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Does technology improve employee engagement? | ZDNet

Does technology improve employee engagement? | ZDNet | The Social Web | Scoop.it
The endless parade of technologies to improve workforce collaboration has certainly led to the shrinking of time and distance, but has it actually led to a long-term increase in engagement and business performance?
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"...it's become clear to many observers that culture change is one of the largest remaining obstacles to near-term advances in engagement, and therefore collaboration. This, then, is the obstacle to the more interesting and valuable downstream outcomes that can result if these factors improve. In this view, the hierarchical and bureaucratic structure and processes of the typical large enterprise today are actively hindering further improvement. The core idea here is that networked-based structures and online communities can provide richer, far more innovative results at a fraction of the cost, and build strong and much harder to disrupt relationships with the entire stakeholder ecosystem."


The article reinforces the notion that whilst technology can facilitate more effective employee engagement, the key dependency is the organisation's whole-hearted support for change , which really needs to be driven from the top. 

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Leading and Learning: How to Feed a Community

Leading and Learning: How to Feed a Community | The Social Web | Scoop.it

In the communities that we choose to belong to (online and offline), we have to do our part in feeding it. It is only when we are generous about sharing our gifts that we build credibility to receive anything meaningful in return, build influence, thought leadership and learn.


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The British Library Puts 1,000,000 Images into the Public Domain, Making Them Free to Reuse & Remix

The British Library Puts 1,000,000 Images into the Public Domain, Making Them Free to Reuse & Remix | The Social Web | Scoop.it


Earlier this week, Oxford's Bodleian Library announced that it had digitized a 550 year old copy of the Gutenberg Bible along with a number of other ancient bibles, some of them quite beautiful. Not to be outdone, the British Library came out with its own announcement on Thursday:

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Get Better Results From Your Content With 10 Top Tools

Get Better Results From Your Content With 10 Top Tools | The Social Web | Scoop.it
Looking for the latest and best tools to help you curate faster and in a more organized way? When it comes to productivity, I find these 10 tools the best

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Useful tools for content curators - and not just marketing. 
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7 Tips for a Successful Online Community Launch

7 Tips for a Successful Online Community Launch | The Social Web | Scoop.it
Online communities present multiple opportunities for enhanced business value. They create an experience that helps businesses achieves their goals, whether it’s acquiring new customers or increasi…

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution: what it means and how to respond

The Fourth Industrial Revolution: what it means and how to respond | The Social Web | Scoop.it
We stand on the brink of a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another. In its scale, scope, and complexity, the transformation...
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There are three reasons why today’s transformations represent not merely a prolongation of the Third Industrial Revolution but rather the arrival of a Fourth and distinct one: velocity, scope, and systems impact. The speed of current breakthroughs has no historical precedent. We are now in an era where billions of people are connected by mobile devices, with unprecedented processing power, storage capacity, and access to knowledge. These possibilities will be multiplied by emerging technology breakthroughs in fields such as artificial intelligence, robotics, the Internet of Things, autonomous vehicles, 3-D printing, nanotechnology, biotechnology, materials science, energy storage, and quantum computing. #trends

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Online audio tool Anchor: micro-podcasting or public conversations?

Online audio tool Anchor: micro-podcasting or public conversations? | The Social Web | Scoop.it
Anchor is a new app which allows you to record - and, crucially, reply to - audio from your mobile phone. Described as 'audio blogging' or collaborative podcasting, the tool aims to ride a fresh wave of interest in audio. And it has a lot of potential. We've been here before with Audioboo, but Anchor…
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A new entrant to the audio micro-blogging landscape, riding on the back of the resurgent audio market. Worth watching developments for this app. 

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50 Essential Skills in Community Management - The Community Roundtable

50 Essential Skills in Community Management - The Community Roundtable | The Social Web | Scoop.it

Review the 50 essential skills of community management in this post from The Community Careers and Compensation report. 


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A useful resource for Community Manager's Appreciation Day #CMAD

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How Storytelling Can Enhance Any Learning Experience

How Storytelling Can Enhance Any Learning Experience | The Social Web | Scoop.it

Researchers are discovering just how powerful an effect a good story can have on the brain, and not just in terms of entertainment. A memorable yarn can also help us retain important information, both in casual and formal learning settings.

 


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“Stories that are personal and emotionally compelling engage more of the brain, and thus are better remembered, than simply stating a set of facts.”

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Twitter is teetering because it has turned into one big pyramid scheme

Twitter is teetering because it has turned into one big pyramid scheme | The Social Web | Scoop.it

Why is the San Francisco-based company laying off almost 10% of its workforce, after posting a near-$600m loss last year as user growth flatlined?

 

 Illustration: Andrzej Krauze.


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Having been a Twitter user since 2007, I'm used to its foibles and deficiencies, not least knowing how to dodge the growing number of bots and marketing bullshitters. Having grown my followers organically, and appreciate every single one of them, I never cease to be amazed at the concept of "buying" followers. One day these people will realise that it doesn't make any financial - or ethical - sense. I refuse to follow anyone who has hundreds of thousands of followers yet has only tweeted infrequently. For them, followers are juts commodities.The sooner this practice is seen for what it is the sooner we will reclaim the "social" space that was always the original intention for Twitter.

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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, November 7, 2015 8:17 AM

Social media’s struggles sum up a modern malaise: the inability to recognise value beyond market-driven metrics.


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Stop Googling. Let’s Talk.

Stop Googling. Let’s Talk. | The Social Web | Scoop.it

What have we done to face-to-face conversation? 


These days, we feel less of a need to hide the fact that we are dividing our attention.



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Perhaps confirms what we've all suspected - smartphones are killing the art of face-to-face conversation. Relationships are developed - and ended - on the keypad. #socmed

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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, October 14, 2015 6:27 AM

In a 2015 study by the Pew Research Center, 89 percent of cellphone owners said they had used their phones during the last social gathering they attended. But they weren’t happy about it; 82 percent of adults felt that the way they used their phones in social settings hurt the conversation.


A fine post by MIT professor Sherry Turkle. She is the author of Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in the Digital Age.


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Has our faith in data been misplaced?

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It’s relatively easy to collect information, aggregate it and apply standard algorithms to derive insights, but much harder to understand where the data comes from, what type of analysis is being applied and what types of error are involved.  Insights, even when powered by impressive technology, never come easy.  To get full value from data, you must understand it. 

 

Data leads to information, and information without context can lead us down may false avenues. The need for critical thinking is essential when presented with "evidence" manufactured from algorithms we don't understand. Look out for:  


Harvard economists published a working paper which warned that US debt was approaching a critical level. As it turned out, they had made a simple Excel error. 

And...the item on data journalism, reporting about the Ukraine. 

All quite worrying. #data #analytics #evidence

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Stephen Dale's curator insight, October 5, 2015 6:34 AM

It’s relatively easy to collect information, aggregate it and apply standard algorithms to derive insights, but much harder to understand where the data comes from, what type of analysis is being applied and what types of error are involved.  Insights, even when powered by impressive technology, never come easy.  To get full value from data, you must understand it. 

 

Data leads to information, and information without context can lead us down may false avenues. The need for critical thinking is essential when presented with "evidence" manufactured from algorithms we don't understand. Look out for:  

 

Harvard economists published a working paper which warned that US debt was approaching a critical level. As it turned out, they had made a simple Excel error. 

And...the item on data journalism, reporting about the Ukraine. 

All quite worrying. #data #analytics #evidence

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How Social Media is Changing The World - Beyond just socializing. #infographic

How Social Media is Changing The World - Beyond just socializing. #infographic | The Social Web | Scoop.it

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Unfortunately, what this doesn't show is how social media has been taken over by content marketing. The noise is drowning out the personal voice! #socmed

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Rethinking Work

Rethinking Work | The Social Web | Scoop.it

Is it human nature to hate your job? On the contrary.


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From the article: "Work that is adequately compensated is an important social good. But so is work that is worth doing. Half of our waking lives is a terrible thing to waste". Is your work worthwhile?

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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, September 1, 2015 8:39 AM
When employees have work that they want to do, they are happier. And when they are happier, their work is better, as is the company’s bottom line.This is admittedly not news. But that only raises a deeper question: In the face of longstanding evidence that routinization and an overemphasis on pay lead to worse performance in the workplace, why have we continued to tolerate and even embrace that approach to work?
dominique turcq's curator insight, September 2, 2015 4:59 AM

Human nature loves to work, why don't we like to recognize it? Are we afraid of being exploited ? But the two debates should be separated: work and pay do not have to be always connected in the same way. There are plenty of possible relations between the two.

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Why academics should make time for social media

Why academics should make time for social media | The Social Web | Scoop.it
Andy Miah, chair in science communication and future media at the University of Salford, on why academics should maintain their online presence

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Ignoring social media is like ignoring email in 1994. It is defining how a new generation connects with each other, for whom email – as we grew up with it – doesn’t even exist.
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Koen Mattheeuws's curator insight, August 19, 2:49 AM
De wereld van vandaag...
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Interesting read. 
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What the New Facebook Algorithm Means For Publishers

What the New Facebook Algorithm Means For Publishers | The Social Web | Scoop.it
Is Facebook addicted to tinkering with it's News Feed algorithm, or is there a method in its madness? See the trends indicated in the recent changes

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Thank you @Anna @Stephen Dale & @Stan Smith :-)
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Thank you @Skylly_W & @Anna :-)
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A New Wonderful Wheel on SAMR and Bloom's Digital Taxonomy ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A New Wonderful Wheel on SAMR and Bloom's Digital Taxonomy ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | The Social Web | Scoop.it

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Fiona Harvey's curator insight, June 19, 12:04 PM
This is a nice integration of ideas - SAMR needs more peer reviewed research.  No doubt the tools will be out of date quickly but the underlying skills are what are important.  
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Blooms meets SAMR
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OU Digital Tools: Inoreader: Remix Your Own RSS Feed ... with social network content

"The ability to remix RSS is very cool (remember YahooPipes?), but Inoreader takes that even farther because it also harvests non-RSS content from social network feeds at Twitter, Google+, and Facebook, rendering them as RSS. It's magic: you can recombine any of the content in Inoreader to send back out as an RSS stream, including social network content that is normally not available as RSS. Want an RSS feed of your Twitter? Facebook? Google+? Easy-peasy: you just subscribe to your feed with Inoreader, and then send it back out again as RSS."


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Howard Rheingold's curator insight, April 6, 2:34 PM

RSS has become esoteric and we lost a lot of capability to mix and filter RSS feeds when Yahoo Pipes went down, but now people are showing how to regain those capabilities with inoreader

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Why Leaders Need Good Storytelling Skills - Part 1

Why Leaders Need Good Storytelling Skills - Part 1 | The Social Web | Scoop.it
Chapter 1 from the upcoming book, Putting Stories to Work by Shawn Callahan. Find out where storytelling skills can really make a difference.

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Jim Signorelli,Story-Lab's curator insight, February 9, 7:21 PM

This is Chapter 1 from the soon-to-be released book, Putting Stories To Work, written by my colleague Shawn Callahan. 


There are a number of books on the subject of storytelling for leaders, but few that provide both theory and practice.  Shawn's book is  the exception.  It is replete with scientific evidence as well as practical advice on why and how oral storytelling is the best tool for motivating, inspiring and influencing others. Whether you are leading a large company, managing a small team, or you are in sales of any kind, if your success depends on your skills as a communicator, this is a "must read." 


The book will be available soon both in hardback and ebook form.  In the meantime you can get a peek under the tent of what I'm certain will become the seminal work on oral storytelling for business.  


This article was curated by Jim Signorelli, President and Founder of Story-Lab, conducting storytelling for business workshops throughout the U.S. 

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, February 12, 4:30 AM

J'aime cette nouvelle.

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Twitter's Algorithmic Timeline Switch Is All Your Own Fault - Forbes

Twitter's Algorithmic Timeline Switch Is All Your Own Fault - Forbes | The Social Web | Scoop.it
Twitter has once again hit the nerve of its user community by apparently looking to switch to an algorithmic timeline, some report as early as next week. The last time Jack Dorsey causes an uproar was when he hinted that the Twitter 140 character limit was to be increased to [...]
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Loved this quote from the article: "We don’t have time to appreciate, we’re swamped with crap we don’t want. When we decided that the internet needed to be funded with our eyeballs and not money, when we gave every person a camera told them they were gifted, when we made publishing easier, when we invited everyone to participate, when every brand thought it had a story to tell, we created the greatest depository of absolute crap the world has ever known, the internet in 2016."


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Is The Flipped Classroom Relevant to ELT? - EFL Magazine

Is The Flipped Classroom Relevant to ELT? - EFL Magazine | The Social Web | Scoop.it

I believe that the role of the teacher is really beginning to change and technology has a large part to play in this. Students now have access to lots of additional information on the internet and via e-books as well as through many resources. Therefore the role of the teacher is to help students make use of all this additional information.


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Aurelia Garcia's curator insight, January 22, 7:21 PM

thanks 4 flipping over methodology Nik

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, January 25, 4:03 AM

Article éclairant.

Heraclio Muñoz Cruz's curator insight, January 26, 2:28 PM

El Aula Invertida

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What Are the Required Skills for Today's Digital Workforce?

What Are the Required Skills for Today's Digital Workforce? | The Social Web | Scoop.it

Are there new ways to think about our digital workplace skills that allows us to take our thinking up to a new plane, the next meta-level of thinking and working where we have much higher leverage, can manage change that is an order of magnitude or greater in volume than today, work in fundamentally better and smarter new ways — and perhaps even work a bit less — yet produce much more value?

 


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Key points: "Collaboration is becoming the most important strategic activity in organizations, even becoming a vital top-level corporate strategy and major fast-growth new business model as well. Workers today must be experts in digital collaboration techniques, know all the relevant platforms, and maintain an understanding of the current collaborative “channel catalog” at all strategic levels."

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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, November 21, 2015 3:25 PM

Insightful article by Dion Hinchcliffe. 


It’s become pretty clear that one of two things is going to happen in the future workplace: The world will continue to pull ahead of the average workplace, as our internal rates of change are greatly exceeded by the marketplace. We will steadily become irrelevant and ineffective, eventually replaced by digital startups and better-adjusted competitors. Or we’ll find entirely new ways of improving our capabilities in a way that allows us to maintain some kind of parity with progress in the world.


David Hain's curator insight, December 2, 2015 6:34 AM

The digital world is here, and advancing rapidly.  How are you keeping up? What messages are your people getting?

Daniel Tremblay's curator insight, December 2, 2015 1:30 PM

J'aime bien la colonne de droite du dessin "Improved Business Outcomes"...

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Eight key principles for successful collaboration

Eight key principles for successful collaboration | The Social Web | Scoop.it
By looking at the psychological, the physical and the virtual, a different set of behaviours can be established to aid successful collaboration.

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The author identifies 8 principles for successful collaboration, linkiing the three key pillars of any organisation – its people, its workplaces and its technologies. #socbiz

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How To Create An Environment Of Collaboration

How To Create An Environment Of Collaboration | The Social Web | Scoop.it

That slacker worker? He or she might be making your other employees less productive, especially if they’re working together on a project. In fact, collaboration can lead to reduced motivation and a loss of productivity if group members don’t contribute equally, according to a recent study published in Translational Issues in Psychological Science.

 


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When will organisations finally accept there isn't a recipe for collaboration? Better to focus on giving compelling answers to "what's in it for me?". 

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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, October 5, 2015 10:16 AM

Stop focusing on getting everyone to participate equally, and start recognizing individual contributions.


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Be Careful With Your Case Studies: When Telling Stories Goes Wrong

Be Careful With Your Case Studies: When Telling Stories Goes Wrong | The Social Web | Scoop.it
Meet Zac. He was part of a major controversy this week with the UK Department of Work and Pensions (DWP). He is quoted in several pamphlets, talking about his experience as a job seeker.

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Beware of propaganda!

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Lianne Picot's curator insight, October 1, 2015 10:43 AM

What not to do in storytelling! The UK government went a little too far in their case studies telling people how they should behave in claiming benefits. In this case, facts ARE stronger than fiction! And I don't say that very often... ;)


This review was written by Lianne Picot, founder of the Story Powered® Institute for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

Ron McIntyre's curator insight, October 1, 2015 12:48 PM

This goes back to "TRUST". For stories to have an impact they should be true and verifiable. This type of story can destroy a company as well as individuals. Elaboration can do the same thing when it breaks the boundary of authenticity and truth.

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On-boarding New Community Members

On-boarding New Community Members | The Social Web | Scoop.it
How to onboard new members in a community. Discover three strategies to help ensure a healthy and growing community.

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Some useful tips to assist you in increasing engagement and growing your online community, #CoPs

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