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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

It found that 45% of work activities could be automated using existing, state-of-the-art technologies.

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

In addition, technology is now amplifying the impact of storytelling on the customer experience. That gives it enormous impact.” .

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.

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

Dan Pontefract

to solely be defined as a technology change and not a behavioural change for our organizations. Culture. Culture enterprise 2.0

A Growing Backlash Against the Relentless Advances in Technology?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

At Citigroup, where I consulted from March, 2008 through June of this year, I was strategic advisor for innovation and technology.

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.

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.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

His 2006 Wikinomics predicted the rise of mass collaboration in what became known a few years later as the On Demand Economy. If we will it.”. Period.

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.

Using network perspectives to visualize changing culture and meaning

Ross Dawson

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

Payment Technologies: Past, Present and Future

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

History can be a useful guide to the future, especially when trying to predict the impact of disruptive changes on human organizations and cultures.

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. dates to classical Greece How does technology change this? - Using technology to find more (vs. CERN ? Which 6?"

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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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

But, Hazon had more of a sitting culture. How did you start to shift the culture, one sneaker at time? Gina, Beth, and Aliza at the NTC.

Technology and the Future of Media

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Most everyone will agree that advances in information and communication technologies (ICT) are radically transforming the business landscape.

Digital Technologies for 21st Century Democracy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The focus for this year’s conference was Digital Technologies for 21st Century Democracy. I was invited to attend the conference, and participate in the opening plenary panel on D igital Technologies and the Future of Governance. The conference covered a wide range of topics dealing with digital technologies and government.

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! Revenues are appproximately $5.4b

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

Beth Kanter

You need to understand whether your organization’s culture is one where happy, healthy can thrive or will be ignored, or even worse ridiculed.

Who "owns" your organization's culture?

Mark Oehlert

Yep, culture. Often it''s like a specter hanging over failed projects - "the culture wasn''t prepared to accept that technology." No one has to be tasked with creating a culture - it just happens when humans start doing that human thing and organizaing in groups. The "C" word. Haunts so many of our efforts.

Foradian Technologies Interview

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I specialized on online learning, media and collaborative technologies. Since 2001 at NRC I have worked on learning object standards and repositories, content recommender systems, collaborative content authoring technology, and massive open online courses (MOOCs). How technology help in improving the teaching practices?

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

In the course of the post, we learn at every level possible: about technology, economics, communities, Nairobi, and the persnickety ways culture shapes technology. I wasn’t sure how to title this post from a few weeks ago by Ethan Zuckerman. 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

Automation anxieties continued to resurface in the 20th century, right along with accelerating technology advances. How should we respond?

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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. The afore-mentioned Steve did a advanced presentation on the future of technologies that kept me engaged despite a severe bout of jetlag, talking about things you’ve also heard here: semantics, social, and more.

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

Beth Kanter

This day was intended to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women. The Tech Girls of Dharavi. I did.

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.

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.

The Competitive Value of Data: From Analytics to Machine Learning

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This is evident in the articles we see daily in the technology and business press, as well as the growing number of AI startups and acquisitions.