Executives for the most part don’t get social media. But it’s not their fault. After all, many corporate execs don’t even read their own email – how are they expected to realize the benefits of new platforms if many don’t use them personally?
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Introducing social media into your organisation is the easy bit, if you want to transform the way employees work it needs executive support and participation. This post provides further support to the arguement that a shift in philosophy can unlock competitive advantages
Recently, I’ve been talking to dozens of people about career insurance – how working out loud can help them shape their reputation and control their career. In almost every conversation, peop...
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Career Insurance, fantastic motivation for todays workers! This is an excellent insight into networking online, incuding advice on how to get started. One of a series of insightful blogs by John Stepper, highly recommended
Cooperation in action. Jane Hart and Harold Jarche share their recipe for designing and delivering facilitated collaborative learning. I have participated in a number of their courses and have no hesitation recommending the experience from a learners perspective. However, it is the quality of the activities and the skill of the facilitators that makes the recipe successful
This link will also take you to the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, which is full of fantastic resources..two for the price of one :)
"This year, I’ve been trying to make work better at my firm by building a large collaboration movement. Part of that has been getting people to know about and use a new social platform." John Stepper
I love Malcolm Gladwell's "Tipping Point" and this blog is a great reminder of how the principles can be used in a very practical way. I'm trying to to encourage collaboration in my oganisation and I'll certainly be looking for "Tastemakers"
This is my first introduction to the Tin Can API and my immediate thought is that this holds the potential to revolutionise continuing professional development (CPD). In the first section Aneesh sets out how he learned about Tin Can API:
"- I trawled through multiple blogs - I participated in discussion forums on Linkedin - I viewed quite a few You Tube videos - I viewed presentations on Slideshare - I had numerous one-on-one conversations with my colleagues as well as peers in other organizations - I used my mobile phone to chat with my boss about this"
It seems Tin Can API can record these activities in a Learner Record Store, which makes you wonder why the UK government is spending millions developing Unique Learner Records? But that's another question!
"It’s estimated that 75 percent of enterprise-level organizations will adopt a social collaboration platform in 2013. It’s time for these platforms to have their moment in the sun, not because they’re the “next big thing,” but because they are essential to the future of how business is done."
How will organisations need to adapt to foster cooperation and collaboration in the Networked Age? This post sets out a vision of what the new workflow will look like and proposes introductory Principles of Networked Unmanagement:
"It is only through innovative and contextual methods, the self-selection of the most appropriate tools and work conditions, and willing cooperation that more productive work can be assured. The duty of being transparent in our work and sharing our knowledge rests with all workers."
You know that social interactions with the marketplace are becoming a source for innovation, strategy, product development, organizational alignment, and pretty much every important thing your organization does.
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Organisations will only leverage the full benefits of social interactions if senior staff can adapt to empower all members of staff. This blog provides the following advice:
"Thriving in the Social Era requires different skills: collaborating rather than commanding, framing and guiding rather than telling, and sharing power rather than hoarding it. Can you make the change? Yes. Will you? Well, only you can decide that."
Pawan Deshpande Guest post written by Pawan Deshpande Pawan Deshpande is CEO of Curata.
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Interesting post that links content curation to content marketing strategy, recognising that those sites that regularly provide beneficial content gain followers and become trusted. It's also a great way of learning and collaborating :)
Posts that look at the benefits of participating on social platforms are important, as in my experience many people need to be persuaded that this add's value.
John Stepper can always be relied upon to present practical reasons for being involved, and this is no exception. If you are one of those people who quiely and efficiently gets things done in your organisation read on...
"I suggest starting with a core group who understand the specific context of how they can they can better share knowledge and collaborate in their unique organization. Over time they can model the behaviours for others in the organization. However, leadership needs to be engaged and supportive." Harold Jarche
We can talk about learning organisations until the cows come home', but if people don't start to share and collaborate, it's never going to happen!
Chances are that enterpise social networks are going to be the next 'big thing'. But will providing a platform and getting everyone to join create a social business?
Jane Hart and Harold Jarche suggest that new roles will emerge in the workplace and that one of them will be Collaboration Advisor. Here Jane outlines the role and offer guidance and support through three online workshops
Jay Cross has been credited with inventing the term e-learning, but he hasn't rested on his Laurels. Here, the excellent Donald Clarke reviews Jay's continuing contribution. So if you want to know more about:
Continuous Professional Development needs to come of age, collecting certificates to say you were there will not cut it in the real world. This blog provides a convincing case for setting up a Learning Portfolio
This is beginning to look like a copy of Harold's blog, but I'm just inspired by his ideas on personal knowledge management. Here he focus's on the reasons we can all find for not changing our practices
“To today’s innovative worker, collaboration is what work is all about. In the old way of thinking, employees make themselves valuable through what they know. But in the new way, people make themselves valuable by seeking opportunities to work with others and tapping into the expertise that others possess."
This is a quote from an IBM report written in 2008. It's taken time to happen,but it is time to break up the silo's!
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