Tag Archives: formal hierarchies

As worlds collide: formal and informal spaces in the Social Age

To understand the realities of the Social Age, we have to recognise that the boundaries between the formal and informal spaces in our lives have substantially collapsed. We inhabit a grey space where our communities, connections and conversations cross both. … Continue reading

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Exploring the Social Age of learning

We are in the Social Age of learning, where the bywords are agility and engagement, where formal experiences are less valuable than applied ones, where traditional models of authority and expertise are subverted by more social methodologies that rely on … Continue reading

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Manifesto for the Social Age: A first draft of the narrative

I had two conversations yesterday that prompted me to think a little. I was talking about Social Leadership and Social Learning with Sarah, in the UK and Marissa in the US. There was a common narrative to both conversations, so … Continue reading

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Growing your social learning strategy: 11 key questions on authority and expertise

Knowledge management is a tricky thing. Expertise and authority may exist, but you can’t find it. In social learning, we want to engage with these experts, we need to build emergent communities with the power to make a difference, the … Continue reading

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Communication at times of organisational change: relevance, amplification and community

Change is the normal state for organisations, but one that many are ill equipped to deal with. As it’s friday, i’ve decided to play with some new ideas: in this case a model to explore the role of social communities … Continue reading

Posted in Agile, Authority, Change, Communication, Community, Connections, Control, Disturbance, Effectiveness, Engagement, Formal Spaces, Gangs, Group Dynamics, Hierarchy, Informal Spaces, Leadership, Management, Personal Learning Network, Social Capital, Social Learning, Support, Town Hall Meetings | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 33 Comments