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Monday, November 16, 2015

The Next Generation of Social Media in the Office

Email is still the king of office communications, but company-hosted social networking platforms are gaining in popularity, especially among younger workers.

from strategy+business - All Updates

Friday, October 30, 2015

Dare to be a Real Leader, not an Apocaholic

The human condition is driven by hope. We have, as a species, a tremendous capacity to deal with adversity, to adapt to volatile change and to move forward to make our lives better. As much as we like to complain, the world as a whole is better off than in the past. Whether they’re advancements […]

from ChangingWinds

Blog>> UNICEF Knowledge Exchange Toolbox

The United Nations Children’s Fund has just released a set of tools and techniques for facilitating knowledge sharing, some of which have been written by very experienced facilitators. Check out their complete Toolbox.

from Green Chameleon

Don't wait for HR, or anyone else for that matter, to save you at work.

Here at HR tech World in Paris yesterday I heard Yves Morieux from Boston Consulting Group make the case that in a post industrial world an organisation's people, and their willingness to collaborate, are their greatest assets. He also suggested that given that organisations play such a large part in modern civilised society, and that HR are responsible for the people in our organisations, that therefore the future of society was in HR's hands. When I reported this view online it was met with considerable scepticism!

But how many times have we heard this before – that people are the most important things in organisations - and how little have we done to show that we actually mean it!? If it's not HR who are going to take responsibility who is it? Finance?? IT??

Later in the day I watched Sir Richard Branson sit on stage in jeans and an open neck shirt berate the besuited audience for indulging in power dressing while expecting to bring out the best of the people that work for them. He also described how throwing a massive party for 70,000 former British Rail staff when Virgin took over the west coast main line converted them from "government workers" to enthusiastic customer service staff.


With unprecedented numbers of people expressing severe disengagement from work, and a general sense that something is wrong pervading the workplace, it is going to take more than changing our dress code and throwing parties to sort this. It is also no good waiting for the heads of our various silos to sort it for us. They are part of the problem.

If, as I believe it is, the future is about autonomous, thoughtful, proactive individuals operating and coordinating through trusted networks, supported by online conversations, then that is how we have to start acting. Now. We can't wait for someone else to give us permission. We can't wait for them to show us how to do it. We have to start taking responsibility for behaving differently, for saying no to more of the bullshit, for reaching out to others beginning to act in the same ways.

What are we waiting for? Seriously - what?

from The Obvious? -

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

A framework for industry leadership based on collaboration

Last week I ran a half-day workshop at the annual offsite for executives of a major airline alliance, taking the group from a broad view of macro trends shaping the future, through to the generation of specific actionable ideas to create greater value across the alliance. As part of the workshop we used a framework

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from Trends in the Living Networks

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Urban mobility at a tipping point

As more of the world’s cities become congested and polluted, new business models and technologies are emerging to solve the mobility challenge.

from McKinsey Insights & Publications

Friday, September 18, 2015

Enterprise 2.0, Where Art Thou?

While I was putting together yesterday’s blog post I kept thinking about something that’s been on my mind for a while and which I think is also going to help redefine, or reassure, depends on how you look into it, the next stage of my blogging mojo over here. Essentially,[...]

from E L S U A ~ A KM Blog Thinking Outside The Inbox by Luis Suarez

Empherality, KM, Inner Reform and Social Impact

Blogs are ephemeral. Today someone referenced a broken link on my blog back from 2005. I cruised across the page and alas, found many dead links. There was one quote on knowledge management that is still resonant to me… and the blog is gone. (Some of the posts are still visible via the amazing Wayback […]

from Nancy White's Full Circle Blog

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Sharing Practices from Project Community 15

Links useful to our group of learners in Project Community 2015 at

from Nancy White's Full Circle Blog

Kentaro Toyama on Why Technology Alone Won't Change the World

University of Michigan professor Kentaro Toyama, a self-proclaimed "recovering technoholic," believes that society is putting too much stock in the transformative power of technology. In this interview with strategy+business, he argues that to solve human problems, human skill is needed more urgently than ever before.

from strategy+business - All Updates

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

How to craft effective success stories

Many large companies spend considerable resources on compiling case studies to document their successes; whole teams can be dedicated to this. The idea is a simple one. When it comes to the outcomes you’re selling, prospects will want to know whether you’ve actually achieved these before, and case studies can serve as evidence […]

The post How to craft effective success stories appeared first on Anecdote.

from Anecdote

Monday, September 14, 2015

The Story Matrix: Three Zucchini Stories, Countless Meanings

Finding stories to tell is only part of your challenge as an effective communicator. It’s just as important to discern the story’s meaning so that you can put it to an appropriate use at the right time in the workplace. Once you find – or experience – a story, think about what scenarios […]

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from Anecdote

Sunday, September 13, 2015

The science of organizational transformations

New survey results find that the most effective transformation initiatives draw upon four key actions to change mind-sets and behaviors.

from McKinsey Insights & Publications