307 Building Your Social Habit

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Wednesday, September 30


We all know we may have some bad habits: biting nails, tapping our feet, regularly eating junk food. But did you know you can also work to create productive habits—habits that can improve your performance and build your knowledge? Those who have built diverse social networks are not only building more powerful relationships, they’re opening doors to new opportunities and staying ahead of the curve in their practice, and they seem to do it almost unconsciously … like a habit.

Being social is human nature. However, using social tools to augment social networking is not, and for many these behaviors just don’t stick. In this session you will work to define your goals, identify triggers to spark activity, and assess your environment to support your growing network capability. Additionally, you will develop your own key implementation intentions and identify natural feedback loops to sustain your routines and build a powerful social habit.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to analyze your current network to identify the gaps
  • How to identify your social cues (content, conversations)
  • How to craft implementation intentions to formalize habit development
  • How to recognize your tangible and intangible rewards (connections, knowledge application)
  • How to use your personal path to scale social network growth in your organization

Intermediate and advanced designers, developers, project managers, managers, and directors.

Technology discussed in this session:

Mark Britz

Sr. Manager, Programming

The eLearning Guild

Mark is the senior manager of onsite learning events at The eLearning Guild. Prior to joining The eLearning Guild, he had worked over 15 years designing and managing learning solutions with organizations such as Smartforce, Pearson Digital Learning, the SUNY Research Foundation, and Aspen Dental Management. His work and writing have been highlighted in the books Revolutionize Learning and Development: Performance and Innovation Strategy for the Information Age and The Social Learning Handbook. Additionally he is a Service Partner for the 702010 Institute where he works to advance organizational learning strategies. Mark regularly presents and writes on his blog, The Simple Shift about the use of social media for learning, collaborative networks, and organizational design.

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