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Utilising social media to increase collaboration and create social capital
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Waking Up the Workplace

Waking Up the Workplace | Dave B's Collaboration in Organisations | Scoop.it
Global conversations to awaken a world of conscious business
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"What would happen if we saw the business of work, not just as a means for trade and profit, but as a vehicle for realizing our deepest human potentials in a conscious and creative transformation?"


Sounds like the charitable sector to me!  We are importing business skills, perhaps there can be a two way transfer...but only if we join the conversation! 

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The LPI’s view of what professional development looks like for L&D in 2013

The LPI’s view of what professional development looks like for L&D in 2013 | Dave B's Collaboration in Organisations | Scoop.it
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CIPD have been looking at the skills gaps for L&D professionals and collaboration and social learning are near the top of the list.  This and a recognition that workplace learning is changing, are moves in the right direction

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If Yahoo! employees worked out loud...

If Yahoo! employees worked out loud... | Dave B's Collaboration in Organisations | Scoop.it
It could have all been avoided. When angry Yahoo! employees leaked an internal memo “asking all employees with work-from-home arrangements to work in Yahoo! offices”, it touched a nerve. Bloggers w...
David Bramley's insight:

This post looks at the value of proximity in relation to the likelihood of collaboration.  Studies show that the value sharply decreases in a matter of a few feet and argues that an online social platform is an essential compliment to being in the same physical space 

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The best office design for collaboration is also the cheapest

The best office design for collaboration is also the cheapest | Dave B's Collaboration in Organisations | Scoop.it
Steve Jobs wanted the Pixar headquarters to be a place that “promoted encounters and unplanned collaborations.”  He was personally involved in the design details as he was with Apple's plans for ne...
David Bramley's insight:

As a home worker and someone who is an early adopter of my organisations Yammer community, I love John Stepper's blog :)  This post looks at the design of office space and the impact this has on cooperation and collaboration between co-workers.  John goes on to consider the role of technology as a better, cheaper alternative.  

 

From my own experience, I can say that participation in Yammer has helped me get to know people across the organisation and provided a platform for my colleaues in the Education team to 'narrate our work'

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#etmooc Connected Learning

Slides used to facilitate the Introduction to Connected Learning session in #etmooc (http://etmooc.org). Supporting resources found at: http://bit.ly/Xv3R3P


Via Anne Whaits
David Bramley's insight:

This is a long presentation that is sprinkled with great ideas, infographics and quotes.  It takes you on a journey through technology development to connectivism, to social learning to personal learning networks.  And best of all, if something catches your interest you can click on the link to find a wealth of resources :)

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Anne Whaits's curator insight, January 23, 2013 3:51 PM

Love slide 26: "We shape our tools and then our tools shape us." [Marshal McLuhan]

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The connected leader | Harold Jarche

The connected leader | Harold Jarche | Dave B's Collaboration in Organisations | Scoop.it
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I guess we have really reached the point where management has to become leadership!  

 

Releasing control, working cooperatively and collaboratively and flipping the traditional management pyramid are ways to become an effective leader in the connected workplace

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Social media pioneer says technology will transform education

Social media pioneer says technology will transform education | Dave B's Collaboration in Organisations | Scoop.it
How can technology and social media platforms transform how children interact and learn. You might be surprised by what LinkedIn's founder has to say.
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You won't be surprised to read that the founder of Linkedin thinks that technology can transform education, or that he advocates a Silicon Valley approach to overcoming the institutional barriers:  "Just build it,..If it's available and it's something good, people will start using it." 

 

This post was written a year ago and if you look at the growth in educational tools you will see that lots of people took his advice!  I guess it's up to us to decide which of them are good :)

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The Top Four Trends Shaping Social Enterprise in 2013

The Top Four Trends Shaping Social Enterprise in 2013 | Dave B's Collaboration in Organisations | Scoop.it

The economy will eventually improve. When it does, the organizations that are social, mobile, in the cloud, and using big data will be on top. The rest of you will wonder what happened.


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Social is making an impact in most oganisations, but who are the early adopters and who is still to be persuaded?  This post looks to connect social to the bottom line and identify trends that will become increasingly important

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Work is learning and learning is the work | Harold Jarche

Work is learning and learning is the work | Harold Jarche | Dave B's Collaboration in Organisations | Scoop.it
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If workplaces are moving from hierarchies to networks, organisations will need to change their management practices and as Harold says"...make learning the work".  This post provides context for the arguement that workplaces are changing and ideas on how to make the change.   

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Dan Pink: How Teachers Can Sell Love of Learning to Students

Dan Pink: How Teachers Can Sell Love of Learning to Students | Dave B's Collaboration in Organisations | Scoop.it
Erin Scott By Jennie Rose In his new book To Sell is Human, author Daniel Pink reports that education is one of the fastest growing job categories in th
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This post starts out talking about love of learning and motivating students, but soon the spector of standardised testing and the "appalling absence of leadership" raise their ugly head!  Thankfully the piece does end with examples of what can be achieved using devices such as DIY report cards.  Worth a read

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Tools and competencies for the social enterprise | Harold Jarche

Tools and competencies for the social enterprise | Harold Jarche | Dave B's Collaboration in Organisations | Scoop.it
David Bramley's insight:

One problem with enterprise social netorking can be that the focus is on the technology rather than collaboration, cooperation and participation.  Another is that one tool is used to try to meet all needs.  This post includes a presentation that brings together Harold's work, including an analysis of the competencies and behaviours people have that adds value and a framework to measure which of the competencies individual software tools can facilitate.

 

Essential reading

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How Collaboration Tools Can Improve Knowledge Work | DoubeleThought Web

How Collaboration Tools Can Improve Knowledge Work | DoubeleThought Web | Dave B's Collaboration in Organisations | Scoop.it
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This blog provide an insight into how a large insurance company managed the adoption of collaboration tools as part of a broader culural change programme. It ends with a question:

 

"Have you seen workers use online collaboration tools to do thir jobs better and discuss how they can improve their work?"

 

...well have you?

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Becoming a Social Organisation

Becoming a Social Organisation | Dave B's Collaboration in Organisations | Scoop.it

Scoop.it is excellent for seeking great resources, explaining why you found them great and sharing them.  However, its not good for linking them together in a coherent order to tell a story

 

Here, I've used Learni.st to trawl through my scoops to make the case for collaboration in organisations and provide some guidance on how to make it happen

 

Did I choose the most appropriate links?

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Influencer Series: The Four Keys to Successful Social Business Transformation

Influencer Series: The Four Keys to Successful Social Business Transformation | Dave B's Collaboration in Organisations | Scoop.it
Vala Afshar is Chief Customer Officer and CMO at Enterasys If you are not a social business you are losing market share. If you are not a social business, you are also losing the opportunity to recruit and retain the very best talent in the market.
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Culture change leading to openness, transparency, collaboration and cooperation is required to become a social business.  This post sets the scene, but in my experience it oversimplifies the process for more traditional sectors.  Most people feel overwhelmed with work and don't see learning or collaboration as a valid use of their time at work!  In today's complex world this is empowering staff to treat work as learning and learning is work will be essential for success.

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5 Ways Online Learning is Enabling Change in Post-Secondary Education | Contact North

5 Ways Online Learning is Enabling Change in Post-Secondary Education | Contact North | Dave B's Collaboration in Organisations | Scoop.it

1. ACCESS TO IDEAS , KNOWLEDGE AND INFORMATION

2. COMMUNITY OF LEARNERS

3. MOBILE MENTORING

4. ADAPTIVE CURRICULUM

5. DIFFERENTIATED TEACHING

 

leading to:

MORE JUST-IN-TIME AND ON DEMAND LEARNING

MORE CREDIT TRANSFER AND CREDIT RECOGNITION

MORE USE OF ADJUNCT FACULTY AND PEER NETWORKS

 


Via k3hamilton, Jack Patterson
David Bramley's insight:

Love the term 'disruptive', especially in relation to methods of teaching.  The technology is enabling a variety of approaches, but true change will be driven by learners

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The death of degrees? 9 alternative credentialing approaches

Badges, certificates and new methods for translating skills to credits are challenging traditional views of college degrees.

Via Dennis T OConnor
David Bramley's insight:

I don't think we are going to see the death of the degree, but credentialing could work for professional bodies looking for alternative routes to membership or recognising continuing professional development.  

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The changing role of L&D: from “packaging” to “scaffolding” plus “social capability building”

The changing role of L&D: from “packaging” to “scaffolding” plus “social capability building” | Dave B's Collaboration in Organisations | Scoop.it
I have been been talking to a number of different organisations recently about the future of the L&D department and in doing so have been building on the diagram I shared in a recent post - whe...

Via steve batchelder
David Bramley's insight:

This series of posts is important, as the revolution in learning is still at an early stage in most organisations.  L&D professionals will need to be the early adopters who lead by example and provide the tools and resources to empower individuals to make the change

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Collaboration is a means not an end | Harold Jarche

Collaboration is a means not an end | Harold Jarche | Dave B's Collaboration in Organisations | Scoop.it

One other necessary change in becoming a real social business is much more difficult. Both Don Tapscott (via Ross Dawson) and I see certain principles necessary for open networked business.  Transparency, Collaboration, Sharing, and Narration are all relatively easy. Empowerment, or distributed power, is rarely, if ever, discussed when it comes to social business.

David Bramley's insight:

Another post from Harold that gets to the heart of the issue...enterprise social networks and collaboration are the buzzwords, but cooperation and the distribution of power are essential if you are to maximise the social capital in an organisation

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Three Principles for Measuring the Value of Enterprise Social Networks

Three Principles for Measuring the Value of Enterprise Social Networks | Dave B's Collaboration in Organisations | Scoop.it
I had the opportunity to speak at Webtrends Engage last week about social media measurement, both external and internal. On the external social media side, we've been wrestling with the Great Philo...
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Social media has been adopted by most organisations to engage with their customers, however, enterprise social networks (providing a collaboration platform for employees) are much less prevelant.  This post sets out a number of principles that can be used to measure the value of enterprise social networks and this should start to provide a body of evidence that can be used to encourage organisations to introduce them

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The new artisans of the network era | Harold Jarche

The new artisans of the network era | Harold Jarche | Dave B's Collaboration in Organisations | Scoop.it
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Insightful post that compares todays knowledge workers with pre-industrial age artisans.  This has significant implications for the organisation of work, empowering knowledge workers to maximise their contribution and allowing them to utilise their personal tools and networks

 

But, how do you persuade an industrialy oriented organisation that you are a knowledge worker and not a 'job description' or 'competency framework'? 

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16 Learning Trends, We Simply CAN'T Ignore!

This presentation explores 16 learning trends, we need to take more seriously in 2013 and beyond. These learning trends won't run away, so we better find learning ways to make the best out of them.

 


Via Anne Whaits
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The future, in the form of new educational tools, is accelerating towards us at a 'rate of knots'.  This presentation identifies the underlying trends and leaves it to you to create your own dialogue.  Who knows which of these trends will be sustainable? Educators and learners will decide 

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Anne Whaits's curator insight, January 30, 2013 1:10 PM

Great summary of some key trends...the question of course is just how do we innovatively design learning to innovatively leverage the technologies that support these trends?

David Bramley's curator insight, February 7, 2013 6:56 PM

The future, in the form of new educational tools, is accelerating towards us at a 'rate of knots'.  This presentation identifies the underlying trends and leaves it to you to create your own dialogue.  Who knows which of these trends will be sustainable? Educators and learners will decide 

Sheila Warren's comment, February 8, 2013 4:34 AM
Very interesting piece. I think the use of tablets will be the critical factor. I asked a group of 20 graduates I was working with who had a tablet. The answer was NONE amazingly. That won't be the case in 2 years time.
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Social business and knowledge as an accident of paper

Social business and knowledge as an accident of paper | Dave B's Collaboration in Organisations | Scoop.it

"Is your internal social business platform shaping up to become just a slightly better intranet or a good-looking SharePoint site?"

David Bramley's insight:

As someone who is grappling with a relatively new social business platform, I could really connect with Aaron's perspective.  I really like the way he makes comparisons with the adoption of the telephone and TV to illustrate the change in thinking required to take full advantage of the innovation.  The final section is made up of practical insight's on how individuals can change their practice to become truly social

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Prepare for the future of work | Harold Jarche

Prepare for the future of work | Harold Jarche | Dave B's Collaboration in Organisations | Scoop.it
David Bramley's insight:

This is the latest in a series of posts by Harold about Personal Knowledge Management. I work in the Professional Body sector and our standard for member learning is Continuing Professional Development.  For me, CPD feels so out of date.  Its often linked to individuals attending training courses and measured in hours, but less emphasis is put on if it had an impact on practice.

 

PKM offers a new dimension for learning today an in the future.  I'm just trying to work out ho best to present this to my colleagues 

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Use Social Media To Drive More Learning | Forrester Blogs

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I'm a social learning advocate, who insinctively feels that the way to learn and do business is to collaborate, cooperate and participate.  But my exprience has been that others (managers and workers, teachers and learners) do not necessarily see the same connections.

 

This is one of a number of posts I have read recently relating to the slow take-up of social collaboration and suggesting strategies to encourage participation.  I guess this is a new role for L&D Professionals and others to consider, Jane Hart has even created a job title; Enterprise Learning Community Manager  

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Social and Collaborative Learning in the Workplace « Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies

Social and Collaborative Learning in the Workplace « Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies | Dave B's Collaboration in Organisations | Scoop.it

Slides, notes and links to resources used in the webinar on 22 August 2012.

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"Social media can only help to support and enhance learning, but the presence of social media doesn't necessarily mean social learning will take place"Jane Hart

 

Those who have tried creating an online community enrolling members and then waiting for something to happen will know that this is unlikely to be effective.  This presentation suggests that a new role of Enterprise (Learning) Community Manager is emerging, although its often informal and unpaid...for now at least :) 

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