Enterprise Social Bookmarking Behind the Firewall

Tonight while we watched NRL (Aussie National Rugby League) I shared the concepts of Enterprise Collaborative Bookmarking with my Significant Other who said they were having issues with finding info at work. 

He wanted to know what it meant in a sentence or two – so after digging thourgh my tagged Googlereader RSS items & Diigo / Delicious bookmarks – here’s the reply  I emailed to him :

= Sharing (& tagging/categorising) bookmarks or favourites behind the firewall = ie like Delicious or Diigo behind the firewall
= search time saved by checking others’ saved bookmarks = less reinventing the wheel

I dream of being able to really use Enterprise Social Bookmarking on Sharepoint (my org’s still stuck at Sharepoint 2007) & Confluence (we’ve just upgraded so need to check on whether we’ve got the necessary plug-in !)

Now here’s some more references :

Social Intranets moving along in 2011 – helping us work smarter – not just harder

Lots of Social Media discussions on Intranets in May 2011. I found this timely as my org is  currently migrating our site Intranet to Sharepoint 2007 (no sign of Sharepoint 2010 just yet). And we’re so busy as that migration includes our Communities of Practice (vintage 2000)  & also our Standard Operating Procedures aka SOP’s in our  CMS (vintage 1990’s). 
Since 1991, these SOP’s have underpinned our 3rd party certifications for ISO 9001 – ISO 14001 – AS 4801 (aka AS18001 in USA) –  CE Mark & a plethora of other international certifications that we need to sell our products globally … in the post GFC era we need ways to work smarter & not just harder … so effective Intranets are crucial to improving our efficiency.
So no surprise I liked Chris Swan’s earlier views on Intranets : Communication Portal or Employee Toolkit ?
And then to Intranets 2011 – Confererence Notes by Michael Sampson (aka @CollabGuy)
May 11 2011 Notes
May 12 2011 Notes

Coincidentally Dion Hinchcliffe has written an interesting article on “re-furbing” intranets – there’s heavy use of the “social” word – and worth a read – also have a look at James Dellow’s post on Dion Hinchcliffe’s ideas – more by James. Dion Hinchcliffe takes it even further in another article about data mining what an org knows : “the connections between people and the information they share” – still seems a mammoth undertaking to do this in the burgeoning explosion of data aka Big Data ? He’s on record as saying
” I think there is a lot to be said for intelligently connecting social tools to enterprise systems of record”  ….. in response to Samuel Driessen’s views : “And the integration with business tools like ERP is important as well!”

Loraine Lawson asks whats the big deal about Big Data – 

Big Data is big news these days. Still, I’m sure there are those among you who wonder whether Big Data is actually a big deal, or just a big bloated bag of hot air.” – then goes onto share her views … 

Coincidentally it’s also a topic that the folks at McKinsey have been looking at – under the current descriptor Big Data (?) – where they ask – “Can Big Data play a useful role ?” – see the full (long) report ?

And from Forrester’s Brian Hopkins looking at IBM’s recent symposium, the “Big Data” theme just seems to be encroaching  – they characterise it with the 3 “V’s” : Volume : Velocity : Variety. Of course in my opinion there has to be  another V : Value – ie the real Value or benefits that comes from what you get out of “Big Data“.

John Tropea has also been emphasising Value rather than a focus on Adoption of Web 2.0 technologies in organizations.

And then to leverage the actual Value from the other 3 “V’s” – employee engagement & passion is crucial as Dion Hinchliffe shared from another article he’d read.

More good posts on Intranets from the KerrieAnne’s Vaults : Googlereader, Delicious & Diigo

A Maven’s Magnet Personal Knowledge Management PKM Thoughts – What matters in Intranets for PKM  : Findability : Navigation / Search / Help Resources including Emergency Info  – NewsCollaboration / Interaction – able to Personalize/Customize for the Individual’s needs


Where are they now – 90’s Thought Leaders in the Millennium Noughties

In the 1980’s writers such as Tom Peters led the management thinking revolution – with Alvin Toffler (Future Shock) & Barry Jones (Sleepers, Wake!) seeing a rapidly changing future.

In the 1990’s came globalization & the emerging internet. It was the time of the Cluetrain Manifesto and a fascinating time to be in residential management / leadership programs.

I attended three of these in the 5 years from 1996-2001 when I was part of the BHP Organization. Tim Dalmau was one of the key thought leaders in these programs, along with Phill Boas, Malcolm Davies & Ted Fawle. At these we were challenged to think, and to read from a range of thought leaders venerated during the 1990’s – see the table below.

We learned of Jung, Johari Windows, Learning Organizations, MBTI, Optimism, Organizational Culture, Resilience, Reflection and building more effective Teams. It was still an era of ideas mostly presented in books & journal articles – before the arrival of blogs, wiki’s & social media like Twitter & LinkedIn. But always there was a business focus – a financial benefits focus beyond the personal learning journeys.

Now other thought leaders & mavens have emerged like :

Many of these draw from the thought leaders of the 80’s & 90’s – of whom Gary HamelTom Peters & Margaret Wheatley now continue to mix it with blogs, tweets etc.

Two of my favourite thought leaders in 2011 are  Rosabeth Moss Kanter, & also  Beth Kanter, who has been pursuing “social media for social good” in working with non-profits : I am so inspired by Beth Kanter’s posts – plus big shout-out thanks to Gautham Ghosh to address my glitch of  mixing links for Beth Kanter & Rosabeth Moss Kanter !

Thought Leaders

DA Aaker – Brand Activism – more N Adler Connirae Andreas – Neuro Linguistic Programming – Core Transformations Chris ArgyrisDouble Loop Learning (more) & Organizational Learning Christopher Bartlett – Managing Across Borders- an interview –  MNC’s updated Gregory BatesonSystems Theory
& Anthropology
MP Bean
R Beckhard – Organization
Change – Formula
P Berger – Social Structure & Reality Ken Blanchard Peter Block – The Empowered Manager – Community, Stewardship & Service R Boyatsis – Neuroscience – Emotional Intelligence – Learning Styles – Unleashing the Power of Self-Directed Learning BJ Caldwell J Campbell
Fritjof Capra J Coehn Stephen Covey Tim Dalmau M Davidson GS Day Bill Defoore – Anger Management
& Emotional
A De Geus – ex Shell – The Living Company A De Mello P Drucker Trompenaar Fons – 7 Dimensional Model of Culture – Building Cross Cultural Competence R Fritz P Gagliardi B Gale
Howard Gardner – Multiple Intelligences – Many Paths to Learning M Gell-Mann Sumantra Ghoshal Thomas Gilmore James Gleick Jeffrey Goldstein L Goldstein
Daniel Goleman J Grinder C Hampden Turner Gary Hamel Mike Hammer Charles Handy L Harman
Larry Hischhorn M Hitt Geerts Hofstede Elliott Jacques Tad James Joseph Jaworski DL Kauffman
Stuart Kauffman Warren Keegan Sam Keen CF Kiefer H Kelman Kevin Kelly Daphne Kingma
Peter Kline Sue Knight JP Kotter Otto Kroeger Gideon Kunda R Lewin BA Lewis
E Lorenz M Louis C Lundberg H Maturana MHB McDonald Hugh McKay Ian Mitroff
Gareth Morgan Rosabeth Moss Kanter EC Nevis John O’Connor Kenichi Ohmae M Parker Loren Pedeson
J Pennings JW Pfeiffer Michael Porter CK Prahalad HR Priesmeyer I Priogogine Naomi Quenk
Alfred Rappaport John Redding J Renesch GP Richardson AK Rice EH Schein Ricardo Semmler
Peter Senge PJH Shoemaker D Stace & D Dunphy Ralph Stacey G Stalk Murray Stein T Thwaites
Francisco Varela MM Waldrop John Warfield Margaret Wheatley David Whyte Ken Wilber E Young
GS Yip Connie Zweig

A Maven’s Magnet Personal Knowledge Management PKM Thoughts – from The Cluetrain Manifesto : “A powerful global conversation has begun. Through the Internet, people are discovering and inventing new ways to share relevant knowledge with blinding speed. As a direct result, markets are getting smarter—and getting smarter faster than most companies.