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Monday Roundup: Collaboration

Waxing UnLyrical

So this week’s roundup focuses on how collaboration can play a major role in successful campaigns and projects. 1.  Collaboration Tools for Social Media Teams: You Don’t Have to Do It All Alone. Why: Slack is just one of the tools I personally use for collaboration. Collaboration Tools to Improve Your Content. Around the Web Community collaboration

How Social Is YOUR organization?

SocialFish

Some trivia for you: our first book, Humanize , was originally set to be titled “The Social Organization.” And, of course, regardless of the title, the book was about the same thing: what if we ran our organizations using the same principles that were behind the growth of social media? But are you a social organization? Collaboration. Congratulations.

Propel Your Organization Forward Through Collaboration

The Realtime Report

Propel Your Organization Forward Through Collaboration. Any organization that is attempting to become better needs to consider the idea of tying up loose ends and reviewing current operations before moving forward. Consider why you should have (or add) meetings to your organization with a focus on the following issues: Open Communication. No Excuses Not To Be Present.

Teem’d: The New Collaboration Tool

SocialFish

They shape and organize the conversation to grow and support the audience. It transforms how organizations create, collaborate, and publish social media content at the national and local levels. Teem’d stitches together national and local contributors into a community that organizes and localizes the social media effort. Teem’d to the Rescue. The “How”. The “Who”.

Connecting Your Enterprise: Collaboration at Scale

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Last week I moderated another Social Media Today webinar as part of their Best Thinker webinar  series, this time on the topic of Connecting Your Enterprise: Collaboration at Scale. Getting those silos to come down using one software solution is the first step to greater collaboration and scale in social. To get a copy of the slides or to listen to the replay, please click here.

Realignment #3: From Passive Knowledge to Collaborative Discovery

SocialFish

These are all characteristics of true learning organizations. In the age of knowledge an organization’s learning capabilities constitute competitive necessity. Are you a learning organization? How curious is your organization about its members? From The Demand Perspective Leading From the Outside. This has become the association’s fastest growing program. Read

Defining Social Business: a Call for Clarity and Collaboration

Conversionation

It’s also a call for collaboration. Collaboration is one of the ideas we encounter a lot in a social business context. However, in this case, I call upon YOUR collaboration. This morning I launched the idea of c reating a collaborative (e)Book on social business on Twitter, it seemed to interest people, despite the day and time. Please do collaborate on this one.

From Social Sharing to Creative Collaboration

Social Media Marketing

Whatever we choose to call it though, there's little question that we've entered into a "sharing economy," creating an economic landscape wherein both for-profit businesses and non-profit organizations leverage the power of content sharing, to the greatest extent possible, to get the word out about their products, services, programs, and promotions. Move toward Collaborative Production?

The value of collaboration

SocialFish

The Value of Collaboration #1: Reducing internal service costs. The solution has 4 parts: Use the collaboration platform to store answers you already have. The Value of Collaboration #2: Reducing how much your firm prints. Now, at work, I can store all those docs on the firm’s collaboration platform and access them via an iPad. This isn’t a new idea.

Collaboration supports successful campaigns

Akamai Marketing

As soon as you start discussing social media within any organization, you realize that it will have significant touch points into other areas of your business besides marketing: it will involve Customer Service, PR, Marketing, your “Web Guy” So it is with social media, its unlikely that any single person can do an entire campaign soup-to-nuts alone. Creative Commons by PSD.

Social Business: the Essence of Collaboration and Purpose

Conversionation

The wisdom of the crowd, participation, co-creation, engagement, empowerment, collaboration,… The literature and ‘collective wisdom’ regarding social business is filled with statements on how important all these expensive words are today. What drives collaboration? Furthermore, organizations are as dynamic as the people ‘making’ them. There is hope. We have.

Open Letter to the CxO: Can You Survive the Age of Integration and Collaboration?

Conversionation

The only way to make that success happen is integration and it requires a collaborative culture. customer culture is a collaborative integration culture It’s my role, your role and that of management to create engaging experiences for employees. And engagement is what makes people productive, passionate and collaborative. An open letter to the CxO. No, I’m not a blogger.

Why collaboration is not as easy as it seems

SocialFish

We have to look beyond just organization culture alone, or generations alone, or national cultures alone, but all of them together and more. To develop cooperation with others and to collaborate, you need to understand what you have in common. This is the chimera of collaboration culture composed of elements from many different segments of culture and between people.

Is your Organization Capable of Unorthodox Thinking?

SocialFish

Unless you can get your organization to challenge assumptions and think outside formulaic patterns and solutions, you cannot expect different results or steer it into a different future. Success is based on the ability to constantly discern, re-organize and leverage “pieces of a puzzle that are constantly shifting.” The New Competence of the Knowledge Age. Sermo did.  

From Conversation Company to Optimization Organization

Conversionation

Steven makes very valid points of how important it is to involve people and facilitate conversations while having a ‘social’ mindset across the organization. However, it’s time to take it a step further and move to the optimization organization. Optimization is the mindset every organization should have. It’s time for the optimization organization. How ‘Kaizen’ are you?

Thoughts on Collaborative Social Innovation

Geoff Livingston

could not help but wonder how can B Corps and nonprofits and general do-gooders leverage the power of new models like the collaborative economy to share and make great things happen? Right now it takes an organization like  Crisis Commons  to try and harness general volunteering and good will. You can see how collaborative model could offer significant progress to the cause space.

The 6 Ways to Organize a Content Team

Convince & Convert

But how do you organize your internal personnel to get all that content created, amplified, and measured? The 6 Ways to Organize a Content Team. According to the survey, content teams are organized in one of these constructs: 1. You know you need content – and probably more this year than ever before. According to our friends at RunDown there are 6 ways to do it.

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Humanizing your organization creates amazing results. This is how.

SocialFish

Robert Barnes: The merger of nine Associations into one national organization was too good an opportunity to pass up, not only creating a high performance association but also establish it as a “best in show” employer. Are you ready to improve the health of your organization?  Do you want to examine your culture, processes and individual behaviors and create a system for growth?

Can Social Business Reshape the Organization?

SocialFish

This is a great slide deck by Rawn Shah, social business strategist at IBM, one of the most social organizations we know of – from his presentation at the Social Business Forum in Milan last week. The description of this deck is “A business-anthropological look at changes to the organizational due to social business and collaboration.” Niall Ferguson, Harvard Univ.

Change Management Is the Foundation of a Social Organization

SocialFish

Michael Brito is currently a Vice President at Edelman Digital.  He writes frequently in his  social media blog and just finished writing his first  social business book,  Smart Business, Social Business: A Playbook for Social Media in Your Organization which will be released in July 2011.  We’re honored that he was willing to write this guest post for us. The Social Organization

In the Collaborative Economy, Are Local Classifieds in Trouble?

Stay N' Alive

I''m a big fan of my friend Jeremiah Owyang''s principle of " The Collaborative Economy." The Collaborative Economy is a new phase of this principle, where instead of only sharing online, close friends, family, and some times strangers are now using online tools to find ways to share in real life. This is why I fear for local classifieds markets. This is where the trouble begins.

Design Your Online Community for the Users, Not for the Organization

SocialFish

But they aren’t entitled – they are used to operating in a digital world where customization, personalization, collaboration and transparent communication are foundational. This post  originally appeared on the Higher Logic blog , where I’m posting an ongoing series related to Millennials and online community.  I’m excited to share them here for you over the next few months!

Adobe Disrupts Enterprise Collaboration With New Tool for Marketers

Stay N' Alive

Enterprise collaboration is quickly becoming the future of communication within the enterprise. Using tools like Yammer , employees have been able to collaborate between themselves on internal "social networks" where links, photos, and information could be shared. Each new element appears as a card in the feed for employees to collaborate.

Robust Collaboration Tools to Empower the Modern Social Media Marketing Team

SocialFish

With access to a bountiful supply of new and tested collaboration tools and services, there certainly are no excuses for fouling up on managing your online marketing campaigns. They both amplify your organization’s work while allowing you to build a solid and closely-knit team and foundation. setting typically found in large organization and media agencies. ClickMeeting. Podio.

If You Want a Culture of Collaboration, You Need to Accept the LOLCats Too

Social Media Strategery

particularly like it because it illustrates the period many organizations find themselves in when trying to integrate social media internally. If you want to create a vibrant culture of collaboration, you need to be OK with pictures of LOLCats, posts about the NFL playoffs, arguments about Apple and Android, and criticism of company policies. But media abundance never works that way.

Being a social organization means being generative.

SocialFish

Jamie Notter and I explain how organizations can be more GENERATIVE in our book, Humanize: How People-centric Organizations Succeed in a Social World. Generative organizations have cultures that embrace inclusion. Generative organizations have internal structure and processes that maximize collaboration. How generative is your organization? Paradox is okay.

Engaging the Next-Gen Workforce through Collaboration #SocBiz #Leadership #Leaders

Blue Focus Marketing

And so, these panelists were asked what their companies had done to make their collaboration and social networking solutions appealing to their workforce. An organization’s main priority in building social adoption in the next-gen workforce is mastering the why by demonstrating the value of social processes. Thanks again to everyone involved. Sell the sizzle, not the steak.

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Social Media Case Study: Collaborate with Traditional Media

Bare Feet Studios

Somewhat surprisingly for an organization of its size, it had managed to. The post Social Media Case Study: Collaborate with Traditional Media appeared first on Bare Feet Studios. Let me introduce you to my client, HCAP – Honolulu Community Action Program, Inc. They are among the top 10 largest nonprofits in Hawaii, with a wide range of services being provided across O?ahu.

How I Got My Job As Director Of Social Media – Step 1: Build Experience Then Blog, Tweet, Collaborate!

SocMed Sean

My collaboration with these team members expanded my areas of expertise and helped me expand my understanding of how to bring people together using technology as easily as possible. Blogs Facebook Featured People Social Twitter Workplace YouTube blog career collaboration intranet job knowledge management social media social networking tipsCool, eh? Let’s be clear, though.

21st Century Collaboration in Action: The Path To Belgium’s First AMC

SocialFish

The Belgian environment consists of some 600 organizations, of which only 1 in 2 has staff, all together approximately 3000 association professionals. How to Lead Your Way to a Social Organization Humanize in Action: great social media is possible even in a regulated industry BREAKING: LinkedIn is Shutting off the Jobs Tab for Groups NEW! Here’s looking at you, AMC! Report:  [link].

Creating a Culture of Learning in Your Organization

Spin Sucks

According to Wikipedia , a learning organization is defined as “an organization that facilitates the learning of all its members and continuously transforms itself.”. Too many organizations believe, because they provide training to their employees, that they have a learning culture.  Peter Senge , author of The Fifth Discipine , discussed the concept of learning organizations

Social Organizations Get There by Changing

SocialFish

We really do have a lot in there talking about what it means, as an organization, to become more open, trustworthy, generative, and courageous. And on top of all that content, in the very last chapter, we make an important point: you’re not going to become a more human organization, unless you change. Then start collaborating with others on change. Start with acceptance.

How could your organization use Instagram?

SocialFish

But we also talk a lot about how important social objects are – things that people can share and talk about and collaborate around online – and photos make amazing social objects. Does the work that your organization does lend itself to photos? The photo-sharing app Instagram hit 5 million users this month, sharing 100 million photos. Maybe. Maybe not.

How Social Business Makes Organizations More Effective Communicators

Convince & Convert

Matt has an inside look at what becoming a social business organization really means because his company consults on the why and the how of understanding and implementing a social culture inside businesses. When we talk about social business, we are talking about a holistic shift in the organization , and something that touches every department, not just the marketing and sales departments.

Building Social Proficiency Across the Organization [Slides]

SocialFish

Employee Collaboration:  Innovation, Process improvement and an increase in productivity. Partner Collaboration:  Bringing products to market faster through social collaboration. Building Social Proficiency Across The Organization from Michael Brito. Social Marketing Excellence : Sharing best practices w/ other marketing teams, geographies; governance/compliance.

How to Get Back on Track After the Holiday Season

Spin Sucks

Before going on a vacation, we usually have a plan in place to organize our work and time at the office, so we cover as much work as possible, delegate so we can leave for the holidays work worry-free. Get your work organized during the holidays, but also for the first few days after. entrepreneur Time Management planning collaboration exercise schedule rest rechargeSleep!

How to Lead Your Way to a Social Organization

SocialFish

Lead Your Way to a Social Organization from SocialFish. Why the collaborative economy bears keeping an eye on. Here are the slides accompanying our recent presentation at ASAE’s Technology conference in Washington DC. ———-. Can’t see the slides? Please click through.

How to Pitch Your Dream Company for a Win/Win/Win Blogging Collaboration [Case Study]

ProBlogger

The idea gathered steam as a tweet I sent out in an airport last year, but I had Aussie tourism organizations on my list long before that tweet. It outlined how the I thought the organizations I was pitching would benefit from the project, and made it clear I was open to evolving the idea to further meet their needs. Case Studies Blog Promotion collaboration sponsorship

Social Organizations Care About Personal Development

SocialFish

So in case the obvious has escaped you, let me make an important point here: Social organizations are hard work. said in my very first post on this blog that social organizations need to be more human. So I suppose it is no surprise to suggest that in order to get better human organizations, you’re going to need better humans. The Social OrganizationNot so.

Is it curiosity or apathy that drives your organization?

SocialFish

This attitude is indicative of a culture that is not centered on learning, conversation, interaction or collaboration and is reflected in the tone of the organization’s relationship and communication with its customers. The difference makers in innovation and success. There is no way you will have time to shop from 3-4 different stores when you are done—if they are even open by then.

Cartoon: Speaking Social Media

SocMed Sean

So here’s a tip to all those who are working to educate their leaders and organizations on the value of social media. Blogs Facebook Humor LinkedIn Social Twitter Workplace YouTube best practices blog collaboration social media social networking strategy tipsWorking in social media in my day job and my night job, I spend a LOT of time around social media geeks. Frighten me?

How Enterprise Social Networking Drive Business Value [Report]

Mindjumpers

But the benefits of using social media inside an organization still remains somewhat unexplored. Marketing & Communication Research/Study Social Media Social Network Enterprise social networking ESN organisational tool Social media in organizationsTweet Using social media to bring business value is an obvious choice for many companies. It’s about relationships, not technology.

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eLearning 2.0 Technologies and Concepts: Start Pages as Environments for Self-Organized Learners

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Start Pages as Environments for Self-Organized Learners. Start Pages as Environments for Self-Organized Learners. At the conference EduMedia 2008, TENCompetence Special Technology Track "Technology Support for Self-Organized Learners" I presented my ideas and gained experience with Start pages and their possibilities for building the learning and research environments for Self-organized learners. offered a model of an environment with six channels for: authoring, syndicating information, communication, collaboration and networking, researching, and evaluation.