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Joachim Stroh
Worked at Towers Watson
Attended New York University Stern School of Business
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With the discussion on Holacracy [1] heating up in all channels, here's a 2x2 matrix to group the different positions people and organizations are taking. This came out of a conversation in the Responsive.org community. The classic position (in the LL) is a top-down approach with a ready-made solution, Zappos being a good example here. It's "machine-based", as in O/S or an All-in-One fax-copier-printer. From here you can diverge and either go up (still top-down) and introduce Holacracy as a process-based approach (adapt and exapt all core processes yourself) or adopt parts of the Holagracy machine and adjust the dials accordingly. The most promising approach, according to our conversation, was found in the UR, which I labeled "principle-based". Here you begin with the core principles in mind (self-management, going from explicit to tacit, self-organization, holonic mapping, etc.) and figure out the rest while the people and organization grow into something new. There's also a liminal space in the center, where parts, roles and processes are still fuzzy, yet to be defined.  

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holacracy
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Here is part 2 in a series of self-guided expeditions using our Immsersive Collaborative Sensemaking Enviroment (ICSE). Please read the onboarding instructions below, then jump right in with the link provided at the end of the post. 
Knowledge Expeditions are an immersive collaborative sensemaking experience, happening in an online environment, using a shared story with an unknown outcome to co-create a dynamic learning, meeting and creative space.
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Here's a first for me to turn something virtual into something physical.. the first batch of method cards arrived! We'll be experimenting with those in the weeks and months to come. Stay tuned. 
Knowledge Expeditions are an immersive collaborative sensemaking experience, happening in an online environment, using a shared story with an unknown outcome to co-create a dynamic learning, meeting and creative space.
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Leaving this tasty bit here for your reading pleasure. What is it with "kitchen"?

via H/N
Finally, statistical proof that bosses write the darndest emails.
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Whoahhh! Fascinating read, indeed, +Joachim Stroh ! Many thanks for sharing it along! Quite telling how bad business comms. can well be and not just by employees, but also their managers. Reminds me of a recent conversation I had with +Phil Simon > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIUzbffpKYc as part of our #noemail vodcasting series where we talked about not just how broken email is, but also biz communications in general and that article around Enron's email practices seems to pretty much nail it for me to confirm such bad behaviours / habits.

Interestingly enough, I suspect the tidbit about the kitchen is more related to email exchanges where females were part of the conversation without being in the conversation, if you know what I mean. Too bad the research didn't focus on that, because I figure it'd have detailed how badly broken the hierarchy was in terms of embracing diversity and female leaders. Oh well, maybe for a follow-up piece of research ... heh

Thanks again for sharing it along, Joachim! Way cool!
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Part II of the Sceenius Clicker with some thoughts on how to expand this tool with two additional concepts for more effective conversations. 
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In the heat of the (NYC) summer comes a cool new app for you! Try the "Sceenius Clicker", a free (beta) app that provides real-time feedback during conversations (a dynamic feedback loop based on a set of 12 semiosis codes). Not sure where we'll take this little side project, but any feedback greatly appreciated.

You can demo it here - http://sceenius.com/clicker/?code=demo (or create your own link with a new code)
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I'll revisit this again when we add additional modules to the Clicker. If you've had a chance to use it, please let us know how it went!
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A while back, we had collaborated with Sharon Blackie [1] to create a self-guided tour into Broceliande (Huelgoat). Here's part 2 with another self-guided tour to Patagonia in Argentina, where I had the opportunity to visit the amazing Perito Moreno Glacier. Please read the onboarding instructions below, then jump right in with the link provided at the end of the post. Works best in Chrome & Firefox.

[1] https://plus.google.com/u/0/+RonScroggin/posts/BLXJzN32cYJ
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Scouting Patagonia for new Sceenius Knowledge Expeditions. This landscape has some deeply mystical and immersive qualities. Listen to the wind sounds of Patagonia at the link below and just be there for a brief moment. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBlx42LB5F4
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New post on Method Cards!
Knowledge Expeditions are an immersive collaborative sensemaking experience, happening in an online environment, using a shared story with an unknown outcome to co-create a dynamic learning, meeting and creative space.
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Note to self: make sure +Christina Bowen  gets a seat in a future expedition.  :)
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Part II of the Sceenius Clicker [1] with some thoughts on how to expand this tool with two additional concepts for more effective conversations. As always, any feedback is welcome.

[1] https://plus.google.com/u/0/+JoachimStroh/posts/TWYBxp5tg53
Knowledge Expeditions are an immersive collaborative sensemaking experience, happening in an online environment, using a shared story with an unknown outcome to co-create a dynamic learning, meeting and creative space.
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Of course, +John Kellden​!
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The following 2x2 matrix is a composite of recent thinking on the direction of social collaboration from +Stowe Boyd [see 1], +Philip Sheldrake (Enterprise IT and Work IT), +Harold Jarche (Network Era) and others. I sense there's an explosion of color happening in the UR quadrant, given the right work conditions & shifts in mindsets

[1] http://research.gigaom.com/2015/02/understanding-the-failed-promise-of-social-collaboration/

UPDATE: click on the visual and move right for the latest one
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This remains an excellent 2x2.
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The highest mountain and the deepest jungle, all in one country. Amazing.
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  • New York University Stern School of Business
    Business
  • TU Berlin: Technische Universität Berlin
    Computer Science
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Thinker • Strategist • Change Agent
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Joachim Stroh is a Knowledge Management expert and Change Agent for social collaboration with over 15 years of experience in the consulting industry. He is best known for his metaphorical visualizations, inspiring presentations, and clear visions for bridging technology and business. 

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"Complexity is your enemy. Any fool can make something complicated. It is hard to make something simple." -- Richard Branson. Founder of Virgin Group
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“Thus, the task is not so much to see what no one yet has seen, but to think what nobody yet has thought about that which everybody sees.” -- Schopenhauer. h/t Gerardine Rudolphy
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knowledge management • next generation intranet • team collaboration spaces • content management • web content publishing • enterprise search • social business collaboration and networking • change management and communications • large scale project management • people and cross-functional team management
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  • Towers Watson
    KM Practitioner, 1996 - 2012
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Berlin - Kaiserslautern - Beijing
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