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networked knowledge creates value

Harold Jarche

As we enter the network era, the dominant technology is the internet and working knowledge is distributed through professional communities.

Why I Removed A Recent Post

Dan Pontefract

On March 9, 2017, I wrote and published a post that outlined various missteps, difficulties and issues that had recently taken over a particular American.

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Why I Will Never Use Uber Ever Again

Dan Pontefract

As early as 2014 I had heard the rumblings of male chauvinism at Uber headquarters. There were even whispers of misogyny.

The Future of the Gig Economy

John Hagel

The “gig economy” has become an ever-expanding meme, clocking over 500,000 citations on Google. It’s also become an interesting barometer of sentiment. Some people, especially techies, love the concept and can’t wait until the gig economy frees everyone from working as employees for large, bureaucratic organizations. So, what is the “gig economy”?

Top down implementation of social learning doesn’t work! (New article in the MWL Magazine)

Jane Hart

Now that social learning is a hot topic, many organizations are beginning to consider how they can implement or operationalize it. However, “social learning” is a very different type of learning from traditional training, because it is natural phenomenon (that takes place when people share and collaborate with one another) … Social learning

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The Modern Workplace Learning Professional Programme

Jane Hart

Learning Design Insights

Clark Quinn

I attended a recent Meetup of the Bay Area Learning Design & Technology, and it led to some insights. Are you doing good learning design? design

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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Rotman Management Magazine Interview

Dan Pontefract

I was recently interviewed by Rotman Management Magazine and the very talented Editor-in-Chief, Karen Christensen.

SAP's platform strategy doubles down on cloud, IoT, AI, and user experience

Dion Hinchcliffe

A series of strategic communications this month demonstrates that SAP is not just serious about cloud, but is betting the business that it can create the most contemporary, compelling, and capable enterprise cloud platform

What does it mean to transform workplace learning? (New article in the MWL Magazine)

Jane Hart

“Modern Workplace Learning therefore doesn’t just mean adding in new technology to old training practices, nor implementing a new learning platform but rather adopting a new, modern understanding of what it means to learn at work.

The change is here

Clark Quinn

For a number of years now (at least six ), I’ve been beating the drum about the need for organizations to be prepared to address change.

lucky 13

Harold Jarche

Today marks 13 years of blogging here, with 2,901 posts. However, it will always be a work in progress, like democracy. Communities

The Fourth Industrial Revolution - Risks and Benefits

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Dr. Schwab positions the 4IR within the historical context of three previous industrial revolutions. Let me summarize some recent such efforts.

SUNY Initiatives Supporting Online Learning Panel

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Live notes from the SUNY OpenCOTE Conterence, Syracuse, NY. The intent was follow up on a previously successful mentor-campus format.

Exploring Business Types and Business Models

John Hagel

OK, I’ve created some confusion. I’ve been writing a lot recently about business models, including here and here. But I’ve also written a lot about business types/roles, including a popular Harvard Business Review article almost 20 years ago. And, if there is a difference, what business models should each business type adopt? Tying it all together.

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Microdesign

Clark Quinn

Or, at least, conceptually unclear. And I think that’s a problem. And it’s not trivial. But it’s not learning. (In Think about it.

gaining insight through social and informal learning

Harold Jarche

Organizational performance improvement is comprised of reducing errors and increasing insights, according to Gary Klein. It interfered with insights.”

Machine Learning and Knowledge Discovery

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

After decades of promise and hype, artificial intelligence is finally achieving an inflection point of market success.

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?

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 paper? Is it a blogpost?

A ‘Field of Dreams’ Industry

Clark Quinn

In the movie, Field of Dreams, the character played by Kevin Costner is told “If you build it, they will come.” social strategy

mastery and models

Harold Jarche

Personal Knowledge Mastery. The five disciplines necessary for a learning organisation are: Personal Mastery. Mental Models. Shared Vision.

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The Growing Importance of Storytelling in the Business World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Communications have played a major role in my work over the past few decades. It’s a natural way of explaining what the new innovation is all about.

Book Review: The Neo-Generalist

Dan Pontefract

I’ve had several roles in multiple organizations over my career. All of them have been rewarding. When I look back I can distinguish one particular.

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

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.

gamers, artists, and citizens

Harold Jarche

Gamers. Learning is the new literacy. Personal computers are just one example. We buy new ones every few years. Operating systems change. I asked.

Automation and Employment in the 21st Century

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Ever since the advent of industrialization over 200 years ago, there’ve been periodic fears about the impact of technology-based automation on jobs.

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

What is the role of the LMS in the modern workplace?

Jane Hart

The 2017 Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends report says that “new tools are leaving behind the traditional LMS” What part will a LMS play in your organisational learning strategy in the next few years? Please take my Twitter (straw) poll, as I am writing a new article on the role … Social learning

Technology or preparation?

Clark Quinn

In listening to a recent presentation on the trends affecting the workplace and HR, there was mention about how organizations were using more cognitive technology, AI, etc. and this was changing jobs. There were two additional notes. First, these efforts aren’t (largely) leading to job losses, as these folks were being reskilled.

populism is the first refuge of a scoundrel

Harold Jarche

Why is populism so darned popular in many parts of the world today? Aaron Wherry , CBC 2017-02-26. Many of us want to be heard, but few of us listen.

Should the US Slowly Phase Out the $100 Bill?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

By December 30, people had to deposit their banned bills in bank accounts, or exchange them for the new bills the government was printing.