Category Archives: General

Thought Stoppers and Starters

A key to dealing with times of great change–and this is a time of great change, where the long tradition of news and journalism appears to be changing, amateur websites are forcing governments to re-think how they maintain state secrets, … Continue reading

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New Collaborative Strategy Process

There are many challenges when developing an organizational strategy: The process should involve as many people in the organization as possible, while still keeping the process focused and efficient It is often difficult to figure out which parts of a … Continue reading

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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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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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The Performance Perspective on Social Media Adoption

When we consider the adoption of new media an often-overlooked factors  is the psychological affect that the use of a  medium or method of use has on the comfort level of the user.  I was reminded of this again recently … Continue reading

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The Origins of the Fluency Framework

In 2009, the SociaLens team embarked on a journey to better understand how organizations can thrive (or why they fail) in the digital age. At the time, there was a general sense that the increasing use of social media platforms … Continue reading

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