About MSLOC 430 and the msloc430.net connection hub MSLOC 430 is a graduate course in the Master’s Program in Learning and Organizational Change at Northwestern University. The formal course runs in 10-week sections twice every year. The current session runs
In my last post, we learned some practical tips regarding how one might think about building their own Personal Learning Environment (PLE). Perhaps those of you in L&D or in People Operations are wondering how you can help your organizations support these learning workers and their journey of learning how to learn. If so, I […]
The popularity of social networking technologies, particularly social media, has created opportunities and challenges for nonprofit organizations. Social networks have allowed organizations to reach more people, faster and to collaborate in new ways on building networks and movements for change. At the same time, the rapid changes in technology have also meant that legacy organizations have had to move quickly to adapt, or experience the frustration on not keeping up. The social media revolution has also left funders looking for new solutions to the old, but increasingly pressing, problem of capacity development for legacy organizations. In this blog post I’m … Continue reading Leadership in a Networked Age
It was 6:30am in the morning. I had a start and jumped up from the fluffy hotel bed before the alarm woke me. The big presentation would start at 9am, where I would present the 3 months of hard work of my entire consulting team to 20+ director level client stakeholders. Did offshore finish his … Continue reading Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – The Mysteries of Onsite-Offshore Collaboration
There is something intimidating about sitting down to write about a concept that seems to be common knowledge in your new field and at the same time, you really only just heard about for the first time two weeks ago. Well, the honest answer is, I have heard people throwing it around as common knowledge for […]
In developing these series of blog posts on nonprofit board engagement and ESN technology (see post one, two, and three), I of course turned to Beth Kanter. Beth blogs: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media, Beth writes, The Networked Nonprofit: Connecting with Social Media to Drive Change, speaks and consults. If there ever was a guru on […]
In post one, I shared how Google Forms helped to drive board engagement prior to a meeting. In post two, I reviewed BoardEffects, a board portal software. In this third post, I will explore how a board might use an ESN to drive board engagement engagement. As I stated in post two, BoardEffects is first […]
When you think of a the family dinner table what do you think of? For me, it means: Everyone talking at the same time All sorts of interesting topics that can change course mid-conversation Laughter Honesty Debating, lots of debating People interrupting each other And an environment where we all contribute to the conversation. When… Read More Teamwork and the Family Dinner Table
As a believer in the insight of the employee when it comes to corporate strategy, product strategy, and even competitive strategy, an ESN can be leveraged into gathering the insight of your employees. Employees hold a wealth of ideas, information, and insight to help an organization grow in this very competitive market. In academic circles,… Read More How can an Enterprise Social Network help Build a Corporate Strategy?
In my previous post, I explored how a simple tool such as Google Forms helped to drive board engagement with content prior to a board meeting. In this post, I will examine a popular board portal software, BoardEffect, as a more robust option for utilizing technology to drive board engagement. I would not classify BoardEffect […]
In my first post, I looked at the impact of social media on social movements. In this post, I’m going to look at the impact on nonprofit organizations. Just as social networking tools are shaking up the way companies do business, they’re also changing how nonprofits operate. But while in the for-profit sector social organizations use technologies to bolster internal networks, in the nonprofit sector social technology is being applied to foster collaboration between organizations. This “networked” approach is upending how nonprofits operate. Jane Wei-Skillern & Sonia Marciano captured the shift in an article on the networked nonprofit in the … Continue reading The Networked Nonprofit
When Jackie sat down on the empty subway train, it was already 11pm. After a contentious meeting with her demanding collaborator from offshore, she was exhausted and starving. Yet she was contented. Thanks to her coaching session the previous Friday, she stood up to her collaborator today, and rejected one of his three unreasonable requests. … Continue reading A Coachee Community – How Do You Know It’s Valuable?
Last week, I attended the Association for Talent Development’s Annual International Conference & Expo in Denver, CO (#ATD2016). One of the sessions, lead by Shannon Tipton of Learning Rebels, was focused on tools and resources to help support trainers and instruction designers to think beyond (or outside) of the classroom to enhance the level of learning […]
On our previous blog we discussed the importance of diagnosing a learning organization and understanding how to design one based on certain criteria along the framework shared. Once that information is gathered, the next steps would be to design the… Continue Reading →
When designing a knowledge management solution for our team case in #MSLOC430 at our recent onsite with my teammates, Pooja Patankar, Lynne Levy, and Laura Peppers, one of the items we discussed was whether ESN users should have a feature allowing the ability to share anonymously. Since our discussion, my mind keeps going back to … Continue reading Should ESNs Allow Anonymity? →
In today’s competitive environment, organizations need to be innovative, efficient, retain great talent and continuously change and evolve. One key to success for an organization is understanding how to effectively go through the change management process. How can an Enterprise Social Network (ESN) help facilitate organizational change? Here are some best practices around change management… Read More Culture Change via a Social Network?