Marcia Conner

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What is Social Learning?

I’m in a session on social learning at #hrtechconf, lead by Jeanne Meister author of The 2020 Workplace. The audience is wrestling with what is social learning. As someone who has spent a little time focused on this recently, here’s how I define it. The text version: Social media is technology used to engage...

three or more people. Social learning is participating with others to make sense of new ideas. What’s new is how powerfully they work together. That work for you? If this helps you, you might want to add this slide to your presentations when you want to explain social learning to others. Learn with them, after all... [read more].

What is Social Learning?

Twitter: Inside the Enterprise, Up the Hill

Forming a committee to develop a social media strategy didn’t seem right to Greg Matthews, director of consumer innovation at Humana. He saw advantages in encouraging the company’s 28,500 employees to begin to incorporate new practices, and wanted to demonstrate an alternative approach to even the early work. His team’s charter, after all, was...

to explore the leading edge of technology and business practices, and to act as a conduit to bring those practices into Humana’s ecosystem. Five minutes before meeting for the first time with the people Matthews refers to as the “uncommittee,” he framed a plan: encourage the representatives from 14 departments across the company to use Twitter... [read more]

Twitter: Inside the Enterprise, Up the Hill

The New Social Learning is Born

Today is the official release for The New Social Learning and I want to take this opportunity to tell you a little about the book and also reflect on what I’ve learned since we signed off on the final draft in June. The comparison between birthing a book and birthing a baby wasn’t obvious...

the last time I published because my last two books came out a few months before my son. The similarities are that a book grows with you, fills you, leaves you feeling nauseated at times, and makes you very thankful for your partner and supporting team. The difference is that at the end of pregnancy you... [read more]

Enterprise Microlearning

If you can’t fathom how Twitter can help your company, read on. When a student opened fire on the Virginia Tech campus in 2007, the school had no systematic way to alert those in harm’s way. In the days that followed, organizations nationwide began asking, “Does my organization have the ability, in a few...

minutes, in the event of a crisis, to notify everyone involved?” What if fire, an earthquake, an explosion, or a hurricane rendered our email and phone systems useless? How would people receive information critical to their lives? Today organizations are considering how to systematically use micromessaging, an emerging communications channel, made possible by Twitter and tools... [read more]

Enterprise Microlearning

Shoot An Arrow, Then Draw A Target Around It

The mere mention of a test makes hearts race and palms sweat. Err, umm, I have someplace else to be… More than any other, the word test draws gut-level memories of difficult times in school-like settings when we felt unprepared or manipulated to learn something that didn’t seem very important—and then have someone else...

evaluate us on what they believed we should know. Magnify that by 2,500, the average number of quizzes students face before they are 18 years old, another 100 or so tests in college. After all that, it might seem surprising that I’d even consider writing about the topic here. Eek! Testing has my attention right now... [read more]

Shoot An Arrow, Then Draw A Target Around It

Mutual Adjustments as Sharing Arrangements

Harlan Cleveland (1918-2008) had more insight decades ago into how to work in the distributed social world than most leaders have today. In this early draft of a chapter we wrote together for Creating a Learning Culture (Cambridge, 2004), he answered a key question. If all organizations are—slowly or rapidly—becoming systems, how will...

Harlan Cleveland (1918-2008) had more insight decades ago into how to work in the distributed social world than most leaders have today. In this early draft of a chapter we wrote together for Creating a Learning Culture (Cambridge, 2004), he answered a key question. If all organizations are—slowly or rapidly—becoming [uncentralized] systems, how will anything get done? How will we get everybody in on the act and still get some action? We will do it, I think, by minimizing, and clearly defining, what everybody must agree on—common norms and standards—and in all other matters maximizing each participant’s opportunity and incentive to use his or her common sense, imagination, and persuasive... [read more]

Mutual Adjustments as Sharing Arrangements

Pesto Chango

Think Enterprise 2.0 is worlds away from a good pesto. Think again.

Pesto Chango

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