If Your Enterprise Social Network Is a Ghost Town It’s Probably Due To Your Corporate Culture

Dan Pontefract

We deployed our enterprise social network last year, but it’s a ghost town. They’re windowless and the carpets look as though designers around the world have colluded with one another to see who can come up with the most bizarre patterns possible. I withdrew my gaze that was stuck on the purple, yellow and reddish-turquoise diamond patterned carpet to the audience, and return volleyed a few queries of my own. enterprise social networks leadership esn

Introduction to Social Networking

Harold Jarche

Introduction to Social Networking. Online social networks facilitate connections between people based on shared interests, values, membership in particular groups (i.e., They make it easier for people to find and communicate with individuals who are in their networks using the Web as the interface. Note you can learn more about the concept of ego-centric vs object-centric networks here ). It is also the network of choice for most professionals.

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Social Networking: The Benefits Outweigh the Constraints

Nigel Paine

If you sit in the average conference room with, say 40, executives from both the public and private sector and enthuse them about the power, speed and, indeed, empowerment of social networking, you have all the heads nodding in seconds. There are few people out there who think this is all a flash in the pan, and fewer still who fail to recognise the real shifts in communication patterns which are occurring. Social networking slots neatly into this model.

Connective Knowledge and Open Resources

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

To me, the theory is and always has been ‘learning networks’. This is a play on words: it is in part a theory about using networks to support learning, and in part a theory about how networks learn. It led me to propose content syndication networks in education, and to embrace social media in education. I outlined my theory in the paper ‘Learning Networks’ in 2004 [link] and George wrote his important paper also in 2004.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Social Networks and Urbanization

John Hagel

The article provides an interesting overview of social network sites and the various roles they tend to serve, especially for kids. As I read through the article though, I began to crave for a more explicit typology to make sense of the diversity of social network sites that continue to emerge and evolve. Here’s an early typology of social network sites that I sketched out after reading the article. The content is the anchor and shaper of social networks.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Social Networks and Urbanization

John Hagel

The article provides an interesting overview of social network sites and the various roles they tend to serve, especially for kids. As I read through the article though, I began to crave for a more explicit typology to make sense of the diversity of social network sites that continue to emerge and evolve. Here’s an early typology of social network sites that I sketched out after reading the article. The content is the anchor and shaper of social networks.

The Role of Open Educational Resources in Personal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I have a challenging presentation ahead, one that I thinkwill make you think, I hope will make you think, and rethink just what it is that we’re up to when we take resources like this presentation, and thepictures and the words and all of that, and put them online or present them ina Connect workshop, what it is that’s happening there, what it is that we’re upto. And, they are networks. The second thing is, networks need to be open in order tofunction.

Innogive Conference Panel Resources: Mobile is the Needle, Social is the Thread

Beth Kanter

Mobile is the Needle, Social is the Thread: How Information Today is Woven Into Our Lives. “ Mobile is the Needle, Social the Thread ” is the name of a presentation from Pew Internet data that illustrates the rapid growth of mobile connectivity and social networking in the U.S., focusing on how information consumption patterns are changing in light of these two technological developments. Lots more resources on responsive web design: - [link].

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

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « "The Name of the Game Is Work" (Business Week) | Main | Someone buy me this poster » August 28, 2007 Wikipatterns: A How-To Site on Driving the Adoption of Wikis Within Your Organization What a great resource. A collection of patterns and anti-patterns (or actually resistance patterns) for moving forward with Wikis within your organization.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Understanding individual human mobility patterns" (nature article)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Firefox 3 not loved by Corp. Main | Get Social, Get Game and Get Learning! eLearning Guilds Summer Seminar Series » June 19, 2008 "Understanding individual human mobility patterns" (nature article) ( link ) Cautionary Note: Id like to read this article but dont really want to drop $32 for the privilege.

Musings on “community management” Part 1 | 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… Apr 28 2008 Musings on “community management&# Part 1 Published by Nancy White at 6:33 am under Uncategorized , online facilitation photo credit: CaseyLessard Chris Brogan has a great post today on online community management – a must read if you have or are considering an online community in your business or organization.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Semi-Daily Quote/Lyric/Words of Others

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Map of the Blogosphere | Main | Semi-Daily Quote/Lyric/Words of Others » March 27, 2008 Semi-Daily Quote/Lyric/Words of Others “Common to most anthropologists is a contrarian readiness to search out diverse, improbable kinds of patterning, to be skeptical of commonly accepted categories or boundaries, and to employ varying temporal and geographic scales as tools of inquiry.”

The Future of Online Learning 2020

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Our consumption of resources - especially building and transportation. Another argument is that schools are essential for socialization. Breaking things creates social problems. It's a social problem. When you look at anything patterns begin to emerge.

Mycorrhiza & scaffolding 2 of 2

Dave Snowden

In my earlier post I reprised my earlier work on the role of informal networks with a view to updating and extending that today, keeping with the metaphor of mycorrhiza. It follows that one approach to managing uncertainty is to manage the way in which informal networks form and are nurtured.

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Connectivism

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

For me connectivism is the thesis that knowledge is distributed across a network of connections. And therefore that learning consists of the ability to construct and traverse those networks. There are different things that can learn because there are different kinds of networks.

Ensuring knowledge flow through narration

Harold Jarche

As with knowledge artisans , many learners now own their knowledge-sharing networks. Today, content capture and creation tools let people tell their own stories and weave these together to share in their networks. What started as forums and wikis quickly evolved into more robust networks and communities. Programmers who share their work process and solutions in public are building a resource for other programmers looking to do the same type of work.

Cities reconfigured: How changing work, shopping, community, and transport will transform our collective lives

Ross Dawson

One of our companies, Future Exploration Network , recently created a detailed report for a client delving into the most important shifts shaping the next decade and beyond. The rise of flexible, remote and freelance work and shifts where and how people shop and socialise are significantly changing travel patterns. Networked transport.

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hold space for complex problems

Harold Jarche

Professor Lynda Gratton at the London Business School outlines five forces in The Shift: The Future of Work is Already Here , that will shape the future patterns of work. Energy resources (think rising energy prices, environmental catastrophes displacing people, a culture of sustainability emerging).” Personal knowledge mastery is how individuals can take control not only of their own learning, but build professional social networks for knowledge-sharing and cooperation.

Global Trends and Business Strategy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Almost a billion social-networking users have at least one foreign connection, while 2.5 With billions rising out of poverty and rapidly growing urban populations we can expect an increased demand for natural resources, - especially food, water and energy, - as well as for all kinds of new consumer products and services. Business leaders will have more opportunities to seize the initiative as they stretch their thinking about the changing nature of resource constraints.”.

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self-managing for complexity

Harold Jarche

Even in work environments where workers have some flexibility many are still constrained with a job description, meaning that someone in marketing cannot decide to collaborate with another person in human resources, without getting special permission through a circuitous chain of command. Earlier this year I wrote that both the gamer and artist mindsets can help us navigate the network era. While the industrial economy was based on finite resources, the creative economy is not.

The Emerging Data Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Economist’ s May 6 issue referred to data in its cover as the world’s most valuable resource. Over time, increasingly sophisticated applications were developed to better manage key business operations along with their associated data, including enterprise resource planning , customer relationship management and human resources. Hardware and software platforms have long raised competitive concerns in the IT industry, due to the economic power of network effects.

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Engaging Knowledge Artisans

Harold Jarche

Every organization today is trying to address the changing nature of work, driven by rapid technological change, and made more complex by global changes in economics, politics, and resources. For example, working and learning out loud in online social networks significantly change the flow of knowledge and influence power structures. Pattern sensing becomes all important. A new language of working in digital networks and communities must be mastered.

E-Learning 3.0 Course Synopsis

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Getting Ready Connectivism is based on the idea that knowledge is essentially the set of connections in a network, and that learning therefore is the process of creating and shaping those networks. There isn’t a single classroom or learning management system; instead the course itself is design to create connections between individual websites or blogs and to create a flow of conversation and cooperation across that network.

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Ask what value you can add

Harold Jarche

There is a similar phenomenon with social media. Posting a social bookmark to a service like Delicious does not create additional noise for your networked peers in a social network. For example, I recently passed on a tagged collection of social bookmarks as a result of a conversation in an online community of practice. As good social learners, sharing is not as important as knowing when to share.

leadership is learning

Harold Jarche

This fundamental shift in focus is a prime example of the major organizational change required from both our education systems to our management models, as we transition into a networked creative economy. The digital resources and communities of interest available to her through the Internet means she is able to independently pursue her interests without waiting for an adult to mediate her learning. This is a network management responsibility.

The Seek > Sense > Share Framework

Harold Jarche

Building a network of colleagues is helpful in this regard. Good curators are valued members of knowledge networks. Sharing includes exchanging resources, ideas, and experiences with our networks as well as collaborating with our colleagues. PKM may be an individual activity but it is social as well. Research shows that work teams that need to share complex knowledge need tighter social bonds.

Human-AI Decision Systems

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In 2014 he published Social Physics : How Social Networks Can Make Us Smarter. Traditionally, decision systems have been confined to individual physical domains, such as logistics, physical plant, and human resources, and more recently virtual domains such as cyber, by both policy and technology, resulting in challenges with the integration of information across disparate domains.”.

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OMG, its culture change time

Dave Snowden

Keesing and Strathern in Cultural Anthropology: A Contemporary Perspective (1998) assert two very different ways in which the term culture is used: The socio-cultural system or the pattern of residence and resource exploitation that can be observed directly, documented and measured in a fairly straightforward manner. Such cultures are tacit in nature: networked, tribal and fluid. If in doubt, blame the culture seems to be a golden rule in consultancy and management alike.

The Datafication of Business and Society

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Impact of Datafication on Strategic Landscapes, - a report published in April, 2014 by Ericsson in collaboration with the Imperial College Business School and the UK’s Sustainable Society Network , - nicely explains the differences and interrelationship between datafication and digitalization. . “In I first encountered the term datafication in The Rise of Big Data: How It’s Changing the Way We Think About the World , by Kenneth Cukier and Viktor Mayer-Schönberger.

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The future of higher education and other imponderables

George Siemens

The patterns of change in higher education are surprisingly similar and global. As a result, they have not developed systemic capacity to function in a digital networked age. Digital content, testing, teaching resources, teaching/learning software, etc. Enormous amounts of organizational resources are now flowing outside of education in order to fill gaps due to poor leadership. Openness of content is a spectrum concept and goes well beyond openly licensed resources.

Human-AI Decision Systems

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In 2014 he published Social Physics : How Social Networks Can Make Us Smarter. Traditionally, decision systems have been confined to individual physical domains, such as logistics, physical plant, and human resources, and more recently virtual domains such as cyber, by both policy and technology, resulting in challenges with the integration of information across disparate domains.”.

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February’s Top 50 Posts on Working Smarter

Jay Cross

Working smarter draws upon ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 patterns, social psychology, value network analysis, anthropology, complexity theory, and more. Working smarter embraces the spirit of agile software, action learning, social networks, and parallel developments in many disciplines.

Best of working smarter for September 2011

Jay Cross

Working smarter draws upon ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 patterns, social psychology, value network analysis, anthropology, complexity theory, and more. Working smarter embraces the spirit of agile software, action learning, social networks, and parallel developments in many disciplines.

mastery and models

Harold Jarche

These disciplines have influenced my professional work which is based on individuals taking control of their learning and professional development and actively engaging in social networks and communities of practice. As knowledge workers or citizens, PKM is our part of the social learning contract. Without effective PKM at the individual level, social learning has less value. Building a diverse network of colleagues is helpful in this regard.

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Personal Learning: Taking Ownership of Learning Online: Part One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I'm trying to find patterns whatever they are that's some people call these hypotheses, but I you know, I I don't I just say here's something I think happens here's a regularity up there. In a sense usability is social.

Social Business in the Age of the Customer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Social Media is one of the hallmarks of our digital age, enabling individuals and communities to create and share user-generated content. Starting about a decade ago with the rise of Web 2.0 , we have seen the explosive growth of social media technologies, - e.g., blogs, wikis and podcasts, - as well as platforms like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube with hundreds of millions of users.

perspectives on new work – synopsis

Harold Jarche

The Internet-based firm sees work and cognitive capability as networked communication. Creative learning is the fundamental process of socialization and being human. Work will be described as complex patterns of communicative interaction between interdependent individuals. A networked business increases its intellectual capital as the nodes of the network do the same. The network acts as an amplifier of knowledge, but the demands on the worker grow.

The Continuing, Transformative Impact of IT

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Many trends reflect the growing dominance of the Internet as an enabling technology, as well as a model and metaphor for commercial and social interactions,” says the report in its introduction. The social matrix, the Internet of all things, big data and advanced analytics, and realizing anything as a services are the report’s top four trends. SMAC - Social, Mobile, Analytics & Cloud, - has become the new plastics , capturing the future of IT in one word, or rather, one acronym.

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Building a Solid Library of Use Cases

Luis Suarez

. You may still remember how a while ago I put together over here a couple of blog posts, where I was talking extensively about the Social Business Adaptation Framework I’m currently using when working with clients in their various different change initiatives as part of their own Social Business journey. That’s why the third pillar of the Social Business Adaptation Framework I keep using all the time has always been about building a solid library of use cases.

PKM in 34 pieces

Harold Jarche

One of my objectives with the current PKM Workshop [there''s still time to sign up] was to review most of my resources and work on developing new ones. Still, good experts are valuable and I use platforms like Twitter to connect to them, like Valdis Krebs on social networks. Networked expertise can be sought through group-sourced information resources, like our curated Working Smarter Daily or in self-created expertise lists like Google+ to create circles of expertise.

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PKM in 2013

Harold Jarche

“The basic unit of social business technology is personal knowledge management, not collaborative workspaces.” PKM, or learning in networks, is a continuous process of seeking, sensing, and sharing. Building a network of colleagues is helpful in this regard. Sharing includes exchanging resources, ideas, and experiences with our networks as well as collaborating with our colleagues. Sharing through our networks helps to develop better feedback loops.

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Best articles on working smarter

Jay Cross

Working smarter draws upon ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 patterns, social psychology, value network analysis, anthropology, complexity theory, and more. Working smarter embraces the spirit of agile software, action learning, social networks, and parallel developments in many disciplines.

New Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

They access experts and learning resources directly, and organize these themselves. Software becomes intelligent the way students become intelligent, by associating data, recognizing patterns, and making inferences. Intelligent software identifies patterns and regularities in the world as a whole, extracts outcomes, and associates these with learning materials, activities and resources that might not have existed when the software was written.