Category Archives: Organization

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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Questioning Best Practices

There is still a lot of talk about best practices for digital marketing, measuring social media ROI, constructing an online brand, etc. The implicit assumption is that there are actually best practices at all. Implicit in that assumption is a related assumption … Continue reading

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Great Managers Are Digitally Fluent (Reason 1)

Reason 1: Understanding Employees Most of your employees live in digital culture [1] outside of your organization that tends to lean toward the development and use of open source software, the use of massive collaboration, the viral spread of videos, … Continue reading

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The Phone and the Organization

Take a minute to watch this instructional video from 1954 on how to dial a rotary telephone Now take a minute to think about how new these concepts must have seemed to people in 1954. Now take another minute to … 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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Thoughts on The New Social Learning (the book)

I recently purchased and read The New Social Learning: A Guide to Transforming Organizations Through Social Media, by Tony Bingham and Marcia Conner.  I care about this topic for many reasons.  I care because i am a student and a teacher, who cares … Continue reading

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how to make the most of being a n00b

Here’s what happens when you bring a person with a background in creative writing and education into a business organization: You end up having to stop every couple of minutes to explain some simple term or clarify some obvious idea.

I should know: I’m the n00b who’s slowing everything down. Continue reading

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Fear of Twitter?

I have spoken with lots of people over the last couple of years about the interplay between new media and organizations, and i have received lots of different responses, ranging from blind optimism (“Social media is the future of business!”) … Continue reading

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How to Cure Social Media-Induced Headaches

When we talk to leaders who are considering the use of social media as a part of their organization’s practice, we frequently see a fundamental dilemma forming in their minds.  It usually starts with a statement like:   “Our people … Continue reading

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