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How a Microsoft docs team increased openness and improved collaboration

I manage a technical content team as a part of the Cloud and Enterprise group at Microsoft. And about fourteen months ago, the team was experiencing …

When It Pays to Collaborate with Competitors at Work

Managers in an up-or-out organization are expected to advance. Those who don’t are fired, at worst; at best they’re relegated to the outskirts of the organization or placed in stagnant roles. This sort of environment breeds constant pressure to compete with colleagues for the best assignments and …

Management

Beyond metrics: How to operate as team on today's open source project

How do we traditionally think about community health and vibrancy?We might quickly zero in on metrics related primarily to code contributions: How …

Dealing With Difficult Community Members (Interview on Late Night Linux)

Difficult community members are something that every community struggles with from time to time. Whether abundantly obnoxious or merely a minor …

Mapping the horizon

<b>Albania’s vibrant open source community is encouraging the administration of Tirana, the capital, to open up. Earlier this month, the city and</b> …

How to Cultivate Gratitude, Compassion, and Pride on Your Team

As a leader, what traits should you cultivate in your employees? Grit – the ability to persevere in the face of challenges? Sure. A willingness to accept some sacrifices and work hard toward a successful future are essential for the members of any team. But I believe there’s another component that …

The town that’s found a potent cure for illness – community | George Monbiot

Frome in Somerset has seen a dramatic fall in emergency hospital admissions since it began a collective project to combat isolation. There are lessons for the rest of the country<p>It could, if the results stand up, be one of the most dramatic medical breakthroughs of recent decades. It could …

Medical Journals

The NonProfit Sector Must Move From Transaction to Collaboration

We’re Measuring Ourselves To Death When We Should Be Working to Understand How to Get Better Together<p>This summer I spent three days at The …

freenode Web IRC (qwebirc)

The kick-off for the Community Leadership Summit w @jonobacon #cls2017

6 tips for stirring your online community

<i>Vered Raviv Schwarz is the COO of Fiverr. She recently spoke at TNW Conference in New York. Our next event is our Flagship conference in Amsterdam.</i><p>‘Community Building’ – or engaging people who have a common interest in a brand or idea – is on everyone’s mind these days. The Next Web recently …

Open source communities need mentors

SCaLE 14x presenter Jenn Greenaway talks about the importance of mentorship in open source communities.

Dent the Universe: Mentoring in Open Source | SCALE 14x

Successful people from diverse backgrounds in almost every field can point to the mentors they have had at different points in their careers and …

Does Community Live on a Spectrum?

<i>This is post #5 in my 365 Day Writing Challenge. Want to follow along? Subscribe here.</i> The word community is thrown around a lot. If you ask 100 …

50 Essential Skills in Community Management

By Shannon Abram, The Community Roundtable<p>We’re going to take a break from our weekly series of facts from the Community Careers and Compensation …

TheCR Network infographic

By Shannon Abram, The Community Roundtable<p>With just a few days left in 2015 we wanted to share a look at the great year we had inside TheCR Network. …

A Dummy's Guide to Community Management | @benvantende

<b>0</b> Flares <b>0</b> Flares ×<p><i>Values like trust, respect, appreciation and gratitude lie at the heart of community management.</i><p>I dropped into community management …

Why We Love Community (And You Should Too!)

<i>What makes it desirable to be a part of a community?</i><p>Meanwhile, let’s have a closer look at the three qualities:<p>Openness<p>When dealing with communities, …

21 New Lessons from Building Community in 2015: Pitfalls, Content, Communication, Boundaries

Sharing my community-building lessons has become an annual tradition of mine. It’s become a moment where I can reflect and celebrate the little and …

Is Community the Future of Business?

I’ve heard people decry the community profession. They say that it’s the end of an era.<p>I say they have good intentions, but they lack imagination. …

The New Normal: Codes of Conduct in 2015 and Beyond

Codes of conduct became a key issue for discussion and activism in 2014, in part kicked off by Ashe Dryden’s Code of Conduct Pledge in February of …

What makes a good community? – Sage Sharp

*Pokes head in, sees comments are generally positive*<p>There’s been a lot of discussion in my comment sections (and on LWN) about what makes a good …

The truth about the thick skin of a community manager

I met up with Jono Bacon at LinuxCon Europe on October 16 this year where he gave a keynote and presented a full day workshop on community management.<p>…

It's All About the Experience | @socialPolly

<b>28</b> Flares <b>28</b> Flares ×<p>I come from a generation where modern-day, technology-based social media wasn’t really in the forefront of anyone’s minds when …

January 23, 2017

Latest News<p>The following is a guest post from Paula Rosenberg of VHX, Chair of the CMAD 2017 Awards Committee: If you weren’t able to tune...<p>It’s a …

Why change is hard for any open source community

<b>A lightning talk recap about how the Apache Foundation has always done things a certain way at ApacheCon Budapest by Rich Bowen.</b><p>As you know, the …

You Should Allow Members To Publicly Shame Each Other

Karen writes about #DroughtShaming (a hashtag created to shame people that waste water):<p><i>"Drought shaming and other attempts at informal social</i> …

Community Leadership Summit | Community Leadership Summit

Learn<p>Learn approaches, techniques, and methodologies from community leaders from a range of different industries.<p>Share<p>Share your experiences, …

New UN-backed open-source tool will support community resilience-building

In a news release out today, FAO announced that the partnership, among some 15 entities, has launched the Index for Risk Management (InfoRM), which …

Digital Community is Key to Your Brand

Whether it's your local burrito shop or GoPro, nurturing a community of active users can accelerate the brand development and spread the word over …

Marketing