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Working Out Loud - Fireside Chat with Change Agents

A conversation with four Change Agents, Joachim Stroh, John Stepper, Simon Terry and Catherine Shinners on Working Out Loud - the evolution of the concep
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I'm sharing two great resources on Working Out Loud here:

1. A fantastic slide deck that will give you lots of good ideas to help you explore and position Working Out Loud

2. A one hour you tube video where Joachim Stroh, John Stepper, Simon Terry and Catherine Shinners work through and discuss the concepts sitting behind each slide. 

 

The combination of the two provide a deep overview of the evolution of WOL towards a powerful movement for change. A great quote from Simon Terry, 'It's not the work you finish. It's the work that's still going. That is where the value gets created'.

 

Here is the link to the slide deck - https://plus.google.com/+JoachimStroh/posts/ZSwooztQy1d

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How to work out loud

How to work out loud | Collaboration, Community and Sharing | Scoop.it
In school we were taught to shield our work and keep our thinking to ourselves. In the workplace we are encouraged to collaborate and communicate with peers.This mindset shift has been expanded on
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An overview of WOL and useful links to a range of other resources. The image and overview for the five elements of WOL are really good. I also like how it reinforces the idea of sharing generously and framing shares as a contribution, without expectation.

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How social tools can reshape the organization | McKinsey & Company

How social tools can reshape the organization | McKinsey & Company | Collaboration, Community and Sharing | Scoop.it
Not all social technologies bring equal benefits. In a new survey, respondents say the most valuable tools make it easier for employees to collaborate--and could even transform the way organizations work.
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The most important digital skill for tomorrow's CEOs

The most important digital skill for tomorrow's CEOs | Collaboration, Community and Sharing | Scoop.it
61 percent of CEOs have no social media presence at all. Even those who are on Twitter, Facebook or other networks rarely join the conversation.
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If the C-Suite don't engage in internal/external social/collaboration how can they expect anyone else to?

I like this quote,

'Building trust - both inside and outside the organization. The era of CEOs and leaders remaining aloof and in the shadows, never mixing with mere mortals, is dead. Today, building trust with customers and rapport with employees requires offering up a real, human face. Social media represents one of the most powerful ways for CEOs to do this, efficiently and at scale'.

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Learnlets » Working and learning out loud

Learnlets » Working and learning out loud | Collaboration, Community and Sharing | Scoop.it
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Clark shares some key considerations for working out loud (WOL), otherwise known as showing, narrating or sharing your work. Considerations include internal vs. external sharing, the fundamental need for trust and a safe environemnt, along with a focus on the benefits, with an understanding of the risks

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Resources for Developing Yammer Leaders

Resources for Developing Yammer Leaders | Collaboration, Community and Sharing | Scoop.it
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I wrote this piece to capture and share a range of resources and links people provided as a result of a request via Twitter and LinkedIn for resources that would assist in positioning Yammer with leaders.

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Encouraging Others to Work Out Loud

Encouraging Others to Work Out Loud | Collaboration, Community and Sharing | Scoop.it
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Some good tips on getting people engaged with WOL

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The 5 elements of Working Out Loud – John Stepper's Blog

The 5 elements of Working Out Loud – John Stepper's Blog | Collaboration, Community and Sharing | Scoop.it
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Definition of Working Out Loud and an exploration of the elements. 

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Working Out Loud: Better For You, Better For The Firm

Working Out Loud: Better For You, Better For The Firm | Collaboration, Community and Sharing | Scoop.it
How “Working Out Loud” and using enterprise collaboration tools helps both the employee and the firm.
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Interview with John Stepper about Working Out Loud - some great insights into how technology supports the approach to building and sharing knowledge in real time. 

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A Guide to Social Collaboration and Learning with James Tyer of Kellogg's #SMKnowHow

A Guide to Social Collaboration and Learning with James Tyer of Kellogg's #SMKnowHow | Collaboration, Community and Sharing | Scoop.it
What is social collaboration and learning? How can organisations benefit from using these? How do you calculate ROI? We get the answers from James Tyer.
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James explains in really simple terms what he is trying to achieve at Kellogs through collaboration tools and the approach he is taking to get people to work out loud, share and narrate their work

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Enterprise Social Networks: The Adoption Challenge

Enterprise Social Networks: The Adoption Challenge | Collaboration, Community and Sharing | Scoop.it
At the heart of a social platform is the need to engage in meaningful conversations with people you may know but often with people you don't know. It’s important to keep the above context in mind while launching any social initiative within the enterprise.A Deloitte report predicted that by the end of 2013 more than 90 percent of Fortune 500 companies will have partially or fully implemented an Enterprise Social Network (ESN). Given that we are in the middle of 2014, I am guessing this must have already happened.This blog is my attempt to reflect on the lessons learnt during our rollout
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How digital collaboration will evolve in 2015

How digital collaboration will evolve in 2015 | Collaboration, Community and Sharing | Scoop.it
Providing a usable digital workplace today increasingly means giving access to a wider set of collaboration tools as part of an open adoption approach that's is more dynamic, user-centric, and strategic.
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How online communities are faring in 2016 | ZDNet

How online communities are faring in 2016 | ZDNet | Collaboration, Community and Sharing | Scoop.it
Executive leaders are involved more than ever before in using online communities to solve important business issues ranging from improved customer care to better workplace collaboration. But budgets are not keeping up with demand, and measuring value isn't getting much help from platform vendors.
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The value of community as a way for people to build and share knowledge together at speed - sense make, share, solve, create. A key quote from the review, 'The reason online communities are being used more is simple: Communities have become very efficient and effective vehicles, especially in certain high value functions, for connecting people and information together, while making the resulting knowledge collectively easy to wield and reuse across a wide variety of business functions'.

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Breaking Down the Value of a Yammer Post

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A fantastic overview of how value is created through collaboration platforms and a mindset of sharing (working out loud)

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Collaboration Research- Google Apps for Work

Collaboration Research- Google Apps for Work | Collaboration, Community and Sharing | Scoop.it
Explore the power of teamwork with this cross-industry study on collaboration and innovation in the workplace.
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HR is seen as a poor exmple of internal and external collaboration 

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How to Be a Great Community Manager

How to Be a Great Community Manager | Collaboration, Community and Sharing | Scoop.it
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A really useful post, but I do disagree with the piece on measurement (point 24), which focuses on how busy the community is (activity measures), instead of how successful (impact measures). Success is linked to achievement of business outcomes or community objectives.

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Why This? Why Now? "Working Out Loud" - Learning Rebels

Why This? Why Now? "Working Out Loud" - Learning Rebels | Collaboration, Community and Sharing | Scoop.it
Ever started working on a project only to find out that someone else in your organization is working on the same project? I hate it when that happens!
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A great overview of WOL, including ideas and resources for getting started

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Demystifying Working Out Loud | Sahana Chattopadhyay | LinkedIn

“When people leverage collaboration platforms to contribute and to build relationships, that appeals to their intrinsic motivators of autonomy, maste
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A deep dive into benefits and considerations for working out loud

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Community of Practice Case Study | Michelle Ockers

Community of Practice Case Study | Michelle Ockers | Collaboration, Community and Sharing | Scoop.it
In September 2014 we decided to get strategic with social learning in Coca-Cola Amatil's Supply Chain and establish a Community of Practice for our Maintenance and Engineering team members across Australia and New Zealand.  Helen Blunden of Activate Learning was engaged to help with this initiative.  Helen and I are Working Out Loud about the development of this…
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A fantastic and in depth case study by Michelle Ockers and Helen Blunden (activatelearning.com.au), detailing the background, development, implementation and impact of the Work, Connect, Learn program. The solution was aimed at equipping workers to better utilise current tools, systems and resources (including people/networks) available in the organisation to build and share knowledge, and solve problems together at the speed of business.

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The 12 Habits Of Highly Collaborative Organizations

The 12 Habits Of Highly Collaborative Organizations | Collaboration, Community and Sharing | Scoop.it
When it comes to the future of work and collaboration I've worked with and researched hundreds of companies.  Collaboration is indeed a top priority for many business leaders but knowing what makes organizations successful can be a tricky thing.  After all no two companies are like and their strategies and [...]
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A great summary of key points from Jacob Morgan's book 'The Collaborative Organization' - an incredibly informative and practical guide to enabling and supporting organisations to build and share knowledge at the speed of business, with the support of collaboration tools (ESN and social platforms).


Jacob Morgan puts it nicely when he says, 'Social is what you have when you remove the business value from collaboration'.


Collaboration tools need purpose - to give workers a reason to use (and make sense of) them, to measure impact and to support implementation. Going social for the sake of it is not an effective approach. Organisation wide roll outs are also difficult. Instead consider working with small teams/groups who have a clear need (a problem that can be solved with the support of collaboration tools/approaches). This will be much more successful, whilst supporting longer term behaviour change (the adoption of new ways of working (out loud).

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Online communities learn new practices, report higher ROI

Online communities learn new practices, report higher ROI | Collaboration, Community and Sharing | Scoop.it
The growing trend of supporting the activities and strategic objectives of a business through digital communities continued to mature and gain refinements this year. Better integration across the board and real measures of ROI are a hallmark.
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Lessons from Hollywood on capability development and knowledge sharing

Lessons from Hollywood on capability development and knowledge sharing | Collaboration, Community and Sharing | Scoop.it
By the 1930s, cinema was America's eight largest industry, so when the country entered the war after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hollywood quickly mobilised to support the war effort. Many of us will be familiar with the films and cartoons that were used to keep up the spirits of the troops and support the home front, but the work of American film studios went far beyond morale and propaganda.A major focus for Hollywood was the use of film to speed up the training cycle, preparing troops for the front line in the shortest possible time. Training films supported consistency and allowed knowled
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I watched this documentary about how Hollywood supported the second world war effort. Much of the work Hollywood did was about responding to the challenges of building capability and sharing knowledge at speed. It really got me thinking about how we can respond to those same challenges today, so I wrote this piece, which I shard via LinkedIn.

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Why No One Uses the Corporate Social Network

Why No One Uses the Corporate Social Network | Collaboration, Community and Sharing | Scoop.it
If leaders don’t use it, no one will.
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The role of leaders in enabling workplace collaboration - leading by example (obvious!), but it highlights the fact that collaboration tools need business purpose. Going social for the sake of it is destined to fail. This also reinforces why a staged/staggered roll out, starting with small groups who have a defined need, are open to changing the way they work and have leadership support is more likely to be successful than a mass roll out across the organisation.

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