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Managing in Complexity

Harold Jarche

As our markets and technologies get more complex, we need new models to get work done. Complex problems cannot be solved alone.

Network thinking

Harold Jarche

Network thinking can fundamentally change our view of hierarchical relationships. complexity NetworkedLearning Work” 5.

Re-wiring for the Complex Workplace

Harold Jarche

Complexity is the new normal. Almost every person is connected to worldwide communication networks. Re-wiring for complexity.

Networked Professional Development

Harold Jarche

But network thinking can fundamentally change our view of hierarchical relationships. For the first time, they saw it mapped as a network.

Social Learning, Complexity and the Enterprise

Harold Jarche

Our relationship with knowledge is changing as our work becomes more intangible and complex. Learning really spreads through social networks.

The Science of Complex Systems

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

When I look back over my long, relatively eclectic career, complex systems have been a common theme in all the activities I’ve been involved in.  It started in the 1960s, when I was an undergraduate and graduate student at the University of Chicago majoring in physics, - the study of complex natural systems.  Let me explain. Amazing. 

Network Learning: Working Smarter

Harold Jarche

We need to re-think workplace learning for a networked society. Social learning is about getting things done in networks. EverNote).

The role of informal social networks in building organizational creativity and innovation

Ross Dawson

However this is often difficult in large, complex organizations. Use social network analysis to uncover creative leadership.

Embracing complexity at work

Harold Jarche

Training is of little use in developing the necessary emergent practices for dealing with complex problems in our work environment.

Beyond Assessment ? Recognizing Achievement in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This talk is basically what he said, except he said it in the French way with complex theories, while I''m going to give it in the prickly, analytical, English kind of Canadian, dry presentation. language is something much more dynamic, much more behavioral and complex ?? The complexities matter." It''s a complex, messy ??

adapting to perpetual beta

Harold Jarche

There are only business strategies that understand networks. Cooperative and distributed work is becoming the norm in the network era.

Visualization for Understanding

Harold Jarche

Visualization can be a very powerful tool in sharing complex knowledge. Value Network Analysis (example) by Patti Anklam.

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KONY, Networked Nonprofits, and Transparency

Beth Kanter

There is more analysis of the problems over simplification like this cogent analysis from Ethan Zuckerman. Movement Building

intangible value

Harold Jarche

It was her work on value network analysis [PDF] that particularly influenced my thinking. Image: Value Network Analysis by Patti Anklam.

Networks, Neighbourhoods and Communities: A Reflection

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The likelihood of mobilization depends more on the quality of the two-person tie than on the nature of the larger network.

Networked learning in a changing world

Harold Jarche

Baker’s Dozen: Principles of Value Networks | by @vernaallee. The true shape and nature of collaboration is not the social network – it is the value network. Value networks are purposeful groups of people who come together in designated roles to take action or produce an outcome.

Organizations and Complexity

Harold Jarche

Tweet I’ve discussed this table before, but I’d like to put it all the links together to highlight what we need to do with our organizations and structures to deal with complexity. Complexity. Value Networks. How we can support emergent practices in the increasingly complex enterprise: COMPLEXITY.

Becoming a Data-Driven Business: Challenges and Opportunities

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It’s very hard to anticipate the consequences of disruptive innovations. The dot-com era was famous for its many innovations, but also for its hype.

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Three Principles for Net Work

Harold Jarche

The nature of work is changing in our increasingly networked economy. Today’s complex work is tomorrow’s merely complicated or even simple work.

Mapping quality with VNA

Harold Jarche

One main message that came through early in the workshop is that you cannot manage a network. Books complexity Performance Improvement

The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2016

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Artificial Intelligence Complex Systems Economic Issues Innovation Smart Systems Technology and StrategyArtificial Intelligence. The Blockchain.

The Evolution of the Internet of Very Smart Things

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Cisco calls it fog computing , an allusion to what happens to clouds as they get closer to the ground.  . The cost of connectivity.  Not future-proof. 

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Confused or Strong Beliefs?

Harold Jarche

Complex, as defined by Cynefyn is a state in which the relationship between cause and effect can only be perceived in retrospect, but not in advance.

Is management on the table?

Harold Jarche

This can be the false presumption of many a performance analysis. Thinking in terms of networks moves us beyond linear thinking.

Growing Up in a Complex World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The primary challenge emerging out of the CEO conversations was complexity - the fact that CEOs now operate in a world that is substantially more volatile, uncertain and complex.  They grew up in a complex world.  This generation of students doesn’t need to be told what a network is. 

I come not to bury training, only to put it in its place

Harold Jarche

Admittedly trickier is demonstrating where objectives come from, establishing that valuable link between the tasking, analysis, goals, and objectives.

The President’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Commission is composed of twelve individuals from the world of business, technology and academia. Today, money is mostly intangible.

Why People and Companies Die While Cities Keep Growing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Most surprisingly, their analysis led to a result that no one had predicted.  In the 1990s, his attention first turned to biology. Amazing. 

Anticipating the Future of the IT Industry

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

How can we best anticipate the future of a complex, fast changing industry like IT? Data Analysis → Data Science, Cognitive, AI.

The Economic Potential of The Internet of Things

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Like many technological advances, the Internet of Things (IoT) has been long in coming.  Settings -based Economic Value . Enablers and Barriers.

Variety and diversity

Harold Jarche

The unit of analysis is now communication and emergence, not entities. Communities complexity SocialLearning Wirearchy


Harold Jarche

In learning theory we now have Connectivism - the integration of principles explored by chaos, network, and complexity and self-organization theories.

Enabling Innovation – Book

Harold Jarche

The classic project management alone is less and less able to manage complex, uncertain, knowledge-based processes. Books complexity Work

It’s not complicated, you see

Harold Jarche

Understanding the difference between complication and complexity is extremely important in today’s workplace. Their solution was simple.

The Rise of the Chief Digital Officer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

There is perhaps an implicit assumption in my analysis that you can continue to be a company’s overall CIO while focusing primarily on managing its IT infrastructure and computer systems, something that I increasingly believe is not the case.  . Thirdly, they are turning digitization into new revenue streams.  IT is now everywhere. 

The Emergence of Cognitive Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This will happen as we look to analyze and extract meaningful information from unstructured data, people-based social networks and Internet-of-Things applications.  then it could move on to help people make better decisions when faced with highly complex problems whose very meaning is not clear and precise. The work is underway.

Social business on the edge of the chasm

Harold Jarche

Social business is about a shift in how we do work, moving from hierarchies to networks. Complex work is not linear. E2.0).

Social Networking: The Benefits Outweigh the Constraints

Nigel Paine

If you sit in the average conference room with, say 40, executives from both the public and private sector and enthuse them about the power, speed and, indeed, empowerment of social networking, you have all the heads nodding in seconds. Show me a docks complex anywhere in the world now without containers. Let me explain. Microsoft?s

195 posts about MOOCs

Jay Cross

2b2k] MOOCs as networks. MOOC on complexity JAY CROSS | WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2013. MOOC on complexity. Page 1 of 2. 228 Tweets.

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Principles for Managing Strategy and Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These principles are based on a detail analysis of how the better performing companies put these ideas into practice time after time.  In addition, Cusumano has selected only those principles that have also been subjected to rigorous empirical and theoretical scrutiny by academic researchers in a variety of disciplines.