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How Successful Virtual Teams Collaborate

How Successful Virtual Teams Collaborate | The Social Web | Scoop.it

Achieving collaborationis difficult in any environment. People have to set aside their egos, trust one another, and share their expertise willingly.

 

People are more prone to collaborate with others who are similar to them. So how, then, do you get dissimilar people to collaborate? The trick is to find the common ground between such individuals, and social media — blogs, wikis, online collaboration tools, etc. — can play a huge role in doing so.

 

Many skills are difficult to train and develop. Some experts, for example, contend that leadership is more nature than nurture. Not so with collaboration. PricewaterhouseCoopers, for instance, has had great success in training employees to collaborate by targeting communication skills, emotional intelligence, teamwork, and networking.

 

Many managers believe that teams collaborate best when the roles of members are flexible but the group has a clear idea of how to get from A to B. But the reverse is actually true, according to a study of more than 50 teams in different industries. That research found that collaboration increased when people had clearly defined roles but were uncertain about how to achieve the team's goals.

 

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For Success In Social Media, You Need Storytelling. Conversation Is Not Enough

For Success In Social Media, You Need Storytelling. Conversation Is Not Enough | The Social Web | Scoop.it
Cognitive anthropologist Bob Deutsch argues that brands seeking connections with people should be looking to enter their narratives, not their...

Via Karen Dietz
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If I could summarise this article in just a few words it would be:


Brands (marketing) need to make a paradigm shift from targeting their messages at monochrome "consumers", and realise that consumers are in fact people, all of us different, and all of us on different journeys. People (not consumers) are more likely to use a product if they perceive the 'brand' understands some things about them. 


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Karen Dietz's curator insight, December 17, 3:07 PM

Here's a great post on the next upgrade in social media interactions that suggests we move from conversations to actual storytelling.


Yeah!


I like how the author, Bob Deutsch, makes a case for this and offers us specific steps to take for making the transition.


May 2015 bring us enhanced storytelling and success in all our social media efforts.


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

BLUENSCOTTISH's curator insight, December 19, 1:05 PM

Thank you Karen Dietz

Art Jones's curator insight, December 19, 8:22 PM

Modern marketing remains a dynamic pursuit, always evolving. We are continually learning how our brains work and as such we know more today than ever before about how to engage people and move them to take an action.


The author of this post Bob Deutsch says "Whatever the offering—dinner entrée, smartphone, a piece of clothing, or what have you—to be successful a product or brand story must feed people's appetite for self-expansion. Self-expansion isn't just a business driver, it’s a life driver. Self-expansion moves everything forward."


#TheFutureofBusiness #Storytelling

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Does the future of work lie in workplace communities? - Personnel Today

Does the future of work lie in workplace communities? - Personnel Today | The Social Web | Scoop.it
We use the same structures and organise work the same as we have for decades. Are workplace communities a better way to benefit from our collective intelligence?
Stephen Dale's insight:

It makes sense to use hierarchy to organise repeatable work, such as payroll or compliance services, because these are areas of business that rely on certainty and predictability.  By making hierarchy our “default choice”, intentionally or otherwise, we limit the possibility of achieving better outcomes and results, and raising the engagement of employees.

 

 Workplace communities offer an alternative, where informal networks encourage the sharing of ideas and foster the conditions that will encourage innovation. Where implemented properly, they can unleash latent talent, capability and capacity in the organisation, and in doing so have a positive affect on business results and employee engagement.


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15 Twitter Hacks That Will Turn You Into a Twitter Ninja

15 Twitter Hacks That Will Turn You Into a Twitter Ninja | The Social Web | Scoop.it
You learn these 15 Twitter hacks.

Once you pick up on these power user features, you’ll become a Twitter ninja in no time.

Via Howard Rheingold
Stephen Dale's insight:
They're not hacks, and they won't turn you into a "ninja", but they do provide some useful info on how to use Twitter search. #socmed
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Howard Rheingold's curator insight, November 21, 6:33 PM

OK, the title is cheesy. "Ninja" is up there with "awesome" as words not to use for a few decades. Knowing how to use Twitter is one of the top two or three tool-oriented infotention skills. This list of 15 Twitter hacks is powerful, from lists to advanced search.

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The Psychology of Twitter

The Psychology of Twitter | The Social Web | Scoop.it
In an age where millions of people document their lives online, it begs the question: what are the psychological reasons behind Twitter? Read more about the psychology of social media here.

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
Stephen Dale's insight:

This reminded me of what someone said about the difference between Facebook and Twitter (but regret I can't remember who):

 

Facebook is the place to go to connect with the people you went to schools with.

 

Twitter is the place to go to connect with the people you WISHED you had gone to school with.

 

It works for me!

 

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Mei Lin Fung's curator insight, November 8, 3:57 PM

Just over a week ago, I attended a great conference organized by Ray Wang CEO of Constellation Research - I tweeted almost 2000 times - he'd gamified the tweeting and set up a leaderboard, so it raised my competitive instincts. it was interesting to see for myself what would cause me to send out so many tweets - it was a fascinating conference - and you scored more points with photos, so during the conference I learned to illustrate almost every tweet with photos. The psychology of twitter is still evolving.... as I am finding out myself as I learn to interact with this new medium

Fanny Figols's curator insight, November 17, 3:41 AM

Et vous, où vous situez-vous ?

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The Best Tool to Collect, Organize & Publish Your Favorite Links - The Google Bookmark Manager

The Best Tool to Collect, Organize & Publish Your Favorite Links - The Google Bookmark Manager | The Social Web | Scoop.it

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After installation, Chrome users are able to save bookmarks with a click, organise them and use Google’s search technology to find bookmarks that got buried deeply in their collections. The extension also eliminates the need for manual organisation, if you choose, as it’s smart enough to organise bookmarks into automatically generated categories based on what you’ve saved.


The most noticeable aspect to Google’s Bookmark Manager is the updated interface. No Longer a boring list of links, accessing the “Bookmarks Manager” from Chrome’s “Bookmark” menu bring up square thumbnails of your saved links, which include pictures and descriptions .

 

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GIANFRANCO MARINI's curator insight, November 5, 3:08 PM

The Google Bookmark manager è un sistema per gestire i bookmark che assomiglia per certi versi a Pinterest, in quanto si configura come uno strumento visuale.

 

E' possibile in modo molto semplice ordinare le pagine che ci interessano, poiché il sistema di gestione è integrato nel browser.

 

Il funzionamento è simile a Pearltrees, si creano cartelle, entro le quali è possibile o creare altre cartelle per classificare in modo più preciso e dettagliato i nostri segnalibri, o si salvano i segnalibri dai quali sarà poi possibile accedere alle pagine.

 

E' possibile editare le cartelle e i bookmarks personalizzandoli (nome, descrizione, annotazioni, pubblico/privato, ecc.). E' possibile condividere le cartelle rendendole pubbliche.

 

Si tratta di un interessante strumento di content curation che può rivelarsi molto utile per tenere sotto controllo il sovraccarico informativo cui si è costantemente esposti navigando in rete.

 

Per installare questa funzionalità occorre attivarla dal chrome web store a questo indirizzo https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/bookmark-manager/gmlllbghnfkpflemihljekbapjopfjik

 

Lori Wilk's curator insight, November 9, 1:00 PM

I love tools that can help me #organize what I've got and to be a more #effective #online #business person.

Mr Tozzo's curator insight, November 28, 6:09 AM

The Best Tool to Collect, Organize & Publish Your Favorite Links - The Google Bookmark Manager

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The Decline of Wikipedia: Even As More People Than Ever Rely on It, Fewer People Create It | MIT Technology Review

The Decline of Wikipedia: Even As More People Than Ever Rely on It, Fewer People Create It | MIT Technology Review | The Social Web | Scoop.it
The community that built the largest encyclopedia in history is shrinking, even as more people and Internet services depend on it than ever. Can it be revived, or is this the end of the Web’s idealistic era?
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Wikipedia is in decline as the number of editors (over 51,000 in 2007)  continues to fall, with only 31,000 considered as active contributors in 2014.


The main source of these problems is not mysterious. The loose collective running the site today, estimated to be 90 percent male, operates a crushing bureaucracy with an often abrasive atmosphere that deters newcomers who might increase participation in Wikipedia and broaden its coverage.


But are the problems deeper than this, given that the web culture now is a lot different to what it was back in 2001, when Wikipedia was first launched.


Clay Shirky was one of the biggest boosters of an idea, popular during the previous decade, that the Web encouraged strangers to come together and achieve things impossible for a conventional organisation. Wikipedia is proof there was some truth to that notion. But today’s Web is dominated by sites such as Facebook and Twitter, where people maintain personal, egocentric feeds. Outside specific settings like massive multiplayer games, relatively few people mingle in a shared virtual space.


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Making the Shift to the Next-Generation Enterprise

Changes are happening in the ways we work, business models and processes are evolving, customers are changing what they value and how they buy, and technology is transforming and shaping the next generation Enterprise.


In their whitepaper, Making the Shift to the Next-Generation Enterprise, Cognizant shares 8 future-of-work enablers you can evaluate against to help you build a strategy to future-proof your business.


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
Stephen Dale's insight:

The article Includes a potentially useful maturity model. However, there's nothing really new here if you've been keeping up to date with trends around 'social business. If you haven't, then well worth a read. 

 

Reading time: 30 mins

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Key Challenges Shaping the Next Generation Enterprise

According to Cognizant, the following are unprecedented, relentless and perplexing challenges that organizations of today face:


  • Economic volatility
  • Globalization
  • Changing consumers
  • Changing workplace
  • Technology advancement


The 3 R’s:  Reinvent, Rethink, and RewireAccording to Cognizant, the following are the 3 R’s of corporate model transformation to future-proof your business:


  1. Reinvent: Updating the Business Model.   Cognizant says: “In some cases, companies are putting customer opinions and ideas at the center of their R&D model to ensure new products and services will succeed in the market. In others, business-to-business suppliers are using social networking to improve their delivery and replenishment models. In all these cases, moving to a collaborative business model opens new channels of talent, knowledge, expertise and capability.”
  2. Rethink: Creating New Process Models.  Cognizant says: “Next-generation enterprises will master these two elements — breaking up the value chain in core and non-core activities and orchestrating a virtual network of service providers for the latter. The idea is to leverage virtual teams of talent and knowledge wherever they exist geographically, rather than relying on what is embedded in the organization.”
  3. Rewire: Focusing on a New IT Architecture.  Cognizant says: “The challenge for IT is to undertake significant shifts in its traditional thinking to support the new areas of focus. This includes customer-facing core competencies; intuitive user interfaces inspired by consumer-facing mobile applications; collaborative business models involving customer and supplier co-creation; and virtual, globally dispersed teams focused on executing knowledge-intensive business processes.”


8 Future-of-Work Enablers

According to Cognizant, the 8 future-of-work enablers are as follows:


  1. Community Interaction.  Interacting/engaging with users through social media.
  2. Innovation.  Creation of an environment to breed and enable innovation of products and services, in the form of open, closed and virtual innovation.
  3. Worker empowerment.  Empowering the workforce to be location-agnostic through communication-rich mobile devices and enabling a culture of collaboration and creativity for millennial employees.
  4. Virtual collaboration.  Building platforms of collaboration to enable the virtual environment.
  5. Customer empowerment.  Empowering customers by providing cutting-edge tools and media to improve the customer experience.
  6. Commercial model flexibility.  Flexibility to choose between being asset heavy vs. asset light (Cap-Ex vs Op-Ex; buy vs. lease), as appropriate.
  7. Value chain flexibility.  Flexibility to choose and source value chain elements from anywhere; disaggregating people from functions.
  8. Flexible service delivery.  Flexibility to choose and source infrastructure from anywhere (e.g., cloud, mainframe, client/server, etc.).
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The new digital workplace: How enterprises are preparing for the future of work | ZDNet

The new digital workplace: How enterprises are preparing for the future of work | ZDNet | The Social Web | Scoop.it
As innovation in computing devices, apps, and potent new techniques for applying them proliferate in the consumer world, companies are struggling to close the gap.
Stephen Dale's insight:

Another excellent article from Dion Hinchliffe, on the state of social business. He notes the reason the enterprise and the consumer digital world often look so different, is because they are different. And while you can't replicate the Internet within the enterprise exactly, you can bring in and adapt what works about it best, such as an effective and pervasive deep link structure, simple APIs for everything, a relentless focus on user experience, new models for working together, cloud-based technology stacks, decentralised service delivery, and just-plain sufficient investment in technology.

 

And also...the hardest part of the whole challenge facing the enterprise is likely adopting a 'digital-first' mindset. As in, how do I rethink my business in terms of digital possibility in today's fast-changing and complex technology landscape.

 

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Is Twitter the Social Media Site for the Future?

Is Twitter the Social Media Site for the Future? | The Social Web | Scoop.it

So here is a better question. Which ONE social media site would you be on if you could only be on ONE site? For me the answer is still Facebook, but I am pretty darned close to changing that vote to Twitter....

Stephen Dale's insight:

At the risk of sounding trite, I stick by the mantra that "Facebook is the place to go to connect with people you knew at school; Twitter is the place to go to connect with people you WISHED you had known at school".

 

It works for me :-)

 

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Miguel Paul Trijaud Calderón's curator insight, December 23, 4:37 PM

Que tipo de perfil de usuario se aglutina en cada red social? Una pregunta para consultar con la almohada...

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DDHN

DDHN | The Social Web | Scoop.it
Déclaration préliminaire des droits de l'homme numérique
Stephen Dale's insight:

Social media is having an increasingly pervasive influence on both personal and professional life. But there is still widespread ignorance about the risks associated with using it. The Snowden revelations gave us the first insight into how our personal data is being  "harvested" by both companies and governments, and not all of it for benign purposes. This (preliminary) declaration of digital human rights is something that perhaps we should all give serious consideration to supporting.

 

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Top 10 Tips to Use Collaboration Tools in eLearning

Top 10 Tips to Use Collaboration Tools in eLearning | The Social Web | Scoop.it

uCollaborative learning is an important part of eLearning. It allows learners to benefit from the experience of their peers, become fully engaged in their own learning experience, and more effectively acquire and retain information.


Via Nik Peachey
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Whether you are designing for K-12, private institutions, or corporate training, collaboration tools can support and reinforce learning activities.

 

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Deborah Banker's curator insight, September 29, 8:37 PM

This is so tough to do online....

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, October 2, 6:12 AM

Useful Tips for collaborative eLearning

Angela C. Dowd's curator insight, October 24, 4:19 PM

I agree...being fully engaged in a learning experience improves retention. Nice article, brief and clear.

 

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The Origins of Office Speak

The Origins of Office Speak | The Social Web | Scoop.it
What corporate buzzwords reveal about the history of work
(and what a corporate-buzzword quiz reveals about you)
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A lexicon (and Ontology) of office-speak through the decades. Over time, different industries have developed their own tribal vocabularies. Some of today’s most popular buzzwords were created by academics who believed that work should satisfy one’s soul; others were coined by consultants who sold the idea that happy workers are effective workers. Corporate jargon may seem meaningless  but it actually reveals a lot about how workers think about their lives.


I wonder what new words will enter the  world of work over the next decade - "holacracy" must surely feature!


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Why Collaboration Often Fails

Why Collaboration Often Fails | The Social Web | Scoop.it

Collaboration is an important part of everyday work life. Yet it surprisingly doesn't always result in the best quality work.


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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Some useful tips to encourage better collaboration. Encouraging to note that the author recommends "alone time", i.e.time to reflect, learn and prepare. Managers need to recognise that not all of the best work is done in teams and through collaboration. Personal knowledge development is so often overlooked. 

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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, September 7, 8:53 PM

What's wrong with collaboration? Here are just a few issues you might run into when members of a team put their heads together.

howtoselllaptop's curator insight, September 8, 5:57 AM

cash for laptops, sell laptops

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Why You Hate Work

Why You Hate Work | The Social Web | Scoop.it

The way we’re working isn’t working. Even if you’re lucky enough to have a job, you’re probably not very excited to get to the office in the morning, you don’t feel much appreciated while you’re there, you find it difficult to get your most important work accomplished, amid all the distractions, and you don’t believe that what you’re doing makes much of a difference anyway. By the time you get home, you’re pretty much running on empty, and yet still answering emails until you fall asleep.

 

Increasingly, this experience is common not just to middle managers, but also to top executives.

 


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
Stephen Dale's insight:

The way people feel at work profoundly influences how they perform. This study revealed just how much impact companies can have when they meet each of the four core needs of their employees:

 

o Renewal: Employees who take a break every 90 minutes report a 30 percent higher level of focus than those who take no breaks or just one during the day. 

o Value: Feeling cared for by one’s supervisor has a more significant impact on people’s sense of trust and safety than any other behavior by a leader. 

o Focus: Only 20 percent of respondents said they were able to focus on one task at a time at work, but those who could were 50 percent.

o Purpose: Employees who derive meaning and significance from their work were more than three times as likely to stay with their organisations engaged.

 

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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, December 6, 3:21 PM

Excessive demands are leading to burnout everywhere.

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Crap Detection 101

The all-important literacy of determining the credibility of information found on the Internet.


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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Harold Rheingold - always worth listening to. 

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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, November 21, 7:26 AM

We need to go beyond skills to literacies, which includes:


  1. Attention
  2. Participation
  3. Cooperation
  4. Critical Consumption
  5. Network Awareness


A fine video by Howard Rheingold. 

David Hain's curator insight, November 22, 5:06 AM

Essential skill for coaching, relationship building, collaboration as well as knowledge management.  How's your crap detector?

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Enterprise Social Networks May One Day Replace Email | WIRED

Enterprise Social Networks May One Day Replace Email | WIRED | The Social Web | Scoop.it
Corporate communication is ripe for disruption. Thanks in part to social networking and the abundance of new messaging apps, people are expecting more when it comes to communicating with colleagues, friends, and families.

Via Mumba Cloud
Stephen Dale's insight:

Whilst I don't disagree with the main thrust of this article - that enterprise networks are disrupting the "traditional" channels of communication and information sharing, I don't believe that email will disappear. It does serve a purpose for point to point communication, so I doubt organisations will want to fix something that isn't broken. What is happening is email is being used less and less for teamwork and collaboration -  something it was never ever meant to deliver. 

 

Email won't go away, though it might well be called something else...one day!

 

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Fast, Flexible, Innovative: Why Networks Thrive

Fast, Flexible, Innovative: Why Networks Thrive | The Social Web | Scoop.it
Vienna, September 1901. A man you’ve probably never heard of, Ludwig von Bertalanffy, was born. A man whose theories are helping to shape the future of how you do work.

Via Mumba Cloud
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Hierarchies have dominated the way we work for generations. Hierarchies are very efficient in passing along communications. It is the reason military units operate their chain of command this way.


But hierarchies are not very efficient when communications need to be relayed back up the chain. Or to another unit altogether. It simply takes too long for the message to traverse back through the hierarchies and then for a response to follow the same path. By the time the message has been received and understood, the situation has changed. Social graphing, a way of mapping relationships between people, demonstrates how much faster networks can communicate. This allows your team, your unit, your company to sense and respond faster.


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12 Tech Tools Productivity Experts Can't Live Without

12 Tech Tools Productivity Experts Can't Live Without | The Social Web | Scoop.it
Ever wonder which tools super-productive and über-organized people use to get things done? Fast Company contacted 10 productivity experts, and asked them which apps or tech tools help them get through their day.

Via Howard Rheingold
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Some productivity tools here that I've not come across before. However I use Slack and can recommend this a useful information aggregation tool.

 

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Howard Rheingold's curator insight, October 20, 5:41 PM

Again, this is from the productivity world, and infotention has an important core related to attention -- not just tools, not just efficiency, but awareness and metacognition -- but I know that at least a couple of these tools help me handle my info-flow (I use Slack and Skitch regularly)

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Innovation Excellence | 25 Things Skilled Learners Do Differently

Innovation Excellence | 25 Things Skilled Learners Do Differently | The Social Web | Scoop.it

by Sarah Briggs

 

"We also know that people who think about their own learning, make a habit of asking questions, use what they’ve learned, teach what they’ve learned to others, and enjoy the learning process on an intrinsic level all become better learners.

"The good news is, these are all strategies and habits that can be adopted through practice. Why some of us master them earlier than others is another topic, one that may have something to do with parenting, environment, and even genetics. But the point is, we’re all capable. The smartest, most successful people in the world wouldn’t be where they are today if they weren’t skilled learners. So let’s examine which strategies we should be perfecting and how they can serve us in the long run."


Via Jim Lerman
Stephen Dale's insight:

A very useful article that recognises that there is a skill (or at least a process) involved to achieve effective learning, and that we can learn this skill, i.e. learn to learn. As the article explains: "The smartest, most successful people in the world wouldn’t be where they are today if they weren’t skilled learners" It goes on to examine which learning strategies we should be perfecting and how they can serve us in the long run.

 

Reading time: 15 mins

 

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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, October 18, 3:22 PM

The smartest, most successful people in the world wouldn’t be where they are today if they weren’t skilled learners.


In this article Saga Briggs examines which strategies we should be perfecting and how they can serve us in the long run.


A recommended read. You can follow the author Saga Milena on Twitter here: @SagaMilena


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Personalizing Your Office 365 Content with Graph and Delve

Personalizing Your Office 365 Content with Graph and Delve | The Social Web | Scoop.it
Last month, Microsoft introduced Delve, built on top of Microsoft Graph. Graph joined people across the enterprise in a single, unified… well graph. But Delve offered those connected users a way to find each other. There is a lot of reason to be excited about it, especially for those who have been following the Microsoft One strategy. That strategy was further clarified by CEO Satya Nadella’s Mobile First, Cloud First mantra. But it wasn’t entirely clear for those outside the Topic: Information Management.
Stephen Dale's insight:

Last month, Microsoft introduced Delve, a search and discovery engine that sits on top of Microsoft Graph. Delve personalizes all the content that exists across your Office 365 applications. It is built on Office Graph, which analyzes user metadata from the Office 365 environment (Yammer, SharePoint Online, Lync and Office Online) and relates different kinds of content to each other.

 

The result is that it can show what is important using connection information provided by Office Graph to surface the most relevant topics and content that exists in the enterprise. Delve offers different views of this information; It has the ‘Whole View’, ‘My View’ and a ‘My Shared with You’ view, all of which surface insights depending on what is needed. From the early roll-outs, users are discovering content in the ‘Whole View”’ that they didn’t know existed. 

 

The personalization element is interesting (if it works) in that it uses machine learning techniques to track the use of information assets by users in order to identify and surface content that is potentially of greater relevance to the user.

 

It seems Microsoft is at last beginning to understand the difference between content management (e.g. Sharepoint) and enterprise social networks. Office 365 certainly appears be denting the ambitions of Google For Work for the lucrative enterprise collaboration space.

 

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Twitter users who will waste your time

There are certain types of users you should avoid every time you see them on horizon. They are not interested in any way in you, or what you want to tell them. They are just people (and often just machines) whose lone goal is to sell you stuff. Some of them just collect followers for sale. For these reasons, there is no point to follow them.

Stephen Dale's insight:

Some useful tips on what to look out for before you follow that person on twitter. I would add to the list: someone who has 20k+ of followers but has very few tweets. You know, therefore, that the followers have been bought rather than investing time and effort in building a personal network.

 

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Facebook Won't Stop Experimenting on You. It's Just Too Lucrative | WIRED

Facebook Won't Stop Experimenting on You. It's Just Too Lucrative | WIRED | The Social Web | Scoop.it
Did you hear the one about Facebook charging $2.99 per month for access? Recently, the Facebook fee hoax started circulating on, yes, Facebook, and you didn’t have to be an investigative journalist to debunk the thing. You just had to look at the company’s revenue numbers. Facebook’s 1.3 billion users are so valuable as advertising…
Stephen Dale's insight:

Worth remembering that Facebook is a business, and that its users are the product. Do not assume it is benign - it is harvesting the information that users freely provide to find new ways of making money. I repeat Facebook is a business.....

 

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Marco Favero's curator insight, October 3, 5:28 PM

aggiungi la tua intuizione ...

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9 Steps To Corporate Culture-Change

9 Steps To Corporate Culture-Change | The Social Web | Scoop.it

Here’s a cultural change checklist for leaders: a quick list of what is required if you want to guide your company culture to a high and sustainable level of customer-centricity and customer experience excellence.



Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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An informed list, but sadly I wonder how many corporates do all of this - especially no 9.

 

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VIJAY's curator insight, September 28, 5:44 AM
सांई बाबा की शिक्षा

सबका मालिक एक है
साई बाबा की सबसे बड़ी शिक्षा और सन्देश है कि जाति, धर्म, समुदाय, आदि व्यर्थ की बातों में ना पड़कर 

आपसी मतभेद भुलाकर आपस में प्रेम और सदभावाना से रहना चाहिए क्योकि सबका मलिक एक है।
श्रद्धा और सबूरी
साई बाबा ने अपने जीवन में यह सन्देश दिया है कि हमेशा श्रद्धा और विश्‍वास के साथ जीवन यापन करते हुए 

सबूरी (सब्र)के साथ जीवन व्यतीत करें।
मानवता ही सबसे बड़ा धर्म है
साई बाबा ने कभी भी किसी को धर्म की अवहेलना नहीं की अपितु सभी धर्मों का सम्मान करने की सलाह देते 

हुए हमेशा मनवता को ही सबसे बडा धर्म और कर्म बताते हुए जीवन जीने की अमूल्य शिक्षा प्रदान की है।
जातिगत भेद भुला कर प्रेम पूर्वक रहना
साई बाबा ने कहा है की जाति,समाज,भेद-भाव,आदि सब बाते ईश्‍वर ने नहीं बल्कि इंसानों द्वारा बनाया गया 

हैं इसलिए ईश्‍वर की नजर में न तो कोई उच्च है और न ही कोई निम्न इसलिए जो काम ईश्‍वर को भी पसंद नहीं 

है वह मनुष्यों को तो करना ही नहीं चाहिए। अर्थात जात-पात,धर्म,समाज आदि मिथ्या बातों में न पड़ कर 

आपस में प्रेमपूर्वक रहकर जीवन व्यतीत करना चाहिए।
गरीबो और लाचार की मदद करना सबसे बड़ी पूजा है
साई बाबा ने हमेशा ही सभी जनमानस से यही बार-बार कहा है कि सभी के साथ ही समानता का व्यवहार 

करना चाहिए। गरीबों और लाचारों की यथासम्भव मदद करना चाहिए और यही सबसे बडी पूजा है। क्योकि 

जो गरीबों, लाचारों की मदद करता है ईश्वर उसकी मदद करता है।
माता-पिता, बुजुर्गो, गुरुजनों, बडो का सम्मान करनाचाहिए
साई बाबा हमेशा ही समझाते थे कि अपने से बडो का आदर सम्मान करना चाहिए। गुरुजनो बुजर्गो को 

सम्मान करना जिसस उनका आर्शीवाद प्राप्त होता है जिससे हमारे जीवन की मुश्किलों में सहायता मिलती 

है। 
Jacob M Engel's curator insight, October 1, 6:49 AM

Always ask the why! 

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Internet Archive Book Images

Internet Archive Book Images | The Social Web | Scoop.it
The Internet Archive, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, we provide free access to...

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Stephen Dale's insight:

An excellent resource for research and copyright-free images.

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Dr. Susan Bainbridge's curator insight, September 22, 3:51 AM

Kalev Leetaru from Georgetown University has created this resource from millions of Flickr images.

Lorraine Elvire Wagenaar's curator insight, September 24, 6:24 AM

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shift 2020 - How 3D Printing Will Impact Our Future

Slides from my presentation at 3D Printshow in London on September 5, 2014 #shift2020 #3dprint #3dprintshow
Stephen Dale's insight:

I've picked this because it identifies a facet of open knowledge that is becoming increasingly important - the concept of "open manufacturing".

 

Additive manufacturing - or 3D printing as it is more commonly known - is being used in more industry sectors than ever before. New materials and use cases have led to 3D manufacturing in Robotics, Health, Entertainment, Automobiles, Fashion, Construction etc.

 

I particularly liked this quote from David Rowan at Wired: "The democratisation of manufacturing will empower anyone with a compelling idea to prototype, make and launch a physical product at speed and low cost".

 

3D printing is no longer a niche activity for the hobbyists - it is potentially the most important innovation of this decade.

 

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