• HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2016
    [Organization] a workable future
    The triple operating system model for network era organizations aligns with these recommendations, particularly the need to operate as temporary, negotiated hierarchies and the requirement for safe places to work on alternatives (communities of practice). full report PDF ). Combine the best of investor-owned and commons-based platform models.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2016
    [Organization] carpe diem
    The civilian equivalent would be that the lines of business, rather than HR or L&D, would develop all training inside an organization. Arun Pradhan recently asked about my own experiences of learning and working. decided to work and learn out loud and post my responses here. It was combined with learning in a social setting: my unit.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2016
    [Organization] [iab] Privacy discussion
    The organization has to protect data and be accountable for how it’s used. Privacy needs to be built into services and into how your company is organized. ” You’d be surprised how many organizations don’t have those kind of programs in place. Bucknell. I’m at the IAB conference in Toronto.
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2016
    [Organization] Do You Work for A Nonprofit That Promotes A Culture of Wellbeing in the Workplace?
    While many nonprofit professionals talked about how their nonprofits were pressure cookers,  Gabriela Schneider, Chief Communications Officer at Issue One, wrote in a comment how grateful she was that her organization promoted a culture of “we care” or wellbeing for its employees. Gabriela graciously agreed to share her experience.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2016
    [Organization] Nine Tricky Questions And Nine Honest Answers Regarding Purpose
    There are many people who have the good fortune (perhaps, we can call it happenstance) of entering into a profession, or a role or an organization where everything just seems to click. Dan: I have found that the ‘sweet spot’ (at least in terms of one’s role and the organization) is at times tied to employee engagement.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2016
    [Organization] retrieving rationality
    We also need to self-organize. “The underlying social and psychological motivations that drive crowds have remained constant over time. But our new technological scaffolding has changed the way that they form and exist in the world. Today’s crowds can grow to unheard-of proportions and never dissolve. Their members are no longer equal.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2016
    [Organization] Has Wells Fargo’s CEO Forgotten How To Lead?
    Just this week in an interview with the Wall Street Journal , Wells Fargo CEO, John Stumpf, seemed to lay blame specifically on rogue employees, not the organization itself. In my research and work, I have found that there is a causal relationship, a deep link between the way in which we are leading our organizations and how employees behave.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2016
    [Organization] Coming September 27, An Addendum to The Purpose Effect
    ” The description is as follows: Workplace disengagement plagues many organizations across the globe, frequently leading to low productivity and workplace morale. The Rise, Fall and Rise of Purpose by Dan Pontefract. Not everything can fit into a book. having reported a sense of engagement at work.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2016
    [Organization] Institutions and Openness
    What I am saying is that we cannot count on institutions - organized economic and political units - to ensure the lasting value of these things is preserved. Institutions make them last. His italics. His point is specifically that unless something is institutionalized, it does not last. But I hadn’t institutionalized it. In institutions.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2016
    [Organization] Global Science Excellence in Canada
    Then there's this: Sarah Diamond and Karl Vredenburg write , "Many organizations recognize the importance of innovation, but they don't know how to achieve it. The Government of Canada, has been accepting proposals from the public on how to promote global science excellence. But is the role of government to micromanage research?
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2016
    [Organization] STEM Literacy and Jobs
    Bioengineering , for example, is a growing discipline that deals with the application of engineering to problems in medicine and biology, including the design and development of new diagnostic and therapeutic devices, synthetic biomaterial, artificial tissues and organs and drug delivery systems. Every year U.S. She asks critical questions. 
  • JANE HART  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2016
    [Organization] Supporting Everyday Workplace Learning
    learned a lot from the activities and I am integrating what I learned into my work with nonprofit organizations. Next public online workshop runs: 19 SEPTEMBER – 11 NOVEMBER 2016. This 8-week workshop introduces you to some of the key ways to promote and support personal and team learning in the workplace. Part B: Team Learning.
  • DION HINCHCLIFFE  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2016
    [Organization] What's the organizing principle of today's digital workplace?
    As companies increasingly seek to update and modernize their digital workplace, along with the supporting skills their workers, they frequently struggle to determine what an effective organizing principle should be
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2016
    [Organization] A Look Inside Letterman’s Staff Redefining Their Purpose After The Show Ended
    Read more in my latest book, The Purpose Effect: Building Meaning in Yourself, Your Role and Your Organization. If you were a fan of David Letterman and his late night talk show you could easily identify on-camera characters like Paul Schaeffer, Biff Henderson and even Alan Kalter. But what about all of the people behind the camera? Enjoy.
  • ADAPTIVE PATH  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2016
    [Organization] Designing the welcome experience for GLIDE services
    Glide’s programs and the use of this building has grown organically over the years to meet the growing and changing needs of the surrounding community, but the signage and other wayfinding affordances have not kept up. . Written by Helen Kim. Finding your way in a new place for the first time can be intimidating and confusing for anyone. 
  • BETH KANTER  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2016
    [Organization] The Happy Healthy Social Change Activist: Passion for a Cause without Burnout
    This was not a serious suggestion and was a joke, more or less.   The story was that an organization had hired a consultant who scheduling meetings with staff but was not showing up.  So, the joke at the office was, if you need downtime, schedule a meeting with the consultant.    Actually scheduling fake meetings off-site, it is lying.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2016
    [Organization] Canadian Values
    She wants a country where people are 'free' to trample over each other, where they are free to exercise bias and prejudice, where they are not under constraint of 'political correctness', and where community organization and collectivism are prohibited from protecting people from these abuses. She now regrets that wording. would too.
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2016
    [Organization] Nonprofit Organizational Culture Eats Big Data for Lunch
    Why do some organizations struggle to manage their data? Along the way, I interviewed more than 20 nonprofit experts from a wide variety of organizations. Any strategy or plan to use Big Data is likely to be devoured if the culture of an organization is not supportive. SECRETS TO SUCCESS. Spark. Kafka. Machine Learning. NoSQL.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2016
    [Organization] Automation Technologies and the Future of Work
    Most jobs involve a number of different tasks or activities. In general, we assume that automation has been most successful when applied to routine tasks , that is, tasks or processes that follow precise, well understood procedures that can be well described by a set of rules. million full time employees and an automation potential of 38%.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2016
    [Organization] My Long Weekend Of Hope And Inspiration
    TOMS, for example, was highlighted in the film as an organization wanting to do good with its one-for-one shoe program, yet it had created the unintended consequence of helping to create communities used to free shoes. It started in Parksville, British Columbia. It was the beginning of a very hopeful and inspirational few hours. How hopeful.
  • JANE HART  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2016
    [Organization] Social Learning: August Pick of the Posts
    While getting work done collaboratively will continue to be of importance in all organizations, it will not be enough. These are owned by the practitioners themselves, not an association and not an organization. The focus of my August Pick of the Posts is social learning, and these posts all include some great graphics too.
  • DAVID GURTEEN  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2016
    [Organization] Blog Post: Why we need to talk
    Problems in organizations tend to get labelled as lack of information. By David Gurteen. It feels more professional to try to solve a knowledge management problem that is called lack of information than a problem that is called confusion. Credit: Esko Kilpi.
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2016
    [Organization] Inside Goodwill’s #LaborofLove Campaign
    There are 164 local and independent Goodwill nonprofit organizations in the United States and Canada. We are also asking our local Goodwill organizations and their teams to promote the campaign and amplify the message on their social channels with their program participants, their partners and community partners. According to the U.S.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 2016
    [Organization] The Critical Importance Of Defining Your Purpose
    Her prior experiences, roles and organizations helped her to develop enough acumen so that she could reach a point in her life to define what truly mattered. Read more in my latest book, The Purpose Effect: Building Meaning in Yourself, Your Role and Your Organization. Shutterstock. Kelsy pulls no punches. How I show up is my choice.”.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 2016
    [Organization] Digital Identity - the Key to Privacy and Security in the Digital World
    Data breaches, identity theft and large-scale fraud are becoming more common.   In addition, a significant portion of the world’s population lacks the necessary digital credentials to fully participate in the digital economy. Identity plays a major role in everyday life.  Let me summarize some of what I learned. What is identity?
  • NINE SHIFT  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 2016
    [Organization] I'm a Card Carrying Member of the Revolution
    Today I am now a MasterCard carrying member of the Bernie Sanders revolution, his follow-up or next progressive organization I am now a card carrying member of the revolution.  My Uncle Jack - - yes, the father of one of the Monkees - - went on a date in the 1930s.
  • JANE HART  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 28, 2016
    [Organization] What it means to transform workplace learning
    This is a re-work of a previous post. There is a lot of talk about transforming workplace learning. But what does it actually mean? The 3 categories of effort for business transformation are:  Operational. OPERATIONAL MODEL. strategic transformation. This is the use of new technologies to solve old problems. This is s still not transformative.
  • BETH KANTER  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, 2016
    [Organization] Everyday People Are Heroes: Using Big Data to Engage New Agents of Change Online
    Attentive.ly and Blackbaud understand that everyday people are the real heroes, and together working with your nonprofit, organizations can tap into that heroism and build bigger, better movements for good online. Yet one of the challenges facing organizations today is not just numbers. Photo by CogdogBlog. Did you miss it? Guest Pos
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, 2016
    [Organization] popular posts
    In stating that self-organization is the future , I described two models that can be used to create organizations where hierarchy is in a state of perpetual beta. Even after having written almost three thousand blog posts here, I am still fascinated by what interests readers and what does not. Communities
  • ADAPTIVE PATH  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 2016
    [Organization] Designing for Bright Spots
    As we learned more about the organization, its history, and its vision, we were further struck by the passion of Family House’s staff. ONE Design is Capital One’s internal design organization. Wall Mural by Brendan Murphy. The Magic of Family House. It was clear that the House truly provides a home away from home (vs.
  • BETH KANTER  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 2016
    [Organization] Why the Nonprofit Work Ethic Is Outdated and Needs to Change
    Research has shown that the scarcity mindset actually makes organizations dummer because it diminishes effective decision-making. Work-life balance is particularly relevant when employees’ work is emotionally taxing and poorly rewarded, and turnover for any organization is notoriously costly. The U.S. Happy Healthy Nonprofit
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2016
    [Organization] Trying out videos
    And I thought I’d share. First, I created this one to promote my talk on eLearning Myths. It’s a fun session with a MythSmasher format (e.g. the possible myth, the appeal, the damage, the method, the results, and what you can do instead if it’s busted). The post Trying out videos appeared first on Learnlets.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2016
    [Organization] Trying out videos
    And I thought I’d share. First, I created this one to promote my talk on eLearning Myths. It’s a fun session with a MythSmasher format (e.g. the possible myth, the appeal, the damage, the method, the results, and what you can do instead if it’s busted). design meta-learning strategy
  • DAVID GURTEEN  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2016
    [Organization] Blog Post: Seth Godin thinks compliance is quite different from contribution
    Organized bureaucracies thrive on compliance. By David Gurteen I think I have said it before, I love Seth Godins blog. His posts are frequent, short and insightful. It makes it easier to tell people what to do. But contribution is the only way that tribes thrive, the best way to make change happen and the essence of being part of a community.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2016
    [Organization] My (Re) View Of That Night In Kingston
    But we were organized. When I entered the K-Rock Arena on August 20 th , 2016 in Kingston, Ontario to witness firsthand what may have been the last-ever performance of the Tragically Hip, for the first time in my life I could smell organized love. We were organized. We were organized. Embrace it. I got organized.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2016
    [Organization] Blockchain - Once Again, the Technological Genie Has Been Unleashed from its Bottle
    Blockchain Revolution , his 16th book, now explains “How The Blockchain Will Transform Everything From Banking To Government To Our Identities.”. Foremost among these limitations are privacy, security and inclusion.   “Doing business on the Internet requires a leap of faith” because the infrastructure lacks the necessary security. Period.
  • JANE HART  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 21, 2016
    [Organization] The Modern Workplace Learning Challenge
    And of course, it is also helpful to comment on each others work as well as consider how their ideas might work within your own organization. but there is no obligation to participate if something isn’t relevant to your organization or if you don’t have time that week. Challenge Road Sign with dramatic clouds and sky. CHALLENGE FEE.
  • ADAPTIVE PATH  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 18, 2016
    [Organization] Want to Design for Impact?
    Whether you consider yourself a creative, a maker, an ideas person or are just plain curious, this is the opportunity work with a local San Francisco community organization, on a tangible opportunity, while being led by experts in the design process. Looking to make an impact in the San Francisco community but only have a weekend to spare?
  • DOC SEARLS   |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17, 2016
    [Organization] The cash model of “customer experience”
    Here’s the handy thing about cash: it gives customers scale. It does that by working the same way for everybody, everywhere it’s accepted. Cash has also been doing that for thousands of years. But we almost never talk about our “experience” with cash, because we don’t need to. Wholly s**t. First, complexity. Simple.
  • ADAPTIVE PATH  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2016
    [Organization] Raising the Community Roof
    BarnRaise brings together design firms, community-based organizations, and participants to address a social topic embedded in the local community. Interdisciplinary groups are formed and each focuses on tackling a unique challenge that a community-based organization is facing. It still is. As designers, we all do our part.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2016
    [Organization] In Defense of Ascent
    If you care, or had the time, you would facilitate your community and my guess is, more people would see your content organically, because it would be ‘seen’ as useful and engaging by the algorithm. I've actually spent quite a bit of time with Facebook, not just a user but also as a developer, working with the Facebook Graph. Ah, if only.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2016
    [Organization] The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2016
    Organs-on-chips — “Miniature models of human organs could revolutionize medical research and drug discovery by allowing researchers to see biological mechanism behaviors in ways never before possible.”. The technologies on the list are not new. Artificial Intelligence. The Internet of Things. Autonomous Vehicles. The Blockchain.
  • JOHN HAGEL  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 15, 2016
    [Organization] Robots Can Restore Our Humanity
    Second, highly standardize all of those activities so that they are done in exactly the same efficient way anywhere in the organization. Red alert! Robots are getting more versatile and artificial intelligence (AI) is getting exponentially smarter! Our jobs are in jeopardy and no one is safe! We’ve all seen the headlines. What is work today?
  • CHARLES JENNINGS  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 13, 2016
    [Organization] 70-20-10: Origin, Research, Purpose
    The study interviewed 191 currently successful executives from multiple organizations. might add that there is a lot of variance between organizations and levels and types of people. What approaches can we take to enable self-directed 70-20 learning that improves capabilities and performance throughout an organization? It does.
  • BETH KANTER  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 12, 2016
    [Organization] The Key to Great Year-End Fundraising? Your Brand.
    You do that by making them the star of a consistent, compelling story about your organization. At Big Duck, we often tie our clients’ campaigns together with a theme—some kind of hook that will help convince donors that now is the time to support their organization. Flickr photo by Mallix. The key to great year-end fundraising?
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 2016
    [Organization] Ascent from Social Media
    Skeezy political organizations. It has no problems with hate speech , but generally dislikes plus sized women, cannabis advocates, sexual health organizations, indigenous people, reporters, and mentions of Facebook censorship. The sad part is, most of you won't read this message. Not because you don't want to. You probably do.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 2016
    [Organization] implementing a triple operating system
    My perspective is that people in organizations cannot take appropriate action unless they have systems in place to consider alternatives, and are aware of the complex environments in which they operate. Organizations cannot control communities but they need their competitive knowledge to inform organizational actions.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2016
    [Organization] Learning Through the Wild
    Making time for reflection is a component of a learning organization, and getting support in context or having time away from context both are parts. So last week I was in the wilderness for some more time, this time with family. And there were several learnings as an outcome that are worth sharing. meta-learning
  • BETH KANTER  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2016
    [Organization] Giving Days and Beyond the Dollars: What Have We Learned?
    To answer, Giving Day hosts turned to each other through Knight Foundation’s Peer Learning Exchange and Facebook Group, and participated in conference calls organized by Priscilla Enriquez, Chief Giving Officer of the Sacramento Regional Community Foundation.  Click to Download Report. ET Sept. 1. They sought a host of answers. Looking Ahead.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2016
    [Organization] implementing network learning
    While getting work done collaboratively will continue to be of importance in all organizations, it will not be enough. These are owned by the practitioners themselves, not an association and not an organization. In the network era , developing the skills of a master artisan in every field of work will be critical for success. Ideas.
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2016
    [Organization] Designing Professional Development for the Distracted Learner
    Instructional design is knowing how to organize your content and shape exercises based on brain and learning research. Organize tasks and Guard Your Calendar.  Bersin by Deloitte’s infographic “Meet the Modern Learner”. This infographic is an insightful profile of the way people learn in the modern workplace. Artist Tiles. Thank you.
  • ADAPTIVE PATH  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2016
    [Organization] How Autism can Influence Design: In conversation with Steve Silberman
    Are there ways you have seen organizations be really effective in incorporating this broader range of thinking styles into the work that they do? How do you see organizations evolving to address this? Ahead of his talk at UX Week 2016, Steve talked with Adaptive Path Chief Creative Officer and UX Week host Jesse James Garrett.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2016
    [Organization] Being clear on collaboration
    In that sense, they’re core to the Coherent Organization , providing the infrastructure (along with communication and curating) to advance individual and organizational learning. Twice recently, I’ve been confronted with systems that claim to be collaboration platforms. Unfortunately, the claims didn’t hold up to scrutiny.
  • JANE HART  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 1, 2016
    [Organization] Radically rethinking the role of L&D
    In July 2016 I read a number of blog posts and articles that argued the case for a radical rethink of the role of L&D in today’s workplace. Here are just three. The first one,  It’s the Company’s Job to Help Employees Learn  written by Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic and Mara Swan (HBR 18 July) made a number of significant points. Here
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2016
    [Organization] holistic technology
    In the book based on the lecture series, Franklin elaborated: “When work is organized as a sequence of separately executable steps, the control over the work moves to the organizer, the boss or manager. I first came across the work of Ursula Franklin through her CBC Massey Lecture series on The Real World of Technology. Technology
  • DION HINCHCLIFFE  |  THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2016
    [Organization] Will CIOs take ownership of stakeholder 'happiness'?
    It's a very different world today for CIOs seeking to move their organizations into the future. With industry leaders proving that great customer experiences are the key differentiator, some IT departments are becoming much more stakeholder-centric, consumerized, and focused on their satisfaction
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2016
    [Organization] The wrong basis
    Of late, I’ve been talking about the approach organizations take to learning.  It’s come up in presentations on learning design, measurement, and learning technology strategy. And the point is simple: we’re not using the right basis. identifying the root cause. mapping back to an intervention design. Please? design strateg
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2016
    [Organization] principles and models for the network era
    But the age of oil is ending, and markets are being replaced by networks as the dominant organizing model. This explanatory theory shows what has happened as we have previously transitioned from one dominant organizing form to the next and is a good starting point to discuss what we can do about it. Three Organizing Principles.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2016
    [Organization] ‘Form’ing learning
    Last week I ran a workshop for an online university that is working to improve it’s learning design. Substantially. They’re ramping up their staff abilities, and we’d talked about how I could help. They have ‘content’, but wanted to improve the learning design around this. Then we moved on to more hands-on work. desig
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2016
    [Organization] The Continuing Evolution of Service Science
    This should enable us to better understand and make predictions in complex, people-centric, service-oriented systems like healthcare, business organizations, government agencies and cities. Design-centric organizations are adamantly focused on their customers’ needs. However, they’re neither easily visible nor well understood.
  • JANE HART  |  SUNDAY, JULY 17, 2016
    [Organization] 100 Twitter accounts for Philomaths (Lovers of Learning)
    Life Hacks :  @TipsForYouDaily  Life hacks, life tips, and information to help you organize your life and make it a breeze. A philomath is a lover of learning.  A philomath is not synonymous with a polymath ;  a philomath is a seeker of knowledge and facts, while a polymath is a possessor of knowledge in multiple fields. Wikipedia).
  • ADAPTIVE PATH  |  THURSDAY, JULY 14, 2016
    [Organization] Alan Cooper: Letting Light into the Forest
    asked him if he felt the same way about service design. “As far as I’m concerned, service design is a way of describing what we do, in such a way so that it’s applied more broadly across the organization and more broadly across all the touchpoints,” he said. To me, service design is a synonym for user experience design.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2016
    [Organization] Group KM
    The organization should also provide some load-sharing for creation and criticism, both of which take significant effort. PKMastery is an essential discipline, especially for knowledge artisans. However, practising PKMastery is not going to get work done. PKM is primarily a framework to facilitate learning in networks through cooperation.
  • BETH KANTER  |  MONDAY, JULY 11, 2016
    [Organization] Pokemon Go and Nonprofits
    Colleague Stephanie Rudat found this example from the National Mall and Memorial Parks. I saw similar posts on Facebook brand pages of 92nd Street Y  that was hosting the annual Giving Tuesday Summit and   The United Way of Central Ohio that upped its organic reach,  and on Twitter from Nonprofits First. This primer helped.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  MONDAY, JULY 11, 2016
    [Organization] Evolution of the Chief Learning Officer
    Coupled with an organization that is often fixated on profit and power, it’s no secret why disengagement is rampant in today’s working world. To curb this, it’s my belief that the C-Suite—in particular the CEO or COO—ought to be empowering an organization’s CLO to think like a Chief Engagement and Purpose Officer.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, JULY 10, 2016
    [Organization] from knowledge worker to master artisan
    This approach has been used in several organizations. PKMastery requires that individuals take more responsibility for their learning, and that organizations give up some control. Each person and organization has to find its own path by seeking out information, making sense of it, and sharing it. A Foundation for Modern Work.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  SATURDAY, JULY 9, 2016
    [Organization] Download Chapter 1 of “The Purpose Effect” For Free
    “ The Purpose Effect provides a roadmap for how we can develop personal purpose in our lives, in the organizations we work for, and in our specific role within an organization. Click here to download the Introduction and Chapter 1 of my new book  The Purpose Effect. Click here to order the book on Amazon. Reviews.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2016
    [Organization] On Immigration
    think we should be drawing on community support and community organizations more, because in the case of the Syrian refugees resources that were available were untapped. How many newcomers should we welcome to Canada in 2017 and beyond? This second question would require a book. No we do not. It's hard not to be offended by this question.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2016
    [Organization] A Few Easy Steps For Entrepreneurs To Take To Enact A Higher Purpose
    But their inventions, their entrepreneurial spirit, their philosophy of sharing … it all came down to a universal truth: An organization’s purpose is not to serve those who rule; it exists to serve all stakeholders. Ionescu knew who she was, but the organization that employed her was lacking a higher purpose. Serve all stakeholders.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2016
    [Organization] Wild thinking
    like to hike, and in particular to get backpacking, of late with trips to Yosemite National Park.  A friend/colleague/mentor has regularly organized these trips, and several of us will hike off with our tents, stoves, sleeping bags, water filters, bear cans, and everything else for 3-7 days and get above timber line, sweaty, dirty, and happy.
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, JULY 5, 2016
    [Organization] New and Improved Data Visualization Tool: Maps for Media Funding
    Subject Area: View the distribution of a specific organization’s funding by subject areas, including an “and/or” search function. Many projects and organizations that address big hairy problems such as poverty, healthcare access, and others often include a media component. Click to See Visualization. Media Applications and Tools.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  MONDAY, JULY 4, 2016
    [Organization] The importance of faculty in the higher education experience
    If we look at the organization of learning in our own community, we can see the continued focus courses, programs, and disciplines, like biology, engineering, literature, and the like. Speaking notes for for Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey National Faculty Meeting, Mexico City, July 4, 2016. Presentation page. 1.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  SATURDAY, JULY 2, 2016
    [Organization] Corrupting "Earned media"
    Larry Lessig points out that it’s not much different from news organizations tuning their coverage to their ratings. These new services let an organization or candidate buy coverage despite a decided lack of public interest. The services are corrosive. It’d still improve our relationship with the publication.”
  • JANE HART  |  FRIDAY, JULY 1, 2016
    [Organization] My pick of the best posts of June 2016
    larger organizations to work more independently. 7 – Victor Lipman asks a good question, Why Do We Spend So Much Developing Senior Leaders and So Little Training New Managers? It brings new roles and responsibilities, new ways of looking at organizations, and new ways of relating to peers and multiple constituencies.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2016
    [Organization] Moving forward
    Different organizations will have different starting situations, and contexts, that will mean a different approach will make sense for them. So, I was chided that my last post was not helpful in moving people forward, as I was essentially being derogatory to those who weren’t applying the new understandings. It’s not easy.
  • BETH KANTER  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2016
    [Organization] How the Nonprofit Sector Can Share What We Learn and Why We Should
    In ten years we have grown the IssueLab collection to 20,000 publicly available, searchable resources, organized across 38 issue areas, authored by 15,000 researchers, and published and/or funded by more than 7,000 institutions from across the globe. Despite What Many of Us Think, the Web is Not Self Organizing.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2016
    [Organization] tensions of modern learning
    But people inside organizations, and professional communities, are often afraid to challenge conventional wisdom, even when the data are overwhelming. Only organizations that share power and encourage conflict can advance different ideas. Like democracy, self-organized teams require constant effort to work. Image: Clark Quinn.
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2016
    [Organization] Reflections from Arts Leaders Workshop: Resilient Leaders from the Inside/Out
    The five different styles included: Educator, Creator, Visionary, Organizer, and Creator. Earlier this month I was in Boston for the annual convention for Americans for the Arts where I facilitated a leadership development pre-conference workshop, “Impact without Burnout: Resilient Arts Leaders from the Inside/Out.” Thx https://t.co/5uMFbEKR3y.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2016
    [Organization] Organizational Learning Engineering
    That is, each of these unpacks with many implications, and there are more ways organizations are not aligned with what’s know about how people work. We see practices that don’t make sense, and we’re not aligned with what we now know about how we think, work, and learn. And this is a problem for organizational success.
  • BETH KANTER  |  MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2016
    [Organization] How Are You Taking A Summer Break from Your Tech?
    ART X SMART by Kim Dong-kyu. Last week was the first day of summer and it got me thinking about doing a digital detox. However, Aliza Sherman and I were reviewing the final round of edits from our copy editor at Wiley for our forthcoming book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit  due out in October. That task required a screen! Set Your iPhone to 1995 Mode.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2016
    [Organization] Virtual Work Interactions, Context, and Related Subjects
    According to Sobel-Lojeski , three sets of factors can contribute to virtual distance: Physical Distance :   Including geographical and time-zone separation, and/or being part of different departments or organizations. But if you’re not a gamer and you’re not looking for a new kitchen, V.R.
  • DION HINCHCLIFFE  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 2016
    [Organization] Can we achieve a better, more effective digital workplace?
    What can organizations do As a confluence of new apps and devices steadily flow into the enterprise, they're encountering a growing sense that the digital workplace has become too complex and fragmented to be properly effective.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2016
    [Organization] The Purpose Effect Scorecard
    Toward the end of the book I introduce ‘ The Purpose Effect Scorecard ‘ a means in which an organization can publicly state and track how it is serving all of its stakeholders. For me, stakeholders are the reason an organization is in business in the first place. Other metrics could be devised by the organization.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2016
    [Organization] castles and curators
    ” self-organization is the future of work: Image by Friederike Abatz. Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. call these Friday’s Finds. Chris_Mahan : “Sometimes, to really internalize knowledge, I’ll handwrite an article, a passage. I’m doing it now.”
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2016
    [Organization] No more rockstars
    Having worked for many people and having observed many more, I can say that for me the best leaders are people whose joy comes from helping people flourish, that is, to discover and become who they are, even if that means developing away from the organization. thank them for it. …All part of the privilege of being a man.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2016
    [Organization] Ambiguity Denial Syndrome?
    And our learning designs, and organization designs, and our cultures, need to recognize this. Instead we see one-shot development of information dumps and knowledge tests, which aren’t going to help organizations. And I’m retrospectively making up what we were talking about, but it’s an interesting idea to me.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2016
    [Organization] eLearning Process Survey results!
    have been working with several organizations to make these improvements, but it’s well past time to get serious about learning, and start having a real impact. So, a few weeks ago I ran a survey asking about elearning processes*, and it’s time to look at the results (I’ve closed it). With those caveats, what did we see?
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2016
    [Organization] FinTech and Financial Inclusion
    Endeavor is a global not-for-profit organization dedicated to long-term economic growth by supporting high-impact entrepreneurship in over 25 cities around the world, including Mexico.   The Director’s Summit is Endeavor Mexico’s major annual meeting, bringing together over 400 entrepreneurs and senior executives.
  • JANE HART  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 19, 2016
    [Organization] Designing Learning Campaigns and Learning Challenges
    And of course, it is also helpful to comment on each others work as well as consider how their ideas might work within your own organization. Next public online workshop runs: 4 – 29 JULY 2016. Many believe that traditional classroom training as well as “click-next” e-learning courses are both ineffective and unappealing.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2016
    [Organization] What’s Your Learning Tool Stack?
    Seriously, this is important, as the tools we use and provide through the organization impact the effectiveness with which people can work. For many people in organizations, this is likely to include the MS Office Suite, e.g. Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. I woke up this morning thinking about the tools we use at various levels.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2016
    [Organization] ideas in perpetual beta
    It is how most work in organizations has been done for the past several centuries. It is only in engaging further and implementing new ways of organizing, working, and learning that we will make progress. I was discussing my work with a friend and was asked what were the main themes I talked about when I was on the stage. Key Post
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2016
    [Organization] knowledge catalysts add value
    Knowledge catalysts also help to organize peer-to-peer events that are important to maintain the community. Group 2: People writing about group 1 in clear, concise, accessible language. And here rests the line of b t demarcation…]. Group 3: People aggregating the learnings of group 2, passing it off as first-hand wisdom. checklists).
  • BETH KANTER  |  MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2016
    [Organization] Powering the Nonprofit Community through Customer Support
    At Blackbaud , we get very excited and inspired by our nonprofit customers’ successes and breakthroughs –it constantly drives us to look for ways to improve our technology and customer service to ensure organizations can focus on their vital work while operating and communicating as efficiently and effectively as possible. Guest Post
  • BETH KANTER  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2016
    [Organization] How Nonprofits Are Using Games for their Mission Driven Work
    Every year, more nonprofits and cause-minded organization getting into games – not just playing them but producing or developing them to share their mission with gamers around the world. Susanna also works closely with organizations that are actively pursuing digital games to further their public or CSR mission. Action movies?
  • ROSS DAWSON  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2016
    [Organization] Framework: The role of Humans in the Future of Work
    Recognizing these distinctive human capabilities allows us to design work, organizations and education to use and develop these capabilities to best effect. Yesterday I gave the keynote on Creating the Future of Work at The End of Nine to Five. Click on the image to see full size.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 2016
    [Organization] How I Nearly Ruined My Personal Purpose
    More to read in my latest book, The Purpose Effect: Building Meaning in Yourself, Your Role and Your Organization. Originally posted to Psychology Today. The expression “low man on the totem pole”—a colloquial expression signifying someone of little importance—is actually irrelevant in First Nations culture. They were the miners’ protectors.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2016
    [Organization] The Quinnovation eLearning Process Survey
    In the interests of understanding where the market is, I’m looking to benchmark where organizations are. Please feel free to respond and circulate to those you know in other organizations (but try to only have one person from your org fill it out). So here we are.  . welcome your comments or questions as well. Thanks!
  • ADAPTIVE PATH  |  TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2016
    [Organization] Designing outside your comfort zone
    First, a bit of context: GLIDE is an organization focused on alleviating the suffering and breaking the cycle of poverty and marginalization in San Francisco. It’s rare to come across an organization who lives their mission so honestly. Having an ally like Ken, our project sponsor at GLIDE, within the organization was also invaluable.
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2016
    [Organization] Four Early Lessons Learned in the Quest to Improve Feedback Loops in Philanthropy
    But for now, Listening and feedback loops are important skills for nonprofit leaders and for organizations to get better results.   In my training work with emerging nonprofit leaders ,  teaching how to ask powerful questions and hone your listening skills is part of the leadership development curriculum and workshops. Photo by LIFT.
  • DION HINCHCLIFFE  |  TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2016
    [Organization] How can businesses keep up with tech change today?
    With the digital world changing today faster than ever before, here's a look at what some top organizations are doing today to adapt more sustainably to the rapidly shifting technology landscape
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