Category Archives: Digital Fluency

New Features, New Context, Lowered Digital Fluency

On friday we conducted our first live Google+ hangout to discuss Digital Fluency the book and digital fluency the concept with a very insightful, entertaining group of people. Here is the recording of the discussion: An interesting, and delightfully ironic … Continue reading

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Moving Beyond Stability

Most of us are well aware of the speed and complexity in our world, and especially in the spaces in and around our organizations. Companies start up and dissolve at a dizzying pace. Stock prices rise and fall globally within … Continue reading

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Kinship-Like Practices Are Important In Complex Times: Lessons from a Merchant of Venice

In the absence of sufficient ability to control [1] a complex situation, humans tend to fall back on personal kinship networks as a means of improving their chances. The jilted lover returns to his parents for comfort. The wounded professional … Continue reading

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Great Managers are Digitally Fluent (Reason 2)

Reason 1: Understanding Employees Reason 2: Decision Making A C-Level person in the 1970’s who had never watched television, or a manager in the 1940’s who had not used a telephone, or a business leader in the 1990’s who had … Continue reading

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Lessen Xenophobia to Improve Digital Fluency

We talk a lot with our clients about the need for digital fluency, which is the ability to understand why to use digital technologies and when to use them to accomplish things. Before a person can start to build their … Continue reading

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Effective Leaders Use All Media, Including Social

Does a leader or a manager who is not naturally drawn to the use of digital media need to use them? Yes. I have heard two valid-sounding arguments against this, which sound valid at first glance, but which don’t hold … Continue reading

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Socially-Enabling Media

I’ve been thinking for a while that we need to move away from discussions of how to categorize new technology and practices, and move toward discussions of what those technologies and practices enable. So, for example, is Twitter social media … Continue reading

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Two Ways to Control Information Overload

There is a lot of talk these days (like in this USA Today article) about the overload of information, and there are even more people who say that the Internet in general, and social media in particular, is full of … 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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