networked knowledge creates value
MARCH 20, 2017
As we enter the network era, the dominant technology is the internet and working knowledge is distributed through professional communities.
networked knowledge triad
MARCH 12, 2017
This is the thesis that Niels Pflaeging puts forth in Organizational Physics. Formal Structure – Hierarchy – Compliance Leadership.
gaining insight through social and informal learning
MARCH 5, 2017
Organizational performance improvement is comprised of reducing errors and increasing insights, according to Gary Klein. It interfered with insights.”
beta conversation 2017-03-01
FEBRUARY 22, 2017
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.
gamers, artists, and citizens
MARCH 4, 2017
Gamers. Learning is the new literacy. Personal computers are just one example. We buy new ones every few years. Operating systems change. I asked.
learn like a gamer
FEBRUARY 14, 2016
Learning is the new literacy. Personal computers are just one example. We buy new ones every few years. Operating systems change. What are they?”
SEPTEMBER 13, 2016
Finally, the very definition of conservatism entails conserving something. This is not an urgent priority for someone who sees reality as improving.
beta conversation 2016-11-22
NOVEMBER 13, 2016
I will be hosting the next Working in Perpetual Beta webinar on Tuesday, 22 November at 16:00 GMT/UTC (08:00 Pacific, 11:00 Eastern, 17:00 CET).
working to learn
DECEMBER 12, 2016
This is an extract from Learning to work and working to learn by Ronald Barnett, published in 1999. It is even more relevant seventeen years later.
innovation in perpetual beta
JANUARY 1, 2017
We seek, sense, and share knowledge in different social circumstances, sometimes with strangers and other times with close and trusted colleagues.
a new business ideology
OCTOBER 25, 2016
“Ideas lead technology. Technology leads organizations. Organizations lead institutions. There is now a need for a new business ideology. Transparency.
FEBRUARY 9, 2016
The key to developing expertise is deliberate practice. Practice & Development of Expertise: Part 1 – Part 2 – Part 3.
implementing network learning
AUGUST 10, 2016
In the network era , developing the skills of a master artisan in every field of work will be critical for success. Experience. Ideas. Opinions. Value.
social media: an unrealized opportunity
JANUARY 26, 2016
“The difference between a community and a network is that you belong to a community, but a network belongs to you. You feel in control.
the learning loop
JANUARY 9, 2017
John Boyd’s OODA loop (Observe, Orient, Decide, Act) was developed as a framework to help pilots make better decisions in battle.
only humans need apply – review
FEBRUARY 9, 2017
In Only Humans Need Apply , the authors identify five ways that people can adapt to automation and intelligent machines. Books Work
countering fascist thinking
NOVEMBER 20, 2016
Jason Kottke reviewed an article by the philosopher Umberto Eco and summarized it as 14 features of eternal fascism. Read more » Democracy
working in perpetual beta
OCTOBER 2, 2016
Working in Perpetual Beta is the latest volume in the perpetual beta series. This is not a recipe book. It is not based on best practices. Wirearchy.
social learning for complex work
MARCH 20, 2016
“Carnegie Mellon’s Robert E. 1997: 15-20%. 2006: 8-10% estimated. What you find when you look something up is probably current.
tensions of modern learning
JUNE 30, 2016
Clark Quinn , my Internet Time Alliance colleague, has presented a quick view of old and new ways to address organizational learning engineering.
DECEMBER 3, 2015
Critical thinking can be looked at as four main activities: Observing and studying our fields. Participating in professional communities.
taking back our society
NOVEMBER 30, 2016
The greater. Read more » Communities Work
automation is coming to a job near you
DECEMBER 21, 2015
Just as farmhands were replaced by machines 100 years ago, so too will knowledge workers be replaced by networked computers in the next few decades.
enabling self-governing teams
OCTOBER 18, 2016
No matter which leaders are chosen, the systems themselves are failing.” ” – Yaneer Bar-Yam. Perhaps monitory democracy is an answer.
the problem is to know what questions to ask
OCTOBER 9, 2016
What will become of them? What do you mean you have no idea? That’s your job! Almost everything is changing, except human behaviour.
complexity and social learning
APRIL 11, 2016
As we transition from a market to a network economy, complexity will increase due to our hyper-connectedness.
cooperation makes us human
APRIL 21, 2015
Automation of procedural work is accelerating. At the same time, access to real-time data is making individuals more powerful, and managers obsolete.
network leadership = adapting to perpetual beta
AUGUST 19, 2015
Even five years ago it was not the norm to work at a distance. Employers wanted to keep workers on-site when it made no sense. A new culture emerges.
beta conversation 2016-12-14
NOVEMBER 23, 2016
The subject will be connected leadership, Read more » Beta Conversations
human networks connect through empathy
JULY 4, 2016
We are only as good as our networks. Our decisions reflect the diversity of our networks. How do we understand the complexity of social networks?
the core competency for network era work
JANUARY 10, 2016
I developed the personal knowledge mastery ( PKM ) framework of Seek > Sense > Share from a need to stay current as a working professional.
designing the emergent organization
DECEMBER 6, 2016
Read more » Communities ConnectedEnterprise Wirearchy
strategic transformation of workplace learning
MARCH 7, 2016
Strategic transformation is more than changing what you work on. “Strategic Transformation. ” – Jane Hart. 20%: Exposure.
a note to business ‘leaders’
MAY 31, 2016
Would you still be a leader if you lost your positional authority? How would you know? It’s the sum of many small interactions. Leadership
connecting cooperation and collaboration
JANUARY 18, 2016
reliance on others to do the work. we all contribute our own work. This shows the underlying problem with collaboration. Image: Amy Burvall.
learning in the network era
DECEMBER 29, 2015
This week I am reviewing my posts from 2015 and putting some of the core ideas together. Remember that great teacher who inspired you? enough training.
leadership is learning
OCTOBER 1, 2015
In an era of ubiquitous connectivity, leadership at all levels and all sectors must be about promoting learning. Consider the case of young children.
APRIL 13, 2016
I have been thinking about storytelling lately as a lot of people are talking about it as essential for business, leadership, and whatever ails you.
imagining open collaboration
AUGUST 31, 2016
At work and in school we are pretty good at creating documentation to share explicit knowledge. It means learning and working at the same time.
the future of human work
MARCH 14, 2016
People can never be better at computing than computers. We cannot become more efficient than machines. Accidents will diminish with self-driving cars.