Archive for the ‘Communication’ Category

Software that takes you away from your computer

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 21, 2006
Filed in Communication

The first generation of collaboration tools like Groove, Quickplace, and eRooms where great for sharing documents and having online threaded discussions but had the unintended …

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Making headway in a new network

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 18, 2006
Filed in Communication, Culture

A first day at a new organisation is often daunting. Apart from just getting up to speed with what you are supposed to be doing …

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Harnessing complexity takes time and effort

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 13, 2006
Filed in Communication

Late last year I facilitated an open space event involving knowledge coordinators from a large government agency. These coordinators had never attended an open space …

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This is a learning blog

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 9, 2006
Filed in Communication

Kathy Sierra over at Creating Passionate Users (one of my favourite blogs) has a learning blog: “A blog that shares what you know, to help …

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Michael Crichton and complexity science

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 8, 2006
Filed in Communication, Culture

Here is a set of videos of Michael Crichton (author of Jurassic Park and other techo-thrillers) presenting at The Smithsonian Associates and The Washington Center for Complexity …

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Most social software is anti-social

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —December 16, 2005
Filed in Communication

I enjoy reading Dave Pollard’s blog. While reading today’s post on the future of blogging it occurred to me that there is an underlying assumption …

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Being open to communication

Posted by  Andrew Rixon —December 8, 2005
Filed in Communication

I recently came across this quote in Steve Dennings “The leaders guide to storytelling”: “To be understood is to be open to understanding.” And, thanks …

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So when did process become a dirty word

Posted by  Andrew Rixon —December 4, 2005
Filed in Communication

In a past post I raised an issue with the word ‘facilitation’ calling it a fat word. A comment of Nancy White’s got me thinking when …

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A quick primer on Social Network Analysis

Posted by  Andrew Rixon —December 2, 2005
Filed in Communication

Given that I’m right in the middle of a social network analysis, I thought I’d throw together a very quick, very brief primer on Social …

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Let’s avoid the grand unifying approach to Personal Knowledge Management

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —November 30, 2005
Filed in Communication

Tom Davenport relates an interesting observation about the Capability Maturity Model (CMM) by its developer, Watts Humphrey. He realized that it was taking too long for many organizations …

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