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Apparently, Organizational Culture is Crap

Dan Pontefract

You may find it interesting to know, for example, that they “strive to maintain the open culture often associated with startups.”

Automation Technologies and the Future of Work

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

According to McKinsey, “fewer than 5 percent of occupations can be entirely automated using current technology.

Technological Unemployment and the Future of Work

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

One such discussion took place this past September at the The World Summit on Technological Unemployment in New York.  Not according to Autor. 

holistic technology

Harold Jarche

I first came across the work of Ursula Franklin through her CBC Massey Lecture series on The Real World of Technology. Technology

Technology, Marketing and Storytelling

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Oral narratives were used by many ancient cultures as a way of passing along their traditions, beliefs and learning from generation to generation. 

Reflecting on the State of Enterprise 2.0 as an Organizational Culture Change Agent

Dan Pontefract

have more to do with an organizational and leadership behavioural change than the discovery of people through content and technology? Culture.

A Growing Backlash Against the Relentless Advances in Technology?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture Technology and Strateg

Technology, Media and Culture - the Best of Times or the Worst of Times?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

USC’s Annenberg Innovation Lab (AIL) was founded in 2010 to study the transformational impact of technology on culture and on the media industries. 

If Your Enterprise Social Network Is a Ghost Town It’s Probably Due To Your Corporate Culture

Dan Pontefract

Tell me, would you describe your culture as one that is open or closed? But the real secret is hidden in an organization’s operating culture.

Blockchain - Once Again, the Technological Genie Has Been Unleashed from its Bottle

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Blockchain Revolution , his 16th book, now explains “How The Blockchain Will Transform Everything From Banking To Government To Our Identities.”.

Stop Killing Your Corporate Culture

Dan Pontefract

To cut to the chase, it’s my opinion that the culture of many companies is being ruined by clueless executives. Focus on Open Leadership.

Technology and change.

Euen Semple

We are experiencing a seismic shift in how we see the world that is primarily social and cultural rather than simply technological. Sure the technology is helping, but it is meeting a need more often than it is creating it. We had to be ready for what the technology could do for us. We had understand its potential.

Can AI Help Translate Technological Advances into Strategic Advantage?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic,” is one of the most memorable quotes of science fiction writer Arthur C.

How technology is enabling the humanity of organizations

Ross Dawson

But on a deeper level technology is becoming enmeshed in the humanity in the organization, which was never the case before.

Payment Technologies: Past, Present and Future

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The workshop was sponsored by UC Irvine’s Institute for Money, Technology and Financial Inclusion (IMTFI). 

Using network perspectives to visualize changing culture and meaning

Ross Dawson

earlier shared one of his presentations in a post on how the culture of luxury is changing. Culture Networks (SXSW 2012).

Nonprofit Organizational Culture Eats Big Data for Lunch

Beth Kanter

Culture Eats Big Data for Lunch – Guest Post by Steve MacLaughlin. Yes, the technology is important. SECRETS TO SUCCESS. Spark.

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Education Technology Strategies - Day One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

lessons scripted around 1:1 laptop); IT issues - we were a Windows network, with everything on our own domain - we needed to open eg printing etc O - consumer technology far more accessible in 2012 esp. Using technology to find more (vs. the Macbook, Android - web-based applications, eg. Are remote labs effective? Which 6?"

A Useful Framework for Analyzing the Impact of Technology on Jobs

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Last week I discussed a recent Pew Research report on the impact of AI, robotics and other advanced technologies on the future of jobs. 

Happy, Healthy Nonprofit: Changing Organizational Culture One Sneaker at Time

Beth Kanter

How did you start to shift the culture, one sneaker at time? Gina, Beth, and Aliza at the NTC. Tell me about your organization, Hazon?

Technology and the Future of Media

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Digital technologies are not only giving rise to more distributed and inclusive models, but are also enabling alternative unilateral-like models. 

Digital Technologies for 21st Century Democracy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The focus for this year’s conference was Digital Technologies for 21st Century Democracy.  The panel was moderated by Beth Noveck , Professor of Law at the New York Law School , who until recently served in the White House as Deputy Chief Technology Officer and leader of the White House Open Government Initiative. Leaders shape polls. 

Should Employees Be Incented to Use Social Technologies?

Dan Pontefract

Which brings me to the question, “ Should employees be incented to use social technologies ?”. Yes – We Should Incent Employees. And You?

Do You Work for A Nonprofit That Promotes A Culture of Wellbeing in the Workplace?

Beth Kanter

Gabriela knows that practicing self-care is important, but it is just as important that the workplace culture embraces employee wellbeing. 

Micro-blogging can help build your organisational culture

Dan Pontefract

Moving Towards a Culture of Sharing. Exchanging Ideas; Improving Culture, Knowledge and Networks. Henry Ford. Risks and Pitfalls.

Education Technology Strategies - Day Two

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

So the Achieving Excellents has four major objectives: - achieving excellence - ensuring equity - promoting well-being - competence We''ve also been partnering with the Council of Directors of Educations (CODE - ''superintendants'') - this boosts what we know about technology and enabling innovations. How do we build on this? From 68%.

Micro-blogging can help build your organisational culture

Dan Pontefract

Moving Towards a Culture of Sharing. Exchanging Ideas; Improving Culture, Knowledge and Networks. Henry Ford. Risks and Pitfalls.

Bill Sullivan, CEO of Agilent Technologies is a Chief Engagement Officer

Dan Pontefract

CEO Culture engagement managing organization agilent Bill Sullivan collaboration measurementWhat a gem! But it starts with his people.

Does Your Nonprofit Organization’s Culture Eat French Fries for Breakfast?

Beth Kanter

Aliza and I are looking for examples nonprofit workplace culture that supports the self-care of individuals. Happy Healthy Nonprofit

Who "owns" your organization's culture?

Mark Oehlert

Yep, culture. No one has to be tasked with creating a culture - it just happens when humans start doing that human thing and organizaing in groups. So let''s begin with dropping the idea that you''re going to create a culture that''s going to fill a vacuum.     The "C" word. Haunts so many of our efforts. Then guess what?

Foradian Technologies Interview

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

specialized on online learning, media and collaborative technologies. How technology help in improving the teaching practices? Technology makes it possible for experts to include novices and others in their day-to-day practice in ways unimagined even a decade ago. Questions 1. What are challenges in open online education?

How technological and social change are feeding on each other in an accelerating spiral

Ross Dawson

On the face of it, much of this social change has been driven by technology. Yes, the forces of technological change are extraordinary.

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Ethanz on culture’s shaping of technology

David Weinberger

I wasn’t sure how to title this post from a few weeks ago by Ethan Zuckerman. His own title is also inadequate: “Kenya, Power, and Questioning My Assumptions.” ” It’s not so much that the title is bad as that the post is too, too rich. Holy cow, Ethan is a good writer. And this piece is superb in every direction.

How Do You Know When You Have Reached a Collaborative Culture?

Dan Pontefract

‘Tis my naivety or perhaps it’s my over exuberance for corporate culture karma. How do you know when you have reached a collaborative culture?

The Long Term Impact of AI on Jobs - Some Lessons from History

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Like no other technology, AI forces us to explore the very boundaries between machines and humans. What impact will AI have on jobs?

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International Women’s Day: Using Technology to Empower Women and Girls

Beth Kanter

Here’s two programs that use technology to support women and girls and are an inspiration. March 8th is International Women’s Day.

Learning Technologies UK wrap-up

Clark Quinn

I had the pleasure of speaking at the Learning Technologies ’11 conference, talking on the topic of games.  I’ve already covered Roger Schank ‘s keynote , but I want to pick up on a couple of other things. design games meta-learning mobile social technologyIt was hard to see everything I wanted to, with four tracks.

Digital Identity - the Key to Privacy and Security in the Digital World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Digital technologies are increasingly intertwined with the evolution of blockchain infrastructures. Let me summarize some of what I learned.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution - Risks and Benefits

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Like IT, AI is a collection of technologies with varying impact on different tasks.

Blockchain Can Reshape Financial Services… But it Will Take Significant Time and Investment

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Today, multiple technologies poised to drive the next wave of financial services innovation are converging in maturity.”   DLT is one such technology.