• HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 28, 2015
    [Organization] cooperation, measurement, security and more
    samihonkonen : An organization Fit for its Context. When we understand our business and our organizations as a system, we can make educated guesses on what would lead towards better performance for the whole company. Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. ” #crapdetection.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 2015
    [Organization] it’s all about our data
    Desperate service providers: people with no ability to organize due to weak or non-existing trade unions in their field, who need to make up for a non-living wage, part-time, or contractual work. Platform capitalism is the ability of a common internet exchange medium to enable easy commercial transactions. – Diginomica.
  • JAY CROSS  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2015
    [Organization] Think for yourselves, plagiarists
    can support informal learning in your company or organization , EU Net Knowing Project,  funded by EU Leonardo da Vinci Programme  in the framework of Lifelong Learning European Programme. “ Organizations and Cultures by dcarmona.”Informal In 2006, Jossey-Bass published a book of mine on Informal Learning. Thankcom. Shame.
  • JAY CROSS  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2015
    [Organization] Benchmarking Online Learning
    Twelve years ago, my friend Laura Overton (we worked at SmartForce together) founded Towards Maturity to benchmark learning across organizations. . Benchmarking provides independent evidence that can helps organizations: Set a baseline today to help demonstrate progress tomorrow. Fascinating data. 63% lack of time for self-study.
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2015
    [Organization] Facebook Launches Donate Now Button for Nonprofits: Field of Dreams?
    According to the Chronicle of Philanthropy post , the donate button functionality is different in this broader launch.   For partner organizations, the button allows users to donate directly through Facebook by providing payment processing inside of Facebook. But, is the feature a field of dreams for nonprofits? Fundraising
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2015
    [Organization] Aligning
    I’m realizing that a major theme of my work and the revolution is that what we do in organizations, and what we do as L&D practitioners, is not aligned with how we think, work, and learn. And to that extent, we’re doomed to failure. We can, and need to, do better. Let’s start with thinking. Particularly rote information.
  • BETH KANTER  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 24, 2015
    [Organization] New Playbook Resource: How To Engage Alumni
    So, I was really excited to hear that The Charles and Lynn Schustermann Family Foundation has just launched a very useful digital resource for organizations that need to cultivate and engage their alumni communities. Using the Playbook, participants were able to get up to speed quickly and not waste time or resources. Engagement
  • JOHN HAGEL  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 24, 2015
    [Organization] The Real Unemployment Innovation Challenge
    We justify our institutions because it is easier and lower cost to coordinate activities across a large number of participants if they are within a single institution than if they are spread across many independent organizations. This rationale defines a task centered view of the organization. So, what is the problem?
  • ADAPTIVE PATH  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 23, 2015
    [Organization] It’s not a company. It’s an idea.
    It brings the needs of people to the forefront and allows businesses, organizations, and communities to solve problems and see possibilities in new, effective, and meaningful ways. A couple years ago, we took a step back to indulge ourselves in a navel-gazing exercise to consider what Adaptive Path was and what it should do. What is it?
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 23, 2015
    [Organization] buck the established way
    Every goal or objective the organization had ever put in front of him, he’d crushed without breaking a sweat. If experimentation, and bucking the established way of doing things, is becoming a necessity then a few things have to change to keep an organization effective. He went to an Ivy League B-school. His track record was flawless.
  • JAY CROSS  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 23, 2015
    [Organization] Meta-Learning, 2001
    People and organizations that strive to succeed had better get good at it. Everyone has the capacity to learn but most people can do a much better job of it. Learning is a skill one can improve. Learning how to learn is a key to its mastery. Our goal is to help them. Meta-Learning
  • JAY CROSS  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 22, 2015
    [Organization] 15 essentials for successful learning
    Build lessons on learning how to learn into the organization. “A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.” ” Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance. Most learning is self-directed. Give people the freedom to chart their course. Make sure resources are readily available and easy to find. People learn by doing.
  • JAY CROSS  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 2015
    [Organization] Meta-Learning
    People and organizations that strive to succeed had better get good at it. Clark Quinn mentioned The Meta-Learning Lab during #lrnchat today and it brought back a rush of memories. 14 years ago, Clark and I, along with Claudia Welss and Claudia L’Amoreaux, founded the Meta-Learning Lab.  We were ahead of our time. ” Charles Handy.
  • NINE SHIFT  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 2015
    [Organization] 'Fair Testing' Advocates for Unfair Testing
    The organization Fair Testing is advocating for unfair testing. This rather stunned me. Specifically, Fair Testing wants tests to be rigged so girls score higher than boys.  . Boys and girls currently score about the same on tests overall. Because males and females are equal in intelligence. Because girls get better grades than boys.
  • BETH KANTER  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2015
    [Organization] Successful Social Media Content Strategy Is A Continuous Improvement for Nonprofits
    Then you have get organized, really organized. Not only do you need to pre-plan your content using an editorial calendar but coordinate and assign tasks and organize your content assets and curation.     And, then there is the task of putting fingers to keyboard and creating the content as well as curating.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2015
    [Organization] network leadership = adapting to perpetual beta
    Trust is the glue that holds creative organizations together, not rules and regulations. similar approach can be developed for today’s networked organizations. Technology leads organizations. Organizations lead institutions. So basically, ideas are enabled by new technology around which new organizations are created.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2015
    [Organization] Newton’s non-clockwork universe
    “[I]nstead, it acts more like an organism that is subject to ongoing growth, decay, and renewal.” ” I’m not sold on the “organism” metaphor based on Snobelen’s evidence, but that tiny point aside, this is a fascinating article. — open access. William R. Stephen D. Newton rejected it.
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2015
    [Organization] Go Reboot Yourself: Get A Grip on Tech
    We want to help others change their habits at work and at home and share examples of how organizations can integrate tech wellness into their workplace culture and wellness programs. This interactive session will provide a roadmap for anyone seeking to gain more from technology with less intrusions on work, attention, and wellbeing.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2015
    [Organization] Technology and the Future of Media
    In addition, while the Internet enables us to access all kinds of different content and points of view, it also enables like-minded people to find each other and self-organize into communities that share a common interest or passion.  Three major processes are part of the media value chain:  . Unilateral.  Distributed.  Inclusive.  The Fans.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2015
    [Organization] a simpler approach to km
    Finally, once people are conversing, sharing, learning, and experimenting in the open can the organization start to harvest insights from community managers and through good curation practice.This becomes explicit knowledge becomes the stock on which to build the system of record, and such things as lessons recorded, and perhaps even learned.
  • ROSS DAWSON  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 17, 2015
    [Organization] The virtual agent of the future: Real-time photo-realistic human faces that bridge the human/ machine divide
    I recently gave a series of opening keynotes on The Future of Customer Experience as part of a roadshow for omnichannel customer experience platform provider Genesys , which is running a global series of events for their lead customers, which includes organizations such as News Limited, Vodafone, Western Union, and the Australian Taxation Office.
  • BETH KANTER  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 14, 2015
    [Organization] Reflections on a Decade of Designing and Facilitating Interactive Webinars
    Depending on the learning objectives, you could even skip the slides altogether, or adapt them for a pre-work activity.   As part of the planning, it might be a good idea to have the slides so participants can organize their thoughts and prepare, but then transform it into an conversation by ditching the slides for the actual webinar.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 13, 2015
    [Organization] Back when tags were budding
    Over the millennia, we have fashioned the structures of knowledge in just such tree-like ways, from the departmental organization of universities (liberal arts contains history and history contains ancient Chinese history) to the hierarchy of species. In the digital world, users can control the organization of information owned by others.
  • BETH KANTER  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 13, 2015
    [Organization] What Sesame Street Can Teach Us About Giving Days
    September 1 and 2 is an AMAZING time to celebrate the good things your organization makes possible in this community. Flickr Image from Carlos ZGZ. Note from Beth: For the past two years, I’ve had the honor of facilitating a peer learning exchange of Knight Grantees who are hosting Giving Days. Loved it. Bring your butterfly net.
  • BETH KANTER  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2015
    [Organization] 6 Fundraising Platforms That Have Disrupted Charitable Giving Forever
    The American Childhood Cancer Organization (ACCO) is currently selling a t-shirt with the names of 3,400 children and teens who have fought or are still fighting childhood cancer. Image courtesy Tsahi Levent-Levi via Flickr. Enjoy! Fundraising Platforms That Have Disrupted Charitable Giving Forever – Guest Post by Joe Waters.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2015
    [Organization] cooperation for the network era
    Complex environments and problems are best addressed when we organize as networks, work to continuously develop emergent practices, and cooperate to advance our aspirations. Organizations need to extend the notion of work beyond collaboration, beyond teams, and beyond the corporate fire wall. collaboration means ‘working together’.
  • JAY CROSS  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2015
    [Organization] Writing down your learning goals increases the odds you will accomplish them
    Broadly categorized, participants’ goals included completing a project, increasing income, increasing productivity, improving organization, enhancing performance/achievement, enhancing life balance, reducing work anxiety, and learning a new skill. “The discipline of writing something down is the first step toward making it happen.”.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2015
    [Organization] Is a Backlash Brewing Against Silicon Valley’s Perceived Insularity?
    But within 20 years, starting with Peter Thiel’s cohort at Stanford University, the organizing philosophy of Silicon Valley was far more based on the radical libertarian ideology of Ayn Rand than the commune-based notions of Ken Kesey and Stewart Brand.  Silicon Valley should be celebrated. This time the danger is insularity. 
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 10, 2015
    [Organization] adapting to perpetual beta e-book
    Organizations need to learn as fast as their environments. From this foundation, today’s organizations can prepare for a new world of work. Having influence in multiple networks, not just the organization, makes a leader even more effective. The third volume in the perpetual beta series is now ready. Table of Contents. 1.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 8, 2015
    [Organization] serendipitous drip-fed learning
    recent tweet of his was a link to an article on GMO (genetically modified organisms) which is an area of interest to me as a consumer, but something I found rather complex to understand. If you want to learn something about a field you know little about, what do you do? Is there anything we can do do to make it easier? think so.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 6, 2015
    [Organization] Meta-learn what?
    There are lots of skills involved, and not only should you develop your own, but you should consider the benefits to the organization to developing them systematically and systemically.  So, what did I miss? If, indeed, learning is the new business imperative , what does that mean we need to learn? Several things come into play.
  • DONALD CLARK PLAN B  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2015
    [Organization] John Gatto: the best teacher in New York who walked out on 'schooling'
    Nevertheless, in practice, many aspects of learning and education seem to need the organization and structures that Gatto wants to dismantle. John Taylor Gatto was an award winning teacher who became a fierce critic of contemporary schooling. In a somewhat fragmented style, he takes us though the many influences on US education.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2015
    [Organization] Teasing apart cooperation and collaboration
    In the meantime, Harold Jarche , my ITA colleague, as a different take.  He sees collaboration as working together to achieve a goal that’s for the organization, whereas cooperation goes beyond. Here are a couple of different approaches, and my first take at teasing them apart. Coordination is, to me I guess, a subset of cooperation.)
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2015
    [Organization] Could the End of Moore’s Law Be Near? If so, What’s Next?
    Before it, most organisms were very simple, composed of individual cells and simple multi-cell organisms sometimes organized into colonies , such as sponges.  I recently read The Next Wave: A Conversation with John Markoff in Edge.org.  But then,  “I suddenly discovered it was over.”. But, the progress is uneven. 
  • GEORGE SIEMENS  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 3, 2015
    [Organization] White House: Innovation in Higher Education
    The event organizers made it clear that no media or social media was allowed during the event in order to have an open brainstorming session. A few weeks ago, I received an invitation to the White House. The invitation was somewhat cryptic, but basically stated that the focus on the meeting was on quality and innovation. It’s their job.
  • DION HINCHCLIFFE  |  FRIDAY, JULY 31, 2015
    [Organization] The top IT trends that CIOs should watch in 2015
    With digital transformation at the top of the agenda for many organizations, the winds of change are in the air in tech departments. Here are some vital currents in the industry that IT leaders should keep in mind this year.
  • BETH KANTER  |  FRIDAY, JULY 31, 2015
    [Organization] What I learned from the @Fitbit Community Manager at #octribe about Walking Communities
    Allison Leahy gave a presentation about their online community strategy.    Part of the reason that people become fitbit fanatics (I’m one) is because of the social aspect.    There are many opportunities for people to connect, discuss, and share about their walking experience and tracking it with a fitbit. Walk to work at least 2x a day.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, JULY 31, 2015
    [Organization] mastering complexity
    “The One Year Club – organizations that buy tools to embrace a new way of working without understanding fit, and finding it really complex. Organizations realize 9 to 18 months in that their tools don’t fit and what they are trying to do is really complex & they need help. call these Friday’s Finds. There is a gap.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  THURSDAY, JULY 30, 2015
    [Organization] What I've Learned From Philosophy
    The water organizes itself through a whole series of molecule-to-molecule interactions. I posted an item in OLDaily today from Forbes touting the benefits of formerly 'useless' liberal arts degrees. learned how to follow an argument all the way down, which is invaluable in running meetings. That's a hard question to answer. Mill's Axioms ?
  • NINE SHIFT  |  THURSDAY, JULY 30, 2015
    [Organization] Reasons for Hope and Optimism for Train Advocates
    Nona Hill of All Aboard Wisconsin said the organization would like to support other groups interested in bringing me in to speak on trains, a most gracious offer. Here they are: 1.Recent events in the last two months illustrate that while change is very very slow, it comes all at once. in this century.
  • DAVID GURTEEN  |  THURSDAY, JULY 30, 2015
    [Organization] Blog Post: Is your organization a listening organization?
    While listening receives extensive attention in relation to interpersonal communication, there is little focus on organizational listening in academic and professional literature, with books and articles focussed predominantly on disseminating organizations' messages (i.e.
  • JAY CROSS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, 2015
    [Organization] Conferences can be better, a whole lot better
    People attend events to be with other people, to rub shoulders with colleagues from other organizations and with industry spokespeople and gurus. Conference ends with plan for distributing ideas back to home organization and team. We all think we know better. It goes with the territory. Community First! This is an overdose of content.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, 2015
    [Organization] The future of libraries?
    They were some of the first to deal with the issues involved in content organization, leading to information science, and their insight into tagging and finding is still influencing content architecture and engineering. Now, as context, I’ve always been a fan of libraries and library science (and librarians). But it goes further.
  • DONALD CLARK PLAN B  |  TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2015
    [Organization] ASU wants to be a new sort of University and they're getting there
    They are redefining the University as a scalable organization serving the public good. Watched TED 2 last night (the drug-fuelled bear not the over-righteous talks) and ASU was the butt of the bear’s jokes. thought– they’ve done it, ASU have achieved stardom by being referenced in the culture of ‘cool’. love ASU. It’s all a bit crap really.
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2015
    [Organization] Five Ways to Help Your Nonprofit Learn from Feedback (and Earn More Funding Too!)
    Note from Beth: At the end of the day, organizations that are committed to learning will be more effective at meeting the needs of the people they serve. We believe that organizations that are committed to learning are the ones that will be more effective at meeting the needs of the people they intend to help. Sounds obvious, right?
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2015
    [Organization] The New Business Imperative
    This is a doable, albeit challenging move, but it is critical to organizations that will excel.  Learning  is  the  new business imperative.  It is now an indisputable business reality: companies must become more nimble and agile. And this doesn’t, can’t, come from the status quo. Innovation comes, we know, from collaboration.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2015
    [Organization] open and connected leadership
    Learning Organization. What happens when reputation-based networked leadership comes up against hierarchical institutions and competitive market forces? Alas, the opposite of both of those trends is the dominant norm in the political use of the mass media and communication technologies.” – Open Democracy. Nurturing the Network.
  • ROSS DAWSON  |  TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2015
    [Organization] Harnessing the power of innovation: networks are at the heart
    Every organization understands they need to innovate, not just in bringing new offerings to market, but in continually becoming a new and better organization. Organizations are rapidly shifting to network frames for their structure and operations. Networks are always at the heart of innovation.
  • JAY CROSS  |  MONDAY, JULY 27, 2015
    [Organization] Two types of knowledge
    Whatever it takes in your organization, do something about it. Explicit Knowledge. #1 is explicit knowledge. By definition, explicit knowledge can be captured in words. It’s the facts. Answers on Jeopardy. Tree/false tests. wide variety of jobs rely on the look-up, transfer, and interpretation of explicit knowledge. The Right Stuff.
  • BETH KANTER  |  MONDAY, JULY 27, 2015
    [Organization] Reflections from Networked Nonprofit Workshop for Latin American NGOs
    I just returned from doing two days of facilitating a Networked Nonprofit training in Mexico City with Oxfam Mexico and participants from offices throughout Latin America, South America, and Caribbean.   The first day focused on networks and strategic use of social media along with some practical skills in content creation and measurement.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, JULY 23, 2015
    [Organization] A Nurturing Culture #blimage
    This to me is a metaphor for the benefits of creating a culture in which learning can flourish.  I’ve earlier detailed what the research says about the elements of a learning organization, and it’s clear that you  need a culture with several elements. Here plants are flourishing under the energy of the sun. Charles Jennings.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, JULY 23, 2015
    [Organization] seek, sense, share globally
    In my early years as an independent consultant, all of my work was with organizations. I had to respond to Requests for Proposals (which I no longer do) and had to deal with various financial departments in order to get paid. Just over a year ago I launched the first ‘ PKM in 40 days ‘ online workshop.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 22, 2015
    [Organization] Trust and betrayal
    And if you can’t share, you can’t benefit from working out loud, showing your work, and more.  It’s back to the Miranda organization , where anything you say can and will be held against you. I’ve been part of an online community for some years now, and it just blew up. But one incident totally changed that.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 22, 2015
    [Organization] engineering our own serendipity
    Understanding it as an emergent property of social networks, instead of sheer luck, enables us to treat it as a viable strategy for organizing people and sharing ideas, rather than writing it off as magic. While Silicon Valley CEO’s keep trying to engineer serendipity in their organizations, I would focus on the individual.
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, JULY 21, 2015
    [Organization] How Can Nonprofits Become Agile Learners?
    Equally comfortable improvising as necessary and also translating those improvised moves that worked into codified strategies, systems, processes and tools that help the organization continue to evolve. Flickr Photo by Ale Nunez. The article describes ways that individuals can develop their learning agility muscle. Are you an agile learner?
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  MONDAY, JULY 20, 2015
    [Organization] Humans Should Aim To Be The Next Us
    We mustn’t allow the machine to replace the true purpose of an organization. Chief Information Officer mandates a certain collaboration platform to be installed across the organization – because one of their CIO friends did the same a few months back – but doesn’t once contribute or participate. Time publisher John A. It’s my fridge!
  • BETH KANTER  |  MONDAY, JULY 20, 2015
    [Organization] Healthy Nonprofit Work Culture: Shouldn’t That 2 Hour Conference Call Have Been An Email?
    We all have too many meetings and many organizations have a meeting culture that spawns more meetings, and the cycle of wasted time continues, stealing our creativity, energy, and getting in the way of getting results!   How can we avoid that trap? Meetings that waste your time! Do you really need a meeting? Why Not A Walking Meeting?
  • DOC SEARLS   |  SUNDAY, JULY 19, 2015
    [Organization] Why the strange uploads to @Flickr?
    And that’s in just one account. I’m involved with three others as well, all by organizations to which I belong.). I’ve got 58,765 photos on Flickr , so far. These have 8,618,102 views, so far, running about 5,000 a day. The top count this last week was 11,766. Not that I’m into stats. Here’s the main problem.
  • BETH KANTER  |  FRIDAY, JULY 17, 2015
    [Organization] Five Tips for Nonprofits Data Visualization
    Today’s social sector organizations need to be able to gather, analyze and share data. We  know this because we regularly hear from organizations that are struggling to develop effective data visualizations. As a co-founder of a design firm, I work to help social sector organizations avoid these pitfalls. How old is she?
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, JULY 16, 2015
    [Organization] no organization is an island
    Organizations are alive when people can exert their autonomy in ethical practice. Even progressive organizations often miss out on the latter, described by the authors as an, “ inherent tendency toward growth development and integrated functioning ”. The organization must be alive. No organization is an island.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 15, 2015
    [Organization] Locus of the Revolution?
    Where the environment is optimized for an organization to not just survive, but thrive. What makes sense? In one sense, it’s about using IT well, and that theoretically is IT’s job. They’re supposed to provide an infrastructure that supports the business. And they certainly (should) understand their own needs. strategy
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, JULY 14, 2015
    [Organization] The Secret Every Successful Nonprofit Leader Knows About Being Productive
    Flickr Photo by udithawix. I’m facilitating a peer learning project on practical networked leadership skills for emerging nonprofit leaders.    As we all know, living in a networked world creates opportunities for abundance.   But having many choices and opportunities requires developing a special set of skills  in order to be successful.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, JULY 14, 2015
    [Organization] leadership in perpetual beta
    Having influence in multiple networks, not just the organization, makes a leader even more effective. Strong networks, combined with temporary and negotiated hierarchies to get work done, become the simple building blocks for an organization in in a state of perpetual beta. Employees, more than ever, are individualists. Leadership
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, JULY 14, 2015
    [Organization] The Economic Potential of The Internet of Things
    Business Organization and Culture.  Like many technological advances, the Internet of Things (IoT) has been long in coming.  Ubiquitous or Pervasive Computing dates back to the 1990s, when neither the necessary low-cost devices nor ubiquitous wireless networking were anywhere near ready.  Settings -based Economic Value . Interoperability. 
  • MIND HACKS  |  MONDAY, JULY 13, 2015
    [Organization] Spike activity 13-07-2015
    “the organization’s long-standing ethics director, Stephen Behnke, had been removed from his position as a result of the report and signaled that other firings or sanctions could follow” according to the Washington Post. Psychologist accused of enabling US torture backed by former FBI chief, reports The Guardian. Robotic shelves!
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  MONDAY, JULY 13, 2015
    [Organization] What open APIs could do for the news
    These three news organizations are nevertheless fervid evangelists for the same APIs—for internal use. In 2008-9, NPR, the NY Times, and The Guardian opened up public APIs, hoping that it would spur developers around the world to create wonderful and weird apps that would make use of their metadata and spread the availability of news.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  FRIDAY, JULY 10, 2015
    [Organization] Sophomore Blues Sabbatical
    Once the landing has completed and the pilot has pulled the plane up to the gate, flight attendants parade up and down the aisles spraying a World Health Organization approved aerosol disinfectant. They’re acting on behalf of the interests of an entire country. have a case of the sophomore book blues. need a different strategy.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  FRIDAY, JULY 10, 2015
    [Organization] “Oh, you’re one of those. You want to work anywhere, anytime.”
    We utilize Aon Hewitt for our twice-annual engagement surveying, and the firm has informed us that our employee engagement score is “number one globally amongst organizations of similar size and composition.” My first few days as a team member at TELUS in November of 2008 were rather interesting. Would that be a problem?”. We saved 1.3
  • BETH KANTER  |  FRIDAY, JULY 10, 2015
    [Organization] The Benefits of Using Data to Bring Mindfulness to Your Work
    This peer learning program that also includes young leaders and their mentors – is built around strengthening Emotional Intelligence both online and offline.     One of the areas we include is self-management and mindfulness – such important skills for leaders and a mindset that can be embodied in an organization’s culture.
  • BETH KANTER  |  THURSDAY, JULY 9, 2015
    [Organization] @knightfdn Offers Free Webinar Series on Taking Giving Days to the Next Level
    Now, though, that many foundations have a few Giving Days under their belts, we’ve heard that organizers need higher-level on training that can help advance their efforts. Photo credit: Silicon Valley Gives. Bahia Ramos has written this guest post sharing the details. Register today ! Register. Landing Corporate Sponsorships ( 2 p.m.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 8, 2015
    [Organization] Emergent experience?
    And I’m inclined to think that social learning is the cheaper way to go than a complex system-generated experience. I’m just thinking out loud here, a tangent sparked by a juxtaposition, part of my ongoing efforts to make sense of the world and apply that to creating more resilient and successful organizations.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, JULY 7, 2015
    [Organization] 2015 top 10 tools for learning
    Microsoft Word: My writing tool for longer posts, articles, and of course books, and writing is a powerful force for organizing my thoughts, and a great way to share them and get feedback. 99.99% of the time) provides me with links that give me the answer i need. Twitter: I am pointed to many amazing and interesting things via Twitter.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, JULY 6, 2015
    [Organization] smart cities need smart citizens
    With these data, governments, organizations, and companies can sense patterns and make decisions – from traffic control to geographically specific advertising. The last century’s division of work and personal life are still evident in many organizations where employees are cut off from their online social networks.
  • ROSS DAWSON  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 1, 2015
    [Organization] Understanding organizational change: Exceptional visualizations of evolving org charts
    Org charts have long been used to show people the formal reporting lines in organizations, usually as a hierarchy with different levels. However organizations are regularly re-organized, requiring a new org chart to be created. In fact, organizations are completely dynamic, changing in ways small and large every single day.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 28, 2015
    [Organization] loosening group boundaries
    The Triple A Organization (Awareness, Alternatives, Action) by Valdis Krebs takes this into consideration, promoting organizational dynamics that connect unique group boundaries but do not destroy them. Successful AAA organizations will enable the flow of opposing ideas, as well as the space and time to test new ideas. – PhysOrg.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 27, 2015
    [Organization] Does the moral universe arc?
    ” He puts it on a level with our other faculties, part of the reaction against the reduction of consciousness to what comes through our sense organs. “The arc of the moral universe is long but bends towards justice.” ” Does it? As it is, our President did him proud. ” (p. But, is Parker right? ” (p.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 2015
    [Organization] I’m Showing My Work … My Next Book Is Postponed
    While  FLAT ARMY  was a book written to help organizations and leaders launch improvements in their culture and employee engagement practices through connected leadership, pervasive learning and collaborative technologies … I not only had the bug to continue writing, I wanted to delve deeply into the concept of purpose. My other work.
  • BETH KANTER  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24, 2015
    [Organization] 7 Social Media Toolsets for 2016 by @jeremycaplan
    stellar example of content curation :   Content curation is not aggregation or a big gigantic list of links.    A content curator v ets, filters, organizes, and presents information in a instructional way.   He has organized clusters of tools around different concepts of use that a social media professional might need.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24, 2015
    [Organization] Taylor Swift and Apple Demonstrate How You Work Things Out In The Open
    Many organizations do this. Dan Pontefract is the author of FLAT ARMY: Creating a Connected and Engaged Organization and is Chief Envisioner at TELUS Transformation Office. I’ve had music pop star Taylor Swift on my mind for the better part of a year. As a consequence, even I know all the words to the song “Out Of The Woods” now.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24, 2015
    [Organization] networked unmanagement
    Frédéric Laloux has found some commonalities for what he calls Teal organizations , and Niels Pflaeging has established some solid principles to organize for complexity. Transparency is probably the biggest challenge for organizations today, and it can start with salary transparency. 5. ConnectedEnterprise Management
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 2015
    [Organization] What I Learned In London at the Future of Social Conference
    Another example was of Ryan Lee Cox who was concerned about food insecurity at his high school and used Facebook to organize and fundraise to raise enough money to pay for lunches for students in need. The first half of the conference featured talks from three platforms that discussed future trends for social good. Charles Wells,  JustGiving.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, JUNE 22, 2015
    [Organization] time to start cooperating
    The latter currently dominates how we organize as a society. As our organizations move to network models, cooperation (freely sharing without expectation of direct recompense) becomes the best long term strategy for work. In tribal societies, your family is your source of power. In institutions, it is your position in the hierarchy.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 2015
    [Organization] structure drives behaviour
    And most of the structures organizations have today were designed for yesterday. Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. call these Friday’s Finds. “ Structure drives behaviour. – @SamiHonkinen ” – via @hharjula. Tech startups have proved that.- – NYTimes.
  • BETH KANTER  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 2015
    [Organization] Future of Social: Gen Z
    While there are larger numbers of Gen Z in India, China, and Nigeria compared to UK or US,  they are truly a global organization.  This post includes my slides and summary of the main points I will be making as well as links to resources. Gen Z By The Numbers. Be Prepared to Be Blown Away by Gen Z. And they are already blowing us away.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 2015
    [Organization] Why Work Out Loud? (for #wolweek)
    If you’re in a Miranda organization, where anything you say can be held against you, it may not be safe to share.  If your employer will take what you know and then let you go (without realizing, of course, there’s more there), it’s not safe. Not all organizations are ready for sharing you work. You could be wrong.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 2015
    [Organization] Embrace Plan B
    actually made the story part of my presentation.  I made the point that just like in my case, organizations need not only optimal execution of the plans, but then also the ability to innovate if the plan isn’t working. The past two weeks, I’ve been on the road (hence the paucity of posts). This past week I spoke twice. Now what?
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, JUNE 15, 2015
    [Organization] Open Letter on the Digital Economy
    Understanding the relative importance and roles of technology, globalization, tax policy, the minimum wage, labor organizing and other factors in the recent growth of inequality in the United States and other countries.”  . Previous technological innovation has always delivered more long-run employment, not less. 
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, JUNE 15, 2015
    [Organization] finding people who know
    Jane McConnell published her 9th annual report on The Organization in the Digital Age last month. Jane recently posted 10 key findings from the nearly 300 organizations surveyed. “4. Organizations are prioritizing their efforts between finding information or finding people and the latter is the more frequent choice.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 13, 2015
    [Organization] I Missed My 25th High School Reunion That Never Was
    Why didn’t anyone organize a 25th anniversary reunion for our high school graduation year? Hence, in a moment of reflection, I feel partially responsible (culpable, indeed) for not organizing a 25th high school reunion. This week, twenty-five years ago, I graduated from high school. Technically speaking, I’m now old. Never!
  • DONALD CLARK PLAN B  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 13, 2015
    [Organization] ‘The Strange Case of Rachel Doleza’: why diversity training does more harm than good
    Diversity courses are “ more symbolic than substantive " says University of California LAW Professor, Lauren Edelman, She independently reviewed Kalev's study and concluded that the problem was training in " response to the general legal environment and the fact that organizations copy one another." But let’s look at the substantive evidence.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 2015
    [Organization] the literacy of the 21st century
    It would be impossible to run an organization if this were the case. Organizations that do not actively support something like the PKM framework are seriously limiting new insights that feed innovation. Larger organizations, with training departments, have to move their focus to social learning. Innovation Learning
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 9, 2015
    [Organization] How Gen Z Donors Harness the Power of Online Giving
    If you and your kids are looking to be more “hands on” with your philanthropy, consider pairing your online campaign with some local volunteering , a partnership with your school or religious organization, or even something as simple as a bake sale. Small Givers, Big Impact. “That’s why I need help from you!”
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 9, 2015
    [Organization] The Datafication of Business and Society
    Data science research and educational programs are being organized in universities around the world.  In a 2012 Harvard Business Review article, Data Scientist: The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century , Tom Davenport and D. J. Datafication is a fairly new concept associated with our recent data revolution. 
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, JUNE 8, 2015
    [Organization] the keystone of the intelligent organization
    The intelligent organization is based on a simple structure that has the flexibility to deal with complex situations. Organizations have to be designed to promote creative and non-routine work, and leave the machines to handle the boring stuff. Being able to read and write is not enough. Human cognition can fill in the gaps.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3, 2015
    [Organization] [liveblog] Miriam Reiner on VR for learning
    For the first time we have a mt=ethod to organize and enhance learning.” Miriam Reiner is giving a tlk on virtual reality. Her lab collects info about brain activity under VR to create a model of optimal learning. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Omitting key information. Introducing artificial choppiness.
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 2, 2015
    [Organization] What I Learned From @nancylublin About #dataonpurpose
    She wrote a memo to the board telling them that their organization had lots of data but they were not listening to it.     She wanted to hire a Data Scientist.    The West Coast part of the board said yes.  DoSomething is the largest youth organization in the world with 3.8 was all about data.   Culture of Iteration. Focusing on KPIs.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, JUNE 1, 2015
    [Organization] preparing for 2020
    If you are involved in workplace learning or education, consider these changes in how we communicate, organize, and work. How can our organizations promote better and deeper conversations? Our job, as learning professionals, is to make humanity the killer app for our organizations. The aim was to dominate the market.
  • BETH KANTER  |  MONDAY, JUNE 1, 2015
    [Organization] Social Media, Networks, and Data in Patient Healthcare Networks
    The audience consisted of patient and professional patient advocacy organizations that were attending the ASCO meeting. Click for Twitter Transcript. Patient advocates play a critical role in setting research priorities, designing clinical trials and structuring appropriate clinical engagement with industry. This “Dr.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  MONDAY, JUNE 1, 2015
    [Organization] [misc][liveblog] Alex Wright: The secret history of hypertext
    I’m in Oslo for Kunnskapsorganisasjonsdagene , which my dear friend Google Translate tells me is Knowledge Organization Days. Geddes created a museum, the Palais Mondial , that was organized like hypertext., It’s self-organizing. Alex Wright is keynoting this morning. The last time I saw him was … in Oslo.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  SUNDAY, MAY 31, 2015
    [Organization] Calling Frederic Laloux Of Reinventing Organizations
    Dear Frederic, I read your book, Reinventing Organizations. Author of FLAT ARMY: Creating a Connected and Engaged Organization and the forthcoming book, DUAL PURPOSE: Redefining the Meaning of Work. 31 May, 2015. Regardless, there are parts of your book I rather enjoyed. Unfortunately, I won’t be back again in Europe until 2016).
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