• DAN PONTEFRACT  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2017
    [Organization] Book Review: The Neo-Generalist
    I’ve had several roles in multiple organizations over my career. All of them have been rewarding. When I look back I can distinguish one particular. book Neo-Generalist
  • JANE HART  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2017
    [Organization] Top down implementation of social learning doesn’t work! (New article in the MWL Magazine)
    Now that social learning is a hot topic, many organizations are beginning to consider how they can implement or operationalize it.
  • BETH KANTER  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2017
    [Organization] Book Review: Joan Garry’s Guide to Nonprofit Leadership
    Nonprofits that are working on controversial issues or with marginalized communities know that anger can easily turn on the organization – especially around decisions that stakeholders disagree with – like closing a program or accepting corporate sponsorship from a company that they feel is working against the issue. Books
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2017
    [Organization] Another model for support
    I was thinking about today’s post , wherein I was talking about a couple of packages that  might help organizations move forward. I was reflecting back on some previous posts about engagement models, and was reminded of a more recent one. And I realized this has played out in a couple of ways. For each, my role was to lead the design.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2017
    [Organization] the arts in perpetual beta
    re-imagine how artists and arts organizations engage with citizens. Next month I will be facilitating a workshop at The Arts in a Digital World Summit , hosted in Montreal by the Canada Council for the Arts. Among other things, the summit will be a chance to share knowledge, mobilize – and possibly even incubate projects.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2017
    [Organization] lucky 13
    have just returned from 3 weeks in Europe, working with several people and organizations who first connected through my blog. Next month I will be contributing to the Arts in a Digital World Summit because the organizers found me through this blog. Today marks 13 years of blogging here, with 2,901 posts. Communities
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2017
    [Organization] friday’s finds #292
    Thus an organization can never be fully planned in advance. When information is transparent, different people see different things and new interdependencies are created, thus changing the organization. Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. call these Friday’s Finds.
  • BETH KANTER  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2017
    [Organization] New Research and a Welcome Surprise from Foundation CEOs
    The organization serves a substantial recent immigrant and refugee population, who often lack English language proficiency or knowledge of how to navigate the system. In response, the organization is going to be looking at ways to revamp its appointment process which supports filing close to 5,000 applications each year.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2017
    [Organization] Tackling the tough stuff
    What I’ve been able to do, successfully across years and organizations, is help align processes, products, services, and more with how our brains work. I was reflecting a wee bit on my books (and writings in general), and realized that there’s somewhat of a gap when I talk about games, and mobile, and more. These will change.
  • BETH KANTER  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2017
    [Organization] One Simple Tip To Shift Your Nonprofit’s Workplace Culture from Outrage to Well Being
    His organization combines healthy eating with communal meals. “As an experiment, we decided to pick up a crockpot from the Canadian Craigslist, and that was the beginning of Crockpot Mondays,” explains Jason Shim, Associate Director, Digital Strategy and Alumni Relations at Pathways. They have a communal meal together.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2017
    [Organization] one person at a time
    We still lack good network models for organizing in society. It may be that the only unit of organization that is up to the task of working and living in networks is the individual human (the node). Are networks the new companies ? Can our markets shift from capitalism to cooperativism ? Can our institutions become networks?
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2017
    [Organization] Meta-Learning Tools?
    There’s more pressure for individuals to take responsibility for their own learning (as well as for enlightened organizations that want to support learning). last weeks posts on diagramming) and experimentation tools: meta-learning tools. In particular, for the latter, I wondered about what there was to track your own learnings.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2017
    [Organization] a collective networked perspective
    A network society needs networked models for organizing and for learning. “More and more, the unit of comprehension is going to be group comprehension, where you simply have to rely on a team of others because you can’t understand it all yourself. We could all be bounced back into the 19th century.” ” — Daniel Dennett.
  • MIND HACKS  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2017
    [Organization] no male and female brain types
    The ‘male/female brain’ doesn’t exist in the same way as the male/female sex organs. What would it mean for there to be a “male brain” or a “female brain”? Human genitals are mostly easy to categorise just by sight as either male or female. What would it mean for the same to be true of brains? and. 2.
  • MIND HACKS  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2017
    [Organization] no male and female brain types
    The ‘male/female brain’ doesn’t exist in the same way as the male/female sex organs. What would it mean for there to be a “male brain” or a “female brain”? Human genitals are mostly easy to categorise just by sight as either male or female. What would it mean for the same to be true of brains? and. 2.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2017
    [Organization] only humans need apply – review
    In Only Humans Need Apply , the authors identify five ways that people can adapt to automation and intelligent machines. They call it ‘stepping’ I have added in parentheses the main attributes I think are needed for each option. Step-up: directing the machine-augmented world (creativity). That is a ratio that is basically unheard of.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2017
    [Organization] immunize for complexity
    Velocity and agility can be improved at the organizational level with frameworks, such as Niels Pflaeging’s Organize for Complexity approach. On the other hand, creativity and innovation emerge from organizations that are open, diverse, and have dynamic tensions that promote experimentation. Have you heard the term VUCA ?
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2017
    [Organization] chaos & cooperation
    ” @meacoopa : “every liberal democracy realizes early on there are some positions which must prima facie be aggressively excluded from public discourse … Fascism wriggles into democracies by insisting on the right to be heard, achieves critical mass, then dissolves the organs that installed it.” Not on your support.
  • BETH KANTER  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2017
    [Organization] 5 Self-Care Hacks that Nonprofit Professionals Can Use in a Crisis
    Flickr Photo by Evil Erin. Note from Beth:     This week and next week, Aliza Sherman and I will be visiting a few cities on the West and East Coasts, as part of our Happy Healthy Nonprofit book tour. There are two ways to approach self-care: Preventative and Episodic. But what if you are approaching a chronic-stress crisis? It’s worth it.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2017
    [Organization] The Competitive Value of Data: From Analytics to Machine Learning
    When experts investigate catastrophic events, be they airline crashes, financial crises, or terrorist attacks, they often find that we failed to anticipate them even when the needed information was present because the data was spread across different organizations and was never properly brought together. This is now coming to pass.
  • DAVID GURTEEN  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 30, 2017
    [Organization] Blog Post: Give people a say
    By David Gurteen I think the Knowledge Café is often at its best in organizations when it is used to convene conversations to give people “a say” in topics and issues that are relevant to them and where they can express their opinions freely. This helps build community.
  • DAVID GURTEEN  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2017
    [Organization] Blog Post: Who should you be talking with?
    Who should you be talking with in your organization and what are the questions you should be exploring together By David Gurteen The discussion on "What makes a powerful question?" in the Gurteen Knowledge Community group on Linkedin has pretty much wound down.
  • DAVID GURTEEN  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2017
    [Organization] Blog Post: Upcoming Knowledge Events
    KMO 2017: the Twelfth International Conference on Knowledge Management in Organizations. By David Gurteen Here are some of the major KM events taking place around the world in the coming months and ones in which I am actively involved. IntraTeam Event Copenhagen 2017. 28 Feb - 02 Mar 2017, Copenhagen, Denmark. The AIIM Conference 2017.
  • BETH KANTER  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2017
    [Organization] The Happy Healthy Nonprofit Book Tour: You Are Invited To Join Us
    If you don’t already have our book ,  it is full of best practices and examples from nonprofit leaders around the world sharing their secrets on how to make self-care a habit and more importantly how to embed into their organization’s culture so there is sustainable energy to do good work. Won’t you join us? Hack the Hood Book Party.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2017
    [Organization] Silo APIs?
    Engagement between silos works best when you mix members from each.  Or, to put it another way, breaking down the silos is the only way to get the best outputs for the important work, the work that will advance the organization whether removing errors, creating new products or processes, etc. And I think the problem is bigger.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2017
    [Organization] we need faith in the future
    This would be a society that includes Tribal, Institutional, and Market organizations, co-existing with dominant network organizations. But at this time there are few positive network era organization examples to give inspiration to others. If we build organizations that enable this, we just might survive.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2017
    [Organization] Culture or Cultures?
    However, one statement near the end rings wrong for me: “Reliance on culture as a way to create unity can mislead those in positions of power into thinking that the core values expressed by the organization are actually uncritically accepted by employees.” The argument includes two major thrusts. make it a choice. support. reward.
  • NINE SHIFT  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2017
    [Organization] What is Your Escape?
    One of our community's biggest organizers just took up woodworking, Julie says. My brilliant co-author Julie suggests that many progressives are taking up hobbies to cope with the stress of 2016 and the next few years. Are you experiencing a newly acquired hobby to cope with societal stress? Paul this week
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 23, 2017
    [Organization] AI and Public Policy
    Earlier this year, five major companies, - Amazon, Google, Facebook, IBM, and Microsoft, - announced the creation of a non-profit organization, - the Partnership on AI.   The founding members are in discussion with other companies, research labs and professional organizations, about joining the Partnership. Hype vs reality.
  • BETH KANTER  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2017
    [Organization] Trainer’s Tip: Your Room Set Up Can Make or Break the Learning Experience
    Having a large enough space so people can move around and self-organize into small groups also promotes learning. Yesterday, I spent a day facilitating leadership workshops for arts leaders attending the Art House  Convergence Conference near Park City, Utah. That’s why I always enjoy teaching in flexible classroom spaces.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2017
    [Organization] Cognitive Business
    One of my mantras is that organizations need to align better with how we think, work, and learn. However, my focus has been specifically on what L&D can be doing (as that’s the folk I mostly talk to). But it occurs to me that it really goes farther. And similarly, the notion that our thinking is both situated (e.g.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2017
    [Organization] The Internet, Blockchain, and the Evolution of Foundational Innovations
    They govern interactions among nations, organizations, communities, and individuals.  Individuals, organizations, machines, and algorithms would freely transact and interact with one another with little friction.”. Their article starts off with one of the best descriptions I’ve seen of the long-term promise of blockchain.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2017
    [Organization] A Cognitive Audit?
    Both are cognitive functions, and the best outcomes will only be achieved when organizations are acting in accordance with how we think, work, and learn. This is about equipping your organization to kick some proverbial tail. I’m drafting an initial such instrument, with associated recommendations. But there’s more.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2017
    [Organization] Four Key Actions To Change Your Organization’s Purpose
    It is a wholesome way of being and operating for any organization. As Purpose is more than a cause. As I argue in my book, The Purpose. Purpose Marc Benioff purpose Salesforce Unilever
  • JANE HART  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2017
    [Organization] Empowering Employee-Led Learning (Online Workshop)
    learned a lot from the activities and I am integrating what I learned into my work with nonprofit organizations. Public Workshop runs 30 January – 24 February 2017. includes free place on Intro to MWL workshop. 16 – 27 January 2017]. AGENDA. Develop modern professional learning attitudes and skills. ABOUT THIS ONLINE WORKSHOP.
  • JANE HART  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2017
    [Organization] Empowering Employee-Led Learning (Online Workshop)
    learned a lot from the activities and I am integrating what I learned into my work with nonprofit organizations. Public Workshop runs 30 January – 24 February 2017. includes free place on Intro to MWL workshop. 16 – 27 January 2017]. AGENDA. Develop modern professional learning attitudes and skills. ABOUT THIS ONLINE WORKSHOP.
  • NINE SHIFT  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 2017
    [Organization] The Silent Revolution: Telework Keeps Growing
    3.Our organization just closed a small office and she has started to work from home. Telework, the first of our NineShift predictions, still growing.   As someone who works from home and is a CEO with a staff, nevertheless I have no idea what the statistics below mean. The employee population as a whole grew by 1.9%
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 2017
    [Organization] the learning loop
    Understanding the Limits of Hierarchies by @OpenSourceWay. “As I say in ‘The Open Organization’, networked structures more easily facilitate what US Air Force Colonel John Boyd calls the ‘OODA loop’ [Observe, Orient, Decide, Act]; they allow for quicker reactions to immediate, pressing situations. The cycle is repeated continuously.
  • BETH KANTER  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 5, 2017
    [Organization] What Does Resiliency Really Mean for Nonprofit Leaders and Their Organizations?
    These three characteristics hold true for resilient organizations as well.…Resilient The Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO) has a r esource collection on how funders can support resiliency. How do you ensure that your organization is building its resiliency muscle? Flickr Photo by J Ronald Lee. Others do not.”.
  • JOHN HAGEL  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 5, 2017
    [Organization] Business Practice Redesign
    Increasingly, these small workgroups also include one or more participants from other institutions as we seek to tap into the practices that others outside our organization can bring to bear on a particular challenge or opportunity. In the world of scalable efficiency, processes rule. Where do workers spend their time? Bottom line. Who knows?
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 2, 2017
    [Organization] Securing the Foundations of our Digital Economy
    Some threats against organizations today are from teams composed of highly skilled attackers that can spend months, if not years, planning and carrying out an intrusion.”. The bulk of the-page 90 report describes in detail the Commission’s 16 recommendations and 53 associated action items, which are organized into six major imperatives.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 1, 2017
    [Organization] innovation in perpetual beta
    My observation over the past decade is that most organizations focus primarily on incremental innovation and do not allow time and resources to be expended on social networking activities that are officially perceived to be frivolous. Our social networks can help us increase our awareness of new ideas.
  • DAVID GURTEEN  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2016
    [Organization] Blog Post: Freedom of speech is more than just a value
    Furthermore, he argued that the new amendments paired with section 46.3 of the Ontario Human Rights Code would make it possible for "employers and organizations to be subject to punishment under the code if any employee or associate says anything that can be construed as 'directly or indirectly' offensive.". Jordan B. Right?
  • DAVID GURTEEN  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2016
    [Organization] Blog Post: Have you tried out Randomised Coffee Trials yet?
    RCTs are used to connect people in an organization at random and give them time to meet to have a coffee and talk about whatever they wish. Hundreds of organizations across public, private and voluntary sectors have introduced RCTs in the last few years, including recently the British NHS. What is a Randomised Coffee Trial?
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2016
    [Organization] 2016 Reflections
    This is the last Learnlet for 2016, and so it’s time for some reflections on what has been an ‘interesting’ year.  I’ll admit it’s been rough, what with losing so many people known through popular media. And of course serious changes nationally and internationally. But there are some learnings as well. Again, thank you.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2016
    [Organization] Cultural Alignment
    I was thinking about the ways in which organizations can support performance. However, some of that might not be necessary under the right circumstances. I was thinking about the specific case of acting in ways that are consonant with the values of the organization. And that’s all good. How about you? meta-learning strategy
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2016
    [Organization] the secret of freedom
    This is good advice for all of us, in any organization, or as citizens in aspiring democracies [they are all just aspiring]. “Le secret de la liberté est d’éclairer les hommes, comme celui de la tyrannie et de les retenir dans l’ignorance.” Maximilien Robespierre (1758 – 1794). Of course it was all edited and curated.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2016
    [Organization] The 2016 MIT Inclusive Innovation Awards
    Iora Health (New Models Category): A health care organization that uses community health coaches to serve 45,000 patients in 29 locations across 11 cities, and gets paid not per sick visit, but for keeping people healthy. Upon graduation, we connect our coders with tech companies in need of their talent.”. Examples abound.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2016
    [Organization] Pushing back against Trump: The techie meetup
    “…hear from people from outside of our community who know how to organize” He characterizes the recent meeting of Silicon Valley CEOs with Trump as a knuckling under by the participants. Maciej says we are here tonight also to hear from people from outside of our community who know how to organize and have an effect.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2016
    [Organization] Employee Experience
    One of the recent trends has been about ‘customer experience’, focusing the organization on a consistent and coherent customer experience from first exposure through to ongoing product or service use. And optimizing those has benefits that cross the organization. Happy employees is a necessary step to happy customers.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2016
    [Organization] Becoming a Data-Driven Business: Challenges and Opportunities
    Organizations that can harness these capabilities effectively will be able to create significant value and differentiate themselves, while others will find themselves increasingly at a disadvantage.”. It’s very hard to anticipate the consequences of disruptive innovations. Data storage capacity has increased, while its cost has plummeted.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2016
    [Organization] Wiley's Misguided Advocacy
    The list of organizations hasn't grown over the years, and the number people from this list remains stable. > Since the first release of the Creative Commons licenses, newcomers to the field have been attracted to licenses containing the non-commercial (NC) condition. David Wiley once again launches into advocacy for the CC-by license.
  • ADAPTIVE PATH  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2016
    [Organization] Capital One’s AdaptivePath.org Year In Review
    In September, we organized our first BarnRaise in partnership with Illinois Institute of Design. I’m so excited about 2017 and the prospect of a new year; I could go on and on about how I feel dot-org has impacted everyone it has touched, but instead, I think it’s even better to have those people tell you themselves. Jane Goodall.
  • JOHN HAGEL  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2016
    [Organization] United We Stand, Divided We Fall
    As I’ve written elsewhere , successful movements are built on a compelling opportunity-based narrative and mobilize people with a distinctive form of organization. It’s also very consistent with how successful movements organize. What do I mean by that? So, how could we be united at the same time? Anger is often fear in disguise.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2016
    [Organization] The Transformative Power of Cloud Computing
    I was recently involved in two different meetings, each convened by an IT research organization focused on providing strategic advice to CIOs.   My participation in each of the CIO   meetings was in the form of a fireside chat with a senior analyst of the organization. IT-as-a-Service. The Industrialization of Services.
  • CHARLES JENNINGS  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2016
    [Organization] Will the App Become the New Classroom?
    We may have added some technology, better lighting, and more comfortable chairs, but our organizations’ classrooms and approaches today are little changed either. Mobile apps are increasingly being built and deployed by organizations to support workers. minority of people could read. Memorization was a critical skill.
  • BETH KANTER  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2016
    [Organization] The Spirit of @GivingTuesday Continues: #MyGivingStory Grant Opportunity
    Working in collaboration with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Facebook, the contest invites “everyday givers” to reflect upon why they give to a certain nonprofit organization and then share these personal stories on social media. The winners’ featured nonprofit organizations will receive $2,500-10,000 grants! Blog Posts.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2016
    [Organization] closing the learning-knowledge loop
    For 10 years Jane McConnell has been researching organizations in the digital age. The latest report surveyed 311 people from 27 countries, representing a variety of global companies from 18 market sectors. Participants responded to an in-depth online survey of over 100 questions. I was a member of the Advisory Board. would like to.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2016
    [Organization] Learning Strategy Issues
    The strategy depends on where the organization is to begin with, but there are systematic principles to guide progress. The other thing that I was involved in at Online Educa in Berlin was a session on The Flexible Worker. Three of us presented, each addressing one particular topic. And, per our design, issues emerged. meta-learning strateg
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2016
    [Organization] Aligning Learning
    This is something that most organizations should be thinking about.  I was pleasantly surprised that the audience included folks from universities, not-for-profits, and government agencies as well as businesses. Last week, at Online Educa in Berlin, I gave a tutorial on deeper elearning as a pre-conference event. What do you think?
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2016
    [Organization] designing the emergent organization
    In The Rise of Emergent Organizations, Beth Comstock, Vice Chair at GE, cites five rules of thumb to guide organizational design for the emerging network era. It is wonderful to see a large corporation putting into practice the recommendations I, and many others, have been making on organizational design for more than a decade. I.
  • BETH KANTER  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2016
    [Organization] New Resource for Nonprofits: The Data Playbook – Practices for Purpose-Driven Work
    Communication and storytelling skills: Someone who understands the many audiences of your organization, both internal and external, and who can help you craft the right messaging and stories with your data. Join me at Markets for Good on December 6 at 1 pm EST for a FREE roundtable discussion about the new Data Playbook. . Making meaning.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2016
    [Organization] How Will AI Likely Impact How We Work, Live and Play?
    The report is organized into three main sections. Section I, - What is Artificial Intelligence?, - describes how researchers and practitioners define AI, as well as the key research trends that will likely influence AI’s future. Cybersecurity (including spam) is a widely shared concern.”. Transportation. Home/Service Robots.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2016
    [Organization] [liveblog] Amber Case on making the Web fun again
    conference , at the MIT Media Lab , organized by Amber Case [ @caseorganic ]. I’m at the Web 1.0 It’s a celebration of sites that can be built by a single person, she explains. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Omitting key information. Introducing artificial choppiness. Over-emphasizing small matters.
  • BETH KANTER  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2016
    [Organization] 6 Insights The Sharing Economy Tells Us About The Future Of Fundraising
    Moving forward, ask your donors to rate your organization on social media or provide a donor testimonial. 3: Donors Hold Power. One of the biggest changes in fundraising is a shift away from a singular message and narrative controlled by your organization. They choose it because hosts are authentic and local. Moving Forward.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2016
    [Organization] taking back our society
    Almost a century later, John Kenneth Galbraith warned of the dangers of blindly having faith in our capital market system and the organizations and institutions that support it. The greater. Read more » Communities Work
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2016
    [Organization] Thoughts on Learning Design Strategy
    started with a set of questions to address, so I’ll go through their comments in roughly that order (though we didn’t exactly follow this structure): What is learning design strategy? I had in mind the approach taken by an organization to their learning design. These are all elements that indeed contribute to strategy.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2016
    [Organization] perpetual beta working model
    The triple operating system describes how organizations can connect three types of networks. The perpetual beta working model is just that: a working model about working. have developed several models that inform my professional practice, such as the network learning model that shows how work and learning have to be connected. All of these.
  • BETH KANTER  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2016
    [Organization] Creating Healthy Nonprofits in Silicon Valley
    Why aren’t more local philanthropists directing their dollars toward these organizations? Silicon Valley’s newly wealthy philanthropists and community based organizations lack information about one another, don’t use the same language or models, and don’t move in the same circles, leading to an empathy gap. billion to $4.8
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2016
    [Organization] Special Webinar on Learning Design Strategy
    Here we are specifically talking to organizations that want their elearning to actually have an impact. If you want your organization to take it more seriously, invite your boss ;). Learning, properly, should have an impact. It’s about systematically changing behavior, developing new skills to meet ever-changing needs.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2016
    [Organization] [liveblog][bkc] Scott Bradner: IANA: Important, but not for what they do"
    “ICANN was formed as a little organization to replace Jon Postel.” I’m at a Berkman Klein [twitter: BKCHarvard ] talk by Scott Bradner about IANA , the Internet Assigned Names Authority. Scott is one of the people responsible for giving us the Internet. So, thanks for that, Scott! NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong.
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2016
    [Organization] The Top Nonprofit Social CEO Awards
    While some people are experiencing a social media hangover , especially on Facebook and taking a step back from social,  using social media professionally in support of your organization’s strategic goals is still more important than ever. How are you moving forward in 2017 with leading on social media?
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2016
    [Organization] The Evolution of the Firm
    A few weeks ago I discussed The Rise of the Global Superstar Company based on a recent special report on the subject by The Economist.   The report noted that the decade-long trend toward increasingly concentrated global firms is somewhat surprising.  . Giants such as AT&T were broken up and state-owned firms were privatised.
  • BETH KANTER  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2016
    [Organization] Learn Post Election Stress Management Techniques for Nonprofits: Free Webinars in December
    Outcomes of the webinar: Identify common sources of burnout in nonprofit organizations. During the months leading up to the most contentious election in recent history, the media coined a new term “ election stress.” The bottom line that nonprofits need to adapt to a new reality. December 7th: CharityHowTo. Bonus!
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2016
    [Organization] If You Stop Learning You Lose The Chance To Be Entrepreneurial
    At its root, a “society” is a group of people sharing traditions and values, organized as a community. Over the course of his writing, rather cleverly, Peter Drucker found a way to coin our past, present and future into distinct societies. Think of it as a collection open learners. entrepreneurialism learning fairphone Peter Drucker TELUS
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2016
    [Organization] countering fascist thinking
    “These features cannot be organized into a system; many of them contradict each other, and are also typical of other kinds of despotism or fanaticism. Jason Kottke reviewed an article by the philosopher Umberto Eco and summarized it as 14 features of eternal fascism. But it is enough that one of them be present to.
  • DAVID GURTEEN  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2016
    [Organization] Blog Post: Knowledge is not the power. So what is power?
    People choose not to change their behavior because the culture and the imperatives of the organization make it too difficult to act upon the knowledge. Most people in most organizations do not have the ability to act on the knowledge they possess. By David Gurteen. It is often said that knowledge is power , but this is a misperception.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2016
    [Organization] Collaboration, Communication, and Cooperation
    In thinking about the Coherent Organization , the original proposal from my colleague Harold Jarche was that were two key attitudes: collaboration and cooperation. And I find myself talking about collaboration and communication.  It’s time to try to reconcile those, and propose why I think collaboration is a new business watchword.
  • BETH KANTER  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2016
    [Organization] Apple Pay for Nonprofits: Frictionless Online Philanthropy
    Apple also made it difficult for nonprofits to collect in-app donations without incurring huge transaction fees on top of credit card fees.   Six years ago,  I helped organized a protest and online petition to ask Apple to change their online donation policy for nonprofits. The good news is that ApplePay doesn’t charge a fee themselves.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2016
    [Organization] Towards a Trusted Framework for Identity and Data Sharing
    Large-scale fraud, identity theft and data breaches are becoming common, and a large fraction of the world’s population lacks the credentials needed to be part of the digital economy. Whether physical or digital in nature, identity is a collection of information or attributes associated with a specific entity. Universal Access. 
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2016
    [Organization] Extending engagements
    In a couple of recent posts, I’ve been telling tales of helping organizations, and I wanted to tell at least one more. In this case, I’m extending the type of work I’ve done to have a real impact, still with a low overhead. The key is to include some followup activities. Serious eLearning. Learning Strategy.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2016
    [Organization] The Eye Chart Analogy Of Corporate Org Charts
    Everyone in the organization deserves 20/20 vision. If you look at this graphic I mashed up long enough, it begins to make sense. If you’ve ever been to see an ophthalmologist or optometrist and had an eye test, chances are you were asked to view a diagram like the one above on the left. The process repeats with the other eye.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2016
    [Organization] connected leadership is smarter
    If diverse teams are smarter, why do most organizations only put one person in charge, and then continue to replace that person with another individual ‘leader’? “In a nutshell, enriching your employee pool with representatives of different genders, races, and nationalities is key for boosting your company’s joint intellectual potential.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2016
    [Organization] it’s not a skills gap
    The lack of skills is not the main problem facing most organizations today, in spite of what many managers and executives might say. Researchers Dave Swenson and Liesl Eathington identified several factors contributing to hiring challenges, but a widespread lack of skilled workers was not one them … The Iowa researchers’ conclusion?
  • JANE HART  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2016
    [Organization] Is your organisation future ready? My pick of articles from September & October 2016
    Instead of crafting a future that ensures both the skills development for all of its employees and a healthier, more engaged organization itself, they satisfy those orders, issue reports on the attendance, and generally fail to demonstrate a more thoughtful level of long-term leadership.” Instead of playing offense they play defense.
  • BETH KANTER  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2016
    [Organization] Creating A Culture of Well-being in Your Nonprofit Workplace: The First Step
    Erika’s organization is a small to midsize arts organization, with six full time staff members and an operating budget of less than $1 million.   These were organized into different categories:   Organizational Wide,  Self-Care Group,  Individual. Their program includes about teaching artists.  Happy Healthy Nonprofit
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2016
    [Organization] [liveblog][bkc] Paola Villarreal on Public Interest in Data Science
    That means reaching out to journalists, community organizers, authorities, and lawmakers. And data scientists are often pretty far removed from community organizing. Q: Much of the data you’re referring to are private. Are there organizations doing this? A: Great question, and I don’t know how to answer it.
  • DION HINCHCLIFFE  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2016
    [Organization] What's top of mind for the CIO in 2016
    As technology rapidly changes and the push for digital transformation reaches an all-time high, CIOs are increasingly focusing on bringing their entire organizations into the digital future, all while preventing even the smallest hiccup in operations. It's a tall order
  • DION HINCHCLIFFE  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2016
    [Organization] So long, app silos: And welcome to the digital workplace hub
    Organizations are finally waking up to the need to foster better integration and improved usability by connecting business applications together into a more collaborative and coherent digital workplace. Now a new twist is emerging
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2016
    [Organization] Is Design Thinking the “New Liberal Arts”?
    Design thinking is now being applied to abstract entities, - e.g. systems, services, information and organizations, - as well as to devise strategies, manage change and solve complex problems. Design is no longer just for physical objects, e.g. cars, bridges, shoes, jewelry, smartphones. Let me explain.
  • JOHN HAGEL  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2016
    [Organization] Flows, Fragility and Friction
    What I’ve meant by that is that business for the past several centuries at least has been organized around stocks of knowledge as the basis for value creation. I’ve long been a fan of flows but, in the spirit of paradox, I’ve also been a fan of friction. Let me first provide some context. The dark side of flows. So, then, what’s the problem?
  • ADAPTIVE PATH  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2016
    [Organization] Our New Head of Service Design: On the state of the industry, its value, and why Capital One
    The energy and optimism here is contagious. Q: You’ve introduced service design to tons of organizations. Hey, there’s someone we’d like you to meet. It’s Kendra Shimmell, who we’re excited to introduce as the new head of the Service Design practice for Adaptive Path at Capital One. How might you characterize the state of service design?
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2016
    [Organization] [liveblog] Tim Wu
    One of the subtexts of the book, Tim says, is that the value of human attention was not widely recognized until the 20th century, except for organized religion. They’ve increasingly blurred the lines between the organic results and the ads. His new book is The Attention Merchants. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2016
    [Organization] a new business ideology
    Technology leads organizations. Organizations lead institutions. The following table shows how ideas, technology, organizations, and institutions are changing as we enter a network economy. Transparent work is the one of biggest opportunities we have in creating more effective organizations. “Ideas lead technology.
  • DOC SEARLS   |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2016
    [Organization] The problem for people isn’t advertising, and the problem for advertising isn’t blocking. The problem for both is tracking.
    ” Here’s a message from humanity to Google and all the other spy organizations in the surveillance economy : Tracking is no less an invasion of privacy in apps and browsers than it is in homes, cars, purses, pants and wallets. That’s because our apps and browsers are personal and private. More at New Clues.). But they will.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2016
    [Organization] Open Practices
    I've had pushback in my own organization when promoting openness. large organization I know embarked on a program "Dialogue on the future of X". This post is a response to a request for my thoughts on the value of open practices and methodologies for putting them into practice. 1. Some fear their own work isn't worth sharing. PD day?
  • BETH KANTER  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2016
    [Organization] The One Simple Thing That Nonprofit Leaders Do To Keep Inspired and Avoid Burnout
    ” What this means is being able to see and experience first hand the impact of your organization’s programs and how those programs transform people.   For Chuck Collins, YMCA CEO, “It is all about the kids!” Mike Brune, Sierra Club Executive Director. How is this embedded in your nonprofit’s culture?
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2016
    [Organization] Self-regulation & PKM
    That is, organizations need to be explicit about their knowledge, experiments, and learnings. I’m a fan of Harold Jarche’s Seek-Sense-Share (SSS) model for Personal Knowledge Mastery (PKM). I was also reading about self-regulated learning , and a proposed model for that. And I realized they could be related. Two additional things.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2016
    [Organization] enabling self-governing teams
    As networks become the dominant organizing system, we need to restructure how we work together. Yaneer Bar-Yam suggests that instead of searching for leaders, we should self-organize as teams. No matter which leaders are chosen, the systems themselves are failing.” ” – Yaneer Bar-Yam. Image: perpetual beta series.
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2016
    [Organization] A Few Self-Care Tips for Fundraisers During Stressful Year End Giving Time
    Flickr Photo by Brittany Bush. We are heading into the most stressful time of year for nonprofits, especially for fundraisers. Year-end giving campaigns. With Giving Tuesday  just around the corner, the kick off the that busy time of year for most nonprofit development directors and their teams is just ramping up.    So, take a deep breath! Join Us!
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