How Playing Games at Work Can Help Boost Your Productivity

Luis Suarez

on how more and more businesses are continuing to block the use of social software tools inside of the firewall, just because they feel their employee workforce may be goofing around more than they should. And not just with the Social Web.

9 Ways To Increase Your Productivity While Working From Home

Luis Suarez

Impose Time Limits on Specific Tasks: Oh, yes, ever since I have introduced The Pomodoro Technique to help me schedule time chunks on specific tasks, specially, rather complex ones, also even the time I spend on social networking tools, it’s made a huge difference for me.

I Know It When I See It

Andy McAfee

product?&# Established vendors of collaboration software are modifying their offerings and repositioning them as social software platforms that have all the features and functions necessary to support the new modes of interacting and getting work done. – are just windowdressing on products that are still essentially geared for Collaboration 1.0. software. software although it can be inferred from the post.

Enterprise 2.0, Where Art Thou?

Luis Suarez

Over the course of the years, if you have been a long time reader, you may remember how there were a number of themes I kept coming back to from Knowledge Management, to Collaboration, (Social) Learning, Online Communities and, specially, Social / Open Business.

How Do I Make Sense of Social Networking Tools

Luis Suarez

and while I will be answering the first part over the course of time with the various blog entries I’m currently drafting along, I thought for today I’d focus on trying to answer the second part: how do I make sense of social networking tools today?

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Social Task Management – When Social Business Got Down to Work – #e2conf Highlights

Luis Suarez

There will be other entries that I will be putting together over the course of the next few days sharing along what else I learned throughout the event, but for now, let’s get things started with this one: Social Task Management – When Social Business Got Down to Work.

How Social Networking Can Improve Work Meetings

Luis Suarez

I am not too sure whether meetings lower our IQ or whether they make us all more stupid, as my good friend Stowe Boyd reflected on a recent blog post , but I can certainly confirm they do take a toll on your own productivity.

Social Business Begins by Unleashing Your Business Talent

Luis Suarez

Over the last couple of days, two rather interesting, and noteworthy, articles over at Technology Review , written rather nicely by Erica Naone , have been making the rounds out there on Social Web around Enterprise 2.0 An employee reconceived the service, adding better social features.

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Reflections from 2011 – Focused and Purposeful Social Networking

Luis Suarez

I mean, we have only been having social software tools for merely 15 years and we are already starting to hate them, as end-users? Yes, the main purpose, if you want to call it that way, for social software, still today: connecting people to people and connecting people to content.

Social Business in 2013 – A Commitment

Luis Suarez

More than anything else, because over the course of the last few months, perhaps couple of years, I have seen very little of it, as I have blogged about a couple of times in articles like Why Social Business Keeps Failing to Deliver or Dear Social Business Evangelist, Where Art Thou?

Smart Filtering – On Humanising and Socialising the Web

Luis Suarez

world, and followed by some of the most popular social networking sites at the moment today: like Facebook. So this is not something harmful for the overall Social Web alone, but for the Internet as a whole, as we have known it for years altogether.

A World Without Email – Year 3, Weeks 29 to 51 (The Email Starvation Continues…)

Luis Suarez

Imagine now when people start relying more and more on these social tools and they reach similar levels to the ones I have been enjoying myself for the last few months. I need to regain my long time ago lost productivity!

Making Business Sense of Social Media and Social Networking – Twitter For Business

Luis Suarez

Yesterday evening, my time, I attended a rather interesting webcast with Sandy Carter , IBM’s Worldwide Sales Vice President, IBM Social Business, Collaboration, and Lotus Sales and Evangelism, along with Jeremiah Owyang , Industry Analyst at Altimeter Group , on the topic of Why Be Social?

BlueIQ at IBM Finally Goes External!

Luis Suarez

So, as I am ramping up the last few hours of my holidays, yesterday afternoon I found out, through my colleagues, that, after a long while, our IBM Social Software Internal Adoption Program is now ready to transcend the firewall and go external. ( Note: You see?

Building an Engaging Community By Gautam Ghosh

Luis Suarez

Communities using social media – gautam ghosh. Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing

Is Social Business Ready to Face Internet Traffic Jams?

Luis Suarez

You know, there will always be a time, when you head back home, for you to catch up with everything in your social streams. but do we feel that social networking tools would also need to be available offline for us to be productive?

The Art of Collaborating Effectively in Virtual Teams

Luis Suarez

Specially, now that we have got social software tools available to us all to help improve, augment and develop further our own collaborative skills altogether. Build a social life (integrated with your enterprise collaboration approach).

IBM’s Lotusphere 2011 Highlights – People-Centric vs. Content-Centric by Louis Richardson

Luis Suarez

It was one of those great presentations that makes you think about the daily challenges we all face when confronting work and our own productivity and how by shifting gears and opening up to social tools, we may find plenty of solutions to the problems we face today.

IBM’s Lotusphere 2011 Highlights – Get Social, Do Business!

Luis Suarez

Another week on the road has just gone by without me hardly ever noticing it, as I was doing some more business travelling to both Madrid and Barcelona, meeting up with customers to talk further on around the subject of Social Computing and Social Software Adoption.

Google Plus – A Vitamin or an Aspirin?

Luis Suarez

My good friend, and fellow colleague, Louis Richardson , is a tremendously engaging public speaker with an amazing talent in delivering key, powerful messages in various different topics; one of them being Social Business. I am not saying that social software is problematic.

Google Plus – One Social Networking Tool to Rule Them All

Luis Suarez

Like I have mentioned yesterday, it’s been a few days already since I jumped the shark and joined the bunch of early adopters who have been hammering down, and taking for a spin, the latest iteration of Google to get social with Google Plus , right after Google Wave and Google Buzz.

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Reclaim Blogging – On Why Your Blog Still Is Your Best Personal Branding Social Tool

Luis Suarez

Over the course of the years Hugh MacLeod has always been posting some of the most amazing content available out there on the Internet Blogosphere on various different topics, specially, related to Social Networking. Does blogging still play a key part in your social interactions?

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Why Social? To Help Colleagues Work Together Much More Effectively

Luis Suarez

One of my all time favourite social networking tools for informal learning , as well as information discovery, on a good range of interesting and relevant topics, and specially Enterprise 2.0 / Social Computing and Social Business as of late is Slideshare. Why social?

Reflections from 2011 – A World Without Email – The Documentary

Luis Suarez

into an incredibly powerful social messaging and notification system of content that’s stored elsewhere, i.e. social networking, collaborative and knowledge sharing tools eventually. Regardless of the huge, and rather disruptive, impact from corporate social networking.

Addressing Social Networking Gripes with Shared Value

Luis Suarez

I am sure that if I would go ahead and ask you the very same question for social networking tools, they may not well be the same pet peeves, but I am certain you could name quite a few of them as well. Just think of it, what’s your social media pet peeve?

The Fallacy of Social Networking

Luis Suarez

You may have noticed how over the course of the last couple of weeks I haven’t been much active on the external social networking tools out there that I usually hang out at, such as Twitter, Google Plus or LinkedIn. Social just for the sake of social is now dead.

Reflections from 2011 – Redefining Your Social Web Presence

Luis Suarez

After having put together last couple of blog posts about some of my reflections from the year we are about to end around The Social Web and Technology in general, I guess it’s now a good time to share with the world the third one from the series. Even after the Social Web.

The Soft Skills of Collaboration and The Social Enterprise

Luis Suarez

The key question would be whether your business is well prepared to invest, heavily enough, in shaping up its own culture to re- adjust and become a truly Social Enterprise. Nothing to do with social computing tools alone, really.

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Social Networking Gets Serious – #prayforjapan

Luis Suarez

One of the main inhibitors with regards to a successful adoption of social software within the enterprise that I keep bumping into from fellow knowledge workers and, specially, their managers!, that Social Networking can be serious.

Social Business Forum 2011 – On Collaboration by Luis Suarez – Part Deux

Luis Suarez

As I have mentioned in a blog post a couple of days ago , on June 8th I will be participating in the upcoming Social Business Forum 2011 event in Milan, Italy. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing

The Future of High-Performance Work Systems – Towards Meaningful Work

Luis Suarez

The clip comes to ponder about the future of work and how social computing tools are helping redefine the current workplace as we know it. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Enterprise

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5 Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save You From Information Overload

Luis Suarez

capabilities that any company can turn into, if they would want to dive into the fascinating world of Enterprise Social Computing, and start seeing the business value right away. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing

5 Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save Your From Information Overload

Luis Suarez

capabilities that any company can turn into, if they would want to dive into the fascinating world of Enterprise Social Computing, and start seeing the business value right away. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing

Social Business Forum 2011 – On Collaboration by Luis Suarez

Luis Suarez

and Social Business events taking place in Milan, Italy, on June 8th. Indeed, mark your calendars as well for the Social Business Forum 2011. Social Computing and Social Business events in Europe, along with the Enterprise 2.0 and start living social !).

Social Business Forum 2011 – Communities or Organisations – The New Collaboration Ecology

Luis Suarez

A couple of months back you would remember how I put together a couple of posts over here in this blog where I shared some of the highlights from the recent Social Business Forum 2011 event, which took place on June 8th in Milan, Italy.

Google Plus – One50, Two50 and TheRest

Luis Suarez

The truth is that I am ready to make plenty of blunt moves on redefining my social networking presence out there on the Social Web, and I will be sharing some further insights on that regard very soon, but one thing for sure is that at this point in time my blog will remain where it is.

What Are the Chances of Pragmatic Pathways for Social Business?

Luis Suarez

“ A friend recently reminded me of the tendency of organisations to “co-opt and neutralise” any kind of dissent – that’s exactly what’s happening with social media now – big business is appropriating it and trying to quash it. And eventually succeed as Socially Integrated Enterprises.

Selective Innovation with Matt Webb

Adaptive Path

We’re happy to share is fantastic talk about developing products and learning from mistakes. Matt shares the lessons that his company grappled with during the design and production of their first major product. Tags: Design Leaders Product Design UX Week Videos

IBM’s Social Business Jam – Are You Jamming Yet?

Luis Suarez

Of course, I am talking about IBM’s Lotusphere 2011 conference event that took place from January 30th till February 3rd and my short visit to Morristown, New Jersey, to conduct a couple of workshops for some customers on The Social Enterprise and Social Software Adoption.

KM, Enterprise 2.0 and Social Business: One and The Same

Luis Suarez

Now morphed into Social Business ) has started already to follow the same path that traditional Knowledge Management did back in the day. If you ask KMers about Social Computing, Social Networking or Enterprise 2.0 or Social Business today.

The Power of Words – Back to Blogging!

Luis Suarez

Was it because I participated presenting in some amazing Social Business conference events both in Barcelona (April 5th) and Madrid (April 7th)? IBM Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Life Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing Travelling Work Life Integration

IBM’s Lotusphere 2011 – Here We Come!

Luis Suarez

And this year, if I were to describe what the conference event would be all about I guess I could do a pretty good job with just a single keyword: Social! going Social and I surely can’t wait for it to get started! With the main theme as Get Social. Let’s get social!

Social Business Forum and a Touch with Reality

Luis Suarez

Back in 2001, when I was first exposed to social software tools, there were a number of different guidelines I decided to put in place and abide for myself; mainly, stating there would be three different subjects that I wouldn’t touch much *ever* in any online Web form.