• HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2014
    [Organization] Hierarchies in perpetual beta
    Many of the organizations described in the book, Reinventing Organizations , are based on the principle of self-organization where hierarchies are temporary, negotiated structures. Self-organizing teams are much more flexible than hierarchical ones, but they require active and engaged members. But in reality, it’s not.”
  • TED  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2014
    [Organization] Eye phone: How a TED Fellow’s new app could help restore sight to millions
    We’ve had so much demand — over 4,000 eye organizations in 180 countries are asking to use it, and we want to make it available and keep the cost low. On Indiegogo, you’re asking people to buy one and donate it to health care organizations. 'Andrew Bastawrous shares the idea behind Peek at TED2014. ”).
  • TED  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2014
    [Organization] At TEDxPlaceDesNations, talks from those who dedicate their lives to the global good
    He captivated the audience,” says Melissa Fleming, who co-organized the event. There are a large number of international organizations and a community of international business too.”. But at the same time, she started pursuing the idea of organizing a TEDx event with Corinne Momal-Vanian, the Director of UN Information Centres.
  • BOB SUTTON  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2014
    [Organization] 12 Books That Every Leader Should Read: Updated
    These are books that have taught me much about people, teams, and organizations -- while at the same time -- provide useful guidance (if sometimes indirectly) about what it takes to lead well versus badly. One of the best business/leadership/organization design books ever written – this and Hairball are a great pair. " 3. P.P.S.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2014
    [Organization] becoming collectively smarter
    PKM is only a technology in the sense that Harold Stolovitch defines it, “ Technology is the application of organized and scientific knowledge to solve practical problems. People practising PKM, in their own ways, add to the diversity of thinking in organizations and society. We had lots of time for our institutions to adapt.
  • TED  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2014
    [Organization] Meet the 2015 class of TED Fellows and Senior Fellows
    popular chef, David is the founder of Brazil’s first socio-gastronomic organization, Gastromotiva, which brings culinary education to favela residents, to create employment and empower communities. She is the founder of Vocal Revolutionaries, a volunteer-run literary organization that empowers African youth. Trevor Aaronson (USA).
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2014
    [Organization] Why L&D?
    The litany is that they’re so far out of touch with their organization, and science, that it’s probably  better to let them die an unnatural death than to try to save them. Who else would you want to be guiding an organization in achieving effectiveness in a humane way? And this is true of moving L&D forward.
  • TED  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2014
    [Organization] The first TEDx in Cuba: An event in Habana, two years in the making
    These, says Andres Levin, the organizer of TEDxHabana , are common misconceptions about what life in Cuba is actually like. Levin had just six months to organize a TEDx event in a country where many people had never heard of TED, let alone seen a TED Talk. 'A rooftop view of Habana, Cuba, which just welcomed its first TEDx event.
  • THE SMART WORK COMPANY  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2014
    [Organization] Of patterns and progress
    'A link to a set of McKinsey Quarterly articles dropped into my email inbox a few days ago. One One of the articles in particular interested me.  Next frontiers for lean  is good, (although, I prefer ‘process innovation approaches’ rather than ‘lean’ since they are about much, much more than the elimination of waste).
  • NINE SHIFT  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2014
    [Organization] The Feminists' Final Frenzy
    Instead of bluster and blame, organizations and the media reports about them were devoid of emotion and focused on just solving the problem. 'One of the top stories of 2015 has to be the big, and positive, turn in the gender war. The year began with third wave anti-male feminists continuing to get a favorable reception. It''s not over.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2014
    [Organization] finding perpetual beta
    With an external environment that is highly connected, organizations have to get connected inside. Faster market feedback challenges the organization’s ability to act. Reorganization has to be part of an organization, not something done to it. Organizations and Learning. Scroll down to read a description of the contents.
  • TED  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2014
    [Organization] The innovations that could improve our world, assorted thoughts for rethinking terror and a pair of year-end accolades
    In the piece, Bakhit explains how terrorist organizations play on hero myths, a la Joseph Campbell. 'JR’s signature eyes—this time of Eric Garner—proceed the Millions March in New York. Photo: JR/Instagram. TEDsters have been busy, as always, during the last two weeks. Innovations poised to make a difference. Mission: 007 antagonist.
  • ELLEN WAGNER  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2014
    [Organization] The #OEB14 Debate: Is Data Corrupting Education?
    Is the invasive extensive profiling and rigorous achievement test, backed by for-profit organizations, skewing the means of gathering information and determining relevance? 'Online Educa Berlin is a major international gathering of online/elearning/distance learning/mobilized/datified learning innovators. am very pleased to have participated.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2014
    [Organization] knowledge is personal
    Of course, this can be a real challenge in organizations that do not discuss failure. Is failure an option in your organization? Data and information may be gathered by the organization, but knowledge and stories are personal. 'Knowledge management, for me, is personal. Knowledge is personal. Perhaps that is why we love stories.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2014
    [Organization] Open Education, MOOCs, and Opportunities
    These were designed originally by organizations such as the Open University, in Britain, and Canada''s Athabasca University. In addition to LOM, the consortium designed Content Packaging, to bundle sets of learning objects for storage and delivery, and sequencing and design specifications, to organize them into courses. CCK11.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2014
    [Organization] Sharing some ideas
    This is powerful learning for leaders of an organization that is committed to innovation. For example, someone with a large and sparse network is more likely to see innovation opportunities across the organization and promote the possibilities. Beta Organizations. call these Friday’s Finds. These “superconnectors.”
  • JAY CROSS  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2014
    [Organization] Peeragogy
    major component of informal learning is natural learning, the notion of treating people as organisms in nature. workscape designer’s goal is to create a learning environment that increases the organization’s longevity and health and the individual’s happiness and well-being. It’s a both a discipline and a living book. Version 2.0
  • BETH KANTER  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2014
    [Organization] The ALS Ice Bucket Donor Retention Challenge
    And, our entire organization kicked into high gear.” According to Newhouse,  in the past, the organization viewed social media as a necessary evil. The organization acquired a lot of new “ Gen Z” or “PhilanthroKid” donors. ALS Association and discuss the Ice Bucket Challenge. What are you takeaways?
  • TED  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2014
    [Organization] A class of medical students thinks “upstream,” thanks to the gift of a book
    Beginning with the class of 2014, the medical school has launched a Community Service Learning program that requires all students to do 50 hours of service with a community-based organization, or to create a community service project that inspires them. Photo: Ryan Lash/TED. Check out the book,  The Upstream Doctors. ”  .
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2014
    [Organization] What Social Media Analytics Can’t Tell You About Your Audience
    The research suggests that if your organization uses social media as one of its listening posts, it’s crucial to understand what you’re hearing and whose voice is missing. The methodology and report provide some great insights about how to think about social media behaviors of our audience. Let’s dig in. They’re quietly reading.
  • TED  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2014
    [Organization] The TED Gift Guide
    It’s made of rice powder, kaolin clay, organic horsetail powder and essential oils.”. Donate to the organizations below on your own, or in the name of a big-hearted friend. 'Buying gifts? It is HARD. better way to locate the perfect gift? Think about what captures a person’s curiosity, and then seek ideas from people in that field.
  • TED  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2014
    [Organization] 10 signs you should be at TEDActive next March
    At TEDActive, you’ll find brainstorm sessions — both organized and informal — on topics that range from education interventions to the future of transportation. Whether through volunteering, organizing events, contributing to the arts or getting involved in politics, you go above and beyond for the people in your area.
  • ROSS DAWSON  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2014
    [Organization] Timeline of Emerging Science and Technology: A visual framework
    Transparent (organic) solar cells on skyscrapers. 'My colleague and friend Richard Watson and I have created a number of visual frameworks together, including Trend Blend 2007+ based on the London tube map, which has spawned many imitators over the years. Click on the image to view the full-size pdf. Community grids. Synthetic jet fuels.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2014
    [Organization] Organic Net Neutrality
    In fact, we should be spending more of our time reminding people that before Artificial Net Neutrality the Internet came by its neutrality naturally, even organically. 'I’ve started blogging at Ting.com , the only mobile access provider I actually like. I’ll tell you why in a moment. Thanks, Seth! Now, why I like Ting. Someday!
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2014
    [Organization] Getting Models
    Now there might also be the case that there just isn’t an organizing principle (I’m willing to concede that, for now …). 'In trying to shift from a traditional elearning approach to a more enlightened one, a deeper one, you are really talking about viewing things differently, which is non-trivial. Take, for example, models.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2014
    [Organization] #OEB14 Rheingold, Lewin, Stevenson
    How would they organize themselves? We use MediaWiki, we use Discourse (discourse.com) - working with the organizers of these open learning courses (eg. 'These are summary notes of the presentations at Online Educa Berlin, 2014. If the text uses the first person, it is the presenter speaking, not me. billion in 2018. Some candidates.
  • TED  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2014
    [Organization] A 10,000-person TEDx event unfolds in Buenos Aires
    Instead, they were waiting to be entertained by a historian who researches scientific mysteries thousands of years old, an 84-year-old who founded a human rights organization run by grandmothers and the inventor of CAPTCHA. It is a different type of event,” said organizer Gerry Garbulsky. While 10,000 attended—more than 30,000 applied.
  • BETH KANTER  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2014
    [Organization] Thank You Wednesday: The Gift of Giving Tuesday
    So to kick off thank you Wednesday, I’d like to say thank you for the many magic moments, including these: 1) Give Local or Where You Live: Many communities and places and local organizations joined the celebration. GivingTuesday is about the generosity and reciprocity of giving in the broadest sense. GivingTuesday is about giving.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2014
    [Organization] EPortfolios and Badges Workshop - #OEB14
    In the final version of the document, 3 or 4 months time, we intend to link the competency framework document to an ongoing and developing spreadsheet of organizations and frameworks related to the recognition and accreditation of competencies. It''s free for end users; organizations pay for the use, and users own their own contents.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2014
    [Organization] the future will be distributed
    ” As distributed and shared sense-making pervades society, it is quite likely a similar pattern will emerge inside and across organizations. 'Is this the journalism of the future? “We can conjecture, for example, that the journalism of the future will be distributed ? —?with ” – Reinvent Everything. We made the news!
  • EUEN SEMPLE  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2014
    [Organization] Developing a thick skin
    Remember Organizations Don''t Tweet - People Do! '"That''s what I should expect if I stick my ideas out there onto the internet". This was my daughter''s mature reaction the other day when a group of people took exception to one of her tweets. Their reaction had hurt her, and was unexpected, but not unusual.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2014
    [Organization] Micah Sifry: Why the Net’s effect on politics has disappointed us
    They trained tens of thousands of organizers in a rigorous way. We now know he is nowhere near the community organizer he was portrayed as. think the answer is that the tools the Obama campaign used were not designed to make it easy for the base to organize itself. E.g., Spain has a stronger tradition of local self-organization.
  • ADAPTIVE PATH  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2014
    [Organization] Adaptive Path 2015 Conferences & Workshops: End of Year Registration Sale
    Like, the person who pays for things in your organization.]. 'It’s that time of year again… We’re running our annual end-of-year events sale and now is the time to save big on next year’s conferences and our Copenhagen UX Intensive workshop. They won’t get any cheaper. You won’t get a better deal than this. No budget left this year? UX Week.
  • BETH KANTER  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2014
    [Organization] Join Me Live From Brasil to Celebrate #GivingTuesday #DiadeDoar on 12/2 at 11:00 AM PST
    Organizations as Greenpeace, SOS Global Villages, Care, Rotary International, The Red Cross, The Avon Institute as well many other smaller, local nonprofits. What is your organization doing for GivingTuesday? GivingTuesday is more than just kickstarter for nonprofits to launch their annual appeals. No problem. Fundraising
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2014
    [Organization] books in perpetual beta
    This new ebook is part of the continuing journey to understand how individuals and organizations can manage fundamental changes in networked society, business, and education. It questions the status quo of how organizations are structured in order to get work done. 'Finding Perpetual Beta is now in production. PKM Tips.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2014
    [Organization] Before Facebook, there was DeanSpace
    DeanSpace let Dean supporters connect with one another on topics, form groups, and organize action. 'Here’s a four-minute video from July 13, 2003, of Zack Rosen describing the social networking tool he and his group were building for the Howard Dean campaign. This was before Facebook, remember.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2014
    [Organization] What Should The Title Of My Next Book Be?
    Chapter 5 – Power Plays in the Organization. The second section has the following draft chapter titles: Chapter 7 – The Purpose of an Organization. 'It hasn’t been through any editing yet. It’s 12 chapters in total. It’s approaching 90,000 words. again). There are two sections. Chapter 8 – Job.
  • TED  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2014
    [Organization] Thanksgiving dinner with Aunt Bertha: A quick way to find free holiday meals
    Aunt Bertha has also cracked open the data to look at when the most free meals are taking place (hint: on November, 27 at 11am) and what kind of organizations are offering these meals (39% are offered by churches). 'No, Aunt Bertha will not pinch your cheeks. That’s because she is not actually a person. Creating this map was a challenge.
  • TED  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2014
    [Organization] The other butterfly effect: A youth reporter finds out how monarchs fight their own parasites
    And the main difference between them is that the migratory ones haven’t fully developed their reproductive organs, and that saves them so much energy that they can live for a long time. 'Biologist Jaap de Roode studies the Monarch butterfly’s ability to use medicinal plants. Lubna Batool, an 11th-grade New Yorker, was fascinated.
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2014
    [Organization] #thankful4home: Raising Awareness Around Homelessness
    This fall and winter I’m working with a group of organizations in Chicago to raise awareness around homelessness, alongside screenings of the @Home documentary that features portraits of this issue through the eyes of activist Mark Horvath.  A campaign to help people feel grateful would be a gain for these organizations and the cause.
  • TED  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2014
    [Organization] A TEDGlobal friendship, straight from the Amazon: Mark Plotkin and Tashka Yawanawá
    That was revolutionary when we started and — having Tashka do it — that supported our work … We were also the first organization to encourage elderly indigenous people to pass their knowledge on to their kids and their grandkids. 'Mark Plotkin and Chief Tashka were pleased to share the stage at TEDGlobal 2014.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2014
    [Organization] [siu] Geoff Bilder on getting the scholarly cyberinfrastructure right
    Geoff is going through what he thinks is required for organizations contributing to a scholarly cyberinfrastructure. An organization nees a living will: what will happen to it when it ends? The goal should be to generate surplus so the organization isn’t brittle and can respond to new opportunities. NOTE: Live-blogging.
  • BETH KANTER  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2014
    [Organization] Record-breaking donations on Give to the Max Day in Minnesota
    Total organizations: 5,544 (a 25% increase over 2013). While I am thrilled that we broke our record for dollars raised, the growth in donors and organizations are the numbers that I am over the moon about. am so excited that more organizations are getting donations than ever before on Give to the Max Day! Stay tuned!
  • CHARLES JENNINGS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2014
    [Organization] The Only Person Who Behaves Sensibly Is My Tailor
    '“The only person who behaves sensibly is my tailor. He takes new measurements every time he sees me. All the rest go on with their old measurements.” George Bernard Shaw I’ve always enjoyed George Bernard Shaw’s writing. He was a man who made a great deal of sense to me. and a co-founder of the London School of Economics. Apparently not. itashare
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2014
    [Organization] Anarchists in the Boardroom
    Anarchists in the Boardroom , by Liam Barrington-Bush, is a comprehensive read showing how organizations can apply the 3 principles of ‘more like people’ organizations: Humanity: What can we learn from ourselves? The intended audience are non-profit organizations. ” – Liam Barrington-Bush. Their answer? Books
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2014
    [Organization] Workshop Bank
    Culture Triangle : A team building motivational activity that helps separate teams or organizations understand each other better with a view to improving collaboration. 'If you conduct workshops, finding activities that relate to your themes can be a challenge. have used one activity several times, first in Toronto in 2011.
  • BETH KANTER  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2014
    [Organization] Give Miami Day raises record $5.2 million for nonprofits
    'Community Block Party attendees check out participating nonprofit organizations during the event. million, organizers at  The Miami Foundation realized that  Give Miami Day 2014 would be their most successful Giving Day yet. Organizers also added a new event at Marlins Park the day of the event to engage local residents.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2014
    [Organization] APIs are magic
    They’re a deep magic that draws upon five skills of the Web as Mage: First, an API matters typically because some organization has decided to flip the default: it assumes data should be public unless there’s a reason to keep it private. '( This is cross-posted at Medium.). That’s the power of open APIs.”. Ah, the power of APIs!
  • TED  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2014
    [Organization] How a model of mentorship is helping TEDx grow throughout Iran
    Mohammadi admits she never planned to apply to organize a TEDx. She first got her feet wet when she responded to a tweet from the organizers of TEDxKish requesting volunteer help. She contacted TEDx organizer Giorgio Ungania, who she had met at TEDxAbuDhabi , and asked if she could be part of that team. Photo: Ali Taheri.
  • EUEN SEMPLE  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2014
    [Organization] Some of my best friends are grown ups
    My fantasy is a world where we all operate as autonomous, self directing cells in the greater organism of society. 'I often quote an exchange, many years ago, between myself and Dave Snowden in which Dave accused me of being anti-religious evangelicals while at the same time being evangelical about my own world view. Do we?
  • BETH KANTER  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2014
    [Organization] Understanding the New Power of the Collaborative Economy for Social Good Sector
    Imagine a large group of aggrieved people, camped in the heart of your organization, able to observe everything that you do. What would they think of the distribution of power in your organization and its legitimacy? There’s a good chance that your organization is already being occupied, whether you know it or not. Share
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2014
    [Organization] Networked Knowing
    How can an organization like Cooperative Extension adapt to the network era? First, it needs to structure as a network because the initial design of the organization influences everything else. Everyone needs to be connected to the goals of the organization (network), not just doing their job.  Jobs are relics of hierarchies.
  • BETH KANTER  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2014
    [Organization] A Conversation with Allison Fine About Her New Book #Matterness
    Here’s the question: Why do organizations continue to work with at rather than with their own people, the ones using the most amazing megaphones in the history of mankind, all of the social media channels, to raise awareness of issues, organize protests, raise money, share stories? 'Click To Purchase Now. What’s Matterness about?
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2014
    [Organization] The Future of AI: a Ubiquitous, Invisible, Smart Utility
    The key was to organize neural nets into stacked layers…  In 2006, Geoff Hinton, then at the University of Toronto, made a key tweak to this method, which he dubbed deep learning.  'Our increasingly smart machines are now being applied to activities that not long ago were viewed as the exclusive domain of humans.  Quite the opposite. 
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2014
    [Organization] The Great Transformation of the Organization Still Needs the How
    ” The ‘we’ he referred to might have been leaders in today’s organizations. It helps an organization’s margins improve because they make markets vibrant. Efficiency innovations – helps an organization get lean. “Organizations aren’t up to the challenge,” he yelled.
  • GEORGE SIEMENS  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2014
    [Organization] Digital Learning Research Network (dLRN)
    Universities/organizations and people involved: Carnegie Mellon University (Carolyn Rose). 'Higher education is digitizing. All aspects of it, including administration, teaching/learning, and research. The process of becoming digital has important implications for how learning occurs and how research happens and how it is shared.
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2014
    [Organization] Help! My Nonprofit Needs A Data Nerd
    We started off with an affinity clustering of the strengths, challenges, and opportunities for improving their organization’s practice of measuring impact and communicating about it. So, if you are not using data or measurement because your organization does not have someone with the skills,  there are ways around this challenge!
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2014
    [Organization] L&D and working out loud #wolweek
    In a Miranda organization , no one is going to share. Instead, you need the elements of a learning organization : the environment has to value diversity, be open to new ideas, provide time for reflection, and most of all be safe. Working out loud benefits the individual and the organization in a healthy environment.
  • BETH KANTER  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2014
    [Organization] The Ultimate Tool for Managing Your Organization’s Social Strategy: LightBox Collaborative Editorial Calendar 2015 Edition
    Over the last five years, many organizations we work with have put these tools to excellent use: We worked with Kaiser Northwest to provide communications training assistance to their grantees working on healthy, local food issues. We covered strategy, especially identifying audiences through personas and key objectives. Fear not! Content
  • CHARLES JENNINGS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2014
    [Organization] Embedding Learning in Work: The Benefits and Challenges
    Yet another study by Bersin & Associates (now Bersin by Deloitte) published in March 2012 reported that “ Organizations with strong informal learning capabilities, including the adoption and use of social learning tools, are 300% more likely to excel at global talent development than organizations without those competencies.”
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2014
    [Organization] The Future of HR
    These organizations are now facing increasingly complex business environments that require continuous learning while working. Typical strategies of optimizing current business processes or reducing costs only marginally influence the organization’s overall performance. The organization needs to connect the outside with the inside.
  • TED  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2014
    [Organization] Announcing our TED Prize 2015 winner: Dave Isay of StoryCorps
    From there, TED’s global community of innovators, entrepreneurs and TEDx organizers will hop in, helping the wish come true. 'Dave Isay of StoryCorps is the winner of the 2015 TED Prize. On March 17, he’ll reveal his wish. Photo: StoryCorps. I’m a storyteller.”. So far, 100,000 Americans have participated in StoryCorps.
  • TED  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2014
    [Organization] Funky words and photos from Mars: A recap of Session 3 from TEDYouth 2014
    Marine organisms do too—their footprints are “wake structures,” but they are hard to see since water is translucent. Through this research, she and her intrepid collaborators can understand how sea organisms move, and the complex interplay between how they deal with currents (and contribute to them too). Photo: Ryan Lash/TED. she asks.
  • TED  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2014
    [Organization] Worlds far and near, of the past and of the future: A recap of Session 1 of TEDYouth 2014
    book is not just a collection of static words on a page, but an evolving organism — a machine and a landscape. 'Lisa Kaltenegger talks about the “fingerprint” of distant planets at TEDYouth 2014. Photo: Ryan Lash/TED. By Cynthia Betubiza, Ella Dawson and Kate Torgovnick May. Want to watch for yourself? The And they’re right.
  • TED  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2014
    [Organization] Two guys and an X: A road trip to visit 32 TEDx’ers
    For Nate Mook — organizer of TEDxMidAtlantic , TEDxMogadishu and TEDxEverest — there’s no other way he’d rather spend his time off. The pair poses with some of the 32 TEDx organizers they met on their trip. 'Nate Mook and Steve Garguilo visit Buzludzha, an abandoned communist monument in Bulgaria. With their big red x.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2014
    [Organization] Power, Networks & Freedom
    Why it matters that networks in organizations and social systems are shifting to power-law distributions – by @rossdawson. 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.
  • TED  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2014
    [Organization] How live interpreters will bring TEDYouth into Spanish and Arabic, in real time
    Or when the speakers are not organized enough in their train of thought,” he says. It’s easiest when the speakers talk slowly and are organized.”. 'Spanish interpreter Kelly A.K. in the booth at TEDYouth 2012. She and four others will interpret Saturday’s TEDYouth into Spanish and Arabic in real time. Photo: Mike Femia/TED.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2014
    [Organization] My Hopes for the Drucker Forum #gpdf14
    Our organizations – for-profit, not-for-profit or government – are in dire need of a transformation. Should organizations make the shift from the practices of hierarchical bureaucracy to the collaborative leadership and management practices of the Creative Economy? That’s why I’m here. Peter Drucker.
  • TED  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2014
    [Organization] What would you like to learn today? Building a center for research into Self-Organized Learning
    SOLE Central is the first global hub for research into self-organized learning environments (SOLEs) – the style of learning championed by TED Prize winner Sugata Mitra. Researchers here will use sensors to observe students’ activity on computers, and look at the kinds of architecture that maximize self-organized learning.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2014
    [Organization] The Rise and Potential Fall of the Talent Economy
    Until early in the 20th century, most companies were organized around their physical assets, such as land, minerals or oil.  'Roger Martin is a professor at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, where he was Dean from 1998 to 2013.  In short, in increasing numbers, leading companies were depending on talent.”.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2014
    [Organization] Innovation is a network activity
    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. Just think how quickly an organization would its lose collective knowledge if people did not share their knowledge. What about an entire society? No networks, no learning.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2014
    [Organization] The invisible change in the news
    blood drive organized online. 'The first chapter of Dan Gillmor ‘s 2005 book, We the Media [ pdf ], is a terrific, brief history of journalism from the US Colonial era up through Sept. And in 2014 it has a different lesson to teach us as well. Ten years later, what Dan pointed to as extraordinary is now common as air.
  • JAY CROSS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2014
    [Organization] Cruising the Danube with Viking River Cruises
    Now, they are banal, poorly organized time-wasters. 'Uta and I took a Viking River Cruise down the Danube from October 31 to November 7. Everyone from my doctor to our airport driver had seen Viking ads on Public Television and wanted to hear how it went. Here goes. Would we do it again? Absolutely — if the locations were desirable.
  • BETH KANTER  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2014
    [Organization] How Many Social Channels Should Our Nonprofit Use?
    ” or variations “Is X social channel worth it for our organization?” It depends on the organization’s objectives and target audiences and often I ask if they have defined their audience and done research on what social channels they are using to get information. Why this gap? They offer some good advice: 1.
  • TED  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2014
    [Organization] A TED speaker, discovered in a bar
    And then Klaudia Oliver, a TEDx organizer and friend, tapped me on the shoulder and said, ‘You have to meet this woman who was an attendee at the event today. 'Technologist Kate Stone creates posters that you can play—as in, they actually make music. Here’s the story of how she ended up on the TED stage. remember playing some beats.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2014
    [Organization] Working and Learning Out Loud
    Companies can deal with complexity by becoming learning organizations, engaging in continuous seeking, sense-making, and sharing of knowledge. 'Working out loud is a way to ensure others know what you are doing and to be conscious of your own work. It is being mindful of your work and how it may influence others. We need others to help us.
  • DOC SEARLS   |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2014
    [Organization] Annotated Tab Pile
    Goodbye, Organization Man – NYTimes.com. '  Susan Etlinger: What do we do with all this big data? Talk Video | TED.com. Good talk. What if Age Is Nothing but a Mind-Set? – NYTimes.com. At one level, yeah. But age also kills 100% of its victims. Believe me: I’ve been studying this for many decades. Of course. Trust me. Link
  • BETH KANTER  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2014
    [Organization] The Top 30 Charity Social CEOS
    They have just announced this year’s winners and prepared an excellent briefing for Charity CEOs with articles, case studies, and examples of how to use social in every aspect of the organization from recruiting employees to governance to communications strategy. 'Click to see full infographic. Decembeard_UK is nearly here. Support me?
  • TED  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2014
    [Organization] A rugged, mobile wifi device brings the web to schools in Africa and beyond
    Right now, we’re really excited about working with organizations in the education space and in the health space. While we don’t claim to be experts on ed-tech or med-tech, we do know a lot of people and organizations who are, so we partner with them for their implementation. Photo: BRCK. So — what next? Photo: BRCK. Not really.
  • BETH KANTER  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2014
    [Organization] Trainer’s Notebook: Integrating Thinking and Feedback Activities
    Develop a first draft of a crowd funding strategy for their organization. First, if the participant takes their poster, notes, and worksheets, they can go back to their organization and share their ideas with others. The learning objectives for the workshop  were two fold: Participants understand best practices and how to apply.
  • TED  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2014
    [Organization] The ebola vaccine, public speaking tips from our 3rd most-watched speaker, and a J.J. Abrams mystery
    How news organizations build trust. Markham Nolan writes on Medium.com about the new ways in which news organizations need to think about trust. 'A playing card becomes a sculpture. And it has something to do with TED speaker J.J. Abrams. Image: @theory11. The members of the TED community have been very busy this week. new J.J.
  • ROSS DAWSON  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2014
    [Organization] The massive opportunity of open innovation for mid-tier firms
    Many of the world’s largest organizations, such as the US Department of Defence, Procter & Gamble and IBM are avid proponents of open innovation. As shown in the study done by Amex , mid-tier firms often feel that they lack the resources of large organizations and the nimbleness of startups.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2014
    [Organization] An update on jobs
    Understanding and incorporating humanity back into our workplaces will liberate us from the scientific management models that inform too many of our organizations. This small change could have a major impact on any organization. Overall, we are seeing an increasing percentage of creative jobs in the workforce. People are individuals.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2014
    [Organization] [liveblog] CV Harquail on generative business
    But on other sides such as the positive organization studies group, which CV identifies with, or feminist organizing, generativity shows up differently. ” CV is particularly interested in how organizations can have an effect outside of themselves, particularly on other businesses. Q: Is Anonymous a generative organization?
  • TED  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2014
    [Organization] Ideas chill in the Arctic Circle, as TEDx events highlight Aboriginal wisdom
    Everybody helps each other out,” says TEDx organizer Shane Douglas, who teaches at the local middle school and is studying for a masters degree in education. Beyond uniting their respective communities, these four organizers share the broader goal of highlighting their cities, as well as Northern Canada. Allan echoes that idea.
  • BETH KANTER  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2014
    [Organization] 10 Best Practices for Planning Successful Crowd Funding or Giving Day Campaigns
    'Last week, I was honored to deliver the lunch keynote at the 2014 TechNow Conference in Pittsburgh, PA organized by The Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management at Robert Morris University. Beyond the dollars raised, there is also value in growing your organization’s network. How do you define failure for our organization or program?
  • JANE HART  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2014
    [Organization] Why organizations need self-managed learners – and how you can help
    'In the past, individuals were trained to do their jobs once and this would last them their whole careers.  Over time, as job roles became more sophisticated or new technology or procedures were introduced, training became a full-time operation to keep people knowledgeable, skilled and up to date. But the world is now changing so […].
  • JANE HART  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2014
    [Organization] Why organizations need self-managed learners – and how you can help
    'In the past, individuals were trained to do their jobs once and this would last them their whole careers.  Over time, as job roles became more sophisticated or new technology or procedures were introduced, training became a full-time operation to keep people knowledgeable, skilled and up to date. But the world is now changing so […].
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2014
    [Organization] Entrepreneurship and Job Creation
    With that in mind, we organized roundtables with entrepreneurs in 12 cities across the United States, choosing our cities with the aim of covering the geographic expanse of the country and well as the industrial diversity of the US economy.”  . Innovation and entrepreneurship are hot subjects the world over.  The startup rate was 12.0% and 9.1%
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2014
    [Organization] What are you doing with your 70%?
    Part of the 70% of workplace learning should be focused on connecting with others, inside and outside the organization. How much time would your organization let you spend? 'The 70:20:10 (Experience, Exposure, Education) Framework is focused on learning at work, not in a classroom, and not in a lab. The opportunity to practice.
  • DONALD CLARK PLAN B  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2014
    [Organization] Employers see strong potential in MOOCs - new research
    Personal development Despite being the new kids on the block, 7% were already using MOOCs for personal development, an additional 5% had considered them and 71% could see their organization using them. Recruitment 2. Hiring 3. Personal development This builds on the Duke study earlier in 2014 that showed employers welcomed them. 2013 ).
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2014
    [Organization] 6 Fun Icebreakers for Nonprofit Training Sessions
    Share your role at your organization. 'Note From Beth: Having good openers (and closers) are essential to the success of your training workshop. I always incorporate an icebreaker, a short exercise that lets people introduce themselves and tap into existing knowledge. Icebreakers Can Be Fun! Guest Post by Jen Bokoff. Take a group selfie.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2014
    [Organization] Alarming Trends in CIPD Employee Outlook Survey
    Others steer clear of me when I ingest new data because it allegedly makes me more likely to furl a brow as I further scorn the lack of leadership advancement in today’s organizations. Reading the data from CIPD (once again) indicates to me the transformation of our organizations is only in its nascent stage. What does this mean?
  • ADAPTIVE PATH  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2014
    [Organization] A Glimpse at the Emerging Trends of Service Design
    Organizations that figure this out can create a differential advantage by innovating better, higher quality, and more enjoyable experiences for their customers, making them more competitive in the marketplace. 'What are the big trends in service management that service designers need to know?
  • JOHN HAGEL  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2014
    [Organization] Companies and Movements
    suggested that a movement is “an organized effort mobilizing a large number of independent participants in a grassroots effort to pursue a broad agenda for change.”.   Scalable efficiency fostered a quest to bring activities inside the four walls of an enterprise and to organize them as efficiently as possible. Good questions.
  • ROSS DAWSON  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2014
    [Organization] Why it matters that networks in organizations and social systems are shifting to power-law distributions
    The post Why it matters that networks in organizations and social systems are shifting to power-law distributions appeared first on Trends in the Living Networks. 'I recently gave a keynote address on Science and Leadership for the Future to a small group of major media and corporate clients of New Scientist magazine.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2014
    [Organization] Creating the AAA Organization
    'For an organization to be agile and adaptive, the people in it need to be aware of what is happening around them, have alternative pathways to gather information and knowledge, and must be allowed to act to meet/solve both local and global goals/problems. The organization needs to connect the outside with the inside. This takes time.
  • DION HINCHCLIFFE  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2014
    [Organization] The Internet inside the enterprise: We don't have it, and we need it
    But for proactive organizations, it doesn''t have to be that way. 'It''s no longer fashionable to criticize enterprise IT as it once was. That''s because the Internet has definitively won the competition and is leading the way in tech innovation.
  • DION HINCHCLIFFE  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2014
    [Organization] The Internet inside the enterprise: We don't have it, and we need it
    But for proactive organizations, it doesn''t have to be that way. 'It''s no longer fashionable to criticize enterprise IT as it once was. That''s because the Internet has definitively won the competition and is leading the way in tech innovation.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2014
    [Organization] Friday’s Finds 230
    All you can do is create an organization that can quickly adapt and respond to the changing conditions. 'Here are some observations and insights that were shared on social media this past fortnight. call these Friday’s Finds. Let’s treat them like people.” ” Will robots make our lives better or worse? – via @gideonro.
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