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Archive for July, 2009

Social Media: The Next Revolution (#11 Social Media Tools Series)

Why do some of us shy away from trying out new technology such as social media? I can think of several reasons: too complicated to figure out; too expensive to implement; my supervisor/colleagues would never approve; more suitable for geeks and teenagers; it’ll take too much time … Or my personal favorite: I like things…

More science blogs on the block

Three CGIAR-related blogs we’ve come across recently: Rural Climate Exchange: Connecting agricultural and environmental science to the climate change agenda “The Centers supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and their partners generate a wealth of knowledge that can better enable rural people in developing countries to mitigate climate change and adapt…

ICT-KM Newsletter for 3rd Quarter 2009 is online

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Is it a jungle out there?

Today it was an insightful day in the structures of an organization. The delivery of the class was interesting…it was like going to a film club. We watched scenes from “One Flew over the Cuckoo’s nest” where to avoid prison McMurphy pretends to be insane and serves time in an asylum ward controlled by Nurse…

Useful Tips for Collaborative Writing with Google Docs and Google Sites

Lately, we’ve been receiving many requests from people who would like to write documents collaboratively. This is not the first time we write about this topic: Meena published a general overview of collaborative writing approaches, and Silvia Renn shared tips on writing proposals with Google Docs. Having been involved in the Google Apps Case Study…

Working with virtual teams: blindfolded!

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Once upon a time I was an ESTJ

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And then there were ten …

When we began our blog series on Social Medial Tools two months ago, we had no idea how successful it would be. Feedback from readers has been positive and encouraging, so much so that Meena Arivananthan (who has written the series with input from Antonella Pastore and Simone Staiger-Rivas) finished the tenth post on these…

You can't hurry change…you just have to wait…

Phil Collin’s “You can’t hurry love” is one of my favourite songs of the ’80s. And it is a song that came to mind as I woke up thinking abour organizational change. Well…read on, they do have something in common. Phil Collins says “My mama said You cant hurry love No, youll just have to…