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Connectle 2017

The year in review and a look ahead

 

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2017 was a big year for Connectle

We are so proud of what we have achieved this year, and will look back on 2017 as the year we formed our launch pad. 🛰️

Not only did we evolve Connectle Circles, but it was the year we launched Connectle Cons. 🎙

The network continues to grow exponentially. With members from across the globe 🌍 representing a diverse range of industries and perspectives. The connected work conversation continues to shift and evolve. 💭

We couldn't be more excited to launch into 2018 with you. Let's go! 🚀

 


 

The Connectle Network in 2017

The Connectle network is our community launchpad. It is where members find out about upcoming Connectle Cons, host cocreation circles and discover more about each other.

Although much of the life of the network occurs in the virtual interactions from the regular conversation and cafe sessions, the digital network provides a collaboration hub that connects the ecosystem. 

2017 was the year we established the digital network. Experimenting with different spaces and formats, we set up the scaffolding needed to explore and cocreate connected work.


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Contribution Rate

Members that actively contribute content in the network

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Good mix of interaction with members and posts

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Thursday 1am GMT is the most popular time to be on our network, with an average of 40+ people there every Thursday!

 

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Return Rate

Members that return regularly (at least monthly) to the network.

 

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47% of Active members are returning members

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Referral Rate

Percentage of members referred by existiing members

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Our Connectle ambassodors are referring members into the network. 

It is hard to believe it was only in May 2017, that we introduced Connectle Con's. Virtual conversations with a circle of people around a topic. Bringing together diverse perspectives into unscripted dialogues is now at the core of what we do at Connectle. It is these dialogues that broker the network connections.

Our members were craving virtual spaces to feel connected and inspired globally. Spaces that embrace digital and enable collaboration. Connectle Cons provide a more natural way to communicate and interact across the ethernet. Where a human algorithm filters dialogue and members feel more connected and empowered.

Connectle Con 2017 Numbers

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Connectle Con 2017 Timeline

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We kicked off with a pilot in May. This allowed us to test the technology and set up our editing  process.

 

 

97 REPLAYS

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Our first Connectle Con kicked off at the end of May. Ayelet was brave enough to be our first Host and kick off the conversation on Corporate Burnout. This was how the circle format was born.

 

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Working Out Loud in large organisations - a subject we were familiar with. We learned we wanted diverse perspectives.

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Back to the circle format and people from different backgrounds. We learned we needed to have a designated host. This was the first time we introduced listeners into the conversation - using a webinar format.

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Ayelet hosted our Beyond Yoga at Work conversation. We were more comfortable using the webinar format and questions and answers from listeners. 

 | ATTENDEES 16  | REPLAYS 66 |

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Perry led the Transforming HR conversation. We had a format that was working - with a circle of speakers from across the globe. 

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Susan led the Self-Organising teams conversation. We introduced speakers from the audience towards the end of the conversation. This is now part of the format. We also found a need to open a cafe at the end of the conversation, so audience members could mingle and continue the discussion. This is something that is being introduced in 2018.

 | ATTENDEES 62 | REPLAYS 361 |

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Connectle Con 2017 Speakers 🏆

And Thank You To You...

 

For joining The Conversations, Asking Questions, Giving Your Feedback And Participating In The Circles

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Moving Forward

 

What's next for Connectle in 2018?

 

In 2018 we will look to evolve into more of a cross-company external innovation lab. We will introduce Connectle series, locations and expand our cocreation circles. 

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Connectle Series

We have expanded the 2017 Connectle Cons into series of conversations for 2018

And added exciting new topics for 2018

As we scale the community, our Connectle Series will now be more self-organised. Each series will be curated by our network members, enabling multiple conversations to happen within the network and the community to cocreate the conversation within individual series circles.

 

Circles are not new to Connectle. Throughout 2016 and 2017, we have hosted a variety of open, private and secret circles. In our move towards a more self-organised network, we have now eliminated the time-intensive facilitated coaching circles and will focus on Check-in Circles for virtual coworking and Cocreation Circles to connect shared purpose. 

 
 
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Check-in Circle

Taking what we have learned from facilitated working out loud circles, virtual coworking sessions and the agile community; check-in circles provide a way for members to practice connected work in a virtual coworking cafe. With set check-in times, members are encouraged to drop-in to the Cafe and share their work.

Cocreation Circle

Cocreation circles connect people by shared purpose and desired outcomes. These private virtual spaces, use our learnings from our work with Communities of Practice and social action, to connect people and contributions across the ecosystem. 

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The Connectle ecosystem has been global and inclusive from day one. We embrace different cultures, accents and languages. We are proud that our members span the globe. 

 
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To cater better for our global members, we are introducing Connectle locations in 2018. These areas are available for members to speak in the language they are most comfortable with, to talk about locally related initiatives and to arrange physical meetups and catchups. 

Our 5 starter locations are: 

 
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We anticipate that more locations will be added as the community grows and as location hosts come forward to host location circles.

What could you do?

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Speak

As we scale up the conversations, we need more speakers. Speakers are professionals wanting to explore a particular topic within a series.

This is not a role reserved for experts and innovators. Our favourite speakers have been those willing to listen and those that share authentic stories.

Relearn the art of conversation. Learn from diverse perseptives. Connect with a series circle and get truly involved in the conversation. 
 

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Curate

As part of the 2018 series launch, we are introducing the role of curator into our network.

Curators produce/coproduce a series of Connectle Cons. They are responsible for concocting the chemistry of a conversation. Selecting the combinations of speakers, guiding the hosts and developing the narrative for the series.

Working within the series circles, curators are guardians of the circle charter, ensuring a drumbeat and inviting members into the conversation.

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Partner

Partners are a new role in the Connectle ecosystem. We aim to work with each partner organisation to form a mutually beneficial collaborative engagement.

Partners are encouraged to be creative in their contribution to the ecosystem. Not only do they provide much needed financial support, which allows the network to remain inclusive and free for our members, but they are encouraged to be actively collaborating and cocreating the conversations and outcomes they need to embed connected work in their own environments.