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.

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

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.

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.

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: 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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

Intention Economy meets Subscription Economy

Doc Searls

I’ll be exploring markets, challenges and opportunities where the two meet. I’ll be speaking tomorrow at Subscribed 2012 London , at the Kensington Roof Garden , near the Kensington tube stop on High Street. Seats are still available, and it’s free.

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.

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.

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 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.

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

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!

Working Styles – Where Fun Meets Work

Luis Suarez

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

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.

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.

Class 130

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.)

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

Travel Budget Slashes, Meeting Crunch and Going Virtual

Nancy White

Throughout the year I’m involved in quite a few conferences and meetings. Financially, meeting organizers have serious concerns. One of my core communities of practice, KM4Dev , just had a call to discuss how we could meet, and scuttle our more ambitious S.

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.

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|

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.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: An Unusual Meeting

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Home Archives Subscribe « Innovation Meeting in Mexico | Main | The Soul of a Business – People, Culture and Brand » November 20, 2006 An Unusual Meeting Last week I attended SC06 - the 2006 international supercomputing conference which this year took place in Tampa.

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

[dplafest] Dan Cohen opens DPLA meeting

David Weinberger

Dan Cohen has some announcements in his welcome to the DPLAfest. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Omitting key information. Introducing artificial choppiness. Over-emphasizing small matters. Paraphrasing badly. Not running a spellpchecker. Mangling other peopleâ??s s ideas and words. You are warned, people. The collection now has 5M items. These come from partner hubs (large institutions) and service hubs (aggregations of smaller providers).-