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.
SEPTEMBER 7, 2016
A neo-generalist is somewhere between a polymath and a hyperspecialist. If you just read all the books they mention, you would be much the wiser.
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).
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.
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.
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. How do gamers learn?
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.
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. As a student of history, I doubt these claims.
FEBRUARY 9, 2016
The key to developing expertise is deliberate practice. Practice & Development of Expertise: Part 1 – Part 2 – Part 3.
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.
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.
beta conversation 2016-12-14
NOVEMBER 23, 2016
The subject will be connected leadership, Read more » Beta Conversations
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.
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.
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.
taking back our society
NOVEMBER 30, 2016
The greater. Read more » Communities Work
DECEMBER 3, 2015
Critical thinking can be looked at as four main activities: Observing and studying our fields. Participating in professional communities.
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.
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.
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?
designing the emergent organization
DECEMBER 6, 2016
Read more » Communities ConnectedEnterprise Wirearchy
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.
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
our post-truth moment
NOVEMBER 18, 2016
This is the post-truth. Read more » PKMastery SocialLearning
AUGUST 23, 2016
Some people seem to be naturally curious. Others work at it, while some just lack interest in learning. You can notice this when traveling.
strategic transformation of workplace learning
MARCH 7, 2016
Strategic transformation is more than changing what you work on. “Strategic Transformation. ” – Jane Hart. 20%: Exposure.
we are the experts
AUGUST 25, 2016
If work is learning, and learning is the work, why do we need experts responsible for managing it? Do we need learning experts in the network era?
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. ” — Charles H.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
principles and models for the network era
JULY 20, 2016
The End of the Market Era. But the age of oil is ending, and markets are being replaced by networks as the dominant organizing model.
MARCH 27, 2016
“Machines that learn (limited AGI) will obsolete ‘jobs’ FASTER than entrepreneurs can make them and people can retrain to fill them.”
democracy at work
MARCH 15, 2015
“ It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried. ” – Winston Churchill. Related.
you are only as good as your network
OCTOBER 29, 2015
I’ve worked as an organizational learning & performance consultant since 1998. In the end, I realized I was only as good as my network.
from knowledge worker to master artisan
JULY 10, 2016
A Foundation for Modern Work. This approach has been used in several organizations. Machines can analyze but only humans can feel. PKMastery