Flip your meetings

Jay Cross

American business people attend 11,000,000 business meetings every day and half of it’s a waste of time. Knowledge workers spend three hours a day in meetings. Four out of five of us have brought other work to do during a meeting. It adds up to years of meetings.

How Social Networking Can Improve Work Meetings

Luis Suarez

I am not too sure whether meetings lower our IQ or whether they make us all more stupid, as my good friend Stowe Boyd reflected on a recent blog post , but I can certainly confirm they do take a toll on your own productivity. Well, apparently, the same thing happens with meetings.

Blog Post: Zoom Meetings

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen I am experimenting with a potential Virtual Knowledge Cafe platform - Zoom Meetings. Zoom is a relatively new (January 2013) cloud-based video meeting system. I don't know of any other video meeting system that meets all these criteria. The free version contains many of the key features of the Pro system except meetings are limited to 40 minutes.

Is Your Corporate Culture The Root Cause Of Bad Meetings?

Dan Pontefract

Several moons ago, I was asked to participate in a meeting. After all, a report by Atlassian suggests employees attend 62 meetings per month. In the US alone that works out to roughly 11 million meetings being held every single day. Culture meetings

Virtual Meetings: 5 Tips for Nonprofits Working Across Time Zones

Beth Kanter

Other times,the workshop, keynote presentation, or master class might be part of a conference or a single session for an organization, but planning the event requires meeting across time zones virtually. This chart easily allows you to find the best time for a meeting.

Blog Post: Transforming decision making meetings

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen How many times have you taken part in a meeting to make a decision about an issue where they have been two factions in the room? Split the meeting into two parts.

Meet Zedfast

Harold Jarche

Living in a small town in Atlantic Canada (pop. 5,000), it’s not often I find people in my community who understand what I do, let alone work in similar fields. Zedfast , founded by Steve Scott, is the exception. Zedfast is currently focused on developing eLearning content in HTML5 and Flash.

Modern Professional Learning (MPL) meets Modern Workplace Learning (MWL)

Jane Hart

ELL is where MPL meets MWL.

Cluetrain meets Reddit

David Weinberger

Cluetrain touted the rise of customer voices. We see through the marketing b t and we tell one another about it. Fine, but there was always the problem that if you’re a consumer products company, you only need 1% of customers to make it look like your products are godawful because a corner was dented. “You totalz Suck PRocter/Gambel!!” ” So, here’s a post by an alarmed passenger on a United flight. OMG the window is half out!

Healthy and Productive Nonprofit Meetings: What Does the Research Say?

Beth Kanter

How many meetings and conference calls did you have yesterday? Our work days are filled with meetings and conference calls with the intent of getting stuff done. But many meetings end up being a complete waste of time. Many of our meetings take place on conference calls.

The One Secret To Better Virtual Meetings: Empathy

Beth Kanter

Last week, I facilitated a peer learning session for Emerging Nonprofit Leaders and their mentors about healthy and productive meetings. We covered the best practices of meetings , both face-to-face and virtual meetings. Two simple tips will help in hybrid meetings.

Running Effective Virtual #Nonprofit Meetings: 9 Best Practices for Facilitating Engagement

Beth Kanter

Workplace flexibility creates a need for better skills in facilitating virtual meetings and hybrid meetings where some participants are in the room and others participate are using audio-only or video conferencing platform. Do not multi-task (do other work) during the meeting.

VRM meets CRM

Doc Searls

CRM Magazine has devoted much of its May 2010 issue , including its cover and lead stories, to VRM and the growing power of individual customers, within which VRM is one vector. Naturally, Cluetrain is also covered , since it pointed in this same direction, long ago.

Meet The UX Week 2015 Keynotes

Adaptive Path

Every year, we try to come up with keynote talks for UX Week that hit the sweet spot between unique points of view and practical insights that we can all learn from. We’re excited about these three keynotes we’ll be seeing at UX Week 2015 , and we think you’ll be too!

Blog Post: Got a meeting? Take a walk.

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen Next time you have a one-on-one meeting, make it into a “walking meeting”. Nilofer Merchant: Got a meeting? Research shows that walking improves your creativity – never mind being good exercise, so take a walk and let ideas flow while you walk and talk.

Working Styles – Where Fun Meets Work

Luis Suarez

Yes, please meet the Chief Executive Customer

Doc Searls

was a larger version of the one on the left, with the headline “Meet the new Chief Executive Customer. Looks like IBM and I are in agreement. Last week the first image you saw at IBM’s site (at least here in the U.S.)

DPLA West meeting online

David Weinberger

The sessions from the DPLA Plenary meeting on April 27 in SF are now online. Here’s the official announcement: …all media and work outputs from the two day-long events that made up DPLA West–the DPLA workstream meetings held on April 26, 2012 at the San Francisco Public Library, and the public plenary held on April 27, 2012 at the Internet Archive in San Francisco, CA–are now available online on the “DPLA West: Media and Outputs” page: [link].

Meet the class of 2015

Jane Hart

“Today’s incoming college freshmen represent a generation of highly-connected, tech and marketing-savvy youth who expect brands to work harder than ever. Knowing who they are and how they use technology and social media is critical to your brand’s success.

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Meet me somewhere

Jay Cross

Let’s meet up when I’m in your town! I’m going on the road again. Brussels, November 27-30. Berlin, December 1-5. Business Educa. Qatar, December 6-8. Stockholm, December 9-10. Oslo, December 11. Maastricht, December 12-15.

Friday Fun: Meet Gump Shun

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Gump’s a trailblazer. He’s willing and able. He’s got pizazz. He doesn’t mind being open and sharing; some call it bravado, I call it courage. Mr. Shun wasn’t always this way. He had to work at it.

Meet Your New CEO – Your Kid

Luis Suarez

Summer time is usually one of the busiest times of the year for me in terms of extra curricular work related activities. I know that this may sound a bit weird, but it’s actually rather accurate.

8 Fantastic Facilitation Playbooks for Designing Productive Nonprofit Meetings

Beth Kanter

Meetings are a big part of our work week, whether it is a recurring staff, team, or board meeting or informal check-in. Our meetings are face-to-face, virtually, and a combination of the two known as “hybrid” meetings.

Step-by-Step Guide: Nonprofit Walking Meetings

Beth Kanter

One of the participants mentioned that they were going to start regular walking meetings with staff, to ensure they keep moving but also build community. Meetings can not only be a waste of time but also zap our energy. Walking meetings can help shakes things up.

Calma Chicha – Where Chill Out Meets Unconventional Contemporary Spanish Cuisine

Luis Suarez

. ‘Calma chicha’, as you may well know, would literally translate into dead calm , you know, when there are no waves, nor wind and everything out there in the ocean is completely dead still, either ahead of a typical storm or right after.

UX Week 2014: Meet the Keynotes

Adaptive Path

Every year, when we set about the task of choosing speakers for UX Week , we look for people who can bring a broad perspective to the challenges facing experience designers today.

The Secret Sauce for Productive Nonprofit Meetings that No One Talks About

Beth Kanter

One of the modules is on meetings. But often we forget to add the secret sauce: how to participate in meetings with impact. There is lots of advice out there about how to design and facilitate meetings. The Healthy Meeting Mindset. MeetingsFlickr Photo by Iain.

Megan Ganz meeting notes

David Weinberger

Megan is undergoing community interrogation over at Reddit , and one of the comments linked to her “ meeting notes.” Megan Ganz is a writer for the TV show Community that I started out not much liking until I had seen a few episodes and now sort of love. Except that it’s on “hiatus,” never a happy word in TV land. ” You should take a look

Meetings—talking shops or changing the world?

Euen Semple

I spend much of my working life, when I am not writing, in meetings of one sort or another. Meetings which others might describe as “talking shops”. There are meetings that are a waste of time. More often than not they are the kinds of meetings that you forget why they are in the diary but go along anyway because they are a safe place to hide for a while. But ideas are what change our world and those ideas take shape in meetings.

Six Power Tips for Great Meetings in Today’s Virtual World

Beth Kanter

This past year, I collaborated with Andrea Kihlstedt on a couple of Guidestar hosted Webinars on the topic of Healthy and Productive Meetings. Six Power Tips for Great Meetings in Today’s Virtual World by Beth Kanter and Andrea Kihlstedt. Good meetings don’t just happen.

Senator Colbert? Meet Beppe Grillo

David Weinberger

Those of us who are not-so-secretly hoping that Stephen Colbert might actually run for Senate should take a look at Beppe Grillo ‘s career in Italy.

New Bank of CA Stadium Equipped with Options for Meetings

Harold Jarche

Banc of California Stadium offers several spaces for meetings and conferences, all equipped with premium hospitality. With 14-foot ceilings and views of the pitch, the Founders Club offers the optimal setting for corporate meetings, lunches and parties.

Body Scan, meet Body Image.

David Weinberger

Instead of the fully-body scanners showing us this. Source AFP. Why can’t they substitute a standardized manikin image (which is what brain scanners do) like this: In fact, they could let us choose our body image. “You know what, my good man? Scratch the Brad.

Meet The UX Week 2015 Keynotes

Adaptive Path

Every year, we try to come up with keynote talks for UX Week that hit the sweet spot between unique points of view and practical insights that we can all learn from. We’re excited about these three keynotes we’ll be seeing at UX Week 2015 , and we think you’ll be too!

Open Meeting Protocol and the structure of emergent collaboration

Ross Dawson

Last week I had an early evening meeting set up with Indy Johar , the inspiring co-founder of Hub Westminster. When I arrived I found that Indy had invoked an ‘Open Meeting Protocol’, offering £10 to Matt Sevenoaks of KPMG to join the meeting, who in turn invited Shelley Kuipers , the CEO of Chaordix, who as it happens I had conversed with on email as reecently as a few days before but had never met in real-life.

Meet me in St Louis – or somewhere near by!

Jane Hart

In February 2015 I am going to be in the US to speak at, and run workshops for a couple of different events – but am available for additional dates and venues. Here is my schedule so far: 12 – 13 February I will be in Minneapolis, MN to run a workshop and speak at a […]. Social learning

Meeting of the Minds with Gerd Leonhard: The implications of Big Data

Ross Dawson

After I recently did a keynote in Interlaken, Switzerland, I visited Gerd at his home in Basel where we did another series of videos for his Meeting of the Minds project.

Old meets new world: enterprise UX

Martijn Linssen

Meanwhile, please take the survey, Derek will be pleased and so will I as Im curious to see the end result Tweet op 12/28/2010 12:22:00 PM Labels: 1.0 , 2.0 , adopt , change , standardisation Old meets new world: enterprise UX 2010-12-28T12:22:00+01:00 Martijn Linssen 1.0|2.0|adopt|change|standardisation|

Where data meets the people

Mind Hacks

Ben Goldacre might be quite surprised to hear he’s written a sociology book, but for the second in our series on books about how the science of mind, brain and mental health meet society, Bad Pharma is an exemplary example.

Blog Post: Meetings serve two purposes – the second too often gets overlooked

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen Most meetings or conversations have a preplanned outcome. It may be to explore an issue, to make a decision or to solve a problem. But there is always a second subliminal purpose which we often overlook. That purpose is to engage each other, improve relationships and foster a sense of community. I have written more about this idea in my blook. A big thanks to Peter Block for bringing this insight to my attention

The Art of Facilitating Virtual Meetings with Sticky Notes

Beth Kanter

As trainers, Andrea and I both know the value of “modeling the model,” so we wanted to use and model best practices for designing effective meetings on their preferred platforms. Designing A Participatory Hook for a Virtual Meeting. A meeting hook does the same thing.

Meeting of the Minds: Key future trends with Ross Dawson and Gerd Leonhard

Ross Dawson

For more conversations about the future see Meeting of the Minds. The post Meeting of the Minds: Key future trends with Ross Dawson and Gerd Leonhard appeared first on Trends in the Living Networks.

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Design Interrupted: Design-time Versus Meeting-time

Adaptive Path

An article I read a while back caused me to reflect on how we scheduled meetings at Adaptive Path and how that might affect my colleagues' ability to achieve quality design work. He says "when you use time that way, it's merely a practical problem to meet with someone. I try to keep them flexible—weekly 30-min meetings that can be skipped if they are pushing toward a deadline or moved around as needed. And everyone appreciates the meeting-free hour.