Social Media Can Be the Opposite of a Time-Suck

SocialFish

They released a study in July that suggests use of social media internally can actually improve the productivity of knowledge workers by 25%. These are your highest paid workers. That’s the conclusion of researchers at McKinsey.

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How To Stay Relevant, Reinvent Yourself, And Thrive

Eric Jacobsen Blog

We can’t just be knowledge workers; we must also be learning workers.” “I’ve spent almost the last 15 years researching why we are so bad at learning and what we can do about it,” states Bradley R. Staats.

Join Us at MuseumCamp 2015 to Explore Making Space for Self and Others

Museum 2.0

For knowledge workers. illustration by Beck Tench Each summer, the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History hosts MuseumCamp , a professional development experience that is part retreat, part unconference, part summer camp. This year, our theme is SPACE.

Aspiring, Thriving, or Struggling Changemaker? Join us for MuseumCamp 2016.

Museum 2.0

For knowledge workers. Each summer, the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History hosts MuseumCamp , a professional development experience that is part retreat, part unconference, part adult summer camp. MuseumCamp will be August 31-September 2, 2016. This year's theme is CHANGEMAKERS.

RSS Reading Habits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Michele Martin wrote a post summarizing a paper titled How Knowledge Workers Use the Web and pulls out some the classifications referenced in the paper. So, this is the information, knowledge worker part of it -- but how do you keep up ? Photo by Lynetter.

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Realignment #6: Relationship-Driven Leadership

SocialFish

Nothing less than a transition from product-centered and process-driven bureaucracies to flexible, innovation-centered, and customer-driven knowledge services will give them a new basis for competing in the knowledge age.

Realignment #6: Relationship-Driven Leadership

SocialFish

Nothing less than a transition from product-centered and process-driven bureaucracies to flexible, innovation-centered, and customer-driven knowledge services will give them a new basis for competing in the knowledge age. In the age of knowledge work, leadership has become more essential as well as more complex than earlier times,” leadership expert Michael Maccoby writes in his book, The Leaders We Need and What Makes Us Follow (Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 2007).

Nine Lies About Work

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Very few organizations can measure knowledge-worker performance, for example, and so pronouncements about what leads to it are invariably wrong-headed.

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Reduce Travel by Telecommuting

Tech Soup Blog

Statistics compiled by the Telework Coalition show that more than 44 million Americans are commuting less by working at home at least one day per week, and it is the same in most countries with a growing number of "knowledge workers."

Ramping up on Africa

gokubi.com

Knowledge workers who don’t understand the constraints they work under are doomed to come up with solutions that will not work. A few weeks ago I felt a change in the force that drives me to do my work. It was a good and welcome change, one of renewed energy and focus. I wrote about how Africa has leapt back to the forefront of my mind , back to a position of prominence it held long ago. I have much to learn and catch up on as try to get reconnected to Africa.

How Online Work Can Save America

Tech Soup Blog

Here's a look at how telework can create jobs for low wage workers. Janah reports that this area of work is doubling in size each year and cites American companies like LiveOps which places tens of thousands call-center workers who work from home. " Another aspect of this emerging industry that Janah cites are cloud based services like WorkersNow , and ReadyForce, which function as temp agencies by providing profiles of pre-screened workers in particular industries.

What Does Big Data Have to Do With Me and My Organization?

Tech Soup Blog

The Open Knowledge Foundation is a great advocacy charity in that field. Grameen has a team of community knowledge workers who go out in the fields of Uganda and collect agricultural information on their mobile devices.

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Linux desktops?

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Most creatives and knowledge workers who are not developers. If you are a ‘Circuit Rider’ then re-applying this knowledge makes administrating easier and thus cost effective for 3rd sector organisations. Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Linux desktops?

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Why Your Organization Needs Telecommuting – When the Commuter Train Shuts Down

Tech Soup Blog

Despite the fact that many knowledge workers could efficiently and effectively do their work from home, most organizations default to a management and evaluation style designed for factory workers. But the benefits for organizations and workers extend far beyond decreasing wasted hours spent sitting in traffic. This post was authored by Salem Kimble, social media development manager with BetterWorld Telecom. Carpocalypse.

Social Media and Nonprofits: The Line Between NGTD and ROI

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Stephen Downes points to a post by Tony Karrer with disagreeing with some points in about the value of blogging in Thomas Davenport's book Thinking for a Living: How to Get Better Performances And Results from Knowledge Workers. it becomes a wonderful resource for any organization to leverage as part of larger knowledge management solutions."

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Nonprofit 2.0… | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Let’s turn it from an exhortation on how to grab even more mindshare from your average citizen to something like this: …the organization that provides the greatest access to information, organized in a way that allows it to be displayed and used in ways that are meaningful to the individual user and the organization as a whole, will be the most effective in measuring outcomes and creating the knowledge and practices to better those outcomes.

Tagging and Communities of Practice - Reflections from KM

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

" Good is advocating for a new type of knowledge worker - he calls them Newsmasters. The person uses a combination of machine automation and topic-specific expert knowledge. I "met" Dorine Ruter when we both participated in the online Web 2.0 and Communities of Practice Online Conference. The tagging discussion included an action learning exercise where we shared a lot of resources about tagging as well as explored the discovery aspect of delicious.

Web 2.0 Nonprofit 2.0 Widgets Org 2.0 Second Life | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

However, if you serve those clients with knowledge workers, you may end up with a more cost-effective outcome for that client. Of course, that isn’t their intent but we, as nonprofit technologists, need to focus with laser-like precision upon the real items that are affecting our less technologically-inclined co-workers. Put your social services worker hat on BEFORE you put your IT hat on. It’s immediately offputting to social services workers.

Getting your vendor to support Open Standards | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

If you’re a nonprofit tech worker and you haven’t signed up to it. It’s not a particularly sexy way to do data interchange but is a fairly safe and innocuous way to begin the dialogue… I’m hoping that all the other tech workers who have final authority to recommend a tech purchase on this list will post their efforts to advocate for open standards and to encourage them to show up at NTEN NTC.

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