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Tag: sense of community

Bear meat is delicious… but it’s a bit chewy!

I spent last week in Switzerland taking a ski touring class where we learned the essentials of off-piste skiing, how to avoid avalanches, how to find people in avalanches, how to plan a ski tour, etc. I don’t know what it is exactly about being in the mountains that makes […]

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Introduction to tribal business

I had the opportunity to talk about “tribal” businesses at the ICT Kring conference in Delft, October 2013. Here is a summary of the talk. Modern businesses are experimenting with new organizational structures where the focus is on communities instead of hierarchies… top-down governance is being replaced with cultures where […]

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Today is a good day to work! Insights into tribal business

Modern businesses are experimenting with new organizational structures where the focus is on communities instead of hierarchies… top-down governance is being replaced with cultures where employees are encouraged to self organize and become more adaptable. Why is this being called a “tribal business” and what does it mean to grow […]

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A journey through the mountains of remote working

My boyfriend and I went to Switzerland again for a holiday. The plan was to do some epic climbing, but it rained almost every day while we were there. Because we couldn’t climb, we did a lot of epic walking (and running) instead… which gave me a lot of time […]

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Introducing Happy Melly… sort of

I had the opportunity to introduce Happy Melly at an Agile Lean Europe conference yesterday. It was an online conference and featured four speakers over two hours. A great idea if you ask me! I enjoyed seeing all the presentations, and Toni Tassani even drew notes. After my presentation was […]

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Epic brainstorming and idea connection

For the last four years, I helped organizations and businesses design and set up private online communities. I was recently challenged to design an engagement strategy for customers of a new SaaS product. Naturally, I started to think about what the similarities and differences were between community engagement and customer […]

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Increase engagement through happiness with Silkbricks

This week, I had the pleasure of meeting with Silkbricks, a Dutch company based in Den Haag. They’ve built a SaaS tool that helps increase workplace engagement by incorporating the personal passions of employees into a company’s corporate vision. Essentially, they create workplaces where great things happen. The premise is […]

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Enchant your customers by helping them succeed

This week, I met with Octavalent, a company in the historic Dutch town of Delft, which has developed software for employment agencies. Octavalent contacted me because they want to not just provide useful software, but truly engage and enchant their customers. I jumped at the opportunity to help by taking […]

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Create a community where great things can happen

Most of my friends know that I’m a big fan of rockumentaries (documentaries about rock bands). Many evenings after I finish work, I settle into my favorite chair and either read a book or find a video about a particular band, or a music scene, or an era in time. […]

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Measuring community success: Involved, Engaged, Enchanted

For the last year, my colleague Gretchen and I have been writing a workbook together about how to design and create successful online communities. We are currently tackling the metrics section… wrestling with data and researching the best ways to define and measure “success”. Gretchen started to work with different visual […]

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