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The Eight Super-Adaptable Life Forms That Rule Our Planet

The Eight Super-Adaptable Life Forms That Rule Our Planet | Change Management Resources | Scoop.it
As the most intelligent and technologically advanced species on Earth, we humans like to think that we own the place. But evolutionary success can be measured any number of ways. As evolutionary biologist Stephen G.


Take a look at the ants, #3:

Their evolutionary success has been attributed to their highly coordinated social organization, an ability to modify habitats, exploit resources, and defend themselves.

 

Nearly 12,500 species have been identified, but it's thought that as many as 22,000 species may actually exist.

 

Ants have also colonized virtually every landmass on Earth, and may comprise anywhere from 15 to 25% of the total terrestrial animal biomass. Put another way,  ~ there are more ants on this planet by weight than all humans combined.

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

These top 8 Life Forms have something "anti-fragile" about them, particularly #3, the ants, considered a super-organism because of their " hive-mind composition.  


I think there are take-aways here that can help any change project.  ~  Deb

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Change on Social: How LinkedIn Has Turned Your Resume Into A Cash Machine: News, Discussion, Expansion

Change on Social:  How LinkedIn Has Turned Your Resume Into A Cash Machine: News, Discussion, Expansion | Change Management Resources | Scoop.it

Carving out the professional cocktail party, talent pool that is LinkedIn may be the smarter strategy:  a slice of something massive in all that is social.


You may have heard the analogies before e.g. LinkedIn is the cocktail party, Facebook is the backyard B-B-Q.  Here's how LinkedIn is making it work in social in the power of that professional party niche, circa 2012 with their current successes & future plans.  ~ Deb


Excerpted from Forbes, author, George Anders:


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"There could be data on every economic opportunity, every skill required to get those jobs and every company offering those roles."  ~ Jeff Weiner, CEO, LinkedIn

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Linked is has:


  • LinkedIn Today, a customized news site that lets people see a front page tailored for their careers.
   
  • Thousands of profession-specific discussion boards, which cater to everyone from auditors to zookeepers.



  • Opened sales offices in Germany, Japan, Brazil, India, Spain and Hong Kong.
   
  • Plans to create an “economic graph” that would show all the matches—and mismatches—between needed skills and available talent worldwide.


“...There could be data on every economic opportunity, every skill required to get those jobs and every company offering those roles. There could be a professional profile for every member of the 3.3 billion people in the global workforce." ~ Jeff Weiner, CEO, LinkedIn


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Web over Wheels: Change in Trends, Connectivity rules as "Manager Knows Best" era is ending

Web over Wheels:  Change in Trends, Connectivity rules as "Manager Knows Best" era is ending | Change Management Resources | Scoop.it
To get a glimpse of what tomorrow's young global managers might be like as leaders, take a look at how today's young people think about communications.


A sign of a helpful, trusted advisor is to ask smart questions.  This article does that.

The trends, surveys mentioned are also harbingers of the need for highly adaptable, flexible approaches to managing and leading in an era of continuous change.


Excerpted, HBR blogs, Sujai Hajela, VP & general manager of the Wireless Networking Business Unit at Cisco:


Today's young people are devoted to connectivity.

In a recent survey of more than 2,800 college students and young professionals in 14 countries, Cisco found that more than half said they could not live without the internet, and if forced to choose, two-thirds would opt to have the internet rather than a car.


Companies will need to ask these hard questions:

  • What is the appropriate level of openness? Should employees be prevented from slamming their bosses' ideas, for example?
  • How much blurring of public and private life is too much?
  • Social media encourages people to mix work- and nonwork-related communication, but some workers prefer to keep their social lives strictly off-limits.
  • How can the company prevent abuse of social media?  (DN: Or mitigate, educate to help prevent abuse.)
  • Do employees understand what information is confidential and what is public?



As companies resolve these issues, management styles will evolve.


Managers will no longer be able to communicate with just a small circle of trusted advisers — they'll be expected to interact digitally with a much broader range of people both inside and outside the company.



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Change Community: Writing an Online Community Plan - How To

Change Community:  Writing an Online Community Plan - How To | Change Management Resources | Scoop.it

If you plan on building an online community you must have a plan - not a strategy, but a community plan. The list below will help you develop your plan and improve the growth and experience of your community. 

   

The plan is relevant for  social communities, blogging, email marketing and just about anywhere else online.

    

Recommendation: Create an online community plan and then segment each category with their own responsibilities


DN:  I suggest a thorough answer to this question before the steps below:  What is the purpose of being in the community?  (Short & long term.)

  

Elements:

  

1.  Who runs the community.   A leader. Choose one person (responsibility, control, standards, expectations) to manage the online community.  

  

2.  Build community persona.  Who you are targeting to join?  Include demographics, habits and attitudes, vehicle types they drive, education levels, average annual income, marital status, number of kids, etc. 

  

3. Early focus.   Focus on 20-50 people that fall into your persona descriptions, to encourage early joining.

  

4.  Why should they join?  Be prepared to explain why these people should join:

  • Value proposition?  
  • Increase their stature in the off-line community?  
  • Increased visibility or fame?  

  

5. Retaining new members.  What is your plan to get them engaged and to retain them?  Defined your process to get new members engaged immediately or they will lose interest.  Assign a dedicated member to mentor each new member that joins the community for about 3 weeks.  Provide the opportunity to engage, ask questions, recommendations.

  

6.  Community happenings.  Short-term and long-term - activities

  

7.  How will you grow the community?  Exclusive?  Grow a massive community?  Define your clear vision of how to or not to promote the community for growth.

  

8.  Platform selection.  Explain your choice via the  type of community you are building - note  forums, mailing lists, newsgroups, etc.

  

9. Content creation.  Create a content calendar, plan for content creation at least 4-6 weeks out when you launch.  Stay at least 30 days ahead of publishing. Assign responsibilities for management, creation, editing, and publishing of the content for the community.

  

10.  Value.   [DN:  See purpose & vision, to ensure this is delivered!]

  

Sourcehttp://bit.ly/M8xgMu

  

Resources

   

Plan for Content Creation --  http://bit.ly/Pil9Sa

The Social Media TuneUp -- http://bit.ly/KXr88R


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Demystifying social media, change in big business trends & structuring - McKinsey Quarterly

Demystifying social media, change in big business trends & structuring - McKinsey Quarterly | Change Management Resources | Scoop.it

"A McKinsey trio of writers call out how the vast majority of executives have no idea how to harness social media’s power, as well as how senior leaders can harness it to shape consumer decision making more predictably."


This is relevant as a change resource, as is the commentary on the article, also illuminating, including these two:  


"B2B has certainly been a slow adopter but we’ve seen a dramatic shift in just the last year...."


and


...It is no longer about how your CMO [Chief Marketing Officer] uses social media. It is about “Is your organization social-media ready?“

 

Excerpted:

 

[Social Media] is much more than ...another form of paid marketing, and it demands more too:

  • a clear framework to help CEOs and other top executives evaluate investments in it,
  • a plan for building support infrastructure, and
  • performance-management systems to help leaders smartly scale their social presence.


Companies that have these three elements in place can create critical new brand assets (such as content from customers or insights from their feedback), open up new channels for interactions (Twitter-based customer service, Facebook news feeds), and completely reposition a brand through the way its employees interact with customers or other parties.


The article includes a series of five video narrations, by David Edelman from McKinsey's Digital Marketing Strategy group.

 

Read more via: McKinseyquarterly.com  (may require free membership)  https://www.mckinseyquarterly.com/Marketing/Digital_Marketing/Demystifying_social_media_2958


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