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?
I am taking a bit of a departure from my last blog post about ESNs and the utility of the watercooler feature for remote workers because as we have moved through #MSLOC430, some other fascinating knowledge management and creation tools have really caught my attention, especially the idea of hackathon-esque events for innovation and problem … Continue reading Non-Technical Hackathons to Drive Innovation & Problem Solving →
In my last post, we spoke about Drucker’s concept of the Knowledge Worker. From here, we should think about shifting from knowledge workers to learning workers. Today, there is a good chance that a great search engine and a smartphone can make you one of the most knowledgeable people in the room. The ability to […]
It has been a little over a month since our new Chief Learning Officer announced that change was amidst us and that all learning professionals across North America and UK would be embarking on a transformational journey of change over the next 2 years. Following the announcement, all L&D professionals were “invited” to join a private group on LinkedIn…
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Continuous improvement requires constantly looking for ways to ‘make things better’ by challenging the status quo. It requires having a mindset where all ideas are welcomed, shared and people from different functions work together in unison to fix a broken… Continue Reading →