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Knowledge work is broken - can social fix it? Presentation from Social Business Forum 2012 in Milan, Italy.
Knowledge workers spend from 15% to 35% of their time searching for information.15% of the time is spent on duplicating existing information.
The effective usage rates of enterprise software are down compared to two years ago, with users experiencing productivity losses of around 17%.It’s like giving everyone Friday off.
As work is being distributed across locations and organizations, current digital work environments - primarily designed for personal productivity - make people more isolated and less aware of what is happening at work. It cripples their ability to collaborate and be productive.
Learn what shareworthy content is and why it's essential to growing a business and brand.
You've got a series of different segments you're focused on. Delivering the right message to those segments might differ - such as direct to CEOs, community influencers, and trusted advisors. Do you have a strategy in place to communicate on a consistent basis with these various groups to drive referrals and engagement with potential CEOs?
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Via Barry Deutsch
I've read a slew of books on the art of networking and building relationships. I have forced myself to practice meeting people in spite of how nervous and stressed it made me at first. It will never be my natural personality and I'll ...
Via Morag Barrett
Now that you know why you should be collaborating, let's make it happen. One of the big things of making a collaboration happen is finding the person to partner with in your collaboration. You cannot actually collaborate ...
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Originally published in CMSWire October 23, 2012:
Nice infographic via Jeff Bullas.
Via Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines
A group of British researchers recently analyzed 2.5 million newspaper articles in order to prove that new data analysis techniques, such as machine learning and natural-language processing, can accurately classify media content.
This research underscores the common big data maxim that knowing the right questions to ask is now the biggest challenge in gleaning insights from data. It’s increasingly easy to get data, analyze it and visualize it, so humans really just need to hypothesize and be able to explain the results. (This also seems like a good place to plug ScraperWiki as a great source for gathering potential research data from websites.)
Security, dignity, civic/legal/moral equality, justice, education, love, fun…all these are common-sense, plain language values that almost every sane person shares. This is where any thought about the politico-economic arrangements of society, especially the “commons”, should begin. We should build up from these in the simplest and most direct fashion possible. And perhaps with as little theory and philosophy as possible.
Via jean lievens, P2P Foundation
Britlin Losee was a breakthrough for Whitacre's musical creative mind, not only through her dazzling admiration to the artist but most important through her deeply intimate and spontaneous endeavor. Her sensational YouTube video message is a load of emotional cues. This young girl inspired what is now referred to as Eric Whitacre's virtual choir. The hundreds of vocalists who responded to Whitacre's online appeal had to follow his "silent" directing gestures and provide their own tinge to the performance. Thus, the psychological phenomena underlying such amazing virtual collective action are worthy to be addressed.
Via Soizic Merdrignac aka @SoizicAbidjan
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Via Robin Good
All of a sudden, content marketing is bandied about everywhere online. But what does it really take to build a killer content marketing strategy?
Excellent article with some great take-aways for companies looking to drive more leads through online activities, especially content marketing. I particularly liked the quote from Hubspot:
Add more content
According to inbound marketing company Hubspot, businesses that add at least 20 articles a month to their website get five times more traffic than those businesses that write at most once a week.
I also liked the chart showing the broad range of content marketing you could be doing aligned along an axis of inexpensive and easy to expensive and time consuming.
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As all the people and computers on our planet get more and more closely connected, it's becoming increasingly useful to think of all the people and computers on the planet as a kind of global brain.
THOMAS W. MALONE is the Patrick J. McGovern Professor of Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management and the founding director of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence. He was also the founding director of the MIT Center for Coordination Science and one of the two founding co-directors of the MIT Initiative on "Inventing the Organizations of the 21st Century".
Pretty much everything I'm doing now falls under the broad umbrella that I'd call collective intelligence. What does collective intelligence mean? It's important to realize that intelligence is not just something that happens inside individual brains. It also arises with groups of individuals. In fact, I'd define collective intelligence as groups of individuals acting collectively in ways that seem intelligent. By that definition, of course, collective intelligence has been around for a very long time. Families, companies, countries, and armies: those are all examples of groups of people working together in ways that at least sometimes seem intelligent.
Read more, very interesting...:
Via Gust MEES
Hi David, you might find this post interesting as it touches quite heavily on the lurker/engagement behaviour mentioned in one your most recent scoops, but more importantly looks at the benefits of collaboration on higher education.
Thanks Peter, very interesting and pleased to pass it on...
Collaborative learning teams are said to attain higher levels of thinking and preserve information for longer times that students working individually.
This post provides 20 suggestions to help collaborative groups work more effectively. A few of them are:
* Establish group goals.
* Keep groups mid-sized.
* Build trust and promote open communication.
* Consider the learning process asa part of the assessment.
The post includes links to a variety of resources and each point has an explantion with additional information.
Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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