Marcia Conner

Category 'collaborate'

Ten Skills for the Future Workforce

Sense-making, social intelligence, novel & adaptive thinking, cross-cultural competency, computational thinking, new-media literacy, transdisciplarity, design mindset, cognitive load management, virtual collaboration. These are the 10 skills needed for the workplace by 2020.

Ten Skills for the Future Workforce

The Rise of Social Everything

Within five years, I predict, the word social will seem as cliché as synergy feels now. Social connection will be like a dial tone, something we once expected to hear and now don’t bother listening for as we dial. What it represents is just there. Between now and then, though, we have some growing...

up to do. We must get comfortable in our social shoes. Overcome personal and professional discomfort with relying on relationships to get work done. And do that publicly, as an intentional mindful function rather than something we’ve always done without notice or acknowledgment. It’s not as though relying on relationships is new. People have worked together,... [read more]

The Rise of Social Everything

Make the case for social business

I speak with many organizations about the benefits of social business in the workplace. My talks are sprinkled with statistics about our changing world. There are far more interesting numbers and resources than I could ever reference so I’m creating this post (which will get revised over time) to point...

[Updated January 27, 2014] you to their sources. Consider this not a complete list, rather a place to start. Research and Analysis sites Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization, provides free data and analysis on the social impact of the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. Trendspotting focuses on... [read more]

Make the case for social business

Kindle Highlights Social Learning

When you look at the kindle edition of books on Amazon.com, you can now see what other people have highlighted in their editions of the ebook. This means you have a fabulous way to share what you're learning and a socially-generated way to learn from others. It's sort of like Cliff-notes for the digital...

era. While I've struggled with becoming an online book reader, this feature shows me possibilities that truly advance publishing into a more collaborative age. Rather than just look through ratings from other readers, I'm going to scan through the points that leaped out and resonated with previous readers.

Kindle Highlights Social Learning

All Creation is Co-Creation

Many have this idea of the true innovator toiling alone. But this is not true. The best creative is not made in a vacuum. Creation of anything is always a collaborative process, regardless of how it seems from afar. Everything is derivative, no matter how original you think your thought is. So, when looking...

for true innovation remember that whatever you may have developed working alone, it could be made much richer by working with others. via Co-Creation :: Cube Grenades from gapingvoid art.

All Creation is Co-Creation

Social Media Demographics: Who Uses Which Sites?

Numerous social media sites have witnessed explosive growth of their user bases in the last several years, but it’s a known fact that the type of user a site attracts varies greatly. Have you ever wondered which sites attract the most educated of social media users, or those that pull in the highest income?...

This graph shows the demographics of the world’s most popular social media sites. From www.flowtown.com

Where Social Learning Thrives

To benefit from social learning, build a culture that makes learning fun, productive and commonplace, a culture where learning is part of everyday work. Marcia Conner and Steve LeBlanc look at where social learning thrives.

Where Social Learning Thrives

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