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The Puzzling Technology Adoption Discrepancy Between Individuals and Institutions

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This discrepancy in technology adoption has been observed for the past few years.  These three indices are highly interrelated. 

What is your organization’s “One Metric That Matters”?

Beth Kanter

When you know what the right question is, you’ll know what metric to track in order to answer that question. David E.K. That’s the OMTM.

Did Zappos Just Ruin Their Culture Or Is It A Brilliant Org Redesign?

Dan Pontefract

In a word, it’s all about “ culture.” Culture can grow in other ways, too. Not too shabby. It’s called Zappos.

The (Uneven) Digitization of the US Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Digital technologies are all around us, - increasingly ubiquitous and commoditized.   But, are they a major source of competitive differentiation ? 

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The Startup Version of the Wealth Gap

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Maney’s article is based on Time To Market Cap: The New Metric that Matters , a recent study by Play Bigger Advisors which he also co-authored. 

Diversity, complexity, chaos and working smarter

Harold Jarche

“ The only metric that matters is engaging passion &# ~ @jhagel via @panklam. The only metric that matters is engaging passion.

Innovation in Higher Education

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But we should no longer force those institutions that are focused on teaching and learning to compete on the same metrics and play by the same rules.  Complex Systems Diversity Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Services Innovation Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

Should Employees Be Incented to Use Social Technologies?

Dan Pontefract

One of the key leadership qualities that should be demonstrated by leaders in 2011 and beyond is collaboration. Yes – We Should Incent Employees.

Two-Speed IT Architectures

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Product managers’ performance should be evaluated using business metrics that they can influence directly.”. Don’t be afraid to fail.

Is Instagram Useful for Nonprofit Marketing?

Beth Kanter

Instagram, the mobile photography app, has been getting a lot of attention lately. Is your nonprofit experimenting with Instagram?

Innovation in an Age of Austerity

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This should create many new opportunities for innovation in the social sciences and the humanities.  A similar point was made later in the day by Mary Walshok , who gave a talk on Unraveling the Cultural and Social dynamics of Regional Innovation Systems.  And, how do you best predict the future impact of disruptive, new ideas?  Louis $.9

My top 10 favourite resources from February

Jane Hart

“Just gaining widespread adoption — getting people to use the technology — can present a major hurdle. They happen below the surface.

Dear C-Suite: We Don’t Do Training Anymore

Dan Pontefract

The combination of social and informal learning alongside new collaborative technologies has created a sharing culture at ING Direct.

The Networked NGO in Pakistan

Beth Kanter

Social media can be filled with  metrics to track results. Day 2: Certificates Awarded To Senior Staff Attendees. Program Design. Discuss here.

The Disruption Debate - What's Missing?

John Hagel

Some of the commentators may be right: perhaps this article is better read as the most recent manifestation of the cultural conflict between the humanities-driven East and the technology-driven West. I admit that I’m mystified by Jill Lepore’s article in the New Yorker attacking Clayton Christensen and his theory of disruptive innovation.

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What is stopping companies from measuring learning: Skillsets, datasets, toolsets or mindsets?

Dawn of Learning

Accordingly, many business leaders adopt a perspective that places L&D expenses alongside product development, for example. Datasets.

Decisions, decisions. Business decisions.

Jay Cross

Jay Cross examines decision making on learning at work, and gives the lie to some myths about the use of business metrics. Knowledge Workers.

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Embracing Disruptive Innovations: Organizational Challenges

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It gave us both a marketplace-based mission and a new ground for our own behaviors and operating practices - in other words, culture

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Community 2.0

John Hagel

What are relevant operational metrics? Blurring of boundaries These metrics will become more tightly integrated for virtual communities.

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The Citi-Imperial Digital Money Readiness Index

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

What factors affect the adoption of digital money around world, and how do they vary across different countries and regions?  .   Why Bother?

Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

The metrics of our scale are the organization’s core objectives: Reducing time-to-performance. Create a supportive organizational culture.

BlueIQ at IBM Finally Goes External!

Luis Suarez

“Innovation never stops, and culture change takes time. You are not reaching an end line with social business adoption. 8rAYW.

Not Your Father’s ROI

Jay Cross

In an environment of continuous flow and interaction, there’s a need to consider an emerging metric: return on investment in interaction (ROII).

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A Conversation with Jason Kunesh: And You Think Your Projects Are Politically Charged!

Adaptive Path

That was definitely not part of the culture that we were working within, so there was a lot of tension there. Tracey Varnell : So Jason Kunesh!

A Conversation with Jason Kunesh: And You Think Your Projects Are Politically Charged!

Adaptive Path

That was definitely not part of the culture that we were working within, so there was a lot of tension there. JK : There definitely was one part of it that was just anecdotal or sort of qualitative—for example, were we actually seeing the signs in field offices of the technology being adopted? Tracey Varnell : So Jason Kunesh!

Places and People that Use The No Asshole Rule

Bob Sutton

  A reporter asked me a couple years back, “ The No Asshole Rule is fun to talk about, but does anyone ever actually use it?”  Miller said.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: The Power of Power Laws

John Hagel

But it is not just social scientists who fall prey to this temptation to adopt a Gaussian view of the world. Dont Count On It. And how you look.

Newspapers, Paywalls, and Core Users ? Clay Shirky

Clay Shirky

Finally, and most recently, were a pair of announcements last month: The Chicago Sun-Times was adopting a new threshold charge , and the Minneapolis Star-Tribune said that their existing one was also working well. ” not just as an economic assertion, but as a cultural one. And the end of that fantasy is a big deal, culturally.

The Big Shift: from Scalable Efficiency to Scalable Learning

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

And, all these changes are being ultimately driven by the fast adoption rate of digital infrastructures, which is two to five times faster than previous infrastructures like the electric grids and telephone networks. The last two people metrics concern talent.  The topple rate and competitive intensity has more than doubled since 1965. 

Social Media Planning and Evaluation for NGOs | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

These are examples of  using quantitative metrics. Because context is so important, it’s hard to generalise about metrics. Thanks!

Meeting the Geeks of Arabia at N2Vlabs Talks in Amman, Jordan

Beth Kanter

Rami Al-Karmi, N2V Lab. What Happens at n2vlabs. View more presentations from Rami Al-Karmi. Mohammad L. Azzam with Bill Gates.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Wasting Talent

John Hagel

As the title suggests, he proposes that executives focus on “profit per employee” as a key metric of performance, observing that.

The Power of Pull

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

To help them make sense of their various findings, the Deloitte research team came up with 25 different metrics which taken together helped them understand the rate and magnitude of the long-term changes they kept uncovering.  Their research uncovered a number of major, somewhat paradoxical findings.  But, the push economy is fading fast. 

Quick Wins

Tony Karrer

Here's the gist of his thinking: As I become more and more convinced that implementing next-gen/Web 2.0 is soooo much less about technology than about culture (Duh Mark, I know). That strategy is the long pole in the tent - it is the metric that we can measure our actions against. And I think it's easy to underestimate that impact.

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Quick Wins

Clark Quinn

Here's the gist of his thinking: As I become more and more convinced that implementing next-gen/Web 2.0 is soooo much less about technology than about culture (Duh Mark, I know). That strategy is the long pole in the tent - it is the metric that we can measure our actions against. And I think it's easy to underestimate that impact.

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Why do we care about some things and not others? | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

It’s not rocket science, but we do, unfortunately, deal with a culture where winning is #1 in front of everything else. Dan Pink. Contact.

Web 2.0 and Change Present Challenges to Many Learning Executives

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

When organizations adopt new technologies, all of a sudden, things don’t cost as much. LXB: What are the real and useful metrics today?

Come Together

Jay Cross

This is not atypical when companies adopt new technologies. Come Together, Right Now. Jay Cross. The world moved at a slower pace. The problem?

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Communities and Networks Connection Hotlists

Nancy White

Twitter: Measuring clickthrus Social Media Metrics - Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy , March 16, 2009. And I find THAT interesting.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Onshore Manufacturing

John Hagel

But this means they must adopt the management practices and strategies that companies in offshore locations are pursuing. Dont Count On It.