Category Archives: People

How to Find Help When You Don’t Know Who Can Provide It

Note: the original title to this blog post was “Building and Maintaining Social Capital Through Multiple Channels” but i ditched it in favor of this more human one instead. Two Saturdays ago, i was driving my wife to the Indianapolis … Continue reading

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The Digitally Fluent Use Just Enough Technology

Take a moment and imagine the most “digitally fluent” person in the world (or use the word “tech-savvy” if you prefer). If your image is of a sort of wired-up, ashen person who forsakes face-to-face interactions to sit at computer … 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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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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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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Perfectionism and Innovation Fluency

There has been a lot of talk over the past decade about the importance of Innovation as the speed of business increases, and the difficulty of creating an innovative organization. As a result of our research, we have found it … Continue reading

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Community, Identity and Interaction Fluency

In the previous post in this series, we talked about the importance of information fluency, which is the ability for a person to gather information, judge its credibility, use and then use and/or share it with other people. This leads … 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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