internet has contributed by creating a shadow education system where learners learn on their own and through social networks. MOOCs reflect society’s transition to a knowledge economy and reveal the inadequacy of existing university models to meet learner’s needs.

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Bridging the World’s Knowledge Divide: Technology + Competition, Skills and Institutions

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I would now like to discuss another brief which I found quite interesting, - Will the Spread of Digital Technologies Spell the End of the Knowledge Divide? , Evidence suggests that digital technologies are in fact helping to expand knowledge, but are not succeeding in democratizing it.

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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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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.

knowledge-sharing paradox redux

Harold Jarche

Knowledge-sharing in the Enterprise. An effective suite of enterprise social tools can help organizations share knowledge, collaborate, and cooperate – connecting the work being done with the identification of new opportunities and ideas. It takes a networked organization, staffed by people with networked learning mindsets, to thrive in a networked economy. The Knowledge-sharing Paradox. Knowledge is a very personal thing.

The knowledge sharing paradox

Harold Jarche

An effective suite of enterprise social tools can help organizations share knowledge, collaborate, and cooperate – connecting the work being done with the identification of new opportunities and ideas. People will freely share their knowledge if they remain in control of it.

Using social media for onboarding

Harold Jarche

Last year, I looked at new hire practices and found some interesting methods: Ensuring new hires understand the shadow or informal part of the organization through the use of tools such as network maps (Jon Katzenbach, Senior Partner of Booz & Company, author of The Wisdom of Teams).

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The Seek > Sense > Share Framework

Harold Jarche

Simple standards facilitated with a light touch, enables knowledge workers to capture, interpret and share their knowledge. Personal knowledge management is a set of processes, individually constructed, to help each of us make sense of our world and work more effectively.

New Hire Practices

Harold Jarche

Ensuring new hires understand the shadow or informal part of the organization through the use of tools such as network maps (Jon Katzenbach, Senior Partner of Booz & Company, author of The Wisdom of Teams). Connecting to an internal social network to connect online & ask questions.

Coherent communities

Harold Jarche

Sharing your discoveries adds to the value of the networked Commons; I think of it as a requirement of good network citizenship. I am interested in the role of communities of practice in knowledge sharing. I have been looking at how communities of practice can bridge our social networks with our work teams, helping us get the job done while being open to innovative ideas.

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. Working and learning out loud make implicit knowledge more explicit.

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Researching open online courses

George Siemens

Over the last decade, I’ve extolled the value of social/technological networks as a means of extending learning opportunities. Social media in particular has collapsed the barriers between students and teachers. One area that I haven’t devoted much attention to is that of distributed online research networks. In fall, we (TEKRI, NRC, UPEI and possibly a few other organizations) are hosting an open online course.

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learning and the future of work

Harold Jarche

The last personal knowledge mastery in 40 days online workshop for 2015 started this week. Both complex and creative work require greater implicit knowledge. Implicit knowledge, unlike explicit knowledge, is difficult to codify and standardize.

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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.

8 Dirty Words

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

L ast year I led workshops in London, Madrid , San Jose, Quebec, and Berlin on how to sell social networking and informal learning to senior management. You think of improving skills and increasing knowledge. Knowledge management may be two words, but it’s a single concept.

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Let’s talk about work

Harold Jarche

In a networked, knowledge-based economy where initiative, creativity and passion trump intellect, diligence and obedience; being “at&# work 8 hours a day makes little sense.

PKM in 2013

Harold Jarche

“The basic unit of social business technology is personal knowledge management, not collaborative workspaces.” Personal knowledge management (PKM) is a set of processes, individually constructed, to help each of us make sense of our world and work more effectively.

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Networked Knowing

Harold Jarche

The theme was on the changing nature of work as we enter the network era and how learning is becoming integral to individual and organizational success. One hundred years later and we are witnessing a similar shift, from the industrial economy to the network era and a creative economy.

The Collaborative, Sharing Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The industrial economy has been primarily based on production , with GDP as the key measure of economic activity. He views it as the next major phase of the Internet-based economy of the past two decades. . then gave way to the many-to-many social media phase.

Connect, aggregate, filter; then train

Harold Jarche

The primary role of the “training&# department [or whatever it becomes] for any knowledge-based business is to Connect & Communicate. Social media are also the means by which we can share our tacit knowledge through conversations to co-develop emergent work practices.

Friday’s Finds #189

Harold Jarche

Here are some of the observations and insights that were shared via social media during the past fortnight. When it comes to government IT in 2013, GitHub may have surpassed Twitter and Facebook as the most interesting social network.

The job bubble

Harold Jarche

As the industrial age gives way to a networked age, there is less need for well-defined, cookie-cutter jobs. It doesn’t mean getting rid of social safety nets either, but our policy-makers had better catch on quickly.

Highlights from 2010: Keynote speech videos, slides, and reviews

Ross Dawson

Keynote at Cisco Insight 2010: Innovation beyond boundaries and the role of knowledge-based relationships. Keynote at Gartner: Driving Business Results Through Personal Networks. "It Continuing a series of review posts of 2010, here are notes from some of my keynotes this year.

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my pkm story

Harold Jarche

It has been over 10 years that I have examined, practiced, and developed models for personal knowledge management/mastery. I started down the path of personal knowledge mastery in 2004, inspired by Dave Pollard , Denham Gray , and others. “To

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PKM: the basic unit of social business

Harold Jarche

True collaborative networks do not rely so much on teams than on individuals, as B. Instead of focusing on teams and communities, we must concentrate our efforts in providing workers with the right resources and knowledge to build their own connections. It is more like a social network.

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Adjusting to Life in a Hyperconnected World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

We were in the middle of the dot-com frenzy , and the buzz in the air was that in the Internet-based new economy , brick-and-mortar businesses, like other businesses grounded in the physical world, could not possibly compete in this fast-moving digital space and were therefore headed for extinction. . Furthermore, the Web has evolved toward its Web 2.0 , social networking phase. And, these social networking capabilities have reminded us that humans are inherently social.

The Emergence of Cognitive Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

To do so, we will have to shift from silicon to other carbon-based materials. This will happen as we look to analyze and extract meaningful information from unstructured data, people-based social networks and Internet-of-Things applications. On October 21 I participate in a Colloquium on the Frontiers of IT at IBM’s Thomas J Watson Research Center.

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A New Style of Work

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

My work processes are essentially web-based processes. I access my web-based cloud office wherever I am, using whatever devices I have with me, - whether it is my laptop, tablet, smart phone or just about any computer at the location I am working in that has open access to the Web. Let me review some of the key ways that the web-based cloud office enables my new style of work. These new social networking capabilities have reminded us that humans are inherently social.

50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10 (3)

Jay Cross

Learning is social. Effective managers encourage their team members to buddy up on projects, to shadow others and to participate in professional social networks. Companies need to take advantage of the social nature of learning. 50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10.

Reflections on Innovation, Productivity and Job Creation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But this is now beginning to change , thanks to huge advances in digital technologies, including mobile devices and sensors, information and analytics, cloud computing and broadband wireless networks. But the current jobless recovery is at least partly due to our growing IT-based productivity , which is enabling companies to do their present work with fewer people, and postpone hiring new workers until they have more confidence in the future of the economy.

40-Hour Work Week – The Magic of Sustainable Growth

Luis Suarez

I can tell you it’s going to hurt, but maybe we need it that way, as one of those massive, unprecedented wake-up calls that may mark the beginning of something new and rather powerful: a smarter knowledge workforce. That we is not only knowledge workers themselves, but employers alike.

Creating your PKM processes

Harold Jarche

In Sense-making with PKM I described some personal knowledge management processes using various web tools. Personal knowledge management is one way of addressing the issue of TMI (too much information). Use Social Bookmarks.

Marketing for Free Agents redux

Harold Jarche

Without conversation (oral, written, graphical, physical) there are no social transactions. It has now become my knowledge base and provides fodder for articles and presentations. Both networks, as well as Twitter, have connected me to paid work. Tweet.

5th Anniversary

Harold Jarche

Current areas of interest include social networking applications, like blogs, wikis and the use of RSS feeds, which is one reason why I have this blog; to practise what I preach. My personal knowledge base is now over 1,400 blog posts with +3,000 comments.

Organizations and Complexity

Harold Jarche

From the evolving social organization we developed this table to show the differences between three archetypal organizations. Knowledge-Based View. Value Networks. Knowledge Acquisition. Social. Knowledge Capitalization. Patti Anklam , in discussing value networks and complexity states: Understanding of complexity provides a practical guide to managing context. You can’t manage a network, you can only manage its context. SOCIAL.

Generations, Social and Enterprise: adopt vs adapt

Martijn Linssen

and Social are about humans, people, change management, radical organisation change, and, in the end, about tools And, on the field of Integration, the theme of adopt versus adapt has always played the most significant role in my working life. Social Customer Service - proving you failed?