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How to Make Space for Social Media

How to Make Space for Social Media | Business change | Scoop.it

Few professionals were sitting at their desks in 2004, eyeing the empty slots in their calendars and wishing that somebody would just invent a new way of communicating to fill those long and lonely minutes. People's calendars were already full.

Social media demanded attention. It had to be put into the rotation, but that doesn't mean we took something else off our calendars to accommodate it. Instead we just added it to the marketing teams' tasks, challenging them to figure it out until they could make a business case for hiring full-time social media staffers.

Flash forward a decade, and any organization with serious social media ambitions has those full-time staffers. They've expanded teams and reassigned resources by eliminating now-deprecated communications channels. (Paper newsletter, anyone?)

For individuals however, it's harder to expand and reassign resources. What are the rest of us taking off our plates to make room for the time we spend on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook? Not much.

If social media is worth doing, than it's worth making time for. Anyone who's spending more than an hour a week on Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook has presumably made at least a subconscious calculation of the benefits of participating (or better still, an explicit set of goals for what they expect to accomplish with the time invested in social media usage).

But all too many of us decide that social media is worth doing without deciding what is worth giving up for it. And unless you're one of the miraculous few who does have plenty of empty space on your dance card, you must give something up in order to make time for social networking.

How do you decide what to eliminate? You can prioritize what to keep and what to retire by answering these questions:

What am I learning from social media? If you use social media as a news gathering, training or learning resource, ask which of your prior news tracking or learning activities can be retired. If you're now reading 10 blog posts a week on professional best practices, maybe you don't need to attend that annual training workshop anymore.

Who am I meeting through social media? One of the great rewards of Twitter, LinkedIn and other professionally rich networks is the discovery of new colleagues or the deepening of professional conversations and ties. If you're consistently expanding your professional network through the time you spend online, consider scaling back the number of face-to-face networking events you attend in order to build out your rolodex (and why don't you retire the rolodex while you're at it).

Who am I reaching through social media? Blogs, Slideshare, YouTube videos: social media provides an extensive array of opportunities for sharing your ideas and building your reputation. That may allow you to reduce the other kinds of reputation-builders that formerly filled your schedule. You may still get value from presenting to an audience of a thousand, but are you better off speaking pro bono to a room of 25 people, or writing a blog post that will be read by 250?

How am I replenished by social media? If you've made time for social media, it's probably because you actually enjoy it. So tune into the emotional impact of the time you spend on Facebook or Twitter, as compared to the other kinds of activities or interactions that formerly filled up your leisure hours. What's more relaxing: watching TV or catching up on Facebook news? What's more fun: going to a bar, or kibitzing on Twitter? What's more restorative: reading a blog post or reading a novel? Depending on your personal preferences, you may decide to shelve some of your less-satisfying hobbies in favor of some of your new social media activities.

One virtue of this kind of evaluation is that it not only allows you to evaluate which pre-Facebook activities are less valuable than social media, but also to notice where social media has crowded out professional or personal activities that offer more rewards than you get from spending that same hour on Twitter or LinkedIn. The key is to make these trade-offs conscious and explicit, rather than letting social media take over more rewarding activities, or letting it crowd out the remaining space in your life.

Because you are giving something up to make time for social media, even if what you're giving up is sleep or (rarer still) empty space. Indeed, that empty space may be what's most precious, because it's the margin that ensures that when the next must-do activity appears on the horizon, you don't go ten years without noticing you need to take something else off your plate.

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4 Ways Technology Is Transforming Business Strategy

4 Ways Technology Is Transforming Business Strategy | Business change | Scoop.it

In the future, we can expect technology cycles to continue to shorten, making planning cycles less and less realistic and tenable. History, it seems, ain’t what it used to be.


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John Michel's curator insight, June 16, 2013 10:42 AM

Those who subscribe to the great man theory believe that history’s course is determined by the impact of highly capable individuals.  While many disagree, it’s hard to argue that talented individuals have not played a part.  However, by now it’s clear that intelligence has evolved, partly through the global networks mentioned above. While many still focus on great individuals, in fact, it’s the network not the nodes that create real change.  Teams, not stars.  Platforms, not brands. Movements, not messiahs.

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Jeffrey Hayzlett: Here's How to Be an Agent for Change #SESTO ...

Jeffrey Hayzlett: Here's How to Be an Agent for Change #SESTO ... | Business change | Scoop.it
Best-selling author and marketer Jeffrey Hayzlett says Businesses need clock changers. People who are change agents. People who don't mind making mistakes in order to offer solutions, instead of just complaining about ...
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Employee motivation: Leaders must change culture and attitudes - MotivAction

Employee motivation: Leaders must change culture and attitudes - MotivAction | Business change | Scoop.it
Employee motivation: Leaders must change culture and attitudes MotivAction The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Leadership in the 21st Century was intended to build upon the findings of a report published earlier this year, which showed that a “culture...
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Ctrl Alt Delete - Will you be employable in the next 5 years?

Ctrl Alt Delete - Will you be employable in the next 5 years? | Business change | Scoop.it
The world has changed. In the next 5 years, there's a strong likelihood that someone in your industry won't make it. Don't let it be you.

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ROI of Change Management - Rethinking our position, Repositioning our thinking

ROI of Change Management - Rethinking our position, Repositioning our thinking | Business change | Scoop.it
Shift the conversation by framing the value of managing change in terms of expected project benefits

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Taking Ownership: From Culture Change to Tradition - FireEngineering.com

Taking Ownership: From Culture Change to Tradition - FireEngineering.com | Business change | Scoop.it
Taking Ownership: From Culture Change to Tradition
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Identifying an issue or deficiency means making a change to what we are currently doing or not doing.
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The hitchhiker's guide to innovation - InfoWorld (blog)

The hitchhiker's guide to innovation - InfoWorld (blog) | Business change | Scoop.it


Innovation is quickly falling into the category of cliché words, an epic vagueness that connotes little more than some activity outside the realm of maintenance.

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Strategic Planning Process (Infographic)

Strategic Planning Process (Infographic) | Business change | Scoop.it

Walks viewers through the strategic planning process and details important parts of a strategic plan.


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Useful picture...

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, June 5, 2013 12:51 PM

Love this infographic  ~ 

 

"Tactics are the day-to-day and week-to-week actions we take to implement our strategies, meet our objectives and accomplish our goals" 

 

 

John Michel's curator insight, June 5, 2013 4:11 PM

A great picture illustrating the value (and path) of strategic planning.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, June 6, 2013 6:57 PM

This is an effective infographic.

 

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Apple CEO Tim Cook: Innovation Doesn't Mean a New Gadget

Apple CEO Tim Cook: Innovation Doesn't Mean a New Gadget | Business change | Scoop.it
Innovation isn't about making new products, Cook said at the D: All Things Digital Conference. You only need fresh ideas.

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Habits: How They Form And How To Break Them : NPR

Habits: How They Form And How To Break Them : NPR | Business change | Scoop.it

From the website

 

"It turns out that every habit starts with a psychological pattern called a "habit loop," which is a three-part process. First, there's a cue, or trigger, that tells your brain to go into automatic mode and let a behavior unfold.

 

"Then there's the routine, which is the behavior itself," Duhigg tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross. "That's what we think about when we think about habits."

 

"The third step, he says, is the reward: something that your brain likes that helps it remember the "habit loop" in the future."


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Jim Lerman's curator insight, May 30, 2013 7:11 PM

Includes a 38-minute interview with author charles Duhigg and an excerpt from his book, "The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business."

donhornsby's curator insight, May 31, 2013 7:22 AM

(From the article): On breaking habits

 

"What we know from lab studies is that it's never too late to break a habit. Habits are malleable throughout your entire life. But we also know that the best way to change a habit is to understand its structure — that once you tell people about the cue and the reward and you force them to recognize what those factors are in a behavior, it becomes much, much easier to change."

Content's curator insight, May 31, 2013 11:20 AM

The habit loop: trigger, routine, reward

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12 Simple Ways to Make Better Business Decisions

12 Simple Ways to Make Better Business Decisions | Business change | Scoop.it

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Tia Ribary's curator insight, June 6, 2013 12:24 AM

This article is good for the business owner interested in becoming a better, more productive leader. Decision making can be challenging, and as #6 in the article points out, especially if you do not have a clear set of goals. Being clear on your goals, and looking to them as the basis for your decision making, is sure to make everything easier...and more efficient!

 

Give this a quick read, and more importantly, some serious thought. What two points could you incorporate to make your business more successful?

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Very good
John Michel's curator insight, June 22, 2013 9:50 AM

Learning to make good decisions in business doesn’t always come easy. Sometimes it is difficult to consider the vastness of both big and small decisions made about our companies. So to aid you in improving your leadership skills and bottom-line here are twelve recommendations from entrepreneurs on how to improve your decision making skills in business.


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Selected - Why some lead, others follow and why it matters

Psychologist Mark van Vugt fuses evolutionary history and science to show how the evolution of leadership affects us all. 


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Roy Sheneman, PhD's curator insight, May 28, 2013 8:52 AM

Evolutionary Psychology is a rapidly growing discipline which offers unique perspective to our field.

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In tough times take the wheel

In tough times take the wheel | Business change | Scoop.it

'There’s man all over for you, blaming on his boots the faults of his feet. Samuel Beckett (Waiting for Godot)'

The difficulty with waiting for something to determine what happens to you is that it makes you feel less an adult than a child.

Your ‘locus of control’ (or the extent to which you believe you impact life) is farmed out to something beyond your self rather than remaining inside.

Given the demonstrated impact of the latter on job performance and satisfaction, it’s any wonder that adults in such an environment feel debilitated.

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Nice article and practical action steps from Dionne Lew @beyourwholeself.

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Duress vs Success in Engaging People to Achieve Strategic Change

Duress vs Success in Engaging People to Achieve Strategic Change | Business change | Scoop.it
Over the last twenty years, my organization has had numerous opportunities to watch and participate in change efforts that have engaged the hearts and minds of people to deliver great results.
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Innovation: Leadership Is Always The Key - Forbes

Innovation: Leadership Is Always The Key - Forbes | Business change | Scoop.it
Innovation: Leadership Is Always The Key
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If your organization is struggling with innovation, or if you are slow in your development of a transformative culture, or if you just can't seem to get momentum, energy and commitment from your teams .
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The Art of Complex Problem Solving

The Art of Complex Problem Solving | Business change | Scoop.it

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, June 10, 2013 8:33 AM

Thanks David, I will be studying this a lot. 

 

 

MyKLogica's curator insight, June 11, 2013 4:42 AM

Muy interesante este ideagrama en el que nos muestra la efectividad de los "Modelos visuales" a la hora de solucionar problemas/retos complejos, ayudando a "seguir el hilo" y hacerlos tangibles.

Nacho Vega's comment, June 12, 2013 6:41 AM
Interesante modelo
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Leading in a Systems World

Leading in a Systems World | Business change | Scoop.it
By Linda Fisher Thornton

The impact of our leadership decisions is felt far beyond the spaces where we work. The choices that we make may impact people, communities, the environment and society ...

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Don Dea's curator insight, June 8, 2013 12:30 AM

Our Choices Have Impact 

We cannot make decisions without considering systems, because we live and lead in a systems world.  The systems in our world are multicultural, global and complex.

       ”Systems thinking is a discipline for seeing wholes.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Peter Senge

Roy Sheneman, PhD's curator insight, June 8, 2013 8:21 AM

All things are ultimately related...when we try to isolate one aspect of our lives from another, we ultimately suffer...

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Kitchen Nightmares Leadership Lesson on How People Change - Huffington Post

Kitchen Nightmares Leadership Lesson on How People Change - Huffington Post | Business change | Scoop.it


Whether you're a great leader, a dear friend, a drill sergeant, or even a celebrity chef, you can't force someone to change in any lasting way.

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Gordon Ramsey as a change agent!

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Are You Managing Change Or Leading It? - Forbes

Are You Managing Change Or Leading It? - Forbes | Business change | Scoop.it
Are You Managing Change Or Leading It?
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On its face, this well-known King Solomon wisdom, from the 3rd chapter of Ecclesiastes, delivers hopeful encouragement.
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Quote - "Organizations that enjoy consistent success will make change an abiding element in their business model, rather than an intrusion to “the way we’ve always done things.”  They’ll create a culture and environment where change can occur whenever necessary, without creating a casualty list."


Nice article - it's here, it's accelerating, it's invitable - get geared up for it!

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If you focus...

If you focus... | Business change | Scoop.it

If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results..... so Change Now!


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There us more to this quote than may initially meet the eye.

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5 Core Skills of Disruptive, Visual-Thinking Innovators

5 Core Skills of Disruptive, Visual-Thinking Innovators | Business change | Scoop.it

Visual thinking is the foundation for being creative and solving some of the most complex problems. Here's five visual-thinking based skills that disruptive innovators must master.


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INNOVATE YOUR LIFE: Lessons by Prof Clayton Christensen from Harvard | AuthorsGlobe

Lessons we can learn from Clayton Christensen, Professor and bestselling author from Harvard Business School regarding how to Innovate Your Life.

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Creating Customer Loyalty Programs that Stick | Help Scout

Creating Customer Loyalty Programs that Stick | Help Scout | Business change | Scoop.it
Customer loyalty programs can be a gift and a curse. When done well, they can keep customers coming back for repeat purchases, potentially
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John Michel's curator insight, May 30, 2013 10:47 PM

An intriguing study certainly worth the read.

Gary Bamford's curator insight, May 31, 2013 1:46 AM

What is a version of this for consulting services?

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Al Carey, CEO of Frito Lay, on The Speed of Trust

"Last year we had an extraordinary year in the face of adversity. And I could say it that it could be some of our products, it could be some of our people, i...

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, May 28, 2013 7:19 AM

I had the pleasure of interviewing David Hain for my leadership podcast and we spoke about the value trust has to the bottom line.  During the interview, David mentioned the story of Frito Lay and I think the video does a great job of showcasing how business can benefit from this "soft" skill that is so hard to develop and maintain.  

 

Thanks David!  I found it  :)

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You're welcome, glad to see it here and will pass on more widely!