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Companies and Movements

John Hagel

Movements and companies – what’s the intersection between these two? Sure, there are movements against companies – we all can name dozens of boycotts against specific companies for a variety of reasons, ranging from unfair labor practices to the politics of the countries they’re from. public companies since 1965). 

networks are the new companies

Harold Jarche

This is a necessity in an economy where the average company lifespan continues to decrease. That tosses Ronald Coase’s work out the window.

The connected company

Dave Gray

Do you know what the average life expectancy for a company is? Why is the life expectancy of a company so low? And why is it dropping?

Connecting Companies and Markets

Harold Jarche

Companies therefore need to push work beyond daily practice and out to communities and networks. In such a work environment, trust emerges.

Networked individuals trump organizations

Harold Jarche

As hyperlinks subvert hierarchy , so does work fragmentation subvert organizations. Stowe Boyd. – Ross Dawson.

The Human-Centered Organization

Clark Quinn

While I want L&D to lead the way (as those are the folks I know), it’s really about leading the way to an organization that’s aligned with  us , with people. The point being, as we reorganize work to tap into the best of us, we’re creating organizations that are humane in a very specific, and hopefully deep, sense.

Organize for Complexity

Harold Jarche

” Well I think Niels has answered much of that question himself, in his recent book Organize for Complexity.

Should Companies Allow Facebook at Work?

Dan Pontefract

To anyone that is contemplating a ban on Facebook or any other social media site inside your organization’s firewall. The point? Wake up.

Why People and Companies Die While Cities Keep Growing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Furthermore, the bigger the organism, the longer it lives, and the longer it takes to grow and mature, all predicted by the same sublinear power law. 

The Rise of the T-Shaped Organization

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The growing demand for T-shaped skills points to the rise of the  T-shaped organization.  Brown offers a very good answer to these questions. 

self-organization and self-reflection

Harold Jarche

That is when it dawned on us that here was the self-organizing plural sector in action. call these Friday’s Finds. So how do we do that?

The Coherent Organization

Jay Cross

This post continues an ongoing conversation about The Coherent Organization. The article describes The Coherent Organization , the Internet Time Alliance ‘s shorthand for a company where individuals are aligned with the organizational mission and information flows from outside in and back again in ways that accelerate work.

It’s not a company. It’s an idea.

Adaptive Path

What emerged was an intoxicating notion: Adaptive Path wasn’t just a company; it was an idea. What is it? It’s much more than site.

organizations are people

Harold Jarche

” 8 Symptoms Of Organizations On The Cusp Of Change by @MarkRaheja. call these Friday’s Finds. That is entirely up to us. Friday's Finds

Disruptive Innovations and Large Companies

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few weeks ago I gave a seminar at an executive management class for a large, global company.  Given my long career at IBM, as well as my more recent involvement with Citi, it is not surprising that I am particularly interested in entrepreneurship and innovation in large companies.  It is different with large companies

The importance of entrepreneurial organizations: lessons from global comparisons of company age

Ross Dawson

Last week I ran a workshop for the global leadership of the growth companies division of a major professional services firm.

Liberate Your Company Through Employee Engagement

Luis Suarez

And most importantly, what can we do to liberate every company from them? . that would be the one on Employee Engagement. huge one , actually !

The new shape of organizations?

Clark Quinn

As I read more about how to create organizations that are resilient and adaptable, there’s an interesting emergent characteristic. While I haven’t had a chance to think about it at scale, like how it would manifest in a large organization, it certainly bears some strengths. What say you? itashare. social strategy

Leadership, Connectivity, Execution, Organization

Harold Jarche

Metaphors that provide the common mental frameworks for our organizations are also powerful tools. Focus is on Doing, not Goals.

Organizations, work, and learning

Harold Jarche

They cover the main themes of organizations, work, and learning, that I have been discussing on this blog since 2004. Management in networks.

In a wired world, companies have to re-wire

Harold Jarche

All levels are necessary and knowledge has to flow between them, or companies will get disconnected from their markets and their people.

“Never get sucked into the ‘company knows best’ approach to your career”

Jane Hart

Always remember that YOU are in charge of your career  Never get sucked into the “company knows best” approach to your career.” And watch your company take off.” The quote in the title of this blog post comes from my favourite post in April 2016,  When it comes to career. Here’s a longer quote from that article.

Why People Leave Organizations

Kevin Wheeler

Why do people stay at a company or leave?  Professor David Finegold and Senior Research Scientist Susan Mohrman, at the Center for Effective Organizations at the University of Southern California presented a paper in the Spring of 2001 at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland entitled: What Do Employees Really Want? Send to Facebook.

The Hyper-social Organization – Review

Harold Jarche

The main premise of The Hyper-social Organization is that social media, connectivity and always-on technology are enabling what humans do naturally; to be very social. How much of a “perpetual beta” culture do you have in your company? Tweet. Ditch the rule books and embrace values. Live their values. Embrace transparency.

The Coherent Organization

Jay Cross

We’re each teasing out the meaning of what we call  the Coherent Organization  with models. The Coherent Organization. As standalone companies realize that they’re really extended enterprises, co-learning with customers and stakeholders becomes important as everyone faces the future together. Sticking together; cohering. 2. 

5 Use Cases for a Corporate YouTube in Organizations

Dan Pontefract

Previously I’ve discussed the benefits and uses of micro-blogging , badging and virtual worlds inside an organization. Well well well.

Grand Unified Theory of Service Design, Systems Design, and Organization Design

Adaptive Path

One is that I specialize in helping IT organizations and digital businesses bring together agile, DevOps, and design thinking in order to adopt new methodologies and be able to deliver more continuous value, so I’m really interested in the relationship between design and engineering and design and IT in particular. couple things.

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

Dawn of Learning

 . Is your company''s learning and development strategy wedged between a rock and hard place? And this is a high-stakes issue. Datasets.

How organizations can thrive in the network era

Harold Jarche

I recently covered the BetaCodex Guide to Organizing for Complexity. A new special edition paper has just been released, Turn Your Company Outside-In.

Creating emergent, adaptive systems in organizations

Ross Dawson

Since the collective intelligence of many – or even most – human organizations is significantly less than the intelligence of many of its participants, there are no doubt lessons we can learn. In my book Living Networks I included a small section on Creating adaptive systems in Chapter 6 on Network Presence.

Building Stronger Organizations

Clark Quinn

A recent Ross Dawson blog post included a mention of building flexibility: “the more flexible the organization, the more able it is to succeed&#.  Along the lines of the biomimicry field, Eileen was inspired by her scientist husband’s work on organisms that live in extreme conditions of heat, salt, cold, and more.

Reflections on the Nature of Human Organizations

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For most of history, the vast majority of people lived in farms and villages, and worked in relatively small organizations.  . Furthermore, larger organizations are typically accompanied by an increase in human interactions which improve their overall creativity and potential for innovation. billion, passing from 7.0 billion to 9.3

Social Business – Rethinking Innovation, Organization and Leadership

Luis Suarez

for the 21st century. But, I am sure you may be wondering, what would it look like, right? know, lots of questions, right? It’s already there!

Will tablets take over enterprise work? More than half of large companies say yes

Ross Dawson

The rise of tablet computing, still less than a year now from when the iPad first become available, may significantly change that scenario.

13 books on learning, people, organizations, corporate culture, and change

Jay Cross

The Connected Company by Dave Gray. This morning I conducted a webinar on Making Learning Stick. It’s a biased list. like what I know.

The Great Transformation of the Organization Still Needs the How

Dan Pontefract

” The ‘we’ he referred to might have been leaders in today’s organizations. We haven’t reached a turning point.

The death of news-on-paper is the rebirth of news organizations

Ross Dawson

Many commentators on my framework seem to equate newspapers with newspaper companies. Such a thing as a “newspaper” company has ceased to exist except in regional areas of developing countries. What were newspaper companies are now news organizations. That is completely incorrect. embedded below).

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The ‘Occupy IT’ Movement of Organizations

Dan Pontefract

PwC  indicates  that at their “top performer” companies, IT controls less than 50% of corporate technology expenditures. agree.

The growing demand for ‘organic workplaces’: Hubs and work spaces that are good for us

Ross Dawson

When she sees executives from major companies who visit the Hub, she sees the result of many years of working in environments that are not positive and supporting. It made me reflect that we are indeed at a time when people are seeking to work in “organic workplaces”, that are truly natural and not infused with toxins.

Is it time for a BYOL (Bring Your Own Learning) strategy in your organization? #BYOL

Jane Hart

Get organized. But I think this is rather like shutting  the stable door after  the horse has bolted; it’s just too late. Reflect and review.