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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The Bottom-Up Changes of “Social Business”

originally posted here on Adaptableorg.com There is a great deal of news, opinion, and discussion these days about the wave of social business which is generally thought to include a shift toward new ways of doing business largely through the use of … 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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The connection between digital media, (almost) infinite choice and strategy execution

The first questions we ask a client who is interested in using digital media have to do with the quality of their strategy execution processes. In fact, this initial questionnaire is front-loaded with these sorts of questions. Why is this … Continue reading

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Still Having Trouble Figuring Out the ROI of Using Digital Media? Check Your Organizational Goals.

The return on any investment depends on what return i expect to gain, and how soon i hope to gain it. If the return i hope to gain on running marathons or going to bed early is to get a … Continue reading

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Trade-Offs and New Media

As new media begin to be used widely, it is helpful for us to consider the views of people who feel that new media will change the world for the better, and those who feel that it will change the … Continue reading

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Twitter Connects People to What’s Important to Them, Not To What’s Important to Me

The website Mashable today reported that Twitter’s CEO recently said of the company’s vision that We want to instantly connect people everywhere to what’s most important to them. Why is this important? Because the folks at Twitter realize that all … Continue reading

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