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

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.

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Business or Pleasure? - why not both: Cloud Field. The social way.

Martijn Linssen

The social way to the future Cloud computing is Internet-based computing, whereby shared resources, software, and information are provided to computers and other devices on demand, like the electricity grid Thats the definition from the wiki and its pretty fine if you ask me.

Wikis at Work

Tony Karrer

Found via Big Dog Little Dog - It's information collaboration - discusses the use of Wikis within organizations. Some of the points it makes: Gartner predicts that by 2009 half of companies worldwide will be using wikis Examples of use Acronyms and industry terminology, best sales practices, case studies, client information, meeting minutes.

Why #VRM is Fools' Gold

Martijn Linssen

Heres the definition of VRM according to Wiki: The goal of VRM is to improve the relationship between the demand-side and the supply-side of markets by providing new and better ways for the former to relate to the latter. Business or Pleasure? -

Knowledge Sharing in the CGIAR – Tools and Methods for Sharing Knowledge: The CGIAR’s Wiki Approach | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

This evolving resource – continually updated, edited, expanded, and critiqued in wiki fashion – is targeted mainly on scientists, research support teams, and administrators in the 15 international centers of the CGIAR.

Leave Learning to Employees, sort of

Jay Cross

Kaplan set up a wiki that has proved very successful. (I’d They tag wiki entries with an approval rating which strikes me as controlling but maybe not. Leave Learning to Employees. By Kate Everson. CLO magazine November 2015.

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4 Meetings, 6 Planes, and lots of amazing friends | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I was in the UK and Portugal the last three weeks to facilitate one meeting, present at a conference and both support and participate in the KM4Dev annual gathering that happened this year in Almada, Portugal.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Wikipatterns: A How-To Site on Driving the Adoption of Wikis Within Your Organization

Mark Oehlert

A collection of patterns and anti-patterns (or actually resistance patterns) for moving forward with Wikis within your organization. Each entry begins with a short descriptor : " Most people want to see the upcoming meetings agenda.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Ever Wonder How Much a Meeting Costs?

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « The Definitive iPhone eCard | Main | Day 2: Welcome to Day 2 of Marks "Clear the Tabs" Blog-a-thon" » July 14, 2008 Ever Wonder How Much a Meeting Costs? Weve all sat in meetings thinking "Geez, this little confab is costing the organization plenty" well now we can quantify that amount in an onscreen ticker.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Seven Strategies for Implementing a Successful Corporate Wiki" (Industry Week)

Mark Oehlert

Main | "The Core of Fun" (Raph Koster via IT Conversations) » March 12, 2008 "Seven Strategies for Implementing a Successful Corporate Wiki" (Industry Week) ( article link ) When I first saw this article, I thought great, another study telling us what we already kno w.

Peeragogy

Jay Cross

Housed on a wiki, Peeragogy keeps on improving. Wikis – for writing collaboratively, eliminating multiple versions of documents, keeping information out in the open, eliminating unnecessary email, and sharing responsibility for updates and error correction.

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In retrospect 2000-2010: omphaloskepsis ruled

Martijn Linssen

Old meets new world: enterprise UX The real cause of Global Warming: the Vatican Integration: your place or mine? Business or Pleasure? -

Working in the dark

Harold Jarche

Tools like internal wikis can facilitate this, if they are used. He redesigned an advertising agency’s workflow, identifying the main choke points - four “big meetings” where one of the “owners” had to be present - and then made the workflow visible so anybody could see what was happening.

Why crowdsourcing should (and maybe will) be the future of government

Ross Dawson

Council meetings are open and streamed live, video interviews with council members are posted on YouTube, and they interact with citizens on Twitter. A similar but less ambitious project was the public redrafting of New Zealand’s Police Act, which was done on a wiki in 2007. You may have seen the marvellous news that Iceland is crowdsourcing its new constitution. Draft clauses are put up on the Internet for people to comment on below, or on the Council’s Facebook page.

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Open Business – From Document-Centric to People-Centric Collaboration

Luis Suarez

Think about how perhaps you could achieve that very same goal through the use of a blog post, or a microblog entry, or a wiki page, or just an activity. Thus what are you waiting for to put together that blog post or that other wiki page? .

Article on the CGIAR’s Knowledge Sharing Toolkit | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

This evolving resource – continually updated, edited, expanded, and critiqued in wiki fashion – is targeted mainly on scientists, research support teams, and administrators in the 15 international centers of the CGIAR.

Why Content Curation Should be in Your Skillset

Jay Cross

meeting summaries. You may well be a curator already, posting items to Twitter, your blog, FAQs, or a wiki. Curation can boost your profit and help your people grow. It can save millions, reduce frustration, and boost the velocity of information in your organization.

Redefining the Social Employee

Dan Pontefract

Fu-Xing has always conducted his project meetings face-to-face and any follow-up has normally consisted of physical jaunts to the desk of team members.

My Old Online Facilitation Workshop Materials | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

We are a collection of Editors, Knowledge Workers, Meeting Managers, Trainers, Designers and Facilitators.

Free workshop: Facilitating online communities | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Jul 24 2008 Free workshop: Facilitating online communities Published by Nancy White at 12:07 pm under facilitation , online interaction The inimitable Leigh Blackall of the Educational Development Centre of Otago Polytechnic is at it again, this time with an open, wiki/blog based online facilitation workshop starting next week.

Talent Development Isn’t Just About Training

Dan Pontefract

As Wikipedia suggests , “The organization began in New Orleans during a training committee meeting of the American Petroleum Institute in 1942. The following year, a group of 15 “training men” met for the first board meeting of the American Society of Training Directors.”

Ensuring knowledge flow through narration

Harold Jarche

What started as forums and wikis quickly evolved into more robust networks and communities. Can the training department, or learning & development, directly contribute to innovation, or are they merely bystanders? Enabling the narration of work is one area where they can help.

How to Replace Top-Down Training with Collaborative Learning (3)

Jay Cross

In its place enters social and informal learning hubs like on-demand content, live online discussions, wikis and forums, and searchable content archives. When team members are unable to meet in the same physical space, they rely on networks to collaborate on getting projects done.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Twitter, Yammer), wikis, blogs, discussion groups, etc. In the Business of Learning , publishers clearly needed to think about how they might go after specialized tools and content that meet particular industry or audience needs games and simulations web 2.0

Crosspost from NWWCoP: Twitter Chats and Tweetups

Nancy White

On today’s full community “ share fair &# meeting the concept of tweetups and tweet chats came up. A hashtag wiki. This is a crosspost from the Network Weavers Community of Practice!

Social Learning: Key resources from January

Jane Hart

“In this article I want to turn to the ‘how’ of change and transformation in organisational learning and look at one specific approach that many organisations are finding useful to help them adapt to meet changing requirements and demands – the 70:20:10 framework.

Corporate Learning Trends and Innovations Nov 17-21 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Oct 25 2008 Corporate Learning Trends and Innovations Nov 17-21 Published by Nancy White at 2:55 pm under communities of practice , events , learning , networks Most of you know me in the non profit world, but Tony Karrer of Tech Empower convinced me I could contribute to a corporate learning event.

Social learning is what managers do already

Harold Jarche

Here’s an example of a well-used wiki in what one could consider a confidential, highly controlled and regulation-heavy organization: During a typical workday, Intellipedia—the Intelligence Community’s version of Wikipedia—receives about 5,000 contributions.

The Standalone LMS is Dead

Dan Pontefract

Coaches, mentors, online buddies need to coexist within the wiki’s, blogs, discussion forums, webcam meetings, online presence, etc. This past week, I attended the SharePoint 2009 conference in Las Vegas. I’ll provide some feedback on that particular release in another blog posting (read Bill Simser for now) but what the conference itself got me thinking about was that, thankfully, the standalone LMS is definitely going to become redundant. Dinosaur. Soviet Union.

eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

link] December 10-11, 2012 Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) Fall Meeting, Washington, DC, USA. link] January 9-12, 2013 American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America Joint Meeting, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California, USA. Clayton R.

What corporates can learn from the Top 10 Tools for Learning 2012

Jane Hart

There is a whole range of collaboration tools and platforms that can be used to meet the needs of teams, for document collaboration and sharing as well as for collaborative project management.

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Business or Pleasure? - why not both: Why customer service can't.

Martijn Linssen

Old meets new world: enterprise UX The real cause of Global Warming: the Vatican Integration: your place or mine? Business or Pleasure? -

RIP: Rob Stuart, Godfather of the NpTech Movement

Beth Kanter

After meeting him at a conference, he added me to the circuit riders list – and thus started my career in the nonprofit technology sector because I could connect with my peers. Rob Stuart shared my birthday, Jan.

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Wikipedia’s 10th

Jay Cross

Ward invented the wiki. Ward’s original wiki was geeky beyond belief. I mentioned that ten years ago, my glossary defined wiki as “a way to stop a conversation.&# So I asked Ward how he felt about today’s spiffed-up, user-friendly wikis.

Yes, A Business CAN Disrupt Itself

Steve Denning

Instead of trying to “parse and manufacture demand”, they are considering what the customer needs and wants and adjusting what the firm does to meet or exceed these expectations. Disruptive innovation kills businesses.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Social networks and Organizational Governance

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

During one of the meetings, we had a fascinating discussion on why it is so difficult to make changes in the UK health system. As for enterprise collaboration, a comment I started repeating lately: I've made more connections with my fellow IBMers through facebook and twitter than I do in all of w3, SameTime, BluePages, Notes, Wiki/Blog Central, etc.

Documents: Dead or grizzled survivors?

David Weinberger

Just today, for example, I was at a contentious meeting of a task force at which we debated what the structure of our final report should be. And the rise of wikis that are never fully done. My friend Frank Gilbane has unearthed an issue of my old e-zine from 1998 in which I proposed that documents are dead, and in which he counter-proposed that they are not.

Thought trails

Clark Quinn

Yes, there’s integration with wikis and blogging tools, but it’s not quite the same. Transparency is valuable, and if these leaders can be convinced to share their thoughts, more folks can take advantage of them without needing specific meetings (and, of course, making those meetings more valuable). Even recording meetings where leaders speak could be a low-overhead mechanism.

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Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

These have the primary role of ensuring that every citizen has free of * very * affordable access to a quality education; accordingly these resources consist not only of digital content and services, but also a network of support centres (formerly known as schools) where learning professionals are available to meet specific individual education needs. where the wiki would be open and accessible to learners, and employed by learning professionals in support of educational activities.