Archive for 2007


Changing people’s attitude toward change

Posted by  chandni —November 5, 2007
Filed in Collaboration

Collaboration brings with it change and complexity and uncertainty. How are we going to do this? What will happen next? Why should we work like that?… are some of the questions that mark the beginning of a collaborative project. It’s all a state of mind! A matter of perspective. I’m Chandni and I’m new at […]

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Hardly a story to be heard in the Australian political campaign

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —November 4, 2007
Filed in Business storytelling

I have been listening carefully to the politcians on both sides of the Australian political fence in the run up to our election day on the 24th of November. And surprisingly I can’t remember a single anecdote or story from either of the leaders or or that matter from their team members. Mind you I […]

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Our need for the knowledge worker is over

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —November 3, 2007
Filed in Insight

The term ‘knowledge worker’ is now a meaningless concept in developed countries because the shift Drucker started to notice in the ’50s from jobs requiring manual work to jobs requiring knowledge work is now complete. Today all work is knowledge work because even the most manual of activities such as farmer digging post holes for […]

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Using Twitter to stay connected

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —November 1, 2007
Filed in Collaboration

I was sceptical whether Twitter would be a useful business tool. I heard it was addictive so decided to keep away until I worked out how it might be useful. There are six of us in Anecdote and we all work from home. Three of us are in Melbourne and three in Canberra. One of […]

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Knowledge sharing principles

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —October 31, 2007
Filed in Strategy

I’m currently helping a client develop their knowledge strategy. We’ve decided to include knowledge sharing principles. I believe principles should be clear, unambiguous and emphatic and everyone should know whether they are adhering to the principles or not. More importantly the organisation should decide together what should happen when the principles are transgressed. Are there […]

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Cynefin now published in the Harvard Business Review

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —October 28, 2007
Filed in News

Congratulations Dave and Mary for your HBR article. I’ve had a chance to browse it and it looks great. The article is called A Leader’s Framework for Decision Making. It covers the Cynefin framework, complexity, with a heavy dose on the importance of context in decision making. Anecdote had it start as one of the […]

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Collaboration conditions

Posted by  Mark Schenk —October 27, 2007
Filed in Anecdotes, Collaboration

I was having a conversation last week about how easy it is to rob people of the permission to collaborate. Examples were provided of how ‘bosses’ don’t even need to say anything: a disapproving look is enough to communicate that a chat while making coffee isn’t considered ‘working’. The conversation reminded me of an experience […]

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Dealing with email overload

Posted by  Robyn —October 26, 2007
Filed in Fun

Research company IDC says that 39.7 billion person to person emails buzz around the world each day. Hardly surprising given that I have worked in organisations where people used email to arrange meeting for lunch with someone two desks away. That’s why I like what’s happening at INTEL a lot. Three weeks ago 150 of […]

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Making information find us

Posted by  Daryl Cook —October 23, 2007
Filed in Insight

I really enjoyed watching this video about the web challenging our most basic assumptions about ‘finding’ information. Technorati Tags: findability

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Why don’t they just follow the procedure?

Posted by  Mark Schenk —October 21, 2007
Filed in Anecdotes

On 29-30 August, a USAF B-52 bomber mistakenly armed with six nuclear tipped cruise missiles, flew from Minot, North Dakota to Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana. The incident has sparked enormous media attention and it is the first time the US military has publicly commented on the whereabouts of nuclear weapons. The Air Force […]

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