WelcomeThis is my company name and logo. The title for my presentation is as presented. I’m talking about learning for staff, the organization using an open source collaboration platform called Open Atrium.My presentation is brief. I welcome inquiries from those interested in exploring how this product and service can help their organization.OA+ is our product and new business. This is a customized collaboration platform, using open source Drupal software module called Open Atrium
my work involves helping leaders, workers, supporters, customers and the business prosper. I do this by facilitating the creation of a workspace where the synergies and (creative) talents of management and workers are optimized. Also integral to my approach is ensuring customers (users in NPO’s) and supporters (outside vendors) are part of this optimization. My partner is Alain Hurtubise. I have many skill sets gained from 25 years in the NPO sector; Alain is a highly successful in the corporate enterprise world, providing high level software design and development work.
In a nutshell, my role is to help you – in this climate of rapid change, complexity and connectivityIntegrate social tech so you can grow your business;Learn to use social media to increase & strengthen relationships with stakeholders;Adopt social strategies that attracts & retains outstanding Staff;Respond, innovate & adapt quickly using social tech;Demystify social media so you can apply it to everyday business challenges
Staying solvent, financially secure and prospering in a networked world;Building your customer and user base along with supporters and partners;Attracting and retaining outstanding staff;Capacity to solve tough problems through innovation and adaptive approaches;Maintaining a coherent communications strategy and practice that builds stakeholder loyalty;Extremely difficult for small to medium size businesses or non profit organizations without social tech funding; The culture of innovation and constant improvement is not well developed; OA+ can kick start this change.Grows their funding or revenue;Increases their membership base including consumers, partners and supporters; Strengthens human resources by attracting and retaining high performance staff; Fosters a learning culture that fuels innovation and solutions to tough business problems; Maintain a coherent public relations strategy that breeds member and stakeholder loyalty.
The elephant is really the future in the process of emerging onto the workplace. This presentation introduces a product we are supporting for use in the non profit and business sector.
Jane Hart – Social Media and the Impact in how we learn in the workplace C4LPT
Power of Social Media is Getting Things Done; “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.”- Marcia Conner, The New Social Learning; Not an add on or blended in addition to what you already are doing (like education & workplace training). In a 2008 survey of 237 corporation , large and small reported that 1/3 to ½ felt that in their workplace there was : DYSFUNCTIONALa lack of cooperation;no time for reflection;no ability to create DIY tools for work;no communities of practice for support;lack of professional development;poor training; andworking in organizations that are slow to change.50% Wasted Time – unwanted communications; finding information, contacting people; scheduling meetings1986 – 75% knowledge in your mind – 2006 it was 9% - conceptual age need to collaborate and share;47% - 60% of knowledge workers – work around their company’s restrictive IT policies
(Abundance, Asia, Automation) - creators and empathisers -Knowledge workers taken responsibility for their work lives. strive to understand; They are self motivated2008 survey: DYSFUNCTIONAL; a lack of cooperation; no time for reflection; no ability to create DIY tools for work; no communities of practice for support; lack of professional development; poor training; and working in organizations that are slow to change.
What is Open Source: Drupal is an open source content management framework that's easy to modify and has a user base of hundreds of thousands of people. The very active community has an estimated 240,000 websites powered by Drupal 6. Open Atrium is one, being built on Drupal 6 core. Drupal 7 was released in January of 2011, and upgrading Open Atrium to Drupal 7 is a priority for us in the coming months.A team collaboration tool with open source hotness:ALAIN: There are no plans/need to have OA on Drupal 7. We need to remove that comment.\\.
How organizations are evolving to meet the challenges of rapid change, complexity and connectivity (always on) and NetworksWork Teams need to get things done. An effective collaborative work team integrates work and learning while focused on delivering products or services. Open communications, keeping processes as simple as possible, releasing and testing often – all make sense in an increasingly complex workplace.Learning Networks, on the other hand, have to be personal or they won’t get used. However, they have a great value to the organization as a whole by being on the periphery and embracing chaos. Another benefit of online, open personal learning networks is to promote critical thinking.Communities of Practice are an in-between place – lightly structured with general goals and open to opportunities. Successful online communities are run with a gentle hand.To deal with increasing complexity, organizations need to support emergent work practices, in addition to their training efforts. They must support collaboration, communication, synthesis, pattern recognition and creative tension, all within a trusting environment in order to be effective. One method of supporting emergent work is the fostering of communities of practice (CoP).So if you wonder what all the hype over web social media is about, in my mind it’s the potential to support emergent work practices. Twitter, blogs, wikis and social networks are tools for communities of practice. They can be used effectively or not. How these tools get used is itself an emergent practice, but if you don’t practice, nothing will emerge.
Our focus is helping organizations use Open Atrium to enhance or add capacity to their ability to: Grows their funding or revenue;Increases their membership base including consumers, partners and supporters; Strengthens human resources by attracting and retaining high performance staff; Fosters a learning culture that fuels innovation and solutions to tough business problems; Maintain a coherent public relations strategy that breeds member and stakeholder loyalty.
Engaging between staff (also with consumers);Increasing productivity;Faster onboarding, training new staff and attracting/retaining staffStaff professional development & co-learning;Faster Project Implementation (with multiple partners, rapid changes);Enhancing innovation & problem solving;Reducing cost (travel, email, telephone);Build closer connections geographically & departmentally; Increasing organizational knowledge retention & exchangeA leadership that encourages and engages rather than command & controlIncreases productivity by using filters to manage information overload - freeing up time; eliminate wasteFaster on-boarding of staffIn control of your learning & PD;Program implementation (process complex partnerships, initiatives faster)Develop better solutions faster; Lower costs for travel, telephone, email and maintaining high cost infrastructureCloser connections in disparate work roles;Retain organization staff best practices (intellectual property)It’s a strategic approach to shaping a business culture, highly dependent upon executive leadership and corporate strategy, including business process design, risk management, leadership development, financial controls and use of business analytics. Becoming a Social Business can help an organization deepen customer relationships, generate new ideas faster, identify expertise and enable a more effective workforce.
Private Collaboration or Social Intranet - Enable employees to identify experts, collaborate and find information faster to achieve strategic goals Group Collaboration - Enable project teams to collaborate across functional units to achieve project goals Knowledge Management Share subject matter expertise through the organization to build knowledge bases – As informal learning platform OA feeds innovation and new product/service creationPartner Collaboration Enable employees and partners to collaborate to achieve strategic goals Developer Enablement - Enable developers to collaborate to contribute code and extend the ecosystem Value Creation – loyalty, MAP, Matching user wants
BlogShare ideas and receive email notifications when others post; NotebookCollaborate on documents, compare revisions, and print when you're done.Case TrackerCreate and manage projects within each of your groups: CalendarAdd events and pull in feeds from other calendars.ShoutboxShare messages and links with just the people in your group.DashboardSee a snapshot of all the activity across your groups.
Doesn’t this look simple? A full featured WYSIWYG Editor; Note the Title; embedding, pasting, keywords, reference page, notification options.
A sample of a post. This content looks the same in a a Blog post as well. The difference is the Notebook feature creates your director system as shown on the right.
Workplace Learning & Collaboration With OA+
Work Place Learning & Collaboration with Open Atrium TM
My Roll is Helping You: Integrate social tech in and outside your business;Use social media to increase & deepen relationships with stakeholders; Adopt social strategies that attracts & retains outstanding Staff; Use social tech to share, collaborate & innovate;Demystify social media so you can apply it to everyday business challenges
Typical Business Challenges in a climate ofrapid change, complexity and connectivityIncrease Financial Sustainability & Positive Growth Increase Users, Supporters & Partners Attract & Retain Outstanding Staff Increase Capacity to Respond & Adapt Quickly Create & Follow a Communications Strategy that Builds Stakeholder Loyalty
The Elephant Looks Like ThisSocial Media and the Impact in how we learn in the workplace – Jane Hart C4LPT
Current Conditions in the Workplace The social learning revolution has only just begun. Corporations that understand the value of knowledge sharing, teamwork, informal learning and joint problem solving are investing heavily in collaboration technology and are reaping the early rewards.Jay Cross – Internet Time Alliance
Current Research The 3 A’s – Conceptual AgeKnowledge Workers - priorities Dysfunction in the Workplace
A customized Open Source Affordable Solution www.drupal.org www.openatrium.com
United by Networked & Social Learning Harold Jarche 2011