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beta conversation 2017-03-01

Harold Jarche

I will be hosting the next Beta Conversation on Wednesday, March 1st at 16:00 GMT/UTC (08:00 Pacific, 11:00 Eastern, 17:00 CET). Open discussion.

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Another model for support

Clark Quinn

I was thinking about today’s post , wherein I was talking about a couple of packages that  might help organizations move forward. I was reflecting back on some previous posts about engagement models, and was reminded of a more recent one. And I realized this has played out in a couple of ways. For each, my role was to lead the design.

immunize for complexity

Harold Jarche

Have you heard the term VUCA ? Volatility. Uncertainty. Complexity. Ambiguity. Velocity. Agility. Creativity. Innovation. Network. Experimentation.

The Future of the Globally Integrated Enterprise

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Global competition forced companies to become more agile and efficient by unbundling functions and re-engineering processes.  .

On Being Human

Dan Pontefract

“If you want to know what being Canadian is, it’s being part of the human race, allowing yourself to be vulnerable.” ” ~Gord Downie Of everything. humanism personal Gord Downie

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New Research and a Welcome Surprise from Foundation CEOs

Beth Kanter

New Research and a Welcome Surprise from Foundation CEOs. By Lindsay Austin Louie. So, what answers did foundation CEOs give?

Diagram!

Clark Quinn

And yet it doesn’t feel like diagramming gets enough respect.  So I want to make a case for the diagram. Language is good. The post Diagram!

5 factors driving Modern Workplace Learning (new article in the MWL Magazine)

Jane Hart

only humans need apply – review

Harold Jarche

In Only Humans Need Apply , the authors identify five ways that people can adapt to automation and intelligent machines. Books Work

The Emerging, Unpredictable Age of AI

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

There’s a broad consensus that AI will have a major impact on jobs and the very nature of work, but it’s much less clear what that impact will be.

The Social Priming Studies in “Thinking Fast and Slow” are not very replicable

Mind Hacks

In that book, published in 2011, Kahneman writes “disbelief is not an option” about these results. Is it a blogpost? Who knows?!).

Tackling the tough stuff

Clark Quinn

And it’s not unconscious, but instead principled, even if it arises somewhat implicitly. Certainly for innovation and creative work.

The tyranny of the explicit

Dave Snowden

It is a particular manifestation of the engineering metaphor of the last few decades. They had all claimed a taxi fare for a training course. Polemic

Beyond Training – The importance of Workwide Learning (New article in the Modern Workplace Learning Magazine)

Jane Hart

My new article in the MWL Magazine is here: Beyond Training – The importance of workwide learning “There is a lot of talk about lifelong learning – but most of it focuses on lifelong education – that is continuously taking courses throughout your life … but lifelong education is only … Social learning

Sex differences in brain size

Mind Hacks

Next time someone asks you “Are men and women’s brains different?”, But is this difference in brain volume a lot? gender

Diagramming

Clark Quinn

So yesterday I talked about the value of diagrams , but I thought I’d add a bit about the process of actually  creating  diagrams.

We Are Not Agreed

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

A few days ago University Ventures authored a piece in response to a post from the New America Foundation comparing Republicans who defend for-profit colleges to climate change deniers. The unattributed University Ventures article argues "this piece re-fights yesterday’s war. Bipartisanship is of course a U.S. phenomenon. Nonsense. In the U.S.,

one person at a time

Harold Jarche

Are networks the new companies ? Can our markets shift from capitalism to cooperativism ? Can our institutions become networks? In real time.

One Simple Tip To Shift Your Nonprofit’s Workplace Culture from Outrage to Well Being

Beth Kanter

We’ve just finished two weeks on the road of book events for my new book,   Happy Healthy Nonprofit , co-authored with Aliza Sherman.

How to overcome bias

Mind Hacks

How do you persuade somebody of the facts? Asking them to be fair, impartial and unbiased is not enough. To explain why, psychologist Tom Stafford analyses a classic scientific study. One of the tricks our mind plays is to highlight evidence which confirms what we already believe. This matters when we want to make better decisions. Reasoning

Support for moving forward

Clark Quinn

I have to admit I’ve been a bit surprised to see that movements towards improving elearning and learning strategy  haven’t had more impact. On the learning design side, e.g. the Serious eLearning Manifesto  and our Future of Work  project, it still seems there’s a focus on content presentation. And my question is: “why not?”

Company training/e-learning is the least valued way of learning at work: what does this mean for L&D? (New article in the MWL Magazine)

Jane Hart

New article in the Modern Workplace Learning Magazine: Company training/e-learning is the least valued way of learning at work: what does this mean for L&D? In today’s article I look at the results of my 5-year Learning in the Workplace survey and consider what this means for L&D departments. I … Social learning

a collective networked perspective

Harold Jarche

A network society needs networked models for organizing and for learning. We could all be bounced back into the 19th century.”

Book Review: Joan Garry’s Guide to Nonprofit Leadership

Beth Kanter

You will notice that there is a trash can on the cover of her book with the tagline, “Because Nonprofits Are Messy.” Books

Why women don’t report sexual harassment

Mind Hacks

Julie A. The three sexually harassing questions were (1) Do you have a boyfriend? (2) Do people find you desirable? 2001). gender Other People

Meta-Learning Tools?

Clark Quinn

I wrote an article for Jane Hart’s Modern Workplace Learning magazine, triggered by my thought that in her tools survey, I didn’t see a lot about a certain set of reflection (c.f. last weeks posts on diagramming) and experimentation tools: meta-learning tools. And Jane commented to me that she knew of one, and I was reminded of more.

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The Modern Professional Learner’s Toolkit (New article in the MWL Magazine)

Jane Hart

My new article in the Modern Workplace Learning Magazine: The Modern Professional Learner’s Toolkit. Social learning

the arts in perpetual beta

Harold Jarche

Next month I will be facilitating a workshop at The Arts in a Digital World Summit , hosted in Montreal by the Canada Council for the Arts.

Do You Really? ?Need a Nonprofit Mentor?

Beth Kanter

Do You Really Need a Nonprofit Mentor? Guest Post by John Haydon. They get stuff done. And they make a bigger impact. But do you really need a mentor?

Why women don’t report sexual harassment

Mind Hacks

Julie A. The three sexually harassing questions were (1) Do you have a boyfriend? (2) Do people find you desirable? 2001). gender Other People

Story of the Week: Telecommuting Keeps Growing

Nine Shift

It is the silent revolution in society. No one is supposed to talk about telecommuting still growing. Americans are working MORE from home.

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Experimentation and Reflection (new article in the Modern Workplace Learning magazine)

Jane Hart

New article by Clark Quinn “in my mind learning is action and reflection, with two nuances. Social learning

friday’s finds #292

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. call these Friday’s Finds. Simone Weil.

A Simple Tip for A Good Night’s Sleep: Use An Alarm Clock

Beth Kanter

Many of us fall into this trap because use our mobile phones as an alarm clock. Charge elsewhere and wake up recharged.” Happy Healthy Nonprofi