Monthly Archives: November 2010

Envisioning Possible Futures – Imagination Fluency

Any time a group of people do something together to build or improve an organization, plan a party, or go on a bike ride, a certain number of people within that group will have to come up with and promote … Continue reading

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Changing Thought Styles

Have you ever wondered why things that look like proven facts to you don’t look like facts to someone else? Or even more painful, have you ever wondered how you could have been so blind in the past to something … Continue reading

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Finding the Right Media for the Context

One of the key indicators of fluency with a language or a medium is the knowledge of what tool to use when. Should we meet face-to-face more often for project meetings, or should we use video conferencing? Should we use … Continue reading

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Social Computing and Pattern-Based Strategy

I just happened across a brand new Gartner report that placed “the business impact of social computing” and “pattern-based strategy” side-by-side as atwo of the four converging trends that “will change the face of IT and business.” At first the … Continue reading

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Why Digital Fluency First? Because All Boats Are Not The Same.

I was writing a response to a blog post this morning explaining why SociaLens helps its clients to focus on digital fluency first, whenever possible before they choose a digital collaboration or marketing tool or formulate a strategy or put policies … Continue reading

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Empowering People in the Digital Age – Involvement Fluency

Any collective endeavor (doing business, collaborating on a project, etc) requires a certain amount of what we call involvement fluency, or the ability to empower other people to accomplish shared objectives. As with the other fluencies in our digital fluency … Continue reading

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Digital Fluency for Alignment

Changes in culture and technology tend to break things in organizations that were previously working just fine. In our research and client work so far, we’ve seen a few different types of breakdowns related to the increasing pervasiveness of digital … Continue reading

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