networked knowledge creates value
MARCH 20, 2017
As we enter the network era, the dominant technology is the internet and working knowledge is distributed through professional communities. In the network era, business is changing. These networks are the modern equivalents of degrees and certificates.
networked knowledge triad
MARCH 12, 2017
This model of structure, power, and leadership reflects how knowledge flows in a networked society and economy. It also reflects the types of networks we need to engage with in order to create value: Connectivity, Alignment, Productivity.
implementing network learning
AUGUST 10, 2016
In the network era , developing the skills of a master artisan in every field of work will be critical for success. New ideas will have to come from our professional networks in order to keep pace with innovation and change in our fields.
JUNE 24, 2015
What are fundamental changes necessary to shift the dominant organizational model toward stronger networks and temporary, mutually negotiated hierarchies? Jarche’s Principles of Networked Unmanagement*.
diverse networks, strong relationships
SEPTEMBER 28, 2015
Being engaged with a diverse network of people who share their knowledge makes for more effective workers. Understanding how to do this becomes a key business skill in the network era. “We Sharing complex knowledge requires trusted professional relationships.
the network era trinity
NOVEMBER 1, 2015
Governance, business, and learning models are moving from centralized control to network-centric foundations. For instance, coalition governments are increasing in frequency, businesses are organizing in value networks, and collaborative and connected learning is becoming widespread.
Network Era Skills
MAY 28, 2014
It is only through innovative and contextual methods, the self-selection of the most appropriate tools and work conditions, and willing cooperation, that more productive work can be assured in the network era. This is where enterprise social networks have helped organizational learning.
enabling enterprise social networks
APRIL 20, 2016
Mark Britz says that, “your organization already has an enterprise social network (hint, it’s people not technology). A platform just exposes it.” ” But it’s not not about the tools either, as in many cases the medium changes the message.
human networks connect through empathy
JULY 4, 2016
We are only as good as our networks. Our decisions reflect the diversity of our networks. How do we understand the complexity of social networks? Empathy is a requisite perspective for the network era.
Network Era Fluency
JULY 8, 2013
Today, it’s all about networks, something you were most likely not taught about in school. What happens as we become a quadriform society (Tribes +Institutions +Markets +Networks)? Big data is also networked data. We need network fluency.
network era economic shift
FEBRUARY 16, 2016
This reflects my own thoughts on platform capitalism and the post job economy and that we need to create new institutions and structures for the emerging network era in order to avoid turmoil during this period of transition.
learning in the network era
DECEMBER 29, 2015
Here are some thoughts on personal and social learning in the network era. By extending the borders of work, through communities of practice and social networks, we can support social learning. diverse networks, strong relationships.
Networked Professional Development
JULY 29, 2013
It can sometimes be difficult to see oneself as a node in multiple networks, as opposed to a more conventional position within an organizational hierarchy. But network thinking can fundamentally change our view of hierarchical relationships.
Management in Networks
JANUARY 14, 2014
In networks, cooperation is more important than collaboration. They cannot see the potential of social networks for enabling sense-making and knowledge-sharing. But the new reality is that networks are the new companies. Knowledge networks differ from company hierarchies.
principles of networked management
SEPTEMBER 10, 2015
This is a good example of networked management, as opposed to scientific management (1911), which informed the past century of practice.
Leadership for the Network Era
DECEMBER 29, 2014
The TIMN [Tribes + Institutions + Markets + Networks] model shows how society grew from a collection of tribes, added institutions, and later developed markets. The network era began with the advent of electric communications, though it is by no means completely established.
Networked individuals trump organizations
MAY 21, 2013
We can look at this change from the perspective of knowledge networks, in which most of us will be working, whether we are farmers or software engineers. A knowledge network in balance is founded on openness which enables transparency.
cooperation for the network era
AUGUST 12, 2015
That’s why you see it in networks. Cooperation makes more sense as the term to describe working together in a networked and non-directed relationship. For example, Jérôme Delacroix also sees cooperation as the suitable term for what we do in networks [in French].
Social networks require ownership
MAY 28, 2013
So Gartner states that only 10% of social networking roll-outs succeed. Social media, and social networks, change the way we communicate. While people may say it’s not about the technology, unfortunately that’s where a large share of the budget goes in social network initiatives.
Principles of Networked Unmanagement
OCTOBER 14, 2012
In networks, cooperation trumps collaboration. As we shift to a networked economy, our organizational frameworks have to change. No one has the definitive answer any more but we can use the intelligence of our networks to make sense together and see how we can influence desired results.
networks are the new companies
NOVEMBER 5, 2013
Economic value has been redistributed to creative workers, and then diffused through knowledge networks. In an interview with Stowe Boyd, Nilofer succinctly explains several of the pieces that must come together in structuring work in the network era.
it’s about the network
JANUARY 7, 2016
“Network thinking lets us scientifically understand the world around us as one of connections that shape observed phenomena, rather than as one where the intrinsic properties of people, genes, or particles determine outcomes. Network thinking comes by engaging in networked conversations.
the core competency for network era work
JANUARY 10, 2016
I have learned that it takes time to build a knowledge-sharing network and develop a sense-making discipline. Networked individuals are more resilient and adaptive than any organization. Getting connected outside of work creates a support network for any future disruption.
network leadership = adapting to perpetual beta
AUGUST 19, 2015
A similar approach can be developed for today’s networked organizations. Leadership is an emergent property of a network in balance. In this post-information era, organizations need to really understand networks, manage for complexity, and work on building trust.
NOVEMBER 19, 2014
The theme was on the changing nature of work as we enter the network era and how learning is becoming integral to individual and organizational success. One hundred years later and we are witnessing a similar shift, from the industrial economy to the network era and a creative economy.
Innovation is a network activity
NOVEMBER 11, 2014
But of more importance is the ability of the network (society, organization, company) to stay connected to its collective knowledge in order to keep innovating. Are your knowledge networks large and diverse enough to ensure that collective knowledge does not get lost?
Loose Hierarchies, Strong Networks
APRIL 11, 2012
When I wrote that the only knowledge that can be managed is our own , I wanted to highlight that command & control methods do not work well in this network era that is replacing the industrial/information era. Loose hierarchies, strong networks. Loose hierarchies, strong networks.
principles and models for the network era
JULY 20, 2016
But the age of oil is ending, and markets are being replaced by networks as the dominant organizing model. There are also some organizing principles that can give us a common starting point from which to build the new organizations for a network society. The End of the Market Era.
Social networks drive Innovation
SEPTEMBER 12, 2011
Tweet I’m always looking for simple ways to explain how networks change business and how social media help to increase openness, driving transparency and increasing innovation.
DECEMBER 10, 2012
Today, we can easily connect to networks that offer diverse views. But finding and weaving our knowledge networks is getting easier with over two billion of us connected by the Internet. Our networks can help us unlearn; if they are are open, transparent, and most importantly, diverse.
Building the network era organization
OCTOBER 15, 2014
Part of the shift that organizations will have to make in the network era will be not only to add new dimensions, but to retrieve some old ones. The next shift is to a world of Networks, as succinctly described in David Ronfeldt’s TIMN theory.
The Untold Costs of Social Networking
AUGUST 17, 2016
Little did we know that, fast forward to 2016, all of those networking activities would come with a really high price tag: your own data in unwanted hands. We, human beings, have got an inner urge to wanting to belong to a group, a tribe, a team, a community, a network, you name it.
In networks, cooperation trumps collaboration
JUNE 19, 2012
In networks, cooperation trumps collaboration. That’s why you see it in networks. In networks, the nature of the connection is important; it is not simply about quantity and mass …. Collaboration is only part of working in networks.
Networks thrive in complexity
MAY 28, 2012
In complex environments, weak hierarchies and strong networks are the best organizing principle. Networks thrive in nature. The Internet has given us a glimpse of the power of networks. Real network models (e.g.
a network perspective
AUGUST 16, 2016
The three overlapping circles of the network learning model – social networks, communities of practice, work teams – have been described by Patti Anklam as three network types – connectivity, alignment, productivity.
Enterprise social network dimensions
NOVEMBER 4, 2012
Many organizations are using social media and social networks, but how do they know if they are using them appropriately or adequately? Do they have all the aspects of collaboration and cooperation supported in order to succeed as a social business?
It’s the network …
NOVEMBER 2, 2011
Tweet I presented on Managing in a Networked World at DevLearn 2011 today in Las Vegas. Thinking like a node in a network and not as a position in a hierarchy is the first mental shift that’s required to move to a collaborative enterprise.
Subject matter networks
MARCH 5, 2012
Mark coined the term, subject matter networks , as a change from the industrial concept of subject matter expert, or SME, a term I first heard in the military in the mid-1970′s. He or she cannot learn and adapt as fast as a cooperative network.
Build trust, embrace networks, manage complexity
JULY 24, 2014
Hierarchies, simple branching networks, are obsolete. A connected enterprise starts by building a foundation of trust, embracing networks, and then managing complexity. Networks. This is why everyone, from an individual contributor to the CEO, has to understand networks.
A world of pervasive networks
MAY 4, 2014
Here is de Kerckhove’s view of a new kind of identity in our world of pervasive networks: The key to the new identity is what I call “selving”, that is the self in progress, in becoming, as in quantum physics where “things are not, they merely tend to be”.