Enterprise microblogging should be pay-per-use

Martijn Linssen

That is something I think is holding back most enterprises when they have to pay the enterprise microblogging bill:how much of that is money thrown away? Real Profitability Part I: The Big Three and Four Enterprise microblogging: measuring true value "is. Business or Pleasure? -

Why microblogging has moved to the heart of enterprise social initiatives

Ross Dawson

Of all the social media platforms microblogging is the most akin to conversation,” he said. The rise of microblogging. I have been reflecting on the quite extraordinary rise of microblogging over the last few years. The major microblogging players.

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Enterprise microblogging: measuring true value "is relative"

Martijn Linssen

why not both Home About Contact Friday, 14 January 2011 Enterprise microblogging: measuring true value "is relative" Yammer announced a new feature yesterday : Leaderboards Leaderboards gives users access to statistics about their network activity. Business or Pleasure? -

#Top #5 #Reasons #To #Love #Hashtags #In #Your #Enterprise #Microblogging #Platform

Dan Pontefract

#Enterprise #Micro-blogging #is #a #very #powerful #tool #that #connects #people #to #people, #people #to #information, #people #to #knowledge, #and #people #to #skills. I’ll stop using the hashtags now … point taken.

Tweet Kings & Pretty Things (aka Micro-Blogging Habits)

Dan Pontefract

engagement interlocutor leadership micro-blogging organization social networking habit learning microblogging social twitterYou're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Are you a tweet king or a pretty thing?

Kick-starting a corporate social network

Jay Cross

Internal microblogging is a great way for an organization to kick-start social networking. My pal Aaron Silvers shares his experience with microblogging going viral at W. Grainger in this video. Fairy tales do come true; it could happen to you. Just Jay

Andyasks , and Hopes for Answers

Andy McAfee

Photo of Andrew McAfee Home Blog About RSS Andrew McAfees Blog The Business Impact of IT Tweet Andyasks , and Hopes for Answers by Andrew McAfee on November 25, 2008 I’ve been told by a few people that if I want to really understand the power of the microblogging utility Twitter (which I wrote about here and here ) I need to use it more broadly.

The Internet doesn’t do this

Doc Searls

I am knocking the fact that we haven’t come up with the open Internet-based (rather than silo-based) way of microblogging. The above, in order (1,2,3) is what I went through this morning when I searched for “emancipay&# on Twitter. Not knocking Twitter here.

Sharing pointedly or broadly

Clark Quinn

On the other hand, a microblog lets anyone decide to ‘follow’ your quick posts. Typically, microblogs (and chat) are for short messages, such as requests for help or pointers to something interesting. The dialog around a file provides a rich augmentation, just as such can be happening on a blog, or edited RTs of a microblog comment.

Friday’s Finds 183

Harold Jarche

microblogging is the closest we have to human conversation” – by @RossDawson. Microblogs, through their ease of participation and the breadth of their visibility, are excellent facilitators of organizational networks. After 15 years of ‘expertise location’ being on the agenda, microblogs are proving to be one of the simplest and best ways to find the relevant expertise in the organization to address a problem or opportunity.

The Masterclass on Informal Learning

Jay Cross

From this foundation , we explore communities of practice, capturing and disseminating news, knowledge sharing at Intel, experiential learning at Xerox, conversation at HP, volunteerism at SAP, Twitter at Deloitte, product knowledge at BT, and learning from microblogs.

Why Work Out Loud? (for #wolweek)

Clark Quinn

You can blog your thoughts, microblog what you’re looking at, make your interim representations available as collaborative documents, there are many ways to make your work transparent. Why should one work out loud (aka Show Your Work )? Certainly, there are risks involved. You could be wrong. You could have to share a mistake. Others might steal your ideas. So why would anyone want to be Working Out Loud ? Because the risks are trumped by the benefits.

Let’s move tweeting off Twitter

Doc Searls

Meanwhile, I’m also raising a cheer for whatever Dave is doing toward “building a microblog platform without a company in the middle&#. Blogging, emailing and messaging aren’t owned by anybody. Tweeting is owned by Twitter. That’s a problem.

How Narrating Your Work Helps You Become More Effective by Saving Precious Time

Luis Suarez

A few days back, my good friend, Bertrand Duperrin , put together a rather interesting and intriguing blog post under the suggestive heading “ Employees don’t have time to waste narrating their work ” where he shared some very thoughtful insights on the potential burdens behind the whole concept of narrate your work , working out loud or observable work (a.k.a. #owork ) that have always been highlighted as perhaps some of the major key benefits from using social networking tools for business in a corporate environment. But it looks like, apparently, there are some potential risks along the way: mainly, knowledge workers not wanting to participate (through blogging or microblogging, as primary examples) due to lack of time , since their day to day workflow seems to be interrupted abruptly due to that lack of integration of social technologies into where the real work happens. Bertrand brings up some really good and excellent points that I can certainly agree with to a great extent, specially, this particular quote: “ And don’t forger that separating the tools where problems are from those where solutions can be found is not the best way to improve the performance of your organization “ That’s just such an absolutely spot on assessment of perhaps some of the main issues we are currently seeing on why not enough knowledge workers start making use of social technologies to help them improve their productivity and effectiveness. But if we take a look closer, then we are going to find out that perhaps the tools where problems are, and therefore where knowledge workers get work done, may not be the right tools in the first place. And that’s, on its own, another big issue that needs sorting out. . Indeed, if you get a bunch of knowledge workers out there and you ask them openly where they spend the vast majority of their “working time” they would tell you that, right now, it would be down to two different spaces: e-mail and meetings. To the point where from a typical 8 hour work day, and we all know those have ceased to exist many years ago, despite current research indicating how beneficial 40 hour work weeks are , a large chunk of that workflow is dedicated to rather processing email or hop around from meeting to meeting (Even virtual ones!) to no end. Or even both!, accounting in most cases for 7 to 9 hours per day, every day , just doing that: processing e-mail and attending meetings. . The mind-blowing thing is that we all know how pernicious and damaging it can well be to one’s productivity spending too much time just handling your email, recent research quoting how we spend up to one quarter of our day just doing that, making a fine total of 650 hours per year on it. And yet we don’t seem to complain, or would want to complain!, much about it! Talking about the unbeatable status quo of e-mail in the corporate world as just something that everyone takes for granted, including wasting everyone’s time on it. Well, except for “ A World Without eMail “, of course, which is one of the reasons why I got things started with it over 4 years ago. Ohhh, and I think it’s probably a good time now that I start working on another massive progress report to show and demonstrate where we are in challenging that status quo of corporate email. Thus stay tuned for plenty more to come along! The thing is that meetings are not doing much better either ! Plenty of people keep stating that meetings are essential, if not, critical, for every business, yet, we keep bumping into a good number of resources , cites , quotes , articles , blog posts , research , etc. etc. that state how ugly meetings are nowadays due to how good they are at killing our very own daily productivity , despite the several good attempts we have seen recently on sharing good practices , hints and tips , techniques , and best know-how of hosting effective meetings. Yet, it hasn’t happened. We keep taking them for granted, yet we do seem to want to do very little to challenge their own status quo, even though in most cases those meetings are now being seen as a useless power struggle, an informal gathering where nothing happens, a bullying tactic to dominate the workplace, a pastime, in short, a complete waste of time. Perhaps, what we need is #lwwm – Life Without Worthless Meetings. Or maybe not. Maybe what we would need to do is take back our own productivity and effectiveness, as knowledge workers, and stop using those time wasters from our day to day work, so that we can continue getting the job done effectively. Essentially, what we would need to do is to start , if you haven’t done so already!, challenging the status quo of those business pain points that we all seem to know what they are and how they are affecting our productivity, but that we reluctantly won’t do much about it. Well, now we have the perfect use case for addressing those pain points: using social technologies to keep narrating our work. Basically, social networking tools like blogging, or microblogging, that Bertrand mentioned above as examples, to open up our interactions, to free ourselves from the email and meetings yokes, to become more transparent on what we do, because as he mentioned on that article he put together, the more open and transparent we become in the workplace working out loud the much easier it would be for everyone else to help you when you would need it. This is, exactly, what I have been advocating for myself for a long while, along the lines of this quote: “ How can I help you, if I don’t know what you are doing? How can I help you, if I don’t know you, your work, and what you are trying to achieve? Help me please to understand your work, so that I can do my fair bit and help out where I can “ . The rather interesting thing from making that switch into becoming much more open, public, transparent on how you work is that, contrary to what most people seem to think, it’s everything, but a waste of time. By shifting gears, and changing mindsets into a new set of habits one finally realises that you no longer have to fight the corporation , you no longer have to justify your work (since it is out there readily available to everyone!), you no longer have to keep distrusting your colleagues and bosses since they don’t know what you are doing and you don’t know what they are doing, you no longer have to put up with all of those frictions in meetings trying to make your point across, so that you have something to say. And the list goes on and on and on. Now, by making the shift to social technologies all of that extra baggage on having to justify both yourself and every bit of your work is now gone. Imagine the time savings! Imagine if all of a sudden you get to save 3 to 4 hours per day of not doing emails but instead using microblogging or activity streams, for instance, where networks and communities continue getting work done without worrying too much about all of that stuff we know we can do without from the traditional hierarchical, overstructured, much process / technology driven corporate world. Imagine if all of a sudden you stop attending meetings you are not supposed to, or reject those other ones where they are asking for your information and contribution when all of that data is readily available out there. Yes, social networking tools for business will take some of your time, but if you look into your current business pain points and how social technologies could help you address those, I bet that you would be saving a whole lot more time by living social than by having to reply to, yet again, another chain of emails or prepare yourself mentally for that meetings galore to happen throughout the whole day. . Frankly, I prefer to live social, thank you very much. I prefer to receive 15 emails per week, as part of “ A Work Without Email ” that I have been doing for over 4 years now, and attend about 10 meetings per week on a good week, which is the average I am doing at the moment, as part of that effort of “ Life Without Worthless Meetings “ In short, I rather prefer to take back my productivity, having finally succeeded in addressing my business pain points and, instead, get out there, mix and mingle with my networks and my communities, learn from them, share my knowledge with them out in the open, participate in the conversations, become better at what I already do excel at and, eventually, get my work done openly, networked and interconnected, which is what matters at the end of the day, really, but with one key difference: I am now in control of my own productivity through social technologies. Something that I couldn’t have said before when I was relying far too much on both email and meetings. And you? Still think that social networking tools for business are a waste of time, even if they are not integrated into your day to day workload just yet, pretty much just like email or meetings have been over the years? You may need to think about it again and start questioning whether you could become even more effective and efficient at what you do with your productivity, because I am certain that social networking tools would, indeed, help you save, and reinvest much better all of that precious time to work then on far much more fascinating work. Isn’t that what we would all want to achieve at some point … ? . Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0 IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Enterprise

Social Learning Examples

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

At DevLearn, many people lamented the difficulty of explaining the benefits of social media to their managers and peers. We talked about building a repository of web 2.0 learning applications. It turns out that my pal Jane Hart has already done it for us!

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: Integration: your place or.

Martijn Linssen

Enterprise microblogging tools do the same. Real Profitability Part I: The Big Three and Four Enterprise microblogging: measuring true value "is. Business or Pleasure? - why not both Home About Contact Wednesday, 22 December 2010 Integration: your place or mine?

Waxing Lyrical On Leadership, Engagement, Purpose & Innovation

Dan Pontefract

Wikis, blogs, microblogging, video-sharing are all very important aspects of an organization’s culture. The fine folks at Learnnovators conducted an interview with me recently, where I spouted off on aspects of leadership, engagement, purpose and innovation. The results can be found below: 1.

The Question I’m Most Often Asked …

Dan Pontefract

When I have a spare moment, I may issue an internal or external microblog about something I’ve learned, or something I’m willing to share. “How do I fit it in?”. The question I’m most often asked is how I fit everything into a 2.0 lifestyle. What is my time management plan?

Real Profitability Part I: The Big Three and Four

Martijn Linssen

Real Profitability Part I: The Big Three and Four Enterprise microblogging: measuring true value "is. Enterprise microblogging should be pay-per-use In retrospect 2000-2010: omphaloskepsis ruled The evident relationship between solar and ice? Business or Pleasure? -

Reflections on Ten Years of Blogging

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Internet era was born around 20 years ago, when Netscape went public in August of 1995 and caught the world by storm with its highly successful IPO.

The To Tweet Or ReTweet Flowchart

Martijn Linssen

Real Profitability Part I: The Big Three and Four Enterprise microblogging: measuring true value "is. Enterprise microblogging should be pay-per-use In retrospect 2000-2010: omphaloskepsis ruled The evident relationship between solar and ice? Business or Pleasure? -

Quip: conversations

Clark Quinn

Microblogging (e.g. Conversations are the engine of business. Seriously. How many problems are solved by saying “go talk to <so-and-so>&# , or ideas sparked by conversations around the water cooler? How many times has a chance conversation ended up leading to a new product, service, acquisition, or more? The conversations can be of many types: with co-workers, managers, subordinates, customers, stakeholders.

LearnTrends Live: Harold Jarche on PKM

Jay Cross

Microblogging is new. Personal Knowledge Management. BIG KM (corporate) | Little KM | Personal KM. Lots going on. Books, blogs, bookmarks, tags, etc. Harold asked himself, “What is it I actually do?&#. “Sorting&# means filtering one’s sources.

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Egypt: Cairo, tens of thousands of people protesting

Martijn Linssen

Real Profitability Part I: The Big Three and Four Enterprise microblogging: measuring true value "is. Enterprise microblogging should be pay-per-use In retrospect 2000-2010: omphaloskepsis ruled The evident relationship between solar and ice? Business or Pleasure? -

Why acquisition beats retention

Martijn Linssen

Real Profitability Part I: The Big Three and Four Enterprise microblogging: measuring true value "is. Enterprise microblogging should be pay-per-use In retrospect 2000-2010: omphaloskepsis ruled The evident relationship between solar and ice? Business or Pleasure? -

Putting Enterprise 2.0 into Context

Andy McAfee

Narrating your work via blogs or microblogs so that others can find you and access your expertise is a great standalone use case, as is narrating your ignorance — asking questions to the enterprise as a whole without guessing in advance who will know the answer. Three recent posts have done a great job of showing where we are in the spread of Enterprise 2.0 – the use of emergent social software platforms by companies to get work done.

Twitter, just show us the algorithm - please?

Martijn Linssen

Real Profitability Part I: The Big Three and Four Enterprise microblogging: measuring true value "is. Enterprise microblogging should be pay-per-use In retrospect 2000-2010: omphaloskepsis ruled The evident relationship between solar and ice? Business or Pleasure? -

Catching the Zeitgeist

Harold Jarche

This experiment explores these possibilities by starting with messages on the microblogging-platform Twitter.

Mark Zuckerberg no longer a social norm

Martijn Linssen

Real Profitability Part I: The Big Three and Four Enterprise microblogging: measuring true value "is. Enterprise microblogging should be pay-per-use In retrospect 2000-2010: omphaloskepsis ruled The evident relationship between solar and ice? Business or Pleasure? -

Stop breaking down silos, let's enginize the pistons

Martijn Linssen

Real Profitability Part I: The Big Three and Four Enterprise microblogging: measuring true value "is. Enterprise microblogging should be pay-per-use In retrospect 2000-2010: omphaloskepsis ruled The evident relationship between solar and ice? Business or Pleasure? -

Enterprise 1.0 - The Dysfunctional Family?

Martijn Linssen

Real Profitability Part I: The Big Three and Four Enterprise microblogging: measuring true value "is. Enterprise microblogging should be pay-per-use In retrospect 2000-2010: omphaloskepsis ruled The evident relationship between solar and ice? Business or Pleasure? -

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: Microsoft and Cloud - they.

Martijn Linssen

Real Profitability Part I: The Big Three and Four Enterprise microblogging: measuring true value "is. Enterprise microblogging should be pay-per-use In retrospect 2000-2010: omphaloskepsis ruled The evident relationship between solar and ice? Business or Pleasure? -

Twitter punctuation manners

Martijn Linssen

Real Profitability Part I: The Big Three and Four Enterprise microblogging: measuring true value "is. Enterprise microblogging should be pay-per-use In retrospect 2000-2010: omphaloskepsis ruled The evident relationship between solar and ice? Business or Pleasure? -

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

Martijn Linssen

Real Profitability Part I: The Big Three and Four Enterprise microblogging: measuring true value "is. Enterprise microblogging should be pay-per-use In retrospect 2000-2010: omphaloskepsis ruled The evident relationship between solar and ice? Business or Pleasure? -

Real Profitability Part III: Indian players

Martijn Linssen

Real Profitability Part I: The Big Three and Four Enterprise microblogging: measuring true value "is. Enterprise microblogging should be pay-per-use In retrospect 2000-2010: omphaloskepsis ruled The evident relationship between solar and ice? Business or Pleasure? -

ServiceDeskPhobia: one-idiot-fits-all

Martijn Linssen

Real Profitability Part I: The Big Three and Four Enterprise microblogging: measuring true value "is. Enterprise microblogging should be pay-per-use In retrospect 2000-2010: omphaloskepsis ruled The evident relationship between solar and ice? Business or Pleasure? -

The Evangelist, the Priest and the Monk?

Martijn Linssen

Real Profitability Part I: The Big Three and Four Enterprise microblogging: measuring true value "is. Enterprise microblogging should be pay-per-use In retrospect 2000-2010: omphaloskepsis ruled The evident relationship between solar and ice? Business or Pleasure? -

The Social Organisation Manifesto

Martijn Linssen

Real Profitability Part I: The Big Three and Four Enterprise microblogging: measuring true value "is. Enterprise microblogging should be pay-per-use In retrospect 2000-2010: omphaloskepsis ruled The evident relationship between solar and ice? Business or Pleasure? -

The new workplace

Jay Cross

Some have so embraced in-house social networking, microblogging, and discussion forums that they define themselves as “social businesses.” Six years ago few people believed that informal learning made much of a difference.

A Company's Four Seasons

Martijn Linssen

Real Profitability Part I: The Big Three and Four Enterprise microblogging: measuring true value "is. Enterprise microblogging should be pay-per-use In retrospect 2000-2010: omphaloskepsis ruled The evident relationship between solar and ice? Business or Pleasure? -

Real Profitability Part II: classical System Integrators

Martijn Linssen

Real Profitability Part I: The Big Three and Four Enterprise microblogging: measuring true value "is. Enterprise microblogging should be pay-per-use In retrospect 2000-2010: omphaloskepsis ruled The evident relationship between solar and ice? Business or Pleasure? -

System 188

"Social Influence tools" only measure Twitter use

Martijn Linssen

Real Profitability Part I: The Big Three and Four Enterprise microblogging: measuring true value "is. Enterprise microblogging should be pay-per-use In retrospect 2000-2010: omphaloskepsis ruled The evident relationship between solar and ice? Business or Pleasure? -

The 7 c’s of natural learning

Clark Quinn

By using tools like blogs for recording and sharing personal learning and information updates, wikis to collaborate, discussion forums to converse, and blogs and microblogs to track what others think are important, we provide ways to naturally learn together. Yesterday I talked about the seeding, feeding, and weeding necessary to develop a self-sustaining network. I referred to supporting the activities that we find in natural learning, for both formal and informal learning.