QAspire Blog 2009 – Essential Posts Redux

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Home Go to QAspire.com Guest Posts Disclaimer QAspire Blog 2009 – Essential Posts Redux When the year ends, we tend to retrospect. February 2009: Experiences and Learning on Respecting people This essential post touched upon the issue of respecting people at workplace. Two diverse experiences shaped up this post and lessons learned from these experiences are still very relevant. October 2009: Working and Walking – Where Are You Going?

Work Design Collaborative and Realcomm Team Up for Realcomm Summit 2009

Future of Work

Prescott, Arizona – April 21, 2009 – Work Design Collaborative, LLC, is pleased to announce that we are partnering with Realcomm Conference Group, LLC , a global leader in providing education, information and networking opportunities for the commercial real estate industry, to present a work design summit at Realcomm 2009. The Future of Work | Mobile Workforce Summit” will be held Monday, June 22, 2009, from 1:00 to 5:00pm at the Chicago Hyatt Regency. “We

An "Admirable Use" Policy

The Bamboo Project Blog

Will Richardson has an excellent post, Don't, Don't, Don't vs. Do, Do, Do , in which he muses on "acceptable use" policies of social media in schools and how restrictive and anti-learning they can be. Would you add others to the list?

The Five Forces of Enterprise 2.0 Adoption

Transparent Office

There's a friendly but sharp ideological debate playing itself out on Twitter, the blogosphere, and in conference breakout sessions. For the Kumbaya Crowd, E2.0 According to the Gecko Group, we should accept the fact that employee behavior is driven by personal profit-seeking.

conversation matters: What Do We Get From Conversation That We Can't Get Any Other Way?

Conversation Matters

This is an intriguing question because each time we think about contacting someone for help on an issue we face a choice; Do I email, phone, walk down the hall, twitter, text message, post on the community website? That’s the title of a great article by Rob Cross and Lee Sproull.

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The Incentive Question or Why People Share Knowledge

Conversation Matters

I get asked the incentive question a lot. The question is asked because when managers look around their organizations they don’t see much knowledge sharing going on. This is a serious concern, but I think it is the wrong question. Where’s the Metro stop?

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Bamboo Project Readers' Guide to Blogging for Personal Branding

The Bamboo Project Blog

So below is the Bamboo Project Readers' Guide to Blogging for Personal Branding. To the question of "Should I Blog?" the answer for most professionals is "Yes." Be a valuable tool for your own ongoing learning and professional development. Join the conversation.

The Bamboo Project Blog: "How to Open a Banana Like a Monkey": The Anatomy of a Good Training Video

The Bamboo Project Blog

The Bamboo Project Blog « Ok. Now Im REALLY Annoyed | Main | 10 Questions for Your Reflective Practice » "How to Open a Banana Like a Monkey": The Anatomy of a Good Training Video Why this video works (in no particular order): Its short--less than a minute.

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Taleo 10: Taleo Becomes an End-to-End Talent Management Software Company

Josh Bersin

Today Taleo announced Taleo 10, the company’s new product family name for Taleo Enterprise Recruiting, Taleo Performance, Taleo Compensation, and Taleo Development. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. Yes, today Taleo formally.

The Social Software Value Matrix

Transparent Office

Companies are finally paying attention to how social media affects their business outside the company walls. They recognize the extent to which Twitter, Facebook, Wikipedia, and other mass-collaboration forums present both opportunities and risks. Getting there is indeed half the fun.

How Long is email Going to Continue Destroying Our Productivity?

Future of Work

Six years I published a short thought piece called “ Is email the Killer App - or the App to Kill? ). In many respects email creates as many problems as it solves, and it may just be the wrong model for the kind of distributed but collaborative work (and life) that most of us lead today. It’s a very impressive new product, and I’m really looking forward to getting my hands on it, as are many of my friends and professional colleagues.

The Bamboo Project Blog: Do You Know How to Ask the Right Questions?

The Bamboo Project Blog

The Bamboo Project Blog « The Big Question: How Do You Spend Your Time? Main | The Business of Learning: What Does the Future Hold? » Do You Know How to Ask the Right Questions? And not just any question, but the RIGHT questions.

The Bamboo Project Blog: 10 Questions for Your Reflective Practice

The Bamboo Project Blog

   What big mistake have you made recently and what did you learn from it? What gets you up in the morning or  keeps you awake at night? I will add this one: How do no manage to keep the big picture of the web?

The Bamboo Project Blog: Daily Routines

The Bamboo Project Blog

The Bamboo Project Blog « "An Ideal Conference Helps to Define a Community" | Main | Obamacon Me » Daily Routines After my little productivity crisis of the past few months, I've been working on jiggering with my daily routine. The grass in thegarden is uncut.

The Bamboo Project Blog: Deconstructing "How to Nail an Interview"

The Bamboo Project Blog

I wanted to know, and the only way tofind out was to experience the interview from the other side of thetable. If I could be the one asking the interview questions, notanswering, I could see first hand what made candidates stand out.

The Bamboo Project Blog: Obamacon Me

The Bamboo Project Blog

The Bamboo Project Blog « Daily Routines | Main | Exploring The Tyranny of Dead Ideas » Obamacon Me In honor of next week's inauguration and my new plan to do something fun for Friday blog posts (that I just thought of this moment, I might add), here is me as an Obama poster.

Who's in the Market for Learning: Individuals or Organizations?

The Bamboo Project Blog

As part of the ongoing conversation on the future business models for learning with Tony Karrer, I mentioned in both my blog post and in a comment on Tony's blog that I think we're going to see a move away from companies and organizations to individuals as the consumers of learning products and services. Good question, so here's my train of thought. Everyone agrees that learning must be constant in order to keep up with the pace of change.

A Week Without Google

The Bamboo Project Blog

My daughter is taking a New Media Research studio class at NYU where (somewhat to my dismay), she's learning about using RSS and Delicious. Or maybe I'm just jealous that I can't take the course. Would online retailers see a slowdown in business?

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The Bamboo Project Blog: Your Guide to Job Search and Personal Branding on Twitter

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The Bamboo Project Blog « Reflections on an Open Space Conference | Main | Feeling Like Dirt » Your Guide to Job Search and Personal Branding on Twitter Twitter --the 140 character socialnetworking site--is becoming increasingly useful for job seekers.

The Bamboo Project Blog: Are Knowledge Workers the New "Blue Collar" Workers?

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The Bamboo Project Blog « Information Literacy and Habits of Mind | Main | Ok. Now Im REALLY Annoyed » Are Knowledge Workers the New "Blue Collar" Workers? A lot of what he discusses isn't  new, but the way he makes his case is pretty compelling.

New Book on Cost-Efficient, Sustainable Facility Practices to Debut at World Workplace

Future of Work

We are very pleased to share the following special announcement from the IFMA Foundation (Charlie and I authored one chapter of the book and did much of the production and quality-control editing): **. Cut it Out: Save for Today, Build for Tomorrow is an 11-chapter quick-reference guide focused on efficiency and featuring distinguished authors from organizations such as Jones Lang LaSalle, SCAN Health Plan, iNPOINT Advisors and the Work Design Collaborative.

An "Admirable Use" Policy

The Bamboo Project Blog

Will Richardson has an excellent post, Don't, Don't, Don't vs. Do, Do, Do , in which he muses on "acceptable use" policies of social media in schools and how restrictive and anti-learning they can be. Would you add others to the list?

An "Admirable Use" Policy

The Bamboo Project Blog

Will Richardson has an excellent post, Don't, Don't, Don't vs. Do, Do, Do , in which he muses on "acceptable use" policies of social media in schools and how restrictive and anti-learning they can be. Would you add others to the list?

The Bamboo Project Blog: Information Literacy and Habits of Mind

The Bamboo Project Blog

The Bamboo Project Blog « Accessibility and Learning | Main | Are Knowledge Workers the New "Blue Collar" Workers? They willopt for the information that corresponds to their views nearly 75percent of the time.

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The Problem and the Fix for the US Intelligence Agencies' Lessons Learned

Conversation Matters

One of the fascinating task my consulting brings is the opportunity to conduct in-depth studies of complex issues about knowledge sharing in a variety of organizations. This post is about a recent study I conducted for the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) to look at the Lessons Learned problems across the Intelligence Community (IC) and within DIA specifically. Lessons Learned Challenges Across the IC. The Lack of Reflection.

The Bamboo Project Blog: Dealing with Negative Comments on Your Blog

The Bamboo Project Blog

The Bamboo Project Blog « Facebook Dispatches from Gen Y | Main | Some Ruminations on Creativity in the Face of a Mountain of Work » Dealing with Negative Comments on Your Blog Someone emailed me this morning to ask how to deal with negative comments on your blog.

The Bamboo Project Blog: Do Employees Need Social Media Guidelines?

The Bamboo Project Blog

The Bamboo Project Blog « Online Portfolio Examples to Share? Main | Free Online Job Club--Need Your Help! Apparently the VP forgot that employees from FedEx might be following him on Twitter. So back to the question of guidelines for the use of social media.

The Big Question: How Do You Spend Your Time?

The Bamboo Project Blog

Last night I had a quick IM chat with Christine Martell , who asked me when I planned to re-join the online community--her way of pointing out that I've had my G-talk status on "invisible" for several weeks now, haven't done a Twitter update in 16 days and have clearly been remiss in posting here. So it was serendipitous to find that the Learning Circuits Big Question this month is "how do you spend your time?" Tags: productivity

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The Bamboo Project Blog: Is the Best Predictor of Future Failure Your Past Success?

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The Bamboo Project Blog « I Should Have Gone for That Flu Shot. Main | Getting Naked: Learning with a "See-Through" Business Owner » Is the Best Predictor of Future Failure Your Past Success? This is related, of course, to the tyranny of dead ideas.

The Business of Learning: What Does the Future Hold?

The Bamboo Project Blog

Tony Karrer is asking an important and provocative question for those of us in the business of learning: While training as a publisher of courses and courseware faces an increasingly challenging market, what other things can learning businesses successfully sell to internal or external customers? And how does it change when there's an increasing reliance on informal learning over more traditional formal methods? You use what you need to support the lessons.

The Bamboo Project Blog: Reducing Mental Clutter: Some Solutions

The Bamboo Project Blog

The Bamboo Project Blog « Reducing Mental Clutter: Identifying the Problems | Main | Reflective Diary Tool Flow Chart » Reducing Mental Clutter: Some Solutions  Yesterday's p ost on reducing my personal mental clutter apparently struck a chord with a lot of people.

On the Job by Anita Bruzzese: What Can We Learn From the Bad Job.

45 Things

Helpful information and advice from Americas favorite workplace columnist About Anita Blog Books Syndicated Column Interviews Career Links Contact Wednesday, August 26, 2009 What Can We Learn From the Bad Job Market? Learn to practice what you preach.”

Future of Work Agenda Newsletter: September Issue

Future of Work

This is the September issue of our free monthly newsletter, Future of Work Agenda. You can also access the newsletter directly on our website, at this link. A little later than usual, but on the ground and running at full speed—even faster than normal, if that’s possible. We’ve just finished contributing to a new book that will be published by the IFMA Foundation just in time for IFMA’s World Workplace 2009 in October. We’ve seen the U.S.

SCAN Health Wins IFMA Orange County Award for Excellence

Future of Work

SCAN has just won the IFMA Orange County Award for Excellence in recognition of the innovative AWESOME project that Diane formulated and led over the past three years. The award was announced last night, June 5, at the annual Awards Banquet. In fact, to make it really easy, I’m re-embedding that presentation right here: Getting Real: Transforming the Workplace at SCAN Health.

The Triple Bottom Line

Future of Work

This is a reprint of our Feature article from the November issue of Future of Work Agenda , our free monthly newsletter. You can also read the article within the newsletter, at this link , or download a.pdf version, at this link. This is the third part of a six-part series on Business Community Centers tm (or “BCC’s&# —see “ Business Community Centers as Third Places &# for a detailed description of the concept and our basic business model).

Content Overview for Conversation Matters

Conversation Matters

Wordle is a clever piece of software that analyzed all of my blog posts, counted the times I used each word, and then made a word cloud out of the results. The bigger the word the more times I used it in the posts. [link] t.

Feelings mixed about recent college hires

45 Things

While many blogs used to tout the world was their oyster, and employers had better accommodate anything they wanted, now the mood is much cooler. There has been concern and criticism about this younger generation and what theyre bringing to the workplace.