The post-hierarchical organization
OCTOBER 23, 2014
They work well when information flows mostly in one direction: down. Organizations have to become knowledge networks. That time is over.
Creating the AAA Organization
NOVEMBER 2, 2014
They need to both work in their hierarchy and in a self-organizing network simultaneously ! – Valdis Krebs, Orgnet. – Jon Husband.
OCTOBER 4, 2013
Lateral organizations, or more egalitarian structures, have been the exception. He speculated that it was a fragile form. Wirearchy
Why Organizations Don’t Learn
OCTOBER 21, 2015
Where organic, bottom-up meets corporate top-down. People in the Real Learning Project learn to learn socially, experientially, and informally.
self-organization is the future
MAY 4, 2016
It all hinges on individuals taking control of their learning, and organizations giving up control. ” – Isaac Asimov.
the keystone of the intelligent organization
JUNE 8, 2015
The intelligent organization is based on a simple structure that has the flexibility to deal with complex situations.
Learn Informal Learning Informally
JUNE 13, 2012
Next month I’ll be offering an experiential workshop on Informal Learning through Jane Hart’s Social Learning Center. Format.
The Rise of the T-Shaped Organization
DECEMBER 15, 2015
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.
Leadership, Connectivity, Execution, Organization
JULY 21, 2011
Metaphors that provide the common mental frameworks for our organizations are also powerful tools. Focus is on Doing, not Goals.
The learning organization: an often-described, but seldom-observed phenomenon
MAY 31, 2012
The real barrier to systemic change, such as becoming a learning organization, is command & control management. ” W. Image: E.
The Organization as a Cycling Peloton
APRIL 23, 2013
This got me thinking about one of my favourite personal passions (cycling) and our corporate organizations. What’s a peloton? Do You?
From organizing and managing learning to supporting self-organized and self-managed learning
NOVEMBER 10, 2012
For example, training courses are artifacts of a time when information was scarce and connections were few. Personal learning strategies
Informal rule of thumb
JUNE 13, 2012
According to Gary, as much as 95% of workplace learning is informal. Informal LearningShe found it rather useless. Wikipedia.
Informal learning, the 95% solution
JANUARY 4, 2012
Tweet Informal learning is not better than formal training; there is just a whole lot more of it. Informal Learning
Informal Learning – the other 80%
APRIL 16, 2013
The start-up stiffed me but the paper morphed into the Informal Learning book. Informal Learning – the other 80%. Execution is the goal.
Organizations, work, and learning
DECEMBER 23, 2014
They cover the main themes of organizations, work, and learning, that I have been discussing on this blog since 2004. Management in networks.
The Hyper-social Organization – Review
DECEMBER 4, 2011
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. In a separate study, IDC estimated that only 20 percent of all content developed by the typical marketing department is actually used by the sales organization. Tweet.
Don’t drink the informal learning snake oil
JUNE 21, 2012
fear that charlatans and dummies are taking informal learning down the same road. An Informal Learning Sequel? The Tragedy of eLearning.
The Coherent Organization
JULY 4, 2012
We’re each teasing out the meaning of what we call the Coherent Organization with models. The Coherent Organization. This is an overlay on the model Harold and I have employed when helping organizations work smarter through networks. At the Internet Time Alliance, we’re big fans of narrating our work. The Models. It’s free.
The Masterclass on Informal Learning
AUGUST 2, 2013
Your organization has decided to tilt in the direction of informal learning. What is the organization’s primary goal?
Organizations Don’t Tweet – Review
MARCH 1, 2012
The title, Organizations Don’t tweet, People Do – A manager’s guide to the social web by Euan Semple pretty well describes this book.
Controversy over Informal Learning
APRIL 28, 2012
When the book on informal learning came out, nay-sayers attacked me as some kind of loony. Can informal learning do any worse? Not much.
Organization Chart Collapses
JUNE 8, 2011
Photo: Local citizen at organization meeting with outline of one of two proposed structures Then someone else drew a network on the white board.
How organizations can thrive in the network era
SEPTEMBER 10, 2012
I recently covered the BetaCodex Guide to Organizing for Complexity. A new special edition paper has just been released, Turn Your Company Outside-In.
Informal learning is a business imperative
SEPTEMBER 13, 2011
Supporting informal learning and helping connect tacit knowledge in the enterprise are now business imperatives, not just something extra.
The right information is not enough
NOVEMBER 28, 2012
Fallacy: If you give the right information, to the right people, at the right time, they will act accordingly. SocialLearning Technology
Grand Unified Theory of Service Design, Systems Design, and Organization Design
MARCH 9, 2016
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.
Reflections on the Nature of Human Organizations
OCTOBER 31, 2012
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
Reconciling Formal and Informal
MAY 24, 2012
Now, let’s move on to informal learning, as this is where, to me, we have a conflict. They’re answers, not courses. design social
People, Organization, Technology?
MARCH 5, 2013
The consultants/engineers/developers/project managers self-organize around opportunities. People, Organization, Technology.
The key to informal learning is autonomy
APRIL 27, 2012
He writes: “I thought I had made a sound business case for investing more in informal learning, but few organizations changed their ways.
Building Stronger Organizations
FEBRUARY 17, 2011
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.
Informal Learning in the Workplace Survey
APRIL 9, 2014
I am working with the E-Learning Guild on a research project about the current state of informal learning in the workplace. What types of informal learning are going on inside your organization? Please share your insight by completing the Informal Learning in the Workplace survey. Social learning
Content Strategy, Creation, Organization, and Measurement
JANUARY 25, 2013
Those decisions are implemented across the organization’s web properties and social channels. My answer: Yes! How do you manage it all?
Noticing; the first step to a learning organization
AUGUST 4, 2011
He proposed an alternative model in which teachers were the bridge in students’ journeys from what they know to incorporating information they did not know to develop their knowledge. Tweet Five years ago I suggested that those who teach will not test : Anyone who teaches is not allowed to test. Learning SocialLearning
The evolution of the CIO – the transformation of the role of the Chief Information Officer
FEBRUARY 15, 2016
The Chief Information Officer used to be a functional support role. Cloud Enterprise 2.0 Future of work Technology trends
How Your Organization’s CEO Can Use Social Media for Thought Leadership
JUNE 24, 2014
There are significant benefits to both the organization and the leaders themselves by building a thought leadership profile on social. Benefits.
What is Real Learning?
OCTOBER 24, 2015
How to learn socially, experientially, and informally. Coherent Organization Collaboration Real LearningLearn how to learn.
Keynote slides: The Future of Information Infrastructure
AUGUST 1, 2011
Here are the slides to my keynote on The Future of Information Infrastructure. Keynote: The Future of Information Infrastructure.
The Organization Needs to Ask Itself Tough Questions to Survive
MARCH 5, 2011
It’s my personal opinion that the word leader should denote and be applied to everyone in an organization. There is always an ‘us’ in trust.