Six Skills Global Dialogue - Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the Six Skills Dialogue about?

The idea of the Six Skills Global Dialogue is to tap into the wisdom of the crowd to deepen our understanding of how social media is transforming the texture of organizations and the practice of leadership. For this purpose, we have custom designed a "social blog" platform which we hope will drive a dynamic dialogue between academia, business, and consulting.

2. What are the "Six Skills"?

The "Six Skills" refer to a six-dimensional capability framework that describes the key elements of Organizational Social Media Literacy (OSML). You will find more details about the framework here.

3. Who is behind this initiative?

The Six Skills Global Dialogue is a project of the Center for the Future of Organization at the Drucker School of Management at Claremont Graduate University. It is led by Roland Deiser and Sylvain Newton – the team that jointly developed the "Six Skills Framework".

4. How can I participate?

You can participate by submitting a contribution or a comment. To participate you need to create an account on the site.
To send us a contribution, please by click on the "Submit a Contribution" button which you will find on the site’s home page as well as in the side bar of the starting page of each dimension. If you have not already signed up for an account, you will be prompted to do so.
To comment on an existing contribution by clicking on the "Add Comment" button below each contribution. If you have not already signed up, you will be prompted to do so.

5. Why do you require people to sign up if they want to participate?

We want to assure a high-quality dialogue and let participants know who is behind contributions and comments. We may block people who consistently violate the spirit of the project through spamming, self-promotion, or inappropriate content.
In addition, the Six Skills Global Dialogue is designed as a "social blog" that allows everybody who has an account to follow each other and create a personal archive of stuff they like.
Once you have signed-up, you will receive regular updates about new content posted on the site by members of the crowd. Note that you can always unsubscribe if you chose to stop following the project.

6. What kind of content are you looking for?

We are looking for contributions and comments that advance conceptual and practical insights about how to best capitalize on the power of social media in organizational contexts. We welcome both academic and practical perspectives and strive for linking the two worlds. You are always welcome to contact us in case you would like to discuss an idea for a contribution.

7. What is the difference between a comment and a contribution?

A contribution is a developed set of ideas (typically 300-1200 words) that explore a previously submitted idea in more depth or start a whole new direction of dialogue. A comment is a brief remark (typically 50—200 words) related to a contribution or to another comment, therefore building the thread of a discussion.

8. Who can submit comments or contributions?

The project is open to everybody who has an interest in the subject and wants to join the dialogue. You are only required to register with your real name.

9. Why do I not immediately see my comments or contributions?

To avoid spam and to assure the quality of the dialogue we review all contributions and comments before they get published on the site, and we may edit them for length and clarity.
Approved posts appear on our site usually within 24 hours. You will receive an email notification confirming publication.

10. Do I have to register to follow the dialogue?

No. If you just want to read the content of the site, you don’t need to register. Registration is only required if you would like to

  • Participate in the discussion by providing comments or contributions
  • Receive a newsletter with regular updates about the progress of the project.
  • Get invited to think tanks and conferences that relate to the project.
  • Follow certain contributors and/or commenters
  • Create an archive of content that is of particular interest to you.

We highly recommend you register so you can enjoy the full potential of this project. Please note that registration is free, and you can opt out any time if you want to stop receiving newsletters and updates.

11. Can I make changes to or delete a comment I have already posted?

No. In the interest of making discussions easy to follow, comments that you post are permanent after they are approved. If you wish to add additional information, create a new comment in the thread underneath your original comment.
If you feel really strong about deleting or changing a comment, please contact the sixskills team.

12. How can I know if someone responds to one of my contributions or comments?

You will be emailed any time a comment is posted under your comment or contribution.

13. Can I follow a specific discussion thread or specific dimension?

You can choose to follow specific posts, but not specific dimensions.

14. If I forgot my password, what do I need to do?

From the login page, simply click "Request New Password" and an email will be sent to you with instructions on how to reset your password.

15. Who can I contact if I have questions about the project?

Please contact the sixskills team – we will try to get back to you within 24 hours