Well, at least, mine is. Yes, that is right. Today was my first day at work in the New Year (Happy New Year to everyone out there, by the way!) and the whole day I have been rather busy catching up with work and everything else that has been going on since I took my vacation three weeks ago. And still going on for another day or so, because it seems like plenty of things have been happening, both on a personal and work levels. But I am sure you will be finding out shortly, because regular blogging activities will resume over here very shortly.
However, I just wanted to create this particular blog post here today to share a couple of quick links with you that I am sure you would be able to find rather useful, in order to keep things going, while I am getting back into the swing of things and continue with my blogging activity as I get back on track with the New Year.
The first link I would want to share with you is one that Martin Koser blogged about a few weeks back and which we are still right on time to help contribute into the overall effort. Check out Social Software as Change Management Infrastructure where he is referencing an online survey from the department of organizational design and behavior at the University of Stuttgart on "New Media on Change Management". Here is an excerpt to give you an idea of what the online survey is about:
"New media like weblogs, internet-communities, wikis and web based trainings are not only fundamentally influencing operational business and communication structures within and between companies, but also strategic processes like innovation and time based competition. The question is if and how successfully these new media are able to support change projects. We want to analyze this “beyond hypes and fads” by an online expert survey."
The survey finishes on January 15th, so we still have got a few days to go. Thus if you have got 5 to 10 minutes I bet that we could all provide some very helpful input that would help draft some interesting ideas on how social software and social computing in general can influence a discipline as static and strict as Change Management has been all along. Fancy going for it? … I already submitted my input 😉 heh
And the second link is a follow up from a series of blog posts that I have shared a few months back on the subject of the Enterprise 2.0 debate between Tom Davenport and Andy McAfee. It looks like tomorrow, at 11am EST, there is another debate on that very same subject of Enterprise 2.0 and it surely looks like an interesting one. Hopefully, with a bit more meat than the last one.
You will be able to find all of the different details about it, including the link to register for the event, which is free, by the way, at the FASTForward Blog post Andrew McAfee and Tom Davenport webinar on Viability of Enterprise 2.0 from Hylton Jolliffe.
I will probably be able to attend the actual event and although I am not sure whether I would be live blogging it or not, will depend on how well I get on with the massive catchup. I am sure though I will be live twittering it to some extent. Thus stay tuned for some more to come. Oh and get ready for some other exciting announcements I’ll be making over the course of the next couple of days, because they are surely going to include some massive changes over here in this blog. But that would be the story for another blog post …
(It’s good to be back…)
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2 thoughts on “Vacation Is Now Officially Over!”
Luis, I am sure you’ll be right back into the groove of working and blogging.
Thank you both for alerting all readers to the survey on new media in change management and for the pointer to the webinar. Those who can’t attend are counting on you and your twitterings to recap later 😉
Hi Martin! Thanks for dropping by and for the feedback comments! It is good to be back, indeed, and with plenty of ammo to keep things going during 2008! Got piled up a couple of surprises I am sure you folks would enjoy 😉
Glad I could help spreading the message around on the online survey and look forward to seeing the results! And w.r.t. to the webinar I am looking forward to it, too, hoping that this time around there may be a little bit more substance than in the last one. Hopefully, we would be able to learn a thing or two, as well! And definitely there will be a blog post and plenty of twittering about it!
Thanks for the feedback!