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.

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.

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Whose Side(wiki) Are You On?

Doc Searls

For example, early in the history of Web, in the place where publishing, browsing and searching began to meet, a convention by which authors of sites could exclude their pages from search results was developed. What are we to make of Sidewiki ? Is it, as Phil Windley says , a way to build the purpose-centric Web ? Or is it, as Mike Arrington suggests , the latest way to “deface&# websites?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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? -

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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.

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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? -

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Anybody Out There Attend AERA?

Mark Oehlert

Ive always wanted to attend the American Education Research Associations annual meeting but have always either missed it timing wise or just been a little over-awed - have you seen the program ? e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Semi-Daily Quote/Lyric/Words of Others | Main | Hey! Editors of "Educational Researcher".Get Get a FREAKING CLUE!!!!! » March 31, 2008 Anybody Out There Attend AERA?

Barriers to Collaboration

Harold Jarche

In reading through the responses and sample comments, it becomes obvious that there are two technologies that limit workplace collaboration - e-mail & meetings. Most of us who work with social media already know that e-mail can be replaced by more appropriate tools such as wikis, instant messaging, blogs or micro-blogs for a number of tasks. A simple strategy to give workers some time back would be to require that all meetings have agendas (on a wiki) with accompanying minutes.

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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Me, We, Network Presentation at EdMedia

Nancy White

Here inHonolulu, It has been fun to meet some online buddies (from blogs, Twitter, etc.) Anyway, here are the artifacts - a wiki with some links and the slides. Onlinefacilitation wiki - me_we_network resources.

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? .

working smarter case study

Harold Jarche

Enable people in work teams and communities of practice to narrate their work, using existing tools such as Sharepoint, blogs, wikis, and discussion forums.

Aberdeen Business School

Dave Snowden

All in all and enjoyable event and a chance to meet and talk with several old friends and some new ones. The two long train journeys allowed me to catch up with a fair amount of email and get the development wiki into some form of order. I spoke at the the I 3 conference in Aberdeen this Tuesday. The slides are here with a linked podcast.

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Remote Collaboration

Tony Karrer

A few starting points: Adobe Connect Now - free online meetings for up to three people. You leave the meeting with an agreed to status report, action steps, etc. I also heavily use Wikis, especially when the desired result is a set of web pages.

Waiting For SuperExecutive: Why Executives Should Get on the Enterprise 2.0 Bus

Dan Pontefract

Open Wiki. If you don’t have a wiki for your team, you aren’t setting an open and transparent team culture. Without a wiki, intelligence will be trapped in email and on network shared folders. . As travel continues to be reduced, you set the example by having 1-1 meetings and team meetings in this space. Town halls and team meetings over teleconference lines is antiquated thinking. I recently took in the film Waiting for Superman.

CoP Series #9: Community Heartbeats

Nancy White

Synchronous online events are when some or all of the learners are online at the same time and interacting using tools such as Voice over IP (VoIP), telephone bridge lines, chat rooms, web meetings and instant messenger tools - even Twitter! Small group meetings.

PodCamp Halifax 2009

Harold Jarche

Time to get away from my computer screen and meet some folks. This is an unconference , focused on social media (blogs, wikis, podcasts, video, etc). PodCampHalifax2009 seems like a great mid-Winter activity.

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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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.

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Have social networks replaced groups?

David Weinberger

Maxim Weinstein responded in an email to my post about what the social structure of the Internet looked like before Facebook, making the insightful point that Facebook meets the four criteria Clay Shirky listed for social software in his 2003 keynote at eTech. For example, Clay’s post from 2003 marvels at a “broadband conversation” in which the participants communicated simultaneously by conference call, through a wiki, and through a chat, each from a different source.

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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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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!

More on replacing business travel from Jessica Lipnack | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

It is worth a link here… Facebook | Jessica Lipnack’s Notes …Many reporters, for example, The New York Times’s fine one, Steve Lohr, whose article, “ As travel costs rise, more meetings go virtual ,&# took the headline earlier this 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.”

Social Media in Intl. Dev: Simone Staiger

Nancy White

Simone is orchestrating 6 regional consultations for the Global Forum on Agricultural Research ( GFAR ) in preparation for a major meeting next year. The Consultation Faciltiators’ Wiki.

Selling Learning Communities – Not Everyone Will or Wants a Group Hug

Tony Karrer

For one community, they meet every two weeks and a lot of times the topic comes a week before and he pulls in subject matter experts to present. His example is a community that meets on Friday afternoons.

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Thinking Outside the Training Box

Tony Karrer

Office hours - After the launch of the training, hold regularly scheduled virtual meetings to discuss questions or issues that have come up. Web Site - Use Wiki software or similarly easy to use tool to keep an up-to-date site where you minimally have pointers to your reference materials and training materials, FAQs, list of expert practitioners, and dates/times of office hours. Update your FAQs - After each office hour, quickly make modifications to the Wiki.

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.

Web 2.0 Applications in Learning

Tony Karrer

There were about 7 examples mentioned including Intuit using a Wiki-like system for customers to ask questions/get advice around taxes, using a group blog with students prior to a formal learning event, the US Army's use of collaboration tools to share best practices in Iraq, and several others. Question 1 - What are the most likely ways / places your organization might or does use Blogs, Wikis, Social Bookmarking, Social Networking or Collaboration Tools?

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.