Tag Archives: Strategy

The Carbuncle of Innovation

Part of my exploration of the Socially Dynamic Organisation has let me work work with a wide range of organisations on ‘innovation’, and one thing is really lodged in my mind. Many organisations are taking an approach that we can … Continue reading

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The Spark That Burnt HR To The Ground

I’m unclear as yet if this is a call to burn HR, or an observation that it’s aflame already, ignited from within. It’s possible that only time will tell. Forgive a slightly cranky piece of writing, but i’m provoked into … Continue reading

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Why Learning Informs Strategy

Under a Scaffolded Social approach to learning, we don’t blindly tell stories to people, but rather co-create stories with them. The difference lies in that space: not ‘to‘, but ‘with‘. At a single stroke we move from a ‘broadcast‘ mindset … Continue reading

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Building Strategy: working out loud

I realised it’s been several years since i walked along the beach that early: seven thirty and it’s well before the tourists arrive, it’s a time for opening ice cream stalls, brushing sand off the promenade and still early enough … 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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Building a rocket to fly to the moon: are your learning blueprints complete?

Commander Hadfield is the archetypal Social Age hero: rugged but personable commander of the International Space Station, cult hero on Twitter and lead musician in the first ever terrestrial/orbital concert performance. Which, naturally, makes me want to build a rocket … Continue reading

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Mobile Learning: The gulf between learning strategy and learning reality

It’s all about perspective. When you sit within a problem, the walls loom up around you, whilst from the outside, the problem can seem quite small, easily surmountable. Perspective is hard to find and harder to retain, so any strategy … Continue reading

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Finding your voice. Discovering a coherent social media tone and strategy.

We talk about ‘tone of voice’ in writing, meaning the way in which you pitch your messages, the language that you use and the ways in which you express things. You can take a conversational tone of voice, an authoritarian … Continue reading

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Can you have a coordinated media strategy in a world of informal relationships?

As i was waiting for a meeting yesterday, i bumped into the Communications Manager for a large organisation. The conversation fell to discussions of Twitter and Facebook, and how their organisation looked to imprint their message across these channels. It … Continue reading

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Excuse me, is that really you? Reality and identity in social media OR How Avril turned out to be John

Well, it’s official, 50Cent didn’t write his own Tweets (but it’s ok, he’s learnt his lesson and he does now http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-12676791) To get started, i think it’s worth mentioning that in many ways 50Cent, that’s ’50’ to his friends, and … Continue reading

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