Organizing Talent

Harold Jarche

Content creators are too often mere fodder for Google, Facebook, Twitter, etc. The opposite of ‘routine’ is ‘original’ Labour is routine. Talent is original. Even advanced technical Labour can be in essence routine.

100 Twitter accounts for Philomaths (Lovers of Learning)

Jane Hart

Here are 100 Twitter feeds to follow for philomaths, the curious and those who would like to improve their general knowledge – from both institutions and individuals – some with a twist and many that will bring you a daily dose of learning! A philomath is a lover of learning.

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Keynote slides: The Power of Social Media and Future Organizations

Ross Dawson

As is quite often the case these days, my client asked me to combine two of the topics from my general list of speaking topics , bringing together the ideas from The Power of Social Media and The Future of Work and Organizations. Keynote: The Power of Social Media and Future Organizations.

Organizations Don’t Tweet – Review

Harold Jarche

The title, Organizations Don’t tweet, People Do – A manager’s guide to the social web by Euan Semple pretty well describes this book. However, I think this book has great value for anyone dealing with enterprise social media or becoming more collaborative as an organization.

Why Twitter Team Tweeting Works

Beth Kanter

Sarah supports other staff members who tweet to support their communications objectives. She provides training and encourages staff members to get into a regular Twitter habit. One techniques she uses for new users that join the team is to create a “Twitter Scavenger Hunt.”

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How Do I Get My Nonprofit’s CEO To Use Twitter or other Social Media?

Beth Kanter

He camped outside her door and not only told her about how nonprofit CEO’s were using Twitter, but showed her how easy it was. Here’s another example about a nonprofit CEO (Helen Clark of UNDP) using Twitter to engage audiences about policy.

Twitter Thanks and Social Media and Public Health

Nancy White

Months ago I got an email from Trish at PKids , an organization devoted to childhood immunization and disease prevention, asking if I’d do a webinar in the way off future of February.

A Twitter Conversation With Myself About Culture and Cetaceans

Dan Pontefract

Perhaps there is a metaphorical link between the captured and caged cetaceans and employees in an organization who aren’t listened to, or asked for their opinion … on anything. I proceeded to have a Twitter conversation with myself.

Which Century is Your Organization In?

Kevin Wheeler

Home About Future of Talent Subscribe Over the Seas Thoughts on Recruiting, Learning and Other Things as I Ramble around the World Which Century is Your Organization In? by Kevin Wheeler on February 15, 2010 If you read my previous post on talent trends , you are aware that life in organizations is undergoing tectonic change. Where is your organization? This short poll may shed some light on what thoughtful and future-oriented organizations are thinking.

Rwanda and Twitter

Beth Kanter

I’m headed to Rwanda to participate in a training for the ACE project, a network of African Women’s Leadership organizations in the Sub-Saharan region. @ Rubsfido @ jfclearywisc social media ia a great platform for learning. Agnes Binagwaho (@agnesbinagwaho) April 30, 2012.

Case Study: How Human Rights Watch Leverages Employee Personal Brands on Twitter

Beth Kanter

There are no better champions for your organization’s communication’s strategy than your staff. Policy makers, another target audience, were also using Twitter as a communications channel. Over time, using Twitter has become more an organizational cultural norm.

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Apparently, Organizational Culture is Crap

Dan Pontefract

I then stumbled upon a tweet by Twitter quote machine Vala Afshar , Chief Customer Officer and CMO at Enterasys, which quite frankly surprised me: It’s not that I disagree, per se, given levels of employee disengagement and disillusionment in our organizations of today.

International Organizations and Social Media: News, Engagement, and Social Data for Policy Change

Beth Kanter

While the primary goal is for students to learn about strategic use of networks and social media for international organizations, I will also be covering some practical career skills such as effective networking and self-directed professional learning (also called “Social Learning”).

The nitty gritty of Organizations Don't Tweet, People Do

Euen Semple

This is what I love so much about Hilary Clinton on Twitter. I am often asked "What is it like to work with The United Nations or The European Commission". I struggle with the question because I don''t. I work with people who work for those organisations. In fact I will be working with those people in both organisations again in the next couple of weeks. Our conversations will be about how they do social media and again I struggle. They struggle. It is not easy.

A pause for reflection as I pass a Twitter milestone

Jane Hart

Over the weekend the number of followers on my Twitter account, @C4LPT, passed 10,000 – so a big thank you to all of you who follow this account!

Guest Post: Infusing “Social” into Social Justice Organizations

Beth Kanter

Infusing Social Into Social Justice Organizations – Guest Post by Daniel Jae-Won Lee, Executive Director of the Levi Strauss Foundation. Facebook, Twitter and text messaging are also in the pipeline.

Holacracy Is Not The Answer To Your Employee Disengagement Issues

Dan Pontefract

Holacracy is a way to operate without the classic ‘command and control’ dogma found in many of today’s organizations. Holacracy burst on the Twitter water cooler scene in early 2014 mostly as a result of Zappos. We don’t know how to be humane in the organization.

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Reflecting on the State of Enterprise 2.0 as an Organizational Culture Change Agent

Dan Pontefract

to solely be defined as a technology change and not a behavioural change for our organizations. New technology has always been of tremendous value to the organization, be it the printing press, the assembly line, the fax machine, the water cooler, the mobile phone … even the light bulb.

How the Head of UNDP Uses Twitter To Engage Around Development Policy Goals

Beth Kanter

There were eight hours of online conversation through channels like Twitter and Google Hangouts where you could ask questions of world leaders about some of the most pressing challenges facing the globe today and they will talk about next week at WEF. Love this!

Instructional design in 140 characters #140id

Jane Hart

When I talk about the power of the simplicity of Twitter, people often tell me you can’t say much in 140 characters. Twitter

How @GoodwillIntl is Celebrating Labor Day with Twitter Campaign #150jobs AND Measures Success

Beth Kanter

One of their newest experiments is a Twitter campaign, #150jobs. I interviewed Arlene to learn more about they’re measuring their Twitter campaign and what they’re learning. What is the objective of the Twitter campaign?

Enterprise Twitter

Jay Cross

Like most old farts, I was reluctant to get into Twitter. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, invest two and a half minutes of your time here: If that’s not enough, here’s Twitter founder Jack Dorsey explaining how people and organizations are using Twitter. A month ago Marcia Conner asked me, “What’s it going to take to get you onto Twitter?&# A corporate Twitter network could overcome some of these difficulties.

Seven Ways Your Organization can Put Privacy Into Practice – and Why

Beth Kanter

Seven Ways Your Organization can Put Privacy Into Practice – and Why Guest Post by Taryn Degnan. Does your organization have a mobile app? For further guidance on how your organization can “pivot on privacy,” check out this recent article from GigaOM. Follow Taryn on Twitter.

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

Dan Pontefract

Martin Bohringer of Chemnitz University of Technology in Germany and Stuart Barnes of University of East Anglia in England set out to prove the use of continuance theory and related theories of habit and critical mass specific to the micro-blogging service Twitter.

Should Employees Schedule Time To Be Social?

Dan Pontefract

The more present and active you are in online communities, the more you and your organization benefits. I raise the question because the utilization of social tools in the organization isn’t anywhere near 100% yet. It didn’t start with a tweet.

Why microblogging has moved to the heart of enterprise social initiatives

Ross Dawson

I recently wrote Why conversational skills are needed to create a high-performance, engaged, networked organization , reflecting on an executive roundtable discussion I lead as part of the 21st anniversary celebrations of the Graduate School of Business of the University of New England.

A Review of SAP Jam

Dan Pontefract

We went live with Jam in late summer of 2013, and thus far I’d say we are relatively satisfied with what it can do, and where we’re at as an organization in terms of adoption and usage.

Vancouver is Home to Several ‘Social’ Rock Stars

Dan Pontefract

Perhaps a competitor of Zite, Summify takes content, streams and data from the social web (Facebook, Twitter, etc) and distills it into a summary of the top five or ten most important stories for the day. Does the Twitter handle @smith say enough for you?

Getting More Value from Your Social Media

Kevin Wheeler

Home About Future of Talent Subscribe Over the Seas Thoughts on Recruiting, Learning and Other Things as I Ramble around the World Getting More Value from Your Social Media by Kevin Wheeler on November 24, 2010 Platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and a variety of proprietary platforms are becoming core to successful recruiting, learning, relationship building, and marketing. For example, how can your job postings drive potential candidates to your Twitter or Facebook accounts?

Using network perspectives to visualize changing culture and meaning

Ross Dawson

Signals organizes shared imagery according to modes of expression. Future of humanity Social trends TwitterI’m a big fan of Tim Stock ‘s work, which weaves together a deep network perspective with a rich view of how culture is changing informed by semiotic analysis.

How Arts Organizations Win Gold Medals in Social Media

Beth Kanter

Gold Medaling in Social Media and Arts Organizations, guest post by James Nickerson. Additionally, over the past 2 years, Teddy and I were very lucky to work with other SF Arts organizations in the “Leveraging Social Media” (LSM) workshop series. Flickr Photo - Of Small Things.

How To Build A Truly Purpose-Driven Company Through The Example Of Stocksy

Dan Pontefract

While there isn’t anything fundamentally wrong with companies like Uber or Airbnb in the “access economy”, they are not examples of organizations who are truly “sharing” nor are they reinvesting any of its revenues or profits into the workers and/or materials it rents.

My Most Engaged Follower On Twitter Is @JenniferPreston

Beth Kanter

My most engaged follower on Twitter this past week is Jennifer Preston. If you want to create value from your online professional network or your organization’s followers, you need to know your network, engage with your network, and build relationships.

Research: The acceleration of Australian banks’ use of social media

Ross Dawson

Twitter: * CBA, NAB, and Westpac are very active on Twitter. These are often used to give access to videos on Facebook or Twitter. Financial services Social media Social networks Technology trends Twitter Uncategorized Web 2.0

6 Use Cases for Enterprise Micro-Blogging

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: As I’ve said before , micro-blogging inside an organization could be coined the ‘ liquid knowledge network ‘ There is so much to like about it.

How To Use Facebook Timeline Covers To Spread Your Organization’s Brand

Beth Kanter

While the timeline has the potential to embarrass some users who might have inappropriate photos buried along their timeline, the cover image is a great opportunity for nonprofits to engage their champions to help spread the word about the organization.

Community Organizing and Social Justice Measurement in the Connected Age

Beth Kanter

20) at the AFL-CIO headquarters in conjunction with the Campaign for Community Change. We got into a conversation about the challenges of measuring the success of community organizing and social justice in a connected age.

Are we addicted to the notification of notifications?

Dan Pontefract

Even worse, that research was before Twitter, Google+ and Facebook … and for the most part, the launch of Enterprise 2.0 within the organization itself. internet mobile organization technology Email notificationsPicture this for a minute.

Bersin and Caterpillar Webinar on High Impact Learning Organizations Now Available On-Demand!


According to David Mallon at Bersin, high impact learning organizations “can affect their organizations in positive and measurable ways to a degree that distances themselves from everyone else, namely their competitors.” Is your organization high impact?

Twitter Digest for 2011-05-24

Jane Hart

RT @ tmiket : Self-Organizing Conversation as an Invitation to Serendipity # yam [link] #. Powered by Twitter Tools. Twitter twitterTweet. 100 people already signed up for “30 ways to use social media to work & learn smarter&# starts 30 May [link] # lrnchat #astd2011 #. The C4LPT Daily is out! link] ? Top stories today via @ tloh @audioswhite @ sahana2802 @marksandspencer #.