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The Community Roundtable: Dedicated to Advancing the Business of Community

The Community Roundtable: Dedicated to Advancing the Business of Community
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Slide: Levels of participation Communities of practice usually involve multiple levels of participation. Because involvement can produce learning in multiple ways and the domain has different levels of relevance to different people, the boundaries of a community of practice are more flexible than those of organizational units or teams. Typical categories of membership and participation include: Note that people will move in and out of these categories over the life of a community. When are different levels a problem? Usually, a layered structure with various levels of participation is not a problem. It is often a problem when the distinction between levels of participation reflects a distinction that comes from outside the community. Another red flag is when there is no movement across levels, no one from the periphery moving in, the same old core group, or no new blood among active members. Each community is unique, however, and needs to find its own balance among constituencies.

The 2012 State of Community Management Report: From Exploration to Evolution Lessons from Community and Social Business Leaders The 2012 State of Community Management report examines the continued evolution of the social business industry and analyzes organizational patterns and lessons learned from industry leaders and practitioners. This year we have learned enough to provide a more prescriptive view of the path organizations take as they operationalize a community approach and therefore structured the report by organizational maturity stage. We lay out the artifacts, organizational patterns, initiatives, and resources we see organizations use as they move from those wobbly early days to a structured and methodical approach to real impact and then finally, to transformative business changes. Thank you to our sponsors Protiviti, Ektron, Enterprise 2.0, Fleishman-Hillard and IBM.

ManagingCommunities.com: Community Manager Blog Beth Kanter's Blog What Is Communilytics? : A community analytics funnel in practice Why Social Media Isn’t Working For You So you took the first step and signed yourself up for some social media sites and started marketing yourself and now you’re waiting for the traffic to start rolling in. You’ve done your research about social media marketing and everyone tells you to find followers, engage them and turn them into customers. Why isn’t it working for you then? Have a look at what steps you’ve taken and question whether they are helping or hindering you. Take a look at these items that might be damaging your chances at success or preventing you from achieving your social media goals… 1. Here is the secret about people. 2. You can write what you know and what you love all day. Doing this gives you credibility too, when people see you around and providing interesting commentary they will be more likely to check you out. 3. There is such a thing as thinking about something too much. Test things out and make mistakes if you have to. 4. 5. 6. 7. Maybe you’ve done a good job with your social media outreach. 8. 9.

Community management amazon Community of Practice - OrthopaedicsOne Articles - OrthopaedicsOne Community of Practice for Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Health Communities of practice are groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly. Three characteristics are crucial: The domain: A community of practice is not merely a club of friends or a network of connections between people. It has an identity defined by a shared domain of interest. Membership therefore implies a commitment to the domain, and therefore a shared competence that distinguishes members from other people. From 4 Online Infographics Generators Let’s face it, the infographics industry is exploding and now we’re seeing some new tools to help us easily create or generate simple infographics. Currently, infographics agencies charge between $2k and $5k to research, design and promote a fantastic infographic. The following tools, which was compiled by Douglas Karr, will make development of your infographics a lot less costly, easier to design and publish, and some include reporting modules to see how well the infographics are distributed and promoted. Easel.ly – create and share visual ideas online. You may want to visit Visual.ly after creating your infographic to publish and share it with others. Venngage – Venngage helps you create and publish custom infographics, engage your viewers, and track your results. Infogram – We work with marvelous designers to bring you the best components and themes for your infographics. Piktochart – Piktochart is among the first online web applications to autonomize the creation of infographics.

Community Manager | Erjon Un community manager: Depuis quelques années, les réseaux sociaux revêtent une importance capitale dans la communication de l’entreprise. Ils ont un rapport direct avec les consommateurs, qui ont donc le loisir de s’exprimer librement sur les produits/marques. Ce n’est pas seulement faire de la publicités ou détailler le produit, mais également répondre à certaines questions que le consommateurs posent et donc il est amené à établir un dialogue constant avec eux. Il y a donc une relation de proximité, afin d’être plus près de son public. On peut donc dire que le Community management est la voix et l’image de l’entreprise sur les réseaux sociaux ou alors l’ambassadeur de la marque. La veille est un élément clé de la stratégie Community Management et donc le manager devra se tenir informé des best-practices et des nouveautés dans son domaine. Le terme « Community Management » n’a pas vraiment évolué. La phrase qui caractérise ce métier c’est « Je vais allez tweeter ça ».

Searching Usenet for virtual communities of practice: using mixed methods to identify the constructs of Wenger's theory Enrique Murillo Department of Business Management, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, Mexico City, Mexico Introduction The concept of community of practice originally introduced by Lave and Wenger (1991) and developed extensively in Wenger (1998), has attracted increasing interest in recent years. The Web of Science citation index shows a rising trend of published papers, displayed in Figure 1. Management theorists see communities of practice as a key element in the knowledge-based view of the firm (Kogut and Zander 1996; Brown and Duguid 1998; Tsoukas and Vladimirou 2001; Grover and Davenport 2001), whereas executives recognize them as natural vehicles of knowledge-sharing and innovation and explicitly contemplate them in knowledge management projects (Wenger and Snyder 2000; Saint-Onge and Wallace 2002). Figure 1: Growth of papers on communities of practice (source, Web of Knowledge) Communities of practice and virtual communities of practice Mutual engagement Shared repertoire

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